About and Disclaimers
EM Basic is made for medical students and emergency medicine interns to review the basics of emergency medicine. Each podcast starts exactly how a patient interaction in the ED starts- with a chief complaint. From there, we’ll go over the important points of the patient’s history and physical exam, the workup, and the basic treatment and disposition of each chief complaint that you will encounter in the ED all in 30 minute easy to digest audio podcasts.
My name is Steve Carroll and I am a recent graduate (June 2012) from the Emergency Medicine Residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center (formerly Brooke Army Medical Center) in San Antonio, Texas. I grew up in Downingtown, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia) where I was an EMT-B for 10 years before starting residency. I went to Notre Dame (GO IRISH!) followed by medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In my free time I enjoy crossfit, skydiving, and playing with Nellie and Allie, a Rottweiler mix and a Lab mix whom my wife and I adopted from an animal shelter.
PODCAST and BLOG disclaimer: While I make every effort to broadcast correct information, I am still learning. I will double check all my facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor may have a different way of doing things from another. I am simply presenting my views on how to workup common ED complaints that will be as evidence based as possible. I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors. I take no money from drug or device companies. By listening to this podcast or reading this blog, you agree not to use this podcast or blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Use of this website does not constitute a physician-patient relationship. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.
ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This blog or podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or blog.
General DISCLAIMER: This blog and podcast are my own opinions and do not represent the views or opinions of the Department of Defense, the US Army, the SAUSHEC EM residency, or the Fort Hood post command.
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Dedication: This blog and podcast is dedicated to those whom have mentored and taught me throughout the years- especially when I first started out. You know who you are and for that, I thank you.