EMRA*Cast Host

Alexander Kaminsky, MD

University of California San Francisco – Fresno
PGY4
@Alex_KamskyEM
EMRA*Cast Episodes

Transitions of Care

September 15, 2020

Transitions of care are one of the most dangerous activities in medicine. Numerous studies highlight the rates of medical errors which occur at the time of sign-outs. Formalized sign-out processes have been shown to significantly decrease breakdowns in communication and reduce adverse events. In this episode, Dr. Kaminsky sits down with residents from across the country to dissect and discuss different sign-out styles and share some insights regarding bias and areas for improvement.

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ARDS Management ED and Beyond

June 15, 2020

EMRA*Cast host Dr. Alex Kaminsky takes a deep dive on the topic of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) with Dr. Sean Hickey and Dr. Evan Leibner

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Top 10 Antibiotic Mistakes in the ED

April 1, 2020

EMRA*Caster Dr. Alex Kaminsky sits down with Dr. Bryan Hayes, ED clinical pharmacist to discuss pearls and pitfalls regarding antibiotic use in the ED - meanwhile dispelling common antibiotic myths and misconceptions along the way.

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Flashback Friday: Written Board Reviews and Test-Taking Strategies

Previously Published: February 1, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Alex Kaminsky sits down with Dr. Adam Rosh to cover timelines, mindset and strategies into successful preparation for both written boards and in-service examinations. Additionally, Dr. Rosh imparts his wisdom as a passionate educator and former program director.

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Flashback Friday: Building Resiliency Through Writing

Orginially published: December 1, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Alex Kaminsky meets with Dr. Stephanie Benjamin to discuss personal and medical journaling as an active means to stave burnout and build resiliency.

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Journal Club: Nexus C-Spine

October 1, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Alex Kaminsky delves into cervical spine imaging with NEXUS author Dr. Jerry Hoffman, in this inaugural episode of Journal Club.

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Teaching on the Fly

May 15, 2019

In this episode we will focus on practical teaching strategies with Dr. Liu and Dr. Gallegos, covering topics from self-directed learning opportunities, debriefing and brief pearls in the form of digestible teaching moments.

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Flashback Friday: Lumps and Bumps: Can't-Miss Diagnoses in Syncope

Originally published February 15, 2019
In this episode Dr. Alex Kaminsky and Dr. Jeremy Berberian tackle the subtleties of syncope so you'll know how to interpret EKGs better than you document a rash. 
*Spoiler alert: This throwback is also a preview! Get up to speed because we'll soon be releasing a new EMRA guide - "Emergency ECGs: Case-Based Review and Interpretations" by Jeremy Berberian, Bill Brady, and Amal Mattu. 

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Opioid Withdrawal and Buprenorphine: Coming to an ED Near You

November 14, 2018
In this episode, Dr. Alex Kaminsky speaks with Dr. Aimee Moulin about opioid withdrawal and the use of buprenorphine in the emergency department.

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