Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Anand Swaminathan

Welcome back.

Another week and another Lesson from one of FOAMed’s finest minds.  Dr Anand Swaminathan is a leader of ED education and has been instrumental in bringing a lot of excellent resources to us over the years.  I was very privileged to be able to invite him on the podcast to share a case – it is a case of the VIP patient.

This case contains a lot of lessons about how our decision-making can become a little biased and clouded when we treat patients whom carry the VIP status or are too close to us personally.


You can also read another perspective on the VIP patient from Simon Carley on St Emlyns here.

Check out Swami’s other projects (there are a lot!): CORE EM , Keynotable,   REBEL EM, EM:RAP…..  the list goes on, and on.  Anand is also a key contributor to the Life in the Fast Lane R&R and weekly Reviews.  Apparently he does not sleep!

I would love to hear your tips and strategies when confronted by the familiar scenario we discuss this week.



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