Answering my own questions since 2001

An Inside Look at the Emergency Room

My favourite new podcast is the CBC’s Editor’s Choice, a melange of episodes from the various shows on CBC 1 radio. I recently listened to a fascinating report (one of a series, I think) called “Black Hat, White Coat”. It was produced and narrated by an emergency room doctor, Dr. Brian Goldman.

He interviews emergency room staff, and discusses the crucial, stressful role of the triage nurse. There’s also a really interesting conversation about the False Creek Surgical Centre, a new, controversial, possibly-private medical centre in Vancouver (there’s no Wikipedia entry for them–I’ll start one).

You can listen to the episode here:

I’ve been fortunate never to have gone to the emergency room in my adult life for myself. Touch wood. A lot of wood.