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Welcome to the home of EM Bouncebacks! 

Mike Weinstock is the author of EM Bouncebacks.

The goal of the Bouncebacks series is to improve patient safety. Using a case-based format, we show the actual documentation of an emergency encounter, analyze it from a risk management and patient safety perspective, then reveal the return visit (bounceback) diagnosis. Finally, there is a referenced discussion of the chief complaint and final diagnosis by national emergency medicine experts.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER: Bouncebacks! Medical and Legal, 13th anniversary edition (2024):

Check out links above for more info about the 4 Bouncebacks! books

Free case from Bouncebacks! Critical care book (chapter 27: Asymptomatic elevated BP and bad outcome (click here): 

On this site, you can learn more about the cases:

Discover the Story, Behind the Story
Read additional deposition and trial testimony
Register for and watch monthly EM Bouncebacks! book clubs

Monthly National Book Club (plus link for mock trial):
**See SAEM 2023 FOAM showcase video:
Check out the mock trial based on Chapter 14 of the soon to be released Bouncebacks! Medical and Legal 13 year anniversary edition book May 2024:

Welcome to Emergency Medicine's first monthly book club! We will progress through the Bouncebacks! Critical Care book, chapter by chapter on the first Monday of each month from 8P-9P EST. Join us on Mon Oct 7th 8P-9P EST to discuss a 35-year-old man with diabetes, hx IVDU and back pain. All info will be presented at the conference and there is no need to buy the book. Join all-star panelists and moderator Michael Weinstock (Adena and OSU EM) as we explore patient safety issues... then put YOU in the footsteps of the physician on the return visit with multiple decision points during the resuscitation and a literature-based discussion of 'excellence in care'! Oh, and you get 1 hour of free CME to boot... So grab a cold beverage and let's get to it!!

Register for the book club Mon Oct 7th 8-9P EST(click here):

Ch. 23: A 70 year old man with abdominal pain

Links to videos of past book clubs (below)

Watch past book clubs:

The Books: Bouncebacks!

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Bouncebacks: Critical Care


In this fourth book in the Bouncebacks! series (published 2021), we employ a fresh approach by focusing on the bounceback visit of 30 cases by putting the reader in the footsteps of the clinician as the patient deteriorates.


The story pauses at important decision points as possible management strategies are considered in a literature based fashion, followed by a revelation of the path chosen by the actual provider and the subsequent patient outcome. Expert whisperers, including 7 all star section editors and critical care expert Scott Weingart provide context and commentary along the way... buckle up for the ride!


Bouncebacks! Pediatrics  

Bouncebacks! Pediatrics includes 28 cases of children who were sent home from the emergency department, only to bounceback with a life-threatening or life-ending illness. Written by the physicians who actually cared for these patients, this volume is an important tool to improve the medical care of the most vulnerable in our society.

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Bouncebacks! Medical and Legal ***New version (2024) with 7 new cases now availabe for preorder:***

The format of of Bouncebacks! Medical and Legal is modeled on the TV show ‘Law and Order’; each case starts with a patient’s story then progresses to the plaintiff attorney’s desk. This book is not bathroom reading; it is 16 cases formatted to suck you into the personal experience of both the doctor and patient. As a lengthy litigation process is compressed into a single chapter, we want you to feel empathetic, indignant, scared, and humbled. These are not only 16 thought-provoking medical cases, they are amazing stories.

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Bouncebacks! 10th Anniversary edition (2018 update of The Original 2006  Bouncebacks! book)

The format of Bouncebacks! (the original) is focused on the medical; 31 cases are presented with subsequent commentary by the colorful Greg Henry. After the bounceback visit(s) are revealed, national experts discuss the presenting complaint and the final diagnosis, all in the context of the case presented. This is the 10 year 'anniversary' edition with updated text, references, and a bonus chapter. It is a page turning medical who-dun-it!

Links to watch past book clubs:

Video of Ch. 2 book club 12/6/21

Video of Ch. 3 1/3/22-missing first 10 min

Video of Ch. 4 2/7/22

Video of Ch. 5 (starts 9 min in) 3/7/22

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