Opiate misuse is everywhere. In the latest ED study on opiate prescribing patterns in Annals of EM just this past April, they found that 17% of patients in the US are prescribed opiates on discharge from EDs. In Ontario, about ... Read More
Most of us in North America live in cultures that almost never talk about death and dying. And medical progress has led the way to a shift in the culture of dying, in which death has been medicalized. While most ... Read More
Dr. Paul Miller, emergency physician and head of a palliative care unit at McMaster Univeristy tells the story of his Best Case Ever on End of Life Care. He shows us that clear consultant communication can make the difference between ... Read More
Emergency Physicians: How Fast is Fast Enough? Racing legend Mario Andretti famously said, “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” He was talking about cars, but to many beleaguered emergency physicians trying to keep up with the ... Read More
Current estimates of the prevalence of obesity are that a quarter of adult Canadians and one third of Americans are considered obese with approximately 3% being morbidly obese. With the proportion of patients with a BMI>30 growing every year, you’re ... Read More
I caught up with airway enthusiast, educator and innovator Dr. Richard Levitan at SMACC in Chicago this past June. In this Best Case Ever on Airway Strategy and Mental Preparedness in EM Procedures, Dr. Levitan uses a great save of ... Read More
A recent needs assessment completed in Toronto found that Emergency providers are undereducated when it comes to the Emergency Management of Sickle Cell Disease. This became brutally apparent to me personally, while I was researching this topic. It turns out ... Read More
Written by Dr. Paul Hannam, introduction by Dr. Howard Ovens, August 2015 Access and Equity in the ED: Who Speaks for the Most Vulnerable? I view the emergency department as a safe refuge, a modern-day secular sanctuary. We are the ... Read More
Emergency Medicine Cases (EM Cases) is a free online medical education podcast & medical blog dedicated to providing online emergency medicine education & CME for physicians, residents, students, nurses & paramedics. We are Canada's most listened to emergency medicine podcast with thousands of listeners and well over one million podcast downloads since 2010. In each episode 2 or more experts in a particular emergency medicine topic join Dr. Helman in a round-table, case-based discussion on key practice changing clinical emergency medicine topics, which are then carefully edited to maximize your learning. We are 'The emergency medicine CME audio program where the experts keep you in the know'.
Our Team, is headed by EM Cases founder and host Dr. Anton Helman. Our Advisory Board includes prominent leaders in the faculty of the University of Toronto Divisions of Emergency Medicine. Our Guest Experts, Canada's brightest minds in emergency medicine, are carefully chosen for each episode topic.
EM Cases is supported by an educational grant from the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute, a non-profit academic institution dedicated to improving research and education in Emergency Medicine.