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
Sickle Cell Acute Chest Syndrome remains the leading cause of death in patients suffering from Sickle Cell Disease. In his Best Case Ever, Dr. Richard Ward, a hematologist with a special interest in Sickle Cell Disease, describes a case of ... Read More
You’d think ketamine was in the ED drinking water! Not only has this NMDA receptor antagonist been used effectively for procedural sedation and rapid sequence intubation, but also, for delayed sequence intubation to buy time for pre-oxygenation, for life-threatening asthma ... Read More
Pain is the most common reason for seeking health care. It accounts for 80% of ED visits. The WHO has declared that “optimal pain treatment is a human right”. As has been shown in multiple ED-based Pediatric pain management studies, ... Read More
The neonatal lazy feeder is a fairly common EM presentation. On this EM Cases Best Case Ever Dr. Anthony Crocco, the Division Head of Pediatric EM at McMaster University and Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences ... Read More
In the first of our series on Highlights from North York General's Emergency Medicine Update Conference 2015, Dr. Kylie Bosman discusses Backboard and Collar Nightmares. The idea that backboards and c-spine collars prevent spinal cord injuries came from level 3 ... Read More
In this Best Case Ever with Dr. Scott Weingart, the brains behind EMcrit.org, we hear the devastating story of a tracheostomy gone bad. Dr. Weingart shares with us what he has learned about how to manage massive hemoptysis in tracheostomy ... 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.
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