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
For years we’ve been transfusing red cells in the ED to patients who don’t actually need them. A study looking at trends in transfusion practice in the ED found that about 1/3 of transfusions given were deemed totally inappropriate. As ... Read More
In this Journal Jam we have Dr. Michelle Lin from Academic Life in EM interviewing two authors, Dr. Rebecca Smith‑Bindman, a radiologist, and Dr. Ralph Wang an EM physician both from USCF on their article “Ultrasonography versus Computed Tomography for suspected ... Read More
In this Part 2 of EM Cases' Highlights from Whistler's Update in EM Conference 2015 Dr. David Carr gives you his top 5 pearls and pitfalls on ED antibiotic use including when patients with sinusitis really require antibiotics, when oral antibiotics ... Read More
Pediatric DKA was identified as one of key diagnoses that we need to get better at managing in a massive national needs assessment conducted by the fine folks at TREKK – Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids – one of EM ... 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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