About Anton Helman

Dr. Anton Helman is an Emergency Physician at North York General in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Division of Emergency Medicine and the Education Innovation Lead at the Schwartz-Reisman Emergency Medicine Instititute. He is the founder, editor-in-chief and host of Emergency Medicine Cases.

EM Quick Hits 1 Massive PE, Gabapentin for Alcohol Withdrawal, Dental Avulsions, Pediatric Eye Exam, Best Resuscitation Fluid

EM Quick Hits is a brand new EM Cases podcast that contains 5 minute segments chosen from 10 specific topics by 10 different experts and educators. These topics are ones that either are not taught very well in training and/or that physicians tend to be not completely comfortable with. They include toxicology, trauma, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, resuscitation, human factors, addiction and pediatric emergencies. The EM Quick Hits Team is: Emily Austin, Peter Brindley, Chris Hicks, Michelle Klaiman, Anna MacDonald, Natalie May, Justin Morgenstern, Andrew Petrosoniak, Hans Rosenberg, Arun Sayal and Anand Swaminathan...

EM Cases Best of 2018 Top 10

2018 was the most successful year in EM Cases 9 year history with 1,777,303 podcast downloads reaching a total download count of nearly 8 million to date, as well as more than 1 million webpage views. Based on a blend of the number of podcast downloads, webpage views, social media engagement, number of positive emails and comments that I received, and my own favs, I'm pleased to bring you the EM Cases Best of 2018 Top 10...

Ep 119 Trauma – The First and Last 15 Minutes Part 2

What should your resuscitation targets be in the first 15 minutes for trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock, spinal shock, severe head injury? When is a pelvic binder indicated? Is a bedsheet good enough? What are the most common pitfalls in binding the pelvis? What are the best ways to maintain team situational awareness during a trauma resuscitation? Should we rethink patient positioning for the trauma patient? What are the indications for transport to a trauma center? What is the minimal data set required before transfer? Which patients require a pelvic x-ray prior to transfer to a trauma center?  What are the key elements of a transport checklist? What does the future hold for trauma care and many more...

Ep 118 Trauma – The First and Last 15 Minutes Part 1

In this part 1 of Trauma - The First and Last 15 Minutes, we answer questions such as: how should we best prepare our team, our gear and ourselves for the trauma patient? How does resequencing the initial trauma resuscitation save lives? How can we most readily identify occult shock, the silent killer in trauma? What are 7 actions to consider in the first 15 minutes of resuscitation? How can the concepts of "controlled resuscitation" and "resuscitation intensity" help us decide resuscitation targets and when to activate a massive transfusion protocol? and many more...

POCUS Cases 7 IVC Assessment of Volume Status

Dr. Simard explains how to incorporate IVC POCUS into your assessment of volume status, he reviews the literature on accuracy of POCUS for assessment of volume status, reviews the key POCUS steps and cautions us about interpretation of your findings in intubated and deep breathing patients...

EMU 365 Upper GI Bleed with Walter Himmel

Walter Himmel takes us through the resuscitation of a sick patient with an UGIB and the management priorities including blood products, antibiotics, TXA, octreotide, pantoprazole and endoscopy in this EMU 365 video...

BCE 78 Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

In anticipation of EM Cases Episode 118 Trauma: The First and Last 15 minutes with Andrew Petrosoniak, Kylie Bosman and Chris Hicks we have Joe Nemeth, Trauma Fellowship Director at Montreal General and Associate Professor at both McGill University and University of Toronto discussing his Best Case Ever of a teenager who was "stabbed in the box". Rajiv and Joe discuss preparation for trauma, the role of POCUS in predicting survival in traumatic cardiac arrest, the HOTT mnemonic for reversible causes of trauma arrest and more...

Ep 117 TIA Update – Risk Stratification, Workup and Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

Much has changed in recent years when it comes to TIA risk stratification, workup and antiplatelet therapy. In this podcast we use the overarching theme of timing to elucidate how to distinguish true TIA from the common TIA mimics, the importance of timing in the workup of TIA, why the duration of therapy with dual antiplatelet therapy and timing of starting anticoagulation in patient with atrial fibrillation, contributes to the difference between preventing catastrophic strokes and causing intracranial hemorrhage...

EMU 365 Bleeding Out: Massive Transfusion in Trauma with Andrew Petrosoniak

In this EMU 65 video, Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak, trauma team leader at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, suggests a formula to assess which patients require massive transfusion, how to identify early who need blood and how, tools to help identify who needs blood, pitfall situations, how best to deliver the blood to your patients and more...