CRACKCast E072 – Otolaryngology

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 72, Otolaryngology. As a broad discipline, there are many common ENT presentations seen daily in the Emergency Department and a solid approach. Shownotes – PDF Here Rosens in Perspective The Head and neck is home to some tres importante structures. Those painful ears are going to be a common presentation for any emergency room physicians’ practice. 80% of kids will have a case of AOM in their ...

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CAEP FEI | Interdisciplinary Staff Simulation

Lynn heads the simulation lab at Milborough Hospital. One of the tenets she preaches to her learners is the “safe space” in a simulation lab, an environment in which learners can make mistakes without fear of judgment. Recently, she has read about in-situ simulation sessions happening across the country. These sessions take the simulation mannequins into the real-life trauma bays to add another level of fidelity to the scenarios. While intrigued, Lynn wonders whether her learners ...

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CRACKCast E071 – Ophthalmology Part B

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 71, Ophthalmology. Part B of this episode covers ocular trauma, including indications for ophthalmology consult and surgical repair. Shownotes – PDF Here Rosen’s in Perspective If you haven’t listened to Episode 21 and 22, check them out! If you want to review how to do an eye exam… 1) List 10 causes of ↓ vision post blunt eye trauma Globe rupture Hyphema Lens subluxation / dislocation Iridodialysis ...

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The Opioid Crisis: Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness Review

Editor’s Note: Dr. Carl Jarvis is an Emergency Medicine Physician, and a director for the Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness (CEEP). Nationally, CEEP’s mandate is to support and inform structures and processes in ensuring an standard of excellence in health emergency preparedness. Most recently, the organization has taken to addressing the growing opioid crisis within our country, here Dr. Jarvis helps to provide some further insights to first line providers.  Opioid crisis: why is it ...

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Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest: The SHoC Consensus Statement

Cardiac arrest and hypotension are synonymous with emergency medicine. Over the years, point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) has become an extension of our stethoscope. The recently published consensus statement from the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) aims to provide guidance for PoCUS use in these situations, and describes the Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest (SHoC Consensus) protocols.1 The guidelines were developed based upon expert consensus formulated using three rounds of a ...

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