ImageSim: Building Competency For Visually Diagnosed Tests in Emergency Medicine

Visually diagnosed medical tests (e.g. radiographs, electrocardiograms) are the most commonly ordered tests in front-line medicine. As such, front-line health care professionals are faced with the task of learning the skill of interpreting these images to an expert performance level by the time they provide opinions that guide patient management decisions. However, discordant interpretations of these images between front-line physicians and expert counterparts (radiologists, cardiologists) are a common cause of medical error1–9. In ...

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CRACKCast E144 – High Altitude Medicine

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 144, High Altitude Medicine. The problems encountered can be mostly be prevented through slow ascent and generally treated with oxygen and descent. This summary of respiratory physiology will explain why people can find themselves quickly quite unwell at high altitudes. Shownotes – PDF Here Key Concepts All forms of altitude illness can be treated with oxygen and rapid descent. The diagnosis of AMS requires the presence ...

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Practicing emergency medicine in New Zealand: A Canadian’s perspective

Dr. Rob Woods is a well known Emergency Physician and program director for the FRCPC Emergency Medicine Program at the University of Saskatchewan, who recently practiced emergency medicine in New Zealand on a one-year sabbatical. Here, he provides us some with answers to many questions he has been getting, insights into the country, lifestyle and medicine from abroad.  Why did you go to New Zealand? We also thought it would be great for ...

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