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EM Cases: Obesity Emergency Management

Not only are obese patients at higher risk for morbidity and mortality, but obesity emergency management is complicated by the patient’s altered cardiopulmonary physiology and drug metabolism. This can make their acute management much more challenging and dangerous.

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EM Cases: Emergency Radiology Controversies

So, with the help of ‘the walking encyclopedia of EM’ Dr. Walter Himmel and North York General’s Deputy Chief of Radiology Dr. Ryan Margau, we’ll discuss a few emergency radiology controversies, pearls and pitfalls!

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EM Cases: Disaster Medicine

Disaster medicine is the “universal subspecialty”. Why? Because all physicians could be called upon to help their communities in times of crisis, and because disaster medicine is the ultimate team sport. Emergency Medicine is particularly well suited to take a lead in disaster medicine. We own this.

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EM Cases: Occult Knee Injuries Pearls and Pitfalls

There are a whole slew of very important occult knee injuries – those that have a normal or near normal x-ray – that can cause serious morbidity if you miss them, and for the catchall soft tissue injuries there are some subtleties in diagnosis and management that will make a real difference to our patients.


EM Mindset – Beyond the ED

This week's EM Mindset is from Dr. Anton Helman of Emergency Medicine Cases fame.  Dr. Helman discusses a problem facing EM today, while offering important solutions.

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EM Cases: Decision Making in EM – Cognitive Debiasing, Situational Awareness & Preferred Error

While knowledge acquisition is vital to developing your clinical skills as an EM provider, using that knowledge effectively for decision making in EM requires a whole other set of skills. In this EM Cases episode on Decision Making in EM Part 2 – Cognitive Debiasing, Situational Awareness & Preferred Error, we explore some of the concepts introduced in Episode 11 on Cognitive Decision Making like cognitive debiasing strategies, and some of the concepts introduced in Episode 62 Diagnostic Decision Making Part 1 like risk tolerance, with the goal of helping you gain insight into how we think and when to take action so you can ultimately take better care of your patients.