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ClerkCast Episode 4: Adult Fever

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Welcome back to ClerkCast! Today we are sitting down with Dr Alim Pardhan, FRCP EM program director at McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital site lead, and a passionate medical educator. Key takeaways from this episode are: Understanding the mechanisms behind fever and hyperthermiaThe causes of hyperthermia – think drugs, CNS infections, thyroid storm, and environmental exposureFive big, bad, and deadly causes of fever in our patients in the ED – necrotizing fasciitis! Endocarditis! …

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ClerkCast Episode 3: Abdominal Pain

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Welcome back to ClerkCast! Episode 3 – Abdominal Pain ClerkCast Episode 3 is all about abdominal pain. Key takeaways from this episode include:1. Thinking outside the GI tract for patients with abdominal pain2. The importance of a good physical exam3. What type of imaging is best for your patient? Hint: it depends!4. How to consult your inpatient colleagues (P-I-Q-U-E-D). The physician helping us out this week is Dr. Rakesh Gupta, an R5 in …

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ClerkCast Episode 2: Chest Pain

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Welcome back to ClerkCast! Episode 2 – Chest Pain In Episode 2 we break down a simple differential for deadly chest pain using the PETMAC mnemonic, covering common risk factors and concerning stories for each pathology. We also discuss the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and tips for chest pain investigations. The attending physician helping us out this week is Dr. Shawn Mondoux, an emergency physician in Hamilton, Ontario, and an associate professor …

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ClerkCast Episode 1: Introduction to the ED

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Welcome to ClerkCast! ClerkCast is a new medical education podcast written by medical students for medical students, designed to help new learners excel in the ED. Each episode covers an approach to a common ED presentation, and walks you through a case the same way you would on shift. We’ve got 10 high-yield topics coming your way on everything from chest pain to trauma, so stay tuned for some great content! We also …

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EM Approaches in Clerkship – ClerkCast wants to hear from you!

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FOAMed resources are important tools for junior learners looking for accessible, quality information on topics of interest. Despite the large volume of resources available for EM staff and residents, there is a relative gap of information curated specifically for clinical clerks. To help address this gap and support a growing interest in EM as a specialty, CanadiEM is creating an EM-centered podcast written specifically for medical students entitled “ClerkCast” And we need your …

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How to Present a Case in the Emergency Department

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Presenting a case in the ED is important for a number of reasons. Not only does better communication result in better patient care, but it’s also a great learning opportunity and your chance as a clerk to impress your attending. Presenting a case well conveys your level of knowledge and understanding to an attending, which allows them to accurately assess and teach to your weaknesses. It also illustrates that you can create a …