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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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Surviving Sepsis Campaign: COVID-19 Recommendations

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The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) organized a 36-expert working group from 12 countries to create a set of guidelines released on March 20, 2020 for the management of critically ill adults with COVID-19. Currently, there is little direct evidence published about COVID-19 treatment, so guideline writers supplemented what is available with indirect evidence from the two previous coronavirus epidemics, MERS-CoV and SARS. They also utilized accepted supportive care measures from ICU studies on …

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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 …