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CanadiEM Primer – Content Overview

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Introduction to the Emergency Department Emergency Medicine Mindset Emergency Department Culture 101 Common Presentations Abdominal Pain Chest pain Dyspnea / Shortness of Breath Back pain Headache Ischemic Stroke Vertigo Fever and Sepsis Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Musculoskeletal and Extremity Issues Joint Pain Soft Tissue Pathology Common Fractures & Splinting Lower Leg Swelling Early Pregnancy Bleeds and complications Epistaxis Pulmonary Embolism Trauma – General Approach Trauma – Isolated Head injury Emergency Department Skills …

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CanadiEM Frontline Primer – Open-Access Medical Education

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How to use this part of the Primer Continuous learning is something that we strive to encourage at the CanadiEM.org site. As one of the sites within the the Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM, or #FOAMed) movement, we are glad that you’ve enjoyed our Primer so far, but there’s a lot more great Canadian content out there. So, we have compiled a number of sites that feature Canadian FOAM that we think …

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CanadiEM Frontline Primer – Intimate Partner Violence Screen

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Points to Focus upon The emergency department (ED) is a safe haven for many. In the COVID-19 pandemic, many of those who might fall victim to violence at home are currently being asked to stay there in isolation with their potential abusers. During this time, it is imperative that we all be on high alert for signs of violence at home. The current Canadian statistics on intimate partner violence (IPV) are that women …

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CanadiEM Frontline Primer – ED Skills – Safe Discharge

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Points to Focus upon in Discussions Verbal discharge instructions are important to provide to your patient, but especially during the time of COVID-19, they may be especially challenging. Patients may be distracted, they may not have collateral visitors who can help them to remember things. Patients who are hard of hearing often use visual cues to help them understand speech; with our PPE on, they may not be able to read your lips. …

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CanadiEM Frontline Primer – ED Skills – Safe Handover

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Points to Focus upon Handover is when you transfer professional accountability and responsibility of at least one patient to another person, often within the same profession and within the same function. When there is a difference in skill set or practice (e.g. a community nurse practitioner asking an emergency physician to work-up a chest pain patient in the emergency department), this is often referred to as a consultation or referral. (Please see “ED …