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 hyperthermia
- The causes of hyperthermia – think drugs, CNS infections, thyroid storm, and environmental exposure
- Five big, bad, and deadly causes of fever in our patients in the ED – necrotizing fasciitis! Endocarditis! Meningitis! Ascending cholangitis! Sepsis!
- Identification and management of the patient with sepsis
Adult fever is part one of our two-episode double header with the Drs Pardhan. Stay tuned for our next episode, pediatric fever, with Dr Alim Pardhan’s brother, Dr Kaif Pardhan!
*The Adult Fever Cheat Sheet was edited on May 11th 15:30 EST to include “Systolic Blood Pressure ≤ 100mmHg.” A previously published version included a greater than symbol.
What is 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 plenty of high-yield topics coming your way on everything from chest pain to trauma, so stay tuned for some great content!
Previous episodes include:
ClerkCast Episode 1: Introduction to the ED
ClerkCast Episode 2: Chest Pain
Like what you listened to? Be sure to follow us on Twitter @clerk_cast to stay up to date with the latest episodes and show content. If you have any ideas to make the show better, leave us a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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