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CRACKCast & Physicians as Humans on CanadiEM


CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Feb 20, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 63, Thermal Burns. These patients are often the sickest in the department and many are on their way to the ICU. There are life-saving interventions that are begun in the emergency department with significant impacts on morbidity and mortality, and many are discussed in this episode.

Signposts:

  1. List zones of burns
  2. List 6 indications for intubation in the burn patient
  3. List and describe 2 formulas for fluid resuscitation
  4. Describe depth classification for burn injuries
  5. List indicators of upper airway and lower airway burns
  6. What is the Rule of 9’s and how is it modified in pediatrics
  7. List criteria for transfer to burn unit
  8. Describe basic burn dressing management
  9. List 5 burn prevention strategies

Wisecracks:

  1. What are the indications for an escharotomy
  2. What are the primary considerations in mechanical ventilation of burn patients