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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 27, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 64 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine. Worried about what to do with those patient's coming in with their skin melting off from a chemical exposure? We've got you covered.

 

1) Describe the difference between Alkali and Acid injuries

2) Describe a HAZMAT response on scene

3) Describe the decontamination of an individual

4) List PPE for first responders or caregivers


Wisecracks

-Name two acids that cause damage through liquefactive necrosis
-List Chemical Agents used in Warfare / Terrorism
-What chemicals should you NOT irrigate with water?