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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.

May 1, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 74 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine. As Vanilla is to chocolate, COPD is to Asthma. Look for all things wheez-e-y here.

  1. Define acute exacerbation
  2. Describe GOLD classification for COPD
  3. List factors of decompensation or triggers of an AECOPD
  4. Name 4 mimics for AECOPD
  5. What are the clinical features used to diagnose AECOPD?
  6. Describe the ED management of AECOPD.
  7. What does the end tidal tracing look like in COPD?
  8. List indications and contraindications to NIPPV in COPD
  9. Which patients with AECOPD should be treated with antibiotics?
  10. Which patients with AECOPD require admission?
  11. List indications for intubation for AECOPD


Wise Cracks

  1. List 4 CXR and 3 ECG findings in COPD