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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.

Mar 6, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 65 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine. Its a big intro into the next few chapters covering forensic medicine in the emergency department. Tighten up those boot straps, this stuff is heavy!


  1. What are some pearls and pitfalls for ER physicians when dealing with Forensic Emergency Medicine?  
  2. What are proper terms used to describe wound injury patterns?
  3. What’s the anatomy of a cartridge (bullet)? What are the types and important aspects of wound ballistics?
  4. What signs would you see for the various ranges of fire of a bullet?
  5. What are common red flags to alert you to the possibility of domestic violence? What risk factors make domestic violence more common?
  6. Describe the different types of blunt force pattern injuries and the pathophysiology of how they occur. Do the same for sharp force and thermal wounds.
  7. What does the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act permit a physician to disclose to the investigating law enforcement officer?