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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 20, 2017


This episode covers Chapter 67 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine. Its a heavy topic, but important to get right.

  • What precautions should be taken prior to engaging in potential sexual abuse cases?
  • What information can be useful in determining the location and likelihood of injury in sexual assault?
  • What is the prevalence of mental illness in sexual assault patients?  Which populations are found to have a higher proportion of mental illness?  What effect does mental illness have on the severity of the attack?
  • What factors make genital injury more likely to be observed?  Less likely?
  • What are the risks of STI's after sexual assault?
  • What are appropriate treatments for STI prophylaxis in cases of suspected sexual abuse/assault?
  • What resources exist to help medical providers and any victims of sexual abuse?
  • What differences should be considered with male victims of sexual assault?



Thank-you to Dr. Sampsel for her assistance with this episode!