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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.

Dec 2, 2019

Core Questions: 


  1. List three primary headache disorders
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of migraines and name three Emergency Department treatments for same
  3. List five critical and five emergent causes of headache (Table 17.1)
  4. Outline your approach to the history for the patient presenting with headache ( Box 17.1)
  5. Outline your approach to the physical exam for the patient presenting with headache (Table 17.3)
  6. Describe your diagnostic approach to the patient with a suspected SAH
  7. Detail the findings on LP that would suggest your patient has bacterial meningitis



  1. What percentage of patients presenting with headache to the ED have a SAH?
  2. Outline the SNOOP MEETS Pregnancy mnemonic
  3. Which diagnostic test is best to establish the diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis?
  4. Detail how to elicit Kernig’s and Brudzinski’s Sign