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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.

Apr 7, 2021

Core Questions

  1. What are the injuries for the following blunt trauma mechanisms:
    1. Head-on collision
    2. Rear end collision
    3. Lateral (T-bone) collision
    4. Rollover
    5. Ejected from vehicle
    6. Windshield damage
    7. Steering wheel damage
    8. Dashboard involvement or damage
    9. Restraint or seat belt use
    10. Air bag deployment
    11. Low-speed pedestrian versus automobile
    12. High-speed pedestrian versus automobile
    13. Bicycle versus automobile
    14. Non-automobile-related
    15. Vertical impact falls
    16. Horizontal impact falls
  2. Outline an approach to the primary survey for the trauma patient.
  3. Describe the elements of the eFAST exam.
  4. Outline an approach to the secondary survey in the trauma patient.
  5. Detail relevant ancillary laboratory tests to order in the trauma patient.
    1. Canadian CT Head Rule
    2. Canadian C-Spine Rule
    3. NEXUS C-Spine Rule
    4. NEXUS Chest Rule
  6. List the components of the following imaging decision-making tool
  7. What are the indications for a CT abdomen/pelvis in the trauma patient?


  1. What are the mechanisms of injury for the following weapons:
    1. Knives
    2. Handgun rounds
    3. Shotgun rounds
    4. Rifle rounds
  2. What is the LD50 in feet for falls from a given height?
  3. What is permissive hypotension and what evidence does it have?