Approach to Trauma

Approach to, Trauma

Part 1: We discuss the primary survey and approach to airway

Managing the obstructed airway:

Part 2: We discuss the approach to breathing assessment in trauma

Needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax:

Managing the open pneumothorax

Part 3: We discuss circulation, disability and exposure in trauma

Delivering a painful stimulus

How to log roll

Part 4: We discuss the secondary survey in trauma

Part 5: We discuss the Canadian CT head rule and the Canadian c-spine rule in trauma

Trauma – Flipped Classroom Summary


Headache, Infectious Diease, Neurology

Worked example in the Emergency Department

Part 1 – Pathophysiology and Presentations

Part 2 – Treatment and investigations


Other resources:

Discussion from (with photo of petechiael rash in meningococcemia)

How to interpret CSF results from Life in the Fast Lane blog

Anatomy of lumbar puncture by Raeburn Forbes on YouTube

Lumbar puncture by theedexitvideo on YouTube

Affordable Care Act


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare, is the biggest change in health care policy since Medicare in 1965. Despite its importance, very few understand it. This is not surprising given its complexity. Popular news outlets and politicians (on both sides) capitalize on our ignorance by exaggerating, distorting or misrepresenting pieces of it. As health care providers and citizens, love it or hate it, we have a duty to understand it.

Hats off to Dr. Supurna Dutta. Her grand rounds on the PPACA served as inspiration for portions of these videos.

Approach to Shortness of Breath

Approach to, Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Respiratory

A brief approach to shortness of breath:

For more details, please see post for each clinical topic:

Allergic reaction/Anaphylaxis




Pulmonary Embolus



Respiratory Distress – Flipped Classroom Summary