Topic Name Description
Course Home Page Page Emergency Medicine Mentored Activities

If you are interested in obtaining a certificate for the Emergency Medicine course you must have a mentor and complete all of the mentored activities. Your mentor will need to register with NextGenu and grade your activites. 

Lesson 1: Initial Assessments URL Foundations of Physical Examination and History Taking

Review the entire text

URL A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine

Read all the sections on history taking and the physical exam

Lesson 2: Immediate Life-Threatening Conditions URL Real life advice

Foundation and specialty training. Read the entire text.

URL The recognition of a sick patient

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Lesson 3: Patient Management Skills URL A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine: Clinical Decision Making

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Lesson 4: Health Promotion URL Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

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URL 5 Tips for Generating Patient Satisfaction and Compliance

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Humanistic Qualities URL Interprofessional Education

Go through the entire module

URL Being Patient-Centred

Read this section only

URL Patient-Doctor Communication

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Presentation Skills URL A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine: Overview and General Information about Oral Presentation

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Medical Record Documentation URL Case Write-Ups

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URL Good Practices Guide: Documentation

Read this web page and then the content of all the sections found under the heading titled "Documentation" located on the left side of the web page.  Then, review the two eLearning activities found at the bottom of the section titled "Importance of medical records" if you are interested.

Information Technology URL Making Information Technology a Team Player

Read this article about using information technology in clinical practice

URL Can Electronic Clinical Documentation Help Prevent Diagnostic Errors?

Read this article to learn more about whether and how electronic documentation can prevent diagnostic errors

URL Can Emergency Medicine Residents Reliably Use the Internet to Answer Clinical Questions?

Read this article to learn about whether clinicians should rely on Internet to answer clinical questions in the emergency department

URL Evidence Search and Rescue

Review the different sections in this module on using information technology to complete literature searches.  Use the links if your institution provides access to the search engines; otherwise, just review the concepts.

Work Ethic URL Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician's Charter

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Ethical Decision-making URL Clinical Ethics and Law

Read all the sections on law and ethics, and review cases 1 and 2

Professional Behavior URL The Practice Guide

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URL Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician's Charter

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Cardiac Arrest URL Cardiac Arrest

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Chest Pain URL Chest Pain

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URL Chest Pain

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Abdominal Pain URL Abdominal Pain

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding URL GI Bleed

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Poisoning URL Poisonings

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Altered Mental Status URL Altered Mental Status

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Headache URL Headache

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URL Approach to the Patient With Headache

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Respiratory Distress URL The Approach to Respiratory Distress

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Shock URL Shock

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Trauma URL Trauma

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URL Stanford Trauma Service Housestaff Manual

Read pages 3 to 10

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm URL Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Acute Coronary Syndrome URL Acute Coronary Syndromes

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Acute Heart Failure URL Congestive Heart Failure

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Aortic Dissection URL Thoracic Aortic Dissection

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DVT/Pulmonary Embolism URL Pulmonary Embolus

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Hyperglycemia URL Hyperglycemia

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Hyperkalemia URL Hyperkalemia

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Hypoglycemia URL Hypoglycemia

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Thyroid Storm URL Thyroid Storm

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Burns and Inhalation URL Burns and Smoke Inhalation

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Envenomation URL Envenomation

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Heat Illness URL Heat Related Illness

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Hypothermia URL Hypothermia

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Drowning URL Drowning

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Appendicitis URL Appendicitis 2008

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Biliary Disease URL Biliary Disease

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Bowel Obstruction URL Small Bowel Obstruction

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GI Bleed URL Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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Mesenteric Ischemia URL Mesenteric Ischemia

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Perforated Viscus URL Perforated Viscus

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Ectopic Pregnancy URL Ectopic Pregnancy

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Pelvic inflammatory disease/Tubo-ovarian abscess URL Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Tubo-ovarian Abscess

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Ovarian Torsion URL Ovarian Torsion

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Testicular Torsion URL Testicular Torsion

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Acute Stroke URL Ischemic Stroke

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Intracranial Hemorrhage URL Intracranial Hemorrhage

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Meningitis URL Meningitis & Encephalitis

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Epilepticus URL Seizure & Status Epilepticus

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The Agitated Patient URL The Agitated Patient

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Suicidal Ideation URL Suicidal Patient

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Asthma URL Asthma

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COPD URL COPD

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Pneumonia URL Pneumonia

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Pneumothorax URL Pneumothorax

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Sepsis URL Sepsis

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Peripheral Access URL IV access

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Intraosseous Access URL Phlebotomy: Blood Collection: Routine Venipuncture and Specimen Handling

Read the entire web page to learn about the procedure for venipuncture.

Central Venous Access  URL Central Line Insertion

Watch the video and read the text

URL Indications for Central Line Placement

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Basic Airway Management  URL Airway Establishment and Control

Review Table 1

Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM) URL Basic Airway Management

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Intubation URL Advanced Airway Management

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Cardiac Monitoring URL Cardiac Monitoring

Review the chart for cardiac monitoring lead placement

URL ECG Interpretation: How to Obtain a Good Quality ECG

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URL Analysis and Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram

Go through this entire module

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) URL Part 6: Electrical Therapies: Automated External Defibrillators, Defibrillation, Cardioversion, and Pacing

Review section on AEDs

Defibrillation URL Ventricular Fibrillation

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URL Ventricular Tachycardia

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URL Part 6: Electrical Therapies: Automated external defibrillators, Defibrillation, Cardioversion and Pacing

Review the section on defibrillation

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) URL How To Do CPR - Adult

Read the section on page 2 to learn how to do chest compressions

Nasogastric Intubation URL Nasogastric Tube Insertion

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GU Catheterization URL Urinary Catheterization

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Joint reduction URL Overview of Musculoskeletal Injuries

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URL Overview of Dislocations

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Splinting URL Cast Application

Go through the module up to Step 10

Incision and Drainage URL Abscess Incision and Drainage

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Initial trauma management URL Trauma

Read the section on primary survey

Cervical spine precautions URL Cervical Collars

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Basics of FAST Examination URL Ultrasound in Abdominal Trauma

Read pages 1 to 5 only

Preparation URL Basic Suturing and Wound Management: Wound considerations

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Anesthesia URL Regional Anesthesia for Office Procedures: Part I. Head and Neck Surgeries

Read the section on local anesthetics and local infiltration

Irrigation URL Basic Suturing and Wound Management: Wound antisepsis and sterile technique

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URL Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin

Read the section Investigating for Possible Foreign Body

Closure and follow-up care URL Basic Suturing and Wound Management

Go through the rest of this module, reading the text and watching the videos.  Note:  Parts of this module were already read ("Wound considerations" and "Wound antisepsis and sterile technique").

URL Wound Treatment

Read the section on suture removal

Costs in the Emergency Department URL Do emergency physicians know the costs of medical care?

Download the PDF version of the article by clicking on the appropriate link.  Then, review the tables on pages 3 and 4.  Note that these are estimates in Canadian hospitals.

Follow-Up Plans URL Components of Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)

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