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 FY1s Advice Guide: Approaching the Sick Patient

Foundation and specialty training. Read the entire text.

Lesson 3: Patient Management Skills URL 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

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URL Being Patient-Centred

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URL Patient-Doctor Communication

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Presentation Skills URL The Oral Presentation

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Medical Record Documentation URL Case Write-Ups

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URL Documentation and Medical Records

This is a supplement. Review the eLearning modules at the bottom of the page 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

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

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

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Ethical Decision-making URL Law and Medical Ethics

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

Professional Behavior URL The Practice Guide: Medical Professionalism and College Policies

This resource is the same as competency 5.1

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

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Cardiac Arrest URL The Approach to Cardiac Arrest

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Chest Pain URL The Approach to Chest Pain

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URL Chest Pain

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Abdominal Pain URL The Approach to Abdominal Pain

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding URL The Approach to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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Poisoning URL The Approach to Poisonings

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Altered Mental Status URL The Approach to Altered Mental Status

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Headache URL The Approach to Headache

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URL Headache

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Respiratory Distress URL The Approach to Respiratory Distress

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Shock URL The Approach to Shock

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Trauma URL The Approach to 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 Syndrome

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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

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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 Incidents

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Appendicitis URL Appendicitis

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Biliary Disease URL Abdominal Pain: Biliary Tract 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 URL PID and TOA

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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 The 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 Routine Venipuncture Procedure

Read 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

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) URL 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 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 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 The Approach to 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 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 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

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URL Wound Treatment

Read the section on suture removal

Costs in the Emergency Department URL Do Emergency Physicians Know the Costs of Medical Care?

Review the tables on pages 3 and 4.  Note that these are estimates in Canadian hospitals.

Follow-Up Plans URL Preparing the Patient for Discharge

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