COVID-19: Protected Intubation in the Sim Lab

This is the fifth COVID-19 case that we are publishing to provide simulation tools to healthcare providers during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. It involves the "protected intubation" of a known COVID-19 positive patient in the simulation lab. This case was written by Chris Heyd for use as training for emergency medicine residents at McMaster University. … Continue reading COVID-19: Protected Intubation in the Sim Lab

Intubation with Missing BVM

This case is written by Drs. Andrew Petrosoniak and Nicole Kester-Greene. Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael's Hospital. He’s an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and an associate scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.  Dr. Nicole Kester-Greene is a staff physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences … Continue reading Intubation with Missing BVM

Anaphylaxis (+/- Laryngospasm)

This case is written by Dr. Donika Orlich. She is a staff physician practising in the Greater Toronto Area. She completed her Emergency Medicine training at McMaster University and also completed a fellowship in Simulation and Medical Education. Why it Matters Anaphylaxis is a fairly frequent presentation to the ED. However, severe anaphylaxis requiring multiple … Continue reading Anaphylaxis (+/- Laryngospasm)

ASA Toxicity

This case is written by Dr. Donika Orlich. She is a staff physician practising in the Greater Toronto Area. She completed her Emergency Medicine training at McMaster University and also obtained a fellowship in Simulation and Medical Education. Why it Matters Salicylate toxicity, while relatively rare, has fairly nuanced management. It is important for physicians … Continue reading ASA Toxicity

Multi-trauma (Kicked off a Horse)

This case is written by Dr. Kyla Caners. She is a staff emergency physician in Hamilton, Ontario and the Simulation Director of McMaster University’s FRCP-EM program. She is also one of the Editors-in-Chief here at EmSimCases. Why it Matters Management of trauma patients with multiple intercurrent injuries can be challenging. This case provides an opportunity … Continue reading Multi-trauma (Kicked off a Horse)