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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.

May 11, 2020

Today we are sitting down with Dr Alim Pardhan. Dr Pardhan is the FRCP EM program director at McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital ED side lead, and a passionate medical educator.

Your key takeaways from this episode are:

  1. Understanding the mechanisms behind fever and hyperthermia
  2. The causes of hyperthermia - think drugs, CNS infections, thyroid storm, and environmental exposure
  3. Five big, bad, and deadly causes of fever in our patients in the ED - necrotizing fasciitis! Endocarditis! Meningitis! Ascending cholangitis! Sepsis!
  4. Identification and management of the patient with sepsis