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The objectives for each lecture are listed below:

  1. Chest Pain
  2. Resus Day - ACLS
  3. Resus Day - ATLS
  4. Shortness of Breath
  5. CNS Emergencies
  6. Toxicology

1. Chest Pain

After attending the lecture, the medical student will be competent to assess and initiate management of chest pain clinically by obtaining the following objectives: 

  1. To develop an approach to the diagnosis and management of chest pain syndromes.
  2. To obtain and synthesize a history pertinent to the patient with chest pain, i.e. description, onset, duration, activity at onset, risk factors relievers, exacerbation, association symptoms.
  3. To formulate a differential diagnosis of various chest pain syndromes.
  4. To learn basic interpretation of EKGs of acute coronary syndromes.
  5. To discuss the management of acute myocardial infarction.
  6. To understand the indications and contraindications for thrombolysis.

2. Resus Day - ACLS

After reading the  ACLS Manual and attending the lecture, the medical student will learn the ACLS algorithms by obtaining the following objectives:

  1. To assess and demonstrate the 'ABCs' in a cardiac arrest.
  2. To diagnose and describe management of:
    • Bradycardia/heart blocks
    • Stable and unstable tachycardia
    • Ventricular fibrillation/unstable tachycardia
    • Asystole
    • PEA

3. Resus Day - ATLS

After attending the lecture, the medical student will learn an approach to trauma patient by obtaining the following objectives:

  1. To develop an approach to the initial management of the trauma patient:
    • Resuscitation
    • Primary Survey
    • Secondary Survey
  2. To develop an approach to the interpretation of c-spine x-rays.
  3. Understand the correct procedure for central line and chest tube insertion.

4. Shortness of Breath

By the end of the lecture the student will:
  1. Be able to generate a three-part differential for every patient presenting with shortness of breath
  2. Be familiar with the first three things to attend to in every patient who is complaining of shortness of breath
  3. Know three key management steps for six common causes of shortness of breath

5. CNS Emergencies

After attending the lecture, the medical student will be competent to assess and initiate management of the patient with a Central Nervous System Emergency by obtaining the following objectives:

  1. To formulate a differential diagnosis and appropriate initial management of the patient with an altered level of consciousness.
  2. To develop an approach and initiate management of a seizing patient.
  3. To develop an approach to the initial management of a patient with a cerebral vascular event.
  4. To develop a differential diagnosis of headaches.

6. Toxicology

After attending the lecture, the medical student will be competent to assess and initiate management of the poisoned patient by obtaining the following objectives:

  1. To understand the basic approach to the poisoned patient:
    • Resuscitation and supportive care.
    • Patient evaluation.
    • Gastric decontamination.
    • Method of enhancing elimination.
    • Antidotal therapy.