22 episodes

The Art of Emergency Medicine podcast is an effort to help and inspire trainees of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) to put their best foot forward and progress through the program. We achieve this by covering various training issues and exam topics focussed on SAQ and OSCE questions. Abrar and Kishan – FACEM and Advanced Trainee respectively, form the core of our creative team, based in Melbourne, Australia. We hope you enjoy it!

Art of Emergency Medicine Abrar and Kishan

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The Art of Emergency Medicine podcast is an effort to help and inspire trainees of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) to put their best foot forward and progress through the program. We achieve this by covering various training issues and exam topics focussed on SAQ and OSCE questions. Abrar and Kishan – FACEM and Advanced Trainee respectively, form the core of our creative team, based in Melbourne, Australia. We hope you enjoy it!

    Cord Syndromes, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 22

    Cord Syndromes, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 22

    We discuss a potential question here on Cord Syndromes delving into the different types of syndromes and their aetiologies (more possible answers revealed in the SAQ document), clinical features and prognosis.  We then progress potential questions into neurogenic vs spinal shock along with management of one such critically unwell patient.  The SAQ starts with an x-ray image interpretation so please follow the link to the SAQ on  . This cast was recorded in mid 2021 however the author has provided a modified version of this to the Feb 2022 Monash Trial OSCE.  

    • 17 min
    Dermatology, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 21

    Dermatology, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 21

    Here we discuss a Dermatology SAQ with a difference.  Starting with an image description and differential diagnoses, we enter into DRESS (Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms).   How would you differentiate between DRESS and SJS/TENS? How do you assess and manage an entity like this? And what do you do when a patient with a rash deteriorates?  For the SAQ with images, go to www.artofemergency.com

    • 23 min
    Resource Limited Settings Part 2, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 20

    Resource Limited Settings Part 2, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 20

    In part 2 of our discussion with FACEM Dr. Jonathan Henry and his experience in a resource limited setting in Vanuatu, we cover ways one can advocate for patients both clinically as well as health promotion, barriers to care and social determinants of health using examples.  We go through some amazing tips, tricks and hacks that he has picked up during his work (think MacGyver!).   Finally, we go through some words of wisdom important for those who may one day want to follow their heart and practice emergency medicine in a resource limited setting.  For shownotes, visit

    • 31 min
    Resource Limited Settings, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 19

    Resource Limited Settings, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 19

    In Part 1 of this 2 part episode, we have another special guest Dr. Jonathan Henry FACEM who provides a fascinating discussion on global emergency care and resource limited settings using his experience in Vanuatu.  We are so reliant on gold standard top line care in Australia, that we forget the basics and alternatives.  How would you treat a life threatening emergency with limited resources in a different country? We use a case based approach using a potential fellowship written SAQ in the Admin style.  Go to for the shownotes.  

    • 32 min
    Chest Pain, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 18

    Chest Pain, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 18

    In this special episode, Cardiologist Dr. Manuja Premaratne joins us to answer many burning questions in cardiac chest pain risk stratification.  As the Head of Cardiac Imaging at Peninsula Health, he is uniquely placed to discuss risk stratification in chest pain patients.  The varied discussion points in this episode include - HEART score, When to use modalities like treadmill, mibi vs CTCA, Troponin rise in Renal failure, Stent restenosis, amongst other points very relevant to ED Registrars.  This will immediately improve your practice at the bedside!! For the attached SAQ on the HEART score - go to www.artofemergency.com

    • 32 min
    Stroke, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 17

    Stroke, Art of Emergency Medicine, Episode 17

    A very extensive in-depth cast on a Stroke SAQ - the initial 5 part SAQ coming upto 23 marks with several alternative questions.  We cover a combination of imaging, latest treatment philosophies and complications in both list and table form.  Check out the accompanying SAQ on  

    • 32 min

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