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The GenerEhlist - CCFP Exam Prep, Low Risk Obstetrics & Canadian Primary Care Medicine

Mar 11, 2024

Authors: Veronica Oczkowski (MS4) and Andrea Brabant (rFM PGY-2)

Content Expert and Reviewer: Dr. Matt Strickland

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than nine people die every minute from injuries or violence. A total of 5.8 million people of all ages and economic groups die every year from unintentional injuries and violence. The burden of injury accounts for 18% of the world’s total diseases. Motor vehicle crashes alone cause more than 1 million deaths annually and an estimated 20 million to 50 million significant injuries; they are the leading cause of death due to injury worldwide. 

Traumatic presentations are unfortunately quite common, so it’s important we get comfortable with a strong approach. Our goal today is in no way to complete an exhaustive review. That being said, we did our best to prepare a brief overview that allows us to cover the CCFP objectives. Get ready. This is a pretty robust topic to cover, so buckle up!!