Clinical Anatomy for Emergency Medicine

An understanding of anatomy is an essential component of emergency medicine and critical care – but is often very poorly taught (or poorly learned!).

Andy Neill of Emergency Medicine Ireland has done an amazing job of creating a series of Anatomy For Emergency Medicine Podcasts and Visual Resources on Vimeo and iTunes. No point in re-inventing the wheel, so here we collate this audiovisual Gold.


Anatomy For Emergency Medicine Resources

  • Anatomy of the Hand: Lingo and soft tissues; The Finger tip; The fingers; Extensor tendons; Flexor tendons; Nerve supply; Intrinsic muscles; Blood supply; and the Thumb
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries: Colles Fracture; Scaphoid Fractures; and Scapholunate injuries
  • Anatomy of the Shoulder: The Rotator Cuff; Subacromial space and labrum; AC and SC Joint; Dislocations; and Nerve Compressions
  • Ankle and Foot Injuries: Ankle injuries; Lisfranc Injuries; and Sensory Innervation of the Foot

  • Neuroanatomy: CSF circulation; Cerebral Venous Sinuses; Brain Herniation; Internal Capsule; Anterior and Middle Cerebral Arteries; Posterior Cerebral Artery; Posterior Communicating Artery; circle of Willis; and Cavernous sinus
  • Anatomy of the Cervical spine and Spinal cord: Cervical Spine; Vertebral Artery; Spinal Cord Injury; Anterior cord syndrome, Vertebral column; Central cord syndrome, Cauda equina; Brown-Sequard syndrome; and Horner Syndrome
  • Sensory Innervation of the Face: Trigeminal nerve; Mental nerve; Infraorbital Nerve; Inferior Alveolar Nerve; and The Ear
  • Anatomy of the Eye: Bits of the eye; Bony bits; and Bits that move…


BSCC Basic Science in Clinical Context 700 2

Basic Science

in Clinical Context

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books |

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