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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

Apr 2, 2015

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In this episode Dr. Jeptha Davenport provides the definition of migraine, the meaning of ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ headaches, and a list of 'red flag' features to recognize life-threatening headaches.

After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to:

  • Name the most common types of headache brought to medical attention
  • Discuss reasons to correctly identify different types of headaches
  • List ‘red flag features’ of headache in 4 large groups
  • Feel confident in planning management of ‘red flag’ headaches (including referral)

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