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You are attending your departmental monthly team meeting where you are all discussing your emergency department’s (ED) plan to switch to an electronic healthcare record (EHR) system in the coming months. There is also a lot of discussion about utilizing more health informatics tools to improve patient care. The presenter discusses the emerging role of health informatics in the ED, as well as the utility of connecting to regional health information exchanges. You ...

The post HiQuiPs: Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics and its Role in the Emergency Department appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Ryan Tam.

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Introducing the CanadiEM MVP Series Evidence-based practice is critical for delivering quality emergency care, but with such a broad specialty identifying and recalling high-yield studies can be challenging. This is especially true for new EM learners, who are tasked with becoming evidence-informed while transitioning to practice. To make this process easier, CJEM recently published a survey-based study aimed at compiling “must know” papers for emergency medicine trainees.​1​ The study, conducted by Bazak et ...

The post CanadiEM MVP Infographic Series – PROPPR for Massive Transfusion in Trauma Patients appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Lauren Beals.

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Introducing the CanadiEM MVP Series Evidence-based practice is critical for delivering quality emergency care, but with such a broad specialty identifying and recalling high-yield studies can be challenging. This is especially true for new EM learners, who are tasked with becoming evidence-informed while transitioning to practice. To make this process easier, CJEM recently published a survey-based study aimed at compiling “must know” papers for emergency medicine trainees.​1​ The study, conducted by Bazak et ...

The post CanadiEM MVP Infographic Series – PROPPR for Massive Transfusion in Trauma Patients appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Lauren Beals.

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CanadiEM by Canadiem.org - 2w ago

Syncope is one of the core presentations we see in the ED. While benign for many patients, there are several critical diagnoses we need to rule out in the syncopal patient. This episode features Chloe Labrie, a Family Medicine Resident with a keen interest in EM. Shownotes: PDF Here Core Questions: Rosen’s in Perspective Syncope is a “sudden transient loss of consciousness with a loss of postural tone,” typically with an immediate return ...

The post CRACKCast E203 – Syncope appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Dillan Radomske.

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Ken is a second year Emergency Medicine resident who just received the following feedback from his attending: “The shift went well, but as you continue in your training, it is important to think about the flow of the department”. Ken acknowledges that managing the department is something he needs to learn, but he wishes there was a way he could practice his department flow skills even as a junior resident.  This Feature Educational ...

The post CAEP FEI | GridlockED: An Emergency Medicine Game and Teaching Tool appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Teresa Chan.

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You are dispatched to Jasmine, a 31yo patient, for palpitations. On arrival, you find her clinically stable in a narrow-complex, regular tachycardia at a rate of 180bpm. As you begin to coach her through vagal maneuvers and reach for your adenosine she advises you ‘I have something called Wolff-Parkinson-White – does that change anything?’ You think maybe it does, but you’re not sure. About Sirens to Scrubs Sirens to Scrubs was created with ...

The post Sirens to Scrubs: Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Paula Sneath.

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Reading ECGs is a bread and butter emergency medicine skill. At busy centres a triage nurse may hand you tens of them to glance at per shift. It can be a mindless, monotonous task, but your brain needs to know where to look. So, when you identify legitimate ST elevation and you are concerned about a STEMI, where are those reciprocal changes found again? Think of PAILS! This mnemonic identifies that ST segment ...

The post Tiny Tips: STEMI? Don’t forget your PAILS! appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Thomas Winter.

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You are working in the Emergency Department on a day when it is busy and bed blocked. You assess a patient presenting with chest pain in the EMS offload area. Standing next to the stretcher, stopping to move every time a porter comes by with another patient stretcher, you sense that your patient is frustrated.  After the initial workup is complete, you go to reassess your patient and review the results. As you ...

The post HiQuiPs: Patient Safety in the ED Part 5 – Patient Communication in the ED appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Sachin Trivedi.

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CanadiEM by Canadiem.org - 1M ago

This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 011, Cyanosis (9th Ed.). Knowledge of this topic will allow you to more rapidly identify the cause of your patient’s blue hue and give you the tools to intervene on your next shift. Shownotes – PDF Here Rosen’s in Perspective Alright, here is the scenario for today’s podcast: It is 0350h on what has been one of the more draining shifts of your career. You ...

The post CRACKcast E202 – Cyanosis appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Dillan Radomske.

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From CAEP 2019 I always love the activities and experiences at CAEP, but year after year I’m drawn to the Simulation Olympiad. Every time I think it’s just incredible. This year, I decided to talk with some of the people who make the SIMOlympiad such a great experience for audiences and participants alike. In my first interview, I heard about what a good SIM team looks like, how the competition runs, and what the scope of ...

The post CAEPCast: The SIM Olympiad with Dr. Tamara McColl appeared first on CanadiEM and was written by Kevin Junghwan Dong.

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