The CanadiEM Digital Scholar Fellowship application period is open for 2022-2023!

In Featured by Blair BighamLeave a Comment

We’re now accepting applications for 2022-2023. Fellowships are 6-18 months long with flexible start time and pace. The deadline is April 1, 2022. WHY should you do it? Have you found that digital learning has helped you master knowledge and skill? Have you developed friendships and role models by hanging out on social media? Have you sunk into another realm while listening to a podcast or watching a web video? If so, maybe …

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Case Report: Battlestar’s death in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – a Review of Blunt Cardiac Injury

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History A 31 year old male, identified as Lamar “Battlestar” Hoskins was found dead by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) inside a refugee camp, slumped against a stone pillar. Reports indicate that he was a United States Army soldier working with the “New Captain America”. He was recently seen in armed combat with a terrorist organization known as the “Flag Smashers”. The debriefing report by soldiers on the scene stated that the male received …

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HiQuiPS: Virtual Care and Inequity Part 2 – Bridging the Digital Divide

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, HiQuiPs by Tayler YoungLeave a Comment

You are a Nurse Practitioner who has educated yourself about Canada’s digital divide through personal research and interactions with your own patients. Now that you have a grasp on the source of the problem, you begin to search for solutions. You scour the internet for various services that will provide your patients with access to devices, internet services, and provide technology teachings. Welcome to Part 2 of our Virtual Care and Equity series …

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Hyperthermia in Methamphetamine Toxicity

In Medical Concepts by Amar ChakrabortyLeave a Comment

Paramedics roll in with an agitated young man, “John”. He is combative, rambling, sweaty and scared. The crew mention they found needles and a bag containing a crystalline white substance in his pockets: methamphetamine. Right away, you start thinking about your initial approach to a patient with excited delirium. In the room, four security guards are needed to restrain him.  On inspection, you observe no signs of head trauma, and symmetrical movement of …

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2021 CanadiEM Year in Review and Editor’s Choice Awards

In Commentary by Daniel TingLeave a Comment

Over the past year, healthcare workers in Emergency Departments across the world have continued to show incredible resiliency and grit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Department is the safety net of the system, the place where the doors are always open and no patients are refused. During the pandemic, the Emergency Department has taken on an even larger role, and this work should be recognized and appreciated. On this Year in Review, …