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CJEM January 2020 Audio Summary Podcast – defib in STEMI, #Tropandgo and more!

In CJEM Audio Summary Podcast, Podcast by Hans RosenbergLeave a Comment

The Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) is very happy to collaborate with the amazing CanadiEM team to promote CJEM’s Audio Summary Podcast. Hosted by the Editor-in-Chief and Emergency Medicine research superstar, Ian Stiell, @EMO_Daddy, the CJEM Audio summaries provide a snippet into what the latest issue of CJEM has to offer. In this issue, we highlight some key papers in the January issue of CJEM including: Sarah Felder and her group study routine application …

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Special Post – Ontario ED Return Visit Quality Program Part 1

In Education & Quality Improvement, HiQuiPs by Ahmed TaherLeave a Comment

You are midway through a busy shift when a colleague approaches you and utters the dreaded “Remember that patient you saw…?!”. This time, it is about an elderly patient you saw the previous week with chest pain that you sent home. And now they are back! You finish the rest of your shift – a bit distracted – and you start reflecting back on that patient. Did I miss anything? You wonder about …

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Blood & Clots Series: When is it safe to perform neuraxial procedures in an anticoagulated patient?

In Blood & Clots, Medical Concepts by Tobias TritschlerLeave a Comment

All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here. CanMEDS Roles addressed: Medical Expert, Collaborator Case Description You are assessing a 55-year-old male patient in the emergency room who is presenting with headache, fever, and neck stiffness. He needs a lumbar puncture to rule out bacterial meningitis. However, he is on apixaban 5 mg twice daily for atrial fibrillation with a CHADS65 score of 1 point for hypertension. His …