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Hosting More Effective Morbidity & Mortality Rounds

In Education & Quality Improvement, HiQuiPs by Dominick SheltonLeave a Comment

LeBron was in the last few months of his emergency medicine (EM) residency and was tasked with presenting morbidity and mortality (M&M) rounds during an EM rotation.  Between clinical shifts and incessant studying for his exam, he carved out time to prepare the rounds.  Although he had been a participant in many M&M rounds, he realized that he had never presented at one.  He didn’t have a good case to present and wondered …

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Vicious Cycles: Management of the Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose

In Medical Concepts by Sophie RamsdenLeave a Comment

You’re on a night shift in the ED and receive a patch about a 75-year-old female with altered LOC. EMS reports an empty bottle of doxepin was found in her home. The patient is tachycardic and hypotensive, and on arrival has a GCS of around 12. You quickly look up the class of medication that doxepin belongs to, and realize it’s a TCA. What do you need to worry about in this patient, …

WildEM – E10 : IM TXA

In Featured by Steve TruongLeave a Comment

WildEM is a podcast about everything wilderness medicine. Our goal is bringing you better care out there. We are excited to partner up with CanadiEM and to publish an episode on the site for the first time ! Todays episode will be a review of the recent paper entitled “Pharmacokinetics of intramuscular tranexamic acid in bleeding trauma patients”. For previous episodes you can check us out on ITunes: ( or where ever you …

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CAEP at the Forks: 2021 Promo Poster

In Featured by Tamara McCollLeave a Comment

CAEP at the Forks is this year’s Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians annual conference! For the first time, #CAEP21 will be hosted on a virtual platform this year. CanadiEM and CAEP are working together to help promote this awesome event! With a spectacular lineup of national and international speakers as well as outside-the-box and fun social activities planned, this won’t be your average virtual CME event! CAEP at the Forks: Rising to the …

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When Guidelines Conflict: Managing Atrial Fibrillation in the ED

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia with a prevalence of 1-2% in Canada.​1​ On an ECG, AF is recognized by an irregularly irregular rhythm lacking p waves (Figure 1). In addition to the clinical and pathophysiological pattern, AF can be categorized as “valvular AF” (VAF) or “nonvalvular AF” (NVAF). While there are varying definitions for VAF, it is usually restricted to AF in the presence of a mechanical heart valve, moderate …