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Congratulations to CrackCast on receiving the Herb Parkin Award!

In CRACKCast by Brent Thoma0 Comments

CanadiEM is happy to announce that our partner podcast, CrackCast has recently been selected as the winner of Royal Columbian Herb Parkin Award. As outlined on the award page (which has yet to be updated to reflect the team’s selection as this year’s recipients), Dr. Herb Parkin was: “…a pioneer in Emergency Medicine. His efforts were instrumental in building our EMS system in British Columbia. He was also an advocate of seatbelt legislation, …

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#AnthroEve: An Intro to Anthropology and Medical Enculturation

In Commentary, Featured, Opinion by Eve Purdy0 Comments

I am becoming quite expert in navigating the look of confusion on my colleagues’ faces when I tell them that I am completing my master’s in anthropology. I can see behind their glazed eyes, in real time, the exotic mental images they are conjuring of the famous cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead or the comical similarities in social functioning between me and fictional physical anthropologist Temperance Brennan. A few remember that Paul Farmer is an anthropologist …

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Clinical Ultrasonography 101: Where Right Upper Quadrant Scans Go Wrong

In Medical Concepts by Craig Brick0 Comments

The FAST exam helped pave the way for Emergency point of care ultrasound. Compared to many emergency US applications still in their infancy, the FAST exam has been thoroughly studied, widely implemented, and has proven utility. … sorry transcranial US… The FAST has been around since the 1970’s and replaced DPL, it is very sensitive and even more specific. This makes it especially useful as a ‘rule-in’ test allowing expedition of surgery in …