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Game of Thrones Case Report: Penetrating Renal Injury

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Arya Stark, a 19-year-old young woman, was violently stabbed in her abdomen with a knife while walking through Braavos. Arya flees, tumbling into the river that flows through the town. She manages to crawl out of the river, but is too exhausted to move further and is clutching her abdomen, curled up on the bank until a helpful passerby realized she was in trouble. Arya was quickly loaded into a horse-drawn cart and …

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HiQuiPs: Virtual Care and Equity Part 1- Introduction to Digital Inequity

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You are a Nurse Practitioner with a practice in a COVID-19 hotspot. The pandemic has forced you to transition into providing virtual care. You are wrapping up your last telemedicine visit of the morning. Your patient is an 80-year-old Chinese female with a possible skin infection. Her granddaughter is with her and translates for you as you run through your HPI questions. Your patient’s granddaughter has a smart phone, and she positions the …

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CJEM Visual Abstract: Evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasound for cholelithiasis and cholecystitis in a Canadian emergency department

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In this issue, we collaborated with the CJEM team to create a visual abstract on the article ‘Evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasound for cholelithiasis”.​1​ Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis are conditions that are frequently encountered in the emergency department. The gold standard in their diagnosis is via comprehensive ultrasound by radiology. However, there are many barriers to quickly obtaining this diagnostic imaging. In this study, Sharif et al. sought to evaluate the diagnostic …

Tales From the Trenches E04: COVID Surge in India

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Overview: In this episode, Tiffany talks with Dr. Meenhas Oravil from Kerala India. They discuss the current COVID wave and at the time of this podcast recording, the Delta variant was just beginning to take hold. Take a listen! 0:00-1:01 – Introduction Host: Tiffany Proffitt DO, Staff Emergency Medicine Physician Honor Health Guest: Dr. Meenhas Oravil Kunhahamed, MD DNB is a Consultant Emergency Physician at Daya General Hospital – Thrissur, Kerala, India. He …

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Introducing the 2021 CanadiEM Infographics Team

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The CanadiEM Infographics Team has recruited some new members! Our team now consists of 17 talented medical students, residents, and physicians. We strive to create helpful infographics that display EM knowledge in a digestible format. To showcase the talent of our new members, we tasked them with creating some team infographics! Over the last year, our team has been involved in projects including: (CJEM) Visual Abstracts, CRACKCast Visual Flashcards and PEM Pearls. We …

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HiQuiPs: Expert’s Corner – Dr. Aikta Verma on Quality Improvement Leadership

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HiQuiPs is back with another installment of Expert’s Corner! For this post, we had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Aikta Verma about quality improvement (QI) and quality culture in the Emergency Department (ED).  Dr. Verma is the Chief of the Department of Emergency Services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She completed a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Administration with a specific interest in QI. She is also an Assistant Professor at …