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Sirens to Scrubs: Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

In Medical Concepts, Sirens to Scrubs by Paula Sneath1 Comment

You are dispatched to Jasmine, a 31yo patient, for palpitations. On arrival, you find her clinically stable in a narrow-complex, regular tachycardia at a rate of 180bpm. As you begin to coach her through vagal maneuvers and reach for your adenosine she advises you ‘I have something called Wolff-Parkinson-White – does that change anything?’ You think maybe it does, but you’re not sure. About Sirens to Scrubs Sirens to Scrubs was created with …

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Tiny Tips: STEMI? Don’t forget your PAILS!

In Medical Concepts, Tiny Tips by Thomas WinterLeave a Comment

Reading ECGs is a bread and butter emergency medicine skill. At busy centres a triage nurse may hand you tens of them to glance at per shift. It can be a mindless, monotonous task, but your brain needs to know where to look. So, when you identify legitimate ST elevation and you are concerned about a STEMI, where are those reciprocal changes found again? Think of PAILS! This mnemonic identifies that ST segment …

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HiQuiPs: Patient Safety in the ED Part 5 – Patient Communication in the ED

In Education & Quality Improvement, HiQuiPs by Sachin TrivediLeave a Comment

You are working in the Emergency Department on a day when it is busy and bed blocked. You assess a patient presenting with chest pain in the EMS offload area. Standing next to the stretcher, stopping to move every time a porter comes by with another patient stretcher, you sense that your patient is frustrated.  After the initial workup is complete, you go to reassess your patient and review the results. As you …

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CRACKcast E202 – Cyanosis

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This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 011, Cyanosis (9th Ed.). Knowledge of this topic will allow you to more rapidly identify the cause of your patient’s blue hue and give you the tools to intervene on your next shift. Shownotes – PDF Here Rosen’s in Perspective Alright, here is the scenario for today’s podcast: It is 0350h on what has been one of the more draining shifts of your career. You …

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CAEPCast: The SIM Olympiad with Dr. Tamara McColl

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From CAEP 2019 I always love the activities and experiences at CAEP, but year after year I’m drawn to the Simulation Olympiad. Every time I think it’s just incredible. This year, I decided to talk with some of the people who make the SIMOlympiad such a great experience for audiences and participants alike. In my first interview, I heard about what a good SIM team looks like, how the competition runs, and what the scope of …

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CanadiEM Digital Scholars Fellowship – Applications now open for 2019-2020

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Are you a RCPSC resident about to embark on your special interest time (ex. fellowship)?   Are you a graduating CCFP-EM interested in medical education scholarship with a digital media focus? Are you finished your training in medicine (in any field) and you want to get into the digital medical education world? Are you an Emergency Medicine Interprofessional Health Team member interested in medical education and social media? If this fits your profile …