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Tiny Tip: “WARM CREAM” as a diagnostic mnemonic for Kawasaki Disease

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Kawasaki Disease is typically a self-limiting, medium vessel vasculitis that predominantly affects Asian male children between the ages of 1 to 5.​1​ One of the major complications from Kawasaki Disease is the development of coronary artery aneurysms. If left untreated, 20-25% of the cases of Kawasaki Disease are associated with coronary artery aneurysms,​2​ but the risk is reduced to <5% when treated appropriately.​3​ Thus, it is important to recognize the presentation of Kawasaki …

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Subungual Hematomas and Trephination

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Case Presentation You are a clinical clerk on your rural family medicine rotation working in the local emergency department. Your preceptor asks you to see a 25-year-old male who presents shortly after having hit his left index finger with a hammer while building a new deck this afternoon. He is otherwise healthy, he is not taking any medications, and he has no known drug allergies. He is right-handed and works as an electrician. …

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CRACKCast E218 – Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 27 (9th Ed.) regarding gastrointestinal bleeding. With this review we hope to streamline your approach to patient’s losing their circulatory volume from their GI tract to avoid the bloody mess. Thank you to Saskatoon EM residents Dr. Sey Shwetz and Dr. Josh Butcher for joining us for this episode! Shownotes – PDF Here Rosen’s in Perspective Ahhhhh, the GI bleed; a problem that is as …

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HiQuiPs Special Post: In Situ Simulation and High Reliability Organizations in the time of COVID-19

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It has been a slower than usual night shift, and you have just led a resuscitation for a COVID-19 patient in your ED. Your ED has experienced several policy changes in recent weeks, from new standards for the use of personal protective equipment to policies for mitigating risk during aerosol-generating medical procedures to guidelines on how to best communicate between resuscitation and support teams. You wonder how your department can implement multiple changes …

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How to Read and Make Statistical Process Charts – Part 1

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You are attending your monthly ED business meeting. There has been a recent effort to decrease the time it takes a patient to be transferred to the imaging department for a STAT CT scan. The project team has concluded the first two PDSA cycles after wide stakeholder engagement, and a root cause analysis. Two interventions were carried out: one, redesigning the process for patient pick up and transport, and two, a new expedited …

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Case Report: Airway Management of Penetrating Neck Trauma in the Game of Thrones

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Patient Presentation On a cold winter’s day in Winterfell, a middle-aged man by the name of Lord Baelish was stood in front of the Northern and Vale lords to answer for his crimes. His cunning and deceitful nature nature has finally led to his demise. After taking back the North from Lord Ramsay Bolton, Lady Sansa Stark was prepared to punish Lord Baelish for years of lies, betrayals, and murders. Lady Arya of …