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2020 CanadiEM Year in Review and Editor’s Choice Awards

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2020 has transformed the idea of remote work across industries. As healthcare providers we are lifelong learners, and our education is a substantial part of our work. This year has reaffirmed the importance of Open Educational Resources, and Free Open Access Medical Education, within our communities. The changing nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic has required a nimble and dynamic response to adapt to novel and rapidly-changing information. As you looked for trustworthy sources …

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Virtual Retreat 2020: The Future of CanadiEM

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On August 24, 2020 CanadiEM held its first ever virtual retreat. The goal was to conduct a formal needs assessment. In doing so, we can think about the direction of the organization and blog and to map out a vision for the future of CanadiEM. We also aimed to build connections with our members who are distributed around Canada and internationally, especially since in-person gatherings like conferences have been cancelled in light of …

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CanadiEM Frontline Primer – Breaking Bad News

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This review is about how to break bad news in the emergency department. While this occurs in many areas of medicine, emergency medicine is unique in that the emergency department environment can be challenging and we generally do not have pre-existing relationships with our patients to draw upon. Points to Focus upon The SPIKES mnemonic is a common methodology used within the ED to break bad news. Setting: Private. Find a chair and …

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CanadiEM year in review and 2020 preview

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Since launching on January 1st, 2016, CanadiEM has experienced a lot of growth. In 2019 our site received >2.1 million pageviews, >300,000 podcast downloads from around the world, and was recognized of the top 10 sites tracked by the #FOAMed Social Media Index.​1,2​ While we have continued to focus on building a Canadian community of emergency physician educators, our growth has been supported by numerous additions to our team and evolutions in how …