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CAEP FEI | The CanadiEM Digital Scholars Program

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Amy is a third year emergency medicine resident who loves listening to podcasts when she runs. She realizes that she loves using a variety of digital media to enhance her learning. Amy wonders if there is a fellowship opportunity where she can become a leader in digital scholarship. One of her supervisors asks her if she has heard of the CanadiEM Digital Scholars Program.  With the advent of free open access medical education …

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Shocked? Hands On Defibrillation

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High quality chest compressions and defibrillation are two of the most meaningful interventions in a cardiac arrest1. If you have taken Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), you’ve heard the mantra “I’m clear, you’re clear, everybody’s clear.”1 During delivery of a shock, valuable seconds of chest compressions are lost. This pause in chest compression translates to a decrease in coronary perfusion pressure, one of the largest predictors of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).2 After chest compressions resume, …

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Call for Applications for the 2018-19 CanadiEM Digital Scholars Fellowship!

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Are you an RCPSC resident about to embark on your PGY4 special interest time?  Are you a graduating CCFP-EM interested in medical education scholarship with an digital media focus? Then this is the fellowship for you! This year, Daniel Ting (@tingdan) has been the CanadiEM Digital Scholars Fellow. He writes about his experience below. When I started my residency, I would have never thought I would have been mentored by so many leaders …

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Proposed Canadian Tax Changes: A Primer

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There has been a lot of recent buzz and media attention around some proposed tax changes from the Canadian government. We’ve noticed that there is a lot of misconception and confusion regarding some of these changes, so we hope to provide some clarity into some of the issues as they affect small business and in particular, incorporated physicians. For the purposes of this article, the CanadiEM Editorial team has joined forces with Mrs. …

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Tiny Tips – Taking a Social History

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While often overlooked, a patient’s social history can help narrow the differential diagnosis as well as help guide their final disposition. A mnemonic to help with the essential parts of the social history is ETOH SHOTS: Education Level of education of the patient; are they able to understand discharge instructions. Treatment Coverage Does the patient have a drug plan to help cover medication costs, can they afford the medications you are prescribing. Offspring/Supports …