First Year Diaries E04: Dr. Daniel Ting & Dr. Jared Baylis – Transitioning to EM Practice

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In this episode of First Year Diaries, I am joined by Dr. Daniel Ting and Dr. Jared Baylis. Dr. Daniel Ting is a first-year staff at UBC, who is currently working from the Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jared Baylis is also a first-year staff, working at the Kelowna General Hospital. I asked them what it is like to transition from residency to working as staff physicians. Later, we discussed …

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Use of Anticoagulation in Patients with COVID-19 Infection

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Introduction The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, was originally reported in a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan (China) near the end of 2019​1​. Over the next 6 months, COVID-19 has emerged as the world’s newest pandemic disease with over 7 million cases worldwide​1​. The clinical presentation of COVID-19 is broad and classically involves fever, cough, dyspnea, malaise, and bilateral infiltrates on chest imaging. Less typical symptoms including diarrhea, myalgia, confusion, anosmia, and …

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Calling All Podcasters

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We are Recruiting! Are you wanting to get involved with the CanadiEM team? You’re in luck! We are looking for interested medical students, residents, and staff doctors for our Podcast team! We are recruiting for interested podcasters to help interview guests, create content, and edit podcasts related to clinical and medical education. This volunteer position allows for the opportunity to get involved in the wonderful world of FOAMed, meet healthcare professionals from across …

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Approach to Caring for Homeless Patients in the ED during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Introduction It’s a cliche that holds true now more than ever – the emergency department really is the front door to the medical system. Despite many health and social services shuttering or moving to virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency department remains open 24/7. Our EDs are still committed to seeing anyone who shows up, in communities of all sizes from coast-to-coast. And while we try to keep people at home …

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Introducing the CanadiEM Newsletter

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The CanadiEM team is excited to bring you a newly minted newsletter!  This regular feature will exhibit a handful of topical CanadiEM articles in a digestible format for your consumption.   We will be curating posts and infographics both past and present to highlight excellent content that you might have missed. To subscribe, simply click the link or follow the prompts on our home page.  Our first issue is included below.  We’re always …

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Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Resources for ED Physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

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*All resources are from third parties that are Free Open Access. Please see the complete list of references below. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of planning as Canada has prepared itself for an increasing number of COVID-19 cases to hit our hospitals. We’ve watched its devastating impact in China, Italy, and closer home in some of the hardest hit areas in the United States such as New York City.​1​ These …