CAEP 2022: Plenary Speakers Day 3

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In this series, we are collaborating with CAEP to break down everything you need to know about the CAEP Conference in Quebec City! We have teamed up with CAEP to bring you infographics summarizing the plenary talks for each day of the conference! The plenaries for day 3 consist of the Top 4 research abstracts submitted to CAEP which covers a variety of important topics in EM: 1. “Impact of a knowledge to …

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CAEP 2022: Plenary Speakers

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In this series, we are collaborating with CAEP to break down everything you need to know about the CAEP Conference in Quebec City! We have teamed up with CAEP to bring you infographics summarizing the plenary talks for each day of the conference! Our first plenary is presented by Clare Atzema! In her presentation on “The Path to a CIHR-ICRH/CAEP Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Emergency Medicine: Tales from the (Fibrillating) Heart” she breaks …

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PoCUS Previews 03: Intro to the FAST Scan

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Welcome back to PoCUS Previews, your illustrated guide to the world of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)! In the hands of a skilled sonographer, PoCUS can serve as a valuable tool while assessing a patient in trauma. PoCUS can quickly and fairly accurately detect blood loss and signal the presence of internal organ damage. Thus, the Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) scan is one of the most celebrated uses of PoCUS …

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PoCUS Previews 02: Intro to Image Generation

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Welcome back to PoCUS Previews, your illustrated guide to the world of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)! This month’s infographic will focus on image and probe orientation, different probe movements that can be used to generate these images, and some common artifacts (or abnormal alterations in ultrasound images). Ultrasound images can be challenging to interpret when we consider their dynamic nature and varying conventions that surround them. This infographic breaks down the orientation …

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PoCUS Previews 01: Intro to PoCUS

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Welcome to PoCUS Previews; CanadiEM’s newest infographic series!  Ultrasound (US) is an imaging modality that uses high frequency soundwaves and their reflection to produce real time images of various structures within the human body. In Emergency Medicine, small portable US machines can be used to gain an abundance of clinical insight that can ultimately aid in diagnosis. However, generating and interpreting these images can be quite challenging. PoCUS Previews aims to simplify Point …

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MI Pretty Peaceful APE: Differentials for Sinister causes of chest pain

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About 1 in 10 cases seen in the Emergency department involve chest pain. While some of these causes are benign or subacute, there are six emergent and sinister causes of chest pain that one would want to consider first before exploring other diagnoses. The mnemonic “MI Pretty Peaceful APE” can be used to quickly recall these sinister causes in order from most to least frequent presentations. Given below are those conditions, their prevalence, …