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CAEP at the Forks: 2021 Promo Poster

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CAEP at the Forks is this year’s Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians annual conference! For the first time, #CAEP21 will be hosted on a virtual platform this year. CanadiEM and CAEP are working together to help promote this awesome event! With a spectacular lineup of national and international speakers as well as outside-the-box and fun social activities planned, this won’t be your average virtual CME event! CAEP at the Forks: Rising to the …

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CanadiEM Frontline Primer – ED Skills – Handling PPE

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Points to focus upon Provider safety while caring for patients throughout the pandemic starts with donning appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). There will be institutional variation with regards to available or required PPE, but the following section will help you with general principles and precautions, including when to use what PPE, and how to properly don and doff. PPE RECOMMENDATIONS Similar to other respiratory viruses, SARS-CoV-2 is thought to be transmitted via droplet/contact …

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CAEPCast: The SIM Olympiad with Dr. Tamara McColl

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From CAEP 2019 I always love the activities and experiences at CAEP, but year after year I’m drawn to the Simulation Olympiad. Every time I think it’s just incredible. This year, I decided to talk with some of the people who make the SIMOlympiad such a great experience for audiences and participants alike. In my first interview, I heard about what a good SIM team looks like, how the competition runs, and what the scope of …

Waiting in the emergency department

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I entered the field of Emergency Medicine because of its fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing environment where I’d be able see a wide array of medical problems and still make a tremendous impact on patient care. As an Emergency Physician I would become an expert in resuscitating the critically ill and managing acute undifferentiated patients. I quickly learned that this actually encompassed a small segment of the patient population served in our tertiary care Emergency Department …