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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 Primer – Content Overview

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Introduction to the Emergency Department Emergency Medicine Mindset Emergency Department Culture 101 Common Presentations Abdominal Pain Chest pain Dyspnea / Shortness of Breath Back pain Headache Ischemic Stroke Vertigo Fever and Sepsis Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Musculoskeletal and Extremity Issues Joint Pain Soft Tissue Pathology Common Fractures & Splinting Lower Leg Swelling Early Pregnancy Bleeds and complications Epistaxis Pulmonary Embolism Trauma – General Approach Trauma – Isolated Head injury Emergency Department Skills …

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CanadiEM Frontline Primer – Open-Access Medical Education

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How to use this part of the Primer Continuous learning is something that we strive to encourage at the CanadiEM.org site. As one of the sites within the the Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM, or #FOAMed) movement, we are glad that you’ve enjoyed our Primer so far, but there’s a lot more great Canadian content out there. So, we have compiled a number of sites that feature Canadian FOAM that we think …

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CanadiEM Frontline Primer – Intimate Partner Violence Screen

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For a video that summarizes this post, check out this link! Points to Focus upon The emergency department (ED) is a safe haven for many. In the COVID-19 pandemic, many of those who might fall victim to violence at home are currently being asked to stay there in isolation with their potential abusers. During this time, it is imperative that we all be on high alert for signs of violence at home. The …