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CAEP FEI | The Nursing Shift: Inter-Professional Education for Medical Students

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Amy is a fourth year emergency medicine resident, who has recently started supervising medical students while on shift. She meets Jim, a third year medical student, who will be working with her for the shift. Over the course of the shift, it becomes apparent that Jim is struggling with understanding a charge nurse’s role in the emergency department. Amy wishes there was a way for medical students like Jim to gain more insight …

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CPR Update Series Part 4 – Minimizing interruptions in chest compressions

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Editor’s note: This post marks the fourth in a series of posts outlining the evidence surrounding various aspects of CPR by Dr. Stu Netherton. Follow along as he covers Rate of Compression, Depth of Compression, Chest Wall Recoil, Minimizing Interruptions, and Avoiding Excessive Ventilation. Part 4 – Minimizing interruptions in chest compressions As providers we understand that the reason to perform chest compressions to artificially make the heart beat, delivering oxygen to and …

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CPR Update Series – Part 3 Chest Wall Recoil

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Editor’s note: This post marks the third in a series of posts outlining the evidence surrounding various aspects of CPR by Dr. Stu Netherton. Follow along as he covers Rate of Compression, Depth of Compression, Chest Wall Recoil, Minimizing Interruptions, and Avoiding Excessive Ventilation. Part 3 – Chest Wall Recoil The third component of high quality CPR is to allow full chest wall recoil. The 2015 guideline states: “It is reasonable for rescuers …

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HiQuiPs: Preparation Part 3 – Root Cause Analysis

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You have just finished a monthly business meeting with your emergency department (ED) team. One of your colleagues highlighted a recurring issue of the length of time it takes from ordering blood products to administering them in your ED. There is often a long delay in administration for patients who are in acute need.   You have gathered a team to start working on this quality improvement project. The team has put a …

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Evidence Bite: Medical Education and caring for transgender patients

In Medical Concepts by Alexandre CoutinLeave a Comment

Transgender (trans) people make up 0.6% of the population1, yet are among the most underserved in health care.2–5 Barriers to accessing care have been linked to unsafe surgical practices, self-prescribed hormone therapy, and even in the high rate of suicidality among trans Ontarians.6–10 Just over half of trans people report having negative Emergency Department (ED) experiences specifically related to their identity, while one fifth avoid the ED altogether out of fear of discrimination, suboptimal care, …