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Case Report: Toxin-Induced Cardiac Arrest in Game of Thrones

In Case Series, Medical Concepts by Will WuLeave a Comment

King Joffrey I Baratheon was found in respiratory distress by his mother, Cersei Lannister, and Jaime Lannister during his wedding to Margaery Tyrell. As this was the wedding for the King of the Seven Kingdoms, numerous guests and bystanders were present. The patient was eating a traditional pigeon pie and drinking from a glass of wine poured by Tyrion Lannister immediately prior to developing symptoms of dry mouth, severe cough, and shortness of …

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CAEP GeMES | Rate of Milestone Attainment in Male Versus Female Emergency Medicine Residents

In Education & Quality Improvement, Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Laura WeingartenLeave a Comment

Crystal is a 3rd year EM resident who is meeting with her program director at her mid-year feedback session to discuss her progress. After she finishes the meeting and is reassured that she is achieving all of her clinical milestones thus far, she grabs dinner with the other 3rd year EM residents in her program. As they all discuss their progress, she realizes that all of the male residents were told in their …

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Blood and Clots Series Quizlet 5: Should I Screen my Patient for Occult Cancer After Unprovoked VTE?

In Blood & Clots, Medical Concepts by Eric TsengLeave a Comment

Hello Blood & Clots/CanadiEM community! Before we post our blog series on thrombosis and bleeding, we encourage you to test your initial knowledge by going through a few brief case scenarios. These cases were originally posted as part of our needs assessment in Fall 2016, and you can find the answers after each question below. The first few quizlets can be found here: Quizlet 1, Quizlet 2, Quizlet 3, Quizlet 4. Cheers! -Blood …

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Continuous Evidence Evaluation: HSFC/AHA Focused Update on the Role of Ventilation in Resuscitation

In Infographics, Medical Concepts by Blair BighamLeave a Comment

Did you know? ILCOR has shifted to a Continuous Evidence Evaluation (CEE) system What does this mean for you? You won’t get your giant q5year update anymore! Instead, experts and scientists will constantly scan the literature. When sufficient evidence requires a change in the guidelines, a FOCUSED update will then be released. When does this process begin? It already has! The first focused update was JUST released. New studies have strengthened ILCOR’s confidence about …

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Routes to emergency medicine practice following a Family Medicine residency

In CaRMS Guide by Gaibrie StephenLeave a Comment

Believe it or not, CCFP graduates provide the majority of emergency care in Canada. I don’t mean CCFP physicians with an emergency medicine (EM) designation – I’m referring to regular non-EM family physicians. From the very northern settlements of Canada to southern border cities, family physicians have been working in emergency departments since their earliest days in Canada. This begs the important question: what is the value added through a recognized college competency …

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CAEP FEI | ILearnEM

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Andrea LoLeave a Comment

Polly is a first year resident who has recently been introduced to free open access medical education (FOAM). She decides to use FOAM to learn tips and tricks to manage a lower GI bleed. However, she finds herself frustrated by spending lengthy periods of time navigating different sites to try to answer her questions. There are so many resources, but which is the best for her current needs? Polly wonders if there is a …