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Introducing ‘Sirens to Scrubs’

In Education & Quality Improvement, Working in EM by Paula SneathLeave a Comment

Are you a paramedic or other first responder that has wondered ‘what tests will my patient get’, or ‘how is a shoulder dislocation reduced’? Are you a member of the Emergency Department team curious about what the paramedics actually DO before they bring your patients in? Then Sirens to Scrubs is for you! Patients and their families often meet a multitude of healthcare professionals during their emergency – firefighters, paramedics, nurses, emergency physicians, consulting physicians, and …

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New CanadiEM Series – HiQuiPs

In Education & Quality Improvement, HiQuiPs by Ahmed TaherLeave a Comment

Are you starting a local quality improvement project in your emergency department? Or is there a safety issue that triggered an incident report? How about a new electronic health record system at your site that clinicians need to learn how to make the best out of? ED scorecards? A new system of audits? Have to complete a root cause analysis? So much change is happening these days in our complex emergency department environments, …

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Lessons Learned in Academic Scholarship

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Opinion by Daniel Ting1 Comment

During my PGY-4 year, I had the opportunity to pursue a specialization in Academic Scholarship.1 My year had two primary components: (1) I was the inaugural Editorial Intern at the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine,2 and; (2) I was the Digital Scholars Fellow at CanadiEM.3 Over the course of the year, I learned many lessons about publishing in academics. I wanted to share three of the most pertinent lessons with our community to …

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CAEP FEI | Trauma Resuscitation Using In Situ Simulation Team Training (TRUST) Study

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Andrew PetrosoniakLeave a Comment

Rob is a fourth year resident who is just walking out of the resuscitation bay after working with the team on a 45 year old man hit by a car. His attending staff asks him to think about areas where the resuscitation could have been improved. As Rob reflects on the experience, he wishes that there was a way to better analyze these events and find areas for improvement.  Emergency medicine can often …

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CAEP FEI | The Nightmares Course at Queen’s University

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Andrew HallLeave a Comment

Lilly is a first year resident who is called by the floor nurse about an elderly gentleman who is “feeling unwell”. She walks into the room and notices he is wheezing and appears short of breath. Lilly starts feeling extremely anxious and is unsure of what she should do before rushing to find her staff. She wishes there was a course that would allow her to be exposed to these situations and become …