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Blood & Clots Series: When is it safe to perform neuraxial procedures in an anticoagulated patient?

In Blood & Clots, Medical Concepts by Tobias TritschlerLeave a Comment

All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here. CanMEDS Roles addressed: Medical Expert, Collaborator Case Description You are assessing a 55-year-old male patient in the emergency room who is presenting with headache, fever, and neck stiffness. He needs a lumbar puncture to rule out bacterial meningitis. However, he is on apixaban 5 mg twice daily for atrial fibrillation with a CHADS65 score of 1 point for hypertension. His …

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The CanadiEM Infographic Team: Now Accepting Applications

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Are you a medical student or resident with an interest in emergency medicine and/or infographics? Are you looking to gain some marketable skills in graphic design? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that CanadiEM is recruiting new members for the infographic team. How did it start? Our initial infographic team consisted of three members in 2015, who worked on a variety of projects. Since then, this has expanded to approximately 12 members …

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Pacemaker Essentials: Complications You Must Know

In Medical Concepts by Lorne Costello1 Comment

Like all good trilogies, this too, must end. After a long hiatus due to budget negotiations, studio restrictions, and transitioning into staff-hood, it is time we discuss some of the complications that you may see from our pesky pacemakers in the emergency department (ED).  Before we begin, please review the prequels if you haven’t already. Check out Part 1, “Pacemaker Essentials: What we need to know in the ED” and Part 2, “Pacemaker …