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CJEM Infographic: How accurate are instructors at assessing CPR quality?

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This month CanadiEM features an article recently published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) that focuses on the assessment of CPR quality by instructors.1 Since instructors teaching CPR do not have access to objective measures of CPR quality (rate, depth, fraction), they must rely on subjective assessments.2 As outlined in this CanadiEM infographic, this study by Brennan et al. set out to determine whether experienced instructors (emergency department staff and senior residents) could …

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CJEM Infographic: Comparison of Sacco vs START triage using a virtual reality scenario with paramedic students

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1This month CanadiEM is features an article recently published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) that compares the Sacco and START triage methods.2 The START (Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment) triage method is the most commonly used triage method worldwide and sorts patients based on their vitals and ability to walk. By contrast, the Sacco triage method is a newly developed system that sorts patients based on their vitals and available resources. …