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2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support

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This year, the American Heart Association (AHA) released the updated 2020 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care; the first major update to the internationally recognized guideline in five years. In collaboration with the AHA, the authors highlighted the “Top 10 Things to Know” regarding the guideline updates. As in previous years, the authors emphasize recognizing prevalence and mortality of cardiac arrest in both a community and hospital setting. They also reaffirm …

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Taking a Sexual History in the ED

In All Posts, Education & Quality Improvement, Infographics, Mentorship by Monika BilicLeave a Comment

A complete sexual history is important in the investigation of several emergency department (ED) presentations. This is often challenging for students, as it can feel intimidating and uncomfortable to breach this topic with patients. Also, the setting of the ED is not inherently conducive to conversations like these, given the lack of established patient-staff rapport and perceived lack of privacy and time. As such, an organized approach with attention to the environment and …

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2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Education Science

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This year, the American Heart Association released the updated 2020 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care; the first major update to the internationally recognized guideline in five years. CanadiEM has worked alongside the AHA to produce infographics summarizing these updates.  The “Top 10 Things to Know” for Education Science are as follows: Effective education is an essential contributor to improved survival outcomes from cardiac arrest. Use of a deliberate practice and …

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2020 AHA and Red Cross Focused Update on First Aid

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This year, the American Heart Association released the updated 2020 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care; the first major update to the internationally recognized guideline in five years. CanadiEM has worked alongside the AHA to produce infographics summarizing these updates.  Alongside the American Red Cross, the AHA developed a Focused Update for First Aid outlining the “Top 10 Things to Know” for providers. The update used systematic reviews produced by the …

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2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support

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This year, the American Heart Association released the updated 2020 guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care; the first major update to the internationally recognized guideline in five years. The American Heart Association (AHA) has updated its Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support (PALS) guidelines since their last update in 2010. These new recommendations focus on airway management, emphasizing that pediatric patients with an advanced airway should have a target respiratory rate of …

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What to Do in a Resuscitation as a Junior Learner

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Background If you’re a medical student interested in emergency medicine, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re also interested in resuscitation medicine. It’s a defining aspect of the specialty — how to take a sick, undifferentiated patient and simultaneously investigate and treat a potentially very broad differential diagnosis.  The challenge is that, as a junior learner, you’ve likely received limited teaching in resuscitation medicine, and what teaching you have received is probably more …