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#CAEP15 Special Edition | An Interview with Featured CJEM Author Dr. Qamar Amin

In Knowledge Translation by Rohit MohindraLeave a Comment

Editor’s Note: Earlier this month at #CAEP15, we found out that one of the residents (Dr. Qamar Amin –@qam1n) at the University of Ottawa (who is the lead author of the CJEM featured paper this month) was going to be there.  As we are very excited to see junior clinician researchers doing great work, so we reached out to the CJEM social media team to see if they could help us with a …

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#CAEP15 Special Edition | Digital Scholarship Elective – An Educational Innovation by the BoringEM team

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Editor’s note:  This past week, whilst was down, there was the ever eventful and fun #CAEP15 conference, which was held in beautiful Edmonton, AB. If you missed out, check out feeds by our editorial team (@TChanMD, @SLuckettG, @Brent_Thoma, @purdy_eve) for cool stuff that we saw.  That said, one of the undisputed highlights of the conference was seeing one of our writers (Dr. Alia, Dharamsi, @alia_dh) present her novel Digital Scholars program during …

KT Evidence Bite: Cardioversion and Thromboembolism

In Knowledge Translation by Eve PurdyLeave a Comment

Editor’s note: This is a series based on work done by three physicians (Patrick Archambault, Tim Chaplin, and our BoringEM Managing editor Teresa Chan)  for the Canadian National Review Course (NRC). You can read a description of this course here. The NRC brings EM residents from across the Canada together in their final year for a crash course on everything emergency medicine. Since we are a specialty with heavy allegiance to the tenets of Evidence-Based Medicine, we thought we would serially release the biggest, …

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How to Use Likelihood Ratios in Every Day Practice

In Knowledge Translation by Michael Garfinkle5 Comments

A large part of an emergency physician’s job is finding and ruling out emergencies. To do that we ask the patient questions, examine them, look at their blood, and take radiographic images. The goal of all of these tests is to rule-in or rule-out disease. However, not all tests are created equal… As a student, I became frustrated when I was told that such-and-such test was “good” and I should use it. What did good …