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Teaching That Counts: Tips on Receiving Feedback

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Infographics by Krista Dowhos1 Comment

This is part of the CanadiEM Teaching That Counts Infographic Series, where we take the current research and evidence on how to teach well in the emergency department and distill it down into bite-sized chunks that are rapidly digestible and memorable. Teaching That Counts: Tips on Receiving Feedback Do you ever have difficulty receiving feedback from learners? Is receiving feedback as a teacher something you actively avoid? Do you find feedback challenging to …

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Interpreting Critical Vital Signs

In All Posts, Medical Concepts by Jana BalakumaranLeave a Comment

Vital signs are amongst the first pieces of patient information available to you in the acute setting. They play a role in many of the decisions we make in emergency medicine.  Unfortunately, vital signs can be influenced by a number of factors and there are many situations in which vital signs are less than reliable. Abnormal vital signs can be an indicator of an underlying pathology, a variant due to medication, or a …

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Requesting Consults in the Emergency Department

In All Posts, Education & Quality Improvement, Knowledge Translation, Mentorship by Julia HeightonLeave a Comment

You are halfway through your very first Emergency Medicine shift. You have a 23 year old male patient who appears to be a slam dunk for acute appendicitis – he has symptoms that are consistent with the presentation, pain on palpation at McBurney’s point, a high white count, and CT findings of appendicitis. Your staff is being pulled in a thousand different directions, and asks you if you feel comfortable calling General Surgery …

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The CanadiEM Junior Editor Program: Now Accepting Applications!

In All Posts by Kevin DurrLeave a Comment

We are pleased to announce that CanadiEM is now accepting applications for our Junior Editor program! If you are interested in learning more about Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) or contributing to this medium, this program is for you. The application process deadline is July 31, 2020. What is a Junior Editor? The role of a Junior Editor is very flexible. The main task is copy-editing and uploading article submissions to the …