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A ‘Friends’ Case Report – Concussion

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Patient Presentation and History Joseph (Joey) F. Tribbiani is a 31-year-old man who presents with transient tinnitus following multiple hits to the head. Joey received 13 hits to the left and right temporal regions from his “friends” while wearing “protective equipment”. Collateral history from his friends, Chandler Bing and Ross Gellar, indicates that there was no loss of consciousness or subsequent disorientation. However, they were concerned for Joey’s cognitive well-being after losing 57 …

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Behind the scenes – Answering the call to action through “COVID-19 Made Simple”

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Simplifying the “Information overload” COVID-19 has affected many aspects of our society, including patterns of information seeking. Emerging evidence suggests that the initial attention to COVID-19 news is usually short-lived.​1​ One possible reason may be the overwhelming amount of information surrounding COVID-19, through various news and social media channels. The information overload has been paired with myriad of misinformation. We found our families and friends troubled over having to navigate multiple news media platforms …

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Hip Nerve Block Toolkit

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This post about how to perform a hip nerve block was created as part of the 2020 Manitoba Emergency Medicine Research Day 2.0 FOAMed competition. The authors have no disclosures of funding or conflicts of interest. Having a healthy understanding of regional anesthesia changes the game in Emergency Medicine. Whether you are relocating joints, fishing glass out of heels, or providing analgesia for painful fractures, depending less on narcotics and procedural sedation can …

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Special HiQuiPs Post on Choosing Wisely Canada and Quality Improvement Part 3 – Patient Engagement

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Patient Engagement in Practice: Case of Minor Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)A 40-year-male presents to the ED after sustaining a closed head injury during a soccer game. There is a question of a brief loss of consciousness and he is now complaining of a mild headache. At the ED triage, it is suspected that he has suffered a concussion. The patient appears anxious and is concerned that without imaging, his health may be at imminent …

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CRACKCast E215 – Abdominal Pain

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This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 24 (9th Ed.), and while it may not be the most glamorous topic, abdominal pain is both common and potentially life-threatening. In this episode we hope to solidify an approach to your next patient’s gut ache. Shownotes – PDF Here Rosen’s in Perspective Alright, everyone. It is time for yet another cruise down Rosen’s lane. Today, we are covering one of the most important chapters …