Doctors Can’t Remember Everything: Calciphylaxis and a Diagnostic Aid

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The general approach to the differential diagnosis has remained unchanged since the dawn of modern medicine. A doctor sees a patient, gets some initial information, and then creates a list of what they think are the most likely and dangerous possibilities. This list of possibilities is created by comparing the present patient to others that the doctor has seen and/or querying his/her memory for disease patterns that they have read in textbooks. This …

Tales From The Trenches 05: COVID Reflections – Two Years in a Pandemic

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Overview:  In this episode, Tiffany talks with Dr. Kevin Dong from Hamilton, Canada, and CanadiEM podcast extraordinaire! We reflect on two years of practicing medicine during the COVID pandemic and share our own unique challenges, lessons learned and motivation to continue to work in the department as we enter our third year of the pandemic. Take a listen! Host: Tiffany Proffitt DO, Staff Emergency Medicine Physician Honor Health Guest: Dr. Kevin Dong Short Bio: Dr. …

Social Justice EM Podcast E01: What’s Nuclear Energy Got To Do With It: Emergency Medicine & Climate Change

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CanadiEM Podcast Series: Social Justice EM Podcast | Host: Amie Archibald-Varley RN, MN | Guest: Dr. Chris Keefer What is our role as healthcare providers when it comes to discussions on climate change?  How can we reduce of carbon footprint? What changes can we make in the healthcare system to reduce carbon emissions? Is wind and solar energy our only options? Climate change can be a tricky topic to navigate but it does not have …

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PoCUS Previews 01: Intro to PoCUS

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Welcome to PoCUS Previews; CanadiEM’s newest infographic series!  Ultrasound (US) is an imaging modality that uses high frequency soundwaves and their reflection to produce real time images of various structures within the human body. In Emergency Medicine, small portable US machines can be used to gain an abundance of clinical insight that can ultimately aid in diagnosis. However, generating and interpreting these images can be quite challenging. PoCUS Previews aims to simplify Point …

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Tox in 10: Anticholinergics

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Welcome to “Tox in 10,” a new infographic series that exposes learners to medical toxicology topics that they can absorb in 10 minutes or less! This series is meant to introduce medical students and junior residents to the wonderful field of toxicology in an easy-to-reference-to manner! Each infographic covers the basics of the principles of toxicity, clinical features, diagnostic testing, management, and disposition that is associated with a specific toxic substance or toxidrome.​1​ …

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HiQuiPS: Virtual Care and Inequity Part 2 – Bridging the Digital Divide

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You are a Nurse Practitioner who has educated yourself about Canada’s digital divide through personal research and interactions with your own patients. Now that you have a grasp on the source of the problem, you begin to search for solutions. You scour the internet for various services that will provide your patients with access to devices, internet services, and provide technology teachings. Welcome to Part 2 of our Virtual Care and Equity series …