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CanadiEM MVP Infographic Series – The Canadian C-spine rule for radiography in alert and stable trauma patients

In Featured, Infographics, Medical Concepts by Kevin LamLeave a Comment

This issue of the MVP Infographic Series is focused on “The Canadian C-spine rule for radiography in alert and stable trauma patients” published by Stiell et al.1 Prior to the use of clinical decision rules, such as the Canadian C-spine Rule (CCR), clinicians varied up to 6-fold in how often they ordered C-spine X-rays. Although such X-rays have a low individual cost, they carry a high systems-level cost due to the volume of …

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Sponsored Post: Work as an Emergency Physician for the Nova Scotia Health Authority

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The Nova Scotia Health Authority is currently seeking Emergency Physicians to join the Cape Breton team! The industrial area of Cape Breton ranges from the very eastern tip of Cape Breton to the west side of Sydney Harbour, including Sydney, Glace Bay, North Sydney, and a number of smaller communities. Cape Breton has been rated one of the top travel destinations worldwide. Living in Cape Breton would allow you to enjoy the beautiful …

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FLOW Hacks 8 – In & out of the ED for the ‘Treat & Release’ patient.

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, FLOW Hacks by Sachin TrivediLeave a Comment

To continue our FLOW Hacks series, Victoria Woolner (NP, MN, MSc QIPS) writes about her team’s project tackling the ‘Treat and Release‘ patient. Setting This intervention was carried out at Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospital (UHN) in Toronto, Ontario. Between the two sites, there are approximately 117, 000 visits per year. Description of the innovation Treat & release (T&R) patients are patients that have been seen in the ED and asked to return …

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CAEP FEI | The Nursing Shift: Inter-Professional Education for Medical Students

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Amy is a fourth year emergency medicine resident, who has recently started supervising medical students while on shift. She meets Jim, a third year medical student, who will be working with her for the shift. Over the course of the shift, it becomes apparent that Jim is struggling with understanding a charge nurse’s role in the emergency department. Amy wishes there was a way for medical students like Jim to gain more insight …