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Calling All Podcasters

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We are Recruiting! Are you wanting to get involved with the CanadiEM team? You’re in luck! We are looking for interested medical students, residents, and staff doctors for our Podcast team! We are recruiting for interested podcasters to help interview guests, create content, and edit podcasts related to clinical and medical education. This volunteer position allows for the opportunity to get involved in the wonderful world of FOAMed, meet healthcare professionals from across …

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Behind – How McMaster Medical Students Created an Evidence-Based Medicine Database to Aid in the Fight against COVID-19

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The Necessity For Knowledge The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed how physicians practice medicine worldwide and has created a wide information gap as clinicians struggle to integrate the immense volume of new research into their practice. Primary literature of varying quality is being published at an accelerated pace, and the lack of strong evidence for diagnostics, treatments, and interventions only further contributes to this uncertainty. Dr. Mark Crowther, Chair of the Department of …

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A “Friends” Case Report – Joey’s Urolithiasis

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Presentation Joey Tribbiani, a previously healthy 28-year-old male, presents to the ED with left-sided flank pain. In the past 12 hours, he has had four 20-minute episodes of sudden onset, severe left flank pain radiating to the groin. During these episodes he was unable to find a comfortable position. He felt nauseous and had one episode of emesis. He denies hematuria and any lower urinary tract, gastrointestinal, or respiratory symptoms. He reports no …

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Must Not Miss Pediatric Fractures

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Andy is a 9-year-old male presenting to the emergency department after a left sided FOOSH injury. The initial survey indicates no other associated injuries or neurovascular compromise. However, Andy is holding his left arm and describes a poorly localized pain along his wrist and forearm preventing him from moving it. His immunizations are UTD and he is otherwise healthy without any history of orthopedic injuries. What are your differential diagnoses? What findings on …

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Approach to Caring for Homeless Patients in the ED during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured by Claire BodkinLeave a Comment

Introduction It’s a cliche that holds true now more than ever – the emergency department really is the front door to the medical system. Despite many health and social services shuttering or moving to virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency department remains open 24/7. Our EDs are still committed to seeing anyone who shows up, in communities of all sizes from coast-to-coast. And while we try to keep people at home …