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Grey’s Anatomy Case Review: Don’t Get Burned

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After a mass casualty incident involving a hotel fire, the Seattle Grace Hospital was in chaos. As in every episode, the emergency department was run entirely by surgeons. Patients were handed off between residents with little communication as they ran from one case to the next and additional casualties were wheeled in. Ultimately, one crucial mistake during the assessment of patient C. Becker led to her demise. Mrs. Becker was a 30-year-old female …

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Queen’s Gambit Case Report: Pediatric Benzodiazepine Overdose

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Patient Presentation Beth Harmon is a 9-year-old female who presented to the ED from the Methuen Home, an orphanage, after a witnessed ingestion of “green pills” or Xanzolam. As reported by Headmistress Helen Deardorff, she swallowed at least a handful of the drug after stealing it from the orphanage’s pill jar. She then lost consciousness and fell off the chair she was standing on, dropping and shattering the pill jar. We are unable …

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CarmsCast Episode 3: Preparing for Interviews

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In this week’s episode, we are covering how to best prepare for your all-important interviews! From what questions to expect to how to leave a positive impression, we cover it all! Helping break this all down for us is a panel of resident guests from diverse programs across Canada: Dr. Larissa Hattin, Dr. Dillan Radomske, and  Dr. Ben Forestell. Click Here For Shownotes Our Guests Dr. Larissa Hattin is a 4th-year emergency medicine …

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The AHA 2020 “Top 10 Changes” Project: CPR & ECC Guidelines Infographic Series

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Cardiac Arrest: What Is It All About? Cardiac arrest is one of the most polarizing things we face in Emergency Medicine. The reality of its morbidity and mortality really juxtaposes the moment of joy where you ~finally~ get that pulse back! Thanks to the efforts of organizations like the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), ongoing research into resuscitation and the ACLS algorithm continue to improve …

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PEM Pearls 03: Non Accidental Trauma pt. 2

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Welcome back to PEM Pearls: the CanadiEM Infographic Series focused on providing approaches and high-yield pearls for important pediatric EM topics! This is part 2 of our 2 part Non-Accidental Trauma posts. Today we will be discussing the workup, investigations, and management for potential non-accidental trauma cases.​1​ There are a variety of goals of care that emergency physicians should perform when managing a potential non-accidental trauma case. In short, remember to treat, record, …