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Introduction to Blood & Clots Series

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Welcome to the Blood & Clots series!

This new set of blog posts will focus on some of the most difficult dilemmas we face in medicine today: how to manage patients who are bleeding, clotting, or both.

You’ve seen these situations before – you’ve probably described them as something to the effect of:

  • A pickle
  • Catch-22
  • Rock and a hard place
  • Sitting on a powder keg
  • Between Scylla and Charybdis (if you are a fan of Greek mythology)

Over the next two years, we will publish 1 to 2 blog posts per month that focus on bleeding and clotting issues in emergency, ambulatory, and inpatient settings. The content is based on what you and your colleagues identified as important in a social-media based needs assessment in Fall 2016. We will begin our series by serializing the answers to the needs assessment MCQ questions.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a quiz to test your initial bleeding and clotting knowledge with one of our Blood & Clots quizlets. Read with an active eye and think about what you would do in these scenarios. We look forward to your feedback and suggestions.

All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here.

Yours sincerely,

The Blood & Clots Team

Dr. Eric Tseng

Dr. Andrew Shih

Dr. Kerstin de Wit

Dr. Calvin Yeh
Dr. Lana Castellucci

Dr. Vinai Bhagirath

Dr. Brent Thoma

Dr. Teresa Chan

Dr. Sameer Sharif

Rebecca Dang, MSc Candidate

Eric Tseng

Dr. Eric Tseng is a hematologist who works at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. His clinical practice is focused on non-cancer hematology and thrombosis medicine. His academic interests are in postgraduate medical education and competency based education.

Andrew Shih

Dr. Andrew Shih works as a Transfusion Medicine specialist at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. His interests include education regarding the safety and appropriate utilization of blood products and advance blood transfusion as a personalized medical therapeutic intervention.

Kerstin de Wit

Kerstin de Wit works clinically in Thrombosis medicine and Emergency Medicine in Hamilton, Ontario. Her research focuses on bleeding, clotting, and anticoagulation in the emergency department.

Teresa Chan

Senior Editor at CanadiEM
Emergency Physician. Medical Educator. #FOAMed Supporter, Producer and Researcher. Chief Strategy Officer of CanadiEM. Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University.