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Designing a QI project – a Comparison of Quality Improvement and Traditional Research Paradigms

In Education & Quality Improvement, HiQuiPs by Shawn.MondouxLeave a Comment

You are attending your local ED monthly rounds where a journal club is being held discussing a Quality Improvement (QI) published paper. As the rounds progress, your presenter critiques the article and discusses perceived weaknesses including a small sample size, lack of  randomization and blinding, and lists many different possible biases in this project. You reflect back on your previous journal clubs and wonder whether it makes sense to apply a research-style critical …

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Pacemaker Essentials: Complications You Must Know

In Medical Concepts by Lorne Costello1 Comment

Like all good trilogies, this too, must end. After a long hiatus due to budget negotiations, studio restrictions, and transitioning into staff-hood, it is time we discuss some of the complications that you may see from our pesky pacemakers in the emergency department (ED).  Before we begin, please review the prequels if you haven’t already. Check out Part 1, “Pacemaker Essentials: What we need to know in the ED” and Part 2, “Pacemaker …

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CRACKCast E209 – Diplopia

In CRACKCast, Featured, Podcast by Dillan Radomske1 Comment

This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 018, Diplopia (9th Ed.). This podcast will provide you with a simplified ED approach requiring half the thinking during the workup of double vision. Shownotes – PDF here Rosen’s in Perspective Welcome back to another episode of CRACKCast. Today, we will spare you the typical introductory case as the content presented below is pretty dense. We will be reviewing a fairly common problem in today’s …

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CanadiEM year in review and 2020 preview

In Featured by Brent ThomaLeave a Comment

Since launching on January 1st, 2016, CanadiEM has experienced a lot of growth. In 2019 our site received >2.1 million pageviews, >300,000 podcast downloads from around the world, and was recognized of the top 10 sites tracked by the #FOAMed Social Media Index.​1,2​ While we have continued to focus on building a Canadian community of emergency physician educators, our growth has been supported by numerous additions to our team and evolutions in how …