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Blood and Clots Series Quizlet 5: Should I Screen my Patient for Occult Cancer After Unprovoked VTE?

In Blood & Clots, Medical Concepts by Eric TsengLeave a Comment

Hello Blood & Clots/CanadiEM community! Before we post our blog series on thrombosis and bleeding, we encourage you to test your initial knowledge by going through a few brief case scenarios. These cases were originally posted as part of our needs assessment in Fall 2016, and you can find the answers after each question below. The first few quizlets can be found here: Quizlet 1, Quizlet 2, Quizlet 3, Quizlet 4. Cheers! -Blood …

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Hidden stories: What is happening to this man?

In Arts PRN by Tetyana Maniuk1 Comment

“Hidden stories” is a new series for Arts PRN challenging your observation skills. How many details can you notice? Can you weave together a story from this one still image? Don’t forget to check out more series featured on Arts PRN here.  A big thank you to Dr. David Cisewski (@dhcisewski), an EM resident at Mount Sinai, for suggesting this painting for Arts PRN! What is the focus of this painting? How do …

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Continuous Evidence Evaluation: HSFC/AHA Focused Update on the Role of Ventilation in Resuscitation

In Infographics, Medical Concepts by Blair BighamLeave a Comment

Did you know? ILCOR has shifted to a Continuous Evidence Evaluation (CEE) system What does this mean for you? You won’t get your giant q5year update anymore! Instead, experts and scientists will constantly scan the literature. When sufficient evidence requires a change in the guidelines, a FOCUSED update will then be released. When does this process begin? It already has! The first focused update was JUST released. New studies have strengthened ILCOR’s confidence about …

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Routes to emergency medicine practice following a Family Medicine residency

In CaRMS Guide by Gaibrie StephenLeave a Comment

Believe it or not, CCFP graduates provide the majority of emergency care in Canada. I don’t mean CCFP physicians with an emergency medicine (EM) designation – I’m referring to regular non-EM family physicians. From the very northern settlements of Canada to southern border cities, family physicians have been working in emergency departments since their earliest days in Canada. This begs the important question: what is the value added through a recognized college competency …