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HiQuiPs: Patient Safety in the ED Part 5 – Patient Communication in the ED

In Education & Quality Improvement, HiQuiPs by Sachin TrivediLeave a Comment

You are working in the Emergency Department on a day when it is busy and bed blocked. You assess a patient presenting with chest pain in the EMS offload area. Standing next to the stretcher, stopping to move every time a porter comes by with another patient stretcher, you sense that your patient is frustrated.  After the initial workup is complete, you go to reassess your patient and review the results. As you …

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CRACKcast E202 – Cyanosis

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This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 011, Cyanosis (9th Ed.). Knowledge of this topic will allow you to more rapidly identify the cause of your patient’s blue hue and give you the tools to intervene on your next shift. Shownotes – PDF Here Rosen’s in Perspective Alright, here is the scenario for today’s podcast: It is 0350h on what has been one of the more draining shifts of your career. You …

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CAEPCast: The SIM Olympiad with Dr. Tamara McColl

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From CAEP 2019 I always love the activities and experiences at CAEP, but year after year I’m drawn to the Simulation Olympiad. Every time I think it’s just incredible. This year, I decided to talk with some of the people who make the SIMOlympiad such a great experience for audiences and participants alike. In my first interview, I heard about what a good SIM team looks like, how the competition runs, and what the scope of …

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CanadiEM Digital Scholars Fellowship – Applications now open for 2019-2020

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Are you a RCPSC resident about to embark on your special interest time (ex. fellowship)?   Are you a graduating CCFP-EM interested in medical education scholarship with a digital media focus? Are you finished your training in medicine (in any field) and you want to get into the digital medical education world? Are you an Emergency Medicine Interprofessional Health Team member interested in medical education and social media? If this fits your profile …

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HiQuiPs: Patient Safety in the ED Part 4 – Patient Handovers and Transitions of Care

In Education & Quality Improvement, HiQuiPs by Sachin Trivedi1 Comment

You are beginning a morning shift in the Emergency Department when the overnight physician comes up to you and asks “Hey, can I give you a few handovers?” Your colleague provides a brief verbal handover for three patients and then says “this fourth one is a slam dunk admit, I’ve called the hospitalist and they’ll come to see the patient sometime this morning. Don’t even worry about it.” A few hours later, a …

Blood & Clots Series: What are the risks of reversing anticoagulation?

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All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here. CanMEDS Roles addressed: Medical expert, Communicator Case Description You are working a shift in your local emergency department and an 89-year-old female is brought in with a 2-day history of melena stool.  The patient has a history of atrial fibrillation and uncontrolled hypertension despite being on an ACE-inhibitor. Her initial bloodwork shows a hemoglobin of 102 g/L (no baseline provided), …