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5 Things You Should Know About Elder Abuse in the ED

In Education & Quality Improvement by Miriam ArmaniousLeave a Comment

Studies suggest that the prevalence of elder abuse in high-income countries sits at around 7.6-10%.​1​  As individuals age, there can be a decline in social connections and even primary care visits.  ED visits can be one of the only points of contact outside their immediate living environment, making this a crucial setting for identification of elder abuse.​2​ It’s a statistical certainty that anyone working in health care has encountered several victims of elder …

Tales From The Trenches E02: COVID and Critical Care Fellowship with Dr. Mark Ramzy

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Overview: In this episode, Tiffany talks with Dr. Mark Ramzy about finishing residency and starting his Critical Care fellowship in the hotspots of the COVID pandemic. They also discuss the unique challenges Dr. Ramzy faced when he became a father at the start of the pandemic. Dr. Ramzy shares how he rediscovered artistic talents and reinforced old friendships and family bonds to help overcome the sense of isolation during quarantine. Take a listen, …

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Addiction Medicine in the Emergency Department: A Needs Assessment Survey of Emergency Medicine Providers

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In the Emergency Department, we frequently care for patients with substance use disorders. With visits increasing and an opioid crisis, providing high quality care for patients struggling with substance use disorder has never been more important. As Emergency Medicine providers we have a unique opportunity for intervention, as many of our patients are faced with barriers to accessing primary care. Despite the importance of this topic, many Emergency Medicine providers feel they don’t have …

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Journal Club by CanadiEM E01: Meet the Team

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Journal Club by CanadiEM is a podcast designed to help medical learners at all stages of training develop the skills necessary to properly appraise, interpret, and apply medical research to the practice of Emergency Medicine, all in the spirit of evidence based medicine.  Hosts  From the West to the East coast: Dylan Collins – 4th year medical student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver  Levi Johnston – Family Medicine R2 at …

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Artificial intelligence in emergency medicine: beyond the hype

In Commentary, HiQuiPs by Abirami KirubarajanLeave a Comment

During a busy night shift, you are reading a series of chest X-rays when you overhear a colleague remark, “This will all be replaced by computers soon, anyways”. You think back to a few Tweets on artificial intelligence in medicine and wonder if her comment has merit.   There has been so much hype about the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recent years, much of which is optimistic and some of which is …