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Introducing the CanadiEM Newsletter

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The CanadiEM team is excited to bring you a newly minted newsletter!  This regular feature will exhibit a handful of topical CanadiEM articles in a digestible format for your consumption.   We will be curating posts and infographics both past and present to highlight excellent content that you might have missed. To subscribe, simply click the link or follow the prompts on our home page.  Our first issue is included below.  We’re always …

Electronic Health Record Systems and the Emergency Department Part 1 – Introduction

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You are working on a busy overnight shift in your local emergency department. You are comfortable with your flow, but feel that you are subject to some inefficiencies including finding the next patient’s chart, and different paper order sets, and having to write out lengthy discussions that you had with patients. You are often forced to put on your detective hat as you try to decipher previous handwritten notes in your patient’s chart. …

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Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Resources for ED Physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

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*All resources are from third parties that are Free Open Access. Please see the complete list of references below. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of planning as Canada has prepared itself for an increasing number of COVID-19 cases to hit our hospitals. We’ve watched its devastating impact in China, Italy, and closer home in some of the hardest hit areas in the United States such as New York City.​1​ These …

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The RULES of Patient Reassessments

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You have seen the patient, collected a thorough history of pertinent positives and negatives, completed a comprehensive physical, generated a differential diagnosis, presented the case to your attending and ordered all the appropriate investigations. The next step in providing the best care in the emergency department is reassessing, reassessing, and reassessing. The Emergency Department is unique in that there is minimal continuity of care. Once the patient is discharged from the department you …