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CAEP Conference + CanadiEM Special Podcast – Ep 2 – Introducing Track Chairs

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CAEP Conference + CanadiEM Promotions Team collaborate to bring you our second podcast episode! In this collaboration CAEP Conference promotions podcast episode #2 – We introduce some of our amazing track chairs from the conference. They discuss their guest speakers and some of the awesome content they will be hosting at their respective tracks! CAEP Conference 2021 : CAEP at the Forks – Rising to the Challenge When: June 15-17Where: Virtual Conference (Winnipeg …

Tales From the Trenches E03: COVID and the Medical Student Dilemma with Dr. Jazmyn Shaw

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Overview: In this episode, Tiffany talks with Dr. Jazmyn Shaw, the current EMRA Medical Student Council Chair, about the unique challenges faced by medical students during the COVID pandemic. From being abruptly pulled from rotations, uncertainty over audition rotations, virtual interviews and match to the first doses of a COVID vaccine, we cover it all! As we enter year 2 of the COVID pandemic, Dr. Shaw gives us a reminder to love ourselves …

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What is the role of POCUS to differentiate between cellulitis and abscess?

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A 30-year-old male presents to the ER with right forearm redness, swelling and pain. On exam, you are unsure whether this infection represents cellulitis or abscess. You wonder if point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can be helpful. Superficial soft tissue infections are a common ED presentation. Cellulitis appears as an area of erythema, edema and tenderness. An abscess is suspected when a discrete fluctuant mass is palpated within the infected tissue. However, relying on these …

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Tiny Tip: HOUSE as a discharge guide for marginalized patients that incorporates the social determinants of health

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Emergency Departments are often the primary source of healthcare for marginalized patients with substance use disorders and precarious housing​1​. As such, we have unique opportunities to intervene and initiate change. While many screening tools exist to identify substance use disorders, the novel H.O.U.S.E. mnemonic is the first to cover high yield items to be discussed with patients prior to discharge​2​. It can be used as an easy to remember tool to ensure that …