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Dress for Success: A Guide to Dressing Choices for Common Wounds in the Emergency Department

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During your Emergency Medicine (EM) rotation, you’ve encountered numerous lacerations and have honed your suturing skills. Following the primary closure of your most recent laceration, your supervising physician has requested that you apply an appropriate dressing and provide wound care instructions, as the nursing staff are preoccupied with attending to other patients. You look at the Wound Product Information Sheet and are surprised by the variety of dressings available in the Emergency Department …

HiQuiPs: Resource Issues in the Emergency Department

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Emergency departments are busy and are getting busier1, 2. Emergency physicians are faced with issues of overcrowding, departmental closures, and insufficient staffing. These issues are exacerbated by both the Covid pandemic3 and pressures found in the post-Covid “return to normal”4. Physicians are still expected to provide safe medical care in the face of these challenges. But what does that look like when your emergency department lacks appropriate resources? And how can physicians minimize …

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CJEM Visual Abstract – Hypotension and respiratory events related to electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in the emergency department

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Welcome back to the 2024 CJEM year! In this issue, we collaborated with the CJEM team to present “Hypotension and respiratory events related to electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in the emergency department” in a visual abstract format​1​. Electrical cardioversion (ECV) is extremely common in the emergency department for paroxysmal atrial rhythms. These patients are often treated with beta- or calcium-channel blockers, both at home and in the ED. Little …

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Images in Emergency Medicine Competition: A Showcase of Diversity and Representation

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📸Calling all photography enthusiasts and advocates for diverse representation in healthcare!📸 What it is: A first-ever CAEP photography competition designed to promote equity, representation, and inclusivity in emergency medicine education by showcasing images that reflect the diversity of healthcare providers and patients in Canada. Accepted photographs will be showcased in CAEP’s new open access Images in Emergency Medicine webpage. Top ranking photos will be featured in a presentation at CAEP24 in Saskatoon (click …

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CJEM Visual Abstract – Machine learning for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome using a 12-lead ECG: a systematic review

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For the October 2023 issue of CJEM, we collaborated with their team to present “Machine learning for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome using a 12-lead ECG: a systematic review”​1​​ in a visually simplified format. Many of us see the interpretation that is included on the top or side of each ECG, with common practice being to approach these diagnoses with caution. We often rely on our clinicians interpretation of the 12-lead, instead. …

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CJEM Visual Abstract – Machine learning to identify attributes that predict patients who LWBS in a pediatric ED

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For the August 2023 issue of CJEM, we collaborated with their team to present “Machine learning to identify attributes that predict patients who leave without being seen in a pediatric emergency department”​1​ in a visual abstract format. A mismatch in patient load and ED resources that allow for timely care have led to increased numbers of patients who want to leave without being assessed by a physician or advanced care provider (LWBS). Reported …