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Postpartum Hemorrhage in the House of the Dragons

In Case Series, Medical Concepts by Tessa LadnerLeave a Comment

Main Points: Case presentation: Surrounded by her husband King Viserys, midwives and maesters, Queen Aemma was due to give birth any minute. Longing for a male heir, the King was under considerable pressure to secure the succession to his throne. In her own words, the Queen set the scene by describing the “childbed” as a battlefield. Unfortunately, these words become truth as Aemma quickly starts to lose blood during the birth of her …

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Applications Open! CanadiEM Digital Scholar Fellowship 2023 -2024

In Commentary by Blair BighamLeave a Comment

We’re now accepting applications for 2023-2024. Fellowships are 6-18 months long withflexible start time and pace. Applications are accepted throughout the year. The deadline is May 1, 2023 for a start date of July 1, 2023. A Message From the Fellowship DirectorThe DSF has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the best medical educators in Canada. Flexible and malleable, it allows senior residents and health professionals who are keen to …

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The Many Paths to Emergency Medicine in Canada

In CaRMS Guide, Mentorship, Working in EM by Kathleen HughesLeave a Comment

What is an emergency medicine doctor? The answer likely differs between a major academic centre and a rural hospital. Perhaps the simplest definition is any physician who staffs an emergency department (ED). When it comes to training, emergency medicine (EM) certainly holds the title of most heterogeneous specialty in Canada. While some physicians complete a five-year residency in EM and are Royal College certified, others complete a one-year EM fellowship after two years …

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ABCDE Approach

In Education & Quality Improvement, Guidelines, Knowledge Translation by Devika SinghLeave a Comment

The ABCDE approach applies to the initial assessment of critically ill patients. For each step, appropriate treatment should be started regardless if there is a definitive diagnosis. Airway​1–3​ Fatal in minutes. Think of this separately from breathing! Consider what would you do if the airway became threatened, e.g. Have you assessed for predictors of difficult airway management? Assessment Management ● Determine if patient can speak.● Inspect for secretions or foreign bodies.● Check for …

Pediatric Damage Control Resuscitation in the Game of Thrones

In Case Series, Medical Concepts by Will WuLeave a Comment

Bran Stark, a 10-year-old boy, was exploring Winterfell during King Robert Baratheon’s visit to Winterfell. This patient is the son of Ned Stark, Lord of the North, and heir of the powerful House Stark. As a curious young boy, he wanted to watch the festivities from the view of a tower. This was not unusual for Bran, who “had known ever stone of those buildings, inside and out; he had climbed them all, …