Protocol for lung ultrasound in COVID-19 patients

Lung PoCUS can rapidly diagnose the underlying etiology at the bedside of the acutely dyspneic patient. Lung PoCUS has excellent test characteristics for the diagnosis of...

Managing Stress and Anxiety related to COVID-19

As Bob Dylan once said; “Times, they are a-changin'”. With respect to the novel coronavirus-19 (COVID-19), the situation in Canada and around the globe is changing rapidly and...

Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine

The Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine is a peer-reviewed resource designed to help you succeed in the Emergency Department. Developed for clerkship students, junior...

Point-of-Care Echocardiography

In non-emergency medicine literature, cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound is termed “focused cardiac ultrasound” or “FoCUS,” and has been the subject of national cardiology and...

End-of-life care in the ED related to COVID-19

Hot off the press from CJEM; End-of-life care in the Emergency Department for the patient imminently dying of a highly transmissible acute respiratory infection (such as COVID-19).

GCS Remastered: Recent Updates to the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS-P)

Most clinicians are familiar with and utilize the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) on a daily basis, but many are not aware of the updates and additions to the score that were made in...

ATLS Trauma Update (2018)

Dr. Michael Woo is a staff Emergency Physician and trauma team leader at the Ottawa Hospital. At this years NCCEM conference he presented an update on ATLS trauma care. The 10th...
Early Bird Catches The Burn: Hydrofluoric Acid Treatment

Early Bird Catches The Burn: Hydrofluoric Acid Treatment

Case Presentation A 30-year-old male presents to urgent care with a complaint of excruciating pain in his left hand. He is a gardener, and earlier that day had been mixing a solution of pesticides. He had been wearing gardening gloves to open the solutions, including...

Using Simulation for COVID-19 Preparation

Using Simulation for COVID-19 Preparation

In situ simulation, informally thought of as "crash testing the dummy", is defined as a team-based training technique conducted within the actual patient care environment, involving members of the healthcare team using equipment and resources from the unit1,2. It is a...

Pneumothorax in the Emergency Department – Part 1

Pneumothorax in the Emergency Department – Part 1

Pneumothorax is a relatively rare emergency department presentation with a number of controversies existing regarding its management. Over the last decade, the standard of care has shifted from invasive strategies to more conservation management approaches. What...

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