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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 residents, off-service learners, nurses, paramedics and any other interested allied health...

Implementation of an ED ECMO Program

Implementation of an ED ECMO Program

In the first part of this series, we looked at the basics of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and its primary indications. In this section, we will discuss the factors that are needed to implement an ED ECMO program and what happens when a code ECPR is...

Thrombolytics redux! A rebuttal

Thrombolytics redux! A rebuttal

Hey everyone! Buckle up. This is a long one. To provide context, I recently presented a 2-part blog post regarding thrombolytics in acute ischemic stroke. In these posts I explored the foundational literature for this tPA, as well as some of the common controversies I...

#CAEP21 – CAEP at the Forks: Rising to the Challenge

#CAEP21 – CAEP at the Forks: Rising to the Challenge

Hey everyone! Are you an emergency medicine provider? Whether you are a seasoned attending or interested medical student there is something for you at #CAEP21. The annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) is happening virtually on June...

Are We Ready for ECMO on the Ground Floor?

Are We Ready for ECMO on the Ground Floor?

Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) has significantly progressed over the past decades. It has become an invaluable tool in the care of adults with severe cardiac and pulmonary disease refractory to conventional management. The implementation of ECMO has even...

Thrombolytic Therapy: A Stroke of Luck? Part 2

Thrombolytic Therapy: A Stroke of Luck? Part 2

Addressing the Controversies Around Thrombolytic Therapy (tPA) In our previous blog post, we reviewed the formative literature supporting the currently used tPA time window. The figure below highlights a summary of the time windows investigated within each study and...

Thrombolytic Therapy: A Stroke of Luck? Part 1

Thrombolytic Therapy: A Stroke of Luck? Part 1

Review of the formative literature of our current tPA time window in Acute Ischemic Stroke  After numerous case series and smaller prospective studies suggesting benefit for thrombolytic therapy (tPA), the early 90s ushered in the era of thrombolytic RCTs for acute...

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