Quality Improvement (QI) in the ED

Quality Improvement (QI) in the ED

As part of a Quality Improvement initiative you are tasked with improving ED length of stay for patients presenting with ankle pain. You remember learning about the Ottawa Ankle Rules to help screen which patients require ankle x-rays. How will you implement that...

Palliative Care in the ED – Part 2

Palliative Care in the ED – Part 2

We are back with Part-2 of our blog series on Palliative Care in the ED. If you haven't already check-out Part 1 HERE. In this series, we will delve into the subject further by exploring the following topics:  Screening Tools: The Old and the New Education and...

Palliative Care in the ED – Part 1

Palliative Care in the ED – Part 1

Pulling back the Pall from palliative care The word pall refers to a traditional death shroud or a dark cloud of dust or smoke. The aim of this blog post is both explore some of the inequities and recommendations for the palliative care landscape today, but also to...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This Thursday, September 30th, marks the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federal statutory holiday. As per the Canadian government, this day “honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities”....

Flow Hacks for the Emergency Physician Round 2!

Flow Hacks for the Emergency Physician Round 2!

I've previously talked about flow hacks for the Emergency Physician - with emphasis on: Avoiding reassessment land Grabbing multiple 'charts' Increasing actions per minute An emphasis on 'shift rhythm' rather than number of patients seen when evaluating learners In...

uOttawa PoCUS Infographic Project

uOttawa PoCUS Infographic Project

The uOttawa PoCUS Infographic Project is a student-led initiative developed by two University of Ottawa medical students, Caleb Sypkes and Celina DeBiasio, under the expertise of Dr. Michael Woo.  While PoCUS is a critical skill to develop, it can be difficult for...

EMOttawa Blog – 1 Million Views!

EMOttawa Blog – 1 Million Views!

1 Million views! Holy smokes.  It feels like just yesterday (September 2017 to be more accurate) that we set up the EMOttawa Blog here, with the goal of spreading Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination in the spirit of #FOAMed, with some of the incredible...

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