We are excited to introduce the fourth edition of The Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine.

Highlights of the fourth edition include: acid-base disorders, approach to red eye, thyroid emergencies, vaginal bleeding, pericarditis and myocarditis, and monoarthritis.

Intravenous tenecteplase compared with alteplase for acute ischaemic stroke in Canada (AcT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, registry-linked, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial

Intravenous tenecteplase compared with alteplase for acute ischaemic stroke in Canada (AcT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, registry-linked, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial

Methodology: 4.5/5 Usefulness: 5/5 Menon BK, et al. Lancet. 2022 Jul 16;400(10347):161-169. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01054-6. Question and Methods: This multicentre, open label, randomized control trial at 22 primary and comprehensive stroke centres across Canada...

Flow Hacks: The First two Hours

Flow Hacks: The First two Hours

In baseball, managers will often talk about "setting up an inning". You know, if a player gets on base, they'll send in a pinch runner and try to steal a base to advance a runner, and so on. Clinically, setting up a shift in your mind at the star and throughout, will...

New PTM Blog: Prehospital and Transport Medicine

New PTM Blog: Prehospital and Transport Medicine

#EMOttawaPTMBlog    The EMOttawa Blog is excited to announce a new series joining our Blog Family : The Prehospital and Transport Medicine [PTM] Blog Series.   In conjunction with the Prehospital and Transport Medicine Fellowship program at Emergency Medicine Ottawa,...

Managing Complications of Acute Stroke Therapy

Managing Complications of Acute Stroke Therapy

Acute stroke care is integrated into emergency medicine in many emergency departments across Canada. Whether you are involved in acute stroke care through consultation with neurology or through tele-stroke, understanding the complications of acute stroke therapy and...

Is this the Era of Pandemics?

Is this the Era of Pandemics?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the most globally disruptive event of a generation. But is COVID a once in a lifetime event, or just another in a long line of infectious threats? Human history has been marked by new and re-emerging illnesses often on a global scale....

HIV in the ED : Part 2

HIV in the ED : Part 2

In PART 1 of our HIV in the ED Blog series, we explored the importance of diagnosing HIV in the ED, and the approach to the diagnosis.  In PART 2, we hope to address the following:  Indications for occupation & non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)...

HIV in the ED : Part 1

HIV in the ED : Part 1

When it comes to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the ED, the most medically interesting pathology is in the acute presentation of AIDS-defining opportunistic infections. However, due to advances in anti-retroviral therapies (ART), you're much less likely to...

Patient Safety in the ED

Patient Safety in the ED

What is patient safety? Patient safety is a discipline developed in response to the rise in hospital adverse events over the years. Aims to take lessons learned from prior unfavourable outcomes and make improvements that mitigate risks, prevent errors, and reduce...

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