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 and 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...

Surviving Sepsis: The 2021 Review

Surviving Sepsis: The 2021 Review

A review of some of the most relevant elements of the 2021 surviving sepsis campaign for the emergency physician. Definitions Our operative definition of sepsis & septic shock are the sepsis-3 definitions [1]. Sepsis: “Sepsis is a life threatening organ...

CAEP 2022: Living Together

CAEP 2022: Living Together

Morale amongst Emergency Medicine providers is at a crushing low. If you were to walk through any Emergency Department (ED) or spend 5 minutes on #MedTwitter, this would be abundantly apparent. Slogging through a pandemic, EM providers put their heads down – they put...

Pediatric Resuscitation: AHA PALS Updates

Pediatric Resuscitation: AHA PALS Updates

Pediatric cardiac arrests are rare occurrences in Canada Due to the infrequency, pediatric cardiac arrest and resuscitation are challenging areas to study so the data we have is limited in scope and quality. This is an area for future research and improvement...

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