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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...

EMOttawa Podcast! Tick Borne Illness Part 2: Anaplasmosis

EMOttawa Podcast! Tick Borne Illness Part 2: Anaplasmosis

EMOttawa Podcast Episode 6Tick Borne Illness Part 2 - Anaplasmosis (Click here to access Podcast Main menu) Click here for Part 1, focusing on Lyme disease. In part 2 of our 2-part series on tick-borne diseases, Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan interviews Dr. Mikkey McGuinty, an...

EMOttawa Podcast! Tick Borne Illness Part 1: Lyme Disease

EMOttawa Podcast! Tick Borne Illness Part 1: Lyme Disease

EMOttawa Podcast Episode 5Tick Borne Illness Part I - Lyme Disease (Click here to access Podcast Main menu) In part 1 of our 2-part series on Tick-borne diseases, Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan interviews Dr. Mikki McGuinty, an infectious disease clinician-scientist. This...

Mastering the myocardium: Cardiogenic Shock

Mastering the myocardium: Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock (CS) is considered the most severe form of acute heart failure. It is an important and often under-recognized clinical entity in the emergency department (ED). The difficulty in diagnosis lies in its diverse presentations, overlap with other shock...

Advancing Resuscitation Care: Controversial Guidelines

Advancing Resuscitation Care: Controversial Guidelines

There are 35,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) annually in Canada6. Patient survival in OHCA increases dramatically with resuscitation; bystander CPR, use of AEDs and activation of EMS. Signifiant gains have been made with education at both the community and...

How to Tell a Story: Impactful Medical Talks

How to Tell a Story: Impactful Medical Talks

Stories are captivating and they’re the best way to convey … well anything really. Through this blogpost, we’ll see that the current formats of delivering talks, medical talks especially, are at best a tad outdated and at worst borderline ineffective, and I hope that...

Point of Care Ultrasound Archiving Requirements

Point of Care Ultrasound Archiving Requirements

Canadian national guidelines recommend Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) image archiving for documentation, and to facilitate quality improvement and assurance - key components of driving great patient-centred care with ultrasound. The CAEP Emergency Ultrasound...

Navigating ED Patient Complaints

Navigating ED Patient Complaints

Patient complaints are common in medicine. Emergency medicine (EM) in particular has some of the highest numbers of complaints, just behind obstetrics and surgery. Almost all of you reading this have probably been subject to some sort of complaint, and if it hasn't...

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