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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...

Back to Black: A Review of Activated Charcoal

Back to Black: A Review of Activated Charcoal

In this blog post, Dr. Alexandra Hamelin weighs in on many of the controversies surrounding activated charcoal (AC), and provides a practical approach for its use in overdose patients in the emergency department. Specifically: The dosing of AC The time window...

Profile: Dr. Jason McVicar

Profile: Dr. Jason McVicar

Dr. Jason McVicar was born in the Northwest Territories and is of French Metis descent. He spent part of his childhood in the Northwest Territories, but moved to Manitoba, where most of his family was (and many remain), when his father was transferred there for his...

Edith Monture: Canada’s first Indigenous Nurse

Edith Monture: Canada’s first Indigenous Nurse

Edith Monture (nee Anderson) was born on April 10, 1890 on the Six Nations Reserve (near Brantford, Ontario), a member of the Mohawk tribe. She grew up on reserve as the youngest of eight children. Unlike many Indigenous children of her day, she received a complete...

My Path to Allyship with Indigenous Health

My Path to Allyship with Indigenous Health

Hey! I'm Meredith Hall, an Emergency Medicine nurse in Ottawa. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1982, to a Scottish immigrant mother and a father whose ancestors came from England, Ireland and Scotland, and had settled in what is now North America in the late...

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