Author: Alex Coutin


  • Alex Coutin

    Dr. Coutin (he/they) is a senior Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa with special interests in social advocacy, 2SLGBTQ+ health, addictions, public health, POCUS, physician wellness, and medical education. He is a Senior Editor with the EMOttawa Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination team.

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Pulmonary Embolism
Featured, Full Article, Journal Club, Thrombosis

Diuretic vs. placebo in intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism: a randomized clinical trial

Methodology: 2/5 Usefulness: 1/5 Lim P, et al. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2022 Jan 12;11(1):2-9. Question and Methods: Does diuresis with single-dose IV... Read more.
Cardiology, EDI, Endocrinology

Cardiovascular risk in Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons

Clinical case: You are working an urgent care shift and your next patient to see is Jessica, a 35 yo female with an upper extremity injury. The one-liner on the... Read more.
Featured, Grand Round Summaries, Infectious Disease

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 ... Read more.
Cardiology, Featured, Grand Round Summaries, Thrombosis

Venous Thromboembolism in Transgender & Gender Diverse (TGD) Persons

You are working an urgent care shift and you access your ED electronic track-board to pick up the next patient waiting to be seen: You assign yourself to patien... Read more.
sexual and gender minorities
EDI, Featured, Infographics, Medical Education

Recommendations for Education about Sexual and Gender Minorities within Canadian Residency Programs

At CAEP 2021, the SLGBTQIA + panel identified perceived or real barriers to the inclusion of sexual and gender minority content in Emergency Medicine residenc... Read more.
Critical Care, Featured, Grand Round Summaries, Immunology, Main page, Pediatrics

An Update for the Adrenaline Junky: Refine Your Anaphylaxis Management

What chief complaint will you manage on both an adult and pediatric emergency shift? When you’re running through differentials for hypotension or shock, what ... Read more.
Featured, Global health, Grand Round Summaries, Infectious Disease, Infectious Disease, Public health, Tropical Medicine

Vector-Borne Illness P2: the Chikun or Zika?

In part one of this two-part series, we took a bite out of Lyme disease and Malaria (see what we did there?). In this part, we’ll be covering African tick... Read more.
Addictions, Critical Care, Featured, mental health, psychiatry

Distilling it Down Part II: Optimizing Discharge from the ED

In part 1 of this 2-part series, we discussed diagnosis and initial management of alcohol withdrawal. In part 2, we discuss the role of the benzodiazepines on d... Read more.