Interstitial Lung Disease in the ED: “I think I’ve got the Black Lung Pop”

In this post, we cover the often seen, but poorly understood entity of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). We will focus our discussion on the key features and approaches that the front-line provider needs to know to feel confident managing the newly diagnosed ILD patient, the ILD flare, and the crashing ILD patient. Objectives: Understand broad strokes of what ILD is, […]

ED Crowding: Is it Getting Cramped in Here?

In this post, we take a deep dive into the ever-present issue of ED crowding, going beyond the basic input-throughput-output model and focusing on institutional and provincial strategies for managing patient flow and overcrowding. We will cover the following objectives: Going beyond input – throughput – output: Understanding ED crowding and contributors It’s not just us: Provincial initiatives and solutions […]