Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine

The Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine is a peer-reviewed resource designed to help you succeed in the Emergency Department. Developed for clerkship students, junior residents, off-service learners, nurses, paramedics and any other interested allied health...
Breaking Down Medicine’s Hierarchy

Breaking Down Medicine’s Hierarchy

There’s a pretty standard hierarchy in medicine:   Medical Student → Junior Resident → Senior Resident → +/- Fellow → Attending   Similar to many things in medicine, this hierarchy stems from old habits and practices. In the ninetieth century, medical...
Reframing your Charting

Reframing your Charting

I’ve written about it previously – but, patient’s ‘bouncing back’ to the Emergency Department (ED) after discharge has always been perceived as a negative thing, but I think that this is an inadequate lens to view patient care. The...