Author: Sam Wilson


  • Sam Wilson

    Dr. Wilson (Sam) is a first-year Emergency Medicine FRCPC resident at The Ottawa Hospital. Aside from EMOttawa, Sam works as the CanadiEM CJEM Infographic editor, and is interested in PoCUS, medical teaching, knowledge dissemination, and all things chess.

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Airway, Anesthesiology, Full Article, Journal Club

Effect of Bougie Use on First-Attempt Success in Tracheal Intubations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 3/5 von Hellmann R, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2024 Feb;83(2):132-144.  Question and Methods: Systematic review of 18 studies (12 RCT) ... Read more.
intracranial hemorrhage
Critical Care, Full Article, Journal Club, Neurology

The third Intensive Care Bundle with Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral Haemorrhage Trial (INTERACT3): an international, stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 4/5 Ma L, et al. Lancet 2023 Jul 1;402(10395):27-40. Question and Methods: Do 6 month outcomes improve after implementation of a go... Read more.
Little people, big updates
Critical Care, Featured, Grand Round Summaries, Pediatrics, Resuscitation

Little People, Big Updates: Updates in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Do you remember when every newborn under 30 days with a fever needed an LP/admission/blood cultures? Well.. times are a little different but its nuanced. The go... Read more.
Featured, Grand Round Summaries, Infectious Disease, Surgery

Taking A Dive Into Diverticulitis

You are treating a 43-year-old male with two days of left lower quadrant abdominal pain, a documented fever of 38.4 and malaise. He has no urinary or bowel symp... Read more.
blood transfusion
Featured, Grand Round Summaries

Is it worth it? Then REVERSE it! Anticoagulation in the ED

How many times on shift do you see a patient that is on an anticoagulant or antiplatelet agent? The answer is probably almost always. The use of these agents an... Read more.
Featured, Pediatrics, psychiatry, Resuscitation

Managing the Pediatric Patient with Acute Agitation in the ED

Pediatric mental health complaints are common presentations to the emergency department. Many providers are comfortable managing symptoms of depression, anxiety... Read more.
Intravenous Lipid Emulsion
Featured, Grand Round Summaries, Resident Insights, Resuscitation, Toxicology

Intravenous Lipid Emulsion: The New Fad Diet

Much uncertainty still exists surrounding intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) therapy. The precise mechanism of action remains unknown, no definitive consensus exi... Read more.