CAEP 2022: Living Together

CAEP 2022: Living Together

Morale amongst Emergency Medicine providers is at a crushing low. If you were to walk through any Emergency Department (ED) or spend 5 minutes on #MedTwitter, this would be abundantly apparent. Slogging through a pandemic, EM providers put their heads down – they put...
Healthcare’s Implicit Bias Problem

Healthcare’s Implicit Bias Problem

On an individual level, we all have implicit biases. It would be impossible to have a lived experience without having biases. They’re a product of our genetics, environment, opportunities, experiences etc. We develop blindspots that we are often unaware of...
When it comes to EDI, can we get it wrong?

When it comes to EDI, can we get it wrong?

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) has become an important rallying point and component of organizational structures. Recognizing the importance of equity in the social determinants of health, healthcare organizations have begun to place very specific focus on this...
COMET-ICE Trial on Sotrovimab

COMET-ICE Trial on Sotrovimab

Sotrovimab Sotrovimab is a monoclonal antibody that neutralizes sarbecoviruses (respiratory viruses detected by PCR on oral/nasal swabs or from bronchial/lung/respiratory tract specimens). This antibody was first isolated from a patient with SARS-CoV-1 (the virus...
The Anxiety Prescription

The Anxiety Prescription

It is with increasing frequency that we are seeing higher volumes of patients presenting to their family physicians and the Emergency Department with complaints related to anxiety. It was certainly an issue that was noticed pre-COVID19, but the effect that the...
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This Thursday, September 30th, marks the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federal statutory holiday. As per the Canadian government, this day “honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities”....