Sometimes, Empathy is hard

Sometimes, Empathy is hard

I understand. I’ve been there. 6th shift in a row, department is overcrowded, patients are upset, consultants are being rude, you’re cognitive and emotionally fatigued – it becomes easy for empathy and compassion to fade. The problem is that because...
Flow Hacks: The First two Hours

Flow Hacks: The First two Hours

In baseball, managers will often talk about “setting up an inning”. You know, if a player gets on base, they’ll send in a pinch runner and try to steal a base to advance a runner, and so on. Clinically, setting up a shift in your mind at the star and...
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...