Flow Hacks for the Emergency Physician

Flow Hacks for the Emergency Physician

One of the questions I am asked most frequently by learners is how they may improve and optimize their flow of patients in the Emergency Department (ED). I found through my education that this was not something implicitly taught, but absorbed by watching more senior...
Low Back Pain – a management guide

Low Back Pain – a management guide

A primer on this article: it is intended for use by healthcare professionals and patients. Many of the insights on therapy and non-medical management for patients with low back pain are provided by our guest author Halli Pedlow, a Registered Physiotherapist, with a...
#Blessed: Gratitude check

#Blessed: Gratitude check

At the beginning of every New Year, many people express their gratitude for those who have positively impacted them in the past year. However, just like New Year’s resolutions, these emotions of gratitude quickly seem to fade. As January moves forward we tend to...
How to diagnose your own wellness?

How to diagnose your own wellness?

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa has a clear dedication to wellness, demonstrated by the creation of a Director of Wellness position for our academic group. Although the learning curve has been steep, one thing has quickly become clear:...
Welcome to EM Ottawa’s Wellness Week!

Welcome to EM Ottawa’s Wellness Week!

In January 2017, a group of residents at CAEP and ACEP put together an Emergency Medicine (EM) Wellness week. We think this was a fantastic initiative that covered the importance of physical and spiritual health, and how to stay well in our challenging working...