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...
Gender Based Violence Towards Women of Colour

Gender Based Violence Towards Women of Colour

The Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program (SAPACP) that works out of the Civic Campus Emergency Department at the Ottawa Hospital represents an intersection between emergency medicine, forensics and the justice system. Our patients present to us in the...
Disparity in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

Disparity in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

It was during the quiet hours of a night shift that a colleague and I got to talking about the sickle cell patients we see frequently in the Emergency Department. We exchanged stories of the common struggle of getting IV access and how to follow the lead of the...
Advanced reperfusion strategies for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and refractory ventricular fibrillation (ARREST): a phase 2, single centre, open-label, randomised controlled trial

Advanced reperfusion strategies for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and refractory ventricular fibrillation (ARREST): a phase 2, single centre, open-label, randomised controlled trial

Methodology: 3.5/5 Usefulness: 3.5/5 Yannopoulos D, et al. Lancet. 2020 Dec 5;396(10265):1807-1816. Question and Methods: The ARREST trial was a phase 2, single centre, open-label, RCT comparing early ECMO facilitated resuscitation to ED-based standard ACLS care for...