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Reducing Diagnostic Errors: Using Cognitive Science

Reducing Diagnostic Errors: Using Cognitive Science

Have you ever sat at M&M rounds, seeing the same lists of biases and the same diagnostic errors being discussed over and over again? I know I have. I am often left wondering how can we do better? The solution seems simple - learn the biases, know the biases, don't...

Computer Based ECG Interpretation: It’s Use in the ED

Computer Based ECG Interpretation: It’s Use in the ED

ECG interpretation is a core and fundamental skill of emergency medicine. Emergency physicians are expected to provide expert ECG interpretation quickly in a busy emergency department environment and initiate emergent and life-saving interventions base on those...

Breaking the Brain Code: Elevated ICP in the ED Part 2

Breaking the Brain Code: Elevated ICP in the ED Part 2

In Part 1 of our 2-series on Elevated ICP in the ED, Dr. Hashim Kareemi described the pathophysiology of elevated ICP and compared the options for diagnosis. Click here to review Part 1. In this Part 2 post, Dr. Kareemi takes us through a phased approach to managing...

Breaking the Brain Code: Elevated ICP in the ED Part I

Breaking the Brain Code: Elevated ICP in the ED Part I

This comprehensive, 2-part blog post by Dr. Hashim Kareemi reviews the current literature and guidelines on elevated ICP in the emergeny department. Part 1 reviews the pathophysiology and detrimental effects of sustained elevated ICP, and provides an excellent...

Boiling Point: Approach to Hypertension in th ED

Boiling Point: Approach to Hypertension in th ED

It is not uncommon to see patients present to the Emergency Department with Hypertension. One in 4 Canadians has a diagnosis of hypertension, and chronic hypertension is the leading cause of disability-adjusted life expectancy (which considers for the quality of life...

EMOttawa Podcast Episode 3: Thunderclap Headache

EMOttawa Podcast Episode 3: Thunderclap Headache

On episode three of the Ottawa EM Podcast, Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan (R5) interviews Dr. Michael Hale (R5), on the ED presentation and diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage in the context of the thunderclap headache. (Click here to access Podcast Main menu) Subarachnoid...

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