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Pneumothorax in the Emergency Department – Part 1

Pneumothorax in the Emergency Department – Part 1

Pneumothorax is a relatively rare emergency department presentation with a number of controversies existing regarding its management. Over the last decade, the standard of care has shifted from invasive strategies to more conservation management approaches. What...

EMOttawa’s Top 10 Posts of 2020

EMOttawa’s Top 10 Posts of 2020

I think we're all pretty much ready for the end of 2020, what a year it has been. It seems fitting that our most viewed article here at EMOttawa this year was on the management of hemorrhoids. Taking a walk down memory lane, we present our 10 most popular posts this...

Performance Mindset: Expertise in Emergency Medicine

Performance Mindset: Expertise in Emergency Medicine

“The differences between expert performers and normal adults are not immutable, that is, due to genetically prescribed talent. Instead, these differences reflect a life-long period of deliberate effort to improve performance.” - K. Anders Ericsson What defines...

The D-Dimer Dilemma: It’s Use In Low-Risk PE

The D-Dimer Dilemma: It’s Use In Low-Risk PE

Pulmonary embolism is often a nebulous diagnosis with various nuances. COMMON: They affect 25-100 people per 100,000, or approximately 30,000 Canadians every year Potentially FATAL: 3rd most deadly cardiovascular disease, after Heart Attack and Stroke Associated with...

SRPC COVID-19 Virtual In-Situ Simulation Curriculum

One of our residents, Dr. Wilson Lam is part of a team looking to offer Rurals EDs across Canada as a way to complement and grow their rural emergency medicine practice by helping develop SIM programs for rural doctors and ED's.  See the great video below and please...

A Crash Course on Competence Committees

A Crash Course on Competence Committees

A Competence Committee (CC) is a key component of Competence by Design (CBD), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s version of Competency-Based Medical Education. A CC is a sub-committee of the Residency Program Committee (RPC) that provides robust...

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