Managing Pediatric GERD in the ED

Managing Pediatric GERD in the ED

We're back this week with some new pediatric content -- Managing Pediatric GERD! Check out our recent peds post on managing pediatric agitation here. Reflux disease is often considered as a common etiology for infants presenting with vomiting and perceived discomfort...

External validation of a low HEAR score to identify emergency department chest pain patients at very low risk of major adverse cardiac events without troponin testing

External validation of a low HEAR score to identify emergency department chest pain patients at very low risk of major adverse cardiac events without troponin testing

Methodology: 3.5/5 Usefulness: 2.5/5 O'Rielly CM, et al. CJEM. 2021 Jul 17. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00159-y. Question and Methods:  Secondary analysis validation study that sought to validate proposed HEAR score’ ability to identify low risk patients for acute...

Living With Shiftwork – Part 2

Living With Shiftwork – Part 2

Last week's post examined one of the most important elements to success for shiftworkers — SLEEP. Studies have shown that catching zzz's is a cornerstone of maintaining good health as well as patient and personal safety. This time, we'll chat about another necessity...

Living with Shiftwork – Part 1

Living with Shiftwork – Part 1

Sleep and food are truly amongst the most basic of needs – in fact, they’re on the same level as breathing (and excretion!) on Maslow’s pyramid of needs. Even the CanMEDS framework of the Royal College states that as a Professional, physicians must be able to manage...

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