We are excited to introduce the fourth edition of The Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine.

Highlights of the fourth edition include: acid-base disorders, approach to red eye, thyroid emergencies, vaginal bleeding, pericarditis and myocarditis, and monoarthritis.

Is this the Era of Pandemics?

Is this the Era of Pandemics?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the most globally disruptive event of a generation. But is COVID a once in a lifetime event, or just another in a long line of infectious threats? Human history has been marked by new and re-emerging illnesses often on a global scale....

HIV in the ED : Part 2

HIV in the ED : Part 2

In PART 1 of our HIV in the ED Blog series, we explored the importance of diagnosing HIV in the ED, and the approach to the diagnosis.  In PART 2, we hope to address the following:  Indications for occupation & non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)...

HIV in the ED : Part 1

HIV in the ED : Part 1

When it comes to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the ED, the most medically interesting pathology is in the acute presentation of AIDS-defining opportunistic infections. However, due to advances in anti-retroviral therapies (ART), you're much less likely to...

Patient Safety in the ED

Patient Safety in the ED

What is patient safety? Patient safety is a discipline developed in response to the rise in hospital adverse events over the years. Aims to take lessons learned from prior unfavourable outcomes and make improvements that mitigate risks, prevent errors, and reduce...

Surviving Sepsis: The 2021 Review

Surviving Sepsis: The 2021 Review

A review of some of the most relevant elements of the 2021 surviving sepsis campaign for the emergency physician. Definitions Our operative definition of sepsis & septic shock are the sepsis-3 definitions [1]. Sepsis: “Sepsis is a life threatening organ...

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