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Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine

The Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine is a peer-reviewed resource designed to help you succeed in the Emergency Department. Developed for clerkship students, junior...

ATLS Trauma Update (2018)

Dr. Michael Woo is a staff Emergency Physician and trauma team leader at the Ottawa Hospital. At this years NCCEM conference he presented an update on ATLS trauma care. The 10th...

Managing Stress and Anxiety related to COVID-19

As Bob Dylan once said; “Times, they are a-changin'”. With respect to the novel coronavirus-19 (COVID-19), the situation in Canada and around the globe is changing rapidly and...

Point-of-Care Echocardiography

In non-emergency medicine literature, cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound is termed “focused cardiac ultrasound” or “FoCUS,” and has been the subject of national cardiology and...

GCS Remastered: Recent Updates to the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS-P)

Most clinicians are familiar with and utilize the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) on a daily basis, but many are not aware of the updates and additions to the score that were made in...

End-of-life care in the ED related to COVID-19

Hot off the press from CJEM; End-of-life care in the Emergency Department for the patient imminently dying of a highly transmissible acute respiratory infection (such as COVID-19).
To ‘Roid or not to ‘Roid: Steroids in the ED!

To ‘Roid or not to ‘Roid: Steroids in the ED!

      Steroids have been used in medicine for their immune-modulating effects for decades, but how much of their use is actually evidence based?  Here we review the most recent literature for their use in four select presentations often seen in the Emergency...

Novel Migraine Therapies!

Novel Migraine Therapies!

For those of us who work in the Emergency Department, we are very well versed in migraine management. We see these patients frequently, and typically don't hesitate to utilize our typical maxeran/toradol/fluids combo, as it is typically very effective. But what if...

Spinal Immobilization: Just a pain in the neck?

Spinal Immobilization: Just a pain in the neck?

    The principles behind spinal immobilization, including the utilization of backboards and cervical collars was derived from expert opinion in the 1960's [1-3], and has never been subjected to a randomized controlled trial or high quality observational...

Sepsis Myths: Bringing Sepsy back !

Fluids and antibiotics and lactate…. oh my! Sepsis management in the Emergency Department (ED) was revolutionized by the Rivers trial – a relatively small study showing a NNT of 6 with early goal directed therapy (EGDT). It heavily influenced the end-goals of...

Air Versus Oxygen in ST-Segment–Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Journal Club Summary Methodology Score: 3.5/5               Usefulness Score: 3.5/5   Stub D, Smith K, Bernard S, et al. Circulation. 2015 Jun 16;131(24):2143-50.    Abstract Link   Editorial: Oxygen for ST-Segment–Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Still Up in the Air...

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