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.

Buprenorphine: A guide for ED providers

Buprenorphine: A guide for ED providers

The opioid epidemic is not new to ED providers, but many will be shocked to learn about the true extent of the harm caused by opioids in Canada.  In the first half of 2022, there were 3556 recorded deaths due to opioid toxicity in Canada. This amounts to 19 deaths...

To HEART score, or not to HEART score

To HEART score, or not to HEART score

To HEART score, or not to HEART score - now that is a question. In the past five years it has become increasing common to hear Emergency Medicine providers and residents reference the HEART score when reviewing chest pain cases. This is especially true when they are...

Pacemakers and ICDs!

Pacemakers and ICDs!

I read around pacemakers SO often throughout my residency, but it was a topic that I found was often a struggle to absorb. So, here we're going to tackle what the ED Physician should know about managing patients with pacemaker and ICDs: Pacemaker Basics Electrical...

Anger Management: Agitated Patients in the ED

Anger Management: Agitated Patients in the ED

The Emergency Department is no stranger to the acutely agitated patient. Agitation remains a broad and multifactorial syndrome with a high potential for significant morbidity or mortality if not recognized and managed appropriately. This can be tricky at times when...

Vaccination status: Does it Matter?

Vaccination status: Does it Matter?

You have just seen an 10 month old previously healthy well-appearing female with 2 day history of fever (Tmax 39.5). No focus of infection is obvious on history of examination. Vitals are normal when ibuprofen is on board. She is completely unimmunized. What is your...

Personal Wellness in a Crumbling System

Personal Wellness in a Crumbling System

We know that Physician burnout rates through the pandemic are escalating from already alarming numbers, prompting increased focus on personal wellness. But, at the same time its hard to feel the strain of the healthcare system. Headlines like this make the notion of...

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