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CAEP GeMES | Fostering and Retaining Female Academics in Emergency Medicine

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Teresa Chan0 Comments

Catarina is a PGY-5 resident graduating this year. Throughout her residency, she has published more academic papers and presented at more conferences than any of her peers in her residency program. She has advanced training in clinical epidemiology and self-identifies the “nerd” of the program. At the same time, she has recently married and started a family with a newborn at home. For Catarina, she would love to stay within academia but knows many of …

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TREKK Series | Intussusception

In Guidelines, Medical Concepts by Ashley Lubberdink0 Comments

An 18 month female named Ella presents to the ED with a 1-day history of multiple intermittent episodes of abdominal pain (lasting ~5-10 minutes each) where she pulls into a knee-chest position, in addition to episodes of non-bloody, non-bilious emesis after her last 3 meals. Her appetite has been poor. Her bowel movements have been normal, with no diarrhea or hematochezia. There have been no unusual ingestions, no sick contacts, and no recent …

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Tiny Tips: Canadian CT Head Rule

In Medical Concepts, Tiny Tips by Omar Anjum0 Comments

“But Doc, I didn’t hit my head THAT hard” Computed tomography (CT) scans are frequently performed after a head injury to rule out acute intracranial findings. However, most Emergency Department patients with a head injury have no acute CT findings. The Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR) was developed to help clinicians determine when to order a CT image for patients with minor head injury.1 In 2010, a multi-centre prospective trial implemented the CCHR and …