Sternal fractures are a rare sequela of blunt thoracic trauma (Recinos et al.) and most often occur due to motor vehicle collisions. They are also often associated with other chest injuries such as rib fractures and contusions. This week on the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine – Hot off the Press, we had the chance to […]
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Do you recall the days of paper charts for everything? Maybe you still work in that environment. In 2016, many of us work using computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for everything from lab tests to diagnostic imaging to medication orders. From my experience, providers tend to have a love/hate relationship with CPOE. But what evidence […]
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The most recent SGEM-HOP podcast took a look at ultrasound in high fidelity simulation. Ken and I got a chance to speak with Dr. Paul Olszynski from the University of Saskatchewan. He recently authored the following article in which two novel ultrasound interventions were introduced for emergency medicine resident simulation training. The CJEM article is […]
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This week’s version of the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine – Hot off the Press was released yesterday and covers a systematic review of mannitol vs. hypertonic saline solution for elevated ICP. We spoke with the lead author of the study, Dr. Elyse Pelletier, and got a chance to ask her questions about the particulars […]
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Hey all, If you haven’t been listening to the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine – Hot off the Press (SGEM-HOP) series, why not? This series of podcasts is the ultimate in early knowledge translation, with articles from Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) and the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) being reviewed with the authors of the […]
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