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PEM Awarded PHAC Funding

The PEM team (left to right): Jason Emsley (Research Director), Brett Plouffe (PEM Physician) and Kelly Ann Trask (IWK Research Coordinator)       A team of emergency medicine researchers in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) at IWK Health has received funding from the Public Health Agency of [...]

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Global Resuscitation Leader to Speak at DalEM Research Day in May

DalEM will host Dr. Laurie J. Morrison as the 2024 Dr. John Ross Distinguished Scholar at the upcoming DalEM Research Day on May 22, 2024. As keynote speaker for the event, Dr. Morrison will share insights she has gained over her decades-long career as a clinician, scientist and leader in [...]

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Paramedic Embarks on Research Career

Longtime paramedic Ryan Fitzpatrick has embarked on a new phase in his career, becoming a researcher in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is the principal investigator in a study called Paramedics Providing POCUS for Difficult Intravenous Access in the Emergency Department. This prospective study aims to assess the success [...]

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RIM Student Analyzes Outcomes of In-Transit Airway Procedures

Dalhousie medical student Alex Holmes, under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Fok, has conducted an analysis of the success rates of “first-pass without hypoxia and hypotension” intubations performed by EHS LifeFlight critical care teams. Alex presented his research study, Airway Management in a Low Volume Critical Care Transport System: A [...]

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RIM Student Explores Outcomes of Community Paramedic Service

Dalhousie medical student Marissa MacInnis, under the supervision of Dr. Judah Goldstein, shared her findings about the impact of integrating community paramedicine programs with international colleagues early in 2024. She travelled to Texas in January to present her Research in Medicine (RIM) project at the National Association of EMS Physicians [...]

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EMS Research Day Showcases Excellence

Nearly 200 people came together on October 17, 2023 for the 15th Annual EMS Research Day, an in-person/virtual hybrid event to showcase and celebrate research in Dal EM’s Division of Emergency Medical Services. The event opened with the Dr. Edward J Cain Distinguished Scholar Keynote. Dr. Sheldon Cheskes delivered the [...]

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Saint John Welcomes New Research Coordinator

The Emergency Department at Saint John Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Pamela McDougall to the team and her new role as the department’s Research Coordinator in Saint John, New Brunswick. Pamela has extensive experience as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department and also as the research manager for [...]

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Wellness Takes Centre Stage in DalEM

The Department of Emergency Medicine is placing a high priority on the wellness of physicians, learners and staff. Two wellness leads stepped into new roles in Halifax in September, and a Saint John wellness lead was appointed this fall*, setting the stage for more sustainable careers and work-life balance for [...]