Recipients of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal!

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee honours significant contributions and achievements made by residents of Nova Scotia. We can think of no one more deserving of this award.  The ongoing service to patients and the Department of Emergency Medicine has been extraordinary. Congratulations to the recipients of this honour Dr.Ismail Cajee, Dr. Jennifer McVey, Dr. Ron Stewart, […]

Journal Club – January 6, 2022

Presented By Shash Desai Roquilly et al. (2021). Effect of Continuous Infusion of Hypertonic Saline vs Standard Care on 6-Month Neurological Outcomes in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury: The COBI Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2021;325(20):2056–2066. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.5561 Presented By Trish Marks Roaldsen et al. (2021). Intravenous thrombolytic treatment and endovascular thrombectomy for ischaemic wake-up stroke. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. doi: […]

Journal Club – February 3, 2022

Presented By Alysha Roberts Check R, Kelly B, Dunn E, Stankewicz H, Hakim J, et al. Patients’ sex and race are independent predictors of HEART score documentation by emergency medicine providers. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Jan;51:308-312. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.10.040. Presented By Dave Hung McLane P, Bill L, Barnabe C. First Nations members’ emergency department experiences […]

Journal Club – March 10, 2022

Presented By Simon Huang Bressan et al (2021). Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT). PECARN algorithms for minor head trauma: Risk stratification estimates from a prospective PREDICT cohort study. Acad Emerg Med. 28: 1124– 1133. doi: 10.1111/acem.14308. Presented By Kendra MacCuspic Bielicki et al (2021). Effect of Amoxicillin Dose and Treatment Duration on the Need for […]

Journal Club – April 7, 2022

Presented By Kyle Eastwood Chopard R, Piazza G, Falvo N, Ecarnot F, Besutti M, et al. An Original Risk Score to Predict Early Major Bleeding in Acute Pulmonary Embolism: The Syncope, Anemia, Renal Dysfunction (PE-SARD) Bleeding Score. Chest. 2021 Nov;160(5):1832-1843. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.06.048. Presented By Shash Desai Turcato G, Cipriano A, Zaboli A, Park N, Riccardi […]

Journal Club – May 5, 2022

Presented By Renée Kinden Ly DP. The Influence of the Availability Heuristic on Physicians in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 Nov;78(5):650-657. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2021.06.012. Presented By Dave Hung Daoust R, Paquet J, Marquis M, Chauny JM, Williamson D, et al. Evaluation of Interventions to Reduce Opioid Prescribing for Patients Discharged From the Emergency Department: […]

Journal Club – June 22, 2022

Presented By Meghan Plotnik Tongbua S, Sri-On J, Thong-On K, Paksophis T. Non-inferiority of intranasal ketamine compared to intravenous morphine for musculoskeletal pain relief among older adults in an emergency department: a randomised controlled trial. Age Ageing. 2022 Mar 1;51(3):afac073. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afac073. Presented By Pouria Rezapour Lee JH, Park YS, Kim MJ, Shin HJ, Roh […]

Journal Club – October 6, 2022

Presented by Kyle Eastwood Kang SY, Jo IJ, Lee G, Park JE, Kim T, Lee SU, Hwang SY, Shin TG, Kim K, Shim JS, Yoon H. Point-of-care ultrasound compression of the carotid artery for pulse determination in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation. 2022 Oct;179:206-213. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2022.06.025. Presented by Dave Hung Russell DW, Casey JD, Gibbs KW, Ghamande […]

Journal Club – November 23, 2022

Presented by Dr James Nunn Kulvatunyou N et al. The small (14 Fr) percutaneous catheter (P-CAT) versus large (28-32 Fr) open chest tube for traumatic hemothorax: A multicenter randomized clinical trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021;91(5):809-813 Presented by Dr Jill Carter Crombie N et al. Resuscitation with Blood Products in Patients with Trauma-Related Haemorrhagic […]