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ALERT! Benzos on the Rise in Illicit Opioid Overdoses in BC
Management of Opioid Overdose Involving Benzos.
Vetted POCUS resources for the ED.
Breath of Life
COVID-19 Can Take Your Breath Away
Urgent shift coverage needed at Mission Memorial Hospital
Ongoing shift coverage is needed for emergency room shifts in Mission, BC.
The Boon Docs Comic
Observations on Rural Care
Giving Safe and Effective Discharge Instructions
Infographic from CanadiEM.
View the Latest iCON-VCH Indigenous Health Round
Understanding Dimensions of Wellness in Indigenous Communities
Supporting Our Frontline Workers
Rural health care workers are a vaccine priority.
Q&A with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on Racism in BC Healthcare
Video podcast summary of the In Plain Sight Report.
Reflecting on Race in BC EDs
“We need to be able to move past the walls of ‘I don’t think this exists.’” - Dr. Terri Aldred.
A Simple Way to Improve Your Patient’s ED Visit During COVID
Using basic tech can make a big difference.
Can emergency physicians safely administer ketamine?
New policy guiding the use of ketamine for mood disorders.
The Vaccine Gap
How can we ensure equitable distribution to BC communities?
4 Principles to Deliver Best Virtual Care
Considerations for delivering high-quality, accessible virtual care.
Unmasking the Truth
The message we send when we mask up.
Essential Imaging Action Learning Series for your Care Team
Support to reduce unnecessary medical imaging at your site.
Report – In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care
An investigative report by Justice Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.
Microdosing of buprenorphine in the ED
A feasibility study on a novel approach to combatting the opioid epidemic.
COVID-19 Leaves Bystanders Too Fearful to Perform CPR
Modification to Public Hands-Only CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic
Calling of the Heart | Overdose Crisis in the Fraser Valley
A short film about the worsening overdose crisis in The BC Fraser Valley.
The Boundaries of the Virtual Rural Emergency Department
Framing virtual support pathways in the context of rural BC emergency care.
The Future of EM: ROSe and RUDi – Who to Call?
Differences between the real-time virtual support pathways, and how they work in concert to provide physician support.
My Experience of Racism in Medical Education
Our society’s reckoning with racism cannot stop at hospital gates - racism is prevalent throughout medical education and we must acknowledge it.
The Future of EM: The Virtual Era
What is your vision for the future of emergency medicine in BC?
COVID-19 Stories | What to Expect When Visiting the ER During COVID-19
A patient's experience visiting a BC emergency department during the pandemic.
Physician Expertise, Leadership and Community in COVID
Trying not to drown in the flood of pandemic information and expectations.
5 Way to Improve Your ED Visit If You Live With Chronic Illness
It can be frightening to have to visit the emergency department (ED) at any time, but people...
What Does PFCC Really Mean?
For a while now, the phrase “patient & family centered care” (PFCC) has been used throughout the BC health care system. In February 2014, the BC Ministry of Health indicated the shift to this model of care in their report “Setting Priorities for the B.C. Health System”, stating “Patient-centered care will be the foundational driver... View Article
COVID-19 Stories: ED Team Work Strategies During the Pandemic
Listen, be flexible, realize inadequacies, and respect each other's expertise.
COVID-19 Stories: I Can’t Fix Everything | Tandi Wilkinson
"What went right in your day?" A powerful lesson in coping with the stress of the pandemic.
COVID-19 Stories: We Thank You Bonnie | Bruce Campana
A hilarious tribute to our beloved Bonnie Henry
COVID-19 Stories: Get Started With Real-Time Virtual Support for Emergency Care | Stefan Du Toit
3 things you need to get started using real-time virtual support.
Am I Overcalling this?
Reaching out for help to a tertiary centre from a remote hospital.
COVID-19 Stories: HEiDi Real-Time Virtual Support Service in BC
Find out how HEiDi relates to the 811 line, and how it's safely diverting COVID-19 related visits to the ED.
Late complications of STEMI
Owing to the decrease in STEMI presentations during this time, there is anecdotal evidence of late presentations, many of...
COVID-19 Stories: My Experience Contracting COVID-19
Consequences and Silver Linings of Contracting COVID-19 on the Front Lines.
COVID-19 Pandemic: Share Your Experiences
Top 10 ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted emergency medicine in BC.
Real-Time Virtual Support is Here
The first steps towards a province-wide virtual Emergency Department
COVID-19 research study – please participate
Clinicians quality of life and moral injury during the COVID-19 pandemic study
Mini-update: STEMI during Covid-19
Primary PCI remains the standard of care for STEMI
A Rough Few Months
Facing the pandemic as part of a pan-provincial team
CPoCUS Ultrasound protection and disinfection protocols
All new CPoCUS Ultrasound Disinfection Protocols are now available! Detailed guidelines for protecting and disinfecting cart-based...
COVID Test Panel
Looking to create a standard COVID test panel
CORONA WARS, An Emergency Simulation of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Getting Ahead of the Curve
How-to-guide for an In Situ Sim Session for COVID-19
JoAnne Slinn, RN and Simulation Educator, and I recently put together a how-to-guide for running an in situ sim session for...
How to Listen to a Podcast
Easily access podcasts on your computer or mobile device.
On Call & 100 Kilometers Away
The anxiety of needing to care for a patient in a remote coastal site.
How To Improve Your ED Visit If You Live With Chronic Illness
Patients with chronic pain have unique fears to deal with when visiting the ED.
Rural BC Transport Study
A Rural BC Transport Study will to determine the timeliness of transport from Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, and Mackenzie to definitive care for specific clinical conditions.
The Ugly Truth About CaRMS
In emergency medicine, CaRMS is the furthest thing from transparent, and it reeks of unfairness.
Fasting for Emergency Department Procedural Sedation
Fasting intervals for general anesthesia continue to be authoritatively recommended and widely practiced.
A Puzzling Trend: Denying Ambulance Transport Post-Overdose
A troubling increase in the number of people declining transport to hospital after opioid overdoses.