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2013

The QEII Times had a pictorial review of the "Stop the Bus"

emergency preparedness exercise called Preparing for the worst The QEII Times Spring 2013

Dr. John Ross received the 2013 Dr. John Savage Memorial Award

for faculty leadership in Global Health. Check out the full story at: 2013 Dr. John Savage Memorial Award for Faculty

Dr. Chris Vaillancourt, Emergency Physician at the Saint John Regional won the Best in Class Award for the best overall Undergrad Tutor at Dalhousie New Brunswick Campus for 2012/13.

Global Health - Broken Earth - Haiti

November 2013
Halifax sent its first team to Haiti as part of Broken Earth
Broken Earth is an organization of volunteers from across Canada who are dedicated to providing sustained medical relief in Haiti, while helping to rebuild their health care system. Along with emergency physician Dr. Steve Curry and emergency medicine resident Dr. Nick Sowers, we covered the emergency department of Bernard Mevs Hospital. It was humbling to work in an environment of such scarcity and to manage medical conditions we had never before experienced such as cholera, typhoid and end-stage complications of HIV. 

Congratulations to all the Long Service Recipients for the CDHA and IWK Sites:

20 years: Cindy Allen - QEII; John Baker - QEII; Kelly Braine - QEII; Pamela Brown - MVMH; Dr. Mike Clory - QEII/CCHC; Lisa McCabe - QEII; Belinda Osborne - QEII; Theresa Pottie - HCH; Susan Spears - Twin Oaks; Wanda Zinck - CCHC
           
25 Years: Karen Conrod - Twin Oaks; Dr. Barry Giffin - MVMH; Diana Graham - MVMH; Kathleen White - QEII

30 Years: Dr. Douglas Allen - QEII; Susan Peddle - QEII; Kelly Timmons - QEII

Dalhousie Department of Emergency Medicine Annual Resident Research Day presented the following awards:

The Dr. Doug Sinclair Resident Research Award: RCPS PGY4, Dr. Laurel Murphy for "Comparison of the King Vision Video Laryngoscope with the Macintosh Laryngoscope in Normal \ and Difficult Airway Simulations: A Cadaver and manikin Study"

The Tim Ruggles Top Critically Appraised Topic Award: CFPC(EM) Resident, Dr. Jane Hennessey for "Does the Use of Oral Corticosteroids in Combination with Nebulized Budesonide Reduce Croup Score of Hospital Admission Time in Pediatric Patients?"

The Department of Emergency Medicine Top Research Award: Critical Care Fellow, Dr. Chris Hinkewich for "The Impact of Etomidate on Mortality in Trauma Patients".

Preliminary data from the Dr. Maala Bhatt Safety Surveillance Study was released at PERC.

Data indicates that the IWK leads the tertiary care pediatric emergency departments with 97% of patients receiving pain treatment prior to procedural sedation.

Canadian Resident Matches Service Royal College Matches

Dr. John Ross (Royal College Program Director) is happy to announce that both Samantha Jang-Stewart, who comes to us from Alberta and Heather Fleming who is a Dalhousie graduate have matched to the Dalhousie University RCPS Program. We are very excited for them both to begin their EM journey this coming July. Please join us in welcoming them to our EM family!

The Division of EMS played a very large part in the publication of the Canadian EMS Research Agenda;

Jan Jensen (paramedic researcher) is lead author on the study with Dr. Alix Carter and Dr. Andrew Travers also listed as part of the study team.

Dr. Pat Croskerry has been recognized with an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh.

The FRCP(Edin) is a highly respected international standard of clinical experience.

Kathleen White has successfully achieved her degree as a Certified Administrative Professional with a specialty in Organizational Management from the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Nathalie Schlinder (PEM Fellow) has been named the resident representative on the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) executive.

Congratulations to the IWK on the three studies that have been published:

  1. Understanding the Canadian Adult CT head Rules Trial: Use of the Theoretical Domains Framework for Process Evaluation

  2. Factors Influencing Rural and Urban Emergency Clinicians Participation in an Online Knowledge Exchange Intervention

  3. The Canadian Triage Acuity Scale for Children: A Multicenter Database Study

PEP is back and better than ever! The Prehospital Evidence-Based Practice Project has been completely overhauled over the last 18 months.

There have been new interventions added, more appraisers have joined and the 3X3 tables will serve as a user-friendly way to determine exactly what interventions the overall evidence is recommending.
We went live again in January and have been making enormous progress in the accrual of appraised prehospital literature. We hope this will advance Evidence-based paramedicine!

Check us out at: https://emspep.cdha.nshealth.ca/

Simulation Added to the Med III Emergency Department Clerkship Rotation:

The Dalhousie University Med III ED clerkship rotation now features two critical event simulation sessions offered in weeks 1 and 3 of the 3 week rotation. This change in the teaching paradigm is a direct result of the increasing focus on simulated medical education being seen in undergraduate medical education across North America. These fast paced, interactive sessions have become a fast favorite among students--where learners get a chance to learn about crisis resource management and team work in a safe and supportive environment. The multidisciplinary team of instructors is keen to teach and is experienced in simulated education. This hands on experience which is based on real ED cases will allow students to learn skills, and bridge gaps in learning, in order to make the most of time in the ED. Come join us for the fun, we can't wait to meet you!

Preliminary data from the Dr. Maala Bhatt Safety Surveillance Study was released at PERC.

Data indicates that the IWK leads the tertiary care pediatric emergency departments with 97% of patients receiving pain treatment prior to procedural sedation.

Canadian Resident Matches Service Royal College Matches

Dr. John Ross (Royal College Program Director) is happy to announce that both Samantha Jang-Stewart, who comes to us from Alberta and Heather Fleming who is a Dalhousie graduate have matched to the Dalhousie University RCPS Program. We are very excited for them both to begin their EM journey this coming July. Please join us in welcoming them to our EM family!

The Division of EMS played a very large part in the publication of the Canadian EMS Research Agenda;

Jan Jensen (paramedic researcher) is lead author on the study with Dr. Alix Carter and Dr. Andrew Travers also listed as part of the study team.

Dr. Pat Croskerry has been recognized with an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh.

The FRCP(Edin) is a highly respected international standard of clinical experience.

Kathleen White has successfully achieved her degree as a Certified Administrative Professional with a specialty in Organizational Management from the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Nathalie Schlinder (PEM Fellow) has been named the resident representative on the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) executive.

Congratulations to the IWK on the three studies that have been published:

  1. Understanding the Canadian Adult CT head Rules Trial: Use of the Theoretical Domains Framework for Process Evaluation

  2. Factors Influencing Rural and Urban Emergency Clinicians Participation in an Online Knowledge Exchange Intervention

  3. The Canadian Triage Acuity Scale for Children: A Multicenter Database Study

PEP is back and better than ever! The Prehospital Evidence-Based Practice Project has been completely overhauled over the last 18 months.

There have been new interventions added, more appraisers have joined and the 3X3 tables will serve as a user-friendly way to determine exactly what interventions the overall evidence is recommending.
We went live again in January and have been making enormous progress in the accrual of appraised prehospital literature. We hope this will advance Evidence-based paramedicine!

Check us out at: https://emspep.cdha.nshealth.ca/

Simulation Added to the Med III Emergency Department Clerkship Rotation:


The Dalhousie University Med III ED clerkship rotation now features two critical event simulation sessions offered in weeks 1 and 3 of the 3 week rotation. This change in the teaching paradigm is a direct result of the increasing focus on simulated medical education being seen in undergraduate medical education across North America. These fast paced, interactive sessions have become a fast favorite among students--where learners get a chance to learn about crisis resource management and team work in a safe and supportive environment. The multidisciplinary team of instructors is keen to teach and is experienced in simulated education. This hands on experience which is based on real ED cases will allow students to learn skills, and bridge gaps in learning, in order to make the most of time in the ED. Come join us for the fun, we can't wait to meet you!