KT Corner: Isolated Los...

In this post, Dr. Kirsten Weerdenburg reviews a recent article looking at the value of isolated loss of consciousness in children with blunt head injury as a predictor for clinically significant brain injury on CT. Article Title: Lee, Lois K., et al. “Isolated loss of consciousness...

Tiny Tip: Determining c...

Determining capacity in a patient that needs to make an emergency medical decision can be a huge challenge for emergency physicians with substantial legal and patient-oriented consequences. As emergency medicine providers we need to be able to make this determination confidently and...

KT Evidence Bite: Compa...

Editor’s note: This is a series based on work done by three physicians (Patrick Archambault, Tim Chaplin, and our BoringEM Managing editor Teresa Chan)  for the Canadian National Review Course (NRC). You can read a description of this course here. The NRC brings EM residents from...

Finding a Mentor in Eme...

As a junior student with a budding interest in Emergency Medicine, I recently realized I was missing a crucial component for building a successful EM career: a mentor. A mentor may provide a protégé with career advice, research and networking opportunities, personal guidance, and perhaps...