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SGEM#185: Every EHR Wants to “Rule” the World

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Administration, Featured, Podcasts | 15 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM185 Date: July 11th, 2017 Reference: Bookman K et al. Embedded Clinical Decision Support in Electronic Health Record Decreases Use of High-cost Imaging in the Emergency Department: EmbED study. AEM July 2017. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Justin Morgenstern is an emergency physician and the Director of Simulation Education at Markham Stouffville Hospital in Ontario. He is the creator of the excellent #FOAMed project called Case: You are working a very busy shift in the emergency department. Your first patient was involved in an motor vehicle collision (MVC), and you pulled up the app to review the Canadian CT Head Injury Rule with your resident. The second patient is an elderly woman presenting via EMS after a ground level fall in c-spine precautions. This time, you review the NEXUS Criteria for c-spine imaging with your resident. The third patient just got off a...

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SGEM#159: Computer Games – Computer Provider Order Entry (CPOE)

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Administration, Featured, Podcasts | 20 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM159 Date: July 5th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Chris Bond. Chris is an emergency physician and clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary. He is currently the host of CAEP Casts, which highlights educational innovations from emergency medicine residency programs across Canada. Chris also has his own #FOAMed blog called Standing on the Corner Minding My Own Business (SOCMOB). Background: Emergency department crowding is a growing issue across Canada. As more tertiary care EDs implement computerized provider order entry (CPOE), it is important to analyze emergency department metrics to see how CPOE may impact throughput. Previous studies have shown that CPOE has no impact on mortality, and may in fact improve pain treatment and adherence to certain common presenting complaint medication protocols (such as stroke and renal colic) [1-4]. Some studies have shown there may be an impact on...

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