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SGEM Xtra: I Am Woman

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 1 comment

http://media.blubrry.com/thesgem/p/content.blubrry.com/thesgem/SGEM-Xtra-I-Am-Woman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Date: December 28th, 2017 This is a special year end episode of the SGEM. It is time to reflect upon 2017 while at the same time look forward to 2018. It has been an incredible year for a number of reasons. We had some fantastic papers to review, excellent guest skeptics and super SGEM Xtras. I am very energized to keep the momentum rolling for this knowledge translation project in 2018. From my perspective, 2017 was the year of Females in Emergency Medicine (FeminEM). This  SGEM Xtra episode is a way to recognized some of the amazing women whose voices are changing the world of emergency medicine. The theme music is by Helen Reddy called I am Woman (1975). Anyone who listens to the SGEM knows my favorite number is five. I tried...

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SGEM Xtra: Every Day I Write the Book – SGEM Season#3

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 1 comment

http://media.blubrry.com/thesgem/p/content.blubrry.com/thesgem/SGEM-Xtra-Season3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Date: December 25th, 2017 Happy holidays to all the SGEMers. Please accept this PDF book of Season#3. It is a holiday gift from me to you to say thank you for all the support and encouragement over the last few years. There are now close to 35,000 subscribers and the SGEM is translated into four other languages. Who would have thought back in 2012 that an emergency medicine  physician from Canada could reach so many people around the world? The goal of the SGEM continues to be to cut the knowledge translation window down from over ten years to less than one year. It does this by doing a structured critical review of a recent publication and then disseminates the information using the power of social media. We want patients to get the...

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SGEM#200: Dr. Alexander Hamilton and Bloodletting for Camp Fever

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Featured, Holiday, Infectious, Podcasts | 1 comment

http://media.blubrry.com/thesgem/p/content.blubrry.com/thesgem/SGEM200.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Date: December 19th, 2017 Reference: Lesassier Hamilton A. Dissertatio Medica lnauguralis De Synocho Castrensi [Inaugural medical dissertation on camp fever]. Edinburgh: J Ballantyne, 1816. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Robert Leeper is an assistant professor of surgery at Western University and the London Health Sciences Centre.  His practice is in trauma, emergency general surgery, and critical care with an academic interest in ultrasound and medical simulation. This is the 200th episode of the SGEM and it is the 2017 holiday edition. The idea for this episode came after seeing a twitter photo on Halloween of Dr. Leeper (@Rob_Leeper) doing rounds dressed up as Alexander Hamilton. To be clear, Dr. Alexander Lesassier Hamilton was a Scottish physician who lived around the early 1800s. He is a completely different person than one of the founding fathers of the United States. The...

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SGEM Xtra: CAEP Choosing Wisely

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 0 comments

http://media.blubrry.com/thesgem/p/content.blubrry.com/thesgem/SGEM-Xtra-CAEP-Choosing-Wisely.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Date: November 29th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Amy Cheng is an Emergency Physician, the Emergency Department Director of Quality Improvement and the Interim Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is also the National Co-Chair for Choosing Wisely Canada in Emergency Medicine. This is another SGEM Xtra over the holiday season. There are a lot of top ten lists released at this time of year. The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) published a top ten list in October of this year called Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question. I thought this would be a perfect time to review the list as an SGEM Xtra. This initiative is part of the Choosing Wisely campaign that was launched in 2012 by the American Board of...

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SGEM Xtra: Is #FOAMed Scary?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 0 comments

http://media.blubrry.com/thesgem/p/content.blubrry.com/thesgem/SGEM-Xtra-Is-FOAMed-Scary.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Date: October 26th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: We have a number of guest skeptics for this episode. Dr. Munsif Bhimani is the program director of the CCFP-EM program at Western University. Drs. Kevinjeet Mahngar, Kelsey Cassidy, Jatin Kacker and Ben Fregeau are residents in the CCFP-EM program at Western University. Dr. Sean Ryan is a front line physician working in community emergency departments. This is an SGEM Xtra. From time-to-time we like to pause from our usual structured critical appraisals and do a big picture issue. Being close to Hallowe’en we thought we would re-visit the issue of social media and ask…is #FOAMed scary? We have addressed the issue of #FOAMed a few times before and the last time we had the Godfather of #FOAMed, Dr. Joe Lex on when he gave his famous quote in his best Marlon Brando...

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SGEM#141: Popeye and the Paperclip

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 1 comment

http://media.blubrry.com/thesgem/p/content.blubrry.com/thesgem/SGEM141.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Date: December 17th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Bob Edmonds is a 3rd year emergency medicine resident at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Prior to medical school, he graduated from the US Air Force Academy, and when he completes his training will rejoin the Air Force for nine years as an Emergency Medicine physician. In his spare time he enjoys reading, finding random facts online, and hanging out with his wife and son. This is a SGEM Xtra Holiday Edition. Last year we looked at paper by Chan et al (New Pun-land Journal of Medicine 2014) on Early Goal Directed Dating (SGEM#100). This was a review of an early goal directed dating protocol in the treatment of singledom and severe loneliness for physicians. The episode was in the spirit of the BMJ Holiday Edition that is...

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