Publications

Publications

Fentanyl Overdose Survivors Need Little Hospital Care

Fentanyl Overdose Survivors Need Little Hospital Care

Photo credit: Jason Payne / Province  Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer’s recently published study shows patients who receive an antidote promptly after a fentanyl overdose and show no complications require little hospital care. The findings, published last month in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, could help standardize how first-responders and emergency departments handle overdoses from the potent drug. View the Vancouver […]

Reporting Unfit Drivers: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of BC Physicians

Reporting Unfit Drivers: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of BC Physicians

Dr. Jeff Bruchacher along with his research team, Dr. Colby Renschler, Dr. Ana Maria Gomez, Dr. Benjamin Huang, Chung W. Lee, Shannon Erdelyi, Dr. Herbert Chan, and Dr. Roy Purssell, recently released “Reporting Unfit Drivers: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of BC Physicians“. This report puts forth a number of recommendation aimed at overcoming barriers to […]

BC Emergency Medicine Network Publication

BC Emergency Medicine Network Publication

The first publication on the BC Emergency Medicine Network, “The British Columbia Emergency Medicine Network: A Paradigm Shift in a Provincial System of Emergency Care” is available online in Cureus, an open-access medical journal (download full PDF here). The paper, written in collaboration with our patient partners, provides an overview of the EM Network, including […]

New study finds bystander CPR rates vary by neighbourhood

Dr. David Barbic is co-author of a new study finding Vancouver neighbourhoods with a higher proportion of Chinese residents, such as Richmond or Chinatown, tend to have higher rates of bystander CPR. Receiving immediate CPR increases survival rates from cardiac arrest by 2-3 times. Increased rates of survival were also noted in Kitsilano, Strathcona and […]