Article Repository

Suggested Journal Club Articles will be posted here as they are made available. The selection of papers for review at Journal Club is overseen by the Chief Residents of the RCPS and CFPC Emergency Medicine training programs and is based on proposals by EM faculty and residents. If you come across a paper you feel merits consideration for review at Journal Club, please use the automated submission form to notify us of this.

Suggested Articles

Submitted March 2017

Association Between Tracheal Intubation During Adult In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Survival – A. Karpov
Note: I think this has the potential to generate interesting discussion around the decision to intubate during cardiac arrest, and some of the challenges of making accurate conclusions and interpreting studies originating from the analysis of big data.


Submitted Feb 2017

Low-Dose Ketamine Infusion for Emergency Department Patients with Severe Pain – B. Chung


Submitted Jan 2017

Cervical Spine Collar Clearance in the Obtunded Adult Blunt Trauma Patient – J. Taylor
Systematic review and guideline that could be practice changing for many EPs

Defining the cervical spine clearance algorithm: A single-institution prospective study of more than 9,000 patients – J. Taylor
Note: Algorithm which can help to facilitate C-spine clearance.


Submitted Dec 2016

Effect of early supervised physiotherapy on recovery from acute ankle sprain: randomised controlled trial – D. Barbic
Note: Highly relevant to EM – Canadian EM based RCT


Submitted April 2016

Selective use of computed tomography compared with routine whole body imaging in patients with blunt trauma – N. Holm