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Dr. Kevin Clark new RCPS Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director

We are pleased to announce and to congratulate Dr. Kevin Clark as the new RCPS Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director effective June 1, 2019. This is a new position only in that it is now separate from the distributed Associate Director positions in Vancouver, Fraser, the Interior and Vancouver Island. We are grateful to Brian […]

Congratulations to the winners of the Herb Parkin awards for 2019!

The Herb Parkin Award is a yearly award given to a UBC Emergency Medicine Resident who has completed or at least made significant progress in a project that furthers an area of Emergency Medicine and also benefits the public. This year’s prize was awarded to Dr. Kevin O’Riordan, for his work with Hospital Preparedness for […]

Gary Andolfatto Finds Ketamine Alleviates Acute Pain During Ambulance Rides

Gary Andolfatto Finds Ketamine Alleviates Acute Pain During Ambulance Rides

  In his recent study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Andolfatto and his colleagues found when ketamine is added to nitrous oxide and administered intranasally, it provides clinically significant pain reduction and improved comfort for patients. “We now have the science to show us that it can be used effectively and safely […]

Dr. Jared Baylis presenting at Kelowna EM Research Day

1st Annual Kelowna EM Research Day

Kelowna celebrated its first EM Research Day on Wednesday, April 17, 2019! The goal of the annual event is to build local research capacity. The presentation topics are listed below: Kelowna Emergency Department Suboxone Starts (KEDSS) Program for opioid use disorder: A program evaluation study. Dr. Britt Bailey, R2 UBC RCPS- EM Residency Program-Interior Journal […]

Brian Grunau Leads Team Reviving Patient Clinically Dead for 52 Minutes

A 55-year-old Vancouver man who suffered a cardiac arrest was revived after being pronounced clinically dead for 52 minutes with the help of the ECPR team at St. Paul’s Hospital, led by Dr. Brian Grunau. ECPR (Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is the use of an external machine to oxygenate a patient’s blood supply. ECPR is used […]

Louise Cassidy Awarded Resident Innovation Fund

Congratulations to RCPS-EM resident, Louise Cassidy, who was chosen as a recipient of the Resident Innovation Fund from Resident Doctors of BC! The award of $2,500 is for her project “Post-shift road safety in British Columbia Medical Residents”. Louise developed and advanced this from an initial idea to a research project during the DEM “NERD Block”. […]

Update on the BC Emergency Medicine Network

Update on the BC Emergency Medicine Network

The BC EM Network connects BC emergency practitioners with each other and BC-relevant clinical resources. Within the Network, you’ll find peers sharing knowledge and supporting one another with information to improve patient care. The Network currently has 729 members and is growing! JOIN NOW!   Rural Input Our Rural Working Group provides a critical rural […]

Reminder to Register: EM Research Day 2019

UBC EM Research Day CFRI Chan Centre, BC Children’s Hospital 9:00AM to 4:00PM   Dear BC Adult & Pediatric Emergency Physicians, Emergency Nurses & Paramedics, We are pleased to invite you to attend the 11th Annual UBC EM Research Day. The event will take place at the CRFI Chan Centre auditorium at BC Children’s Hospital […]