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A Successful Department Strategic Planning Retreat!

Thank you to all who took part in the Department of Emergency Medicine Strategic Planning Retreat. The main focus was about strategies to better fulfill our vision to improve patient care across the province. Invited faculty from across the province attended and supported a plan to integrate clinical care with teaching and research across the […]

Remote Nursing Station Mechanical CPR Support

Remote Nursing Station Mechanical CPR Support

The LUCAS 2mechanical CPR device arrived in Takla Landing (a remote nursing station in North Central BC) to aid with resuscitation efforts. The Health Center is manned by either one or two nurses with remote certified practice skills. Due to the lack of experienced hands to aid the nurses  and the extreme remoteness of the community, […]

Dr. Ka Wai Cheung Wins CAEP Top New Investigator Award

Congratulations to DEM Assistant Professor Dr. Ka Wai Cheung for winning the CAEP 2013 Top New Investigator Award for her study titled: “Emergency Department Tobacco Cessation Counseling: Implementation and Evaluation of a Community Based Program – A Pilot Study”.

Dr. Peter Zed Wins CAEP Top Pediatric Abstract Award

Congratulations to DEM Associate Faculty Member Dr. Peter Zed for winning the CAEP 2013 Top Pediatric Abstract Award for his study titled: “Medication-Related Emergency Department Visits in Pediatrics: A Prospective Observational Study”.

Congratulations to DEM Residents who passed their Royal College certification exam

The DEM would like to congratulate Dr. Janice Wong, Dr. Meg Brison and Dr. Doug Brown on their success in passing their Royal College certification exam. We wish them well in their new positions as staff Emergency Physicians: Dr. Wong and Dr. Brown at Royal Columbian Hospital, and Dr. Brison at Credit Valley Hospital in […]

Dr. Jill McEwen receives the 2013 Certificate of Merit Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jill McEwen for receiving this years 2013 Certificate of Merit Award! Please visit the CAME Website for more details on the award and to see the list of the award recipients

BCEHS is now officially a division of the Provincial Health Services Authority

The Emergency and Health Services Commission (EHSC) is now officially a division of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). The Emergency and Health Services Amendment Act, 2013 completed its final reading in the legislature. This means that the newly named British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), formerly EHSC, will have an even closer alignment to […]

Drs. Wan and Vu Receive Air Medical Physician Seed Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Wilson Wan (a Resident in the UBC RCPS-EM training program) and DEM Faculty Member Dr. Eric Vu for receiving a 2013 Air Medical Physician Seed Grant! This competitive grant was awarded for their study submission titled: “Characterizing Care of Sepsis Patients Requiring Critical Care Transport in British Columbia”.

Drs. Barclay, Cheng and Abu-Laban Awarded Grant to Study DTUs in Fraser

Congratulations to Drs. Neil Barclay, Amy Cheng, and Riyad Abu-Laban who were recently awarded  a competitive Fraser Health Authority Seed Grant for a project titled “Effect of a Diagnostic Treatment Unit (DTU) on Emergency Department Length of Stay and Inpatient Admissions”. This study will comparatively evaluate the DTUs of both the Royal Columbian Hospital and […]