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BACKGROUND To determine the effectiveness of high-fidelity simulation for team training, a valid and reliable tool is required. This study investigated the internal consistency, inter-rater reliability and test-retest reliability of two newly developed tools to assess obstetrical team performance. METHODS After research ethics board approval,(More)
OBJECTIVE This guideline defines the standards pertaining to the application and documentation of fetal surveillance in labour that will decrease the incidence of birth asphyxia while maintaining the lowest possible rate of obstetrical intervention. Both high- and low-risk obstetrical populations are considered. It is intended that this guideline could be(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that topical anesthetics provide superb analgesia to the painful eye, they are not prescribed routinely to patients when they are discharged from the emergency department because of concerns for delayed healing and corneal erosion. OBJECTIVE To summarize the evidence for the safety of topical proparacaine and tetracaine for(More)
As part of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine's (CJEM) developing social media strategy, 1 we are collaborating with the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) to summarize and critically appraise the current emergency medicine (EM) literature using evidence-based medicine principles. In the "Hot Off the Press" series, we select original(More)
This Committee Opinion outlines the guiding principles and a format for the physician who is requested to provide a peer opinion for a medico-legal case. The format allows for completeness, uniformity, and consistency in the preparation of expert opinions given in medico-legal cases. This Committee Opinion outlines the different elements that should enable(More)
As part of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine's (CJEM) developing social media strategy, 1 we are collaborating with the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) to summarize and critically appraise the current emergency medicine (EM) literature using evidence-based medicine principles. In the "Hot Off the Press" series, we select original(More)
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