Une nouvelle étude de la Chaire de recherche en médecine d'urgence démontre que seulement 5 autres urgences rurales québécoises comparables à celle de Baie-St-Paul (sur 26) n'ont pas de scanner. À Baie-St-Paul, 28% de tous les transferts interétablissements de l'urgence visent à passer cet examen. Cet appareil pourrait contribuer à sauver des vies et à éviter des transferts coûteux et pas toujours simples. Enfin, cet équipemen...
L’Association des médecins d’urgence du Québec et le groupe de recherche Urgences rurales 360o vous invite au 1erSommet sur la médecine d’urgence en région rurale et éloignée.
Sous le thème Développons des solutions, l’objectif de ce sommet est de mobiliser des centaines de professionnel(le)s, de décideur(euse)s et de citoyen(ne)s du Québec pour discuter de l’optimisation des soins dans les urgences et régions rurales et é...
Rural emergency departments (EDs) are important safety nets for the 20% of Canadians
who live there. A serious problem in access to health care services in these regions has
emerged. However, there are considerable geographic disparities in access to trauma center
in Canada. The main objective of this project was to compare access to local 24/7 support
services in rural EDs in Quebec and Ontario as well as distances to Levels...
The present study aims to document the problem of suicidality in emergency department (ED) patients with unexplained chest pain and to assess the strength and independence of the relationship between panic and suicidal ideation (SI) in this population.
Information about recruitment and retention factors and quality of work life (QWL) in rural
emergency departments (EDs) is limited. A pilot study was used to determine the feasibility of a large-scale study of these variables in Quebec EDs.
This study aimed at (1) establishing the prevalence of paniclike anxiety in emergency
department (ED) patients with unexplained chest pain (UCP); (2) describing and comparing the sociodemographic, medical, and psychiatric characteristics of UCP patients with and without paniclike anxiety; and (3) measuring the rate of identification of panic in this population.
As per American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines, the delay
between first medical contact and balloon inflation should not exceed 90 min for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In North America, few prehospital systems have been developed to grant rural populations timely access to PCI. Objectives: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the ability of an ST-segment elevation...
Web 2.0 collaborative writing technologies have shown positive effects on medical
education. One such technology, Google DocsTM,offers collaborative writing applications that improve healthcare students’ sharing of information.Since 2008, all graduating residents in emergency medicine in Canada have had access to an online Google DocsTM slideshow designed to help them share summaries of landmark articles in preparation for the...
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can be used to provide rapid answers to specific and potentially life-threatening clinical questions, and to improve the safety of procedures. The rate of POCUS access and use in Canada is unclear. The objective of this study was to examine access to POCUS and potential barriers/facilitators to its use among rural physicians in Quebec