Success Story: South Island Emergency Department Simulation Initiative ‘undoubtedly saved lives’ during the recent spike in temperatures

When the ‘heat dome’ descended recently onto British Columbia, many emergency departments were flooded with patients suffering from hyperthermia, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition.  Although hyperthermia is not seen frequently in our emergency rooms, it requires specialized, time-sensitive treatment. Fortunately, the Victoria ED Simulation initiative had run a hyperthermia […]

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Success Story: Enhancing Specialist Care for Patients with Decompensated Liver Disease

Physicians often see opportunities for improvements to patient care in the course of their practice. Dr. Rohit Pai (Gastroenterology) and Dr. Brian McArdle (Internal Medicine) saw one when treating patients living with decompensated liver cirrhosis. This complex patient population present frequently at the emergency room for treatment, and require regular […]

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Current Provincial and National Supports for Physicians

The following physician wellness resources continue to be available to support BC physicians: BC Physician Health Program: Offers confidential support, counseling, referral and health system navigation support for physicians, medical trainees and their families for a wide range of issues such as mental health concerns, relationship issues, life transitions, financial […]

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