June 1, 2020
This month we talk to Dr. Robert Reynolds a 'friendly-neighbourhood' infectious disease specialist about COVID.  A mish mash of questions and thoughts for our little conversation.,
May 1, 2020
Join Landon, Monique and Dr. Bob Anthony who combined have 102 Years of Emergency Medicine/Nursing Practice.  We have a chat about what's changed and how COVID-19 has caused lots of us to pause and reflect on our situation.  And for those interested,...
April 1, 2020
This month we talk with Dr. Andrew Shih, your friendly neighbourhood hematologist (back by popular demand) about anticoagulants and how to reverse them in bleeding.
March 1, 2020
This month we welcome back our special guest Dr. Gary Andolfatto to talk about behavioural and agitation control using multiple medications...and of course...ketamine!
February 1, 2020
Our most requested topic!  This month we talk about vasopressors in detail and which ones to use when.
January 1, 2020
This month we talk about gout - what is it?  Different types?  Who knew?  Now you will!
December 1, 2019
This month we talk again with everyone's favourite transfusion specialist about when to transfuse.  Lower hemoglobin levels are well tolerated and learn about what we might be doing to even cause anemia!
November 1, 2019
A big chat about blood transfusion with your friendly neighbourhood transfusion medicine specialist.
October 1, 2019
A chat about pancreatitis.
September 1, 2019
Pain scale use and our opinions on using them at triage...
August 1, 2019
A chat about the importance of nursing podcasting and tweeting with Allan and Rob from ResusTonight
July 1, 2019
A talk about various non-opioid analgesics
January 1, 2019
A discussion about the NOAC medication class.
November 1, 2018
This month we look at the male problems!
October 1, 2018
This month we have a discussion about ovarian cysts...what they are, causes, treatments.
September 1, 2018
This month we talk about a phenomenon whereby 'legal' synthetic cannabinoids have been causing coagulation disorders in unsuspecting patients.
August 1, 2018
Our first ever Guest Speaker! Dr. Gary Aldolfatto, a well-known Ketamine researcher, talks to us about everything we ever wanted to know about Ketamine.
July 1, 2018
Our first ever Guest Speaker! Dr. Gary Aldolfatto, a well-known Ketamine researcher, talks to us about everything we ever wanted to know about Ketamine.
June 1, 2018
An evidence-based interesting conversation about the physician-nurse communication relationship that also gets into male-male vs male-female vs female-female communication despite profession.
May 1, 2018
This month we have a chat about bias (of course...not our own...) and how to deal with some of them! Its a big patient safety issue!
April 1, 2018
We discuss Group A (and B) Strep and why it should always be on your radar in the ED.
March 1, 2018
This month we talk about Tri-Cyclic Antidepressant Overdose.
February 1, 2018
This month we talk about diagnostic testing and the use of clinical predictor rules in our practice...are we overusing diagnostic tests?
January 1, 2018
Current tidbits about stroke care and some cool Canadian research that is leading the way!
December 1, 2017
This month we talk about strep throat, mono and when people need antibiotics and more importantly when they don't! Like our podcast? Help support us by buying us a cup of coffee at
November 1, 2017
This month we discuss upper GI issues - Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease. Like our podcast? Help support us by buying us a cup of coffee at
October 1, 2017
This month we discuss upper GI issues - gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and GERD. Like our podcast? Help support us by buying us a cup of coffee at
September 1, 2017
This month we look at frostbite! Like our podcast? Buy us a cup of coffee at
August 1, 2017
A little look at this neurological condition that can present with the common complaint of back pain.
July 1, 2017
A talk about anti-rejection medications and organ donation.
June 1, 2017
We talk about some conditions and diseases predominant to one sex over the other.
May 1, 2017
Let's talk about opioid use in the Emrgency Department.
April 1, 2017
Building on last month's episode, we talk about Asthma!
March 1, 2017
In the end...a discussion about spirometry and peak flows...but to get there...a discussion about everything oxygenation and ventilation!
February 1, 2017
Come and have a seat on our 'qSOFA' and talk about Sepsis 3.0 this month.
January 1, 2017
This month we respond to a challenge from a listener to simplify the clotting cascade. At the 15-minute mark, we mix up the extrinsic and intrinsic pathways! to be clear - the extrinsic pathway is 3+7=10 and intrinsic pathway is the TENET pathway. That math and acronym will make sense when you listen, we just flipped the pathways by accident.
December 1, 2016
This month we talk about teh components of the complete eye exam...including the proper way to do a visual acuity.
November 1, 2016
Join us this month for a talk about low and high pressure headaches.
October 1, 2016
This month we talk about a few communicable diseases, vaccines and spend a few minutes on Zika.
September 1, 2016
THis month we touch on ectopic pregnancy, Rh Factor and treatment using Methotrexate.
August 1, 2016
Everyone is getting Narcan - users, friends, bystanders, fire departments, ambulance why? What does it do? nd what's changed with using it and some of the newer drugs out there?
July 1, 2016
Do you know what the ABI is? Have you done one? Have you done is correctly and do you know what it all means? Listen this month to learn all about it...and Monique's learns the difference between some anatomy as well!
June 1, 2016
Is this test making a comeback? Is it useful in all cases or only certain ones? Let's chat about it...
May 1, 2016
This month we talk about a condition that can affect spinal cord injured patients and the simple treatments for this potentially life threatening condition.
April 1, 2016
What is the BNP? When would we use it? ...and when wouldn't we?
March 1, 2016
Ce mois-ci, nous parlons de la sclérose en plaques (SP) et une condition appelée neuromyélite optique (NMO) ... écouter pour en savoir plus!
February 1, 2016
Happy Heart Month! A quick review and chat about new treatment options for CHF.
January 1, 2016
A quick review of HIV/AIDS and some of the current trends in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
December 1, 2015
Do you 'get' hyponatremia? We didn't really we looked into it and here's the basics on what it is and how it is treated. You can really make people worse treating is incorrectly so make sure you listen to this podcast!
November 1, 2015
Is it cloudy, clear or something in between? Join us this month as we talk about pee! From the 'look' to the dip to the microscope...what does it all mean?
October 1, 2015
As marijuana use become legalized, decriminalized, used in medicine and recreationally in various jurisdictions around the world, we take a look at two cases that presented with conditions that may not have appeared as obvious on initial presentation. Welcome to the Wacky World of Weed!
September 1, 2015
Ever wondered why we measure these? And why on some patients and not others? This month we nerd-out on these three electrolytes.
August 1, 2015
In our experience most ED nurses and paramedics think of anaphylaxis as someone's airway closing...did you know that it is much more than that? Learn with us this month and we learn it ourselves!
July 1, 2015
Most of us haven't had a good in-depth evidence-based review of IM Injections since Nursing school...which for Monique and Landon was a looooong time ago!
June 1, 2015
In this episode we discuss the use of routine C-Spine immobilization with rigid cervical collars and some of the research that talks about the fact that they may be doing more harm than good.
May 1, 2015
In this episode we discuss what the D-Dimer is and why we shouldn't be ordering them willy-nilly!
April 1, 2015
In this episode we discuss triage, CTAS and some of the barriers that we find ourselves faced with. Is triage even necessary? Are WE the barrier to patient flow?
March 1, 2015
We discuss current concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment and return to activity recommendations.
February 1, 2015
We discuss some of the DRAFT 2015 guidelines currently open for public viewing and comment on the ILCOR website.
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