ECG Cases – Making complexes simple is a monthly blog by Jesse McLaren (@ECGcases), a Toronto emergency physician with an interest in emergency cardiology quality improvement and education. Each post features a number of ECGs related to a particular theme or diagnosis (with a focus on acute coronary occlusion), so you can test your interpretation skills. We challenge you with missed or delayed diagnosis, those with false positive diagnosis, and those that had a rapid and correct diagnosis. Cases are followed by a quick summary of the literature that relates to the cases, and we bring it home with practice changing pearls that you can use on your next shift.

EMC Journal Club

Taking the boring out of Journal Club is a monthly blog by Rohit Mohindra (@EMRoMo), a Toronto emergency physician and researcher with an interest in critical appraisal of clinical studies, quality improvement and education. Each post features a short, concise, clear interpretation of an important Emergency Medicine journal article – not too much detail, not too superficial – just Goldilocks style. Peer review is provided by clinical epidemiologist Shelley McLeod (@SMcLeod_SREMI).

Global EM GEM

Global EM is a monthly blog by Navpreet Sahsi and Hiren Patel, Toronto emergency physicians and Global EM experts.The goal of GEM EM is to review high yield core concepts in Global EM, discuss global health experiences from Canadian Emergency physicians and introduce ways to get involved in Global EM. EMC GEM has a vision to improve Emergency Medicine around the world.

CritCases is a collaboration between Dr. Mike Betzner, director of STARS air ambulance service and EM Cases.There are many approaches and therapeutic options in critical care that do not have a strong evidence base to guide us. We use our clinical judgement, gestalt and basic principles to make rapid decisions. This blog explores therapeutic options to various challenging critical care scenarios through an interactive case-based, Q&A framework. The case unfolds in a step-wise manner, as it would in real practice, and integrates opinions from critical care providers, not only from STARS, but from around the world. Each blog includes an open peer review from an expert on the given topic.

Waiting to Be Seen: Where EM Policy Meets Practice is a new EM Cases blog series, authored by Dr. Howard Ovens, a veteran Emergency Department Director, whose main purpose is to share ideas and generate discussion on the role that public policy and administrative practices play in creating the conditions that help front line emergency providers achieve better patient outcomes. You can contact Dr. Ovens at and follow him on Twitter at@HowardOvens.

Dr. Andrew Worster and the BEEM (Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine) group from McMaster University has teamed up with EM Cases, Justin Morgenstern (@First10EM) and Rory Spiegel (@EMNerd_) to bring you a blog that blends the BEEM critical appraisals in a case-based, interactive, practice-changing format. In each post we choose the most important literature on a given topic and run through a case, learning how to apply evidence based medicine to our practice.