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Published: February 16, 2021

Show Notes

In this episode, we talk to Louise Pick, an emergency bedside and charge nurse at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. We explore the dynamic between emergency physicians and nurses and reflect on the unique challenges ED nurses face. Plus, Louise shares a harrowing story of being buried alive by an avalanche, and how her ED teammate saved her.

Louise Pick

Louise Pick is an emergency nurse with over a decade of experience in busy EDs. She skied competitively early on but stepped away from the podium to train in nursing at McGill University. She started practising at Montreal General Hospital, then moved out west to chase the mountains. She has worked at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver ever since and recently became a Patient Care Coordinator.

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End of Shift Podcast Hosts

The End of Shift Podcast is hosted by EM Network members Eric Angus and Joe Haegert.

Eric Angus

Eric Angus is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at Lions Gate Hospital. He is married with 15-year-old twins. His nonmedical interests include origami, meditation, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, just generally being outside, and drinking wine. He has a diploma in mountain medicine and volunteers for ski patrol and the North Shore Rescue team. He is an ATLS instructor. He dabbles in stoicism and Buddhist philosophies.

Joe Haegert

Joe Haegert practices emergency and trauma medicine at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, British Columbia. He is a talented teacher, engaging speaker, and devoted clinician. He lives in South Surrey with his wife Sandy and managed to raise three children without much incident. Known for his unflagging enthusiasm, Joe enjoys all aspects of the outdoors and recently has taken to turning wooden burls into all manner of bowls and tables.

Disclaimer: The discussion within the End of Shift podcast may be graphic, and some listeners may find the language and content disturbing. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the BC Emergency Medicine Network, or the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.


Louise, I am curious how you had your ER evaluated. Any recommendation? Looking to do the same for my department

Terra Lee

August 05, 2021 • 11:12am

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