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Wildfires: A Clinician’s Toolkit for Emergency Department Care

This toolkit aims to equip healthcare practitioners with essential information and resources to navigate wildfire-related emergencies efficiently.


May 28, 2024 • 09:00am

Share Your Ideas on ED Patient Discharge

ECBC has launched a monthly exchange of ideas around improving the discharge process for emergency patients.


April 03, 2024 • 02:30pm

Measles: What to know about rising cases in Canada

Here are some resources and links to help you look out for signs of measles and stop the spread over the upcoming spring break.


March 08, 2024 • 02:30pm

Studying EM Procedures for Children and Adults

How often are emergency physicians in B.C. carrying out emergency medicine procedures in children and adults?

krittika bhende

October 26, 2023 • 02:00pm

Honouring Dr. Tracy Pickett

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Tracy Pickett.

Julian Marsden

October 03, 2023 • 04:56pm

Frontiers in overdose prevention: Buprenorphine microdosing in emergency departments

The EMED Study will compare the effectiveness of ED-initiated buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) microdosing and standard dosing take-home inductions.

Jessica Moe

August 17, 2023 • 08:00am

Introducing Our Interim Scientific Director

Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban has been appointed to the role of Interim Scientific Director at ECBC.


July 25, 2023 • 02:00pm

Addressing the Toxic Drug Crisis in Emergency Departments

An ED initiative to support opioid agonist therapy and harm reduction.

Andrew Kestler

July 10, 2023 • 09:00am

Introducing Our Executive Director and Provincial Medical Director

We are pleased to officially introduce Lori Korchinski, Executive Director, and Dr. Todd Ring, Provincial Medical Director.


May 18, 2023 • 09:30am

BC Emergency Medicine Network is becoming Emergency Care BC

BC EMN is becoming Emergency Care BC, a Health Improvement Network within the Provincial Health Services Authority.


April 03, 2023 • 02:15pm

2022 Year in Review

As 2022 reaches a close, I want to personally thank all practitioners providing emergency care in BC.

Jim Christenson

December 21, 2022 • 10:00am

Why We Mask-Up When We Go to Our ER’s

I am helping my community by the simple act of masking-up.

Kim Eggers

December 20, 2022 • 01:00pm

Message from Foundry Virtual BC – Supporting Youth for the Holidays

Sometimes, everything isn’t all merry and bright. Foundry BC is here to support your Emergency Department.


December 05, 2022 • 01:00pm

Pediatric Respiratory Resources

Relevant resources to support you and the patients you care for during respiratory illness season.


November 21, 2022 • 01:42pm

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2022

We honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.


September 22, 2022 • 12:00pm

Aconitine Poisoning – Notice to ED & Urgent Care Practitioners

Special notice regarding recent cases of aconitine poisoning in Canada.

Roy Purssell

September 21, 2022 • 02:00pm

We Want to Hear From You! St. Paul’s EM Update Engagement Session

We want your thoughts, take the online survey here!


September 07, 2022 • 04:00pm

It’s Back-to-School Time! Foundry Mental Health Services

Foundry can help youth experiencing increased anxiety, depression, substance use challenges, and eating disorders.


September 02, 2022 • 09:30am

Get to Know Your ED Patients: Patient Stories Project

The ED Patient Stories Project highlights diverse and unique life journeys of people who have visited emergency departments in BC.


August 04, 2022 • 02:00pm

Button Battery Ingestion Protocol

Button battery ingestions can be catastrophic, leading to esophageal injury within two hours post ingestion, and should be considered a surgical emergency.


July 20, 2022 • 01:00pm

Sign up for the Rural BC PoCUS Study!

UBC and the Centre for Rural Health Research is launching an important study for rural physicians using PoCUS in any setting.

Tracy Morton

July 13, 2022 • 11:26am

The BC Emergency Care Crisis

Emergency departments across BC are experiencing record-high numbers of patients needing care.


July 12, 2022 • 09:11am

Pediatric Video Series: Magrau & Kellie at the Hospital

Discover a new series of fun and entertaining videos to explain common procedures to improve the hospital experience for kids.


June 15, 2022 • 12:00pm

Have you seen our “Giving Safe and Effective Discharge Instructions” poster?

Let us know if you have seen the “Giving Safe and Effective Discharge Instructions” poster, and give us feedback by completing this short poll!

Kim Eggers

May 17, 2022 • 07:00am

PathwaysBC.ca – Online Resources for Physicians & Patients

Pathways is an online resource that provides physicians and their office staff/teams quick access to current and accurate referral information.


May 12, 2022 • 07:00am

ActionADE: Working together to prevent adverse drug event

ActionADE enables rapid documentation and sharing of standardized adverse drug event information.

Corinne Hohl

May 04, 2022 • 07:00am

Member Highlight – Dr. Anthony Fong: Emergency Care in Ukraine

Dr. Fong shares his insights about working in Ukraine.


April 21, 2022 • 07:00am

Measuring Quality Improvement for Emergency Care Physicians

A Measurement System for Physician Quality Improvement


April 20, 2022 • 03:00pm

Research Opportunity: New No-Touch Sensors Validation Testing on Darker Skin Tones

Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested!

Kendall Ho

March 08, 2022 • 09:30am

A Shout-Out in Support of All Healthcare Workers

I’m a great proponent of the freedom to protest and the right to choose what one does with one’s body.

Kim Eggers

March 02, 2022 • 08:00am

ED Fall Assessment focus group participation invitation

Help us increase our understanding of fall risk assessments in the emergency department (ED)

Kendall Ho

March 01, 2022 • 07:00am

Foundry Virtual BC

Free and integrated services for youth needing mental health and wellness support.


February 24, 2022 • 07:00am

A Rural Emergency Airway Guide

Some of the most challenging high acuity/low occurrence events faced by rural practitioners.

Caroline Shooner

February 22, 2022 • 09:59pm

Safe, easy, and painless shoulder reduction in pre-hospital setting.

Shoulder reduction in the snow (Blackcomb Mountain, BC).

bruce mohr

February 16, 2022 • 08:00am

Child and youth mental-health-related Mental Health Self-Assessment Tool now available!

Few tools like this exist to help identify concerns early and connect youth with the right mental healthcare.


February 15, 2022 • 07:00am




February 11, 2022 • 08:00am

iCON – Preventing and Managing Stroke

There are 62,000 strokes in Canada each year and 405,000 Canadians are living with the effects of stroke.

iCON Digital Emergency Medicine

February 09, 2022 • 10:43am

We’re Hiring! Clinical Resources Rural Co-Lead

Application deadline coming soon!


January 27, 2022 • 11:00am

CAEP 2021 Academic Symposium: Recommendations for Addressing Racism & Colonialism in Emergency Medicine

Emergency physicians are uniquely positioned to promote equity at each encounter with patients, peers, and learners.

James Liu

January 24, 2022 • 08:00am

Patient Review Virtual Workshop Dec. 2021

"Incorporating patient input into our Patient Discharge Sheets is one of our greatest goals"


January 21, 2022 • 08:00am

THC is present in more British Columbia drivers since cannabis legalization.

Our findings also suggest that more is needed to deter this dangerous behaviour in light of (Cannabis) legalization.

Jeff Brubacher

January 16, 2022 • 08:30am

Long Term Outcomes of ED Chest Pain Patients with Cardiac CT Angiography

Hello all, wishing you the best in 2022! Some good news here... our team is fortunate enough to have ready access to cardiac...

Frank Scheuermeyer

January 15, 2022 • 11:22am

Giving Safe and Effective Discharge Instructions

High-quality discharge information reduces readmission rates and adverse events.

Kim Eggers

December 08, 2021 • 09:00am

+105,000 views (and counting)

Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Mohr and his team for the success of their Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Reduction Methods video on YouTube!

Julian Marsden

December 07, 2021 • 04:07pm

Be a lifesaver with PulsePoint

PulsePoint Respond is a 911-connected app that can immediately inform you of emergencies occurring in your community and can request your help when CPR is needed nearby.


November 30, 2021 • 11:07am

(Video) Help Dr. Julian Marsden find a Rural Physician Co-lead for the Clinical Resources Program.

Do you work in Rural BC? We are looking for someone to join us as our team moves to the next level.


November 26, 2021 • 02:08pm

iCON Chinese Health Forum “Take Charge of Your Health: Dementia 360

Delivered in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, this forum is designed to help patients, their families and caregivers optimize their quality of life by empowering them with knowledge and resources to manage dementia.


November 24, 2021 • 02:29pm

Substance use disorders +/- overdose => Adverse cardiovascular outcomes?

Patients with substance use disorders have a hazard ratio of 1.7 for developing new cardiovascular illnesses

Frank Scheuermeyer

November 10, 2021 • 02:23pm

We are hiring!

Join the BC Emergency Medicine Network team and provide support resources for all emergency medicine practitioners in British Columbia.


October 21, 2021 • 01:51pm

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day

Recognizing the 1st federal holiday honouring the lost children and Orange Shirt Day on Sep. 30, 2021.


September 30, 2021 • 08:00am

Kyuquot First Responders: A model for remote EM Care in BC

Perspectives from medical trainees. 

Lewis Forward

September 28, 2021 • 09:00am

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & COVID Long-Haulers

A message of support.

Kim Eggers

September 22, 2021 • 09:00am

Call for Preceptors for UBC FLEX Program

Seeking to match Advisors with Year 2 Medical Students

Julian Marsden

September 21, 2021 • 03:47pm

Peace Arch ED Urgently Seeking 2 Full-time EPs

Seeking ERPs in anticipation of increased volume.

Daniel Crompton

September 07, 2021 • 09:11am

A Shout-Out in Support of BC’s HealthCare Workers

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We support you.

Kim Eggers

September 03, 2021 • 01:00pm

World Sepsis Day Webinars

World Sepsis Day is September 13, 2021.

Rob Stenstrom

August 31, 2021 • 09:11am

STEMI case study – how RTVS helps

Recently, an individual presented at 0300 to our remote NW BC hospital with severe chest pain and diaphoresis. ECG showed...

Tracy Morton

August 28, 2021 • 02:36pm

Lunch Is On Us! EM Network Road Show

Invite the EM Network to your emergency department!


August 24, 2021 • 09:00am

Call for Preceptors for UBC FLEX Program

Seeking UBC Faculty members to be FLEX Advisors.

Julian Marsden

August 11, 2021 • 11:51am

Study Shows HEiDi is an Effective Complement to 8-1-1

HEiDi decreases wait times and preserves ED capacity for patients with true emergencies.


August 06, 2021 • 01:33pm

RTVS is a Game Changer for Rural Practitioners

RUDi provides an instant link to specialist support for a remote BC community.


August 03, 2021 • 05:38pm

Ketamine for Agitated Patients More Effective Than Traditional Methods

IM Ketamine provides significantly reduced time to adequate sedation.


August 03, 2021 • 04:51pm

Update on Kwiis hen niip Partnership

Change emergency care in four remote First Nations.

Jim Christenson

July 27, 2021 • 01:36pm

Summer Clinical Resources for the ED

Clinical summaries and patient discharge sheets.


July 13, 2021 • 12:47pm

BC Reaches 1 Million Virtual Health Visits

View the patient survey infographic and more information on BC virtual health.


July 12, 2021 • 11:07am

How Long is Too Long for Emergent CT Imaging in Rural Communities?

Evaluating delays for emergent CT scans from a rural BC hospital.

Adam Watchorn

June 28, 2021 • 02:34pm

HEART score underwhelms. Again.

Hello everyone, thanks for your online (and offline) comments regarding the HEART score. As if on cue, Annals of Emergency...

Frank Scheuermeyer

June 22, 2021 • 08:51am

Member Activity Report 2021

Infographic: What Does the EM Network Do?


June 21, 2021 • 02:09pm

Andrew Kestler Wins Interdisciplinary Clinical Excellence Award

The BC Centre on Substance Use award recognizes exemplary leadership in substance use strategies.


June 18, 2021 • 12:33pm

BC AHSN Renews Funding for the EM Network

With the support of the BC ASHN, the network will lead evidence-based improvements in BC EDs.

Jim Christenson

June 14, 2021 • 03:32pm

Honouring the 215 Children Found Buried at Kamloops Residential School

Advocating for culturally safe care; access to supports and educational resources.

Jim Christenson

June 03, 2021 • 11:42am

Remote Facilitation SIM Needs Assessment Survey

Do you have experience facilitating remote simulations?

Jeanne Macleod

May 27, 2021 • 02:36pm

Moments of Being

Focusing on the small moments that enrich our lives during the pandemic. 

Kim Eggers

May 15, 2021 • 11:52am

Language Matters

How can emergency doctors lead by example when speaking about substance use?

Andrew Kestler

April 27, 2021 • 09:04am

ALERT! Benzos on the Rise in Illicit Opioid Overdoses in BC

Management of Opioid Overdose Involving Benzos.

Jessica Moe

March 30, 2021 • 08:30am

PoCUS Resources

Vetted POCUS resources for the ED.


March 17, 2021 • 04:11pm

Breath of Life

COVID-19 Can Take Your Breath Away

Kim Eggers

March 17, 2021 • 12:24pm

Urgent shift coverage needed at Mission Memorial Hospital

Ongoing shift coverage is needed for emergency room shifts in Mission, BC.

James Warkentin

March 02, 2021 • 02:44pm

The Boon Docs Comic

Observations on Rural Care


March 01, 2021 • 01:12pm

Giving Safe and Effective Discharge Instructions

Infographic from CanadiEM.

Jeanne Macleod

February 16, 2021 • 09:49pm

View the Latest iCON-VCH Indigenous Health Round

Understanding Dimensions of Wellness in Indigenous Communities

Kendall Ho

February 08, 2021 • 12:30pm

Supporting Our Frontline Workers

Rural health care workers are a vaccine priority.

Kim Eggers

February 08, 2021 • 11:00am

Q&A with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on Racism in BC Healthcare

Video podcast summary of the In Plain Sight Report.

Julian Marsden

February 05, 2021 • 12:09pm

Reflecting on Race in BC EDs

“We need to be able to move past the walls of ‘I don’t think this exists.’” - Dr. Terri Aldred.

Ben Huang

January 27, 2021 • 03:28pm

A Simple Way to Improve Your Patient’s ED Visit During COVID

Using basic tech can make a big difference.

Nancy Wood

January 27, 2021 • 01:47pm

Can emergency physicians safely administer ketamine?

New policy guiding the use of ketamine for mood disorders.

Ian Mitchell

January 20, 2021 • 09:19am

The Vaccine Gap

How can we ensure equitable distribution to BC communities?

Julian Marsden

January 19, 2021 • 02:50pm

4 Principles to Deliver Best Virtual Care

Considerations for delivering high-quality, accessible virtual care.

Kendall Ho

January 18, 2021 • 01:31pm

Unmasking the Truth

The message we send when we mask up.

Kim Eggers

January 12, 2021 • 01:43pm

Essential Imaging Action Learning Series for your Care Team

Support to reduce unnecessary medical imaging at your site.


December 07, 2020 • 08:00pm

Report – In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care

An investigative report by Justice Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

Jim Christenson

December 01, 2020 • 07:53pm

Microdosing of Buprenorphine in the ED

A feasibility study on a novel approach to combatting the opioid epidemic.

Jessica Moe

October 30, 2020 • 04:37pm

COVID-19 Leaves Bystanders Too Fearful to Perform CPR

Modification to Public Hands-Only CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic


October 13, 2020 • 05:14pm

Calling of the Heart | Overdose Crisis in the Fraser Valley

A short film about the worsening overdose crisis in The BC Fraser Valley.

Marc Greidanus

October 09, 2020 • 05:24pm

The Boundaries of the Virtual Rural Emergency Department

Framing virtual support pathways in the context of rural BC emergency care.

Gregory Costello

September 30, 2020 • 09:00am

The Future of EM: ROSe and RUDi – Who to Call?

Differences between the real-time virtual support pathways, and how they work in concert to provide physician support.

Brydon Blacklaws

September 02, 2020 • 08:16am

My Experience of Racism in Medical Education

Our society’s reckoning with racism cannot stop at hospital gates - racism is prevalent throughout medical education and we must acknowledge it.

Qadeem Salehmohamed

August 11, 2020 • 03:26pm

The Future of EM: The Virtual Era

What is your vision for the future of emergency medicine in BC?

Kendall Ho

August 04, 2020 • 08:51pm

COVID-19 Stories | What to Expect When Visiting the ER During COVID-19

A patient's experience visiting a BC emergency department during the pandemic.

Nancy Wood

July 07, 2020 • 03:38pm

Physician Expertise, Leadership and Community in COVID

Trying not to drown in the flood of pandemic information and expectations.

Gregory Costello

July 03, 2020 • 02:53pm

5 Ways to Improve Your ED Visit If You Live With Chronic Illness

It can be frightening to have to visit the emergency department (ED) at any time, but people...

Pamela Jessen

June 26, 2020 • 05:34pm

What Does PFCC Really Mean?

For a while now, the phrase “patient & family centered care” (PFCC) has been used throughout the BC health care system. In February 2014, the BC Ministry of Health indicated the shift to this model of care in their report “Setting Priorities for the B.C. Health System”, stating “Patient-centered care will be the foundational driver... View Article

Kim Eggers

June 26, 2020 • 05:23pm

COVID-19 Stories: ED Team Work Strategies During the Pandemic

Listen, be flexible, realize inadequacies, and respect each other's expertise.

Eliza Chan

June 22, 2020 • 06:31pm

COVID-19 Stories: I Can’t Fix Everything | Tandi Wilkinson

"What went right in your day?" A powerful lesson in coping with the stress of the pandemic.

Tandi Wilkinson

June 10, 2020 • 08:55am

COVID-19 Stories: We Thank You Bonnie | Bruce Campana

A hilarious tribute to our beloved Bonnie Henry

Bruce Campana

May 27, 2020 • 02:35pm

COVID-19 Stories: Get Started With Real-Time Virtual Support for Emergency Care | Stefan Du Toit

3 things you need to get started using real-time virtual support.

Stefan Du Toit

May 27, 2020 • 02:19pm

Am I Overcalling this? 

Reaching out for help to a tertiary centre from a remote hospital.

Gregory Costello

May 25, 2020 • 11:16am

COVID-19 Stories: HEiDi Real-Time Virtual Support Service in BC

Find out how HEiDi relates to the 811 line, and how it's safely diverting COVID-19 related visits to the ED.

Kendall Ho

May 22, 2020 • 11:51am

Late Complications of STEMI

Owing to the decrease in STEMI presentations during this time, there is anecdotal evidence of late presentations, many of...

Frank Scheuermeyer

May 19, 2020 • 02:49pm

COVID-19 Stories: My Experience Contracting COVID-19

Consequences and Silver Linings of Contracting COVID-19 on the Front Lines.

Joe Finkler

May 13, 2020 • 09:00am

COVID-19 Pandemic: Share Your Experiences

Top 10 ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted emergency medicine in BC.

Jim Christenson

May 12, 2020 • 04:27pm

Real-Time Virtual Support is Here

The first steps towards a province-wide virtual Emergency Department

Gregory Costello

May 12, 2020 • 12:02pm

COVID-19 research study – please participate

Clinicians quality of life and moral injury during the COVID-19 pandemic study

David Barbic

May 11, 2020 • 02:40pm

Mini-update: STEMI during Covid-19

Primary PCI remains the standard of care for STEMI

Frank Scheuermeyer

April 27, 2020 • 10:54am

A Rough Few Months

Facing the pandemic as part of a pan-provincial team

Gregory Costello

April 15, 2020 • 10:45am

CPoCUS Ultrasound protection and disinfection protocols

All new CPoCUS Ultrasound Disinfection Protocols are now available! Detailed guidelines for protecting and disinfecting cart-based...

Chuck Wurster

March 30, 2020 • 10:44am

COVID Test Panel

Looking to create a standard COVID test panel

Jeff Hussey

March 21, 2020 • 05:22pm

CORONA WARS: An Emergency Simulation of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Adam Lund

March 20, 2020 • 08:58pm

How-to-guide for an In Situ Sim Session for COVID-19

JoAnne Slinn, RN and Simulation Educator, and I recently put together a how-to-guide for running an in situ sim session for...

Jared Baylis

March 13, 2020 • 06:12pm

How to Listen to a Podcast

Easily access podcasts on your computer or mobile device.


March 04, 2020 • 10:50am

On Call & 100 Kilometers Away

The anxiety of needing to care for a patient in a remote coastal site.

Gregory Costello

March 04, 2020 • 10:30am

How To Improve Your ED Visit If You Live With Chronic Illness

Patients with chronic pain have unique fears to deal with when visiting the ED.

Pamela Jessen

March 03, 2020 • 10:42am

Rural BC Transport Study

A Rural BC Transport Study will to determine the timeliness of transport from Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, and Mackenzie to definitive care for specific clinical conditions.

Riyad Abu-Laban

February 17, 2020 • 09:48pm

The Ugly Truth About CaRMS

In emergency medicine, CaRMS is the furthest thing from transparent, and it reeks of unfairness.

Qadeem Salehmohamed

February 14, 2020 • 10:51am

Fasting for Emergency Department Procedural Sedation

Fasting intervals for general anesthesia continue to be authoritatively recommended and widely practiced.

Gary Andolfatto

January 13, 2020 • 01:15pm

A Puzzling Trend: Denying Ambulance Transport Post-Overdose

A troubling increase in the number of people declining transport to hospital after opioid overdoses.

Jessica Moe

January 10, 2020 • 01:00am