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SK Provincial EM Journal Club (Mar. 14, 2022)

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Target Audience: Emergency healthcare professionals both urban and rural, residents, medical students and all other interpro-
fessional healthcare providers practicing emergency medicine.

Accreditation: This virtual discussion has been approved for Mainpro+ credits


Session-specific objectives

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:
• Understand the different methods of using hypertonic saline for hyponatremia.
• Understand and model the safety and outpatient management of PE with a DOAC.



  • Article 1: Dr. Emmett Harrison (Resident) with Dr. Jason Gatzke (Faculty)
  • Article 2: Dr. Lauren Roberts (Resident) with Dr. Van de Merwe (Faculty)

Discussion articles

  1. SALSA RCT – Hypertonic Saline Bolus vs Infusion for Hyponatremia  (Article Link) – Intermittent boluses of hypertonic saline for treatment of moderate-to-severe hyponatremia has similar efficacy to a continuous infusion and may be easier to administer with less risk of overcorrection.
  2. Outpatient PE Treatment in the DOAC Era (Article Link) – In this systematic review, outpatient treatment of patients with pulmonary embolism deemed low-risk by a clinical decision tool demonstrated a low incidence of mortality, recurrent venous thromboembolism, or major bleeding at 90 days. There was no association between direct oral anticoagulant use and rates of adverse outcomes.

March 14, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Zoom

View the recording from this session HERE