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How long is too long? Assessing wait times in Canadian EDs

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  • Rob Murray says:

    Increasing numbers of patients suffering tick bites are waiting long hours in ED’s and some are walking out before being seen or treated. Patients are triaged and the tick bite will go to the end of the line. Early effective diagnosis and treatment are essential when the disease is still localized before it metamorphoses into a very serious persistent multi-systemic, multi-symptom disease that can take people out of school and the workforce and place them in wheelchairs. Pharmacists are frontline healthcare providers and can be trained to diagnose and treat early cases. Free online CME approved course for all healthcare providers: https://www.lymecme.info
    ILADS Guidelines 2014, Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1586/14787210.2014.940900
    And: Centre for Effective Practice, Early Lyme Disease Tool Kit:
    Early Lyme disease Management in Primary Care
    https://cep.health/clinical-products/early-lyme-disease/

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Neel Mistry

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Neel Mistry is a medical student at the University of Ottawa. He is passionate about medical education, public policy and health management.

Paul Rooprai

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Paul Rooprai is a medical student at the University of Ottawa. He is passionate about public health, clinical research and patient safety.

Shubham Mistry

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Shubham Mistry is a PharmD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. He is passionate about rational prescribing and high-quality patient care.

Kim Rooprai

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Kim Rooprai is a fourth year dental student at NYU College of Dentistry. She is interested in global and public health, healthcare management, and providing quality patient care.

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