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

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  1. Rob Murray

    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:
    ILADS Guidelines 2014, Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy.
    And: Centre for Effective Practice, Early Lyme Disease Tool Kit:
    Early Lyme disease Management in Primary Care

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