Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP), has developed a novel journal club that is designed for emergency physicians practicing in rural areas. Many studies are developed and conducted in tertiary care or large urban centres. While these studies can be practice changing, it may be a challenge to change practice in the rural setting. Barriers related to human resources, lack of specialized equipment, and distance to the nearest city all impact on how physicians practice in rural and remote areas.

The BEEM / CAEP rural journal club helps inform physicians on how the new evidence can impact their practice in remote settings. Following the BEEM critical appraisal, these sessions provide a dialogue with a rural emergency physician to understand the impact of the studies discussed and how they can be incorporated (or not) in areas of limited resources.

Join us for the next session. Please check soon for future dates.

The next session is schedule for September 27, 2023. The topic is on managing traumatic injuries in the Emergency Department.The learning objective for the session are listed below.

By the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Apply the updated clinical practice guidelines for adult patients who present to the ED with mild traumatic brain injury.
  2. Appreciate the difference and benefits of procedural sedation versus nerve blocks for fracture reductions / joint dislocations.
  3. Understand the utility (or lack thereof) for the digital rectal exam in trauma patients.
  4. Recognize the role of POCUS in identifying hip fractures.

Registration is open through the CAEP website at:

BEEM/CAEP Rural EM Journal Club