The goal of the SGEM continues to be to cut the knowledge translation (KT) window down from over ten years to less than one year. The SGEM has entered into an arrangement with Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and previously with the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine (CAEP) to cut the KT window down to less than one month. SAEM publishes the Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) Journal and CAEP publishes the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM). This KT initiative is c called SGEM Hot Off the Press, or SGEM HOP.


SGEM Hot Off the Press Process:

  1. A paper that has been submitted, peer-reviewd, and ultimately accepted for AEM or CJEM is going to be picked. We will select these papers in conjunction with the Editorial Board of the journal.
  2. The SGEM will then put a skeptical eye upon the manuscript using the BEEM critical appraisal tool. This is an instrument with published reliability and validity – the only such instrument that I am aware of in any specialty.
  3. One of the authors of the paper will be invited to discuss their work. This will be in order to defend the strengths/weakness/limitations/clinical application of the ideas and data that they propose.
  4. We will do a special SGEM Hot Off the Press podcast that will be posted the week the paper gets published. In essence, this is KT at the speed of social media!
  5. You the audience will get a chance to respond via the SGEM blog, Twitter or on Facebook. Where else do you have this interactive opportunity to compliment or criticize research with the ear of the original author and the publishing editor?
  6. Another exciting component will be a summary of the SGEM critical appraisal because top social media feedback will be published in a subsequent issue of AEM or CJEM. This process will leverage the content from original publication, secondary review, podcast dissemination, and social media interactivity and follow-up.

SGEM Hot Off the Press Episodes:

  • SGEM#237: Screening Tool for Child Sex Trafficking
    • Kaltiso et al. Evaluation of a Screening Tool for Child Sex Trafficking Among Patients with High-Risk Chief Complaints in a Pediatric Emergency Department. AEM October 2018.
    • SGEM HOP: In Press
  • SGEM#233: Larry in the Den with Kiwis (LDK) – Low Dose Ketamine vs. Opioids for Acute Pain
    • Karlow et al. A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis of Ketamine as an Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department. AEM Oct 2018.
    • SGEM HOP: November 2018
  • SGEM#229: I Fought the Law and the Law Won – But Would it Matter if I had a Resident?
    • Gurley et al. Comparison of Emergency Medicine Malpractice Cases Involving Residents to Non-Resident Cases. AEM September 2018
    • SGEM HOP: October 2018
  • SGEM#226: I Want A New Drug – One that Doesn’t Cause an Adverse Drug Event
    • Hohl C et al. Prospective Validation of Clinical Criteria to Identify Emergency Department Patients at High Risk for Adverse Drug Events. AEM Aug 2018.
    • SGEM HOP: September 2018
  • SGEM#225: NEXUS II – Validation of the Pediatric Head CT Decision Instrument
    • Gupta M et al. Validation of the Pediatric NEXUS II Head Computed Tomography Decision Instrument for Selective Imaging of Pediatric Patients with Blunt Head Trauma. AEM July 2018
    • SGEM HOP: August 2018
  • SGEM#222: Rhythm is Gonna Get You – Into an Atrial Fibrillation Pathway
    • DeMeester S et al. Implementation of a Novel Algorithm to Decrease Unnecessary Hospitalizations in Patients Presenting to a Community Emergency Department With Atrial Fibrillation. AEM June 2018
    • SGEM HOPNovember 2018
  • SGEM#215: Love Will Tear Us Apart – Diagnostic Challenges of Aortic Dissection
    • Ohle R et al. Clinical Examination for Acute Aortic Dissection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AEM April 2018
    • SGEM HOP: October 2018
  • SGEM#210: (Don’t) Let it Bleed – TXA for Epistaxis in Patients on Anti-Platelet Drugs.
    • Topical Tranexamic Acid Compared With Anterior Nasal Packing for Treatment of Epistaxis in Patients Taking Antiplatelet Drugs: Randomized Controlled Trial. AEM March 2018.
    • SGEM HOP: September 2018
  • SGEM#204: Hold the Line – IVs Aren’t Always Required.
  • SGEM#196: Gastroparesis – I Feel Like Throwing Up. Roldan et al.
    • Trial Comparing Haloperidol Combined With Conventional Therapy to Conventional Therapy Alone in Patients With Symptomatic Gastroparesis. AEM November 2017
    • SGEM HOP: AEM March 2018
  • SGEM#185: Every EHR Wants to “Rule” the World
    • Embedded Clinical Decision Support in Electronic Health Record Decreases Use of High-cost Imaging in the Emergency Department: EmbED study. AEM July 2017.
    • SGEM HOP: AEM September 2017
  • SGEM#177: POCUS – A New Sensation for Diagnosing Pediatric Fractures
    • Point-of-care ultrasound for non-angulated distal forearm fractures in children: test performance characteristics and patient-centered outcomes. AEM May 2017
    • SGEM HOP: AEM June 2017
  • SGEM#170: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Ottawa Heart Failure Risk Scale
    • Prospective and Explicit Clinical Validation of the Ottawa Heart Failure Risk Scale, With and Without Use of Quantitative NT-proBNP. AEM March 2017
    • SGEM HOP: AEM July 2017
  • SGEM#161: Sternal Fractures – Break on Through to the Other Side – Delayed Complications and Functional Outcomes
    • Delayed complications and functional outcome of isolated sternal fracture after emergency department discharge: a prospective, multicentre cohort study. CJEM Sept 2016
    • SGEM HOP: CJEM Sept 2017
  • SGEM#160: Oh Baby, You’re Too Sensitive – High Sensitivity Troponin
    • The use of very low concentrations of high sensitivity troponin T to rule out acute myocardial infarction using a single blood test. AEM Sept 2016.
    • SGEM HOPAEM October 2016
  • SGEM#155: Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Not Appendicitis
    • Utility of Pediatric Appendicitis Score in Female Adolescent Patients. This is Hot off the Press in AEM May 2016
    • SGEM HOP: AEM July 2016
  • SGEM#150: Hypertonic Saline for Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Hypertonic saline in severe traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. CJEM March 2016
    • SGEM HOPCJEM Sept 2016
  • SGEM#149: Shared Decision Making for Pain Control in Older ED Patients
    • A Prospective Evaluation of Shared Decision-Making Regarding Analgesics Selection for Older Emergency Department Patients with Acute Musculoskeletal Pain. AEM February 2016
    • SGEM HOP: AEM April 2016
  • SGEM#138: Hip to be Blocked – Regional Nerve Blocks for Hip and Femoral Neck Fractures
  • SGEM#134: Listen, to what the British Doctors Say about LPs post CT for SAH
    • An Observational Study of 2248 Patients Presenting with Headache, Suggestive of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, that Received a Lumbar Puncture Following a Normal CT Head. AEM November 2015
    • SGEM HOP: AEM February 2016
  • SGEM#127: Suspicious Minds vs. Clinical Prediction Rule in Children with Trauma
    • Comparison of Clinician Suspicion Versus a Clinical Prediction Rule in Identifying Children at Risk for Intra-abdominal Injuries After Blunt Torso Trauma, AEM September 2015
    • SGEM HOP: AEM December 2015
  • SGEM#126: Take me to the Rivaroxaban – Outpatient treatment of VTE
    • Immediate discharge and home treatment of low risk venous thromboembolism diagnosed in two U.S. emergency departments with rivaroxaban: a one-year preplanned analysis, AEM June 2015
    • SGEM HOP: AEM October 2015
  • SGEM#119: B-Lines (Diagnosing Acute Heart Failure with Ultrasound)
    • Comparison of expert and novice sonographers’ performance in focused lung ultrasonography in dyspnea (FLUID) to diagnose patients with acute heart failure syndrome, AEM April 2015
    • SGEM HOP: AEM August 2015
  • SGEM#111: Comfortably Numb – Low dose Ketamine as Adjunct for ED Pain Control
    • The Use of Subdissociative-dose Ketamine for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department. AEM February 2015
    • SGEM HOP: Subdissociative-dose Ketamine for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department AEM July 2015
  • SGEM#102: Text Me for Emergency Department Follow-up
    • Improving Attendance at Post–Emergency Department Follow-up Via Automated Text Message Appointment Reminders: A Randomized Controlled Trial. AEM January 2015
    • SGEM HOP: AEM April 2015

Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.