Critical Appraisal Nugget 10: Sensitivity and Specificity -Podcast

This episode ofr our CAN podcasts introduces two core concepts: sensitivity and specificity. These are two ways of thinking about the accuracy of a diagnostic test. Knowing the sensitivity and specificity of an investigation will give you a decent idea of how it should be used in the emergency department.

A refresher on blood transfusion in trauma

Transfusion in trauma has evolved at a rapid pace over the last decade and it can be hard to keep up with the latest evidence. I also find it useful to think about the story of how the science has developed to lead us to our current practice. The purpose of this post is to provide a narrative of how we have arrived at the contemporary approach to transfusion in trauma.

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