Community Emergency Medicine Outreach Program

CEMO, the Community Emergency Medicine Outreach program, is

On-site: we bring high-quality CPD right to your hospital

Targeted: to enable rural physicians and nurses to update knowledge and skills in emergency medicine. We also welcome pharmacists, administrators and medical learners.

Relevant: we emphasize best practice and evidence-based medicine, including considerations for safe patient transfer. Speakers are practicing emergency physicians who understand the rural practice context. 

Needs-based – we work with your Chief to select and tailor topics to your needs; this is not a one-size-fits-all program.

Topics selected for recent CEMO programs:
We’ve held recent CEMO events at:
  • Procedural sedation and analgesia
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • DVT and pulmonary embolus
  • Pericarditis and myocarditis
  • Pneumothorax - chest tubes and pigtail catheters
  • CT scans of the head
  • Plain-film radiology
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Toxicology
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ocular emergencies
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Wrist injuries
  • Male genital emergencies
  • Critical care transfers
  • Establishing Flow in the emergency department
  • Emergency department billing


  … and new topics are being added all the time on request

  • Almonte General Hospital
  • Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital
  • Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital
  • Cornwall Community Hospital
  • Deep River and District Hospital
  • Glengarry Memorial Hospital (Alexandria)
  • Hawkesbury and District General Hospital
  • Kemptville District Hospital
  • Pembroke Regional Hospital
  • Renfrew Victoria Hospital
  • Smiths Falls District Hospital / Perth
  • Winchester District Memorial Hospital








 … and we are taking bookings for upcoming events

Program costs– are shared between your hospital and the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa

Community Emergency Medicine Outreach (CEMO) Simulation Day: High-fidelity Resuscitation Skills

A 1-day, hands-on course designed for community physicians looking to enhance practical skills in resuscitation. Participants learn and practice Crisis Resource Management skills to improve teamwork in resuscitation cases. Procedural skills are honed through high-fidelity simulation cases and skill stations.

Located at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre.

Offered at the National Capital Conference on Emergency Medicine in February.

Or contact us to book a private event for your department

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