3 08, 2015

PV Card: Palliative Care Screening in the Emergency Department

By |August 3rd, 2015|Expert Peer Reviewed (Clinical), Geriatrics, PV Card|0 Comments

Palliative Care canstockphoto3674078What is Palliative Care? It is specialized medical care focusing on improving the care and quality of life for patients with advanced illness by decreasing suffering. It can be delivered concurrently with curative care. Early identification of patients who are likely to benefit is key. How do you decide whether your patient could benefit from a palliative care consult?

1 08, 2015

PV Card: One Minute Preceptor – NERDS Mnemonic

By |August 1st, 2015|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|2 Comments

Gabe Sudario PreceptingAs we transition into the new academic year, rising senior residents and new attendings will face a difficult challenge: precepting a medical student or a new intern. Teaching in the Emergency Department is unique because it must be fast, efficient, and adaptable to the many different parts of our clinical practice. We are often trying to balance multiple patients in systems with numerous barriers, thus adding the responsibility of teaching can seem overwhelming.

1 08, 2015

2015 ALiEM Essentials of EM Fellowship Winners and Runner-Ups

By |August 1st, 2015|Medical Education|0 Comments

Gabe SudarioThe 2015 Essentials of EM Fellowship competition was fierce with submissions by U.S. EM residents from around the country. Based on the four predefined judging criteria (design, relevance, content accuracy, and innovation), one submission stood out above the rest. Congratulations to the winner Dr. Gabe Sudario (University of California San Francisco-SFGH), who will attend the 2015 Essentials of EM conference in Las Vegas as the ALiEM Essentials of EM Fellow with all expenses paid. Check out today’s PV card, which was Gabe’s blog submission.

31 07, 2015

MEdIC Series | Case of the Unseasoned Senior (SMACC Edition)

By |July 31st, 2015|MEdIC series|47 Comments

SMACCWe had the remarkable pleasure of facilitating a MEdIC workshop at the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) conference in Chicago this past month. We shared our process with those who participated and spent time developing cases. We’d like to thank the participants from our workshop for their hard work!  The below is one of the final products that our amazingly engaged and enthusiastic group come up with. The case generated meaningful discussion in our SMACC live session, and we hope that it will be as engaging in the online forum! We look forward to hearing what you think about our Case of the Unseasoned Senior.

29 07, 2015

60-Second Soapbox: New podcast series featuring Drs. Lin, Riddell, Shaikh

By |July 29th, 2015|60-Second Soapbox, Genitourinary, Infectious Disease, Medical Education, Trauma|7 Comments

aliem_soapboxWe are excited to announce our new podcast series, 60-Second Soapbox! Each episode, one lucky individual gets exactly 1 whole minute to present their rant-of-choice to the world. Any topic is on the table – clinical, academic, economic, or whatever else may interest an EM-centric audience. Don’t worry if your are microphone-shy. We will carefully remix your audio to add an extra splash of drama and excitement. Even more exciting, participants get to challenge 3 of their peers to stand on a soapbox of their own!