1 08, 2014

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Absentee Audience – Expert & Community Commentary

By |August 1st, 2014|MEdIC series, Medical Education|0 Comments

MEdIC SeriesThis month for the ALiEM MEdIC Series, we presented the Case of the Absentee Audience, which depicts a lecturer who experienced a particularly challenging problem with her audience – absenteeism. Her audience was both physically and mentally absent, and as such, the cause of much frustration. In keeping with our mandate with the MEdIC Series, we launched this case last week and waited for the crowd to speak up and help us solve the case. (And boy, did they EVER!) We also asked two esteemed colleagues to prepare some expert consultations on the case. Continue reading to see what everyone had to say.

28 07, 2014

Social Media in the EM Curriculum: Annals of EM Resident Perspective article

By |July 28th, 2014|Annals of EM Resid Persp, Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|33 Comments

Hand holding a Social Media 3d SphereThis month marks our second ALiEM-Annals Resident’s Perspective discussion. Similar to the ALiEM-Annals Global EM Journal Club series and the first Resident’s Perspective piece on Multiple Mini Interviews, we will be discussing the most recent Annals of Emergency Medicine Resident’s Perspective piece on the Integration of Social Media in Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum. We hope you will participate in an online discussion based on the paper summary and questions below from now through August 1, 2014. Respond by commenting below or tweeting using the hashtag #ALiEMRP.

 

27 07, 2014

I am Esther Choo – Researcher, Public Health Advocate, and Educator: How I Work Smarter

By |July 27th, 2014|How I Work Smarter|0 Comments

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In the first post for the “How I Work Smarter” series, I called out Dr. Esther Choo (@choo_ek), because she is able to juggle so many interests and responsibilities flawlessly. She’s the principal investigator for a study, funded by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse, looking at a national computer-based intervention for women with substance use and interpersonal violence in the ED; Academic Emergency Medicine‘s first Senior Associate Editor for Social Media; and star presenter. Esther was kind enough to provide her best-practice tips for this ongoing series.

25 07, 2014

MEdIC Series | The Case of the Absentee Audience

By |July 25th, 2014|MEdIC series|71 Comments

LLSAslideHave you ever been at a lecture where the audience didn’t seem in ‘sync’ with the speaker?  Or perhaps as a junior presenter, some of you may have been at a lecture or two that just didn’t seem to work. This month, we ask you to advise Dr. Xiu, a presenter who is experiencing this exact problem. Come out and discuss the Case of the Absentee Audience.

24 07, 2014

Child Whisperer Series: After the Pediatric Code Blue

By |July 24th, 2014|Pediatrics|9 Comments

mom_holding_baby_boy_400_clr_34534-168x300“We need to debrief” said the nurse manager after the medical team walked out of the critical care room after pronouncing a child who died after a traumatic accident. The social worker pointed at me (I am a Child Life Specialist) and looked at her and said “It’s our code blue now. We have to wait. We have a job to do”. Which was her way of saying we still had a lot of work to do with the family. At that point I walked in a room with the social worker and devastated parents, where the patient’s brother waited. He looked at me with big eyes and wanted to know if his sibling was ok. Not a conversation I would wish upon my worst enemy.