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19 01, 2019

IDEA Series-JETem Innovation: A Low Cost Escharotomy Simulation Model for Residency Education

2019-01-15T18:38:16+00:00

The Problem

idea series teaching residents quality improvementEmergency Medicine (EM) residents are expected to be familiar with and competent in performing a wide number of procedures, including rare ones such as performing an escharotomy in a patient with severe burns. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of readily available simulation models to facilitate practice of this rare yet potentially life-saving skill.

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17 01, 2019

SAEM Research Learning Series: How to Turn Your Interest into Research

2019-01-10T18:48:02+00:00

SAEM research learning series

In this podcast episode of the SAEM Research Learning Series, Drs. Mary and Nate Haas interview Zackary Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP from University of Pennsylvania (research bio). In this episode, Zack shares practical advice, framed by his own personal path to building a successful research career. Listen to how he evolved from originally being a prehospital researcher to carving a unique niche in research on evidence-based narratives.

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16 01, 2019

Post It Pearls initiative is moving from Twitter to Instagram

2019-01-13T18:31:28+00:00

Post It Pearls on InstagramMy 2017 new year’s resolution was to create brief educational pearls on shift called Post It Pearls, which I published to Twitter. I have increasingly noticed that many of my target learners are not on Twitter. They are, however, on Instagram. So this year’s resolution is to test out how whether Post It Pearls would reach more learners and thus be more impactful on my Instagram account (@MichelleLinMD).

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15 01, 2019

Instagram: The next frontier for ALiEM in digital education

2019-01-12T19:15:58+00:00

Instagram and ALiEMFor almost a decade, ALiEM has been on the forefront of digital education in emergency medicine. By leveraging the power of social media, we have been able to provide quality teaching pearls to our learners. Although we have helped to pioneer FOAMEd on Twitter and Facebook, you may have noticed our absence in your Instagram feed.

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of @aliemteam on Instagram. Alongside travel photos, puppy videos, and hilarious memes, look forward to bite-sized educational morsels and a behind-the-scenes look at ALiEM. We can’t wait to share with you some of our weekly features. Keep a look out for “Tricks of the Trade Tuesday”, “Flashback Friday”, and “Spotlight Sunday”.

Be sure to follow us @aliemteam, tag us with any of your own teaching pearls, and give us feedback!

 

14 01, 2019

SplintER Series: Hip Dislocation | Leg Day #2

2019-01-14T16:05:10+00:00

Hip dislocation xray - SplintER seriesWelcome to Leg Day #2 of the SplintER Series. Following up with the Leg Day #1’s primer on tibial plateau fractures, another key orthopedic injury of the leg is hip dislocation. A hip dislocation occurs when there is separation of the head of the femur from the acetabulum of the pelvis in either an anterior or posterior direction.1

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11 01, 2019

Teaming Tips Case 4: Team Collaboration | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to feel unprepared for these roles, and there are many pitfalls waiting to sabotage your team’s productivity. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator has created a series of 10 case-based teaming problems to provide you with evidence-based advice and solutions for tackling some of the more common problems encountered in our professional team experiences.

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10 01, 2019

Algorithm for ED Evaluation and Management of Pediatric UTI

2019-01-09T16:30:22+00:00

Pediatric UTI - urine sample

When should urinary tract infections (UTI) be included in the differential diagnosis for febrile infants and young children? The EM Committee on Quality Transformation in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) thoughtfully outlines a clinical algorithm to help guide clinicians towards a standardized, evidence-based approach. Thanks to the expert content team (Drs. Shabnam Jain, Anne Stack, Scott Barron, Pradip Chaudhari, and Kathy Shaw) for sharing this clinical algorithm.

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