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16 11, 2018

ALiEMU Capsules Module 11: Acute Agitation

2018-11-16T05:30:58+00:00

We are proud to present Capsules Module 11: Acute Agitation, now published on ALiEMU. We present a summary of the module with key points from a stellar module by PharmDs Jenny Koehl, Kyle DeWitt, Gabrielle Procopio, and Zlatan Coralic. When you’re finished, head over to the Capsules page for even more practical pharmacology for the EM provider.
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2 11, 2018

Teaming Tips Case 3: Ineffective Meetings | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

2018-11-01T22:46:05+00:00

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role within your department: managing a research team, joining your administration, or spearheading a clinical effort. 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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29 10, 2018

Use of Point-of-care Ultrasound in Tibial Plateau Fractures | Case Presentation

2018-10-28T22:17:27+00:00

A 70-year-old female with no past medical history was hit by a motor vehicle while crossing the street. She experienced no head strike or loss of consciousness, however she was unable to ambulate at the scene, and upon arrival to the ED, complained of left knee pain. The emergency physician noted moderate swelling on exam with intact skin and distal pulses. She was tender to palpation over the proximal tibia. Portable 2-view radiographs were obtained and interpreted as “no acute fracture.” On repeat examination, however, the patient continued to have pain and was now unable to bear weight on the affected extremity. Is there a role for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in this situation?

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24 10, 2018

SAEM is teaming up with us and exclusively sponsoring the AIR Series

2018-10-23T15:53:58+00:00

SAEM sponsors AIR seriesThe Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is now the exclusive, multi-year sponsor of the Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) Series! This series has curated and graded open-access blog posts and podcasts in the field of EM since 2014 to identify and provide high quality, social media-based, educational resources for EM residents. It is one the most used resources for Individualized Interactive Instruction (III) credit, and plus it is free!  We look forward to working more with SAEM, who shares our grand vision for medical education.

This aligns perfectly with our recently re-launched ALiEMU “be free to learn” learning management platform, which houses all of the AIR modules as well as the Capsule Series and In-Training Exam Quizzes. Check out the entire Course Catalog. We can’t wait to share with you the new upcoming content.

23 10, 2018

Reversing Anticoagulation to Administer Systemic Fibrinolytics for Ischemic Stroke: Pump the Brakes

2018-11-11T02:28:19+00:00

Care of acute ischemic stroke patients is a complex and time-sensitive team effort. There is a potentially dangerous trend in the medical literature over the past few years that seems to be increasing as of late: reversing anticoagulation in order to administer systemic thrombolytic therapy. The purpose of this post is to highlight the available literature on this topic, specifically related to the direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs), and discuss why we should not support this practice (at least as of today).

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17 10, 2018

TLDR Book Review: “Talk Like TED”

2018-10-17T16:45:28+00:00

Welcome back to TLDR, where our motto is: “We read books so that you have time for Netflix.” Our premise is that most self-help, parenting, education, and life-coaching books are like chicken nuggets: 2% meat and 98% filler! This month’s book is more like cafeteria meatloaf. No matter! We’re still committed to extracting a few nutritious bits from all those ground-up gym mats. We picked through the fluff and pulled out 5 gems that are worth sharing. In his book “Talk Like TED,” Carmine Gallo promises that you too can present like a TED speaker. How do you do it? Read on.

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15 10, 2018

ALiEMU 2.0 relaunches with a flexible coached team model

2018-10-17T17:10:37+00:00

ALiEMU 2.0 launchAfter listening to feedback from educators, and specifically residency directors, who use the ALiEMU platform for asynchronous conference credit, we have decided to reconfigure our learning management system (LMS) platform to accommodate more fluid and diverse teams in flexible fashion. Residents and medical students within the same “class”? No problem. Pharmacy students doing peer-teaching around the world? No problem. Your program is not listed in our drop-down menu? We got rid of that requirement to form teams. The possibilities are endless.
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