• Alexandra Mannix

How I Work Smarter: Alexandra Mannix, MD

By |Dec 11, 2020|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|0 Comments

One word that best describes how you work? My work style is very Task-Oriented. I have a To-Do list that I regularly update and is always prioritized. Current mobile device iPhone Computer MacBook Pro (at home). We have PCs at work. What is something you are working on now? I’m currently working on a project looking at both gender and racial bias in the SLOE. This has been something I was interested in for a while, and it’s been really exciting to see the project take off. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? I have a gender research [+]

ACEP E-QUAL: ACEP Non-STEMI Clinical Policy

By |Dec 7, 2020|Categories: Academic, ACEP E-QUAL, Cardiovascular|0 Comments

In 2018, the American College of Physicians (ACEP) released a Clinical Policy with management recommendations for patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with concern for non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Dr. Jason Woods hosted an episode of the ACEP E-QUAL Network podcast highlighting key aspects of the new policy. Dr. Woods was joined by lead writer Dr. Christian Tomaszewski from the University of California San Diego, and Dr. Michael Ross, Director of the Chest Pain Center at Emory University. Below are show notes reviewing the recommendations and the process involved in creating the clinical policy.   How is a clinical policy [+]

ACEP E-QUAL: The Electronic ICU

By |Dec 4, 2020|Categories: Academic, Critical Care/ Resus, Podcasts|0 Comments

  Building on already increasing interest in telehealth, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the development and implementation of telemedicine services in a variety of clinical settings. In 2018, Dr. Jason Woods hosted an episode of the ACEP E-QUAL Network podcast highlighting the creation of an electronic intensive care unit (eICU) through Emory Healthcare. In this episode, Dr. Tim Buchman and Critical Care Nurse Cheryl Hiddelson share their innovative approach to delivering critical care services via telehealth. We present highlights from this discussion below.     What is an eICU? The eICU allows for critical care oversight, without having to be on site. [+]

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Eye Pain After Assault

By |Nov 30, 2020|Categories: Academic, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, SAEM Clinical Images, Trauma|0 Comments

A 33-year-old male presents with intermittent blurry vision and left eye pain for 3 months, and a left-sided orbital headache for 1 day. He reports getting punched in the left side of the head during an altercation a few months ago. The eye pain is worse with ocular movements and is associated with bilateral conjunctival injection and white/green discharge from the left eye. The patient was seen at another emergency department 3 months prior for the same symptoms. He was then found to have left-sided proptosis, visual acuity 20/60 in the left eye, no fluorescein [+]

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Surfing Sting

By |Nov 30, 2020|Categories: Academic, Emergency Medicine, SAEM Clinical Images, Tox & Medications|0 Comments

A 38-year-old male presents 8 days after being stung in the left foot while surfing. He reports the sudden onset of sharp pain while walking in the ocean. He was seen initially in the emergency department. The puncture wound on his left foot was anesthetized, explored, and irrigated. No X-ray was obtained, no foreign body was discovered, and he was discharged home. Two days ago, he noticed worsening heat, itchiness, swelling, and skin changes (red bumps and patches extending from the foot up to the lower calf) in his left foot. His current pain is [+]

SAEM Clinical Images: Man vs Snow Blower

By |Nov 23, 2020|Categories: Academic, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic, SAEM Clinical Images, Trauma|0 Comments

A 28-year-old man presents to the emergency department after a snow blower accident while at work. The patient was performing maintenance and he placed his hand into a clogged snow blower while the machine was still on. His hand subsequently got jammed in the snow blower, catching his second and third digits. The patient has an obvious amputation of the right third digit with the stump still connected to the hand via the flexor tendon, which is attached to the distal phalanx. He has pain in the right hand and lack of sensation to the [+]

How I Work Smarter: Luz Silverio, MD

By |Nov 20, 2020|Categories: Medical Education|0 Comments

One word that best describes how you work? Fitfully and obsessively Current mobile device Two: an iPhone 8 supplied by my job for clinical work, and an iPhone 10 for home. Computer A very old MacBook Air that constantly pings me, requesting "more space." I keep putting it in larger rooms, but... What is something you are working on now? I've been working on a series of 5-10 minute talks to be given prior to shifts that I call "Journal Watch Pictionary." I read journal articles and then illustrate their key points using my own medium-poor quality cartoon illustrations. It's [+]

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Strange Eyes

By |Nov 16, 2020|Categories: Academic, Emergency Medicine, SAEM Clinical Images|0 Comments

A 3-month-old boy, born full-term via normal spontaneous vaginal delivery to a gravida 2 para 1 mom with negative prenatal labs, presents with abnormal eye movement and position. His parents report 2 days of an increase in bulging of the soft spot, head size, and abnormal eye movement. He has not been able to look at his mother “like he used to.” This is associated with an increase in fussiness, poor feeding, and non-bilious, non-bloody vomiting. He also had increased sleepiness and difficulty waking up for feedings overnight. The patient has normal urination with no [+]

SAEM Clinical Image Series: An Incidental Finding

By |Nov 16, 2020|Categories: Academic, Emergency Medicine, HEENT, SAEM Clinical Images, Trauma|0 Comments

A middle-aged man presented after a motor vehicle collision with a logging truck at 55 miles per hour with low back pain. A computed tomography scan (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis at an outside facility showed a burst fracture of the third lumbar vertebra (L3). The patient had no other complaints. Given the fracture, additional CT imaging was done and the above finding was discovered. After the incidental finding was found, the patient reported a nail gun accident three years prior where he thought it had just recoiled and struck him in the lip [+]

Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 3): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

By |Nov 6, 2020|Categories: Academic, Book Club|0 Comments

The ALiEM Team is delighted to announce another eBook publication: the third volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a labor of love written by the 2018-19 Faculty Incubator class. We are very proud of all our Faculty Incubator alumni who made this happen. Their hard work has been compiled in this FREE, peer-reviewed eBook. We sincerely feel that it will be useful for all the educators out there, wrestling with the issue of integrating theory into practice. Special shout-out to the incredible Dr. David Sklar (former Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine) for providing us a thought-provoking foreword. [+]