About Shruti Chandra, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

IDEA Series | Chopped EM: A ‘Palatable’ Way to Teach a Challenging Topic to EM Residents

The Problem

idea series teaching residents quality improvement

Psychiatric and substance use disorder complaints comprise up to 12% of all Emergency Department (ED) visits.1–3 These conditions can present in a multitude of ways, making it essential for emergency physicians (EPs) to be aware of nuanced diagnostic characteristics of psychiatric illnesses in order to provide timely and appropriate care for these patients.


By |2019-03-28T18:29:32-07:00Jun 3, 2018|IDEA series|

IDEA Series: Using Gamification to Reinforce Toxicology

The Problem

idea series using gamification to reinforce toxixcologyEarly recognition of a patient presenting with a toxidrome is essential to providing high-quality emergency care. Learners are often first exposed to this topic, however, in one comprehensive grouping, which makes it challenging to learn the nuances that distinguish one toxidrome from another. Both learners and experienced clinicians alike often employ rote memorization (and sometimes suboptimal mnemonics) to differentiate these presentations. This can make it difficult to convert the details into long-term memory.

By |2017-11-28T23:40:32-08:00Nov 30, 2017|IDEA series|
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