The always-innovative, premiere educator Dr. Rob Rogers (Univ of Maryland) is hosting an international faculty development conference in November 2011. I’m guessing that this course is also open to U.S. physicians as well.
This is part 2 of my review of Dr. Rosen’s 1979 article on “The Biology of Emergency Medicine” (see part 1).
According to Dr. Rosen, there are 3 broad categories of ED patients:
- The emergent
- The urgent
- The non-urgent
We must know how to identify and prioritize these. Medical students and residents are poorly taught the differences.
This post is based on one of the most interesting articles I have ever read in EM. The article written by Dr. Peter Rosen in 1979 and published in The Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians (later become Annals of Emergency Medicine) is a landmark piece. It defines the specialty with so much precision that even contemporary authors find very little discrepancy of what Dr. Rosen wrote and the state of EM in present time.
At the recent International Conference in Emergency Medicine (ICEM), the professorial Dr. Mike Cadogan (Life In The Fast Lane) gave a talk on Social Media in Medicine. Thanks to Dr. Andy Neill (Emergency Medicine Ireland) for recording this. See below for the 36 minute video. Well worth a watch.
Despite knowing English as a second language, Vietnamese physicians were able to easily navigate an English-based, clinical decision support software (PEMSoft) after only a brief 80-minute training session, conducted by non-physicians. Their post-test exam scores improved by 84%!