This novel prospective, time-motion study tracks the activities of ED attendings at 2 academic and 2 community sites. All sites used paper charting in the ED and computerized medical records for labs and radiology results.
In a Research Letter in JAMA, Dr. Chretien et al describe the profile of physicians in the Twitter universe, specifically focusing on professionalism.
- Self identified physician
- At least 500 followers during May 1-31, 2010 (Whew, I only have 309 followers.)
- English tweets
- Posted a tweet within last 6 months
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Many academic Emergency Departments are staffed by non-EM residents. Dr. Amer Aldeen and his super-star team from Northwestern created NURRC Modules (Northwestern University Rotating Resident Curriculum). These modules allow the off-service residents, who all have different schedules, to learn key EM-based topics at their own leisure and convenience.
The positive effect of the curriculum on the off-service residents’ medical knowledge was recently published in Academic Emergency Medicine
- Will you tell your staff/attending about how you feel?
- What if the patient did poorly after that?
This study examines the perception of EM trainees of their competence and adverse events and how they feel about reporting them.
In his talk (subtitled “School Sucks”), Northwestern University Physics Professor Dr. Tae describes how he would improve math and science education. While this is directed at college studies, some of the concepts are applicable to teaching Emergency Medicine.
He shares a lot of great insight, but I wanted to focus on one concept in particular:
The secret to learning = “Work your ass off until you figure it out.”