Skip to content
6 07, 2016

IDEA Series: Just-in-Time Procedural Training for Endotracheal Intubation

2017-01-04T18:23:54+00:00

The Problem

Idea Series LogoProcedural training is critical in emergency medicine (EM). EM residents must effectively acquire the skills to safely and accurately perform high-stakes, invasive, and life-saving procedures during high-pressure scenarios. Residency programs typically incorporate procedural skills workshops into didactic sessions, which results in residents practicing procedures several weeks or months before performing them clinically. Unfortunately, there is no established method to practice and evaluate procedural skills competency immediately prior to performing invasive procedures on a patient. A solution to this issue may lead to improved outcomes and greater patient safety.

(more…)

1 06, 2016

IDEA Series: Team-Based Learning Activity – Fever in the Returning Traveler

2017-01-04T18:25:16+00:00

The Problem

Idea Series LogoMost academic conferences are run as one-room school houses, with an audience that includes a wide variety of learners ranging from interns to highly experienced attending physicians. Engaging a group of 30 to 40 learners simultaneously can be difficult, especially when covering a particularly dense topic. Although this teaching environment presents unique challenges, it also provides an opportunity to pilot innovative techniques.

(more…)

1 05, 2016

IDEA Series: A Novel Flipped-Classroom Approach to Intern Conference Education featuring EM Fundamentals

2017-01-04T18:26:46+00:00

The Problem

Idea Series LogoDelivering a curriculum of core content to interns is both a priority and a challenge. Weekly conference provides time to deliver such a curriculum; however, varied rotation schedules limit consistent conference attendance, and intern-targeted content is inappropriate for upper-level residents. We addressed these challenges by implementing a flipped-classroom intern curriculum using training level-specific breakout sessions and a dedicated resource for asynchronous learning.

(more…)

1 04, 2016

IDEA Series: Using LEGO Pieces to Help Residents Teach Procedural Skills

2017-11-06T19:00:43+00:00

The Problem

Idea Series LogoEmergency Medicine (EM) residents are responsible for teaching and evaluating junior learners in the clinical environment. According to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements, EM programs must be able to deliver instructional programs to their housestaff on effective teaching principles. Unfortunately, few residents have had formalized training in coaching methods to apply during instances of procedural instruction.

(more…)

1 04, 2016

Introducing the IDEA Series: Ideas in Didactics and Educational Activities

2017-01-04T18:29:24+00:00

Idea Series LogoThe difficulty of developing innovative, useful educational initiatives that engage learners is not a new problem, particularly within the world of graduate medical education (GME). Faculty and residents around the country have worked for years to find solutions to make weekly conference, didactics, and other educational activities more captivating and effective. In addition, with the vast number of high quality online resources, a new question has arisen as to how to integrate these resources into weekly conferences.

(more…)