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%!
If you have a few minutes, take a listen to this rather humorous and thought-provoking TED video about the “intersection of human potential, success, and happiness”. The speaker, Shawn Achor, is the CEO of Good Think Inc, a Cambridge-based consulting firm which researches positive outliers — people who are well above average, and author of “The Happiness Advantage”.
“If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.”
What are you doing the rest of this week? Hop on a plane to Las Vegas and join me at the 2012 Resuscitation conference. It looks to be a great conference. I’ll be giving a 3-hour (!) discussion session on “Tips and Tricks in Emergency Medicine” on Friday. Inevitably when I given this talk, I always come away with great ideas from the audience. I’ll be sure to write them down and share on the blog.
I am humbled to be included and quoted in a recent Annals of EM commentary about Web 2.0 in Emergency Medicine. Hey, my “street credibility” just went up just by having my name in the same article with the likes of:
- Mike Cadogan (Life in the Fast Lane)
- Joe Lex (Free Emergency Medicine Talks)
- Chris Nickson (Life in the Fast Lane)
- Cliff Reid (ResusMe)
- Scott Weingart (EMCrit)
You can read the whole article, which is free to download by the journal.
Dr. Rob Rogers (University of Maryland) is at it again with another brilliant installment of his Medical Education Videos. This 10-minute video covers the Khan Academy and how you too can create an interactive digital whiteboard for education. He talks about Doceri ($50 single-user access) and Splashtop ($19.99 for the iPad app).
What different ways can we assess learners? This fascinating study assesses a new tool – Script Concordance Test (SCT).
Assessing clinical reasoning skills in scenarios of uncertainty: Convergent validity for a Script Concordance Test in an Emergency Medicine clerkship and residency