Modern EM: Case 3- Get your phones out

iphoneSometimes on off-service morning table rounds, I like to close my tired eyes and focus my ears past the voice of the attending to hear the chorus of hundreds of pieces of paper flipping, shuffling, crinkling, and folding.  It’s one way to pass the time when surgeons debate over issues they don’t already know the answers to. Another is to get your phone out, and help answer the questions with them.

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2016-11-11T18:51:02-08:00

Modern EM: Case 1 and 2 – Strep Throat

A sister and brother, aged 7 and 14, respectively present with pharyngitis.  The 7F has sore throat, cough, fever, and post-tussive vomiting for 1 day.  She has posterior pharyngeal erythema, no lymphadenopathy, no exudate, no petechiae, and looks like a viral URI.

The 14M had culture confirmed GAS pharyngitis 3 weeks ago, was treated with PCN-VK and symptoms resolved.  Now, he’s in the ED with signs and symptoms of pharyngitis again, including dysphagia, fever, cough, posterior pharyngeal erythema, swollen tonsils, LAD, and petechiae on his hard palate.

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2017-03-05T14:18:48-08:00

Introducing a new blog: "Modern EM"

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Last month, I announced Dr. Timothy Peck (Beth Israel Deaconess EM resident) as one of the winners of the Blog Incubator Contest. Starting today and for the next 2 Mondays, he’ll be posting a 3-part series, which will eventually end up on his blog “Modern EM” at ModernEM.blogspot.com. His blog will feature examples of how Web 2.0 influenced the management of specific patient encounters. Also guests will be allowed to contribute mini-case presentations where they will report how a Web 2.0 activity changed how they managed a patient.

The blog is still in development phase. In the meantime, you are in for a treat. His upcoming blog entries are great examples demonstrating the impact of online and app-based clinical decision support tools in the ED.

Let’s welcome Tim to the blogging community!

2016-11-11T18:51:03-08:00

Video: Crash course on Prezi

Dr. Rob Rogers has started a great series of videos which highlight resources and tools which medical educators may find useful and innovative. This video takes you on a guided tour through making a Prezi presentation. Although I am still torn about using Prezi as a delivery tool because of the excessive motion-based transitions, I do like such features as:

  • Really professional looking templates
  • The presentations can live online and/or on your desktop
  • Ability to easily embed videos
  • Ability to see your entire presentation on the canvas
  • Allows more flexibility in content delivery
  • It just looks cool.

You can look for more excellent videos on the Academic Emergency Medicine Education Masters site. Hey maybe you can next teach people how to use Google Reader, Evernote, Dropbox!

2019-01-28T22:25:01-08:00