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ALiEMU is an open-access, on-demand, online institution of e-courses for healthcare providers in Emergency Medicine and health professions education. All content on our platform has undergone expert peer review and follows best practices in instructional design for learners.⠀

ALiEMU is 5 years old, and we are moving out of our toddler stages and growing up developmentally. As we all rely more heavily on digital resources during the COVID-19 era, we felt that this was the perfect time for a major upgrade. Our team remains committed to the motto of “Be Free to Learn,” and in accordance with this mantra, all of the content on our custom learning management system is open-access for anyone interested in learning about emergency medicine topics. We also remain committed to helping EM residency programs who need a trusted resource for asynchronous conference credit (Individualized Interactive Instruction). We have hosted 12,000 learners and awarded 40,000 course certificates since 2015, but we are starting fresh with a new user database after the relaunch. Why and what is new?⠀

The relaunch of the website brings with it a number of exciting new features–these new functions require that all users start afresh with a new login and password. As always, each course completed is worth a certain number of Hours of III credit (and comes with a Certificate of Completion as before), but for the first time, ALiEMU has implemented a new system of rewards! ⠀

Make a new account and get your learn on!⠀

https://aliemu.com⠀

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ALiEM is back with another #ACMT from #ToxicologyPearl: ⠀
♦️Senna-containing laxatives may cause perineal skin burns in children, particularly in those wearing diapers.⠀
♦️The use of over-the-counter laxatives should be included in the history of children with this presentation.⠀
♦️Standard burn care is generally adequate.⠀
This presentation may be mistaken for non-accidental trauma.⠀

Remember to click the link in bio for full article! 📲⠀

#FOAMEd #FOAM #EmergencyMedicine #MedicalEducation #medicalstudent #patientcare #physicianassistant #nursepractitioner #emergencyroom #residentlife #medschool #Procedures #Emergency #ALiEM #MedEd #Toxicology⠀

https://www.aliem.com/acmt-toxicology-visual-pearls-perineal-skin-burns/
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ALiEM is back with another case from the #SplintER Series: Pediatric Elbow⠀
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The elbow has multiple ossification centers that can make reading pediatric radiographs challenging. Although the timing of ossification varies by patient, an often utilized mnemonic is CRITOE. The ages in the chart below are approximated years⠀
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Click Link in Bio for a full pediatric elbow review! 📲⠀⠀
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#FOAMEd #FOAM #EmergencyMedicine #MedicalEducation#medicalstudent #patientcare #physicianassistant#nursepractitioner #emergencyroom #residentlife #medschool#Procedures #Emergency #ALiEM #MedEd #pediatrics #ortho #orthopedics⠀

https://www.aliem.com/pediatric-elbow-pain/⠀
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ALiEM is back with another #PEMPearl: Intranasal Medications in the Pediatric ER ⠀

Fiona is a 6 year old female who presents to your emergency department after falling onto her left hand while racing on the playground. X-ray of the left upper extremity reveals a distal radius fracture with minimal displacement and angulation. You plan to place her arm in a splint and arrange for close orthopedic follow-up. The only problem: Fiona is in a lot of pain, especially with any manipulation of her arm, and Dad is worried that she will not be able to tolerate having a splint placed. You consider reaching for an intranasal medication to help Fiona feel more comfortable and to place the splint in a quick, efficient manner.⠀

Remember to click the link in bio for full article! 📲 ⠀

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https://www.aliem.com/pet-pearls-intranasal-medications/
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ALiEM is presents a clip from the Little Big Med Podcast: Gender Equity in Medicine

It’s time to talk about gender equity in medicine. Significant gender disparities exist in both healthcare institutions and professional societies. These disparities persist even in fields that are predominantly female, such as pediatrics. In fact, although women comprise 72.3% of active pediatricians, only 27.5% of pediatric department chairs across US medical schools are women. Why does this disparity exist? What can we do to address it? In this episode of the Little Big Med podcast, host Dr. Jason Woods discusses these questions with Dr. Nancy Spector, Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and Executive Director of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

Remember to click the link in bio for full article! 📲

#FOAMEd #FOAM #EmergencyMedicine #MedicalEducation #medicalstudent #patientcare #physicianassistant #nursepractitioner #emergencyroom #residentlife #medschool #Procedures #Emergency #ALiEM #MedEd #GenderEquity #EqualPay

https://www.aliem.com/little-big-med-podcast-gender-equity-medicine/
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ALiEM is back with another #PEMPearl 👧🏾🦪: Metered-Dose Inhaler vs Nebulizer⠀
An 8-year-old is brought in by her parents with shortness of breath and wheezing. She’s been receiving her “rescue inhaler” at home and continues to have symptoms. You examine her and find that she has normal oxygen saturation, mild tachypnea and retractions, and diffuse wheezes. You think that she’s experiencing an acute asthma exacerbation. Given the current pandemic, and a recent report that administering nebulizer treatments to COVID-19 positive patients was correlated with transmission of COVID-19 to healthcare workers, what is the best way to treat the patient?⠀

Metered dose inhalers (MDIs) and nebulizers are the two main methods of delivering medications to patients’ lungs for a variety of disease processes including asthma, croup, cystic fibrosis, and COPD. Compared to MDIs, nebulizers are preferred by emergency department providers, with one survey indicating that the majority of ED providers choose them for all cases of pediatric asthma exacerbation, often due to their perceived ease of use and to satisfy patients . However, in light of a renewed focus on respiratory pathogen transmission due to the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency physicians have to weigh the pros and cons of aerosolizing procedures like nebulized albuterol. Is the risk worth the mist or is a puff just enough?⠀

Remember to click the link in bio for full article! 📲 ⠀

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https://www.aliem.com/pem-pearls-metered-dose-inhaler-versus-nebulizer/
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ALiEM celebrates the entire EM Graduating Class of 2020🎉🍾🥳 ⠀

Outstanding researcher and writer, Dr. Angela Duckworth, stopped by ALiEM Connect: Level Up to send her gratitude and words of wisdom. Check out the all-star crew who left our graduates with love and words of wisdom by clicking the link in the bio or going to https://www.aliemu.com/ALiEM-connect/⠀

#FOAMEd #FOAM #EmergencyMedicine #MedicalEducation #medicalstudent #patientcare #physicianassistant #nursepractitioner #emergencyroom #residentlife #medschool #Procedures #Emergency #ALiEM #MedEd #Grit #AngelaDuckworth
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Congratulations to the graduating EM Resident Class of 2020! 🎉🍾🥳 ⠀

Six-time Super Bowl winning, Tom Brady, stopped by to congratulate the entire EM Residency Class of 2020! Check out the all-star crew who left our graduates with love and words of wisdom by clicking the link in the bio or going to https://www.aliemu.com/ALiEM-connect/⠀

#FOAMEd #FOAM #EmergencyMedicine #MedicalEducation #medicalstudent #patientcare #physicianassistant #nursepractitioner #emergencyroom #residentlife #medschool #Procedures #Emergency #ALiEM #MedEd #tombrady12 #tombrady @tombrady
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🎉🍾🥳 Did you catch the AMAZING celebration of the EM Resident 2020 Graduates during ALiEM Connect: Level Up? ⠀

Dr. Dara Kass, founder of @feminemgram, stopped by to congratulate the entire EM Residency Class of 2020! Check out the all-star crew who left our graduates with love and words of wisdom by clicking the link in the bio or going to https://www.aliemu.com/ALiEM-connect/⠀

#FOAMEd #FOAM #EmergencyMedicine #MedicalEducation #medicalstudent #patientcare #physicianassistant #nursepractitioner #emergencyroom #residentlife #medschool #Procedures #Emergency #ALiEM #MedEd @darakass #feminem
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Dr. Jill Baren, president of ABEM, sends the warmest congratulations to the EM Residency Class of 2020. ALiEM Connect: Level Up would not have been possible without support from ABEM. ⠀

If you missed the celebration live, no worries, click the link in the bio and check out all of the awesome messages and cameos! 🎉🍾 🥂⠀

#FOAMEd #FOAM #EmergencyMedicine #MedicalEducation #medicalstudent #patientcare #physicianassistant #nursepractitioner #emergencyroom #residentlife #medschool #Procedures #Emergency #ALiEM #MedEd #ABEM
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🎉🍾🥳 Did you catch the AMAZING celebration of the EM Resident 2020 Graduates during ALiEM Connect: Level Up? ⠀

Dr. Anthony Fauci stopped by to congratulate the entire EM Residency Class of 2020! Check out the all-star crew who left our graduates with love and words of wisdom by clicking the link in the bio or going to https://www.aliemu.com/ALiEM-connect/⠀

#FOAMEd #FOAM #EmergencyMedicine #MedicalEducation #medicalstudent #patientcare #physicianassistant #nursepractitioner #emergencyroom #residentlife #medschool #Procedures #Emergency #ALiEM #MedEd #Fauci @drfacuifanclub
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ALiEM is back with another #PEMPearl: Chest Radiographs for Shortness of Breath⠀

Paramedics bring in a 5-month-old boy in respiratory distress. He’s crying furiously and has normal tone and color. Thick, copious secretions are coming from his nose. He is tachypneic with diffuse wheezes, crackles, retractions, and nasal flaring. His respiratory rate is 70 and his oxygen saturation is 88% on room air. Would you order a chest radiograph (CXR) for this child?⠀

CXRs are routinely obtained in adults with respiratory symptoms. Children, however, are more sensitive to radiation and can have multiple respiratory infections every year. CXRs can increase cost, length of stay, and may not always be necessary.⠀

This post presents some guidelines on when (and when not) to get a CXR in pediatric patients. ⠀

Remember to click the link in bio for full article! 📲 ⠀

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https://www.aliem.com/pem-pearls-chest-radiographs-shortness-breath/
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