How I Work Smarter: Rodney Fullmer, DO, MBS

By |Feb 26, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Passionately Current mobile device Samsung Galaxy 9 (sorry not an apple/mac guy) Computer PC- Dell XPS What is something you are working on now? I am working on two very cool education projects right now within our ED. I am creating a new curriculum for our senior ED residents at Swedish called MastER's Class. The curriculum aims to prepare senior ED residents for life post-residency; looking at everything from contracts, litigation, finances, wellness, the business side of EM, job opportunities outside of the ED, and many more. Resident T-ED talks. Swedish ED [+]

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How I Work Smarter: Megan Stobart-Gallagher, DO

By |Feb 12, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Innovative Current mobile device Galaxy S10 Computer Lenovo Yoga (my 2nd one!) What is something you are working on now? I wish I could say something wonderfully innovative, but I am mostly just working on tying up numerous projects with our medical education fellows that resulted from the global shift to virtual learning. However, I have had a blast over the last few months building an asynchronous Toxicology curriculum with one of my fellows and a new EMS curriculum for our interns. My next project as chair of our clinical competency committee [+]

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How I Work Smarter: Jaime Hope, MD

By |Jan 8, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Systematically Current mobile device iPhone 11 Computer Dual-monitor PC What is something you are working on now? An educational product to help elderly adults discover their risk factors for falls and use prevention strategies for fall prevention. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? Falls are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults, we see this daily on shifts. Helping them reduce trip hazards and improve balance, proprioception, and strength can make substantial reductions in falls. What’s your office workspace setup like? Dual monitors (lots of open tabs!!) [+]

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How I Work Smarter: Drew Kalnow, DO

By |Dec 30, 2020|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Conscientiousness Current mobile device iPhone X Computer MacBook Air What is something you are working on now? InSitu EM Simulation How did you come up with this Idea/Project? Identified the need to improve critical patient care in the ED. This project uses senior residents as resus leaders with the ED critical patient team in one of our ED resus bays. Through this, we improved team communication and understanding of work-flows while also identifying and addressing latent safety threats. What’s your office workspace setup like? Most of my work is done in my [+]

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How I Work Smarter: Alexandra Mannix, MD

By |Dec 11, 2020|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? My work style is very Task-Oriented. I have a To-Do list that I regularly update and is always prioritized. Current mobile device iPhone Computer MacBook Pro (at home). We have PCs at work. What is something you are working on now? I’m currently working on a project looking at both gender and racial bias in the SLOE. This has been something I was interested in for a while, and it’s been really exciting to see the project take off. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? I have a gender research [+]

How I Stay Healthy in EM: Keith Henry

By |Oct 30, 2020|Categories: Healthy in EM, Life|

Image 1: Prepping for a shift! This month on our “How I stay Healthy” series, we’re featuring Dr. Keith Henry, director of medical student education at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Henry tells us about his pre-shift rituals, his on-shift prioritization schema, and his new favorite exercise tool! [+]

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How I Work Smarter: Geoff Comp, DO

By |Oct 9, 2020|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Deliberate Current mobile device iPhone 7 Computer MacBook Pro What is something you are working on now? I am working on a series of EM department recommendations for the treatment of various environmental conditions, including heat associated injury and hypothermia, with multiple residents interested in wilderness medicine. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? Like all great projects, these were developed while chatting about interests over beers! We reviewed current recommendations from various sources during a wilderness medicine interest group meeting and discovered the department does not have official guidelines [+]

How I Work Smarter: Meenal Sharkey, MD

By |Sep 18, 2020|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Thoroughly Current mobile device iPhone 11 -- my whole life runs because of this phone! Computer MacBook Pro -- thank goodness for the iCloud that syncs my calendars, notes, and texts What is something you are working on now? Just finished the Grounded in EM curriculum and am now creating a Grand Rounds for Evidence-Based Medicine for Sepsis. One of my weaknesses is public speaking and also evidence-based medicine presentations. I like the concept of sepsis in general, so I picked this topic on purpose. It combined a topic I enjoy and [+]

How I Stay Healthy in EM: Christian Rose

By |Aug 21, 2020|Categories: Healthy in EM, Life, Wellness|

We would be remiss to not acknowledge the unique challenges we as emergency providers have faced over the last few months. Prevention of burnout and active wellness management is more important now than ever. This month on our “How I stay Healthy” series, we’re featuring Dr. Christian Rose, clinical informatics fellow at Stanford University and staff physician at Kaiser Permanente. He shares some guiding principles when facing difficult clinical decisions, his belief in the power of connection, and his favorite noise machine! [+]

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Physician Wellness in the COVID-19 Era | Wellness Think Tank

By |Jul 31, 2020|Categories: Life, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|Tags: |

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in many ways, and for trainees in medicine, the new day-to-day experience of residency continues to adapt and take shape. COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected clinical experiences and educational curricula for residencies. Personal wellbeing for EM residents has become even more important with the new stressors of being on the frontlines. How has the resident experience changed in the ED? How are residents dealing personally and professionally with the new state of things? What strategies, interventions, and resources that residents are utilizing to combat burnout? [+]