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Modern EM: Case 3- Get your phones out

By |Apr 2, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

Sometimes 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. […]

Modern EM: Case 1 and 2 – Strep Throat

By |Mar 26, 2012|Categories: ENT, Social Media & Tech|

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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Introducing a new blog: "Modern EM"

By |Mar 26, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

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 [...]

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Video: Khan Academy and digital whiteboards

By |Mar 19, 2012|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

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). […]

Video: Crash course on Prezi

By |Feb 27, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: , |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sDdyk-HHYQ 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 [...]

Blog Incubator Experiment: Be the next big thing in blogging

By |Jan 7, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

There are many health and technology incubators out there, which help to build start-up companies into thriving and profitable organizations. Why can’t we do this for those who are thinking about starting a blog? In 2009 when I was thinking about starting the blog, I had lots of support and encouragement. I slowly grew my readership by word-of-mouth and things really got going when the folks over at Life in the Fast Lane, Poison Review, EMCrit, and so many more graciously pointed their readers toward my site.  […]

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Crowdsourcing all of your burning questions about EM

By |Nov 21, 2011|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

Have you noticed that on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, asking the audience as a lifeline almost always results in the right answer (over 90% of the time)? Dr. David Thorisson (Lund University, Scandinavia) recently approached me with a novel idea of doing the same for Emergency Medicine questions. These questions are currently posted to a public Google Docs document, which allows anyone to post and answer questions. […]