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30 11, 2018

ALiEM AIR Acute Coronary Syndrome Module

2018-12-02T20:48:42+00:00

SAEM sponsors AIR seriesWelcome to the Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to ACS emergencies. 13 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of July 2018) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 2 AIR and 11 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 5.5 hours (about 25 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

 

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28 11, 2018

Case of a Lethargic Child: Developing a Differential Diagnosis

2018-11-22T15:23:48+00:00

lethargic childA 2-year-old previously healthy boy presents to the emergency department (ED) acting sleepier than usual. Yesterday, he was in his usual state of health, but this morning he didn’t wake up at his usual time of 6 am. When his father went to his room at 7 am, the child was lying in bed. He opened his eyes to look at his father, but did not get out of bed. The mother and father deny any trauma, fever, or seizure activity.

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26 11, 2018

How to Cite Podcasts, Videos, and Blogs in a Publication

2018-11-21T00:44:07+00:00

AMA manual of style cite podcasts videos blogs As medical education podcasts, videos, and blogs continue to grow in popularity it is crucial that we cite them correctly in traditional publications, specifically journal articles and textbook chapters. In a previous blog post, I described a format for citing these works on a CV. The American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style is in its 10th edition, with the last update being published in 2007,1 largely before the tidal wave of “nontraditional” publications. Based on the AMA Manual of Style, how should we reference these digital publications?

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23 11, 2018

Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 2): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

2018-11-23T06:10:05+00:00

Education Theory Made Practice, volume 2The ALiEM Team is delighted to announce yet another eBook publication: the second volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a labor of love written by the 2017-18 Faculty Incubator class. We are very proud of all our Faculty Incubator alumni who made this happen. Their hard work has been compiled in this FREE, peer-reviewed eBook. We sincerely feel that it will be useful for all the educators out there, wrestling with the issue of integrating theory into practice.

Special shout out to Dr. Anthony Artino (@mededdoc) for providing us a really thought-provoking foreword.

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21 11, 2018

SAEM Research Learning Series Podcast: Writing Specific Aims for a Grant

2018-11-20T23:10:31+00:00

SAEM RLS podcast: specific aimsIn this installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. Michael Puskarich (Associate Professor and Research Director at Hennepin Medical Center), who is an accomplished researcher [Google Scholar citations] on the metabolic response of humans to severe sepsis. This podcast takes a deep dive into the topic of writing specific aims for your research grant proposals. These do’s and don’ts can make or break one’s application.

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16 11, 2018

ALiEMU Capsules Module 11: Acute Agitation

2018-11-16T05:30:58+00:00

We are proud to present Capsules Module 11: Acute Agitation, now published on ALiEMU. We present a summary of the module with key points from a stellar module by PharmDs Jenny Koehl, Kyle DeWitt, Gabrielle Procopio, and Zlatan Coralic. When you’re finished, head over to the Capsules page for even more practical pharmacology for the EM provider.
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29 10, 2018

Use of Point-of-care Ultrasound in Tibial Plateau Fractures | Case Presentation

2018-10-28T22:17:27+00:00

A 70-year-old female with no past medical history was hit by a motor vehicle while crossing the street. She experienced no head strike or loss of consciousness, however she was unable to ambulate at the scene, and upon arrival to the ED, complained of left knee pain. The emergency physician noted moderate swelling on exam with intact skin and distal pulses. She was tender to palpation over the proximal tibia. Portable 2-view radiographs were obtained and interpreted as “no acute fracture.” On repeat examination, however, the patient continued to have pain and was now unable to bear weight on the affected extremity. Is there a role for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in this situation?

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