The Problem Despite the importance of on-shift teaching, finding an effective and efficient method can be challenging when juggling the multiple simultaneous demands of the emergency department. Various EM educators have recently shared their innovative methods for on-shift teaching. Dr. Amal Mattu has championed the #WhiteboardTeaching movement on Twitter, and Drs. Michelle Lin and Rob Cooney have championed the use of post-it notes paired with educational pearls.1,2 Computers, however, have become an inescapable part of ED [...]
We are excited to introduce an offshoot of the AIR series (Approved Instructional Resources) called the AIR Professional series! The AIR-Pro series was conceived to answer more advanced level concepts, while continuing to follow the AIR series model [...]
Find it hard to keep current with all the new clinical updates? Get caught up on key evidence-based guidelines, clinical pearls, and patient-centered recommendations for your patients in Emergency Medicine.
Why do we splint? Splinting is one of the fundamental procedures of the Emergency Department (ED). How well-versed are we with it? Why do we even splint? By the end of this post, you will know the reason why we splint, when to splint, and just as importantly — when NOT to splint in the ED. […]
Dr. Rahul Patwari reviews the basics of respiratory physiology, the pathophysiology behind respiratory failure, and ventilator management. What do all the ventilator settings mean? […]
Is the physical exam a relic of the past, because our tools are relics of a prior era? It is important to do and teach a thorough physical exam. I cautioned against the overreliance [...]
Everything you need to survive and thrive in academia, focusing on professional development across the spectrum of life-long learners including medical students, residents, and faculty
Chief Resident Incubator, known colloquially as the CRincubator, which for the first time brought together in one virtual space chief residents from EM programs coast to coast. The inaugural class used this opportunity to meet with mentors in EM, discuss difficult situations of being chief residents, and collaborate on projects in areas of education, wellness/public health, leadership and administration. As the academic year comes to an end we want to highlight the top 10 projects [...]
Being a well-rounded healthcare professional goes beyond just knowing the scientific facts. Get inspired about your wellness, staying healthy, improving your efficiency, and finding a balanced work-life integration.
I am Dr. Mike Stone, Division Chief of Emergency Ultrasound at Brigham & Women’s: How I Work Smarter
Dr. Mike Stone (@BedsideSono) is well known in the medical education world especially in the field of bedside ultrasonography. In addition to being a professor for the Ultrasound Leadership Academy and Ultrasound Podcast team member, he also runs the Emergency Ultrasound Division at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Like Dr. Mike Mallin who tagged him from a previous How I Work Smarter post, many of us have been amazed at Mike’s ability to juggle so many roles and responsibilities at [...]