SAEM Clinical Image Series: Tea & Toast | A Case of an Abdominal Rash

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Chief complaint: Abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting

History of present illness: A 46 year-old female with a past history of fibromyalgia, irritable bowel disease, and chronic abdominal pain presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. She reported a one-year history of similar symptoms but states that her symptoms are worse today than usual, and not improved by her home hydrocodone, medical marijuana, or heating pad use – all of which she uses daily. She has not been able to tolerate oral intake today, vomiting up her breakfast of plain toast.

The patient was observed using her home heating pad in the emergency department.

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2019-08-12T07:11:03-07:00

SAEM Research Learning Series: Exception From Informed Consent

SAEM Research Learning Series: EFIC

Have you ever wondered how researchers are able to conduct prospective studies on truly emergent conditions, such as cardiac arrest and status epilepticus? How can they obtain informed consent? In this Research Learning Series podcast episode from SAEM, Dr. Jill Baren (University of Pennsylvania) shares stories, pearls, and roadblocks in her career, conducting emergency research under the Exception From Informed Consent (EFIC) regulations. As an established researcher in this area,1–9 Dr. Baren shares advice and stories which include reaching to the community, getting angry hot-line comments, and getting push-back from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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2019-04-04T21:21:36-07:00

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

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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2019-03-28T19:59:41-07:00

KidsCareEverywhere-Vietnam study findings: SAEM 2012 meeting

 

KCElogo-bluedot.jpgI recently had the pleasure of presenting our KidsCareEverywhere-Vietnam team’s study findings at the national SAEM meeting in Chicago.

Bottom line

Despite knowing English as a second language, Vietnamese physicians were able to easily navigate an English-based, clinical decision support software (PEMSoft) after only a brief 80-minute training session, conducted by non-physicians. Their post-test exam scores improved by 84%!

 
2016-11-11T18:44:53-07:00

SAEM 2012 meeting and social media

SAEMlogoThose of us active in social media had quite an active meeting at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine meeting in Chicago, IL this past week.

First off, Dr. David Marcus (@EMIMDoc) from Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY gave many of us blogs a kind shout-out.

Also, many “iReporters” were on scene to live-tweet various events. Take a look at some of the posts below. Click on #SAEM12 hashtag to see the whole Twitter feed. I remember hearing that there were over 600 tweets!

2019-01-28T22:19:32-07:00