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CRACKCast E010 – Pediatric Resuscitation

In Featured by Tristan Jones0 Comments

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 010, Pediatric Resuscitation. This episode covers what you NEED TO KNOW cold for the next time you are caring for a sick child. Shownotes – PDF Link 1) Describe the CPR technique for an infant Rosen’s advocates for the “encircling” hands technique in infant CPR, which according to animal models gives better hemodynamics than using the standard two finger technique. Remember the high quality CPR mantra: “push …

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CAEP GeMES | Workplace based assessments in competency based education

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Andrew Dixon0 Comments

Aurora, a junior resident, is in a meeting with her residency training committee when the topic of competency-based education arises. Her institution will implement competency-based training starting next year and her program director has major reservations. Her program director says, “I can’t see how we can have time to evaluate all of these tasks for learners while we are supposed to simultaneously manage a complex and busy department!” Aurora wonders what these evaluations might look …

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Medical Concepts: Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

In Medical Concepts by Stephanie Cargnelli2 Comments

A 62 year old woman presents to your Emergency Department with a chief complaint of severe right eye pain. Upon further questioning, she reveals reduced vision in the affected eye and colored halos around lights. She reports a diffuse headache and two episodes of vomiting. A quick physical exam reveals significant conjunctival injection and a fixed, mid-dilated pupil. Does your differential contain acute angle closure glaucoma? What is Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma? Acute angle …