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CAEP Consensus Conference | Innovation Scholarship

In National by Teresa Chan1 Comment

The Problem The fun part is usually in the implementation of new innovations. The there is a rush when you draft and submit that abstract… and yet another small rush when you are accepted for a presentation at CAEP!  This culminates at the CAEP conference when you have your lightning oral or poster presentation… everyone is so fascinated and interested in your work!  You feel like you’re on top of the world… And …

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CAEP GEMeS | Simulation-based medical education (SBME) with mastery learning: Does it lead to higher quality learning and patient care?

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS), National by Stephen MillerLeave a Comment

Marco is a second year resident who is on call overnight. One of his patients goes into a cardiac arrest, and Marco is called to run the code blue. It’s the first time he is in charge and unfortunately the code runs clumsily. The interpersonal communication is unclear and the CPR quality is subpar. Later, the patient needs a central line and Marco fails to properly insert the catheter. When Marco reflects on the experience …

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Clinical Question: How useful is the β-HCG discriminatory zone in a suspected ectopic pregnancy?

In Clinical Questions, Medical Concepts by Taft MicksLeave a Comment

For female patients presenting to the emergency department with a positive serum β-HCG as well as abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, syncope, or hypotension, the prudent emergency physician must rule out an ectopic pregnancy (EP). This potentially life-threatening entity is estimated to occur in 1.5 to 2% of all pregnancies and ruptured ectopic pregnancies account for 6% of all maternal deaths . Point-of-care ultrasound (either trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal) has become the standard of care …

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CAEP Consensus Conference | Qualitative research

In National by Teresa Chan3 Comments

The Problem Medical education (#MedEd) research and scholarship… they are hard things to do!  Many residents engage in MedEd related projects in residency because it’s interesting and relevant when you are a learner yourself. Or maybe you’re a junior clinician educator who is interested in educational projects! The fun part is usually in the study design or scholarly implementation… and then there is a rush when you draft and submit that abstract… and …