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One Emergency Medicine Resident. One Month of Palliative Care. Ten lessons.

In Medical Concepts by Brittany Ellis0 Comments

As emergency medicine residents, we work side-by-side with a wealth of specialities to gain clinical and diagnostic skills and to learn what happens to our patients when they leave the ED. We strive to distill the information we need to make ourselves better clinicians and improve the transition of patients from the ED to inpatient teams. However, only rarely do we get to see where our patients came from, what happened prior to …

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CAEP GeMES | Selection of an Appropriate Tool for Direct Observation of Trainees by Supervisors

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Alexandra Stefan1 Comment

Catherine is a 3rd year medical student who is finishing the last shift of her core emergency medicine rotation.  She is interested in matching to neurology. During the shift, she asks her staff, Dr. Stewart, if he would be willing to observe her while she performs a neurological exam and provide feedback on her performance.  Dr. Stewart agrees, but is unsure of what aspects of the assessment he should focus on during the …

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Lessons from NASA – How to Become an Expert Clinician

In Editorial, Featured, Opinion by Shahbaz Syed0 Comments

In medicine, we often draw some of our lessons on safety from the aviation industry (i.e.: preoperative checklists), here we will explore a host of pearls that medicine can learn from the brilliant minds at NASA to help augment one’s practice as an expert clinician.  Commander Chris Hadfield has previously discussed a riveting tale regarding his first ever space walk1. During his mission, he was tasked with helping to assemble the Canada 2 …