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CAEP FEI | Advanced Performance in Medicine™: 12 Conversations

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Zara is a third year resident who walks out of the trauma bay after running an unsuccessful pediatric resuscitation. As she reflects on the experience, she feels as though she struggled with effectively communicating during the post-resuscitation de-brief.  Zara realizes that she struggles with balancing processing her own emotions while communicating with the team. She wishes she had someone who could coach her in ‘soft skills’ such as leadership, wellness and resilience. Emergency medicine …

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CAEP FEI | Ice Cream Rounds

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Mike is a first year resident who just experienced his first case of child abuse. Due to the pressures of the emergency department, he was unable to debrief about the case while on shift. Mike frequently relies on his co-residents to help him process and deal with these difficult cases, but knows others who don’t have that same support network. He wonders if there might be a better way for residents to support …

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CAEP FEI | Preparing for High Acuity Events – Stress Inoculation Training

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Raj is a first year resident who overhears that a trauma patient is being brought into the resuscitation bay. He races over and sees several people moving urgently to set up the room. The paramedics bring the patient into the room and quickly start telling him the history. Raj can feel the stress building within him and feels paralyzed and indecisive. After the shift, he wonders if there is a way for his training …

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CAEP FEI | Archives of Scholarship in Simulation and Educational Techniques (ASSET)

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Heather is a fourth year resident asked to create and facilitate a simulation scenario for junior residents. She has always been interested in simulation based learning, but struggles with finding the time to create high-fidelity scenarios featuring important learning points. Heather wonders if there is a collection of simulation scenarios that she can use as educational tools.  Emergency Medicine training programs often use simulation scenarios as important teaching tools. However, due to time constraints, it can …

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CAEP FEI | ILearnEM

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Polly is a first year resident who has recently been introduced to free open access medical education (FOAM). She decides to use FOAM to learn tips and tricks to manage a lower GI bleed. However, she finds herself frustrated by spending lengthy periods of time navigating different sites to try to answer her questions. There are so many resources, but which is the best for her current needs? Polly wonders if there is a …

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CAEP FEI | Hand Motion Analysis to Learn Ultrasound Guided Central Line

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Omar is a second year resident asked to place an ultrasound guided central line on a patient. He has always wanted to perform this procedure but struggles with finding the right hand positioning and can’t thread the wire, forcing his senior resident to take over. Omar feels that he is performing the procedure awkwardly but is unsure of what corrections he needs to make. He wonders if there is a better way to learn …