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CAEP GeMES | Social Media Scholarship

In Education & Quality Improvement, Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Daniel Ting0 Comments

A medical student, Chandra, is interested in Emergency Medicine and wants to get involved in research to pad her resume and network. Unfortunately, at her site, there are few Emergency Physicians who are interested in research and the Emergency Department is not conducting any research studies. On the other hand, Chandra loves FOAMed and sees a myriad of exciting projects and possibilities through social media. She wonders whether social media is a way she …

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Clinical Question: What is the best treatment for acute dyspepsia?

In Clinical Questions, Medical Concepts by Colin Siu0 Comments

The Case: Tummy Ache? Piece of Cake! A 26-year-old woman presents with epigastric pain after consuming a large piece of cake. She describes that she had previously been diagnosed with heartburn by her family doctor and was on a heartburn medication but stopped taking it when she went on vacation. She denies associated chest pain, shortness of breath, and changes in bowel habits. She describes the pain as a 7/10 sharp stabbing pain. She is otherwise …

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CAEP FEI | Competency-based Assessment of Resuscitation Skills

In Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Andrew Hall0 Comments

Dougie, a junior Emergency Medicine resident, has just passed his LMCC Part II examination, where he was tasked to perform a series of standardized histories and physical exams with actors. Although he felt that not every scenario was particularly relevant to his future practice, he did find some benefit in the standardized assessment of competence. One station reminded him of a simulation lab case, which made him wonder: “Why doesn’t my sim lab …

Invitation to the PAinED Study

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured by Teresa Chan0 Comments

Adequately treating patients who suffer from chronic pain can be a real problem in the emergency department. Studies have repeatedly shown that both clinicians and patients come away frustrated with the experience. We aim to find how your training as ED physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals can impact your attitudes and opinions when dealing with patients suffering from chronic pain. Your opinion as acute care providers are highly valued! We ask that you complete a short …