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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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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 …

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A Medical Student’s Perspective on CBME

In Editorial, Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Opinion by Verdah Bismah1 Comment

As programs across the country transition to a form of competency-based medical education (CBME) we will be hosting a series of posts from the many people this transition will affect. Our first perspective is that of a medical student faced with a CBME filled future! Verdah Bismah is a medical student at Queen’s University, which is transitioning all of it’s postgraduate programs to CBME in 2017. If you are a medical student please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. If you are an educator we want to hear from you too!

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FLOW Hacks 5 – Bed Utilization in the ER

In Education & Quality Improvement, FLOW Hacks by David Savage0 Comments

To continue our  FLOW Hacks series, Dr. Lucas Chartier and nurse Barb McGovern write about their team’s innovation called BED-UP: Bed in the Emergency Department Utilization Project. FLOW Hacks: The Concept The FLOW (Featured Leadership & Organizational Workplace) Hacks Series highlights innovative strategies for increasing patient flow in the emergency department (ED).  This series is unique given its focus on the administrative aspect of emergency medicine. We are interested in small or large interventions that …