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CAEP FEI | Interdisciplinary Staff Simulation

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Catherine Patocka0 Comments

Lynn heads the simulation lab at Milborough Hospital. One of the tenets she preaches to her learners is the “safe space” in a simulation lab, an environment in which learners can make mistakes without fear of judgment. Recently, she has read about in-situ simulation sessions happening across the country. These sessions take the simulation mannequins into the real-life trauma bays to add another level of fidelity to the scenarios. While intrigued, Lynn wonders whether her learners …

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Key Clerkship Skills: Help us to identify them!

In Education & Quality Improvement, Mentorship by Tahsin Khan0 Comments

Editor’s note: The CanadiEM team believes that it was import to consult stakeholders when developing new content. The bleeding and clotting needs assessment that we conducted previously has been completed and we will soon be publishing content directed at meeting the needs that we identified.  This post contains a needs assessment directed at the most junior members of the EM family – our clinical clerks. It is very short! (What you see below is all you have …

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CAEP GeMES | Clinical Reasoning Problems Among EM Residents

In Featured, Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Alexis Cournoyer0 Comments

Jack is a first year Emergency Medicine resident. He pours over the content of each cardinal presentation (chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain) after every shift and tries his best to remember all the various questions to ask patients. Being detail oriented, he spends at least one hour with each patient to make sure he has gathered as much data as possible. Jack is good at coming up with the right differential …

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QI Series Part 2 | What is “Quality” in health care and how do we achieve it?

In Education & Quality Improvement by Shawn.Mondoux0 Comments

This article is the second in a three-part series on quality improvement in health care. The first article, “What is Quality Improvement?”, defined this field of study and provided a brief history of its origins.  In this article, we will define “quality” and briefly describe tools often used to achieve improved quality in health-care delivery. What do we mean by “high-quality” care? Health-care organizations around the country are striving to improve the care …

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CAEP FEI | Teaching Rotation for Emergency Medicine Residents – MERIT

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Brian Chung2 Comments

Delaney is a first year Emergency Medicine resident. Over the course of her first few months, she works a number of shifts with Dr. Pan. Most of the ED staff really like whenever Dr. Pan works, because he treats a high volume of patients, “moves the meat,” and keeps patient waiting times low. Conversely, Delaney dislikes working with Dr. Pan because it seems that every time she works with him, he is too …

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CAEP GeMES | Simulation Versus Case-Based Teaching

In Featured, Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Daniel Ting3 Comments

Dr. Jonah is a self-identified “old school” Emergency Physician. He has been teaching learners for decades and has a great knack for collecting cases. Dr. Jonah’s favorite way of teaching is taking these cases and discussing them with students in a small group setting. In recent years, he has seen many of his younger colleagues taking learners to the simulation lab and running various cases. It almost seems like simulation is the only way …