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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 …

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CAEP FEI | Tuckamore Innovation

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Tia Renouf0 Comments

Miriam, the simulation lab nurse, has seen all sorts of healthcare teams rotate through the sim lab to practice patient cases. Often, the participants are all from a single discipline. Often, the patient cases are similar. This has always struck Miriam as strange, as from her experience working in the Emergency Department knows that real cases involve multidisciplinary teams and that there is so much in common between the various disciplines.  Simulation technologies are …

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CAEP FEI | Emergency Training Efficiency

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Sebastien Maire0 Comments

Marcel is a fourth year EM resident who is really coming into his own in the ED. For the most part, the medical aspects of being an emergency physician now come naturally to him. He quickly diagnoses complex patients, he knows what key investigations to order, and has a savvy know-how when speaking with consultants. As part of his self-tracking of his progress, he has been measuring the numbers of patients he sees …

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CAEP FEI | Emergency Department Ultrasound Simulator (edus2)

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Paul Olszynski8 Comments

Dr. Bowles is an avid simulation enthusiast. She enjoys adding an extra edge to her cases by adding an agitated family member or an unhelpful consultant, or by integrating images of chest radiographs and electrocardiograms. Recently, she has had the idea of integrating ultrasound images but has been limited by her presentation software to either use still images or embed a video file to play asynchronously with her learners’ use of the ultrasound probe, neither …

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CAEP FEI | Teaching medico-legal issues by bringing the court to the classroom

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Kari Sampsel0 Comments

When it comes to medico-legal issues, many residents can summarize their thoughts into a single word: “fear.” It is a topic not often formally taught and rarely openly discussed. Concrete examples and practical advice are frequently in short supply, with the occasional whispers of  the case that ended in court. Other difficult topics have had many institutional teaching resources dedicated to addressing them–why not this one? At the University of Ottawa, their residency program integrates the …

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CAEP FEI | Using Clinical Grade Cadavers for High-Fidelity Simulation

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by George Kovacs0 Comments

It seems that every medical student does his or her first sutures on pig’s feet. Although pragmatic, students quickly learn that there are many differences between the the texture and thickness in pig skin compared to live human tissue. For many procedures, especially those that are rare like the thoracotomy or surgical airway, these differences may preclude the learner from having a good sense of how to do the procedure in real life.  Many …