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CAEP FEI | Beyond the PowerPoint Lecture

In Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Isabelle Ouellet0 Comments

Han is a third year Emergency Medicine resident who can’t stand PowerPoint. Every Tuesday, he attends his full academic day from 0900-1700. Almost every lecture is a didactic PowerPoint presentation, and after a few minutes of each presentation his mind starts to wander and he finds the learning style tends to be passive, which tends to be low-yield. Surely all these smart residents can engage their audiences better!  Despite (some) appearances to the contrary, …

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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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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 FEI | Critical Incident Stress Management

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Andrew Dixon0 Comments

Glenn is an Emergency Department RN who has basically seen it all through his fifteen years of practice. One day, a teenager is rolled into the trauma bay in cardiac arrest after a horrific car crash. Despite the team’s best efforts, the resuscitation fails and the teenager dies. Afterwards, Glenn is shaken and wants to talk. The trauma team leader organizes a debrief but doesn’t seem like she knows what to say, and there’s …

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CAEP FEI | Competency-based Assessment of Resuscitation Skills

In 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 Adam Dubrowski0 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 …