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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 …

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CAEP FEI | Neonatal Resuscitation Skills Training

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Nicole Kester-Greene0 Comments

A seasoned emergency physician, Dr. Jensens has not practiced resuscitating an infant since he was a resident and hasn’t actually participated in a neonatal resuscitation since he was a medical student. He notices a circulating departmental email asking for volunteers to help run an “in-situ” simulation session next week, with the topic of “Neonatal Emergencies.” Intrigued, he signs up… For many, neonatal emergencies rank among the scariest patient presentations in the Emergency Department …

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CAEP FEI | Daily Faculty Evaluations

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Alim Pardhan0 Comments

Dr. Rosenberg prides herself on the effort she places into teaching students on each shift, but she is not sure whether her teaching methods are effective. At the end of the academic year, she reviews her evaluations from students and is disappointed when she finds only a handful of generic evaluations, with the majority of her students not completing the form. She approaches a few of her learners who say the existing preceptor evaluation form is …

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Highlighting and Translating Canadian EM Education

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI), Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Teresa Chan0 Comments

Three key papers were developed at the 2013 Canadian Association of Emergency Physician‘s (CAEP) Educational Scholarship Academic Symposium and published in the May 2014 edition of CJEM that explain the value of educational scholarship in emergency medicine. They outlined the importance of innovating and improving teaching and learning in our specialty [1], endorsed the support and develop scholars in EM [2], and described how we can move forward using a pragmatic “how-to” guide [3]. Since then, the Canadian EM community …