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CAEP GeMES | Workplace-Based Assessment Design Optimization

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Jeffrey LandrevilleLeave a Comment

It’s the end of another long Emergency Department shift, and Dr. Wu’s resident approaches him to complete her shift evaluation form. She had a solid shift. Dr. Wu self-admittedly finds every post-shift debrief awkward and gives his usual bland assessment (“You are right on track”) and cursory feedback (“Continue reading around cases”). Later that evening, Dr. Wu thinks about the interaction and feels a bit guilty. He wonders how he might be able …

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CAEP FEI | Beyond the PowerPoint Lecture

In Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Isabelle OuelletLeave a Comment

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 GeMES | POCUS Learning Curve

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Kristen WeersinkLeave a Comment

Geoff is a first year Emergency Medicine resident on his ultrasound rotation. Over the course of four weeks, he takes big steps in gaining competency in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Most of the scans he finds quite easy. However, Geoff finds the obstetrical scans particularly tricky, especially given the high implications of misinterpreted scans when ruling out ectopic pregnancy. He feels it somewhat counterintuitive that obstetrical area asks for the same number of scans compared …

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Want to be a (simulation) Olympian?

In Editorial, Education & Quality Improvement, Featured by Erin BrennanLeave a Comment

A five year-old boy is brought into your resuscitation bay by EMS after falling out of a motor-boat in the frigid waters of the St Lawrence river.  CPR was started at the scene and when he arrives he has regained a pulse but is hypotensive with a decreased level of consciousness.  Your heart races as you assemble your team and divide up responsibilities – “we need an airway assessment, vascular access, get him …

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CAEP FEI | Interdisciplinary Staff Simulation

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Catherine PatockaLeave a Comment

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 KhanLeave a Comment

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 …