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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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Clinical Question: Are ESR and CRP useful tests when evaluating an adult patient with potential septic arthritis?

In Clinical Questions, Medical Concepts by Aaron Sobkowicz1 Comment

Monoarthropathies are common and carry a broad differential including infection, trauma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or crystal arthropathies.1–3 Of these, the can’t miss diagnosis is septic arthritis, as delayed treatment can cause irreversible joint destruction with a fatality rate up to 11% if not treated.4  Yikes. The Patient You are working in minor treatment and a 70-year-old gentleman presents with pain in his left knee that has been worsening over the past week.  It …