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Top 10 ALiEM Clinical Posts in 2018

Happy 2019 from the ALiEM team. We have published so many posts this year that you may have missed a few. Did you at least catch the top 10 ALiEM clinical posts in 2018? These are the most-viewed posts in the past calendar year. From can’t-miss ECGs, to common splint techniques, and new strategies for managing alcohol withdrawal [...]

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Teaming Tips Case 4: Team Collaboration | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to feel unprepared for these roles, and there are many pitfalls waiting to sabotage your team’s productivity. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator has created a series of 10 case-based teaming problems [...]

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Algorithm for ED Evaluation and Management of Pediatric UTI

When should urinary tract infections (UTI) be included in the differential diagnosis for febrile infants and young children? The EM Committee on Quality Transformation in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) thoughtfully outlines a clinical algorithm to help guide clinicians towards a standardized, evidence-based approach. Thanks to the expert content team (Drs. Shabnam Jain, Anne [...]

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Dr. Krusen named founding director of occupational therapy education

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations | January 09, 2019 Nancy Krusen, Ph.D., founding director of occupational therapy education, in the College of Allied Health Professions, didn’t have far to look to find her profession. You might say she inherited it. Both of her parents were physiatrists — physicians that specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (UNMC created a PM&R department, then a PM&R residency... Continue Reading

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Forty Years of Learning Something New Daily

By Joe Evans, Nebraska Medicine | September 25, 2018 What do you want to be when you grow up? It is the question we were all confronted with as we prepared to graduate high school. Like many of us, Karen Keller didn’t know the answer. Fast forward four decades later, and Keller could not be any happier about her career decision being a medical technology... Continue Reading

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The ALiEM Faculty Incubator: Going Further Together

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb The ALiEM Faculty Incubator continues to be an amazing online community of practice for medical educators interested in taking their game to the next level. By helping participants acquire new knowledge and essential tools for scholarship [...]

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Forty Years of Learning Something New Daily

By Joe Evans, Nebraska Medicine | September 25, 2018 What do you want to be when you grow up? It is the question we were all confronted with as we prepared to graduate high school. Like many of us, Karen Keller didn’t know the answer. Fast forward four decades later, and Keller could not be any happier about her career decision being a medical technology... Continue Reading

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IDEA Series Highlights JETem Innovations: A Low Cost Trainer for Neonatal Umbilical Catheterization

The Problem Although umbilical catheterization can be a lifesaving technique in the emergent management of a critically ill neonate, it is performed infrequently in the ED.1 Simulation has emerged as a key teaching modality for residents to gain both proficiency and competency with this important procedure.2,3 Commercially available umbilical catheterization models are available, but costly, and often [...]

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A Message from the UNMC Alumni Association

Congratulations graduates! On behalf of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the College of Allied Health Professions Alumni Council, we welcome you as members into the UNMCAA—a proud group of more than 44,000 alumni from across the country and world. The Alumni Association, in partnership with the University of Nebraska Foundation, have replaced the membership dues program with an annual giving program that promotes... Continue Reading

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Forty Years of Learning Something New Daily

By Joe Evans, Nebraska Medicine | September 25, 2018 What do you want to be when you grow up? It is the question we were all confronted with as we prepared to graduate high school. Like many of us, Karen Keller didn’t know the answer. Fast forward four decades later, and Keller could not be any happier about her career decision being a medical technology... Continue Reading

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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Blue Urine

A bedside urine test for a pesticide is positive as shown in the photo. What pesticide is being detected? Chlorpyrifos Diquat Glyphosate Paraquat Answer: 4 Paraquat – causes urine to turn blue with the urinary dithionite test What is Paraquat? Paraquat is a bipyridal herbicide that is extremely toxic to humans in small amounts. An [...]

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Submit an abstract to give a national talk: Resident Wellness Innovation Plenary Session

On behalf of the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank (WTT), we are thrilled to announce our partnership again with Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM). On May 13, 2019 during the WTT Resident Wellness Day (an EEM preday event featuring acclaimed author Dr. James Dahle of White Coat Investor fame), we also will launch the first-ever Wellness Innovation [...]

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Sign up for the Wellness Think Tank newsletter

Many residencies and departments in medicine have started or are thinking about starting local wellness newsletters and handouts. In an effort to help reduce redundancy and facilitate more global information-sharing , the resident-driven ALiEM Wellness Think Tank has decided to launch our own email-based newsletter series. Periodically, we will send out a short article discussing [...]

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2019-2020 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 Reasons To Get Excited!

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for its FOURTH year! We plan to build on the success of the last 3 years to create the best Faculty Incubator yet. The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 31 at 5 pm EST. Check out 6 reasons to get excited [...]

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Winter Essentials Drive set to run through Dec. 12 at Omaha, Kearney

The Student Ambassadors of the UNMC College of Allied Health Professions are holding a Winter Essentials Drive through Dec. 12 to help homeless and needy populations in Omaha and Kearney. The group is seeking: Clothing for adults and children, including T-shirts, jackets, hoodies, pants, shoes, hats and other apparel; Bedding, such as blankets and sheets; Toiletries, including razors, soaps, toothpaste and deodorant; and Packaged foods,... Continue Reading

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Forty Years of Learning Something New Daily

By Joe Evans, Nebraska Medicine | September 25, 2018 What do you want to be when you grow up? It is the question we were all confronted with as we prepared to graduate high school. Like many of us, Karen Keller didn’t know the answer. Fast forward four decades later, and Keller could not be any happier about her career decision being a medical technology... Continue Reading

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PT faculty member interviewed for PT in Motion article

PT faculty member, Patricia (Pat) Hageman, PhD, is cited in a December 2018 publication, PT in Motion. The article highlighted an exchange of views between the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) “Emerging Leader” awardees and members of the Association’s highest membership category called the Catherine Worthingham Fellows (FAPTA). Hageman, a FAPTA, commented that some of the best advice she received in her career was to... Continue Reading

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Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 2): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

The ALiEM Team is delighted to announce yet another eBook publication: the second volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a labor of love written by the 2017-18 Faculty Incubator class. We are very proud of all our Faculty Incubator alumni who made this happen. Their hard work has been compiled in this [...]

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SAEM Research Learning Series Podcast: Writing Specific Aims for a Grant

In this installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. Michael Puskarich (Associate Professor and Research Director at Hennepin Medical Center), who is an accomplished researcher [Google Scholar citations] on the metabolic response of humans to severe sepsis. This podcast takes a deep dive into the topic of [...]

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ALiEM AIR Acute Coronary Syndrome Module

Welcome to the Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to ACS emergencies. 13 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of July 2018) met our standard of online excellence and were curated [...]

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Case of a Lethargic Child: Developing a Differential Diagnosis

A 2-year-old previously healthy boy presents to the emergency department (ED) acting sleepier than usual. Yesterday, he was in his usual state of health, but this morning he didn’t wake up at his usual time of 6 am. When his father went to his room at 7 am, the child was lying in bed. He [...]

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How to Cite Podcasts, Videos, and Blogs in a Publication

As medical education podcasts, videos, and blogs continue to grow in popularity it is crucial that we cite them correctly in traditional publications, specifically journal articles and textbook chapters. In a previous blog post, I described a format for citing these works on a CV. The American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style is in [...]

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What’s it like to have triplets and teach? PA faculty Jannelle Reynolds shares her story

Submitted by Jannelle Reynolds: In case anyone hasn’t heard, my husband, Travis, and I had triplet babies on July 31st. We have two identical boys named Austin and Zeke and a girl named Evie. The whole experience has been a whirlwind of emotions and changed our lives in ways that were impossible to prepare or plan for. Luckily, all were born healthy. Though born premature... Continue Reading

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Forty Years of Learning Something New Daily

By Joe Evans, Nebraska Medicine | September 25, 2018 What do you want to be when you grow up? It is the question we were all confronted with as we prepared to graduate high school. Like many of us, Karen Keller didn’t know the answer. Fast forward four decades later, and Keller could not be any happier about her career decision being a medical technology... Continue Reading

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Teaming Tips Case 3: Ineffective Meetings | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role within your department: managing a research team, joining your administration, or spearheading a clinical effort. It is easy to feel unprepared for these roles, and there are many pitfalls waiting to sabotage your team’s productivity. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator has created a series of 10 [...]

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Welcome new faculty: Sara Fisher

Sara Fisher, MS, LCGC, is the new assistant professor and assistant program director for Genetic Counseling. She has been working at UNMC for the last 14 years as a clinical genetic counselor, primarily seeing prenatal patients in the Olson Center for Women’s Health. In her own words: “This new position is a great merge of working with patients half of my time and working with... Continue Reading

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PAs garner grant to improve rural health

Carey Wheelhouse, MSPAS, PA-C, Principal Investigator, and Co-Investigators, Mia Hyde, MPAS, PA-C; Wayne Mathews, MS, PA-C; and Annie Wildermuth, MMS, PA-C, RD, were awarded a pilot grant from the Central State Center for Agricultural Safety. The purpose of their grant, “Improving Agricultural Worker Health and Safety Awareness through Multimodal, Case-Based Physician Assistant Education,” is to improve health outcomes of patients in Midwest agricultural communities through... Continue Reading

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Forty Years of Learning Something New Daily

By Joe Evans, Nebraska Medicine | September 25, 2018 What do you want to be when you grow up? It is the question we were all confronted with as we prepared to graduate high school. Like many of us, Karen Keller didn’t know the answer. Fast forward four decades later, and Keller could not be any happier about her career decision being a medical technology... Continue Reading

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Use of Point-of-care Ultrasound in Tibial Plateau Fractures | Case Presentation

A 70-year-old female with no past medical history was hit by a motor vehicle while crossing the street. She experienced no head strike or loss of consciousness, however she was unable to ambulate at the scene, and upon arrival to the ED, complained of left knee pain. The emergency physician noted moderate swelling on exam [...]

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Hanson, Anderson Berry, and team receive $1.2m for nutrition research with Norway

Corrine Hanson, PhD, PhD, RD, LMNT, FAND, and Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD, (Pediatrics) are part of a collaborative team that received $1.2m in funding from the University Board of the University of Agder in Christensand, Norway to work with the University of Agder to establish a Priority Research Center on Lifecourse Nutrition. Nina Obervy, PhD, at the University of Agder in Norway is the... Continue Reading

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