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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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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: Utilizing On-Shift Shared Google Docs as an Interactive Digital Whiteboard

The Problem Despite the importance of on-shift teaching, finding an effective and efficient method can be challenging when juggling the multiple simultaneous demands of the emergency department. Various EM educators have recently shared their innovative methods for on-shift teaching. Dr. Amal Mattu has championed the #WhiteboardTeaching movement on Twitter, and Drs. Michelle Lin and Rob [...]

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Teaming Tips Case 2: Resistance to Change | 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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Celebrating #PAWeek: The future of ultrasound in PA education

More from our Physician Assistant (PA) students, in celebration of National PA Week: Ultrasound is a medical tool that uses high frequency sound waves to provide real-time images to the provider. It is a technique used in the treatment and diagnosis of several conditions because it is able to give health care professionals insight into problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without making any incisions.... Continue Reading

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Celebrating PA Week: The History of the Physician Assistant Profession

In honor of National Physician Assistant Week, some of our PA students put together some information. They kick it off with a bit of history. With a lack of Primary Care providers, healthcare was not very accessible in the 1960’s. The solution was the creation of the Physician Assistant profession. It all began with Dr. Amos Johnson and Henry Lee “Buddy” Treadwell in Garland, North... 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 1: Project Leadership Pyramid | 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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PECARN Study: Accuracy of Urinalysis for Febrile Infants ≤60 Days Old

The reported accuracy of the urinalysis (UA) for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTI) is febrile infants ≤ 60 days has been widely variable. Some guidelines specifically exclude these patients due to this variability or recommend urine culture as the primary test.1 Accuracy of the Urinalysis for Urinary Tract Infections in Febrile Infants 60 Days and [...]

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CAHP faculty inducted into Interprofessional Academy of Educators

Three CAHP faculty, Tammy Webster, PhD, MPA, RT(R)(M), Sara Bills, PT, DPT, GCS, and Anne Wildermuth, MMS, PA-C, RD, were inducted into the Interprofessional Academy of Educators (IAE). The new member induction ceremony and reception took place on September 13, 2018 on the UNMC campus. The IAE, an organization by educators for educators, is a community of more than 90 educators from across UNMC’s campuses, representing... 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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Medical Nutrition receives approval for demonstration program

Medical Nutrition received the formal approval for their Future Education Model Graduate Degree (FG) Program. In December, UNMC Today ran a detailed story about the program and now it’s official. Said CAHP dean Kyle Meyer, PhD, “Their strategic vision of the medical nutrition faculty to develop the new professional master’s program and their diligence in preparing the application for the FG program, after having just... Continue Reading

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Resuscitation of a Drowning Victim: A Review

Drowning cases peak this time of year and represent a leading cause of mortality in children. For example, drowning represents the leading cause of death in boys ages 5-14 years old, and worldwide, there are 500,000 annual deaths from drowning.1 Hypoxic injury and subsequent respiratory failure represent the primary causes of morbidity and mortality. Although [...]

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Ultrasound For The Win! – 57F with Chest Pain and Dyspnea #US4TW

Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the management of a patient’s care or aided in the diagnosis. In this case, a 57-year-old woman presents with chest pain and dyspnea. Learning Objectives List [...]

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ALiEMU AIR Obstetrics and Gynecology Module

Welcome to the Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to Ob/Gyn emergencies. 10 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of July 2018) met our standard of online [...]

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Ultrasound guided peripheral IV: It’s time to clean up our act

Have you ever performed a procedure, when suddenly, you are overcome by a sinking feeling that something just is not right? A mix of fear, guilt, and anger: Fear that you endangered a patient, guilt that you missed an important step in the procedure, and anger at yourself for being careless. The oath we take [...]

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5 Tips to Developing the Daily Habit of Writing in Academia

As newly-minted education fellows, we are expected to be productive writers, and we wanted to share what we’ve learned so far about developing the daily habit – yes, habit! – of writing. For some people, writing seems easy. But not everyone can write non-stop, like they’re running out of time. Writing productively is an important [...]

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Trick of the Trade: Hair tourniquet removal using depilatory cream

A hair tourniquet occurs when a strand of hair coils around a patient’s appendage. It can cause damage to the skin, nerves, or affect blood supply. It is more common in infants as their skin appendages are small which allows for hair or thread to trap inside. Because in some cases these pediatric patients can present [...]

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