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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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UNMC-ya later takes 4th in marathon relay

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Kevin Howard, Melissa Dorr, Jon Kilstrom, Carey Wheelhouse,  and Carey’s husband, Pete, completed the Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon Relay in Iowa. Their team, “UNMC-ya later,” placed 4th out of 19 relay teams with a finish time of 3:44:59. Their per mile pace was 8:36.

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TLDR Book Review: “make it stick: The Science of Successful Learning”

Bookstore shelves and Amazon lists are filled with self-help titles that promise to make you a better manager, a better parent, or a better fishmonger. But most of them suffer from the same weakness: 2 pages of good practical advice is padded with 298 pages of filler. Our new column TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) [...]

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IDEA Series: Building a High Fidelity Biosimulation Task Trainer for Resuscitative Hysterotomy

The Problem The peri-mortem cesarean section, rebranded in recent years as the “Resuscitative Hysterotomy”, is a potentially lifesaving procedure for both a pregnant mother and her child. It is both daunting and infrequently performed, necessitating frequent review of indications, techniques, and pitfalls to ensure the best possible outcome for mother and baby. The decision to [...]

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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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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Toxic Mouth Pain

A middle-aged Asian female presents to the emergency department complaining of 2-3 days of mouth pain. She has chewed betel nut for a number of years. Which of the following is true regarding her presentation and management? Debridement should be avoided. Metronidazole is contraindicated due to the potential of a disulfiram-like reaction. Oral secretagogues should [...]

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UNMC PT students team with UNK students to help kids with developmental disabilities

by Vicky Cerino, UNMC public relations | June 07, 2018  Students in the UNMC Physical Therapy Education program in Kearney, along with engineering students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, recently made three children and their families very happy. The students modified children’s electric cars for three girls between the ages of one and three. The project is part of GoBabyGo!, a national program... Continue Reading

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Replace dolutegravir (Tivicay) with raltegravir (Isentress) for post-exposure prophylaxis

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of patients who may have been exposed to HIV includes a combination HIV nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor emtricitabine/tenofovir (Truvada) plus an integrase inhibitor. The CDC initially recommended the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir (Tivicay). However on May 18, 2018, the CDC placed an alert about the neural tube defect risk with dolutegravir.1 How does [...]

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From One Medical Student to Another: 5 Tips for Research Success

One of the most challenging aspects of medical school is the sheer volume of information that must be absorbed in a short period. This can pose a problem for those interested in developing research skills and pursuing an independent project. As colleagues, we know that our inherent curiosity is satisfied by discovering new information as [...]

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SplintER Series: Common ED Splint Techniques | Splint Principles 104

The SplintER series is back with its fourth installment! In this series, we review splinting fundamentals, introduce advanced concepts, and highlight ways to implement these into your next shift. In this post, we summarize some of the most commonly deployed splints in the ED. Peer-reviewed by sports medicine experts (Dr. Kori Hudson and Dr. Anna [...]

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Welcome new staff: Patti Jones

Patti Jones, BA, is the new office associate in the Division of Physical Therapy Education. More about Patti in her own words: “I come to UNMC after spending four years in the business office at the College of Law in Lincoln. I’ve been married to Bob for 36 years. We have three daughters (I believe all three are amazing women, but I’m very biased) who... Continue Reading

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Welcome new staff: Michelle Hawkins

Michelle Hawkins, MS, recently joined the Division of Physical Therapy Education as the clinical education associate. More about Michelle in her own words: “Born and raised in Omaha, I have recently moved back with my two daughters, (and 3 chihuahuas) after living out of state for 17 years. I’m thrilled to be near my extended family again. I also enjoy reading, biking, and shopping.”

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Welcome new staff: Molly Dixon

Molly Dixon, BS, recently joined the CAHP team at the Health Sciences Education Complex in Kearney as Clinical Education Associate in the Physician Assistant program. More about Molly in her own words: “My husband, Pete, and I have been married 20 years and have four children. We live on the family farm near Pleasanton and raise corn, cattle, and kids. Our kids are very active... Continue Reading

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UNMC PT students team with UNK students to help kids with developmental disabilities

by Vicky Cerino, UNMC public relations | June 07, 2018  Students in the UNMC Physical Therapy Education program in Kearney, along with engineering students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, recently made three children and their families very happy. The students modified children’s electric cars for three girls between the ages of one and three. The project is part of GoBabyGo!, a national program... Continue Reading

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ALiEMU AIR Peripheral Vascular Disease Module

Welcome to the Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) 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 PVD emergencies. 2 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of May 2018) met our standard of [...]

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