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IDEA Series: Trapped as a Group, Escape as a Team | Applying Gamification to Team-Building Skills

The Problem Providing high-quality healthcare in the busy, often chaotic world of EM requires teamwork. Team members must overcome varied levels of training, expertise, and conflicting personalities to function as a unit. Effective teamwork and collaboration, particularly in high-stakes, high-acuity environments, can improve patient outcomes and the cost of care.1,2 Although the Accreditation Council of [...]

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Winners of the 2018 ALiEM-EEM Fellowship Contest: Drs. Puja Gopal, Liz Fierro, and Natasha Li

After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Contests! Dr. Puja Gopal from the University of Illinois at Chicago has won the blog post competition. Her winning post, selected by a blinded EEM voting panel, highlights a mnemonic for taking care of patients [...]

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Intravenous lidocaine for renal colic

Pain management in the ED has become a balancing act. EPs must continually balance adequate pain management with the risks of opioids prescribing. As providers reach into their pain management toolbox it is always nice to have as many options as possible because one size does not fit all. Specifically for the management of acute [...]

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PEM Pearls: Pediatric Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Access

Pediatric patients are not just little adults. Placing peripheral IVs in young patients can be challenging and comes with its own set of challenges. Presented are some basic and advanced tips to maximize success in establishing peripheral IV access in pediatric patients using ultrasonography. Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Tips https://youtu.be/LcDIJisIMis The Bottom Line Supplies: Collect [...]

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Ultrasound For The Win! Case – 64M with Fever and Scrotal Pain #US4TW

Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the management or aided in the diagnosis. In this case, a 64-year-old man presents with acute onset scrotal pain and fever. Learning Objectives List the differential [...]

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Welcome new faculty: Lea Lambing

Instructor Lea Lambing, BS, RT(R), RDMS, recently joined our Diagnostic Medical Sonography faculty in Kearney. Here’s more about Lea in her own words: “I’m originally from Wood River, Nebraska. I attended Doane College, in Crete, and pursued a BA in English with the intent to enter higher education. Halfway through my undergraduate career, I was inspired to enter the medical field. I attended UNMC for... Continue Reading

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Students connect with State Senators

Submitted by Pat Hageman, PT, PhD, FAPTA On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 57 representatives from UNMC’s doctor of physical therapy (DPT) Class of 2019 joined UNMC faculty in attending a Legislative Day Breakfast, hosted by the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA), as part of an experiential learning opportunity in their Practice Management course. Based upon their hometown and current residences, UNMC students represented over 25... Continue Reading

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High school students get a taste of imaging activities

What’s a fun and engaging way to interest young people in the health professions? Last Friday, faculty in the Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences, Kim Michael, Kate Wampler, and Tanya Custer, led an activity for the High School Alliance students using the Anatomage table and patient case studies. “This is part of a new course that Kim and I are offering to the... Continue Reading

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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Technologically-Challenged Academic

Welcome to season 5, episode 4 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma) is pleased to welcome you to our online community of practice where we discuss the practice of academic medicine! This month, we present a case of a budding clinician-scientist [...]

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Infographic: Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose

Calcium channel blocker overdose can produce a deadly toxidrome that requires rapid recognition and intervention. Dr. Joshua C. Feblowitz, a PGY-3 EM resident at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, created a high-yield infographic on the symptoms and management of  this important toxidrome!   Voting closes January [...]

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Infographic: Pocket PEM

Pediatric Emergency Medicine can be intimidating for even some of the most seasoned providers, but Drs. Liz Fierro and Natasha Li (both PEM Fellows at Loma Linda University Health) have you covered! Their interactive infographic, Pocket PEM, reminds readers of some core PEM content, including pediatric fever, bronchiolitis, and the crashing neonate. Voting closes January 27 [...]

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Infographic: Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a true orthopedic emergency, and if you don’t consider it in your differential diagnosis, it can be missed easily! Dr. Katelyn Hanson, a combined EM-IM resident at Jefferson Health, packs the presenting symptoms, causes, and definitions into this flashy infographic.  Voting closes January 27 at 5 pm PST! Review the other semifinalists [...]

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Holly Zimmerman to lead genetic counseling master’s program

When Holly Zimmerman was an undergraduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi, she took a genetics class in her sophomore year. Little did she know it then, that class would provide the impetus for a career that would make her, for a time, the only genetic counselor in the state of Mississippi, and now, a decade later, the founding director of the new UNMC... Continue Reading

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Prochlorperazine, Metoclopramide, and Diphenhydramine for Acute Migraine Headache

The 2016 American Headache Society (AHS) released recommendations on managing adults with acute migraine headaches.1 In the November 2016 EM:RAP LIN Sessions podcast episode that I recorded, I realized that I overgeneralized several statements about anti-dopaminergic agents and the use of concurrent diphenhydramine for akathisia risk reduction. So I wanted to clarify things and share [...]

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Trick of the Trade: Fishhook Removal Techniques

Penetrating fishhook injuries can be a common occurrence during the warm weather months. Initially, it is important to evaluate what type of fishhook was being used. How many and where are the barbs? What shape is it (treble hook, single hook)? The physical examination requires a thorough neurovascular exam and, if penetration depth is difficult [...]

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I am Dr. Jennifer Stahl, EM and Critical Care Physician: How I Stay Healthy in EM

Dr. Jennifer Stahl is an emergency and critical care physician from North Carolina. Despite juggling busy ED and ICU schedules, Dr. Stahl finds ways to stay active and spend time with her family and friends. From eating well, to practicing reflection and mindfulness, Dr. Stahl has more than a few tips on wellness. Here’s how [...]

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2018-2019 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 Reasons To Get Excited!

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for its THIRD year! We plan to build on the success of the last 2 years to create the best Faculty Incubator yet. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 18 at 5 pm EST. Check out 6 reasons to get excited [...]

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Free ALiEMU Course: In-Training Exam Prep with 250 Practice Questions

We are thrilled to launch the ALiEMU In-Training Exam Prep Course! These 250 multiple-choice questions derive from the ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep Book, a project launched from the 2016-17 Chief Resident Incubator. Led initially by editors Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Dorothy Habrat, Dr. Margaret Sheehy, Dr. Samuel Zidovetsky, and Dr. Adaira Chou in the first edition, we are [...]

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Impact in Education: Tanya Custer and Kim Michael

Kim Michael, associate professor and program director in diagnostic medical sonography, and Tanya Custer, assistant professor in medical imaging and therapeutic sciences, are two of the recipients of the Office of Academic Affairs 2017 Impact in Education Awards. They will receive the Innovative Practices in Education Award. Read full article in UNMC Today>>

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Mathews presents to Nebraska One Health stakeholders

Wayne Mathews, associate professor and associate director in the UNMC Division of Physician Assistant Education recently gave a presentation to Nebraska One Health. The group is an interprofessional assembly of several Nebraska organizations and research institutions all promoting the health of Nebraskans. In his talk, “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance: A Review and Preliminary Report,” Wayne addressed the connection between using antibiotics for... Continue Reading

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Siu and Chien – superstar finalists

Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu, PhD, associate professor in the UNMC Division of Physical Therapy Education and director of the Chinese MS-DPT program, and Jung Hung (JC) Chien, PhD, post-doctoral research associate were selected recently as finalists at the Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) superstar competition. “We pitched our research idea at the annual IDeA-CTR meeting in October and were honored to be among... Continue Reading

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PEM Pearls: Pediatric Lung Ultrasound for Diagnosing Pneumonia | The Wave of the Future

The standard for diagnosing pneumonia is a combination of the clinical history, physical examination, and chest x-ray (CXR) findings. However, lung ultrasound (US) has been shown to be a reasonable alternative to CXR in children, and may be an appropriate alternative diagnostic imaging modality in the Emergency Department (ED). Technique Probe: High resolution linear probe [...]

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60 Second Soapbox: Autoimmune Disease, Ultrasound Teaching, 3rd Nerve Palsy

It’s time for another installment of 60 Second Soapbox! Each episode, 1 lucky individual gets exactly 1 minute to present their rant-of-choice to the world. Any topic is on the table – clinical, academic, economic, or whatever else may interest an EM-centric audience. We carefully remix your audio to add an extra splash of drama and [...]

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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Toxic “Weed”

A patient presents to the ED after eating seeds from a plant to “get high.” What toxidrome is expected after ingesting these seeds? Antimuscarinic Cholinergic Nicotinic Opioid Sympathomimetic Antimuscarinic Toxidrome This plant is Datura Stramonium, and some common names are jimsonweed, stink weed, locoweed, thornapple, and devil’s trumpet. The plant is a member of [...]

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Medical nutrition tapped as demonstration program

The UNMC College of Allied Health Professions master of medical nutrition (MMN) program will be one of approximately 20 programs in the country that will serve as a first cohort demonstration site for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The college will serve as a site for ACEND’s Graduate Degree Program Future Education Model Accreditation Standards. CAHP Dean Kyle Meyer, Ph.D., called... Continue Reading

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Karen Honeycutt named Educator Laureate for 2017

Karen Honeycutt, associate professor and program director in the UNMC Division of Medical Laboratory Science in the College of Allied Health Professions, has been named UNMC’s 2017 Varner Educator Laureate. She will be honored, along with six fellow faculty members, at the Academic Affairs Impact in Education Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the Durham Research Center Auditorium. Read full article in... Continue Reading

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Tanya Custer receives ASRT Foundation funding

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists Foundation has funded a research project by Tanya Custer, assistant professor and distance education coordinator for the UNMC Department of Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences in the College of Allied Health Professions. Custer’s study will evaluate the role of e-modules in imaging science curricula at three academic medical centers. The study will seek to determine if case-based e-modules improve... Continue Reading

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College of Allied Health Professions honored at WELLCOM Awards

The UNMC College of Allied Health Professions was awarded first place in the Small Business Corporate Team Award for the 2107 Trek Up the Tower at the WELLCOM annual awards luncheon in November. The luncheon recognized more than 30 of the Midlands’ healthiest companies. WELLCOM has partnered with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association in recognizing organizations who achieved excellence at the... Continue Reading

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Strategies for Surviving the IV Fluid Shortage: Antibiotic IV to PO Conversions & First Dose via IV Push

Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico almost 3 months ago, destroying factories that manufacture and distribute medications and related supplies. Healthcare facilities across the nation are now experiencing a critical shortage of small-volume intravenous (IV) fluids, which impacts the supply of IV antimicrobials. With no end in sight, ED providers can protect the quality of patient [...]

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UNMC e-modules expanding to national audience

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations | September 18, 2017 In 2015, Tanya Custer and Kim Michael of the College of Allied Health Professions helped a sonography student develop an e-module as part of the first cohort of student e-learning projects through the Academic Affairs E-Learning Program. They came away inspired. Nearly two years later, Michael, the program director of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Education and... Continue Reading

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