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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Exotic Viper Envenomation

A man was bitten twice on the dorsal radial aspect of his right hand while feeding his pet West African Bush Viper. The patient immediately tied multiple tourniquets around his right arm before presenting to the emergency department. During examination he is complaining of swelling and severe pain in his right upper extremity, but has [...]

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PEM Pearls: Search & Rescue of Ear Foreign Bodies – Picking the Right Tool

While ear foreign bodies can happen at any age, the majority occur in children less than 7 years of age.1 The younger the patient, the less likely they are cooperative with the exam and, therefore, the less chance of successful foreign body removal. The first attempt at removal is the best, so it is important to make it count. [...]

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2016-17 Faculty Incubator Year End Report: An incredible inaugural year

In 2016, we launched a little experiment in faculty development with an elite group of junior and mid-career faculty members from North and South America. Twelve months later, we are happy to report that we all survived… and thrived! It’s been one heck of a year! Read about what we did in our 2016-17 Faculty Incubator [...]

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Real heroes of medical education

The Omaha World Herald recently ran an editorial, Real heroes of medical education, written by Wayne Mathews, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, associate program director in physician assistant (PA) education. In it, Mathews described the extraordinary value to students in health professions of simulation patients and anatomical donors. Those heroes generally go unrecognized, but not so last week. Michael Huckabee, PhD, PA-C, director of the PA program,... Continue Reading

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Busy weekend of awards for MITS students and faculty

Submitted by Tanya Custer As in past years, the 86th Annual Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technology Annual Conference in Kearney, NE, was very successful for our Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences (MITS) students and faculty. Photos on Flickr>> Tanya Custer, Christina Gregg, Ellie Miller, Kim Michael, Tammy Webster, Stephanie Vas, Jim Temme, Greg Karst, PhD, Russell Buzalko, PhD, along with all of the senior radiography... Continue Reading

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Welcome new staff: Elizabeth Stout

Liz Stout, MBA, recently joined the CAHP staff in Kearney at the Health Science Education Complex as education program/admissions coordinator. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Midland Lutheran College (now Midland University) in 2006 and a Master of Business Administration degree from UNK in 2009. Heres’ more about Liz in her own words: “Before joining CAHP, I worked as Assistant Director of... Continue Reading

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2017 Annual CAHP Awards Ceremony and Forum

The annual College of Allied Health Professions Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 1:05 p.m. to 2:00 p.m in MSC 3002. Dawn Venema, PT, PhD, assistant professor in physical therapy education, and Ben Greenfield, MPS, LP, CCP, adjunct assistant professor in clinical perfusion education, will be honored for Excellence in Teaching. Nominees for this award must have a faculty appointment... Continue Reading

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Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future – 2017 Alumni Reunion

Register now for the 2017 UNMC College of Allied Health Professions Alumni Reunion, Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Omaha. It’s our sapphire anniversary, as the College (formerly a School) is celebrating 45 years. The reunion theme, Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future, pays homage to that. Please consider joining your fellow alumni for exciting reunion activities, including: Continuing Education CAHP Program Open Houses Evening reception... Continue Reading

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Honoring Linda J. Flowers

We hope you are planning to participate in the American Heart Association Heart Walk, May 13. Please consider walking and/or donating to the Heart Walk in honor of Linda Flowers. Linda, who retired from UNMC EVS two years ago, worked in Swanson Hall when our CAHP offices were there and moved to Bennett Hall with us after the renovation. Sadly, she recently was taken by... Continue Reading

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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Suicide plant

The seeds of the Suicide Plant, when ingested, may result in significant toxicity, including the ECG findings shown. Which kind of toxicity does it cause? Anticholinergic poisoning Cardiac glycoside poisoning Cardiac sodium channel blockade Cholinergic poisoning Nicotinic poisoning ECG Findings   The “Suicide Tree” (Cerbera odollam), also known as “pong pong,” is related to [...]

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EM Match Advice Series: Advice for the Non-EM Resident Applying To EM

Match season came to a close last month – and with that, some 17,000 U.S. medical school seniors earned a PGY-1 position. Most will go on to complete these programs and have happy, successful careers in their chosen specialty. But for a small number, second thoughts will creep in during residency. Maybe a life event changes [...]

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The Post-ROSC Checklist

In emergency medicine, we are so heavily trained in resuscitation that any senior resident could recite the ACLS algorithm to you after being woken up at 3 am. However, the real work begins after the pulse return. Up to two-thirds of patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) will not survive to discharge.1,2 This approach, [...]

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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Lazy Learners – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

The Case of the Lazy Learners outlined a scenario of an emergency attending, Chris, who questions the work-ethic, dedication, and professionalism of his residents after an on-shift teaching interaction. This month, the MEdIC team (Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma), hosted a discussion around this case with insights from the [...]

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Dr. Meyer honored with UNO alumni award

Kyle Meyer, Ph.D., dean of the College of Allied Health Professions, recently was honored with a 2017 University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service. The award is presented to alums who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the public good. “I am honored and humbled, knowing the outstanding reputation of the School of Public Administration... Continue Reading

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Karst uses humor to recruit for Heart Walk

Gregory Karst, PT, PhD, our executive associate dean and CAHP Heart Walk team captain showed fun team spirit in order to recruit walkers. Take a minute, have a laugh, and follow him through downtown Omaha in this short promo video! Afterward, you’ll surely want to help the American Heart Association and join the team!

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Corri Hanson, PhD: Outstanding mentor of graduate students

Corri Hanson Ph.D., the M. Patricia and James W. Leuschen Professor, medical nutrition education in the College of Allied Health Professions, will receive the Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students Award at the April 20 annual faculty meeting. Full article in UNMC Today>> Congratulations, Dr. Hanson!

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Dawn Venema, Ph.D. – Outstanding Teacher

Dawn Venema, Ph.D., assistant professor, physical therapy education, will receive the Outstanding Teacher Award at the April 20 annual faculty meeting. Dawn likes to make learning fun, and her students respond well to that, even in courses like Critical Inquiry. Full article in UNMC Today>> Congratulations, Dr. Venema!

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PEM Pearls: 2017 AAP Section of EM’s Guide to Pediatric Community Acquired Pneumonia

Pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an acute, common, and potentially serious infection of the pulmonary parenchyma in children. In November 2010, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed “The management of community-acquired pneumonia in infants and children older than 3 months of age: clinical practice guidelines by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases [...]

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Beyond the Abstract: Patient video testimonials improve physician interpretation of advance directives and POLST

Over 1,300 physicians across the U.S. were asked to interpret patient preferences for end-of-life care in theoretical cases. Physicians rarely reached consensus about patient preferences when they were given only living wills and POLST documents to interpret. The addition of a patient video testimonial helped physicians make better care decisions that reflected their patients’ wishes. [...]

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Calling all U.S. EM residents: 5 Reasons to Fill out the 2017 National EM Resident Wellness Survey

This week the Wellness Think Tank is launching a resident wellness survey for Emergency Medicine residency training programs across the United States. We want 100% of EM residents to complete this important survey and we need your help! Check out 5 reasons why you should take our survey TODAY, if you are a U.S EM resident! [...]

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Top 5 Reasons to Join the 2017-18 Chief Resident Incubator

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy Every year without exception, a new set of Chief Residents are chosen at each Emergency Medicine program. They are always excited for the position, but hardly prepared for what’s to come. We have now had 2 successful ALiEM Chief Resident Incubators and are extremely [...]

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Trick of the Trade: Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block for Treatment of Primary Headaches

It is thought that the autonomic nervous system is likely involved in migraines and other primary headache disorders given commonly associated symptoms such as nausea, lacrimation, emesis, and rhinorrhea. The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is an extracranial parasympathetic ganglion with both sensory and autonomic fibers. It has therefore been hypothesized that blockade of the sphenopalatine ganglion [...]

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ALiEMU Capsules Module 8: Venous Thromboembolism

We are proud to present Capsules Module 8: Venous Thromboembolism, now published on ALiEMU. Here is a summary of the key points from this outstanding module by Drs. Jill Logan and Doug Gowen. Go to ALiEMU module Summary: Venous Thromboembolism Venous thromboembolisms (VTE) constitute disease states with a wide array of presentations ranging from incidental findings to [...]

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Dr. Bilek gives tips on exercising when diagnosed with cancer

CAHP Associate Dean for Research, Laura Bilek, PT, PhD, presented, “Cancer Survivors: Enhancing Health with Exercise, One Step at a Time,” at the Science Cafe in Kearney on Monday. Survivors frequently ask, “How do I exercise if I don’t feel good?!” Dr. Bilek discussed the specific benefits of exercise for the cancer survivor and offered tips for developing a successful plan to increase physical activity.... Continue Reading

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Welcome new staff: Loralee Amandus

Loralee Amandus recently joined the physician assistant education program as their clinical education data coordinator. She holds an associate’s degree in general studies and is nearly finished with her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Here’s more about Loralee, in her own words: “I’m from Boise Idaho, where I grew up with five brothers. I’ve always been into sports – not only... Continue Reading

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PV Card: Laceration Repair and Sutures – A cheat sheet guide

Laceration repair and suturing are foundational skills for the Emergency Department. This pocket card serves as a quick reference guide for clinicians, and provides a much-needed update and design upgrade from the 2011 PV card on Sutures. This card covers suture/staple removal times, suture sizes, suture material characteristics, special laceration considerations, and suture techniques. PV [...]

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PEM Pearls: Pediatric Sepsis Management – Understanding the Basics

Just as in adults, pediatric sepsis is a complex topic with continued research. In the United States, there are an estimated 75,000 cases per year of pediatric severe sepsis with an in-hospital mortality of 5-10%.1,2 This is one of the deadliest conditions treated in children. In addition, after the Rory Staunton case, New York State passed regulations requiring all hospitals [...]

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AIR Series: Trauma Module (2017)

Welcome to the Trauma 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 procedure content. Below we have listed our selection of the 21 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of September 2016) related to [...]

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Winner of EEM Education Fellowship Contest: Dr. Moises Gallegos

After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Contest as Dr. Moises Gallegos from the Baylor Emergency Medicine residency program. His winning blog post is featured today on the pearls and pitfalls of epistaxis management. We look forward to seeing him in [...]

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Epistaxis Management in the Emergency Department: A Helpful Mnemonic

Epistaxis is a common presentation to the emergency department (ED)1 that can be challenging and time consuming. Knowledge of the pearls, pitfalls, and troubleshooting tips around managing nosebleeds often can be the difference between a frustrating versus straightforward ED stay for patients. Use the EPISTAXIS mnemonic to help you remember these points. Epistaxis Mnemonic E xamine [...]

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