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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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Trick of the Trade: Topical Treatment of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

A 23-year-old female with no past medical history presents to the ED for the 4th time this month complaining of severe “10-out-of-10” abdominal pain, nausea, and intractable vomiting. She denies alcohol use, but reports she has smoked at least 1 marijuana “bud” daily for the last 3 years. In an attempt to relieve her symptoms, [...]

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IDEA Series: Using Gamification to Reinforce Toxicology

The Problem Early recognition of a patient presenting with a toxidrome is essential to providing high-quality emergency care. Learners are often first exposed to this topic, however, in one comprehensive grouping, which makes it challenging to learn the nuances that distinguish one toxidrome from another. Both learners and experienced clinicians alike often employ rote memorization [...]

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10 Tips to Minimize Error at ED Sign-Out Rounds

Patient handoff at sign-out rounds is a high-risk period for clinical oversights and errors. The key to minimize this is to have a clear strategy. This means being precise yet concise, methodical, and forward-thinking in your presentation to the oncoming clinician and team. There are various tools like I-PASS1 to frame your script, but the [...]

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SplintER Series: Splint Application Principles 102

The SplintER Series is back with its second installment! In the first post, Splint 101, we discussed the indications and relative contraindications to splinting. In this post, we focus on the materials used in splinting and some key steps in splint application. Learning Objectives List the materials that are required to place a splint. Be [...]

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Welcome new faculty: Holly Zimmerman

Holly Zimmerman, MS, CGC, recently joined the College of Allied Health Professions as an Assistant Professor and inaugural director of the Genetic Counseling program planned to accept its first class in fall of 2019. Holly earned her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of South Carolina in 2007. Originally from Mississippi, she has spent the last ten years at the University of... Continue Reading

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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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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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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Drug-Induced QT Prolongation

Which over-the-counter medication can be associated with these EKG findings in overdose? Aspirin Guaifenesin Loperamide Pseudoephedrine Senna Loperamide and QT Prolongation Recently, there have been increasing cases of cardiotoxicity associated with high-dose loperamide ingestion.1 This EKG is from a patient who was taking handfuls of loperamide on a daily basis to combat the effects [...]

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PA program launches drive to help homeless veterans

The College of Allied Health Professions’ Physician Assistant Program is asking for donations of basic hygiene items, including toiletries, such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant, and seasonal clothing, such as hats, glove, mittens and scarves. The donations can be dropped off at a bin on the fourth floor of Bennett Hall, or departments can coordinate collections and contact Fran Higgins to pick up... Continue Reading

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Michael honored with fellowship

The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) inducted Kimberly Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS, as SDMS Fellow. Fellow designation is the highest honor the Society can bestow on a member. An SDMS Fellow exhibits professional qualities and attributes by contributing to the advancement of sonography and supporting the SDMS. Kyle Meyer, PhD, dean of the CAHP said, “The College is extraordinarily proud of Kim’s... Continue Reading

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Hanson and Anderson Berry publish important findings, impact lives of preemies

  PLOS One, a leading peer-reviewed journal, published a study by co-principal investigators Corrine Hanson, PhD, associate professor in our medical nutrition education program and Ann Anderson Berry, MD, associate professor in UNMC’s division of newborn medicine. Their study means premature babies will receive twice the previously recommended dose of vitamin D, now. “This finding will clearly have a major impact on the health of... Continue Reading

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Welcome new faculty: Amanda Stastny

Amanda Stastny, MLS(ASCP)CM, MBCM, recently joined our Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) faculty. She graduated from our MLS program in 2014 and since then has been working in medical microbiology at Nebraska Medicine. “I have strong interests in technology, microscopy, and active learning, so I’m excited to begin working on the microscopy imaging project for the MLS department!” she said. “My significant other, Dan, and I... Continue Reading

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PA faculty and staff volunteered at Open Door Mission

With an eye for service to community, our physician assistant education faculty and staff spent a day volunteering at Open Door Mission last week. They organized and recorded prescription medications of residents and clients, and restocked and organized donated health care materials in the storeroom. PA program director, Michael Huckabee, PhD, said, “It was an amazing day seeing all that Open Door Mission is providing... Continue Reading

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