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Guideline Review: EAST Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury

Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury (BCVI) can be difficult to diagnose and potentially devastating to miss because of the risk of a potential ischemic stroke. The most recent (2010) Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) guidelines reviewed 68 journal publications to create the following recommendations based on the best available evidence.1 We summarize the imaging [...]

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Teaming Tips Case 5: The Reluctant Collaborator | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. 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 case-based teaming problems [...]

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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

The following ultrasound video was obtained in a hypotensive 23 year-old man with a history of drug abuse. What drug of abuse when used chronically is most likely to lead to this ultrasound finding in an otherwise healthy patient? Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)CannabisPsilocybinCocaineOpioids 4. Cocaine This patient was diagnosed with cocaine-induced cardiomyopathy. [...]

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Webster to be inducted as AEIRS Fellow

Tammy Webster, PhD, MPA, RT(R)(M), director of radiography, CVIT, and the CT practicum, was selected for elevation to Fellow status for the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS). She will be inducted as an AEIRS Fellow during the Honors Ceremony at the upcoming Annual Meeting in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Congratulations, Dr. Webster!

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35 jars of peanut butter collected for the UNO food pantry

Great things happen when we bounce ideas around during wellness walks! For staff members Tammy O’Donnell, Cindy Skarda, and Kim Corum, inspiration came during a walk as they discussed an article in UNMC Today about how the UNO food pantry is available to UNMC students. They thought it would be nice to start a collection drive for the pantry. The CAHP Wellness Committee agreed and... Continue Reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Join the 2019-20 Chief Resident Incubator

The ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator (“CRincubator”) launches its fifth class today. Every year’s class has a unique personality with wide-reaching projects. But all the chief residents share consistent characteristics – a deep dedication to resident education and wellness, a growth-minded approach to learning, and a desire for ongoing professional development. Are you an incoming chief [...]

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College of Allied Health Professions maintains dominance at Trek Up the Tower

Our CAHP Trek Up the Tower Team won this year’s Small Business Corporate Division for the third year in a row. Top finishers for the team included Kevin Howard, Jeremy Boldt, Anne Wildermuth and Melissa Dorr, who carried the team with an average time of 7:50 minutes (the team time – and therefore place – is determined by the top four times – top two... Continue Reading

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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

The following ultrasound video was obtained in a hypotensive 23 year-old man with a history of drug abuse. What drug of abuse when used chronically is most likely to lead to this ultrasound finding in an otherwise healthy patient? Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)CannabisPsilocybinCocaineOpioids 4. Cocaine This patient was diagnosed with cocaine-induced cardiomyopathy. [...]

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IDEA Series: A Workshop to Reflect on Personal Resilience

The Problem Burnout is a well-known syndrome characterized by poor self-care, dehumanization, exhaustion, and reduced effectiveness. The study of wellness and resilience among emergency medicine (EM) providers and trainees has recently blossomed, largely as a consequence of recent tragedies of physician suicide, provider distress, and an increased awareness the impact burnout has on both personal and [...]

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Distinguished scientist: Corrine Hanson, Ph.D.

Corri Hanson, PhD, associate professor and associate program director in medical nutrition education, has been named a 2018 UNMC Distinguished Scientist. This award recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years. If you look at the long list of publications on her bio page, you’ll know she deserves this recognition! Read the full article about Corri’s... Continue Reading

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Welcome new staff: Perris Scott

Perris Scott, BA, is the new administrative associate in the CAHP dean’s office and in the Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences. Perris spent about 15 years in the Air Force on Active Duty and currently serves in the Air National Guard out of Lincoln, NE. She’s been stationed in England, Japan, and Afghanistan. Here’s more about Perris in her own words: “I have... Continue Reading

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CAHP CAPTURE Falls Program Receives National Exposure

Good work doesn’t go unnoticed. Our CAHP CAPTURE Falls team, led by Dawn Venema, PT, PhD, Anne Skinner, MS, RHIA, and Vicki Kennel, PhD, recently received recognition for their work to implement the safe practice of inpatient fall risk reduction. Their project, CAPTURE Falls, which stands for Collaboration And Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce (CAPTURE) Falls, was recently promoted on the national HRET HIIN listserv... Continue Reading

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Dr. Krusen named founding director of occupational therapy education

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations | January 09, 2019 Nancy Krusen, Ph.D., founding director of occupational therapy education, in the College of Allied Health Professions, didn’t have far to look to find her profession. You might say she inherited it. Both of her parents were physiatrists — physicians that specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (UNMC created a PM&R department, then a PM&R residency... Continue Reading

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End-Tidal CO2 in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

End-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) monitoring is a measure of metabolism, perfusion, and ventilation. In the ED, we typically think of a EtCO2 as a marker of perfusion and ventilation. However, EtCO2 is an extremely powerful surrogate for endotracheal tube (ETT) Position, CPR Quality, Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), Strategies for treatment, and Termination (of CPR). Do [...]

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The 4 T’s of Postpartum Hemorrhage

A 28-year-old G4P3 at 41 weeks presents to the ED via EMS. She is in active labor. On exam, a neonatal head is visible. Two minutes later, you deliver a healthy vigorous baby boy and hand him to your colleague. You notice persistent bleeding from her vaginal canal. Her tachycardia climbs to 110 bpm and [...]

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ALiEM AIR Non-ACS Cardiovascular Module

Welcome to the Non-ACS Cardiovascular 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 non-acs cardiovascular emergencies. 5 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of September 2018) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved [...]

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IDEA Series: A Low-fidelity Simulation Workshop for Teaching Cricothyroidotomy

The Problem Cricothyroidotomy is an emergency life-saving procedure that involves surgical placement of a tube through the cricothyroid membrane in order to establish a patent airway for oxygenation and ventilation. The indications for this procedure are when traditional means, such as orotracheal or nasotracheal intubation, are contraindicated or have failed during attempts to establish an [...]

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Radiography student, Logan Teten, receives ASAHP scholarship

Logan Teten, 2nd year student in our radiography program, was one of only three 2018 recipients of a $2,500 scholarship from the ASAHP Midwest Deans Association. He was the only recipient in the undergraduate program category (they give three scholarships annually – one to a student in an undergraduate program, two to students in programs at the graduate level). Logan, son of Kurt and Dixie... Continue Reading

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UNMC’s Genetic Counseling program receives accreditation

By Holly Zimmerman, MS, CGC, program director for genetic counseling I literally screamed when I read the email. It said, “The Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling is pleased to grant Accredited New Program status to the genetic counseling program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center effective January 31, 2019.” Our program is a unique partnership between the College of Allied Health Professions, the Munroe-Meyer... Continue Reading

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Dr. Krusen named founding director of occupational therapy education

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations | January 09, 2019 Nancy Krusen, Ph.D., founding director of occupational therapy education, in the College of Allied Health Professions, didn’t have far to look to find her profession. You might say she inherited it. Both of her parents were physiatrists — physicians that specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (UNMC created a PM&R department, then a PM&R residency... Continue Reading

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IDEA Series: A Workshop to Reflect on Personal Resilience

The Problem Burnout is a well-known syndrome characterized by poor self-care, dehumanization, exhaustion, and reduced effectiveness. The study of wellness and resilience among emergency medicine (EM) providers and trainees has recently blossomed, largely as a consequence of recent tragedies of physician suicide, provider distress, and an increased awareness the impact burnout has on both personal and [...]

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PA women place in the Super Bowl 5k

Last Saturday, a few PA faculty and staff teamed up with doctors in the nephrology department to form the Interprofessional team “UNMC Varsity” to run the Super Bowl 5k. Carey Wheelhouse took 2nd place overall in the women’s division. Annie Wildermuth received 2nd place in her age group. Melissa Dorr won first place in the Master’s women’s division and also received an award for being... Continue Reading

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Instagram: The next frontier for ALiEM in digital education

For almost a decade, ALiEM has been on the forefront of digital education in emergency medicine. By leveraging the power of social media, we have been able to provide quality teaching pearls to our learners. Although we have helped to pioneer FOAMEd on Twitter and Facebook, you may have noticed our absence in your Instagram [...]

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Trick of the Trade: Bubble Study for Confirmation of Central Line Placement

The safe placement a central venous catheter (CVC) remains an important part of caring for critically ill patients.1 Over 5 million CVCs are placed each year in the United States. It is crucial to confirm that the central line is placed in the correct position in order to rule out potential complications of the procedure [...]

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Influenza Update: IDSA 2018 Guidelines Reviewed

Symptomatic influenza A and B infections cause worldwide morbidity and mortality every year. Annual vaccination remains the greatest prophylactic measure, but the vaccine is not 100% effective due to mismatch between the circulating and vaccine virus strains. Although most individuals will recover from influenza without incident, some specific patient populations are at high risk for [...]

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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Abnormal Brain Imaging

An 85 year-old man presented with coma after ingestion of a household product. Two key axial views of his brain MRI are shown. Which of the following did he ingest? Apple cider vinegar Bleach Drain cleaner Ethylene glycol Hydrogen peroxide Answer: 5 – hydrogen peroxide Discussion The brain MR images above show evidence of [...]

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IDEA Series-JETem Innovation: A Low Cost Escharotomy Simulation Model for Residency Education

The Problem Emergency Medicine (EM) residents are expected to be familiar with and competent in performing a wide number of procedures, including rare ones such as performing an escharotomy in a patient with severe burns. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of readily available simulation models to facilitate practice of this rare yet potentially life-saving skill. [...]

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Langel promoted to CAHP director of research

We are pleased to announce that Meghan Langel, MPH, has been promoted to the position of Director of Research in the College. Meghan began her career at UNMC as a research assistant in the College of Public Health. Since then she has held progressively responsible research support roles in the College, before assuming the position of research administrator in 2016. With her support, and that... Continue Reading

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Cochran appointed CAHP Assistant Dean at HSEC

Following an extensive stakeholder review process, Teresa Cochran PT, DPT, MA, GCS, FNAP, was appointed CAHP Assistant Dean at the Health Science Education Complex (HSEC) in Kearney, effective in December 2018. Dr. Cochran admirably served in an interim capacity since April. Over that brief time, she continued to advance the work of the faculty at the HSEC, helping to revise important policies, creating the foundation... Continue Reading

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Dr. Krusen named founding director of occupational therapy education

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations | January 09, 2019 Nancy Krusen, Ph.D., founding director of occupational therapy education, in the College of Allied Health Professions, didn’t have far to look to find her profession. You might say she inherited it. Both of her parents were physiatrists — physicians that specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (UNMC created a PM&R department, then a PM&R residency... Continue Reading

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