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SplintER Series: Ankle Dislocation | Leg Day #4

Welcome to Leg Day #4 of the SplintER Series! Ankle dislocations are an emergent condition in the Emergency Department (ED) that requires expert-level examination and management. We review the pertinent and subtle sports medicine examination and management techniques that will help you feel in control from time of presentation to disposition.  Bottom Line Closed ankle [...]

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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Fishing in Papa New Guinea

[Click for larger view] Chief Complaint: Right lower extremity injury while spear fishing History of Present Illness: A 33-year-old male went river fishing with a homemade spear and diving mask in Papua New Guinea. He felt sudden pain and tugging to the right lower extremity. He was near shore and grabbed a tree root. [...]

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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Distended Bowels

[Click for larger view] Chief Complaint: Abdominal distention History of Present Illness: A 36-year-old male with a history of cerebral palsy, gastrointestinal dysmotility, epilepsy, hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and insomnia presents to the ED after referral by his family physician for a 3-day history of abdominal distention. Due to the patient’s neurological disorder, he [...]

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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Rash with Blood Pressure Cuff Inflation

[Click for larger view] Chief Complaint: Possible seizure, Left arm rash History of Present Illness: A 29-year-old with a history of migraine headaches, thalassemia of unknown phenotype, and no history of hypertension or epilepsy arrived to the emergency department via ambulance after possible seizure. The patient had nausea and vomiting the morning after a [...]

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UNMC announces dean’s list for spring 2019

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has announced its spring 2019 dean’s list. To qualify for the dean’s list, allied health students must be enrolled for 12 or more hours during the semester and have a grade point average of 3.75 or above. The following is a list of students in the College of Allied Health Professions, their hometowns and the programs in which they... Continue Reading

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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Abnormal ECG

This abnormal ECG would be typical following an overdose on which of the following medications? Amitriptyline Buspirone Citalopram Haloperidol Answer: 1 Amitriptyline TCA Poisoning & ECGs The above shows classic ECG findings seen with tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) poisoning. Cardiac toxicity from TCA is secondary to cardiac sodium (Na+) channel blockade, cardiac potassium (K+) efflux [...]

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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Dysphagia and Dyspnea in a Well Digger

[Click for larger view] Chief Complaint: Pain with swallowing History of Present Illness: A 43-year-old male presented to the emergency department with progressing pain upon swallowing. He described a sensation of food becoming stuck and creating a fullness in his chest. Review of symptoms was positive for dyspnea on exertion worsening over several [...]

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The Leader’s Library: Dare To Lead | Curated Summary of the Discussion

In April 2019, a group of intrepid readers embarked on an adventure together: the debut session of The Leader’s Library, ALiEM’s new career development book club. Learners and instructors from around the world read and discussed Dr. Brené Brown’s newest book, Dare to Lead, on a 5 day journey via Slack. Each day had [...]

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Welcome new staff: Kylie Mattke

Kylie Mattke, BS, is a new Student Services Associate in the CAHP Academic & Student Affairs. In her own words: “For the last four years I was the Transcript Specialist in the Registrar’s Office at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. I completed my undergraduate degree at NWMSU in 2013 and will be finishing my MBA through NWMSU this coming October. I grew up... Continue Reading

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Sanderson elected president of NE Perfusion Society

Scott Sanderson, MPS, CCP, LP, adjunct assistant professor, clinical education coordinator, and staff perfusionist, was elected president of the Nebraska Perfusion Society. He will now serve as the representative for all perfusionists in the state of Nebraska and lead the efforts of the state professional society both from a local and national level. Congratulations, Scott!

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Teaming Tips Case 9: Organizing through Social Platforms | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role within a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical practice. 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 [...]

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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Eating Foraged Wild Mushrooms

What clinical symptoms would be expected after eating a meal made with the pictured foraged wild mushrooms? Bradycardia, urinary incontinence, and bronchospasm Hallucinations Seizures and rhabdomyolysis Skin flushing and palpitations Answer: 3 Seizures and rhabdomyolysis Gyromitrin Poisoning The photo displays false morel mushrooms (Gyromitra esculenta, arrow) mixed in with the intended harvest of true [...]

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Welcome new staff: Sara Karnowski

Sara Karnowski, MA, recently joined the College of Allied Health Professions Academic and Student Affairs’ team as a student services associate. Prior to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, she spent three years as a student service coordinator for the University of Central Missouri working with military connected and dual credit students. UCM is also where she completed her graduate studies in communication. Though a... Continue Reading

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Welcome new PA faculty: Pamela Dickey

Pamela Dickey, MPAS, PA-C, recently joined the CAHP as assistant professor in Physician Assistant Education at our Kearney campus. Pam practiced as a PA in family medicine for almost 20 years, with seven years of emergency medicine experience. In her own words: I enjoyed teaching PA students as a clinical rotation preceptor for the last 12 years and decided to become dedicated full time to... Continue Reading

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SplintER Series: Case of a First Metacarpal Fracture

Click image to enlarge view A 22 year-old male was playing football when he fell, landing on his outstretched left arm with his thumb flexed. He now has pain at the base of his thumb. This AP view of the hand best demonstrates the injury (photo credit). What is this fracture, what [...]

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The Leader’s Library | Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

We proudly introduce ALiEM’s newest series, The Leader’s Library, with Dr. Brené Brown’s newest book, Dare to Lead! Have you ever gotten to work with someone who just “got it?” Someone who inspires greatness in all people with whom s/he worked, seemingly effortlessly, all the while maintaining humility and approachability? What about the converse– [...]

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UNMC Radiography Students are Student Bowl Champions at Annual Conference

MITS Faculty and students had a busy weekend in Kearney at the 88th Annual Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technology Annual Conference, which kicked off with the annual Student Bowl Competition. Sixteen teams competed, each with three radiography students from programs throughout the state. Three UNMC teams participated and all made it to semi-finals. Erin Shannon, McKenna Butler, and Radiel Cardentey-Uranga won the competition and grabbed... Continue Reading

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Construction for Wittson Hall/Wigton Heritage Center to Begin June 3

On the morning of June 3, 2019, construction will begin and the dock, tunnel, and skywalk to University Tower will close until winter of 2020. Skywalks between BTH and WTH, and between MSC and WTH will NOT be closed during construction, though. Please see the Central Campus Construction blog for all details!

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SplintER Series: 2-Minute Knee Exam | Leg Day #3 | MSK Exam Series

Welcome to Leg Day #3 of the SplintER Series! Performing a fast and focused history and physical examination of a patient with an acute knee injury is an important skill that has the potential to be overlooked in our busy Emergency Departments. Our hope is that after reviewing this post and with enough practice you [...]

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Health Insurance 101 for the Emergency Physician

A 28 year-old single man with type I diabetes mellitus presents to your busy Texas emergency department in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This is his third hospitalization for DKA in 5 months. When you ask the patient about his current medication regimen, he admits that he frequently skips doses as a cost-savings measure. He shares [...]

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The Leader’s Library | Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

We proudly introduce ALiEM’s newest series, The Leader’s Library, with Dr. Brené Brown’s newest book, Dare to Lead! Have you ever gotten to work with someone who just “got it?” Someone who inspires greatness in all people with whom s/he worked, seemingly effortlessly, all the while maintaining humility and approachability? What about the converse– [...]

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ALiEM is Growing

You’ve probably noticed by now, but ALiEM is going through some pretty significant changes–especially in the way that the site looks and feels. We’ve shifted the platform that was used to create ALiEM and taking a few minutes to explain why. Let Me Introduce Myself First of all, let me introduce myself. My name [...]

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DIY Ultrasound Model Compendium in Emergency Medicine

As the use of point-of-care ultrasound expands in emergency medicine, phantoms offer an attractive training solution for new learners and continuing education. Unfortunately, commercially available products are expensive and likely cost-prohibitive for individual practitioners to purchase. Luckily, there are a number of quality, low cost do-it-yourself (DIY) models published in journals and on the Internet. [...]

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Teaming Tips Case 8: The Wayward 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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Welcome new staff: Anne Lawlor

Anne Lawlor, BA, recently joined the College as the dean’s administrative associate. Here’s more about Anne in her own words: “I joined UNMC in April, 1999. I have worked in the Chancellor’s Office, Business Services, and Facilities, and I’m excited to be part of CAHP! I graduated from UNL, majoring in Political Science, my emphasis being Public Administration. My husband Bill and I have two... Continue Reading

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Teaming Tips Case 7: Teaming Culture | 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 group’s teaming culture. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator has created a series of 10 case-based teaming [...]

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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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Drs. Cochran and Nickol took interprofessionalism to Washington

Teresa Cochran, DPT, assistant dean for the CAHP at the Health Science Education Complex in Kearney, and Devin Nickol, MD, associate professor in UNMC Internal Medicine, recently led a workshop, Advancing the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice & Policy Research Agenda, at the National Academies of Practice (NAP) conference in Washington, DC. NAP consists of 14 health professions academies that advise Congress on health policies needed to... Continue Reading

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ALiEM is Growing

You’ve probably noticed by now, but ALiEM is going through some pretty significant changes–especially in the way that the site looks and feels. We’ve shifted the platform that was used to create ALiEM and taking a few minutes to explain why. Let Me Introduce Myself First of all, let me introduce myself. My name [...]

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SplintER Series: 2-Minute Knee Exam | Leg Day #3 | MSK Exam Series

Welcome to Leg Day #3 of the SplintER Series! Performing a fast and focused history and physical examination of a patient with an acute knee injury is an important skill that has the potential to be overlooked in our busy Emergency Departments. Our hope is that after reviewing this post and with enough practice you [...]

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