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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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2019 Annual CAHP Awards Ceremony and Forum

The annual College of Allied Health Professions Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 1:05 p.m. to 2:00 p.m in MSC 3002 and streamed to HSEC 100. Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD, LMNT, FAND, associate director and associate professor in Medical Nutrition, will receive the Significance in Research Award. This award is based on accomplishments, publications, research that adds significant knowledge to... Continue Reading

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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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