iEM Newsletter – February 2019

Welcome to the iEM Education Project Monthly Newsletter. We will share the achievements, information about top posts, chapters, activities and future plans of the project that you kindly contributed, supported or showed your interest.

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We reached 141 contributors from 19 different countries in February. Our recent contributor is Vicky Noble from USA. Dr. Noble is the vice-chair for academic affairs and the residency program director at University Hospitals in Cleveland Ohio where she is starting the hospital-wide point of care ultrasound program for the system. She is a Professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. She is a former chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section, has been on the boards of the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS), Point of care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments (PURE) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). 

She is the president-elect for the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME). She is the co-author of the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound textbook, now in its second edition. Her research interests include lung ultrasound, ultrasound volume assessment and technology solutions to guide ultrasound interpretation as a means to broaden access to diagnostic ultrasound. With over a decade of experience in teaching ultrasound and starting ultrasound programs now at two facilities she can give advice on research, starting a program and ultrasound program administration as well as international training efforts. She is a true evangelist for the technology.

ICON360 interview series continues with Dr. Noble. Stay tuned!

Posts Published In February

Question Of The Day #47

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient’s condition? A) 1000mL bolus of 0.9% NaCl B) 25g of

Autism in the Emergency Department

An Emergency Department (ED) is undoubtedly one of the most complex and chaotic places on earth where every individual can visit, regardless of age, gender,

Question Of The Day #46

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient’s condition? A) 1000mL of IV 0.9% NaCl B) Noncontrast CT

Student Engagement is a Priority on the Development Agenda

Introduction Emergency medicine (EM) is a young specialty globally. Its origins can be traced back to the 1960s. As we move forward into the future,

Question Of The Day #45

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient’s condition? A) Administer IM haloperidol B) Endotracheal intubation C) Roll

Special Considerations for Homeless Patients in the Emergency Department

The emergency department is often the first place that a homeless patient steps into to seek medical aid, and as such, the special considerations in

Question Of The Day #44

Which of the following is the most appropriate next investigation to confirm this patient’s diagnosis? A) Lumbar puncture B) 12-lead EKG C) MRI of brain

Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries Illustrations

Acromioclavicular joint (AC) injuries are associated with damage to the joint and surrounding structures. ANATOMY The acromioclavicular joint, together with the sternoclavicular joint, connects the

Sepsis – An Overview and Update

What is Sepsis? Sepsis is a composite of symptoms and clinical signs that correspond to infection within a patient. This clinically heterogeneous syndrome may be

Question Of The Day #43

Which of the following is the most likely cause for this patient’s altered mental status? A) Diabetic ketoacidosis B) Sepsis C) Intracerebral hemorrhage D) Hypothyroidism

Red lips, black teeth, and Betel nut toxicity

Arecoline toxicity is rarely seen in the Emergency Department [1]; however, doctors and emergency workers should be aware of this plant and the intoxication it causes.

Question Of The Day #42

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient’s condition? A) IV insulin continuous infusion B) IV hypertonic 3%

Healthcare: A back up industry

Examples of system failure are littered around the medical field and often disguised as professionalism or better yet heroism. “One resource seems infinite and free:

Top Reads In February

Free iBook

A free book (ibook and pdf) for EMERGENCY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP Students (iEmergency Medicine for Medical Students and Interns – 2018, Version 1) will be shared through iem-student.org in March. STAY TUNED! or better REGISTER on the sidebar to get email alert or follow us on social media. 

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