iEM Newsletter – February 2019

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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 #28

EKG#1 EKG#2 Which of the following is the most likely underlying cause for this patient’s condition? A) Ischemic heart disease B) Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome

Basic ECG Illustrations

ECG Basics ECG Waves   Intervals and Segments   References and Further Reading 1. ECG Rate Interpretation 2. ECG Rhythm Evaluation 3. ECG Axis Interpretation

ACEP’s shiny new GEMS: the Who, What and Why that make this LP worth playing

Introduction The necessity of introducing emergency medicine (EM) into undergraduate medical education (here – medical school level) has been discussed, if not debated, for over

Question Of The Day #27

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient’s condition? A) Intravenous Adenosine B) Valsalva maneuver C) Intravenous Metoprolol

Compassion Fatigue in the ER and Beyond: When caring leads to an inability to care

That doctor was horrible! How could she be so rude? She’s a doctor after all. Anonymous What is Compassion Fatigue? In December 2020, a relative

Dermatological emergencies : Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Every medical student has three categories of topic division Diseases seen in everyday life Diseases which may be seen at least once or will commonly

Question Of The Day #26

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient’s condition? A) Electrical cardioversion B) Intravenous metoprolol C) General observation

iEM Image Feed: Camel Bite

EMS brought a 24-year-old man due to camel bite happened while feeding the camel in the early morning. The injury was basically on the right

Which Emergency Medicine Textbook Should You Read First?

As Dan Sanberg once said; “Emergency Medicine is the most interesting 15 minutes of all specialties”. Indeed, if we were to recommend one textbook to

Question Of The Day #25

Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis of this patient’s condition? A) Sinus bradycardia B) First-Degree AV Block C) Second-Degree AV Block (Mobitz

Recognising Child Maltreatment and Steps to Safeguarding Children and Young People in the Emergency Department

Safeguarding Children and Young People In the busy and stressful environment of the emergency department (ED), it is often easy for us to miss the

Snakebite: Two years and 200 cases later

We practice as independent doctors right after MBBS in Nepal. One of my professors used to say, “One day, you will sleep as a medical

The toxic honey that destroyed several armies

Ingestion of “mad honey” causes severe hypotension and bradycardia. Let us learn about the intoxication given by the grayanotoxin family. In Italian, there is a

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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