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

Basic Transthoracic Echocardiographic Imaging

In the adult transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) imaging, a standard series of cross-sectional anatomical views are recommended by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). There are

A 28-year-old man presents to the ED with left ankle pain

by Stacey Chamberlain A 28-year-old man presents to the ED with left ankle pain after twisting his ankle playing basketball. He is able to bear

A 36-year-old woman slipped on ice. CT or Not CT?

by Stacey Chamberlain A 36-year-old woman slipped on ice and fell and hit her head. She reports loss of consciousness for a minute after the

Point-of-Care Resources in the ED

In the era of Free Open-Access Medical education, there are countless invaluable resources available for medical learners. Over the years, they have been designed and

A 32-year-old male with anxiety and tremor

You are working an evening shift during your first year as an Emergency Medicine resident. A new patient shows up on the board. You briefly

iEM Monthly – May 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.

So What About Those Ambulance Crews?

A few years ago, a staff pediatrician at my hospital asked me who ranked higher – a paramedic or an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)? I

A 24-year-old woman presents with headache

by Stacey Chamberlain A 24-year-old woman presents with headache that began three hours prior to arrival to the ED. The patient was at rest when

Sinus Tachycardia: Think Simple!

You walk into a patient’s room and notice on the monitor: heart rate of 135. Your patient appears alert and oriented, speaking in full sentences,

Key Resources for Emergency Medicine Providers

One of the essential skills an emergency medicine provider can develop is knowing what resources are available and correctly and efficiently utilizing those resources in

Undergraduate Emergency Medicine Clerkship: Ethiopian Experience

Emergency Medicine (EM) is about timely intervention and management of acute and life-threatening conditions (1). Every medical school graduate should learn and practice basic, yet

SMACC Sydney 2019: A Student Volunteer Experience

Lucas Oliveira J. e Silva: Medical student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. President of International Student Association of Emergency Medicine

Update on Countries Recognize EM As A Specialty

We currently published an article about countries recognize Emergency Medicine (EM) as a specialty. There is a huge interest from the international EM community. We

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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