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 Emergency Care (BEC): A New Global Health Framework

Experienced emergency medicine providers know the ins and outs of how to approach and assess any patient of any age with a critical illness. As

Lower Extremity Deep Venous US Imaging – Illustrations

Ultrasound evaluation for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is one of the 11 core ultrasound applications for emergency physicians as listed in the 2008 American College

Female Leadership in Emergency Medicine: Interview with Melanie Stander

Currently, there are approximately 80 countries recognized emergency medicine as a specialty (click to see countries). As our specialty grows, an increasing number of students

A simple cellulitis of the foot?

Case Introduction A 47 year old woman comes to a community ED complaining of pain and redness in her right foot developing quickly over two

iEM Monthly – February 2020

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.

Anaphylaxis in a Nutshell

Anaphylaxis can be broadly defined as a severe, life-threatening, generalized or systemic hypersensitivity reaction. Literature suggests that anaphylaxis is not always easily recognized in the

Sickle Cell, Pain and the Emergency Department

It’s 2 AM, and the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) at a community  hospital in New York is overflowing with children and caregivers. A young Nigerian

5 Ways Technology Drives Medicine to New Horizons

Recently, I published a Turkish article about my predictions on how emergency medicine will be in 2040 in the well-known Turkish FOAMed blog Acilci.net. In this article, we

Headache – A Telephone Encounter

Learning happens in between cases in the ER. Be it a well-managed case by your colleague or a particular procedure you could have done differently.

Epidural Hematoma

Authors: Kilalo Maeli Mjema, Emergency Physician and Mugisha Clement, Neurosurgeon. Case Presentation A 34 years old male sustained a traumatic brain injury following a motor vehicle accident 3 hours

The Pediatric patient in the ED: Peculiar and Paramount

Children are not young adults! This was the opening speech of the first Pediatrics lecture in my medical school. As Emergency Physicians, we deal with

Acute Management of Supraventricular Tachycardias

The term “supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)” expresses all kinds of rhythms that meet two criteria: Firstly, the atrial rate must be faster than 100 beats per

Hyperkalemia Treatment – Infographic

Further Reading Weisberg LS. Management of severe hyperkalemia. Crit Care Med. 2008 Dec;36(12):3246-51. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31818f22b. Review. PubMed PMID: 18936701.

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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