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 #39

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient? A) Administer IM Methotrexate B) Order shoulder X-ray C) Consult

iEM Image Feed: Scaphoid fracture

Falling on an Out-Stretched Hand (FOOSH) is the most common mechanism of wrist injuries, with the wrist in extension. Immature, weaker epiphyseal plate or metaphysis

VIP-EM POP QUIZ: What do you do?

During your emergency care career, you will not be able to avoid seeing the so-called VIP (very important…) patients from time to time. Whether it’s

Question Of The Day #38

Which of the following is the most likely cause for this patient’s condition? A) Biliary colic B) Acute cholecystitis C) Gastritis D) Pancreatitis Explanation This

Tired before the long journey

Most articles related to rural health bombard us with problems, the solutions to which are often out of reach. We can classify most of the

What is Emergency Medicine?

I recently have been working on a few different projects that have caused me to stop and reflect, “what is emergency medicine”. This specialty is

Question Of The Day #37

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient? A) CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis B) Emergent

iEM Image Feed: Penetrating eye injury

A 42 years old male, presents to the ED 1 hour after he was hammering a nail onto a wooden shelf, where the nail flew

Social Media Ethics for Medical Professionals

From Twitter to LinkedIn, every single one of us use social media every day. While using social media is not an obligation (obviously), imagine how

Question Of The Day #36

Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis of this patient’s condition? A) Incarcerated inguinal hernia B) Strangulated Spigelian hernia C) Fournier’s gangrene D)

iEM Image Feed: Gallbladder Stone

A 35-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with right upper quadrant pain of two hours duration. She awoke several hours after eating a large

Question Of The Day #35

Which of the following is the most likely cause for this patient’s condition? A) Malignancy B) Adhesions C) Diabetic ketoacidosis D) Delayed gastric emptying Explanation

iEM Image Feed: Viscus perforation

A 35 years old previously healthy gentleman presented to the Emergency Department with a sudden-onset severe and diffuse abdominal pain which started an hour ago.

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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