Learning Experiences in the ED

Introduction

Every student, regardless of the area and grade, should have recognized that the process of learning is different depending on the environment and the situation. For medical students, it very often depends on the clinical rotation, the type of structure of the hospital and the epidemiologic profile of the population in the area. Thinking about the Emergency Department (ED), we have critical patients, urgent measures to be taken and no much time to have second thoughts, all of this in a very dynamic – sometimes chaotic – environment.

What is the evidence on Medical Education in the ED? How can we improve our experience as a student in such context? Is it possible to have – and give – good feedback? These are some of the points we are discussing in this article, which features a quick conversation with one of the most incredible and enthusiastic emergency physicians I ever know – and who has taught me a lot.

Juliana is an Emergency Physician. I had the pleasure to learn from her with in the field, as well as attending some of her brilliant lectures for the EMIG which I’m part of. She work as an emergency physician in São Paulo and th coordinator of the “Basic and Advanced Airway Digital Course."

What are the singularities you see when giving and receiving feedback in Emergency Department?

“It’s a very dynamic environment and, sometimes, the moment for feedback can be completely ignored if the opportunity is not taken at the right time since the room can always become even more chaotic. For me, one of the greatest advantages is that everything is happening here and now, and the learner can be observed and taught closely. However, this could be a problem if the learner feels insecure while being watched, or if the professor interferes too much during the procedure or the history taking and examination.”

How do you think learning takes place in this environment? Is it possible to learn and teach with each case without disturbing the emergency dynamics?

As I said earlier, although it is a very dynamic environment, I see an emergency department as a valuable environment for the teaching-learning process because we can take advantage from each case in its entirety (from the evaluation to the outcome) or in key situations, important for that learner. Also, the fact that the patient is right there, requiring interventions, instigates the student to want to participate, take action and understand what is going on. Another thing I like very much about teaching in this environment is how we can be very practical in exemplifying and exercising the ED mindset, developing in the learner the clinical reasoning of the emergency, which, as we know, operates in a different logic.”

With the recognition of the specialty in Brazil, what can change in relation to the teaching and mentoring in the emergency department?

“I think the change that many of us are already experiencing is to have emergency medicine specialists in these settings, which qualifies the teaching of mindset and the purpose of acute and severe patient care.”

What tips would you give to students who go through emergency medicine internships to learn more and better?

“One exercise I often do with my students is to always think not about what the patient has, but what he needs. In many cases, the definitive diagnosis is absolutely secondary in immediate care. That is the mindset. Another important point is to observe the emergency room like an orchestra, which the emergency physician is there to conduct: how do we organize physical space? What should I solve first? What patient needs most of my attention right now? What people from the multidisciplinary team are fundamental there? these are skills that we develop with practice, sometimes even without noticing, but when we pay attention to all of this we understand the complexity of the critical care, of the specialty, and the potential that the emergency medicine has in changing patient’s outcomes.”

And for teachers and residents, what tips would you give to improve students learning from the ED routine?

“Everything that shows up is an opportunity for learning, including an empty room, without patients: if you knew how much students don’t know about the physical organization of the room, support materials and ventilators, monitors, defibrillators, multi-professional teams and so on, we would not feel moments without patients as idle time. So I wanted to tell you never to let go of these moments. Another thing that is poorly discussed by us, but that in the Emergency Medicine is essential: health policies, emergency departments situation, organization of health structures. Emergency medicine is an excellent thermometer to measure the efficiency of the system and, if we stop and think a little, to discuss and debate the context that we are inserted (even without all the answers), we develop a more critical and interested generation, not only in Emergency Medicine but in improving the system as a whole.”

Cite this article as: Arthur Martins, "Learning Experiences in the ED," in International Emergency Medicine Education Project, July 1, 2019, https://iem-student.org/2019/07/01/learning-experiences-in-the-ed/, date accessed: October 16, 2019

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.

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iEM Education Project Team members will be at ICEM2019, Seoul, South Korea. The ICEM (International Conference on Emergency Medicine) is a annual global conference of International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). iEM Team will be attending IFEM Core Curriculum and Education Committee meetings. The team is also looking forward to meet new contributors during the conference.

One of the new project of the iEM is free Emergency Medicine massive open online course (MOOC) for medical students who do not have structured Emergency Medicine training in their medical schools. The project aiming to create an adjustable course for different needs and various lengths. The content will be created under the guidance of the new IFEM undergraduate curriculum. 

Thank you for your interest in iEM’s free Emergency Medicine Clerkship book. We published its chapters on the website in May 2018. Pdf and iBook formats were announced to download last month and downloaded more than 2600 times.

iEM Book Announcement

We believe students/interns around the globe will be enjoying the content prepared by emergency medicine experts and enthusiasts from all levels. This is a great initiative of international emergency medicine community.

Now, we are inviting new contributors to iEM Education Project as a blog author, chapter author in 2021 book, as well as for many other contribution options.

If you would like be a member of the group aiming to provide free education resources for medical students/interns around the globe, please click this link.

Currently, we have 20 active blog authors in iEM Education Project from around the globe and look forward to have more. If you feel responsible to improve undergraduate emergency medicine education, if you have something to share with trainees, you are welcome. Please click the link and be a part of this amazing team members. 

Lucas Silva - author

Lucas Oliveira J. e Silva

BRAZIL

Henrique Puls BW

HENRIQUE A. PULS

BRAZIL, USA

kilalo mjema - BW

KILALO MJEMA

TANZANIA

ibrahim sarbay

IBRAHIM SARBAY

TURKEY

Temesgen Beyene bw

TEMESGEN BEYENE

ETHIOPIA

Jule Santos BW

JULE R. O. G. SANTOS

brazil

Job Guillen

mexico

blog posts of the month

We published 11 posts during May 2019. The article “Countries Recognizing Emergency Medicine As A Specialty” is the top read article in May. It reached 2296 views. 

The iEM platform reached to 166 countries around the globe. In May, top countries by views are given below. 

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 (ISAEM)
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 (ISAEM)

I will never forget the first time I have heard about the concept of Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed). I was leading the organization of an Emergency Medicine (EM) student symposium in my city (Porto Alegre), and we decided to invite a student named Henrique Puls to give a lecture about his organization, the International Student Association of Emergency Medicine (ISAEM). 

At that point, he was an enthusiast about Emergency Medicine already, and he was the vice-president of ISAEM. He gave an excellent talk about ISAEM, but, most importantly, he introduced me to a “drug” that I would become addicted: the #FOAMed. After that lecture, we ended up becoming good friends and we started to work together. Our work has resulted in so many things that would never fit within this post. Throughout the time, one of the seeds that he has planted on me would blossom in the year 2019.

When I was introduced to the #FOAMed world, Henrique told me about a conference called SMACC – Social Media and Critical Care Conference. At that moment in my life, this conference didn’t make any sense to me: critical care experts giving TED-like talks and doing crazy simulations on stage. My thoughts were: Does this really exist? I kept watching SMACC lectures on YouTube, and year after year my interest would grow more and more. Then, Henrique and Daniel Schubert (another friend, current EM resident in Rio de Janeiro) were pioneers (as always) and participated as SMACC Junior volunteers in Berlin 2017. Every tweet and every post from them throughout the conference inspired me even more.

When SMACC organizers released that 2019 would be in Australia and it would be the last conference ever, I could not miss this opportunity. It would be my last chance to go. The application process was quite different and required a lot of creativity. I thought I would never pass. The email saying that I have been selected for the SMACC volunteer team made my heart start pounding really fast. 

Besides that, I have applied together with my girlfriend (Marianna Fischmann) and we ended up both being accepted. We would go to Sydney and we would be part of the SMACC Junior volunteer team.

The SMACC Junior team is made up of a committed and enthusiastic group of 25 medical/paramedic/nursing students who volunteer at the conference. SMACC 2019 was held in Sydney (Australia) from March 25 to March 29. We arrived in Sydney on March 23 (Saturday) after a very long journey: 36-hour travel, including airport and flight times. On Sunday, we had our first SMACC Junior meeting. At that point, I could feel the energy of the group. Students from eleven countries with totally different backgrounds, except for one similar interest: LEARN. 

First SMACC Junior meeting at the ICC Sydney Convention Center.

But what were the specific tasks we were supposed to do throughout the conference? What does a SMACC Junior volunteer mean?

Well, we were there to help on pretty much everything related to keeping the conference organized.

  1. Here a few of our specific tasks:
  2. Help with the registration of all attendees;
  3. Usher people throughout the conference to make sure they would be at the right place at the right time;
  4. Workshop support (eg. Manikin, time management, etc.);
  5. Help with backstage and on-stage activities;
  6. Represent the youth and inspired community of SMACC.
SMACC Junior material. We were supposed to be in blue T-shirts all the time, except when we were on Backstage (black T-shirts).

One small detail: we were supposed to be at the Convention Center every day at 06:00 AM and to leave it around 06:00 PM.

On Monday, the SMACC workshops started. As I am an Evidence-Based Medicine enthusiast and young researcher, I was allocated to the workshop called “Research Dark Arts.” It was focused on discussing the nuances and challenges behind the academic world. The faculty was mostly from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Society (ANZICS) and included researchers like Paul Young, Steve Webb and John Myburgh. It was an amazing opportunity to somehow help these incredible researchers in their workshop. Besides that, I learned so much from them.

On Tuesday, I was allocated to one of the workshops I have always dreamt about: the SMACC Airway workshop. Emergency airway management has always been one of my main interests within the EM world. It was incredible to learn about the different techniques behind mastering the airway with people like Scott Weingart

Me and Scott Weingart after the SMACC Airway Workshop.

After a great day on Tuesday, we were rewarded with a dinner with all faculty members involved with the SMACC Workshops. The event was in a beachfront restaurant at the Cougee Beach. Besides the beauty of this place, this was a great opportunity for networking with people from all over the world.

Me and Marianna in the beachfront restaurant at Cougee Beach.

In the same evening, there was a party called GELFEST. This is a crazy party created by SMACC attendees. Medical education enthusiasts brought a lot of simulation entertainment to the party. The classic part is the famous SALAD simulator, created by James DuCanto. People were practicing his technique (Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy for Airway Decontamination) while drinking their Australian beer.

Marianna practicing SALAD with James DuCanto at the GELFEST party.

After two very intense days, the conference started on Wednesday morning. The anxiety was high because the volunteer group was responsible for registering almost 3000 people. We were very motivated and I think this was the reason why everything went so well.

SMACC Junior team ready to register the attendees.

It’s hard to write about the SMACC open ceremony. There is nothing similar to what happened. It’s even harder to believe that a medical conference could have done something like that. It’s also important to remember those who are reading my report that SMACC has a philosophy: there is only ONE THEATER for the main conference, and all the lectures and discussions happen there. There is no such thing as several rooms with several lectures happening at the same time. SMACC is not a classic conference.

SMACC Sydney Opening Ceremony

After a breathtaking open ceremony, the conference started. As volunteers, we had several tasks throughout the conference days, but almost always we were able to watch pretty much all the lectures. We just had to be aware of following our SMACC Junior Schedule. For example, I had to be at the SMACC Genius Bar during coffee breaks and lunchtime. SMACC Genius Bar was a booth to help attendees on getting into the #FOAMed world (e.g., Creating a Twitter account, etc.). Alyx, Claire and Xander were amazing SMACC Junior leaders, and they did a great job on keeping everyone on track.

Playing with simulation during the conference intervals.

Whenever there was free time, we often went to the simulation booths at the exhibition hall. Me and Floris (medical student from Belgium) had the chance of intubating a manikin inside a simulated crashed car. Quite fun.

On Thursday night, there was the SMACC Gala Party. And do you have any idea where that was? Inside one of the most famous amusement park in the world: Luna Park. Yes, the party was at Luna Park! Unbelievable. It was awesome — dancing, drinks and networking. Unique experience.

And here we go into the last day. On Friday, I had the opportunity of participating in one of the lectures on-stage. Ken Milne, the creator of the Canadian blog The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine, asked for the SMACC Junior volunteers to cheer him up during his debate with Salim (REBEL-EM Blog) about several controversial EM topics. We suited up like Canadians and we had so much fun.

The SMACC Junior Team is cheering up on stage

Unfortunately, everything good comes to an end. But wait, was it really the last SMACC ever? Yes, it was. However, the SMACC leadership, Roger Harris and Oli Flower, had a surprise for the attendees at the end. They announced that the SMACC community would not come to an end, but it would start another journey, with another name and with a more ambitious plan. The name is CODA. They put together three giants of Medicine to create a forum geared toward tackling the main health issues around the world. These three are: SMACC community, New England Journal of Medicine and The George Institute.

Please check what the CODA is about: https://CODAchange.org

After this incredible journey, Marianna and I could explore the wonderful city of Sydney. It’s probably the most amazing city I have ever been to.

Surfing at Manly Beach after the end of the conference

I can’t deny, however, that I am little biased. Going to Sydney and having the chance of living every single moment throughout SMACC have changed my life. The people, the conversations, the lectures, every small piece of SMACC changed something on me. I am sure that this experience was life-changing for many people who attended it. We all left Australia with one common feeling: we are excited to be better versions of ourselves and, consequently, provide better care for our patients.

If I had to summarize what SMACC was, I would say four words: Emotion – Inspirational – Empathy – Humanity

Thank you SMACC for this incredible opportunity.

Oli Flower, Roger Harris and the whole SMACC Junior Team

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Cite this article as: Lucas Silva, "SMACC Sydney 2019: A Student Volunteer Experience," in International Emergency Medicine Education Project, May 20, 2019, https://iem-student.org/2019/05/20/smacc-sydney-2019-a-student-volunteer-experience/, date accessed: October 16, 2019

iEM Newsletter – April 2019

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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.

iEM Education Project

Meet The Blog Authors

We are starting to activate our blog and here are the current blog authors and it is counting. If you have something to share with medical students/interns in order to promote emergency medicine or improve undergraduate emergency medicine education, you are welcome! Contact us.

Elif Dilek Cakal

Elif Dilek Cakal

Turkey

Lucas Silva

Lucas Silva

Brazil

Kilalo Mjema

Kilalo Mjema

Tanzania

Temesgen Beyene

Temesgen Beyene

Ethiopia

Arif Alper Cevik

Arif Alper Cevik

UAE/Turkey

Helene Morakis

Helene Morakis

Canada

Henrique A. Puls

Henrique A. Puls

Brazil/USA

Jule Santos

Jule Santos

Brazil

Ibrahim Sarbay

Ibrahim Sarbay

Turkey

John A. Lee

John A. Lee

USA

Download Free EM Clerkship Book in pdf and iBook

Thank you for your interest in iEM’s free Emergency Medicine Clerkship book. We published its chapters on the website in May 2018. Pdf and iBook formats were announced to download last week and downloaded more than 2000 times in a week.

Blog Posts Published in April 2019

Top 5 Countries in April 2019

Mexico

12%

Thailand

12%

USA

11%

Turkey

Turkey

10%

Costa Rica

6%

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20.8%

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15.1%

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11.7%

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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

Top chapters and blog posts of September 2019

Core EM Clerkship Topics

In the last ten years, there are few published undergraduate emergency medicine curriculum recommendations (Hobgood et al., 2009; Manthey et al., 2010; Penciner et al., 2013; Santen

iEM Monthly – October 2019

Monthly Newsletter October 2019 Welcome to the iEM Education Project Monthly Newsletter. We will share the achievements, information about top posts, chapters, activities and future

How to make the most of your EM Clerkship

Emergency Medicine has something for everyone! Starting the Emergency Medicine (EM) Clerkship is one of the most exciting times of any medical student’s life, regardless

ELECTRIC SHOCK; Injuries beyond what the eyes see.​

Authors: Dr. Nour Saleh and Dr. Kilalo Mjema Case presentation A 53-years-old male, sustained burn wounds on both hands 40 minutes prior presentation to the

A Study in Yellow

In Brazil and many other countries around the world, we got used to know September as the suicide prevention month, represented by the yellow ribbon,

After MEMC19 – Dubrovnik

Great conference in a beautiful location Absolutely beautiful views at this conference #Croatia #dubrovnik #MEMC19 @MEMC_Conf pic.twitter.com/L6h6fufqvw — Ryan Stroder (@drstroder) September 24, 2019 iEM

Purple Rain: A Rare Spot Diagnosis

Case Presentation A 70-year-old pleasant elderly male was brought in by his son, surprisingly complaining of purple-colored urine. The son got worried once he saw

iEM in MEMC19 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

iEM team is attending the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress 2019 in Dubrovnik Croatia. The Xth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress will be held 22-25 September 2019

Mozambique Emergency Medicine Is On The Rise

Africa is a magical continent. It is filled with unique cultural energy. I promise you will never regret diving into this experience. Whether in a

Vertigo in the ED

Check this out! Amazing clinical videos related to vertigo, dizziness – https://www.youtube.com/user/peterjohns84/videos Further Reading/Listening https://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/foamed/june-2019-podcast/#1559500991958-4873190f-4a63

Febrile Seizures

A 20 Month-Old Male It is a busy Wednesday afternoon in your pediatric emergency department. You work at a tertiary center, so you are used

A Road not Taken: Patient Transport in the Rural

Robert Frost’s left out road is much like the one, patients at Beltar PHC opt not to take. The reasons differ in some meaningful way.

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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