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IDEA | Airway Series: Reviewing Intubation Footage in Conference to Improve Airway Mastery

by Joseph Rauscher, MD
Apr 19, 2022
Airway management is one of the most critical skills learned by emergency medicine (EM) residents and can be difficult to teach in traditional lect...
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IDEA Series: Escape the Snake Room

The Problem A snakebite from a venomous snake can result in a potentially life-threatening toxin-mediated disease (1). The WHO considers snakebites...
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IDEA Series: Acute Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Escape Room

Adult learning theory supports medical educators in moving away from long lectures with minimal engagement from the learners [1]. Core emergency me...
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IDEA Series: DIY Suture Kit Station

In medical training there is a lack of simulation based activities including procedural labs. Suturing is a critical skill for trainees to master i...
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IDEA Series: Handheld Ultrasound for Emergency Medicine Residents Rotating on Cardiology Services

Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) has become an essential skill that emergency medicine (EM) residents learn during their training [1]. Accordingly...
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IDEA Series: Virtual “Faux-tation” Rotation for 4th Year Medical Students Interested in Emergency Medicine

Visiting clerkships have traditionally offered the opportunity for extended contact among medical student applicants and residency program represen...
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IDEA Series: 3D-printed pediatric lumbar puncture trainer

Pediatric lumbar puncture trainers are less available than adult trainers; most are the newborn size and quite expensive. Due to age-based practic...
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IDEA Series: Pre-recorded Video Simulation Series for Residency Conference

During medical simulation, the inherent unpredictability of learners’ performances and decisions can make it challenging to consistently achieve de...
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IDEA Series: Big Screen Ultrasound in Resuscitation Bays

Bedside ultrasound (US) often plays a crucial role in medical and trauma resuscitations in the emergency department (ED) [1]. Performing and interp...
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IDEA Series: Toxicology Virtual Escape Room during COVID-19

In order to enhance emergency medicine (EM) residents’ knowledge of toxicology core content, we previously created an immersive escape room experi...
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IDEA Series: Homemade Escharotomy Kit

Although escharotomy is rarely performed by emergency physicians during the initial management of burns, it is a life and limb-sparing skill impor...
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IDEA Series: An asynchronous EMS curriculum implemented during COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) resulted in the cancellation of educational experiences for emergency medicine (EM) residents at many ins...
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IDEA Series: Use of gamification through Clue: Pediatric Rash Edition

Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians care for anyone, with anything, at any time. This includes pediatric patients as well as adults. For those witho...
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IDEA series: The Bleeding Arm Tourniquet Simulation

Education in emergency response to trauma is a global health priority [1]. Mortality rates are nearly twice as high in patients with trauma in low...
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IDEA series: REDman simulation for teaching resuscitation skills in low-resource settings

In many parts of the world, emergency medicine is just beginning to emerge as a specialty. In Pakistan, for example, it was introduced as recently ...
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IDEA Series: Just-in-Time Training for Diagnostic Paracentesis

According to the National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 630,000 adults in the United States have cirrhosis of the live...
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IDEA Series | “Saving Society” Podcast Series Teaches Residents Reflective Practice Through Debriefing

The Problem Emergency physicians (EPs) experience professional burnout more than 3 times that of the average physician.​1​ In a recent study...
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IDEA Series: A Workshop to Reflect on Personal Resilience

The Problem Burnout is a well-known syndrome characterized by poor self-care, dehumanization, exhaustion, and reduced effectiveness. The s...
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IDEA Series: A Low-fidelity Simulation Workshop for Teaching Cricothyroidotomy

The Problem Cricothyroidotomy is an emergency life-saving procedure that involves surgical placement of a tube through the cricothyroid me...
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IDEA Series-JETem Innovation: A Low Cost Escharotomy Simulation Model for Residency Education

The Problem Emergency Medicine (EM) residents are expected to be familiar with and competent in performing a wide number of procedures, including r...
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IDEA Series Highlights JETem Innovations: A Low Cost Trainer for Neonatal Umbilical Catheterization

The Problem Although umbilical catheterization can be a lifesaving technique in the emergent management of a critically ill neonate, it is performe...
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IDEA Series: Building a High Fidelity Biosimulation Task Trainer for Resuscitative Hysterotomy

The Problem The peri-mortem cesarean section, rebranded in recent years as the “Resuscitative Hysterotomy”, is a potentially lifesaving procedure f...
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IDEA Series: Implementing an Integrative Longitudinal Online Ultrasound Curriculum

The Problem Emergency ultrasound (EUS) has quickly become a fundamental aspect of emergency medicine (EM) residency training. While still relativel...
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IDEA Series | Chopped EM: A ‘Palatable’ Way to Teach a Challenging Topic to EM Residents

The Problem Psychiatric and substance use disorder complaints comprise up to 12% of all Emergency Department (ED) visits.1–3 These conditions can ...
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IDEA Series: Trapped as a Group, Escape as a Team | Applying Gamification to Team-Building Skills

The Problem Providing high-quality healthcare in the busy, often chaotic world of EM requires teamwork. Team members must overcome varied levels of...
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IDEA Series: Using Gamification to Reinforce Toxicology

The Problem Early recognition of a patient presenting with a toxidrome is essential to providing high-quality emergency care. Learners are often fi...
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IDEA Series: Intern Olympics, a Capstone Competition

The Problem Emergency medicine (EM) interns begin residency with variable clinical, procedural, and interprofessional skills. Residency leadership ...
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IDEA Series: Teaching ECGs through a Written Competition

The Problem ECG interpretation is a cornerstone of Emergency Medicine (EM). It requires both rapid identification of life-threatening abnormalities...
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IDEA Series: Video Review as an Experiential Model for Difficult Airway Education

The Problem Difficult airways, including those that are edematous, burned, soiled, or traumatic, pose one of the greatest procedural challenges for...
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IDEA Series: Use of Online Interactive Platform to Incorporate Board Review into Conference

The Problem Every year, emergency medicine (EM) residents take the In-Training Exam (ITE) to test their medical knowledge and predict the likelihoo...
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IDEA Series: Interactive Practice Oral Examination Case Construction

The Problem The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM), and the Royal College of Eme...
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IDEA Series: Applying Gamification and Competition-Based Learning to an Ultrasound Curriculum

The Problem Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is integral to the practice of emergency medicine (EM) and is a core competency for EM residents. Lear...
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IDEA Series: Teaching Residents Quality Improvement Through Action-Based Learning

The Problem While the ACGME has required EM residency curricula to incorporate quality improvement (QI), programs have faced the challenge of execu...
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IDEA Series: Partnering with Pathology to Review Deaths in the ED

The Problem As part of their training, Emergency Medicine (EM) residents are required to perform patient follow up. However, there is currently no ...
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IDEA Series: The “Knowledge Bomb” Highlights Clinically Relevant Research

The Problem Residents continually face the challenge of keeping up to date with relevant medical literature in the midst of the rigors of completin...
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IDEA Series: An Asynchronous Curriculum for the Resident as Teacher

The Problem While residents may accumulate teaching tips and techniques during the course of their training by observing their mentors at work, lea...
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IDEA Series: Highlighting FOAM Content through an Asynchronous Course

The Problem Many residents regularly consume FOAM (Free Open Access Medical Education) and online educational materials independently, without facu...
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IDEA Series: Just-in-Time Procedural Training for Endotracheal Intubation

The Problem Procedural training is critical in emergency medicine (EM). EM residents must effectively acquire the skills to safely and accurately p...
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IDEA Series: Team-Based Learning Activity – Fever in the Returning Traveler

The Problem Most academic conferences are run as one-room school houses, with an audience that includes a wide variety of learners ranging from int...
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IDEA Series: A Novel Flipped-Classroom Approach to Intern Conference Education featuring EM Fundamentals

The Problem Delivering a curriculum of core content to interns is both a priority and a challenge. Weekly conference provides time to deliver such ...
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IDEA Series: Using LEGO Pieces to Help Residents Teach Procedural Skills

The Problem Emergency Medicine (EM) residents are responsible for teaching and evaluating junior learners in the clinical environment. According to...
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Introducing the IDEA Series: Ideas in Didactics and Educational Activities

The difficulty of developing innovative, useful educational initiatives that engage learners is not a new problem, particularly within the world of...
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