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Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

Dear emergency physicians: We see you

https://youtu.be/jtGM-BUp_no The COVID-19 pandemic has placed incredible stress and strain on the personal work lives of emergency physicians. We h...
Tactical Medicine News

Education Theory Made Practical (Volumes 4 & 5): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Series

Back by popular demand and thanks to a generous grant from the Government of Ontario’s eCampus initiative, the ALiEM team is delighted to announce ...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Simiao Li-Sauerwine, MD

One word that best describes how you work? Efficiently! Current mobile device iPhone 12 Computer MacBook Air What is something you are working on n...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Al’ai Alvarez MD

One word that best describes how you work? Compassion Current mobile device iPhone 12 Computer MacBook Pro What is something you are working on now...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

Apply now for the ALiEM Faculty Incubator 2021-22 Class: Scholarship and Community

Happy new year! Make one of your new year's resolutions to accelerate your scholarly career in health professions education. The ALiEM Faculty Incu...
Tactical Medicine News

Improving Your ED Efficiency: Upgrade This Elusive Skill

No specialty in medicine requires “efficiency” more than Emergency Medicine (EM). Being able to seamlessly and quickly move between tasks is a nece...
Tactical Medicine News

Teorías de la Educación en la Práctica (Education Theory Made Practical): An International Collaboration

The vast majority of medical education materials (free or with cost) are available in the English language, a consequence of its hegemony as the la...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Mark Ramzy, DO EMT-P

One word that best describes how you work? Focused Current mobile device Samsung Galaxy S20 Computer Samsung Notebook 9 What is something you are w...
Tactical Medicine News

REBEL Core Cast 67.0 – Tips for Medical Education

The reviewed article highlights the complex relationships between six themes:  Improving the processing of information Promoting effortful learnin...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Katie Holmes, DO FACEP

One word that best describes how you work? Hustle Current mobile device iPhone 12 Pro Computer Macbook Air What is something you are working on now...
Tactical Medicine News

Education Theory Made Practical: Listen to the New Podcast Series

The Education Theory Made Practical (ETMP) set of 3 e-books were published starting 2017, reviewing key education theory principles and practically...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Gus M. Garmel, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

One word that best describes how you work? Compassionately Current mobile device iPhone Computer MacMini What is something you are working on now? ...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Christopher Lloyd, DO

One word that best describes how you work? Opportunistically Current mobile device iPhone 12 Pro Computer iPhone Xr What is something you are worki...
Tactical Medicine News

How We Have Kept and Will Continue to Keep Going | Summary of The Leader’s Library Discussion

Last month, 30 people from 4 different countries and 15 different states + Puerto Rico, ranging from their early twenties to mid sixties, bravely j...
Tactical Medicine News

Are You Using the Right Evaluation Tool to Assess Learners? Putting Validity on Trial

As medical educators, we often rely on assessment tools to evaluate our learners. Whether in the form of a post-lecture survey or a checklist by a ...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Miguel Reyes, MD

One word that best describes how you work? Comfortable Current mobile device iPhone 12 Pro Computer Macbook Air What is something you are working o...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Laryssa Patti, MD

One word that best describes how you work? Organized chaos (that's 2 words) Current mobile device iPhone XS Computer 2020 13" Macbook Air + iPad wi...
Tactical Medicine News

Reading from the Silver Linings Playbook: The ALiEM Connect Project

It feels like yesterday that we were sheltered-in-place, staring at our computers, wondering, “So now what?”  As COVID-19 paused all in-person educ...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Sara Dimeo, MD

One word that best describes how you work? Collaboratively Current mobile device iPhone 11 Pro Computer MacBook Pro What is something you are worki...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Christopher Colbert, DO FACEP, FACOEP, FAAEM

One word that best describes how you work? Practical Current mobile device iPhone 12 Computer iMac Pro / Mac book Pro What is something you are wor...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Molly Estes, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

One word that best describes how you work? Efficiently Current mobile device iPhone 11 Pro Computer MacBook Air What is something you are working o...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Rodney Fullmer, DO, MBS

One word that best describes how you work? Passionately Current mobile device Samsung Galaxy 9 (sorry not an apple/mac guy) Computer PC- Dell XPS W...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Megan Stobart-Gallagher, DO

One word that best describes how you work? Innovative Current mobile device Galaxy S10 Computer Lenovo Yoga (my 2nd one!) What is something you are...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Jaime Hope, MD

One word that best describes how you work? Systematically Current mobile device iPhone 11 Computer Dual-monitor PC What is something you are workin...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Drew Kalnow, DO

One word that best describes how you work? Conscientiousness Current mobile device iPhone X Computer MacBook Air What is something you are working ...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Alexandra Mannix, MD

One word that best describes how you work? My work style is very Task-Oriented. I have a To-Do list that I regularly update and is always prioritiz...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Luz Silverio, MD

One word that best describes how you work? Fitfully and obsessively Current mobile device Two: an iPhone 8 supplied by my job for clinical work, an...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Geoff Comp, DO

One word that best describes how you work? Deliberate Current mobile device iPhone 7 Computer MacBook Pro What is something you are working on now?...
Tactical Medicine News

How I Work Smarter: Meenal Sharkey, MD

One word that best describes how you work? Thoroughly Current mobile device iPhone 11 -- my whole life runs because of this phone! Computer MacBook...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

A Recipe for Success: Virtual Alternatives to Residency Pre-Interview Receptions

The COVID-19 pandemic forced sweeping changes to graduate medical education over the last several months, and as we plan for the new academic year,...
Tactical Medicine News

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Free ALiEM MEdIC Series Book – Volume 5

This is a bittersweet moment for the MEdIC Editorial team – the launch of our 5th and final volume of our Medical Education in Cases ebook. We are...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Bound: Newsletter for medical students interested in EM

Are you a medical student, pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine (EM)? You are navigating your third and fourth years of medical school during an...
Tactical Medicine News

Announcing a new curriculum for medical students: Bridge to EM

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were already planning to launch Bridge to Emergency Medicine (EM). This 8-week curriculum provides a structured ...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaching in the age of COVID-19: The wrap-up

ALiEM developed the “Teaching in the age of COVID-19” blog series in order to help faculty members identify education/productivity technologies tha...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaching in the age of COVID-19: The learning management system

Given the epidemiological data from China and Italy, educators should be prepared for the likelihood that online learning will continue to be the n...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaching in the age of COVID-19: Assessing learners remotely

  Providing content is great, but learner assessment is crucial in order to measure educational impact. Digital assessment is valid and reliable; i...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaching in the age of COVID-19: Enhancing discussion with digital asynchronous chats

  A significant portion of the technology industry is built around social media and asynchronous chat platforms that seek to connect people. Modern...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaching in the age of COVID-19: Small group conversations

Although you can still use technologies like Zoom or Webex to conduct small group meetings, residency programs may find it prudent to stick to know...
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