Prehospital Airway Management

Prehospital Airway Management

In light of the important prehospital airway management articles that came out this week, I thought it might be helpful to go into more depth on the topic of prehospital airway management.

Spoon-Feeding Your Long-Term Memory

Spoon-Feeding Your Long-Term Memory

Once thought only a skill possessed by the Labrador retriever, retrieval practice is something you can do too!  No jumping into an icy cold pond for a dead duck.  No, this retrieval practice is much easier.  Testing forces your brain to retrace its steps and work to retrieve the memory you made when you first learned the information.  And it locks it in long-term memory much better than just re-reading the material again. Aren’t you glad JournalFeed added this feature?

Sign-Out Bombs and Resident Productivity

Sign-Out Bombs and Resident Productivity

With ED boarding, the burden of sign-out patients is greater than ever. This study shows just what I expected.  All of these sign-out patients negatively affects how many new cases each resident is able to see on each shift.

No Antibiotics for Diverticulitis...and other stuff the residents taught me this week

No Antibiotics for Diverticulitis...and other stuff the residents taught me this week

After almost twenty years as a doctor, constantly reading, it never ceases to amaze me how much I still don't know.  One of the highlights of my job is working with great residents who also teach me.  This week was no exception.  Here are two things I learned from our residents this week.

Resident Schedule Utopia - The Search Continues

Resident Schedule Utopia - The Search Continues

Internal Medicine interns and residents were either exposed to standard duty-hour policies of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or flexible policies that did not specify limits on shift length or mandatory time off between shifts. Read more to see what they found.

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