Iodinated Contrast Guidelines 2020 Update for Emergency Imaging, Part 2 – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Iodinated Contrast Guidelines 2020 Update for Emergency Kidney Imaging, Part 2 - Guideline Knowledge Check

Iodinated Contrast in  Emergency Imaging, Kidney Radiology – 2020 Guideline Update, Part 2New guidance regarding iodinated contrast in contrast-enhanced emergency imaging of patients with an abnormal renal history. This is part two of our Guideline Knowledge Check regarding emergency kidney imaging.  A just released 2020 National Radiology / Kidney Consensus statement provides new guidance regarding contrast-enhanced emergency imaging of patients with an … Read More

Iodinated Contrast Guidelines 2020 Update for Emergency Imaging – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

iodinated contrast guideline update

Iodinated Contrast in  Emergency Imaging, Kidney Radiology – 2020 Guideline UpdateNew guidance regarding iodinated contrast in contrast-enhanced emergency imaging of patients with an abnormal renal history. Iodinated contrast is in the news. A just released 2020 National Radiology / Kidney Consensus statement provides new guidance regarding contrast-enhanced emergency imaging of patients with an abnormal renal history. What does this consensus statement recommend? … Read More

Best CME Budget Deals – How to Get the Most From Your CME Budget, CME Allowance and Spend Your CME Dollars Wisely

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Urgent Care

best use of your cme budget - summer cme sale and cme deals

How to Get the Most Out of Your CME Budget or CME Allowance: Best CME Deals So, you have CME dollars to spend before they go ‘poof?’  Let’s take a look at the best CME budget deals available so you can spend your CME allowance most wisely. Many physicians, even some nurse practitioners and physician assistants, are lucky enough to … Read More

Tips for a Successful Early Clinical Career for Residents, Fellows, and New Board-Certified Clinicians

Paul Griner, MD, MACPClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Residency Programs, Urgent Care

tips for a successful early clinical career and starting clinical practice

Tips for a Successful Early Clinical Career for Residents, Fellows, and New Board-Certified CliniciansHow to get off to a good start in your clinical practice. Completion of residency or fellowship training is an important step in one’s early clinical career.  Equally important is getting off to a good start in your chosen branch of medicine once you have completed training. … Read More

Learning Is Not Just Retention – Complex Questions vs Learning Questions: How We Remember and Why Question Types Matter

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Learning and retention

Learning, the acquisition and retention of the information that helps us navigate the world, is simple as a concept. The actual psychological process of it, however, is intricate and complex. Before talking about how we retain and learn materials, it is important to recognize that retention is just one part of learning, and that other components such as meaning, perception of … Read More

The Big Miss: Cognitive Bias and the Problem of Misdiagnosis

Mark Perdue PA-CBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant

cognitive bias and misdiagnosis

The problem of cognitive bias and its important role in misdiagnosis is well documented. The phenomenon of cognitive bias can take several forms and affects the capacity of both new clinicians and seasoned professionals. A consensus is emerging that clinicians need to be aware of cognitive biases and practice educational and clinical strategies to reduce the effects of cognitive bias … Read More

Rescuing Bedside Medicine

Paul Griner, MD, MACPEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Group Education, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Residency Programs

Bedside Medicine - Rescuing Bedside Medicine

Bedside Medicine is under seige from a glut of new technology and limited patient interaction time.  While medical practice has changed remarkably during the lifetime of most of today’s physicians, the fundamental unit of care has not.  It is bedside medicine, specifically the clinical transaction – the interaction between doctor and patient that results in the accumulation of the basic … Read More

POCUS, Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A New Paradigm in Clinical Medicine

Mark Perdue PA-CBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant

POCUS Point of care ultrasound, why to know it, and how to learn it

If you haven’t heard about POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound) by now you must have been stranded on a deserted island, but if you’re just now back home and starting to get your wits about you, it’s time to get your knowledge base up to speed on this important technology. POCUS is revolutionizing the practice of medicine. The first thing you need … Read More

Spring 2020 Platform Update – New Features: Notes, Bookmarks and Favorites, Improved UI, and New Reports

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Spring 2020 Update and New Features

Med-Challenger has released it’s Spring 2020 Update introducing new features and improvements to our leading medical education and e-learning platform.  This release introduces Notes, Bookmarks, Favorites, new report exports, and a host of user interface improvements for users and program administrators. Med-Challenger has the distinct advantage of over 25 years in online education in the medical community.  We house and … Read More