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Matthew J Snyder, Dana R Nguyen, Jasmyne J Womack, Christopher W Bunt, Katie L Westerfield, Adriane E Bell, Christy J W Ledford
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Collection of feedback regarding medical student clinical experiences for formative or summative purposes remains a challenge across clinical settings. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the use of a quick response (QR) code-linked online feedback form improves the frequency and efficiency of rater feedback. METHODS: In 2016, we compared paper-based feedback forms, an online feedback form, and a QR code-linked online feedback form at 15 family medicine clerkship sites across the United States...
March 2018: Family Medicine
H Lemke, W Lenz, J Schiffner, A Lechleuthner, R Hoffmann, D Pennig, U Schweigkofler, H J Bail
The introduction of requirements for a minimum intake capacity of trauma patients by the German Trauma Society (DGU) into the so-called white book of treatment of seriously injured patients, is helpful for a sufficient preparation for threats and for dealing with mass casualties for trauma centers as well as for the emergency medical services (EMS). In the hospital information database provided by the Federation of German Medical Directors of Emergency Medical Services, more than 1300 hospitals are currently listed...
March 12, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Clement Chung, Shital Patel, Rosetta Lee, Lily Fu, Sean Reilly, Tuyet Ho, Jason Lionetti, Michael D George, Pam Taylor
PURPOSE: The development of a computerized prescriber order-entry (CPOE) system for chemotherapy in a multisite safety-net health system and the challenges to its successful implementation are described. SUMMARY: Before CPOE for chemotherapy was first implemented and embedded in the electronic medical record system of Harris Health System (HHS), pharmacy personnel relied on regimen-specific preprinted order sets. However, due to differences in practice styles and workflow logistics, the paper orders across the 3 facilities were mostly site specific, with varying clinical content...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Kalliopi Platoni, Sotiria Triantopoulou, Maria Dilvoi, Efi Koutsouveli, Agapi Ploussi, Virginia Tsapaki
PURPOSE: Though the number of women scientists is increasing over the years, studies show that they are still under-represented in leadership roles. The purpose of this work is to establish the percentage of women Medical Physicists (wMPs) that have participated in European scientific events and evaluate it as an indication of the current position of women in the field of Medical Physics in Europe and to propose possible ways to encourage their participation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data regarding the participants in European scientific events of Medical Physics were collected...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Danelle Cayea, Kim Tartaglia, Amit Pahwa, Heather Harrell, Amy Shaheen, Valerie J Lang
PURPOSE: The clinical skills needed to practice high-value care (HVC) are core to all medical disciplines. Medical students form practice habits early and HVC instruction is essential to this formation. The purpose of this study was to describe the state of HVC instruction and assessment in internal medicine clerkships and identify needs for additional curricula. METHOD: In 2014, the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine conducted its annual survey of 121 U.S...
March 6, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Steve Slott
Steve Stott, managing director of Medical Air, discusses the many benefits of ultraclean ventilation systems in the 21st century operating theatre environment, explaining that the development of ever-more advanced and 'flexibly designed' UCV canopies has enabled them to be installed in a wide range of theatres, extending the variety of surgeries that can be undertaken, while helping to minimise the risk of surgical site infection.
June 2017: Health Estate
Ingvild Haraldstad Skårdal, Reidun Førde
BACKGROUND: In 2009, the Norwegian Directorate of Health published the national guidelines 'Decision-making processes in the limitation of life-prolonging treatment' (1). It is not known whether the recommendations in the guidelines are followed in clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to investigate the decision-making process when a DNR order has been issued to refrain from resuscitation and the patient group for whom such an order is made. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The patients studied were hospitalised in the medical ward of a local hospital in 2012...
March 6, 2018: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
A S Sarkisov, S A Sarkisov
The article involves archive documents to restore at its most fullness the biography of Stepan Minaievich Khodjamirov. In 1938--1940 he was a former rector of the first Moscow medical institute. S.M. Khodjamirov was born in 1893. He participated in the First World War (1914--1918), in revolutionary events during becoming of the Soviet power in Caucasus (1918--1921). In 1923, he entered medical faculty of the Moscow first medical university, graduated it in 1926 and proceeded education in odinatura (clinical studies) and aspirantura (post-graduate study) under the guidance of prominent scientist and therapist D...
July 2017: Problemy Sot︠s︡ialʹnoĭ Gigieny, Zdravookhranenii︠a︡ i Istorii Medit︠s︡iny
Leslie Sheu, Catherine Burke, Dylan Masters, Patricia S O'Sullivan
Phenomenon: Preclerkship medical education has undergone extensive reform, and the clerkship years are growing targets for curricular innovation. As institutions implement new preclerkship curricula to better prepare medical students to practice medicine in the context of modern healthcare systems, the perspective of clerkship leaders regarding clerkship student roles and potential for change will facilitate redefining these roles so that preclerkship educational innovations can continue into clerkships. APPROACH: In this qualitative exploratory study, authors conducted semistructured interviews with clerkship and site directors for eight core clerkships from April to May 2016...
March 6, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Alessandra Mereu, Sara Frau, Alessandra Murgia, Alessandra Sotgiu, Alberto Lai, Federica Pisano, Fabio Marongiu, Igor Portoghese, Lucia Pinna, Elide Lepori, Pierangelo Origa, Antonio Azara, Paolo Castiglia, Maria Giuliana Solinas, Sabrina Porcheddu, Laura Saderi, Federico Argiolas, Stefano Murtas, Maria Giovanna Murru, Maria Rosa Faedda, Anna Maria Corriga, Noemi Maria Mereu, Laura Spada, Giuseppe Maria Sechi, Francesco Massa, Simona Accalai, Francesca Sanna, Caterina Bellu, Marcello Campagna, Silvia Prasciolu, Cinzia Aresu, Monica Pedron, Maria Anna Pes, Emanuela Pisone, Elisabetta Pezzi, Paolo Contu, Claudia Sardu
OBJECTIVES: to explore clinicians vision on hospital discharge records in order to identify useful elements to foster a more accurate compiling. DESIGN: qualitative research with phenomenological approach. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: participants were selected through purposive sampling among clinicians of two hospitals located in Sardinia; the sample included 76 people (32 medical directors and 44 doctors in training). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: identified codes for themes under investigation: vision of accurate compiling, difficulties, and proposals...
January 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
Hari S Raman, David D Limbrick, Wilson Z Ray, Dean W Coble, Sophie Church, Ralph G Dacey, Gregory J Zipfel
OBJECTIVE The challenging nature of neurosurgical residency necessitates that appropriate measures are taken by training programs to ensure that residents are properly progressing through their education. Residents who display a pattern of performance deficiencies must be identified and promptly addressed by faculty and program directors to ensure that resident training and patient care are not affected. While studies have been conducted to characterize these so-called "problem residents" in other specialties, no current data regarding the prevalence and management of such residents in neurosurgery exist...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Christine M Armour, Shelley Danielle Dougan, Jo-Ann Brock, Radha Chari, Bernie N Chodirker, Isabelle DeBie, Jane A Evans, William T Gibson, Elena Kolomietz, Tanya N Nelson, Frédérique Tihy, Mary Ann Thomas, Dimitri J Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND: The aim of this guideline is to provide updated recommendations for Canadian genetic counsellors, medical geneticists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, clinical laboratory geneticists and other practitioners regarding the use of chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) for prenatal diagnosis. This guideline replaces the 2011 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)-Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) Joint Technical Update. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group consisting of medical geneticists, genetic counsellors, maternal fetal medicine specialists and clinical laboratory geneticists was assembled to review existing literature and guidelines for use of CMA in prenatal care and to make recommendations relevant to the Canadian context...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
Hela Elloumi, Reem Bouarrouj, Ashraf Chadli Debbiche, Ali Mrabet, Chadli Dziri
INTRODUCTION: Several theses are supported, every year, in the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis but their scientific become is this day unknown. The most part of specialities have not bibliometric data. OBJECTIVES: This work had for objectives to study the still unknown future of theses of Tunis Faculty of Medecine during 2004-2005, in terms of publication in indexed reviews and to determine the predictive factors of their publication. METHODS: This was a descriptive bibliometric study of theses supported at the Tunis Faculty of Medicine between January 1st, 2004 and december 31st, 2005...
April 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
I Chanavaz-Lacheray, E Darai, P Descamps, A Agostini, M Poilblanc, P Rousset, P-A Bolze, P Panel, P Collinet, T Hebert, O Graesslin, H Martigny, J-L Brun, H Dechaud, C Mezan De Malartic, L Piechon, A Wattiez, C Chapron, F Golfier
OBJECTIVES: The Collège national des gynécologues obstétriciens français (CNGOF), in agreement with the Société de chirurgie gynécologique et pelvienne (SCGP), has set up a commission in 2017 to define endometriosis expert centres, with the aim of optimizing endometriosis care in France. METHODS: The committee included members from university and general hospitals as well as private facilities, representing medical, surgical and radiological aspects of endometriosis care...
February 25, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Afsha Aurshina, Anil Hingorani, Amrit Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that there may be significant differences between academic productivity of the vascular training programs in the United States (US) and Europe. In an effort to explore theory, we reviewed the number of vascular publications listed in PubMed from 2010 to 2015 for US and European directors in vascular surgery. METHODS: The list of program directors from the Association of Program directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) and the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS) were queried for the names of the directors of vascular surgical training programs at the end of 2015...
February 24, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
H Bryant Nguyen, Carey C Thomson, Naftali Kaminski, Lynn M Schnapp, J Mark Madison, Robb W Glenny, Anne E Dixon
An academic medical career traditionally revolves around patient care, teaching, and scholarly projects. Thus, when an opportunity for a leadership role arises, such as Division Chief, the new leader is often unprepared with little or no formal leadership training. In this article, academic leaders of the Association of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division Directors reviewed several leadership concepts adapted from the business sector and applied years of their experience to aid new division chiefs with their first day on the job...
February 27, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Reinier G Hoff, Joost Frenkel, Saskia M Imhof, Olle Ten Cate
Postgraduate medical training in the Netherlands has become increasingly individualized. In this article, the authors describe current practices for three residency programs at the University Medical Center Utrecht: anesthesiology, pediatrics, and ophthalmology. These programs are diverse yet share characteristics allowing for individualized residency training. New residents enter each program throughout the year, avoiding a large simultaneous influx of inexperienced doctors. The usual duration of each is five years...
March 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Katie Murphy, Helen Coo, Ruth Warre, Vibhuti Shah, Kimberly Dow
Background: There are no evidence-based national guidelines for managing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and surveys from other countries have demonstrated considerable variations in practice. Objective: To describe NAS management practices in Canada. Method: The directors of all Level 2 and Level 3 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) were contacted to request their participation in a structured telephone survey. Frequency distributions were generated and associations between practice variations and unit type (Level 2 or 3) and size were examined...
June 2017: Paediatrics & Child Health
Caroline A M Buis, Marina A W Eckenhausen, Olle Ten Cate
Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate residents' preferences in dealing with personal multi-source feedback (MSF) reports with or without the support of a coach. Methods: Residents employed for at least half a year in the study hospital were eligible to participate. All 43 residents opting to discuss their MSF report with a psychologist-coach before discussing results with the program director were included. Semi-structured interviews were conducted following individual coaching sessions...
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Medical Education
Lise Carolyn Johnson, Margaret Toro, Emily Vishnja, Arielle Berish, Bianca Mills, Zhigang Lu, Ellice Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Although the utility of universal newborn hearing screening is undisputed, testing protocols vary. In particular, the impact of the infant's age at the time of automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) screening has not been well studied. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of newborn hearing screening data in 6817 low-risk, term and late-preterm newborns at our large, urban, academic medical center for a 1-year period to analyze the impact of age and other factors on the screening failure rate and referral for diagnostic testing...
February 22, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
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