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Andrew Grock, William Paolo
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September 2016: Clin Exp Emerg Med
David J T Campbell, Marcello Tonelli, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Chad Mitchell, Ross Tsuyuki, Noah Ivers, Tavis Campbell, Raj Pannu, Eric Verkerke, Scott Klarenbach, Kathryn King-Shier, Peter Faris, Derek Exner, Vikas Chaubey, Braden Manns
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases result in significant morbidity and costs. Although medications and lifestyle changes are effective for improving outcomes in chronic diseases, many patients do not receive these treatments, in part because of financial barriers, patient and provider-level knowledge gaps, and low patient motivation. The Assessing outcomes of enhanced chronic disease care through patient education and a value-based formulary study (ACCESS) will determine the impact of two interventions: (1) a value-based formulary which eliminates copayment for high-value preventive medications; and (2) a comprehensive self-management support program aimed at promoting health behavior change and medication adherence, combined with relay of information on medication use to healthcare providers, on cardiovascular events and/or mortality in low-income seniors with elevated cardiovascular risk...
September 26, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
Charlotte Gardair, Guilhem Bousquet, Jacqueline Lehmann-Che, Cédric de Bazelaire, Patricia de Cremoux, Jeanne Tran Van Nhieu, Marie Sockeel, Maxime Battistella, Julien Calvani, Jocelyne Gervais, Yohann Pottier, Laurent Prévaut, Karima Sekri, Philippe Bertheau
Massive open online course (or MOOC) is a new online and open access teaching approach aimed at unlimited participation and providing interactions among students and teaching staff. These academic courses, often still free, lead to the delivery of a certificate of attendance and could soon also deliver a diploma. The MOOC "Stratégies diagnostiques des cancers" will be hosted in autumn 2016 on the platform "France Université Numérique" and will have two levels of learners: students in the field of health and biology and the general public...
October 2016: Annales de Pathologie
Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, Heidi L Jung, Angelica Aguirre, Jane L Nichols, William B Root
The e-Transformation in higher education, in which Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are playing a pivotal role, has had an impact on the modality in which behavior analysis is taught. In this paper, we survey the history and implications of online education including MOOCs and describe the implementation and results for the discipline's first MOOC, delivered at Southern Illinois University in spring 2015. Implications for the globalization and free access of higher education are discussed, as well as the parallel between MOOCs and Skinner's teaching machines...
March 2016: Behavior Analysis in Practice
Dominik A Ettlin, Isabelle Sommer, Ben Brönnimann, Sergio Maffioletti, Jörg Scheidt, Mei-Yin Hou, Nenad Lukic, Beat Steiger
BACKGROUND: Medical symptoms independent of body location burden individuals to varying degrees and may require care by more than one expert. Various paper and computer-based tools exist that aim to comprehensively capture data for optimal clinical management and research. METHODS: A web-based interdisciplinary symptom evaluation (WISE) was newly designed, constructed, and technically implemented. For worldwide applicability and to avoid copyright infringements, open source software tools and free validated questionnaires available in multiple languages were used...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
Rhian Isaac, Astrid Gerrard, Kevin Bazaz
BACKGROUND: Pressures to open pharmacy services 7 days a week, with no financial input for these extra resources, has knock on effects that may dilute accessibility to clinical pharmacists in specialist areas. AIMS: The aim of this survey was to assess opinions of the users of the current pharmacy services to PICU and the planned extended hours provision. METHOD: An e-survey was sent to PIC Consultants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, and Senior Nursing Staff following a six month period of increased clinical pharmacists time allocation to PIC...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Kunihiko Suzuki, Alan Edelson, Leslie L Iversen, Laura Hausmann, Jörg B Schulz, Anthony J Turner
Scientific journals that are owned by a learned society, like the Journal of Neurochemistry (JNC), which is owned by the International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), benefit the scientific community in that a large proportion of the income is returned to support the scientific mission of the Society. The income generated by the JNC enables the ISN to organize conferences as a platform for members and non-members alike to share their research, supporting researchers particularly in developing countries by travel grants and other funds, and promoting education in student schools...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
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"Universal design provides a blueprint for maximum inclusion of all people" [7]. This statement is now nearly 20 years old. The present collection of papers from the 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD 2016) is testament to the fact that Universal Design is now benefitting from a climate that is more knowledgeable about, and possibly more accommodating of, individual differences between people. However, there are still many open issues, and much to be learnt from exchanging experiences between all stakeholders interested in Universal Design, be they policy makers, practitioners or researchers...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
David I Lewis
The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry is undergoing rapid development and expansion. Critical to this process, and the future of drug discovery in India is the continued education and training of integrative or in vivo pharmacologists, equipped with the knowledge, skills and expertise to undertake studies using laboratory animals. Modern in vivo pharmacologists not only require manual or technical skills, but a much broader education including in animal welfare, ethics, the principles of the replacement, refinement and reduction of animals in research, and nonanimal alternative techniques...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Jaime Jordan, David Jones, Dustin Williams, Jeffrey Druck
OBJECTIVES: Education research is a developing field. It is unknown if there are adequate venues for scholarship distribution. The objectives of this study were to identify types of education scholarship produced, where this type of scholarship is published, barriers to achieving publication for education scholarship, and perceptions of adequacy of publication venues. METHODS: Study participants were emergency medicine (EM) education and academic leaders who completed an online survey consisting of multiple-choice, completion, and 10-point Likert scale items...
June 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Sarah C Fankhauser, Rebeccah S Lijek
Primary literature is the most reliable and direct source of scientific information, but most middle school and high school science is taught using secondary and tertiary sources. One reason for this is that primary science articles can be difficult to access and interpret for young students and for their teachers, who may lack exposure to this type of writing. The Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) was created to fill this gap and provide primary research articles that can be accessed and read by students and their teachers...
March 2016: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
Teresa Man-Yee Chan, Andrew Grock, Michael Paddock, Kulamakan Kulasegaram, Lalena M Yarris, Michelle Lin
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Since 2014, Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) has used the Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) score to critically appraise online content. The primary goals of this study are to determine the interrater reliability (IRR) of the ALiEM AIR rating score and determine its correlation with expert educator gestalt. We also determine the minimum number of educator-raters needed to achieve acceptable reliability. METHODS: Eight educators each rated 83 online educational posts with the ALiEM AIR scale...
March 29, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Noriko Nagao, Aya Tsuchiya, Sae Ando, Mizue Arita, Takashi Toyonaga, Ikuko Miyawaki
This study aimed to clarify psychosocial influences of waiting periods on patients undergoing endoscopic submucosal dissection for cancer at an advanced medical care facility in Japan. Subjects were consenting patients hospitalized from 2009 to 2010. Qualitative and quantitative data were gathered about patients' characteristics, disease and stage, and waiting period. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze free statements and interview data. Subjects included 154 patients with an average wait period of 46...
March 16, 2016: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
Robert Stuntz, Robert Clontz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Emergency physicians are using free open access medical education (FOAM) resources at an increasing rate. The extent to which FOAM resources cover the breadth of emergency medicine core content is unknown. We hypothesize that the content of FOAM resources does not provide comprehensive or balanced coverage of the scope of knowledge necessary for emergency medicine providers. Our objective is to quantify emergency medicine core content covered by FOAM resources and identify the predominant FOAM topics...
May 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Christopher L Carroll, Kristi Bruno, Michael vonTschudi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Michał Pawlak
The paper discusses the issue of spreading medical knowledge, connected particularly with ultrasonography, by the social media. Such a way of sharing knowledge and experience results from the needs of recipients - physicians who daily have limited free time. The paper presents the phenomenon of the free open access medical education (FOAM) along with its genesis, an open and global nature as well as the main communication channels. It is emphasized that education via the social media is becoming an element of the mainstream medical didactics...
December 2014: Journal of Ultrasonography
Tony Habesha, Zewdie Aderaw, Serawit Lakew
BACKGROUND: According to the 2007 Ethiopian census, youths aged 15-24 years were more than 15.2 million which contributes to 20.6% of the whole population. These very large and productive groups of the population are exposed to various sexual and reproductive health risks. The aim of this study was to assess exposure to Sexually Explicit Materials (SEM) and factors associated with exposure among preparatory school students in Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional institution based study involving 770 randomly selected youth students of preparatory schools at Hawassa city...
2015: Reproductive Health
Guillermo Mañanes, Miguel A Vallejo, Laura Vallejo-Slocker
OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of users of a smoking cessation programme run by the Open University of Spain (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia [UNED]). METHODS: We examined the demographic, psychological and smoking characteristics of 23,763 smokers who participated in the on-line smoking cessation program of the UNED. The programme was open to any smoker, free of charge, and was fully automated and with direct access. RESULTS: A total of 93...
January 2016: Gaceta Sanitaria
Tim J Leeuwenburg, Casey Parker
Rural clinicians require expertise across a broad range of specialties, presenting difficulty in maintaining currency of knowledge and application of best practice. Free open access medical education is a new paradigm in continuing professional education. Use of the internet and social media allows a globally accessible crowd-sourced adjunct, providing inline (contextual) and offline (asynchronous) content to augment traditional educational principles and the availability of relevant resources for life-long learning...
July 2015: Rural and Remote Health
David Pearson, Robert Cooney, Michael C Bond
Social media (SM) is a form of electronic communication through which users create online communities and interactive platforms to exchange information, ideas, messages, podcasts, videos, and other user-generated content. Emergency medicine (EM) has embraced the healthcare applications of SM at a rapid pace and continues to explore the potential benefit for education. Free Open Access Meducation has emerged from the ever-expanding collection of SM interactions and now represents a virtual platform for sharing educational media...
July 2015: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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