Synopses & Reviews
Medical simulation has been a transformative force in medical education. Through the use of increasingly sophisticated technology, we are now able to simulate everything from yearly family doctor visits and simple procedures to complex operations such as heart surgery. Now more than ever, simulation is an essential tool for delivering the highest quality training, and it can be particularly valuable to physicians who teach in the acute care setting, where it is not always possible or practical to allow students to learn by working directly with patients.
This book is written and designed specifically to guide medical educators in emergency medicine on how to integrate medical simulation into their teaching and achieve optimal results. Inside you’ll find:
• Clinical cases drawn from faculty at major teaching centers, formatted and annotated so that they can be tailored to novice or advanced learners and easily deployed in a diverse range of settings.
• Cases that cover the full spectrum of EM pathology.
• Valuable ‘tips or tricks’ accompanying images and patient data.
• A Companion Website including imaging and laboratory results pertinent to each case study – presented in Powerpoint format for easy download; video clips to simulate sonogram results.
An invaluable new resource for training emergency physicians, nurses, and EMTs/paramedics, Emergency Medicine Simulation Workbook: A Tool for Bringing the Curriculum to Life provides a roadmap to the unique educational benefits of medical simulation along with a wealth of material educators can adapt for use in their own teaching and assessment portfolios.
This book is written and designed to provide medical educators in emergency medicine with resource for integrating medical simulation into their teaching practices. Material is provided in the form of clinical cases which are drawn from a diverse group of faculty authors from a range of major teaching centers. The cases provide readers with a full spectrum of pathology. Moreover, each case is formatted and annotated so that it can be tailored to novice or advanced learners, and easily deployed in a diversity of settings. Valuable “tips or tricks” accompany images patient data. Overall, this book is deal for use by EM educators as part of a tailored teaching and assessment portfolio.
Medical simulation training involves simulated human patients, educational documents or computer models with detailed simulated animations and/or interactive functionality. This book is written and designed to provide medical educators in emergency medicine with resource for integrating medical simulation into their teaching practices and includes cases drawn from a diverse group of faculty authors across a wide range of medical teaching centers. Valuable “tips or tricks” accompany case images and other patient data and a companion website includes imaging and laboratory results pertinent to each case study.
About the Author
Traci L. Thoureen, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP and Sara B. Scott, MD
Clinical Assistant Professors, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Table of Contents
List of contributors, vii
James A. Gordon
1 Introduction: How to use this book, 1
Traci L. Thoureen and Sara B. Scott
2 Vascular emergencies, 3
Sarah B. Dubbs and Traci L. Thoureen
3 Resuscitation emergencies, 28
Albert T. Nguyen, Dustin D. Smith, T. Kent Denmark, Andrew Bard, and James W. Rhee
4 Gastrointestinal emergencies, 53
Corey R. Heitz and Raymond P. Ten Eyck
5 Renal/electrolyte emergencies, 85
Sara B. Scott and Catherine Pettit
6 Endocrine emergencies, 107
7 Environmental emergencies, 129
8 Obstetric emergencies, 154
Torrey A. Laack
9 Pulmonary/critical care emergencies, 178
Heather Mahoney and Ani Aydin
10 Toxicologic emergencies, 203
Rodney Omron, Harry E. Herverling, and Andrew I. Stolbach
11 Pediatric emergencies, 226
Jacqueline Nemer and Sandrijn van Schaik
12 Medical error/interpersonal communication, 253
T. Kent Denmark, Andrew Bard, Albert Nguyen, James W. Rhee, and Dustin D. Smith
13 Trauma emergencies, 280
Traci L. Thoureen and Sara B. Scott