Case Study: Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University’s main campus is located in Cullowhee, NC, just over 50 miles west of Asheville.  The first Baccalaureate Emergency Medical Care (EMC) program in the nation, the Program is one of only fourteen institutions in the country offering the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Care. We spoke with Melisa McNeil, […]

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Live Webinar: Assessing Pediatric Pain

Later this month we will be discussing the assessment of pain in the pediatric patient. This is an important topic, as many children do not yet have a voice to express pain the way adults might present to a provider. This topic is important for ALL practitioners and educators from paramedic medicine, nursing and advanced […]

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Case of the Month

Our case of the month features one of our first cases ever published by Dr. David Peltzer, a rural family physician from Newton, North Carolina. Dr. Peltzer identified a case of a child with a rare disorder – Hirschsprung’s Disease – from a complaint that quite common – fussiness. This case highlights the powerful tool […]

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Synchronous Learning: One “Use Case” For Real Patient Video

When I started using real patient video to teach paramedic and medical students 17 years ago, it was in response to an education need that seemed obvious. Back then, the tools I was offered at Yale were PowerPoint lectures, “chalk talks” which really meant hand waving and lecturing “to” the students/learners. We have identified 7 […]

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Featured Case of the Month

Our featured free access case of the month was created by Dr. David Abrams, a well established internal medicine physician who is part of the clinical teaching faculty at USC School of Medicine. You can access the case here: Providing patient-centered care to the elder population requires a special relationship between physician and patient.  This […]

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Active Learning Using Video Content

The more we hear from our educational subscribers about the way they are combating changing learner trends, what becomes unbelievably apparent is how they rely on active learning strategies to better engage students. These can range from student lead discussions, to Socratic questioning, to breakout groups and countless others. While many have cited multimedia as […]

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