I got the chance to use and evaluate the Kyoto Kagaku Ultrasound guided Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter procedure phantom. The phantom consists of a torso and an arm that articulates at the shoulder to be able to place the arm in different positions.
The upper arm has a replaceable area that can be ultrasounded and cannulated. The targets are the cephalic and basilic veins. The vessels outside of the insert are clear so you can see the wire and/or catheter threading. There is the ability to place the wire in to the SVC and the IJ. There is a vessel that is used to fill the model and could be considered an azygos vein, but its take off is a little odd.
The video goes over the phantom’s parts and images along with demonstration of access and wire threading.
Disclosure: PICC Phantom was provided by Kyoto Kagaku for review.
Here is the Twitter transcript from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2014 Annual meeting, #SAEM14. During the conference we became a world wide trending topic thanks to the discussions and retweets.
We also had a record number of attendees at the conference along with an increased number of people on Twitter and number of tweets. Nowhere near the numbers that we get for ACEP but growing. The Symplur graph shows the volume over the conference.
At the 2014 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual meeting Michelle Lin (M_Lin), Nicholas Genes (@NickGenes), Robert Cooney (@EMEducation), and myself (@takeokun) give a didactic session entitled “Twitter to Tenure: Use of Social Media to Advance Your Academic Career”.
We discussed the relationship of social media and #FOAMed to scholarship, the traditional markers of academic scholarly activity in the setting of US Graduate Medical Education, and our experience in social media over the years. Here is a recording of our lecture presentation and the questions from the audience. The audio is limited due to some technical difficulties while traveling.
I would also pay attention to the discussion from Ed Panacek at about 57:24. Ed has some very important things to say about social media and academic careers/advancement, Michelle may have also let a little surprise slip.
There was a session at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2014 Annual Meeting focusing on education in Point of Care Ultrasound. There were several speakers and I was asked to speak on resident education, particularly to focus on simulation and social media and how it fits with EM Resident ultrasound education. This is a fairly large and broad area to cover in 15 minutes or less.
I chose to focus on how to simulation and social media can assist in education and deliberate practice to get learners to an “expert performance” level. The information may not be new to people who are familiar with simulation or social media. My goal was to show how these things can be helpful from a conceptual and design view for education. Also to provide information that you can use if you have to justify to others why social media or simulation is important to your educational program and why it should be supported.
This is a recording of the presentation, sorry the audio is not as clear but did not have the external microphone for the recording.