This is a collaboration between the editors of Academic Emergency Medicine and the Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Each podcast offers a pre-publication look at a chosen article, with an interview with its corresponding author. Visit www.brownemblog.com (AEM Early Access section) to find the links to each article and other related educational materials.
AEM Early Access 48: Rates and acceptance of SARS‐CoV‐2 vaccination among ED personnel
The COVERED project is a multicenter, prospective cohort surveillance project at 20 urban U.S. academic medical centers. The project's primary aim was to estimate the attributable risk of occupational acquisition of COVID‐19 in ED personnel during a 20‐week follow‐up. At completion we surveyed participants regarding receipt of vaccines, feelings of personal safety after vaccination, personal protective equipment (PPE) use and, if applicable, reasons for declining vaccination.
AEM Early Access 48: The Effect of Trauma Center Verification Level on Outcomes in TBI patients undergoing Inter-facility Transfer
Previous literature demonstrates increased mortality for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with transfer to a Level II versus Level I trauma center. Our objective is to determine the effect of the most recent American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient resources manual (“The Orange Book”) on outcomes after severe TBI after interfacility transfer to Level I vs Level II center.
AEM Early Access 47: Emergency Physicians and Personal Narratives Improve the Perceived Effectiveness of COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations on Social Media
Containment of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic requires the public to change behavior under social distancing mandates. Social media are important information dissemination platforms that can augment traditional channels communicating public health recommendations. The objective of the study is to assess the effectiveness of COVID-19 public health messaging on Twitter when delivered by emergency physicians and containing personal narratives.
AEM Education & Training 27: Learner Perceptions of Electronic End-of-Shift Evaluations on an Emergency Medicine Clerkship
As students on an emergency medicine (EM) rotation work with different faculty on a daily basis, EM clerkships often incorporate an end‐of‐shift evaluation to capture sufficient student performance data. Electronic shift evaluations have been shown to increase faculty completion compliance. This study aimed to examine learner perceptions of their individualized feedback during an EM clerkship following the adoption of an electronic evaluation tool.
AEM Education and Training 26: The Teacher, The Assessor, and the Patient Protector
In this study, we examined how the context of the emergency department (ED) shapes the ways in which emergency physicians reconcile their competing roles in patient care and clinical supervision to optimize learning and ensure patient safety.
AEM Early Access 45: Identifying Maltreatment in Infants and Young Children Presenting With Fractures
Child abuse is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in preverbal children who cannot explain their injuries. Fractures are among the most common injuries associated with abuse but of themselves fractures may not be recognized as abusive until a comprehensive child abuse evaluation is completed, often prompted by other signs or subjective features. We sought to determine which children presenting with rib or long‐bone fractures should undergo a routine abuse evaluation based on age.