Inherent to the teaching and practice of emergency medicine are specific challenges not found in other specialties - the unknowns of the emergency department, the need to identify life- and limb-threatening conditions, the pressure to solve problems and find solutions quickly, and the orchestration of clinical specialists and ancillary services. Because of these unique demands, books written by clinicians from other disciplines, that extrapolate their information from other specialties, aren't always suitable references for teachers of emergency medicine. This book is different - it shows how to incorporate effective teaching strategies into the unique teaching atmosphere of the emergency department, how to effectively lecture, lead small groups, give feedback, foster life-long faculty development skills, and much more - it is written by emergency medicine physicians for emergency medicine physicians. Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine gets to the essential core of how to best teach the art of practicing emergency medicine - and provides the blueprint to become a better teacher, providing guidance on how to accomplish skilful teaching in busy emergency departments.
It provides emergency physicians and trainees with the necessary tools to effectively and efficiently transmit information to learners in the often times chaotic emergency department environment.
Table of Contents
Editors and Contributors. Preface. Section 1 Background/Introduction. Chapter 1 Adult learners in the emergency department. Chapter 2 Obstacles to teaching in the emergency department. Chapter 3 Teaching and patient care in emergency medicine. Section 2 Teaching in the Emergency Department. Chapter 4 Bedside teaching in the emergency department. Chapter 5 Teaching procedures: beyond "see one, do one, teach one". Chapter 6 Providing feedback in the emergency department. Chapter 7 The computer as a teaching tool. Chapter 8 Teaching the intangibles: professionalism and interpersonal skills/communication. Section 3 Teaching Specific Groups. Chapter 9 Teaching medical students. Chapter 10 Teaching trainees from other services in the emergency department. Chapter 11 The education of resident physicians in emergency medicine: a United States perspective. Chapter 12 Teaching physicians in training how to teach. Section 4 Improving as an Educator in Emergency Medicine. Chapter 13 Characteristics of great teachers. Chapter 14 Effective presentation skills. Chapter 15 Small group discussion skills. Chapter 16 Faculty development as a guide for becoming a better teacher. Section 5 Teaching Techniques and Strategies. Chapter 17 Strategies for effective clinical emergency department teaching. Chapter 18 Pearls and pitfalls in teaching: what works, what doesn't?. Index
Main Editor: Robert L. Rogers Associate Editors: Amal Mattu, Michael Winters, and Joseph Martinez All from The University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland