Work in progress: Scoring 2009 educational research publications

As mentioned in earlier post, I am part of a fun and amazingly accomplished team of medical educators in Emergency Medicine. We are publishing an annual series reviewing the top educational research publications for the year, based on methodology, innovation, and relevance to EM. See the PubMed abstract of our publication reviewing 2008 articles.

Here is the list of 31 articles from 2009, which have made the cut for review by our 6-person team.
  • Adler, M. D., J. A. Vozenilek, et al. (2009). "Development and evaluation of a simulation-based pediatric emergency medicine curriculum." Academic Medicine 84(7): 935-41.
  • Augestad, K. M., R. O. Lindsetmo, et al. (2009). "Overcoming distance: video-conferencing as a clinical and educational tool among surgeons.[see comment]." World Journal of Surgery 33(7): 1356-65.
  • Barsuk, J. H., E. R. Cohen, et al. (2009). "Use of simulation-based education to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections.[see comment]." Archives of Internal Medicine 169(15): 1420-3.
  • Bernstein, S. L., E. D. Boudreaux, et al. (2009). "Efficacy of a brief intervention to improve emergency physicians' smoking cessation counseling skills, knowledge, and attitudes." Substance Abuse 30(2): 158-81.
  • Blaivas, M., S. Adhikari, et al. (2009). "An unseen danger: frequency of posterior vessel wall penetration by needles during attempts to place internal jugular vein central catheters using ultrasound guidance.[see comment]." Critical Care Medicine 37(8): 2345-9; quiz 2359.
  • Carter, K. A., B. C. Dawson, et al. (2009). "RVU ready? Preparing emergency medicine resident physicians in documentation for an incentive-based work environment." Academic Emergency Medicine 16(5): 423-8.
  • Cicero, M. X., E. Blake, et al. (2009). "Impact of an educational intervention on residents' knowledge of pediatric disaster medicine." Pediatric Emergency Care 25(7): 447-51.
  • Donoghue AJ, Durbin DR, Nadel FM, Stryjewski GR, Kost SI, Nadkarni VM. Effect of high-fidelity simulation on Pediatric Advanced Life Support training in pediatric house staff: a randomized trial. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Mar;25(3):139-44.
  • Fernandez, R., S. Compton, et al. (2009). "The presence of a family witness impacts physician performance during simulated medical codes." Critical Care Medicine 37(6): 1956-60.
  • Gerbase, M. W., M. Germond, et al. (2009). "When the evaluated becomes evaluator: what can we learn from students' experiences during clerkships?" Academic Medicine 84(7): 877-85.
  • Girzadas, D. V., Jr., M. S. Antonis, et al. (2009). "Hybrid simulation combining a high fidelity scenario with a pelvic ultrasound task trainer enhances the training and evaluation of endovaginal ultrasound skills." Academic Emergency Medicine 16(5): 429-35.
  • Goldman, E., M. Plack, et al. (1108). "Learning in a Chaotic Environment." Journal of Workplace Learning 21(7): 555-574.
  • Hoffman, L., K. Bott, et al. (2009). "Influence of assigned reading on senior medical student clinical performance." The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 10(1): 23-9.
  • Hsieh, Y. H., J. J. Jung, et al. (2009). "Emergency Medicine Resident Attitudes and Perceptions of HIV Testing Before and After a Focused Training Program and Testing Implementation." Academic Emergency Medicine 16(11): 1165-1173.
  • Jason Thurman, R., E. Katz, et al. (2009). "Emergency medicine residency applicant perceptions of unethical recruiting practices and illegal questioning in the match." Academic Emergency Medicine 16(6): 550-7.
  • Jeanmonod, R., C. Brook, et al. (2009). "Resident productivity as a function of emergency department volume, shift time of day, and cumulative time in the emergency department." American Journal of Emergency Medicine 27(3): 313-9.
  • Kimmel, S., S. L. Smith, et al. (2009). "Tobacco Screening Multicomponent Quality Improvement Network Program: Beyond Education." Academic Emergency Medicine 16(11): 1186-1192.
  • Kruger, A., B. Gillmann, et al. (2009). "Teaching non-technical skills for critical incidents: Crisis resource management training for medical students]." Anaesthesist 58(6): 582-8.
  • Larsen, D. P., A. C. Butler, et al. (2009). "Repeated testing improves long-term retention relative to repeated study: a randomised controlled trial." Medical Education 43(12): 1174-81.
  • Laskey, S., R. K. Cydulka, et al. (2009). "Applicant considerations associated with selection of an emergency medicine residency program." Academic Emergency Medicine 16(4): 355-59.
  • Ledrick, D., S. Fisher, et al. (2009). "An assessment of emergency medicine residents' ability to perform in a multitasking environment." Academic Medicine 84(9): 1289-94.
  • McIntosh, M. S., J. Konzelmann, et al. (2009). "Stabilization and treatment of dental avulsions and fractures by emergency physicians using just-in-time training." Annals of Emergency Medicine 54(4): 585-92.
  • Narang, A. T., P. F. Oldeg, et al. (2009). "Comparison of intubation success of video laryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy in the difficult airway using high-fidelity simulation." Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of The Society for Medical Simulation 4(3): 160-5.
  • Nguyen HB, Daniel-Underwood L, Van Ginkel C, Wong M, Lee D, Lucas AS, Palaganas J, Banta D, Denmark TK, Clem K. An educational course including medical simulation for early goal-directed therapy and the severe sepsis resuscitation bundle: an evaluation for medical student training. Resuscitation. 2009 Jun;80(6):674-9.
  • Penciner, R. and R. Penciner (2009). "Emergency medicine preclerkship observerships: evaluation of a structured experience." CJEM Canadian Journal of Emergency Medical Care 11(3): 235-9.
  • Southern, W. N., J. H. Arnsten, et al. (2009). "The effect of erroneous computer interpretation of ECGs on resident decision making." Medical Decision Making 29(3): 372-6.
  • Ten Eyck, R. P., M. Tews, et al. (2009). "Improved medical student satisfaction and test performance with a simulation-based emergency medicine curriculum: a randomized controlled trial." Annals of Emergency Medicine 54(5): 684-91.
  • Williams, J. B., M. A. McDonough, et al. (2009). "Intermethod reliability of real-time versus delayed videotaped evaluation of a high-fidelity medical simulation septic shock scenario." Academic Emergency Medicine 16(9): 887-93.
  • Woo, M. Y., J. Frank, et al. (2009). "Effectiveness of a novel training program for emergency medicine residents in ultrasound-guided insertion of central venous catheters." Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 11(4): 343-348.
  • Wright, M. C., B. G. Phillips-Bute, et al. (2009). "Assessing teamwork in medical education and practice: relating behavioural teamwork ratings and clinical performance." Medical Teacher 31(1): 30-8.
  • Zabar, S., T. Ark, et al. (2009). "Can unannounced standardized patients assess professionalism and communication skills in the emergency department?" Academic Emergency Medicine 16(9): 915-8.
We are "grading" each article based on:
  • Introduction
  • Design of study methodology
  • Strength of study design
  • Data collection process
  • Data analysis
  • Discussion section
  • Limitations section
  • Innovation of project
  • Relevance of project to EM
  • Clarity of writing
The articles with the top scores and inter-rater agreement will be discussed in our 2009 review. Email me if you'd like to score the articles along with us for fun. I'll send you the article pdf's and our score sheet!
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