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Total Learning Objects currently in library: 1093


12 Sep 13

Interview with Jason - could be a resource for PT Students

Description: 

This is a trial of using this website.  I've pasted Neil's offering of an interview into a word file, and posted it.  Perhaps we could use this website to make our comments, but also, ultimately find a place here for this and other links that could be useful for us to share. 

Katherine Harman
16 Sep 13

Evidence-Based Preventative Care Checklist For New Immigrants and Refugees

Description: 

This Clinical e-Checklist (English and French versions) is the first online evidence tool to assist in the learning and delivery of preventative care for immigrants and refugees.

The tool was conceptualized by Dr. Kevin Pottie who is a Bruyère Research Institute scientist, Bruyère Continuing Care family physician, associate professor at the University of Ottawa, and national leader in refugee health. The Clinical e-Checklist draws on the Canadian Immigrant Health Guidelines (CMAJ 2011) and on the Cochrane Immigrant Health Podcast series, both led by Dr. Pottie, as well as on the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. The e-Checklist provides precise clinical recommendations based on region of origin, thus making it more effective for the practitioner working with patients arriving from unfamiliar countries which in turn will improve the patients’ health outcomes.

The recommendations include a broad range of measures to prevent or treat tetanus, domestic violence, malaria and PTSD. The checklist changes seamlessly to correspond to medical conditions that are endemic in various world regions and link to resources such as the Centre for Disease Control malaria resources. The e-Checklist aims to be more than just a clinical checklist with its links to Cochrane Collaboration Podcasts to help support the learner in immigrant and refugee care.

Dr. Danyaal Raza and University of Ottawa medical student Rebecca Warmington contributed to this project in collaboration with the Ottawa Centre for E-Learning. Providing quality patient care to refugees and new Canadians is at the forefront of the Bruyère Clinic and partnered Wellness Centre at the Canadian Centre for Immigrants, which sees 800 newcomers each year.

“Evidence-based guidelines are an important step towards improving quality of care for our patients. Translating them into relevant and innovative point-of-care tools for front-line clinicians is the critical next step that allows us to make a tangible difference in the health of our patients,” says Dr. Raza. “This e-checklist does that, providing not only a valuable tool to current health care providers, but also an important teaching resource to trainees and others new to immigrant and refugee health.”

The evidence-based Clinical e-Checklist was launched by Dr. Raza at the North American Refugee Health Conference held June 6-9, 2013 in Toronto. It will also be presented at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver, Nov 7-9, 213 and the Ontario ASA Conference on Saturday November 30, 2013 in Toronto. 

Kevin Pottie
16 Sep 13

Refugees and Global Health e-Learning Program (8 Modules)

Description: 

e-learning resource for medical students interested refugee health, global health and international health. Serves as a primer for refugee health outreach programs, global health education, social accountability and service learning courses. Open access. 

With the help of inter-professional education funding, translation support from the UOttawa Dept of Family Medicine, programming and design from Centre for E-Learning, and helpful feedback from the e-learning -Gruner et al- RCT and focus groups,  we have reworked the look and content and created a twin French version. Please see :  http://ccirhken.ca/e-learning/?page_id=6

The revised e-learning includes new interdisciplinary content, a Khan Academy look, and Black Belt sections for those student who wish to go the extra mile. Currently our open access e-learning program is being used as an educational springboard for refugee outreach program training (UOttawa, UCalgary, Memorial, UWO, and USaskatchewan, U North Carolina), as an intro resource for pre-departure training (UWO), as a community medicine epi course (USaskatchewan), as an introduction for Service Learning programs (UOttawa Med 1) . We wish to expand its use to Interdisciplinary Global Health Programs in undergraduate programs and well as to support e-learning initiatives for Medecins Sans Frontieres.  Gruner, Archibald, McCarthy, Pottie et al have recently conducted two RCTs and focus groups- one with 3 med schools, and one with 50 MSF East African Association members- the Refugees and Global Health e-Learning Program increased Global Health Content and Self-Assessment Competencies, equivalent to the comparison convention (Lancet global health readings) but the student preferred the e-learning for flexibility, resources and unique learning approach.

We now have a suite of open access e-learning resources that complement the 2011 CCIRH-CMAJ guidelines- Refugee and Global Health e-learning,  Cochrane CCIRH Immigrant Health Podcasts, a web based CCIRH recommendations checklist and emerging Patient Decision support tools. We appreciate your help to date and would appreciate your ongoing help in dissemination and implementation of these CCIHR KEN resources:   http://ccirhken.ca. Finally we will run our CCIRH Refugees and Global Health Summer Institute for Med 1-2 student leaders June 2014 in Ottawa (max 24 participant spots)

Please contact Jessica Chen jessica.ting.chen@gmail.com who is our new  CCIRH KEN Research Coordinator if you have any questions, concerns or leads on where else the program could be implemented.  

Kevin Pottie
19 Aug 13

Enabling physicians to prepare for eHealth developments

Description: 

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario statement on eHealth in Vol. 9, Issue 2, 2013, Dialogue 

College statement signals to doctors that some eHealth literacy will be needed before too long

Catherine Peirce
17 May 13

Bob's Blues

Description: 

The Case presented features a patient with depression resultant from a combination of social, genetic, and addiction issues. You are his family physician evaluating him for these issues. You begin by reviewing your EMR and the provincial EMR. Continuing, you investigate his complaints including social issues such a caregiver burnout. You are then further lead to make a diagnosis and treat his underlying addiction issues. Outcomes are based upon your ability to relate to the patient, offer a solution to his caregiver burnout, choose proper medications and appropriately address his alcoholism. 

Participant in the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012-2013. 

This Virtual Patient Case was submitted as part of the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012  as part of the AFMC-Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum and e-Learning initiative.

The focus of the challenge is on virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other aspects of e-health to improve patient care. Below you will find the submission requirements including e-Health topics that must be incorporated in the case design, and the pedagogical and instructional case design criteria.

Tazirie LeClerc
17 May 13

John's Back Again

Description: 

 

Low back pain is one of the most common presentations in the Family Practice. In many patients, the low back pain is self-limiting. If there are no red flags, the patient can initially be treated with simple pain killers. However, of the patients seeking medical attention, many are unnecessarily being sent for further investigations, which contributes to high health care costs.
This case "John's back again" was developed for students to learn tips on diagnosing and managing low back pain, including exploring red flags symptoms. In addition, this case will give them an idea on how quickly health care costs can rise by ordering unnecessary tests. Furthermore, it shows them how Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and network systems operate and how they can be helpful and time-saving in daily practice.
For the authors, this case gives them an opportunity to see how feedback and instructions influence the student's choices in physical exam and management plan during John's second visit to their office.
Students can get direct feedback during the case and get an overall summary on their performance at the end of the case. 

Low back pain is one of the most common presentations in the Family Practice. In many patients, the low back pain is self-limiting. If there are no red flags, the patient can initially be treated with simple pain killers. However, of the patients seeking medical attention, many are unnecessarily being sent for further investigations, which contributes to high health care costs.This case "John's back again" was developed for students to learn tips on diagnosing and managing low back pain, including exploring red flags symptoms. In addition, this case will give them an idea on how quickly health care costs can rise by ordering unnecessary tests. Furthermore, it shows them how Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and network systems operate and how they can be helpful and time-saving in daily practice.For the authors, this case gives them an opportunity to see how feedback and instructions influence the student's choices in physical exam and management plan during John's second visit to their office.Students can get direct feedback during the case and get an overall summary on their performance at the end of the case. 

Participant in the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012-2013. 

This Virtual Patient Case was submitted as part of the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012 as part of the AFMC-Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum and e-Learning initiative.

The focus of the challenge is on virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other aspects of e-health to improve patient care. Below you will find the submission requirements including e-Health topics that must be incorporated in the case design, and the pedagogical and instructional case design criteria.

Tazirie LeClerc
17 May 13

Fever and Fatigue

Description: 

This "Fever and Fatigue" virtual patient allows you to explore a history of present illness, gather pertinent physical signs and work with a virtual Electronic Medical Record (EMR) as your order and review investigations. You will adjust your sense of possible etiologies as you move through the case, with opportunity to compare your perceptions to those of other students, residents and clinicians.

Participant in the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012-2013. 

This Virtual Patient Case was submitted as part of the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012 as part of the AFMC-Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum and e-Learning initiative.

The focus of the challenge is on virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other aspects of e-health to improve patient care. Below you will find the submission requirements including e-Health topics that must be incorporated in the case design, and the pedagogical and instructional case design criteria.

Tazirie LeClerc
6 Aug 13

Virtual Medicine - A case of hematemesis

Description: 

Electronic Health Record (EHR) is changing the way physicians practice medicine. This is a webcase designed to teach future physicians about using EHRs to complement their history and physical exam to admit a patient with hematemesis. The patient is a 65-year-old female with a complex medical history who does not speak English. As medical students work through the case, they will learn about 1) the use of EHR as a tool to overcome barriers in communication with patients;  2) how EHRs enhance, but are not substitutes for, clinical history and physical exam; 3) an approach and admission for hematemesis; and 4) basic lab test costs and utilization of healthcare resources. Students will answer questions on an online admission form with a time limit to simulate a real-life admission. Assessment and feedback will be provided to the students after completion of their virtual medical experience.

 

Participant in the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012-2013. 

This Virtual Patient Case was submitted as part of the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012  as part of the AFMC-Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum and e-Learning initiative.

The focus of the challenge is on virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other aspects of e-health to improve patient care. Below you will find the submission requirements including e-Health topics that must be incorporated in the case design, and the pedagogical and instructional case design criteria.

Tazirie LeClerc