Practice makes permanent and only perfect practice makes perfect. There have been recent conversations on "deliberate practice" which has hit FOAMed with Scott Weingart's interview of Anders Ericsson and subsequent posts. This post is not going to delve in that topic, but rather how we should be teaching and training when it comes to procedures.
There have been recent requests for further discussion of the neurological exam. Specifically, how to do a brief neurological exam in the emergency department, how to perform a HINTS exam, and documenting the exams performed.
We need to talk about something: misinformation.
Unfortunately, the world is full of it and we cannot seem to stop ourselves. The Internet was one of the greatest inventions brought forth to the modern world to allow for the rapid sharing of scientific information. We have bastardized it in time to now spread hate and grossly incorrect information. What was once a way to spread knowledge is now attacking science and what we have learned.
When we started last month's celebration of PAs for October, we discussed breaking bad news. We were then going to expand on that discussion with reference to end of life discussions. However, through some very unfortunate audio issues, we lost the original content in a way that made it so we could not present the original conversation. However, Melodie Kolmetz was gracious enough to record it again on her own and we are presenting this for our newest post.
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