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Evidence-based medicine in the era of social media: Scholarly engagement through participation and online interaction

Published on Jan 1, 2018in Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine1.83
· DOI :10.1017/cem.2016.407
Teresa M. Chan16
Estimated H-index: 16
(McMaster University),
N. Seth Trueger10
Estimated H-index: 10
(NU: Northwestern University)
+ 1 AuthorsBrent Thoma15
Estimated H-index: 15
(U of S: University of Saskatchewan)
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Abstract
The integration of new knowledge into clinical practice continues to lag behind discovery. The use of Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) has disrupted communication between emergency physicians, making it easy for practicing clinicians to interact with colleagues from around the world to discuss the latest and highest impact research. FOAM has the potential to decrease the knowledge translation gap, but the concerns raised about its growing influence are 1) research that is translated too quickly may cause harm if its findings are incorrect; 2) there is little editorial oversight of online material; and 3) eminent online individuals may develop an outsized influence on clinical practice. We propose that new types of scholars are emerging to moderate the changing landscape of knowledge translation: 1) critical clinicians who critically appraise research in the same way that lay reviewers critique restaurants; 2) translational teachers adept with these new technologies who will work with researchers to disseminate their findings effectively; and 3) interactive investigators who engage with clinicians to ensure that their findings resonate and are applied at the bedside. The development of these scholars could build on the promise of evidence-based medicine by enhancing the appraisal and translation of research in practice.
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Published on Feb 1, 2017in Academic Medicine5.08
Daniel Sidalak1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Eve Purdy5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 3 AuthorsTeresa M. Chan16
Estimated H-index: 16
Publishing in academic journals is challenging for learners. Those who pass the initial stages of internal review by an editor often find the anonymous peer review process harsh. Academic blogs offer alternate avenues for publishing medical education material. Many blogs, however, lack a peer review process, which some consumers argue compromises the quality of materials published. CanadiEM (formerly BoringEM) is an academic educational emergency medicine blog dedicated to publishing high-qualit...
Published on Dec 1, 2016in Annals of Emergency Medicine5.21
Teresa Man Yee Chan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(McMaster University),
Andrew Grock1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of California, Berkeley)
+ 3 AuthorsMichelle Lin18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)
Study objective Since 2014, Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) has used the Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) score to critically appraise online content. The primary goals of this study are to determine the interrater reliability (IRR) of the ALiEM AIR rating score and determine its correlation with expert educator gestalt. We also determine the minimum number of educator-raters needed to achieve acceptable reliability. Methods Eight educators each rated 83 online educational post...
Published on Jul 1, 2016
Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Brent Thoma15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 1 AuthorsChris Bond3
Estimated H-index: 3
Published on May 1, 2016in Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Michelle Lin18
Estimated H-index: 18
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Nikita Joshi6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 6 AuthorsLalena M. Yarris13
Estimated H-index: 13
ABSTRACT Background Emergency medicine (EM) residency programs can provide up to 20% of their planned didactic experiences asynchronously through the Individualized Interactive Instruction (III) initiative. Although blogs and podcasts provide potential material for III content, programs often struggle with identifying quality online content. Objective To develop and implement a process to curate quality EM content on blogs and podcasts for resident education and III credit. Methods We developed ...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Teresa M. Chan16
Estimated H-index: 16
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Brent Thoma15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 4 AuthorsKulamakan Kulasegaram14
Estimated H-index: 14
Author(s): Chan, MD, MHPE, Teresa M.; Thoma, MD, MA, Brent; Krishnan, BHSc, Keeth; Lin, MD, Michelle; Carpenter, MD, MSc, Christopher R.; Astin, MD, Matt; Kulasegaram, PhD, Kulamakan | Abstract: Introduction: Online education resources (OERs) like blogs and podcasts frequently augment or replace traditional medical education resources such as textbooks and lectures. Trainees’ ability to evaluate these resources is poor, and no quality assessment aids have been developed to assist them. This stud...
Published on Aug 18, 2015in Nature43.07
Ewen Callaway Ec18
Estimated H-index: 18
Published on Mar 23, 2015in Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Brent Thoma15
Estimated H-index: 15
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Jason L. Sanders18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 3 AuthorsTeresa M. Chan16
Estimated H-index: 16
Introduction: The number of educational resources created for emergency medicine and criticalcare (EMCC) that incorporate social media has increased dramatically. With no way to assess theirimpact or quality, it is challenging for educators to receive scholarly credit and for learners to identifyrespected resources. The Social Media index (SMi) was developed to help address this. Methods: We used data from social media platforms (Google PageRanks, Alexa Ranks, FacebookLikes, Twitter Followers, a...
Published on Mar 1, 2015in Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine1.83
Brent Thoma15
Estimated H-index: 15
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Teresa M. Chan16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 1 AuthorsMichelle Lin18
Estimated H-index: 18
Emergency physicians are leaders in the ‘‘free open-access meducation’’ (FOAM) movement. The mandate of FOAM is to create open-access education and knowledge translation resources for trainees and practicing physicians (e.g., blogs, podcasts, and vodcasts). Critics of FOAM have suggested that because such resources can be easily published online without quality control mechanisms, unreviewed FOAM resources may be erroneous or biased. We present a new initiative to incorporate open, expert, peer ...
Published on Mar 1, 2015
Brent Thoma15
Estimated H-index: 15
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Rohit Mohindra4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 1 AuthorsTeresa M. Chan16
Estimated H-index: 16
Teresa M. Chan16
Estimated H-index: 16
(McMaster University),
Brent Thoma15
Estimated H-index: 15
(U of S: University of Saskatchewan)
+ 6 AuthorsMichelle Lin18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)
© 2015 The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, and the Council on Continuing Medical Education, Association for Hospital Medical Education. Journal clubs have an extensive history that dates back to the time of Sir William Osler. They provide a venue to discuss the latest medical literature among groups of peers and are an innovative method for translating knowledge into practice within individual institutions. With ...
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Jessica G.Y. Luc6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UBC: University of British Columbia),
Maral Ouzounian16
Estimated H-index: 16
(TGH: Toronto General Hospital)
+ 5 AuthorsMara B. Antonoff3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
Abstract Background The Thoracic Surgery Social Media Network (TSSMN) is a social media collaborative formed in 2015 by The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery to bring social media attention to key publications from both journals and to highlight major accomplishments in the specialty. Our aim is to describe TSSMN’s preliminary experience and lessons learned. Methods Twitter analytics was used to obtain information regarding the @TSSMN Twitter handl...
Published on 2019in European Management Journal2.98
Pawel Korzynski4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Ad: INSEAD),
Grzegorz Mazurek2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Kozminski University),
Michael Haenlein22
Estimated H-index: 22
(ESCP Europe)
Abstract In a similar way as consumers use social media to spread word-of-mouth about brands and firms, employees perform similar activities when posting company-related content on social media. Such posts can be of significant importance for future employees who use them as supposedly unbiased information of firm attractiveness. Hence better understanding such activity is a crucial element of many HR managers. In this study we rely on signaling theory to explore the relationships between corpor...
Published on Jul 10, 2019in Emergency Medicine Journal2.31
Simon Carley24
Estimated H-index: 24
(MMU: Manchester Metropolitan University)
Edwards and Roland report an interesting natural experiment in the role of knowledge dissemination in the era of social media and free open access medical education (#FOAMed).1 In the opinion of many emergency medicine educationalists, #FOAMed resources are challenging and changing our traditional models of sharing knowledge through publications such as the EMJ .2 The paper reports on two inadvertent publication errors on a UK #FOAMed blog. These were rapidly disseminated through social media to...
Published on Jan 1, 2019in Frontiers of Medicine in China
Elena Sandalova7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UU: Utrecht University),
Julie G. Ledford12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UA: University of Arizona)
+ 1 AuthorsSuzan Dijkstra (UU: Utrecht University)
Background: The integration of new scientific discoveries into clinical practice costs considerable time and resources. With the increased use of social media for scientific communication, new opportunities arise to ‘bridge the gap’ in translational medicine. The present study aimed to investigate how medical professionals access scientific information and understand their view on the role of social media in translational medicine. Methods: A questionnaire regarding (i) the use of social media f...
Published on Jul 3, 2019in Journal of Medical Toxicology
Jon B. Cole12
Estimated H-index: 12
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Sarah K. Knack + 3 AuthorsBrian E. Driver9
Estimated H-index: 9
Background Though the use of small bolus doses of vasopressors, termed “push dose pressors,” has become common in emergency medicine, data examining this practice are scant. Push dose pressors frequently involve bedside dilution, which may result in errors and adverse events. The objective of this study was to assess for instances of human error and adverse hemodynamic events during push dose pressor use in the emergency department.
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Evidence-based Medicine
Amy Keir7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Nicolas Bamat3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
+ 2 AuthorsDamian Roland11
Estimated H-index: 11
Social media is emerging as key solution to increase collaborative discourse between individuals, institutions and countries. Although evidence of social media’s impact on health policy is limited,1 its potential to promote knowledge dissemination and provide open forums for critical appraisal of evidence-based literature is increasingly clear.2 Social media in many ways is the definition of dissemination. It can be an active tool for spreading evidence-based information to a target audience (po...
Published on May 20, 2019in bioRxiv
Lauren A. Maggio10
Estimated H-index: 10
(USU: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences),
Todd C. Leroux (Defense Health Agency), Anthony R. Artino28
Estimated H-index: 28
(USU: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Many medical education journals use Twitter to garner attention for their articles. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of tweeting on article page views and downloads. The authors conducted a randomized trial using Academic Medicine articles published in 2015. Beginning in February through May 2018, one article per day was randomly assigned to a Twitter (case) or control group. Daily, an individual tweet was generated for each article in the Twitter group that included the title, ...
Published on Jul 16, 2019in Contemporary Nurse1.22
Paul Ross1
Estimated H-index: 1
(La Trobe University),
Rachel Cross2
Estimated H-index: 2
(La Trobe University)
Published on Mar 1, 2019in Health Professions Education
Lynsey J. Martin3
Estimated H-index: 3
(U of S: University of Saskatchewan),
Alison Turnquist1
Estimated H-index: 1
(U of S: University of Saskatchewan)
+ 4 AuthorsJeroen J. G. van Merriënboer54
Estimated H-index: 54
(UM: Maastricht University)
Abstract Purpose To investigate differences in (1) reader preference, (2) cognitive load during summary review, and (3) delayed information retention between infographic article summaries and traditional text-only research abstracts. Methods The three study outcomes were assessed using a two-phase within-subjects experiment. In phase 1, participants rated cognitive load as the mental effort they invested in reviewing eight article summaries (four in infographic format and four in text-only abstr...
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