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1- Basics & Knobology
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Dear instructors,You may use the content of this module to help your trainees learn about basics and knobology of PEM POCUS!We hope you enjoy it!Jade Seguin, MCH PEM POCUS team

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Author:
MCH POCUS
"The A-Bomb Won't Do What You Think!": An Argument Against Reliance on Nuclear Weapons
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For four years after the U.S. dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, America held a monopoly on the production of atomic weapons. During this period, debate centering on the use of nuclear bombs in future wars proliferated among government officials, scientists, religious leaders, and in the popular press. In the following article from Collier's, former Navy lieutenant commander William H. Hessler, using data from the Strategic Bombing Survey, argued that saturation bombing of urban areas during World War II, while devastating for civilians, did not achieve war aims. A future atomic war, therefore, might well destroy cities but fail to stop enemy aggression. Furthermore, with a much higher urban concentration than the Soviet Union, the U.S. had more to lose from atomic warfare. The article, while providing detailed explanations of the bomb's destructive capability, demonstrated the lack of information available regarding the long-term medical and ecological effects of radioactivity. Hessler's prose also evoked both the fascination that gadgetry of atomic warfare held for Americans of the time and the fear many felt about the risks involved in putting this technology to use. On September 24, 1949, one week after publication of this article, news that the Russians had conducted atom bomb tests shocked the nation. The following April, a National Security Council report to President Harry S. Truman advised development of a hydrogen bomb--some 1,000 times more destructive than an atom bomb--and a massive buildup of non-nuclear defenses. The subsequent outbreak of war in Korea in June 1950 justified to many a substantial increase in defense spending.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
"AIDS Is an Illness of People of Color": Health Service Organizations Advocate Increased Federal Funding to Prevent AIDS in Minority Communities
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In 1981, the U.S. medical community noticed a significant number of gay men living in urban areas with rare forms of pneumonia, cancer, and lymph disorders. The cluster of ailments was initially dubbed Gay-Related Immune Disease (GRID), but when similar illnesses increased in other groups, the name changed to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The mid-1980s saw a number of advances toward understanding and treating the disease, but no vaccine or cure was forthcoming. Gay advocacy and community-based organizations began providing services and pressuring government to increase funding for finding a cure and helping victims. As two representatives of AIDS health services organizations stated in the following 1987 testimony to Congress, AIDS spread in disproportionately high numbers throughout U.S. minority and disadvantaged communities. They advocated increased federal funding for prevention efforts targeted at minority communities and administered by community-based organizations. Despite such efforts, the number of minority AIDS cases continued to rise sharply, and by 1996, African Americans accounted for a higher percentage of reported adult cases of AIDS (41%) than did whites.

Subject:
U.S. History
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Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Advances in Medical and Dental Research
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Advances in Medical and Dental Research (AMDR) is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access, freely accessible international medical and dental research journal. The Advances in Medical and Dental Research is published half yearly (January-June and July-December, 2 issues per year). AMDR publishes peer reviewed quality biomedical research in the form of original research articles, review articles, editorial, case reports, short communications, images in medical practice, clinical problem solving etc.
Criteria for consideration of papers - The papers should meet the following criteria – the material should be original, the methodology used should be standard and appropriate, results should be unambiguous supported with data/photographs, conclusions should be reasonable and based on the findings, the topic should be of biomedical interest and findings should have clinical significance. Papers involving human and animals should be ethically cleared by the local ethical committees. Manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the Guidelines set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) as uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals.
We covers all departments of medical and dental specialties and extensive support to author is given in areas of manuscript preparation, statistical analysis, literature search, fast and prompt reviewing of manuscript etc.
The scientific information published in the journal reflects the views of the authors and not of the Journal or its editorial board. Advances in Medical and Dental Research or its editorial board cannot be held responsible for any wrong scientific information published in the journal. Duplication or reduplication of earlier published in any journal will not be entertained by Advances in Medical and Dental Research.

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Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Advances in Medical and Dental Research
"The American Frankenstein."
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Inspired by Mary Shelley's novel about a man-made monster who turned upon its creator, this cartoon depicted the railroad trampling the rights of the American people. Agriculture

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Anatomy Quizbook: for students studying or intending to study medicine
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The Anatomy Quizbook is an interactive learning book that will help students and tutors – indeed anyone interested in anatomy – learn, test and improve their knowledge of the human body.

Readers are presented with carefully selected questions and diagrams addressing core learning in clinically-relevant anatomy. This selective rather than exhaustive approach will especially suit time-poor scholars. Regular self-testing will also ensure a robust and strategic understanding of the subject matter.

In this first Volume, you can develop your knowledge of fundamental anatomy, including clinically-relevant terminology and the significant parts and operation of the:

- Thorax, focusing on the heart, lungs, and associated bones, muscles, nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels.

- Abdomen, exploring the stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen and their supporting structures (muscles, nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels).

- Pelvis, examining the bones, ligaments, vessels and nerves of the pelvic region, the features of male and female pelves, and the major digestive and excretory organs (colon, rectum, bladder and urethra).

Whilst developed primarily for students who are studying, or intend to study, medicine, the Anatomy Quizbook will reward all readers who seek to explore and learn about the workings of the human body.

Regular users will find much to learn and build on, hopefully leading to further enthusiasm for a valuable subject that underpins much of medicine.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
UTS ePress
Author:
Kerry G. Baker
Antibiotic Resistance
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Antibiotics save people’s lives...and make bacteria stronger and more likely to kill us.  What is the best practice to balance these conflicting issues? In this problem-based learning module, the students will be evaluating real-life medical situations in conjunction with actual staff at those institutions and offering action plans to be ‘implemented’ there.  In order to accomplish this, the science unit will be interlocking with social studies and a language arts unit that will have them identifying target audiences and sculpting a way to present their findings.  This unit has the potential to be a full problem-based unit as well as highly interdisciplinary--it’s connected to full units in social studies and language arts which stand alone but can be fully integrated if desired.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Arabdict Vocabulary Trainer
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This feature allows users to train their vocabulary in one of 13 different topics including general terms, economy, politics, law, medicine, zoology, and a number of other professional and academic topics. Users can select to go from English to Arabic or Arabic to English. The trainer focuses on Modern Standard Arabic exclusively.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Law
General Law
Economics
Material Type:
Assessment
Game
Provider:
Arabdict
Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine
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Nuclear Medicine is a fascinating application of nuclear physics. The first ten chapters of this wikibook are intended to support a basic introductory course in an early semester of an undergraduate program. They assume that students have completed decent high school programs in maths and physics and are concurrently taking subjects in the medical sciences. Additional chapters cover more advanced topics in this field. Our focus in this wikibook is the diagnostic application of Nuclear Medicine. Therapeutic applications are considered in a separate wikibook, "Radiation Oncology".

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Kieran Maher
Beyond Bed Pans: The Life of a Late 19th-century Young Nurse
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In this autobiographical account of the life that awaited new nursing recruits in 1893, former nurse Mary Roberts Rinehart painted a vivid portrait of the daily obstacles that stood between nurses and the professional status they hoped to attain. Rinehart described the "simple, plain hell" faced by the young nurse, a description that challenged conventional expectations about professional work.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Bioethics, Spring 2009
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" This course does not seek to provide answers to ethical questions. Instead, the course hopes to teach students two things. First, how do you recognize ethical or moral problems in science and medicine? When something does not feel right (whether cloning, or failing to clone) ‰ŰÓ what exactly is the nature of the discomfort? What kind of tensions and conflicts exist within biomedicine? Second, how can you think productively about ethical and moral problems? What processes create them? Why do people disagree about them? How can an understanding of philosophy or history help resolve them? By the end of the course students will hopefully have sophisticated and nuanced ideas about problems in bioethics, even if they do not have comfortable answers."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Genetics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hare, Caspar
Jones, David
The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Illness
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No Strings Attached
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Aims to define the biopsychosocial model, explicate its implications in healthcare, characterize the nature of past and present perceptions of health and what factors influenced change, delineate the position of health psychology in different environments, and reveal the methods used to study biopsychosocial interactions.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan
Cancer Screening Device
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Bioengineers at Rice have developed low-cost imaging systems to improve the early detection of cancer.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Allison Lipper
Career Options for Biomedical Research, Fall 2006
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This course has been designed as a seminar to give students an understanding of how scientists with medical or scientific degrees conduct research in both hospital and academic settings. There will be interactive discussions with research clinicians and scientists about the career opportunities and research challenges in the biomedical field, which an MIT student might prepare for by obtaining an MD, PhD, or combined degrees. The seminar will be held in a case presentation format, with topics chosen from the radiological sciences, including current research in magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and other nuclear imaging techniques, and advances in radiation therapy. With the lectures as background, we will also examine alternative and related options such as biomedical engineering, medical physics, and medical engineering. We'll use as examples and points of comparisons the curriculum paths available through MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. In past years we have given very modest assignments such as readings in advance of or after a seminar, and a short term project.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Yip, Sidney
Changing Education Paradigms
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In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
TED
Author:
Ken Robinson
Clinical Immunology
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Clinical immunology is the study of diseases caused by disorders of the immune system (failure, aberrant action, and malignant growth of the cellular elements of the system), and also involves diseases where immune reactions play a part in their pathology and clinical features. The Collection has been organized into broad categories in response to the commonly articulated request from our users that we provide more structured and efficient access to papers of interest in the PLOS corpus. The Clinical Immunology Collection includes sections on Allergies & Anaphylaxis, Tumor Immunology, Immunodeficiency and Autoimmune Diseases. More sections will follow.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Provider:
Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Biology and Life Sciences
Clinical leadership and management of change
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The content presented here provides module information, teaching materials and assessment details for module B74GS6 ‘Clinical Leadership and Management of Change’. This module is offered as part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Studies, Division of Nursing, University of Nottingham.

The content presented throughout includes module descriptions, lecture notes, workshop notes, case studies, clinical skills and reading lists provided to postgraduate students at the University of Nottingham.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Life Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Lecture Notes
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
University of Nottingham
Author:
Chris Simpson
Concepts of Biology instructional videos - Camosun College
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This series of instructional videos was created by Camosun College for a Canadian edition of the OpenStax "Concepts of Biology" open textbook as part of the BC Open Textbook Project. The lectures are taught by Charles Molnar, a Biology instructor at Camosun College. The videos are accompanied by transcripts.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Sonya Bennett-Brandt
Conversations with History: A Surgeon’s Journey Beyond Science
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton for a discussion of his new book: the Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural and the Healing Power of Hope. Focusing on his intellectual and spiritual odyssey, Dr. Hamilton offers insights into the craft of surgery and discusses how his patients have broadened his understanding of the human condition, the resilience of the human spirit, the healing process, and the world beyond science. (58 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
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