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The SGEM Hot Off the Press (SGEM HOP)

The SGEM Hot Off the Press (SGEM HOP)

The goal of the SGEM continues to be to cut the knowledge translation (KT) window down from over ten years to less than one year. The SGEM has entered into an arrangement with Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine (CAEP) to cut the KT window down to less than one month. SAEM publishes the Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) Journal and CAEP publishes the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM). I am calling this SGEM Hot Off the Press, or SGEM HOP.

 

SGEM Hot Off the Press Process:

  1. A paper that has been submitted, peer-reviewd, and ultimately accepted for AEM or CJEM is going to be picked. We will select these papers in conjunction with the Editorial Board of the journal.
  2. The SGEM will then put a skeptical eye upon the manuscript using the BEEM critical appraisal tool. This is an instrument with published reliability and validity – the only such instrument that I am aware of in any specialty.
  3. One of the authors of the paper will be invited to discuss their work. This will be in order to defend the strengths/weakness/limitations/clinical application of the ideas and data that they propose.
  4. We will do a special SGEM Hot Off the Press podcast that will be posted the week the paper gets published. In essence, this is KT at the speed of social media!
  5. You the audience will get a chance to respond via the SGEM blog, Twitter or on Facebook. Where else do you have this interactive opportunity to compliment or criticize research with the ear of the original author and the publishing editor?
  6. Another exciting component will be a summary of the SGEM critical appraisal because top social media feedback will be published in a subsequent issue of AEM or CJEM. This process will leverage the content from original publication, secondary review, podcast dissemination, and social media interactivity and follow-up.

SGEM Hot Off the Press Episodes:

  • SGEM#159: Computer Games – Computer Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
    • The impact of computerized provider order entry on emergency department flow. CJEM March 2016.
    • SGEM HOP: In Press
  • SGEM#155: Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Not Appendicitis
    • Utility of Pediatric Appendicitis Score in Female Adolescent Patients. This is Hot off the Press in AEM May 2016
    • SGEM HOP: In Press
  • SGEM#153: Simulation for Ultrasound Education
    • Ultrasound during Critical Care Simulation: A Randomized Crossover Study. CJEM May 2016
    • SGEM HOP: In Press
  • SGEM#150: Hypertonic Saline for Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Hypertonic saline in severe traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. CJEM March 2016
    • SGEM HOP: In Press
  • SGEM#149: Shared Decision Making for Pain Control in Older ED Patients
    • A Prospective Evaluation of Shared Decision-Making Regarding Analgesics Selection for Older Emergency Department Patients with Acute Musculoskeletal Pain. AEM February 2016
    • SGEM HOP: AEM April 2016
  • SGEM#138: Hip to be Blocked – Regional Nerve Blocks for Hip and Femoral Neck Fractures
    • Regional Nerve Blocks for Hip and Femoral Neck Fractures in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. CJEM November 2015
    • SGEM HOP: In Press
  • SGEM#134: Listen, to what the British Doctors Say about LPs post CT for SAH
    • An Observational Study of 2248 Patients Presenting with Headache, Suggestive of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, that Received a Lumbar Puncture Following a Normal CT Head. AEM November 2015
    • SGEM HOP: AEM February 2016
  • SGEM#127: Suspicious Minds vs. Clinical Prediction Rule in Children with Trauma
    • Comparison of Clinician Suspicion Versus a Clinical Prediction Rule in Identifying Children at Risk for Intra-abdominal Injuries After Blunt Torso Trauma, AEM September 2015
    • SGEM HOP: AEM December 2015
  • SGEM#126: Take me to the Rivaroxaban – Outpatient treatment of VTE
    • Immediate discharge and home treatment of low risk venous thromboembolism diagnosed in two U.S. emergency departments with rivaroxaban: a one-year preplanned analysis, AEM June 2015
    • SGEM HOP: AEM October 2015
  • SGEM#119: B-Lines (Diagnosing Acute Heart Failure with Ultrasound)
    • Comparison of expert and novice sonographers’ performance in focused lung ultrasonography in dyspnea (FLUID) to diagnose patients with acute heart failure syndrome, AEM April 2015
    • SGEM HOP: B-lines and Focused Lung Ultrasound to Diagnose Acute Heart Failure in Dyspneic Patients,  AEM August 2015
  • SGEM#111: Comfortably Numb – Low dose Ketamine as Adjunct for ED Pain Control
    • The Use of Subdissociative-dose Ketamine for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department. AEM February 2015
    • SGEM HOP: Subdissociative-dose Ketamine for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department AEM July 2015
  • SGEM#102: Text Me for Emergency Department Follow-up
    • Improving Attendance at Post–Emergency Department Follow-up Via Automated Text Message Appointment Reminders: A Randomized Controlled Trial. AEM January 2015
    • SGEM HOP: What is the Number Needed to Text? AEM April 2015
  • SGEM#89: Preventing Falling to Pieces
    • Predicting Geriatric Falls Following an Episode of Emergency Department Care: A Systematic Review. AEM October 2014 
    • SGEM HOP: Assessing Older Adult Fall Risk in the Emergency Department. AEM January 2015

Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.