Enable medical practitioners in resource-constrained areas to maintain competence and improve patient care by providing access to cutting-edge medical literature.
Physicians, physicians-in-training, midwives, nurses, prehospital providers, and community health practitioners in resource constrained areas.
Continuing Medical Education on Stick (CMES) refers to Continuing Medical Education (CME) which are educational activities that help medical practitioners maintain competence, learn about new and developing areas of their field and improve patient care. CME development and utilization faces challenges worldwide because resources are limited and infrastructure for the delivery of healthcare and information is fragile. Based on interviews with medical practitioners the main challenge to CME utilization in resource-challenged countries is: lack of funds to travel to conferences or buy CME programs; lack of local CME credits for continued licensing: and lack of mentors to inspire continuing medical education after graduation. This results in localized medical practices with great disparities between urban and rural areas. Overcoming these obstacles requires novel approaches to delivery beyond printed and digital mediums, human agency and off-site training.
We developed CME on a Stick (CMES) which is an auto-running USB drive with CME content and OS-like functionality and CMES-Pi which is a Raspberry-Pi unit enabling CME access via our smart phone iOs or Android apps. Medical practitioners, including community health providers, nurses, midwives, medical students, mid-level providers and physicians in both urban and rural areas utilize CMES to access free educational content and materials.
Right on Prime (ROP) is our continuing medical education content about primary care, urgent care, low-risk obstetrics, pediatrics, rural, remote and international medicine, and much more! ROP is available using your thumb drives or CMES-Pi and smartphone apps. In the January 2020 edition, you can listen or read topics such as Subclinical Hypothyroidism, Preterm Twins or Low-value Diagnostic Imaging Use in the
There are no disputes washing hands after patient contact with human excretions or blood is necessary. But what about everyday habits such as wearing a white coat or tie? Do you clean your stethoscope? Do these common articles act as fomites for infection? The EM:RAP podcast and PDF for October 2019: Handwashing by Dan McCollum MD discusses pearls for handwashing,
One of my favorite conference speakers has always been Dr. Al Sacchetti from Camden, NJ, USA. He is passionate about Emergency Medicine and understands his patients. So when Dr. Sacchetti goes on a rant…I sit up and listen. Who doesn’t love ketamine? It’s cheap and available worldwide. Use it for pediatric sedation, status epilepticus, and anesthesia. It can be administered intranasally,
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