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Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Advances in Education Research and Innovations

PDF Here The Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Advances in Education Research and Innovations Forum presented a peer-reviewed selection of emergency medicine graduate and undergraduate educational research and innovations in both oral and poster formats at CORD Academic Assembly 2014. Emphasis was placed on novel research questions and designs. Innovation submissions included curricular designs, computer applications, faculty development, […]

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Marginal Cost Analysis of Two Train-the-Trainer Models for Implementing SafeCare

Volume 15, Issue 5, August 2014
Phaedra S. Corso, PhD, MPA et al.

In adopting evidence-based practices (EBP), program administrators most frequently focus on program effectiveness. But there is growing recognition of the importance of program cost and of economic analysis for allocating scarce resources for prevention and intervention programs.1 Economic analysis includes the assessment of programmatic costs using a micro-costing approach (precise individual resource valuation) to value the resources required to implement programmatic processes and activities so that programs can be compared to each other.

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Effects of a Web-based Educational Module on Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Regarding Youth Violence

Volume 15, Issue 5, August 2014
Tracy E. Madsen, MD et al.

Youth seen in the emergency department (ED) with injuries from youth violence (YV) have increased risk for future violent injury and death. Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians rarely receive training in, or perform, YV screening and intervention. Our objective was to examine effects of a web-based educational module on PEM physicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding YV screening and interventions in the ED.

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Demographic and Psychosocial Characteristics of Mobile Phone Ownership and Usage among Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda

Volume 15, Issue 5, August 2014
Monica H. Swahn, PhD, MPH et al.

The use of mobile phones and other technology for improving health through research and practice is growing quickly, in particular in areas with difficult-to-reach population or where the research infrastructure is less developed. In Sub-Saharan Africa, there appears to be a dramatic increase in mobile phone ownership and new initiatives that capitalize on this technology to support health promotion campaigns to change behavior and to increase health literacy.

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Impact of Gender on Patient Preferences for Technology-Based Behavioral Interventions

Volume 15, Issue 5, August 2014
David J. Kim, MD et al.

Technology-based interventions offer an opportunity to address high-risk behaviors in the emergency department (ED). Prior studies suggest behavioral health strategies are more effective when gender differences are considered. However, the role of gender in ED patient preferences for technology-based interventions has not been examined. The objective was to assess whether patient preferences for technology-based interventions varies by gender.

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“The Internet is a Mask”: High School Students’ Suggestions for Preventing Cyberbullying

Volume 15, Issue 5, August 2014
Leandra N. Parris, PhD et al.

Interactions through technology have an important impact on today’s youth. While some of these interactions are positive, there are concerns regarding students engaging in negative interactions like cyberbullying behaviors and the negative impact these behaviors have on others. The purpose of the current study was to explore participant suggestions for both students and adults for preventing cyberbullying incidents.

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Mitigating Concerns and Maximizing Returns: Social Media Strategies for Injury Prevention Non-profits

Volume 15, Issue 5, August 2014
Tressie McMillan-Cottom, BA

Injury prevention programs can use social media to disseminate information and recruit participants. Non-profit organizations have also used social media for fundraising and donor relationship management. Non-profit organizations (NPOs) with injury prevention missions often serve vulnerable populations. Social media platforms have varied levels of access and control of shared content. This variability can present privacy and outreach challenges that are of particular concern for injury prevention NPOs. This case report of social media workshops for injury prevention NPOs presents concerns and strategies for successfully implementing social media campaigns.

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Use of Social Media During Public Emergencies by People with Disabilities

Volume 15, Issue 5, August 2014
John T. Morris, PhD et al.

People with disabilities are generally more vulnerable during disasters and public emergencies than the general population. Physical, sensory and cognitive impairments may result in greater difficulty in receiving and understanding emergency alert information, and greater difficulty in taking appropriate action. The use of social media in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. This has generated increasing interest on the part of national, state and local jurisdictions in leveraging these channels to communicate public health and safety information. How and to what extent people with disabilities use social and other communications media during public emergencies can help public safety organizations understand the communication needs of the citizens in their jurisdictions, and plan their social media and other communications strategies accordingly.

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Social Media, Public Scholarship, and Injury Prevention

Volume 15, Issue 5, August 2014
Debra Houry, MD, MPH et al.

This marks the Emory Center for Injury Control’s fifth special issue on injury prevention and control. Each year we have tried to identify important themes for injury prevention and public health, such as bridging research to practice, multidisciplinary collaborations, and vulnerable populations. This year our focus is on using social media in injury prevention practice and research.

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Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.