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Twelve Twitter Tips for Medical Education

Walter van den Broek
January 6, 2014
I was intrigued by this title of a recent publication about twelve tips for using twitter in medical education. We recently tested twitter as a way of interaction with medical students. Our number of students attending lectures have outgrown the number of places in one lecture room. Since years we us two lecture rooms, one with a video link so students can follow the lecture on screen. For this second lecture room but also for those attending the life lecture we introduced twitter as a way to pose questions. We introduced the twitter account at the start of the semester, .....read more »

Placenta the video game

Walter van den Broek
November 19, 2013
All gynecologists and pediatricians take notice. An excellent interactive simulation game allows people to observe and control the development of the placenta and the potentially fatal condition known as placenta accreta. To run the program you’ll need the Unity web player, which is free and downloads pretty quickly at the link. From Standford scope blog ..read more »

Operating room uses of Google Glass

Walter van den Broek
October 23, 2013
In this short video you can see some uses of Google Glass by an anesthesiologist. Checking vital sign during operation, taking notes etc. More uses and a short explanation on the development of uses foor Google Glass in heathcare can be read in this post on iMedicalApps Some more examples: Additional areas of operating room uses with Google Glass may include: 1. Accessing a near real-time feed of vital signs in Google Glass 2. Calling up images and other patient data by clinicians from anywhere in the hospital 3. Accessing a pre-surgery safety checklist 4. Giving clinicians the ability to view the patient in the recovery room .....read more »

Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball Parody

Walter van den Broek
October 21, 2013
ZDogMD is getting better with each new video. Keep it up bro. At least, that’s the argument Dr. Harry made when he sent me the lyrics to Infect Me. Apparently, he was sitting through yet another one of his kid’s kung fu classes, thinking wistfully of Hannah Montana, when BAM. It hit him like a wrecking ball: zombies + medicine + Miley = ZDoggMD. Problem was, it wasn’t twerking for me. For the original video by Miley Cyrus and his motivation for making this parody please see his blogpost at ZDoggMD ..read more »

Not patient centered healthcare but patient collaboration healthcare

Walter van den Broek
July 29, 2013
Excellent construct with certainly additive value to healthcare. A strong advocate for peer-to-peer collaboration in health care, Roni Zeiger, MD, believes that networks of highly-motivated, well-informed patients and caregivers empowered by emerging technologies are poised to accelerate scientific discoveries and break down existing silos within the medical community. He calls these patients “micro-experts.” ..read more »

Google Glass to demonstrate how to begin a patient exam.

Walter van den Broek
July 26, 2013
This is what I call good use of new technology. Stanford physician Abraham Verghese, MD, developed the Stanford Medicine 25. With the Stanford Medicine 25, residents and students are taught techniques and skills during workshops and while rounding on the wards at Stanford Hospital. The Stanford Medicine 25 website features videos and descriptions of each of the 25 topics. It includes a series of hands-on workshops teaching 25 essential techniques for examining patients. In this recently posted video, Verghese donned Google Glass and offers a first-person perspective of how he would approach a patient and begin examining the individual’s pulse .....read more »

ZDoggMD: A Spoonful of Medical Satire

Walter van den Broek
July 4, 2013
ZDoggMD: A Spoonful of Medical Satire. It's a music-medicine mashup! Viral video star ZDoggMD shows the audience at TEDMED 2013 that a spoonful of satire can can help folks take health messages seriously. ZDoggMD brings important information in a way that patients and the younger generation can profit from the information. He uses all kinds of new media to promote the just cause. Rapper and internist “ZDoggMD” Zubin Damania wants to shake up healthcare with ideas as bold and personable as his satirical videos. ..read more »

Don’t waste antibiotics on a virus

Walter van den Broek
August 6, 2012
Another important topic raised by ZDoggMD, the use of antibiotics for virus infection which is a waist of money, resources and has it's complications as you can see in this video. You see, there is a contagion in our midst, good people. A contagion that WE helped to create and then disseminate. Our overuse of antibiotics along with a lack of adherence to proper infection control practices has unleashed this unnatural plague upon the unsuspecting bowels of the world. ..read more »

Lesson to be learned from rugby players

Walter van den Broek
July 18, 2012
From the “Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival” by Dr Ves, stumbled upon a very interesting post by Dr. Ronan Kavanagh, rheumatologist from Ireland. In short: for engaging with patients, physicians should try playfulness, humility, politeness, and humour. Will make doctors more human, likeable and accessible. Just like these rugby players in this video. It shows three icons of Irish rugby (Paul O’Connell, Brian O’Driscoll and Jonathan Sexton) asking house owners permission to play, and for volunteers to join them in a game of tip-rugby on the grassy area in front of their homes. The ad spot .....read more »

Giving birth in an MRI machine

Walter van den Broek
July 4, 2012
It’s unlikely to be a comfortable place to deliver a baby, but now a video documents the first birth in an MRI machine. Christian Bamberg and a team from Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany, announced the world first in December 2010, but the movie has only recently been released. Thanks Sciencebase ..read more »