This project was the brainchild of EMRA (Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association) and CDEM (Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, a division of SAEM- Society for Academic Emergency Medicine). The 11 minute training video was designed to introduce much needed instruction to the emergency medical community on how to verbally communicate an emergency patient diagnosis to an attending physician in the Emergency department.
Thank you for joining us on another blog from Bizvid Communications, a leading video production company located in San Diego California. Every once in a while, we have a really, really fun project. And this is one of them. I want you to meet Dr. David Gordon, an MD specializing in emergency medicine.
Dr. Gordon is here today on behalf of the EMRA (Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association), and the SAEM (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine), two organizations that are on the forefront in the areas of emergency medicine training.
Dr., tell us briefly what you do and the reason why we are here today.
(Dr. Gordon:)I am an emergency medicine physician and I also am a training director for emergency medicine. I work closely with medical students all the time. This is part of the endeavor to provide emergency training and instruction to the next generation of emergency medical employees.
(Caz:) What the training does is to communicate with students on how to properly present a patient diagnosis to the attending physician at the emergency room. As you can guess, it would be very troubling and counterproductive if you presented all of the superfluous information when communicating with the on-location attending physician. So, today the doctor and the cast are instructing medical students on how that should come to pass. So, Dr. Gordon, tell us a little bit about how you were able to do that today.
(Dr. Gordon:) Anyone in emergency medicine knows that verbal communication skills can be difficult to acquire. And, as educators, we all want to find better ways to communicate with our students. So other emergency room professionals realized that we should create a video that could be used throughout the medical community to communicate with medical students on how to offer a patient diagnosis to an attending physician in an emergency room environment.
(Caz:)So, if you happen to be the person in the emergency room, you know how important it is that the medical people that are caring for you acquire your appropriate information, and properly disseminate that information to others who will be responsible for making you feel better. Dr., do you have any words of wisdom on instructing patients, and emergency medical students?
(Dr. Gordon:)I think, on our end, it is important that the patient is very clear about why you are coming to the emergency room…What your expectations are, and what your concerns are. Also, it is important to know a little bit about your own history, your current medications and so forth, because those are the things that will be helpful in ascertaining an accurate diagnosis to help you.
(Caz:)Doctor David Gordon, thank you for joining us on this informative blog. I will tell you what, if you have a medical emergency, it’s great to have the confidence that the people you are talking to really know their stuff. And, that’s what training videos like this are made for.
Thank you for joining us on this blog from Bizvid Communications, a leading video production company located in San Diego California. My name is Caz Taylor. We have a lot of fun on our video shoots, and this is no exception.
On behalf of the EMRA (Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association), and the SAEM (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine), Dr. David Gordon is here. Besides being a physician, he is an instructor and an emergency room expert. One of the things that he does on a professional level is to teach medical students how to diagnose patients in an emergency environment, and relay that information clearly to an on-duty attending physician.
Dr., tell us a little bit about your strategy behind the shooting session which we just completed.
(Dr. Gordon:)With the current generation of learners they have certain expectations. Things do have to have an entertainment value. Further, they need their information to be concise and to the point. We thought that video was a great medium to reach them.
(Caz:) It was fun to watch Dr. Gordon, and all of his teammates come together today. They not only understand the business of emergency medicine, but were able to communicate the message using a cast of medical students and experts who were non-professional actors. But, they did so well because they truly understood the topic. Dr. Gordon, is there anything that struck you when we went through the videotaping today?
(Dr. Gordon:) First, it was a blast. Secondly, I learned a lot about your artistry, and what goes on behind the scenes to make a video production work. That includes the lighting, the sound, and the framing. So, we were able to do things using video, which we were not able to convey all by ourselves. We really appreciate the help.
(Caz:) So, my viewing friend, here’s a tip for those who do video on one side of the camera or the other. It is a good idea to know, and understand your topic. That way, when you speak about the topic, you can express it clearly, and concisely. Then, everybody understands the message, and it is a lot of fun.