Episode 22- Talking Nerdy with Dr. Ken Milne

Episode 22- Talking Nerdy with Dr. Ken Milne

Dr. Ken Milne from the Skeptic’s guide to Emergency Medicine joins Ed to talk about how to interpret data and what to look for in a good study. Every day there’s new information about high-quality patient care that comes out, and it’s difficult to figure out what’s good, what’s important, and what can change practice. 

·     What makes a good study? 

·     Should we read the abstract? 

·     How does bias affect a study? 

·     Is one study enough to change practice? 

·     What does “number needed to treat” mean?

·     Do I need a background in statistics to know how to interpret data? 

·     What is the hierarchy of data, and how do we find the best data?

Worster and Carpenter’s paper about biases can be found here

SGEM episode about Hamilton and Camp Fever can be found here

The PDF of Hamilton’s study is here, but it’s in Latin. 

Isopropyl alcohol vs. Zofran study

The SGEM’s critical appraisal tools can be found here

Ken can be contacted at: TheSGEM@gmail.com

 Ken’s Twitter: @TheSGEM

Sketchy EBMWhiteboard tutorials

As of the publication of this episode, the Toronto Maple Leafs are 14-6-0 with a +19 goal differential and a three game win streak, and the New Jersey Devils are 8-8-2 with a -5 goal differential. 

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Episode 23- Mental health, The Job, and Yourself

Episode 23- Mental health, The Job, and Yourself

Episode 21-Precepting and Field Training

Episode 21-Precepting and Field Training