C Christopher Smith
Affiliation: Harvard University
- Creation of an innovative inpatient medical procedure service and a method to evaluate house staff competencyC Christopher Smith
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Gen Intern Med 19:510-3. 2004..The American Board of Internal Medicine requires substantiation of competence in procedure skills for all internal medicine residents; however, for most procedures, standards of competence do not exist...
- Simulation training and its effect on long-term resident performance in central venous catheterizationC Christopher Smith
Internal Medical Residency Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Simul Healthc 5:146-51. 2010..Simulation is a safe alternative to practicing procedural skills on patients. However, few published studies have examined the long-term effect of simulation technology on bedside procedures such as central venous catheter (CVC) insertion...
- A comprehensive new curriculum to teach and assess resident knowledge and diagnostic evaluation of musculoskeletal complaintsC Christopher Smith
Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Med Teach 27:553-8. 2005..0001), and in OSCE results (p < 0.005). It was concluded that the skills required for the diagnosis and treatment of common musculoskeletal complaints can be effectively taught and assessed using inexpensive and simple methods...
- Procedural competence in internal medicine residents: validity of a central venous catheter insertion assessment instrumentGrace C Huang
Carl J Shapiro Institute for Education and Research, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Acad Med 84:1127-34. 2009..The objective of the present study was to develop an instrument to assess residents in subclavian (SC) CVC insertion, to set performance standards, and to validate the tool using performance data...
- Beyond the comfort zone: residents assess their comfort performing inpatient medical proceduresGrace C Huang
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
Am J Med 119:71.e17-24. 2006..As a result, residents may be unskilled and uncomfortable performing procedures. This study characterizes residents' comfort performing medical procedures and identifies factors associated with lack of comfort...
- Asking for help: internal medicine residents' use of a medical procedure serviceGrace C Huang
Division of Primary Care and General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Hosp Med 4:404-9. 2009..Little is known about the professional help-seeking behavior of residents as they perform procedures in the hospital...
- Effect of a systems intervention on the quality and safety of patient handoffs in an internal medicine residency programKelly L Graham
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 28:986-93. 2013..In residency programs, problematic handoffs may be an unintended consequence of duty-hour restrictions, and key data are frequently omitted from written handoffs because of the lack of standardization of content...
- Combining clinical microsystems and an experiential quality improvement curriculum to improve residency education in internal medicineAnjala V Tess
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215, USA
Acad Med 84:326-34. 2009..Ongoing residency program assessment showed an improved perception of workload, and educational ratings of rotations improved. The changes required few resources and can be transported to other settings...
- Moderate alcohol consumption and safety of lovastatin and warfarin among men: the post-coronary artery bypass graft trialKenneth J Mukamal
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
Am J Med 119:434-40. 2006..Although moderate drinking has been associated with lower mortality among patients with coronary heart disease, its safety among patients taking common cardiac medications is unknown...
- Clinical problem-solving. A sailor's heartbreakDuane S Pinto
Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
N Engl J Med 353:934-9. 2005
- Screening for statin-related toxicity: the yield of transaminase and creatine kinase measurements in a primary care settingC Christopher Smith
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Arch Intern Med 163:688-92. 2003..We performed a study to determine the yield of routine screening of aminotransferase and CK levels among patients taking statins...