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Well, to my amazement, I had time to attend the Delirium Early Detection and Prevention Committee last Friday. Usually I’m too busy putting out fires all over the hospital in my role as psychiatric consultant, which me reminds of something a former president of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine once said: “A consultation service is […]
http://medicine.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=1e509509-a7f7-416c-a5be-c18ee622f556 The link above takes you to a new UI Capture Panopto talk I recently recorded, “Diagnosing Factitious Disorder and Detecting Malingering: An Exercise in Humility.” This is the second of two presentations on Factitious Disorder and Malingering that I give to our junior residents in psychiatry. I hope to include this one along with […]
Well, I was surprised yesterday because I actually had an opportunity to talk with the Executive Director of the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM), Mark Bowden. We talked for over half an hour. I found out that the medical licensure compact is about interstate compacts for medical licensure, which the Federation of State Medical Boards […]
I’m an early riser and it’s about 5:30 in the morning. My schedule, such as it is, will be about the same today. I’ll be staffing the psychiatry consultation service for the general hospital, which means I’ll be working with a smart, motivated senior medical student and an outstanding resident putting out fires all over […]
http://medicine.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=e3846bbb-8dac-4b11-8c4b-421553d0b2b8 The link above takes you to a new UI Capture Panopto talk I recorded a couple of days ago, “Introduction to Factitious Disorder and Malingering.” I hope to include it in with the other presentation on my Basic Links that I’ve done a couple of years ago. I also hope it will be on […]
I’ve been monitoring the notices on the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) web site and just this morning saw that there’s a meeting scheduled for tomorrow and Friday this week. See the link http://www.medicalboard.iowa.gov/ When I clicked on it, I noticed that on the agenda under the heading “Federation of State Medical Boards” are two items […]
So my wife says to me this morning, “You should wear your red pants today!” So I did, as a reminder of the Red Pants Revolution for Lifelong Learning, which you might have forgotten since my last few posts about it. The whole Red Pants Revolution thing got started last year as my reaction to […]
Lately I’ve been getting a few notices of colleagues and teachers heading for retirement. Each announcement makes me wonder about when I’ll be next. But more importantly, these messages are wonderful opportunities to reflect on the memories I have of learning from the many teachers for whom I have the deepest respect and admiration. Though […]
February 25, 2014 By Jim Amos
Here’s another Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP), this time an excellent update on the prevention and treatment of delirium by one of our psychiatry residents, Dr. Sophia Yuan. We had some interesting comments by the medical students rotating on the psychiatry consultation service, mostly along the lines of how difficult it is to change […]
February 23, 2014 By Jim Amos
Here’s something more or less just for fun today. I wonder if “Fallon and Black” could be the name for a comedy duo on psychopathy (I don’t mean Jimmy Fallon). What got this strange train of thought going was my wife excitedly yelling down the stairs at me this morning, “You have to see this video!” […]
February 19, 2014 By Jim Amos
Coming at you we’ve got another outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) presentation by senior medical students, this time covering a basic review of serotonin syndrome and the role of the analgesic tramadol in serotonin syndrome. Unfortunately, this is not a rare problem in the general hospital and psychiatric consultants are often called about […]
February 18, 2014 By Jim Amos
I want to highlight a page from a Gold Humanism in Medicine web page, Physician empathy and perspective taking protect against burnout – Humanizing Medicine. Although the title emphasizes the role of empathy in protecting against burnout, the tenor of the articles speak to a pervasive force in the culture of medical education in which all […]
February 15, 2014 By Jim Amos
We had a complicated Clinical Problems in Clinical Psychiatry (CPCP) recently presented by two talented psychiatry residents about selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the risk for bleeding. Dr. Michele Morais leads off with the presentation of literature which tends to show there’s very low to no risk for bleeding with use of SSRIs. Dr. Adam […]
February 14, 2014 By Jim Amos
Happy Valentine’s Day to my beautiful wife!
February 13, 2014 By Jim Amos
I just got the American Psychiatric Association (APA) election results and Dr. Renee Binder, MD has been elected President-Elect. Recall my support for Dr. Binder’s candidacy because she was the candidate with the most well-developed position on Maintenance of Certification (MOC). APA’s Committee of Tellers met today and approved the results for APA’s 2014 national election. […]
February 9, 2014 By Jim Amos
So I read this story in the New York Times about how important it is for doctors to show empathy, sit down and listen to their patients. The author is a nurse who cited a couple of papers supporting her point [1,2]. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into a patient’s room and not […]
February 6, 2014 By Jim Amos
On Christmas Eve in 2013, Dr. Luisella Magnani sent me a message that a poster presentation of hers had been accepted which will be shown at the 1st International Children’s Palliative Care Network in Mumbai, India (| ICPCN Transforming children’s palliative care–from ideas to action) February 10-12, 2014. Dr. Magnani has been working very hard […]
February 6, 2014 By Jim Amos
Dr. Alex Gamble, one of the residents (who made the YouTube video along with Dr. Paul Thisayakorn about how to administer the Mini-Cog in delirium assessment) sent me a couple of articles about delirium published in the January 30, 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine via email the other day [1,2]. One of them was an essay about the history of delirium […]
February 5, 2014 By Jim Amos
No doubt many of you have noticed there have been a couple of technical challenges with my blog site lately. The major ones are currently nonfunctional gallery carousels for the Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) slide sets and the nonfunctional posts with slide sets created using WordPress Presentation Shortcode. I’ve been in contact with […]
February 1, 2014 By Jim Amos
I notice that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is sponsoring a new initiative about their own Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program called “Assessment 2020: What skills will physicians need in the future?” The link to the page is Assessment 2020: What skills will physicians need in the future? : Assessment 2020 – American […]
August 19, 2013 By Jim Amos
“T-A-DA”stands for Tolerate behaviors that are challenging, but not dangerous; Anticipate needs of patients who are unable to communicate their needs; and Don’t Agitate patients who are cognitively incapable of processing the reasons why caregivers want to provide care for them which might be misunderstood. It’s taken from a paper written by Dr. Joseph Flaherty […]
July 26, 2012 By Jim Amos
This is one of those high-quality videos I posted about earlier, Spectacular Educational Videos by Department of Veterans Affairs « The Practical Psychosomaticist: James Amos, M.D. and which Dr. Nina Tumosa, PhD gave permission to post. This is Dementia with Agitation, an educational video from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers […]
July 28, 2012 By Jim Amos
This is another one of those high-quality videos I posted about earlier, Spectacular Educational Videos by Department of Veterans Affairs « The Practical Psychosomaticist: James Amos, M.D. and which Dr. Nina Tumosa, PhD gave permission to post. This is Agitated Behaviors in Older Hospitalized Patients, an educational video from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Geriatric Research […]
July 27, 2012 By Jim Amos
Coming at you with another one of those pristine videos from the VA GRECC, and this one is about hypoactive and hyperactive delirium. This is an incredibly well-crafted educational resource and I thank Dr. Nina Tumosa, PhD for giving permission to post it. This is Delirium: Quiet and Excited, an educational video from the Department […]
James Amos, MD
Dr. James J. Amos is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the UI Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Amos received a B. S. degree in Distributed Studies (Zoology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) in 1985 from Iowa State University and an M.D. from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in 1992. He completed his psychiatry residency, including a year as Chief Resident, in 1996 at the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa. He has co-edited a practical book about consultation psychiatry with Dr. Robert G. Robinson entitled Psychosomatic Medicine: An Introduction to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As a clinician educator, among Dr. Amos’s most treasured achievements is the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
Hey, It’s Not All About Me
You can find a lot of educational content about Psychosomatic Medicine here, mostly about delirium (not the music group!). I give credit to all of my teachers. In order to see the picture galleries of photos or powerpoint slides, click on one of the slides, which will open up the presentation to fill the screen. Use the arrow buttons to scroll left and right through the slides or up and down to view the annotations. To search educational University of Iowa presentations, go to URL http://medicine.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Default.aspx. Type my name to see mine—or just type “skinny”. Navigate to Category 1 CME from my blog site by looking under The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics menu under my blog title header, scroll to “Panopto UICapture Educational Presentations” (clicking that will take you to all presentations or type my name to see mine—or just type “skinny”), and hover to highlight “Health Pro Network Univ of Iowa CME”; or go to URL http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/healthpro/. Enjoy!
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