Educational Songs


SICCC GERMS

I wrote this song to help  differentiate and treat common causes of vesicular rashes in children and also score you points on your STEP 1/2/3 Exams and Residency Board Exams.

The mnemonic SICCC GERMS stands for:

  • S - Smallpox

  • I - Impetigo

  • C- Coxsackie virus

  • C- Chickenpox

  • C- Contact Dermatitis (Poison Ivy)

  • G - Gladitorium HSV

  • E - Eczema

  • R - Rickettsia Akari

  • M - Molluscum Contagiosum

  • S - Scabies

The color-coded highlighting is as follows:

  • Green - the diagnosis or disease process

  • Orange - key features and buzzwords

  • Blue - management and treatment


Maculopapular RAshes of Childhood

Discusses the presentation and management of the classic childhood maculopapular exanthema

  • 1st Disease - Measles

  • 2nd Disease - Scarlet Fever

  • 3rd Disease - Rubella

  • 5th Disease - Erythema Infectiosum

  • 6th Disease - Roseola Infantum

  • *Extra Disease - Mononucleosis

 


Partially Complex

I wrote this song, while on my 2nd year pediatric rotation at the Children's Hospital of New York. I had an infant that was brought in by his mother because of head bobbing/drops, which I learned are never normal and should be worked up. This song discusses infantile spasms, febrile seizures, and general epilepsy management. 

 

7 Faces in the Crowd

The inspiration for this song, came from a young woman that presented to the ED with Bell's Palsy. It turns out that the facial nerve is responsible for a lot of functions, including motor function to the face, taste, and tears and salivation.  The 7 faces in the crowd are drinking seven up, because the 7th cranial nerve, aka Facial nerve, is responsible for taste. 

  1. Motor sensation includes muscles of facial expression.

  2. Parasympathetic functions include tears and salivation via petrosal nerve to pterygopalatine ganglion to lacrimal nerve.

  3. Taste via the lingual nerve, chorda tympani, solitary nucleus, thalamic VPM, to the gustatory taste center.


Private Eye In CYANIDE

This song highlights the sources, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of cyanide. Special thanks to Dr. Rana Biary and Toxicologists from the New York Poison Control Center.


 

Full Court Press

In this song, I use basketball players as a metaphor for vasopressors and inotropes used in critical care medicine. Their jersey numbers reflect their maximum dose. Their position reflects how they should be administered, central vs. peripheral. The song is filled with many homonyms, so that each time you listen you may discover something new. On the right side of the screen, I reveal these meanings as the song progresses.

SIM LIFE

Healthcare Simulation Week 2018 September 17-21

Video Contest: What Healthcare Simulation Means to You

Rules: Create a one-minute video sharing insight on what healthcare simulation means to you, your organization and/or your team. Video will help raise awareness about the profession, while providing insights to your colleagues and the public as to why healthcare simulation is so important to you.