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Featured article: Optimal assessment choreography for critically ill patients

This pilot simulation study was to determine the optimal choreography for evaluation of the critically ill patients. The results showed that a focused history can be done in either series or parallel to the primary survey, however, there is less mental demand and effort associated with a parallel choreography.


  1. Authors: Christian Vaillancourt, Manya Charette, Sarika Naidoo, Monica Taljaard, Matthew Church, Stephanie Hodges, Shannon Leduc, Jim Christenson, Sheldon Cheskes, Katie Dainty, Michael Feldman, Judah Goldstein, John Tallon, Jennie Helmer, Aaron Sibley, Matthew Spidel…

    Content type: Study protocol


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