Jessica Foulds's research while affiliated with University of Alberta and other places

Publications (19)

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Transitions to roles with increasing clinical responsibility and independence can be anxiety provoking for many trainees. To support our pediatric residents preparing to transition from the role of junior to senior resident, we developed a novel asynchronous online interactive case-based resource. Our experience suggests that this resource was volu...
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Introduction: Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs) are a common presentation among infants. While most of these events are benign and self-limited, guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics inaccurately identify many patients as higher-risk of a serious underlying aetiology (positive predictive value 5%). Recently, new clinic...
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Objectives Febrile neutropenia (FN) creates concern in paediatrics due to the risk of serious bacterial infections (SBI). Protocols with empiric antibiotics designed for hematology and oncology are often applied in healthy children with FN despite lower rates of SBI in this population. This study quantifies rates of infections in presumed immunocom...
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Background The start of the COVID-19 pandemic led to both shortened clinical rotations and consequent loss of embedded formal teaching time. In response to these learning gaps, a novel, virtual pediatric bootcamp was developed to provide a consolidated 3-week learning opportunity for clinical medical students. Pre-clinical students were encouraged...
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Objectives To evaluate risk factors associated with surgical intervention and subperiosteal/orbital abscess in hospitalized children with severe orbital infections. Study design We conducted a multicenter cohort study of children 2 months to 18 years hospitalized with periorbital or orbital cellulitis from 2009 to 2018 at 10 hospitals in Canada. C...
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Objectives An antimicrobial stewardship intervention was implemented for pediatric medicine units using an in-person rounds-based approach to provide stewardship recommendations and education from an antimicrobial stewardship physician and antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist. Design, Setting, Participants, and Methods In this exploratory qualitat...
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A 17-year-old previously healthy man presented with a 4-week history of progressive bilateral leg swelling with discomfort and erythema, but no signs of arthritis or erythema nodosum. An incidental finding of a query pulmonary nodule on chest X-ray prompted chest CT for further evaluation, revealing bilateral hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy....
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Introduction: Imperative to medical training is the observation and provision of feedback. In this era of competency-based medical education, feedback is one of the core components of this new model. A better understanding of the medical faculty's attitudes and experiences when providing feedback is essential. Currently, there are limited qualitat...
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This article was migrated. The article was not marked as recommended. Background: With the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical care provision has shifted from in-person to virtual care. Aim: We provide tips on incorporating learners into virtual clinical care safely and effectively. Methods: Tips were based on our experiences and literature review. Results...
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We all knew it was coming. We just didn't realize it would all come at once. No, we are not talking about the zombie apocalypse, but rather the emergence of virtual teaching and virtual healthcare delivery pervading every aspect of life as we now know it. In the context of COVID-19 and marked shifts in how and where we teach medical learners, the s...
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CASE DESCRIPTION A 16-year-old previously healthy male presented with seizures, unresponsiveness, and hypertension after ingestion of unknown illicit stimulants. He was admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit for stabilization. Computerized tomography (CT) with angiogram demonstrated stable, small bilateral frontal subarachnoid hemorrhages w...
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Introduction Skin and soft tissue infections of the eye can be classified based on anatomic location as either anterior to the orbital septum (ie, periorbital cellulitis) or posterior to the orbital septum (ie, orbital cellulitis). These two conditions are often considered together in hospitalised children as clinical differentiation is difficult,...
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The American College of Physicians defines high-value care (HVC) as health care that balances clinical benefit with costs and harms with the goal of improving patient outcomes. We present a novel 2-hour workshop developed for general paediatric residents designed to promote reflective practice on resource stewardship and raise awareness of costs of...

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... Supporting the transition to senior pediatric resident: an interactive online resource by Boschee and co-authors 28 developed an online interactive case-based resource to support pediatric residents transitioning to a senior role. Participants reported that the modules increased trainee confidence and reduced anxiety in this important transitional stage. ...
... The virtual nature of our simulation exercise appears to function as seamlessly as other described virtual assessments of medical students and residents, such as virtual objective structured clinical examinations. [12][13][14][15] This supports continued use of virtual exercises in the recruitment process, particularly as virtual interviewing may continue for the foreseeable future. ...
... Sarcoidosis with EN, hilar adenopathy, and polyarthritis is called Löfgren's syndrome, an acute and self-limiting disease, that resolves in 6-8 weeks [31]. This phenomenon is rarely described in the pediatric population, although recently, the case of a 17-year-old boy with Löfgren syndrome has been reported [32]. Moreover, EN occurs in many autoimmune disorders such as IBD; in detail, EN has been described in 4-15% of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) [28,33], and 3-10% of cases with ulcerative colitis (UC) [34]. ...
... For example, the same or similar computerized VR simulators that the students used to learn and practice their surgical skills can be used for the assessment. Similarly, students who practiced telehealth clinical cases with an SP via the institution's LMS should also be assessed within the same terms and environment (Silverman & Foulds, 2020). ...
... Practical tips and guidance have begun to emerge to help physicians to succeed in this environment. 20 We suggest that medical schools may need to add new elements to the construct of the virtual LE for the benefit of all -patients, clinicians, and learners. ...
... A great deal has been published describing how educators rapidly moved didactic course content online in response to the pandemic, allowing health professions education to continue worldwide. [1][2][3][4][5][6] However, it was also vitally important, and eminently more challenging, to adjust the curriculum for clinical skills courses. Psychomotor skills are learned through deliberate, hands-on practice with instructor feedback, 7 which makes online delivery difficult. ...
... Orbital complications of sinusitis in children are usually classified based on anatomic location. Cellulitis that is mainly anterior to the orbital septum, usually following an injury or due to the spread of a local infection, is called POC, whereas cellulitis posterior to the orbital septum, usually as a complication of rhinosinusitis, is called OC [1]. ...