Innovations shouldinclude the following sections:
Introduction/Background (this should include astatement of need): Thepurpose of this section is to explain why the innovation is important to the emergencymedicine community. This may include prior research, gaps in knowledge, new orupdated requirements that need to met, etc.
Example: The ability to effectivelyperform nerve blocks to provide regional anesthesia for facial procedures is animportant skill in emergency medicine (EM). Having the ability to practicethese techniques on realistic models builds confidence and proficiency prior toperforming these procedures in a clinical setting. An improved example wouldinclude prior efforts, research, or evidence of gaps in skill orknowledge.
Objectives: This section should contain a clear descriptionor list of what objectives the innovation is designed to meet.
Design: The curricular design section should contain a detaileddescription of the innovation. This should include a discussion of why themethod was chosen, a concise but thorough description of the module itself(including resources needed and tips for successful implementation), andmethods of assessment used. In addition, reflect on any reflective initialdifficulties encountered or lessons learned and modifications made.
Impact/Effectiveness: This section should containa discussion of how this innovation contributes on a broad scale to emergencymedicine, and if possible should provide objective evidence of effectiveness.