View of a Skull (c. 1489) by Leonardo da Vinci, via Wikimedia Commons.

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, September 2nd at 464 Congress beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.
9:00am – 11:15am – Small Groups

    Journal Club – Studies that Evaluated Diagnostic Tests – Dr. Chou (Main Conf. Rm)
    Ischemic Extremities – Dr. Evans (SIM Conf. Rm)
    PGY3 Talk – CT, Admit, Next? Abdominal Pain in the Geriatric Patient – Dr. Nagurney (SIM Debriefing Rm)

11:15am – 11:45am – Residency Leadership (Main Conf. Rm)
11:50am – 2:00pm – Small Groups

    Palliative Care: Breaking Bad News & Goals of Care Discussions – Drs. Varga & Steiner (SIM Trauma Rm & Debriefing Rm)
    Dental Emergencies – Dr. Doug Latham (SIM Conf. Rm)

Journal Club Articles: link to Box
Current Article: Alba, G. A., Truong, Q. A., Gaggin, H. K. et al. Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility of Procalcitonin in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Dyspnea. Am J Med [serial online]. 2015;
Classic Article: McCullough, P. A. B-Type Natriuretic Peptide and Clinical Judgment in Emergency Diagnosis of Heart Failure: Analysis From Breathing Not Properly (BNP) Multinational Study. Circulation [serial online]. 2002; 106: (4), 416-422.

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, August 26th in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.
Think you have what it takes to join or defeat the reigning SAEM Sono-Games Champs? Come to Yale’s Sono-Wars and find out.

  • 9:00 – 1:00 – SONO-Wars (US Faculty)
  • 12:00 – M&M (Dr. Fontes)
  • 13:00 – Quiz (Dr. Della-Giustina)

Hooray! Please make sure to congratulate Dr. Andrea Koploy the next time you see her on being named Resident of the Month for July!
Here are some of the things that residents and attendings said in support of Dr. Koploy’s nomination:
“She has started her year adjusting quickly to the senior role. She knows her patients well, is able to run the department with minimal assistance. Overall has been doing a great job.”
“ANDREA. OBVIOUSLY. she’s kind, dedicated and awesome. Great team player. I could go on but it’s such a clear choice.”
“Working with Andrea is such a pleasure! Friendly, compassionate, and hardworking towards patients care, communication with family, and her support of all of her teammates.”

Congratulations to Drs. Baloescu and Luu on their recent publication in EM Resident on pediatric ovarian torsion! Looks like I need to move this condition higher on my differential for lower quadrant abdominal pain in females of all ages.
Talk about following up her recent reign as Resident of the Month with a bang!

Emergency Medicine Lectures next Wednesday August 19th will be part of our ongoing collaboration with the Yale Freshman Orientation Outdoor Trip’s Program (FOOT). Two sets of lectures will start on Wednesday on the second floor of William Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street. These sessions are to provide certification or recertification in Wilderness First Aid both to our residents as well as the Yale FOOT leaders before they lead groups of undergraduate freshman on their orientation trips. These courses will be taught by Yale EM faculty and residents with hands-on sessions throughout the day.
From 9a-5p in room 207: one-day Wilderness First Aid refresher course
From 9a-4:30p in room 208: day one of two day Wilderness First Aid course.
On Thursday, August 20, from 9a-5p in room 208 will be day two of this two day course.
Breakfast will not be provided.

Well, yes, many of the events that bring pediatric patients to the Emergency Department could be due to child abuse or neglect. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics just recently published a new Clinical Report, The Evaluation of Suspected Child Physical Abuse. The main focus of this publication is that physical abuse is terrifyingly common across all socio-economic groups, under-diagnosed, and associated with significant long-term medical, psychological, and social harm.
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Canadian nurses voting 1917 By William Rider-Rider, via Images from Library and Archives Canada. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Help out your classmates and the classes of residents behind you by filling out this survey to describe your experiences on your electives.
The link to this survey will be kept here and linked to under the “Residents” tab above, so you can fill this out as you complete future electives.

Check out the most recent issue of the Department of Emergency Medicine’s newsletter!
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Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, August 12th at 464 Congress beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.


9:00am – 11:15am – AOC  
    Wilderness Medicine Survival – Dr. Hile (Main Conf. Rm)
    Ultrasound – Dr. Liu (SIM Ultrasound Rm)
    Medical Oversight of EMS: Direct & Indirect – Drs. Bogucki, Burns & Medoro (SIM Conf. Rm)
    Administration – Drs. Parwani & Shapiro (SIM Debriefing Rm)
11:50am – 2:00pm – Small Groups
    Journal Club: C-spine collar clearance in trauma – Dr. Roh (Main Conf. Rm)

    PGY3 Talk – Fluids & Electrolytes – Dr. Moore (SIM Debriefing Rm)

    TBD – Dr. Chekijian (SIM Conf. Rm)

For Journal Club this week we are going to be talking about management of suspected cervical spine injury. See below for articles and links
Classic #1: Stiell, I. G., Wells, G. A., Vandemheen, K. L. et al. The Canadian C-spine rule for radiography in alert and stable trauma patients. JAMA [serial online]. 2001; 286: (15), 1841-1848.

Classic #2: Hoffman, J. R., Mower, W. R., Wolfson, A. B., Todd, K. H., & Zucker, M. I. Validity of a set of clinical criteria to rule out injury to the cervical spine in patients with blunt trauma. National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study Group. N Engl J Med [serial online]. 2000; 343: (2), 94-99.

Current Article: Patel, M. B., Humble, S. S., Cullinane, D. C. et al. Cervical spine collar clearance in the obtunded adult blunt trauma patient: a systematic review and practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg [serial online]. 2015; 78: (2), 430-441.

For those in the Administrative AOC, please read the two articles linked below before Wednesday to inform our conversation about Geriatric Emergency Medicine:
Hogan, T. M., Olade, T. O., & Carpenter, C. R. A profile of acute care in an aging America: snowball sample identification and characterization of United States geriatric emergency departments in 2013. Acad Emerg Med [serial online]. 2014; 21: (3), 337-346.

Hwang, U., & Morrison, R. S. The geriatric emergency department. J Am Geriatr Soc [serial online]. 2007; 55: (11), 1873-1876.

For the EMS AOC, use this link to get the current EMS protocols. The most up-to-date version can also be found on the Sponsor Hospital website if you need them in the future.
For those of you in the Ultrasound AOC, click here for access to the Yale Box for the pre-conference readings.

Emergency Medicine Lecture will take place at Yale on Wednesday, August 5th in the cadaver lab on the 3rd floor of TAC beginning at 9:00am.  
Breakfast WILL NOT be provided.
  • 9am – 2pm – Procedure day with Dr. James Bonz – TAC 3rd Floor
Lunch will be served at 1:00pm in TAC N211

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