YaleEM.org is pleased to introduce a new reoccurring post called Clinical Pearls: Ask a Yale EM Attending. This post will feature a collection of tips from our attendings on subjects where there is variability in practice and room for “the art of medicine”. This month’s topic is migraines, a frequent ED complaint with plenty of space for “style” when it comes to management. Thank you to all the attendings who took time out of their busy schedules to provide responses.




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Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, June 29th at 333 Cedar Street in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am


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  • 9:00 – Pediatrics: Cardiovascular – G. Tiyyagura
  • 10:00 – Finances – D. Bernstein
  • 11:00 – M&M – J. Walrath
  • 12:00 – Great Catch Case Series – B. Mohamed
  • 13:00 – Ultrasound: Pass the Pointer – R. Liu

What would you do in this case?

58yo m h/o HTN presents with 3 days of high fevers and productive cough. He’s a reasonable but not outstanding protoplasm, but he looks sick. Temp 102.4, HR 110, BP 115/82, satting 92%. He doesn’t drink or smoke. He has decreased LLL sounds, his CXR has a REAL consolidation. You give abx, you decide to admit, you fluid resuscitate and treat that fever, BUT…. do you give roids???


What do you think after reading this week’s article?


This is an interesting question also being discussed in the FOAMed world.


Dr. Melissa Hazlitt is leading an awesome journal club this week! Comments for discussion welcome.



Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, June 22nd at TAC (300 Cedar Street) beginning at 9:00am


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9:00 – 11:15 – Small Groups

11:30 – 14:00 – Small Groups

  • PGY3 Talk – Blast/Radiation Injuries – L. Caldwell (Room N209)
  • PGY4 Talk – Adult Shock, Physiology, and Monitoring Parameters – M. Johnson (Room N207)
  • Palliative Care – O. Kovalerchik, K. Goldflam (Room N211)


Congratulations to the class of 2016!


We wish you all the best as you embark on the next chapter in your lives and careers. We couldn’t be more proud of your accomplishments during your time here and we’re excited to see how you’ll change the face of Emergency Medicine going forward. We can’t thank you enough for the innumerable ways in which you’ve helped us grow, both as human beings and clinicians. You’ll be sorely missed.


Chad Sagnella – Yale Faculty, Saint Raphaael’s Campus

Andrea Koploy – EM Administration Fellowship, Sacramento, CA

Ryan Coughlin – Yale EMS Fellow

Bruno Fontes – UT Southwestern Hospital, Dallas, TX

Lisa Sander – Yale Simulation Fellow

Nayeli Rodulfo – Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX

John Binford – Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC

Clare Buckingham – Combined EM Administration Fellowship/MHA, USC, Los Angeles, CA

Dan Savage – Academic Faculty UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA

Steve Van Ooteghem – Ergentus Emergency Service Physicians Group, Denver, CO

Anneli Von Reinhart – Education Fellow UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA

Susan Varga – Academic Faculty Dartmouth, Bennington, VT

Jessica Bod – Yale Faculty, Saint Raphael’s Campus, Yale Campus, Director of Sub-Intern Rotations



We are extremely excited to welcome our new interns to the Yale EM family!


Learn More About Them Here!


Global Health Day


We are excited to invite you to the 7th annual Global Health Day!


Our guest speaker, Dr. Mark Bisanzo, co-founder of the Global Emergency Care Collaborative, an NGO that has been advancing emergency care and education in Uganda, will be discussing his perspective on how to sustainably develop emergency care in the developing world.



Dr. Bisanzo’s profile on globalemergencycare.org


We will also have presentations by our graduating fellow, Dr. Miriam Gamble, faculty member Dr. Alison Hayward, and our five J&J EM Global Health Scholars. We have a great line up scheduled, and hope you’ll be able to make it.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

9am – 2pm

Harkness Auditorium

Lunch reception to follow



Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, June 8th at 333 Cedar Street in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am


9:00 – Emergency Preparedness – Tomassoni
10:00 – Active Shooter – I. Medoro
11:00 – PTP – C. Moore
12:00 – M&M – Rodulfo
13:00 – Quiz (May Reading) and Slack Training – Della-Giustina / Perry
Endocrine/Metabolic: Chapter 209, 210, 211, 212, 213
Pediatrics: DKA, Chapter 274




Pediatrics: Procedural Sedation, Anxiolysis, and Analgesia

Chapter 220

Pediatrics: Child Abuse

Chapter 290

Must be on YNHH campus or log in through Yale VPN to access links


Yale Emergency Medicine Research Day

Wednesday, June 1

Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street


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