Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 464 Congress beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served in the Sim Center kitchen.
9:00am–11:15am: Areas of Concentration

11:50am–2:00pm – Small Groups

    Journal Club – Issues Surrounding End of Life Including Do Not Resuscitate Orders – Dr. Steiner (Sim Conference Room)
    PGY4 Talk – Dr. von Reinhart (Sim Debriefing Room)
    Evaluation & Treatment of the Sexual Assault Patients – Dr. Jubanyik (Chair’s Conference Room)

Here’s the link to the Yale Box with this week’s Journal Club articles: here
Article 1: Fendler, T. J., Spertus, J. A., Kennedy, K. F. et al. Alignment of Do-Not-Resuscitate Status With Patients’ Likelihood of Favorable Neurological Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. JAMA [serial online]. 2015; 314: (12), 1264-1271. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=26393849.
Article 2: Richardson, D. K., Fromme, E., Zive, D., Fu, R., & Newgard, C. D. Concordance of out-of-hospital and emergency department cardiac arrest resuscitation with documented end-of-life choices in Oregon. Ann Emerg Med [serial online]. 2014; 63: (4), 375-383. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=24210466.

Emergency Care is not just delivered within the four-walls of an emergency department. Similarly, the research interests of our faculty and residents extend beyond the traditional EM research agenda. More than this, Yale’s faculty are helping to redefine what is research in Emergency Medicine, International Emergency Medicine, Informatics, and Social Determinants of Health. Over the last few months, the most recent publications out of our department really highlight the depth and breadth of intellectual inquiry here.

Congratulations to:

    Dr. Bernstein
    Dr. Cone
    Dr. D’Onofrio
    Dr. Hawk
    Dr. Hayward
    Dr. Andrea Koploy (PGY4)
    Dr. Amanda Medoro
    Dr. Melnick
    Dr. Narvaez (Class of 2015)
    Dr. Post
    Dr. Rogers (Class of 2015)
    Dr. Safdar
    Dr. Taylor
    Dr. Wira
    Dr. Vaca
    Dr. Venkatesh

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Rettungskorsett by Florian Thillmann, via Wikimedia Commons.

When a trauma patient is altered or obtunded, even with vitals signs that do not indicate the need for immediate operative intervention, one’s suspicion for significant injury is higher than if the same patient had a GCS of 15. This concern often persists even after an exhaustive diagnostic work-up that frequently includes advanced imaging of the head and cervical spine, and has raised the question of how good is CT at identifying significant cervical spine pathology in the absence of an accompanying clinical exam.
Dr. Jennifer Roh lead our most recent Journal Club looking at the Patel et al.’s systematic review of just this topic.
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The podcast above is a recording of Dan Savage‘s lecture on Digital Life in Emergency Medicine. This 30 minute podcast is an introduction into ways you can use online resources such as podcasts, FOAM (Free, Open Access Medical Education) websites, RSS feeders, and saved searches to keep up to date on the cutting edge of the practice of Emergency Medicine. These tools are not meant to take the place of however you currently study, but hopefully this talk will expose you to one or two extra tools that will make your studying more efficient and/or engaging.

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, September 23rd in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.

Surgeon General Vivek, MD, MBA (Yale Med ’03) will be giving Grand Rounds for the Yale Department of Radiology on Thursday, September 17 at 12:15pm in Harkness! Yale is always very excited to host one of its alumnus, but this is doubly true when he is also the Surgeon General and speaking on the matter of, “The Role of Physicians and Care Providers in Advancing the Nation’s Public Health.”
We hope many of you will be able to attend and learn from Dr. Murthy.

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, September 9th in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am.
Breakfast will be served.

    9:00 – Peds: Renal Emergencies – Proteinuria & Hematuria – Dr. Tiyyagura
    10:00 – Palliative Care: Symptom Management – Drs. Jubanyik & Varga
    12:00 – Lunch will be served

Check out this great video on nasopharyngoscopy by Dr. Glenn Paetow that has received awards from EMCrit and HippoEM. Dr. Paetow, currently one of Heppepin‘s Chief Residents, made this as a second-year. It’s a great overview of ED-based nasopharyngoscopy with tons of tips of the trade.

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; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=26169892.
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. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1161/01.CIR.0000025242.79963.4C.

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)

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