Congratulations to Dr. Jacob Schoeneck for being named Resident of the Month for 2016!
The following are written comments about Dr. Schoeneck’s professionalism and medical care:

    “I have been very impressed with Jake Schoeneck. He works hard, has a great attitude, has good clinical judgement. His plans are well backed up and when we differ we can discuss and get on the same track. He’s pretty fast and can pick up a lot before I start seeing people on my own. “
    “Jake is a hard worker and provides excellent and efficient care to his patients. He has a calming demeanor and great leadership potential. He is always willing to help out a colleague or the residency.”
    “Jake has excellent clinical acumen and I can count on his clinical assessments before seeing patients. Not only is he extremely thoughtful in the medical care he provides, he is also an dynamic learner with a flexible attitude. It is always a pleasure when he is on a shift.”

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, February 3rd at 464 Congress beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.

Top: Dr. Emily Johnson taken from Women’s Adventure magazine’s Winter 2014-15 issue

9:00am – 11:15am – Small Groups at 464 Congress

    PGY3 – In-service Review Jeopardy – Dr. Roh (SIM Conference Room)
    PGY4 Talk – Dr. Varga (SIM Debriefing Room)

Grand Rounds:
Conference will then move to Harkness Auditorium for Grand Rounds. Our Grand Rounds speaker is Dr. Emily Johnston, MD, an Emergency Physician, professional mountain guide, ski patroller, and whitewater guide. Please join us for a great afternoon of lectures on both adaptation to hypoxia, as well as learn more about Dr. Johnston’s experiences with the evacuation of Mt. Everest after the earthquake last year.

    11:30am – 12:30pm – Lessons from the Mountain
    12:30pm – 1:30pm – Adaptation to Hypoxia
    1:30pm – Lunch will be served

Journal Club Articles:
Current Article: Rosenson, J., Clements, C., Simon, B. et al. Phenobarbital for acute alcohol withdrawal: a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. J Emerg Med [serial online]. 2013; 44: (3), 592-598.e2.
Classic Article: Rathlev, N. K., D’Onofrio, G., Fish, S. S. et al. The lack of efficacy of phenytoin in the prevention of recurrent alcohol-related seizures. Ann Emerg Med [serial online]. 1994; 23: (3), 513-518.

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, January 27th in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.

Top: Charon by Gustavo Doré for Dante’s Inferno. Plate IX: Canto III: Arrival of Charon via Wikimedia Commons


    12pm – Palliative Care: Conflict Management, Cultural & Spiritual Considerations – Drs. Varga & Steiner

Please join us for the Fifth Annual Point-of-Care Yale Caribbean Ultrasound Conference in Sunny Miami Beach, Florida from March 9-11, 2016!

Top: Biscayne Bay Panorama by Matt H. Wade via Wikimedia Commons; Middle Row images courtesy of Yale Section of Emergency Ultrasound; Bottom image courtesy of Yale Department of Emergency Medicine

This is the same faculty, The Yale Department of Emergency Medicine Section of Emergency Ultrasound, that puts on the New England Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course, which just finished its eighth successful year. Keep reading to learn more about this high-yield course.
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Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, January 20th in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.


    10am – Neuro Review Jeopardy – Dr. Wira
    12pm – Overuse, Head Injury, Empathy and the Medical Interface – Dr. Melnick


Dr. Rachel Liu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was just named Director of Point of Care Ultrasound for Undergraduate Medical Education at the Yale School of Medicine. In this role she working will be a member of the clinical skills team responsible for the planning and implementation of curricular activities related to the use and application of point of care ultrasound across all four years of the medical student curriculum.
Dr. Liu is nationally recognized for her innovative methods of teaching point of care ultrasound. In 2013 Dr. Liu introduced a popular and highly rated pilot program into the elective curriculum focused on point of care ultrasound for pre-clerkship medical students that was integrated with teaching in the clinical skills program and human anatomy course. This successful pilot is now an elective course in the pre-clerkship period and has been a model for integrating content threads into the YSM curriculum.
Among her many contributions to medical education, Dr. Liu has co-directed two national courses hosted by Yale facultythe New England Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course and the Yale Caribbean Island Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course. She has demonstrated national leadership as the Education Officer of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound for the Society of Academic Emergency Physicians (SAEM), co-chaired the Undergraduate Medical Education committee for SAEM, has been a section leader of the Graduate Medical Education committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)-Ultrasound Section and is on the mentor task force of the medical education section for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). At Yale, in addition to her leadership in the Point of Care Ultrasound elective, she is a tutor in the clinical skills program, received the YSM Charles W. Bohmfalk Teaching Prize and was a recipient of a Yale Rosenkranz Award for Pedagogical Innovation in 2015.
Congratulations, Dr. Liu!

Congratulations to Chief Resident, Dan Savage, for winning the Best Resident Paper presented at ACEP in Boston last October for his presentation on, “Emergency Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines: Evidence Based or Expert Consensus?”
Now get that manuscript to the editors!

The Accountable Care Act has resulted in major changes in access to health care and care delivery, but it is just one of the pieces of legislation helping to shape these changes. Drs. Dr. Warren Perry (PGY-3) and Arjun Venkatesh published a great summary on the impact of these pieces of national legislation impact health information technology in the emergency department in EM Resident last month. Check it out to get up to speed on the changing landscape of health IT.

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, January 13th in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.

    10am – Gyn Emergencies – Dr. Newton
    11am – R.E.S.U.S. Discussion Session on Delayed Sequence Intubation – Drs. Goldflam & Roh

The R.E.S.U.S. session is a new flipped classroom discussion model based on the highly successful discussion session recently organized by our very own PGY-4 Steve Van Ooteghem.
R.E.S.U.S. stands for:
R real, relevant, roundtable
E evidence based
S social media integrated
U up-to-date
S smart and scientific
This session will be focused on delayed sequence intubation, and to prepare for it, please check out the following resources.
The Paper: Weingart, S. D., Trueger, N. S., Wong, N., Scofi, J., Singh, N., & Rudolph, S. S. Delayed sequence intubation: a prospective observational study. Ann Emerg Med. 2015; 65: (4), 349-355.
EMCrit’s Everything About DSI
Charts with DSI Algorithims and Podcast Links
EMRAP June 2014’s highlight on DSI
Feel free to bring up any additional sources about DSI during discussion this Wed (from social media, websites, FOAM, or other formal journal articles, etc.).

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Journal Clubs are not new in medical or science education, and the basic concepts have remained the same since the early 20th Century: communicate cutting edge research while teaching the participants how to critical assess the quality and utility of what they are reading.
In 2014, the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine overhauled it’s journal club format in order to try to better meet the needs of its faculty and residents, creating an annual curriculum where foundational emergency medicine research is placed in context along with fresh off the press findings. Check out the guidelines here. The starting point of this curriculum was the book, Emergency Medicine Evidence: The Practice-Changing Studies. Each month a classic article, often times from this book is paired with a related article from the current literature in order to gain a better understanding of our current practice patterns and where we are heading.

Journal Club Resources
Academic Journal Clubs Critical Appraisal Tools Evidence-Based Medicine
Annals Journal Club
Jackson Memorial Journal Club
Wash U. Journal Club
Intro to Medical Stats
Statistics at Square One
CEBM Critical Appraisal Tools
CONSORT Guidelines
McMaster Evidence-Based Practice
User’s Guide to the Medical Literature
JAMA Rational Clinical Exam
Life in the Fast Lane

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