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I recently spent a month with our colleagues in the MICU. Our team placed a fair number of arterial lines and I picked up a few tips that I thought were worth sharing. We don’t place a-lines very often in the ED, but it’s worth considering if you’re going to be boarding a MICU patient who is in shock. Arterial lines can also be useful if your non-invasive cuff pressures seem unreliable or you’re giving vasoactive medications that benefit from careful titration based on BP (i.e. Nicardipine). If you find yourself placing an arterial line in the future, here are some troubleshooting tips to help you succeed.


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Congratulations to the Yale Emergency Medicine Residency Class of 2021. We’re thrilled to have matched such a strong and promising group of interns. Welcome to Yale!


Emergency Medicine Class of 2021


The Yale EM family is excited to welcome our 3rd class of PA residents! Congratulations Miro and Manny!


PA Residency Class of 2018


Mock Oral Boards will take place on Wednesday, March 22nd at 464 Congress Street beginning at 9am – 12:40pm. We will then move to Harkness Auditorium from 12:40pm-2pm for a debriefing for all cases presented.




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




9:00 – Diversity Lecture – Dr. Tsai (Brown School of Medicine)
10:00 – Negotiating Tips: Finding a Job After Residency – Dr. D’Onofio, Dr. Ulrich, Dr. Parwani
11:00 – M&M – Dr. Baloescu
12:00 – Great Catch Case Series – Dr. Mohamed
13:00 – Usability and the EHR User Experience – Dr. Melnick


Your patient:


43 y/o man on a statin, PMH HTN and gout, presents with abdominal pain, n/v in the setting of ingesting 100 tablets of XS Tylenol about 24 hours PTA.


What do you know about late presentations of acetaminophen toxicity?


This week Dr. David Hao will lead the discussion and review this rare prospective controlled toxicology paper by Keays et al.

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, March 1st beginning at 9:00am at 464 Congress Avenue


9:00 – 11:00 – Beta Blocker/Calcium Channel Blocker/Digoxin Toxicity – T. Beardsley – Simulation Conference Room

9:00 – 11:00 – Journal Club: Late Acetaminophen Toxicity – D. Hao, T. Melnick – Simulation Debriefing room

9:00 – 11:00 – DART Team and Child Abuse – J. Leventhal – Main Conference Room


11:45 – 2:00 – Salicylate and Acetaminophen Toxicity – L. Whalen – Simulation Conference Room

11:45 – 2:00 – Toxicology Emergencies – A. Chou – Simulation Debriefing Room

11:45 – 2:00 – Palliative Care – O. Kovalerchik, K. Jubanyik


Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, February 15th beginning at 9:00am in Harkness Auditorium



9:00 – Pediatrics: Endocrine/Metabolic – J. Dodington
10:00 – Review of Resident Milestone Simulation Scenarios – L. Evans/L. Sander
12:00 – M&M – M. Dolan
1:00 – TBD – E. Marcolini


This week we will look at two perspectives on contrast induced nephropathy (CIN).

We will focus on this brand new article (2017) and compare it to another with quite different findings from 2012.

The discussion will be led by Dr. Michael Yip.

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, February 8th beginning at 9:00 AM.




9:00 – 11:00 – Wilderness AOCMain Conference Room
9:00 – 11:00 – EMS AOCSIM Conference Room
9:00 – 11:00 – Ultrasound AOCUS Suite
9:00 – 11:00 – Admin AOCSimulation Debriefing Room


11:30 – 14:00 – PGY3 Talk – Smorgasbord Review – D. Hao – Simulation Conference Room
11:30 – 14:00 – Journal Club – M. Yip, R.A. Taylor – Main Conference Room
11:30 – 14:00 – RESUSC – O. Felton – Simulation Debriefing Room


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