Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, January 11th beginning at 9:00am


9:00 – 11:00 – Toxicology AOC – Dr.Tomassoni – TAC 207
9:00 – 11:00 – Critical Care AOC – Dr. Wira – TAC 209
9:00 – 11:00 – Education/Simulation AOC – Sim Wars – Sim Center
9:00 – 11:00 – Public Health (Global Health) AOC – Healthcare and Physician Advocacy in the Age of Trump – Dr. Bernstein and Dr.Samuels – Harkness


11:15-11:30 – Admin Time – Mandantory Joint Comission Video – TAC 207


11:30 – 14:00 – PGY3 Talk – OB Emergencies – Dr. Shah – TAC 207
11:30 – 14:00 – Journal Club – Dr. Wood and Dr. Taylor – TAC 209
11:30 – 14:00 – Respiratory Emergencies – Dr. Baloescu – TAC 211


Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, December 21st in the SIM Center



Percuvision System Training for Placing Complicated Foley Catheters


Group 1 – 9:00 – 10:30
Group 2 – 10:45 – 12:15
Group 3 – 12:30 – 14:00


Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, November 23rd beginning at 9:00am in TAC




9:00- 11:15 – PGY3 TalkInflammatory Bowel Diseases – S.Marko – N209
9:00 – 11:15 – PGY4 TalkAcute GI Bleeds – J.Walrath – N211
9:00 – 11:15 – Journal Club – C.Wira/T.Beardsley – N213
11:30 – 2:00 – PGY4 TalkPediatric – M.Dolan – N209
11:30 – 2:00 – PGY3 TalkCNS Infections – M.Hazlitt – N211
11:30 – 2:00 – Palliative Care – O.Kovalerchik/K.Jubanyik – N213


Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, October 12th beginning at 9:00am in Harkness Auditorium




9:00– Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Who Needs the LP? – E.Marcolini
10:00 – Beyond the Blood Pressure: Hemodynamics that Matter in the ED – E.Marcolini
10:30 – Major Pediatric Brain Injury: Not a Minor Problem – E.Marcolini
11:00 – M&M – F.Moore
12:00 – Operations Hour – V.Parwani
13:00 – How to Peer Review a Manuscript for a Journal – D.Cone


Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, September 14th beginning at 9:00am in Harkness Auditorium




9:00 – Pediatrics: GI/General Surgery – R. Whitney
10:00 – Journal Club – O. Kovalerchik, R.A. Taylor
11:00 – M&M – B. Mohamed
12:00 – PTP – Ultrasound Faculty
13:00 – RESUSC: EM Jeopardy – O. Felton



Mock Oral Boards will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd at 464 Congress Street beginning at 9am – 12:30pm. We will then move to Harkness Auditorium from 1pm-2pm.


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Ever questioned the use of d-dimers for PE/DVT? Of course you have, if you’re in EM. For all those times you’ve wondered, this week Dr. Aman Shah will be leading an interesting discussion looking at “Saving Dimes and Sending Dimers”



For the time that 67 year old otherwise healthy woman comes in slightly short of breath and slightly tachy, making you worried about PE, but has no risk factors… Should you trust her age-adjusted D-dimer cutoff?

Righini, M., et al. (2014). “Age-adjusted D-dimer cutoff levels to rule out pulmonary embolism: the ADJUST-PE study.” JAMA 311(11): 1117-1124.


And when the thought didn’t initially cross your mind, but only later you wondered about PE in this lady, does re-sticking a patient increase the circulating d-dimer value? Read on, what do you think?

Heffner, A. and J. Kline (2001). “Role of the peripheral intravenous catheter in false-positive D-dimer testing.” Acad Emerg Med 8(2): 103-106.


Something extra to make you rethink ordering that extra blue top just in case…

Kochert, E., et al. (2012). “Cost-effectiveness of routine coagulation testing in the evaluation of chest pain in the ED.” Am J Emerg Med 30(9): 2034-2038.

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


Atrial Myxoma

Atrial Myxoma


  • 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.




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



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