From Leadership: Daily COVID Screening App
As part of an NYP-level initiative, please be aware that residents must log into the COVID PASS app on Mobile Heart Beat on a daily basis before arriving at work.
If you answer “no symptoms,” you should receive a green pass as indicated above. While it does not appear that security is checking these for NYP employees, this is a critical compliance issue and residents should log a pass daily when working clinically.
From the Munira Persad: Scrubs and Lab Coat Orders
Please see the below link regarding lab coats and scrubs orders. The GME office will provide 4 lab coats with the NYP logo and 4 sets of scrubs for each trainee. Once the order is placed they will be sent to me for distribution.
Orders for the items are due by Friday July 24
From the Dr. Misha Bhandari: Evaluations Sub-Committee
Join the Evaluations/Feedback Sub-Committee and help us improve the resident feedback process! Let’s make sure everybody gets the praise and constructive criticism they need to become the best doctors they can be.
Email Misha at email@example.com if you’re interested in joining!
From the Program Evaluation Committee: Evaluations
We need your help to make the residency better!
One of the most important ways we make improvements is through our ED and off-service evaluations. Please fill these out in MedHub for each block you complete. The more data we have, the more we know what’s working and what’s not. Evaluations are also our evidence whenever we want to affect a change, so please let your voice be heard! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact leadership, the chiefs, or any member of the PEC (Taylor, Chris, Alex, Ryan, Mary Kate, and Billy).
From Dr. Kaushal Shah: SAEM Pulse Articles
SAEM Pulse is looking for writers to author non-research articles that address any and all matters related to racism as a public health crisis to be included in an upcoming issue of SAEM Pulse.
Papers should focus on emergency medicine, academic emergency medicine and/or issues relevant to either/both. Paper formats can be essays, narratives, profiles, interviews, op-ed pieces, human interest stories, “think” pieces, or informational/how-to articles. Length: 400-700 words. Direct inquiries to Stacey Roseen, senior editor, publications and communications at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 1, 2020 for the September/October Issue (Extended to August 7!)
October 1, 2020 for the November/December Issue
December 1, 2020 for the January/February 2021 issue
From Dr. Trudi Cloyd: Our New Conference Format!
From Dr. Manish Garg: ACEP Research Fellowship
Good Afternoon CORD,
Each year, Annals of Emergency Medicine selects a Resident Fellow to serve on the Editorial Board. The current fellow, Chris Evans MD MPH, graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical Center Emergency Medicine residency and is starting an Informatics Fellowship at UNC. The Resident Fellow appointment to the Editorial Board of Annals of Emergency Medicine is designed to introduce the Fellow to the peer review, editing, and publishing of medical research manuscripts. Its purpose is not only to give the Fellow experience that will enhance his/her career in academic emergency medicine and in scientific publication, but to develop skills that are likely to lead to subsequent participation as a peer reviewer or editor at a scientific journal. It also provides a strong resident voice at Annals to reflect the concerns of the next generation of emergency physicians.
The Resident Fellow is chosen in a competitive selection process in July. Members of the selection committee, including the Editor in Chief, the deputy editors, Annals’ Editorial Director, and the current Resident Fellow, review all curriculum vitae and select the top three candidates. These candidates are interviewed by the Editor in Chief, who then makes the final selection.
Please forward the application link, https://els-jbs-prod-cdn.jbs.elsevierhealth.com/pb/assets/raw/Health%20Advance/journals/ymem/Resfellowapp2020-21-1582205436803.pdf to any of your residents who might be interested in applying for the position. The application deadline is July 20, 2020.
I wanted to share an event I am hosting through my podcast https://www.explorationmedicine.com/conferences.
This Sunday at 7pm (7/19) we’ll be hosting NASA astronauts Cdr. Victor Glover and Col. Michael Hopkins, former NASA Chief Administrator and astronaut Charles Bolden, and Apollo astronaut candidate Ed Dwight who was almost the first man on the moon.
For a virtual panel on their experiences, perspectives on the history of spaceflight, and advice for aspiring astronauts and aerospace physicians, especially from underserved and minority backgrounds. The event is free and open to everyone so feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested
Registration here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nZOxyY22Rj6mikdRKCmv4Q
From Dr. Amos Shemesh: ED Disaster Committee
From Dr. Brenna Farmer: Cornell Bed Requests Update
Please note the following regarding
-ED Staff will NOT submit Bed Request orders until all disposition-determining ED tests* and consultations are complete. (*Staff should not rely exclusively on EPOC results)
-ED Staff will make every effort to complete the new Bed Request order with optimal fidelity
-Always choose the correct service, including surgical sub-services (Colorectal, trauma, vascular, etc.)
-Choosing the correct level of care eg: floor vs step-down vs ICU (nursing needs may dictate higher level of care eg: trach, drips, etc). Please confirm with consulting team if unclear.
-Only selecting Hallway Bed Eligible if special conditions from the drop-down list do not apply (Exceptions to hallways include: trachs, face-mask O2, PEG/J, etc)
-Work to identify the Admitting Attending, if pt is admitted to medical service, including all voluntary physicians and their level of involvement.
-Include in the Comments section information regarding special conditions: transplant, immunosuppression, renal, geriatrics, onc (solid/liquid), 1:1, isolation)
-Include in the Comments section information regarding the clinical case to augment the diagnosis (eg: chest pain – ROMI, AMS – neuro work up negative, suspect UTI)
–Include in the Comments section information on recent travel: state no travel or list the state/country where a patient has recently been
From Dr. Julie Zhao: First Responder Course for Med Students
We are about 1 months away from the annual First Responder Course for first year medical students, scheduled for the morning of Thursday, August 27, 2020.
It is a 3 hour Lecture, Workshop, and Sim/Standardized Patient based course aimed to teach students in their early clinical years to become confident and capable first responders in the pre-hospital setting. It has been a fun and educational hands-on experience with excellent feedback.
Unfortunately due to Covid, the course will be run in a Zoom format this year.
We are brainstorming different ideas for running virtual sims for the four case scenarios (anaphylaxis, chest pain, seizure, overdose) and two sessions (splinting and airway).
Each session will be about 20 min long. If you are interested in helping to run one or more of these sessions, please reply at email@example.com.
If so, please also remember to request Aug 27 off on the next schedule requests.
Thanks very much!
From Dr. Alexis Halpern: EM Palliative Care Study
We are launching a multi-center study entitled Emergency Medicine Palliative Care Access (EMPallA). This is a PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) sponsored trial in collaboration with the NYU Emergency Department. The study will compare outpatient and telephonic delivery of palliative care for adults over 50 who are identified and enrolled through the ED. Outpatient appointments are currently being conducted via telemedicine.
Billie Johnsson will be leading subject enrollment. I am writing to request your assistance with this process, in two ways:
1) Inform Billie via MHB with the patient’s name and MRN if you are seeing a patient with end stage CHF, COPD, renal failure, or solid tumor cancer or,
2) Inform Billie via MHB with the patient’s name and MRN if you are placing orders on a patient and the pop-up informing you that the patient qualifies under the Palliative Care Act comes up on your screen.
Billie may not answer you right away, and as such you can send her messages 24/7. We have permission to conduct remote enrollment, and have 24 hours post-discharge to reach out to the patients or their caregivers.
Please reach out to me or Billie (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding the study, or these requests.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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