From the Chiefs: Holiday Request Form
It’s that time of year! Please submit your preferences for the upcoming holidays.
Just a reminder that if you are on vacation, elective, anesthesia, toxicology etc, this will count as your holiday off.
PLEASE SUBMIT BY SEPTEMBER 30!
From the Chiefs: PGY3 and PGY4 Morning Reports
Please check the morning report schedule and reach out to your faculty mentor before giving morning report.
From Dr. Mark Curato: Post-Residency Career Plans
In the next couple of weeks, we will release a (short) survey to you regarding your post-residency career plans (fellowship, academic, community, etc.).
We are participating in a large study led by a researcher at UCLA, and we will survey you annually through your training. We’re one of several highly regarded residencies participating, and all sites are striving for 100% participation (though, of course, it is fully voluntary).
More to come (we’re pending IRB approval at our site).
From the Chiefs: Schedule Requests
Please request at least 10 weeks ahead (as noted in our handbook) using the form on our website if you need a guaranteed day off (subject to review and approval). All other requests cannot be promised.
2020 Annual Hospital Training (AHT 2020)
Get ready to complete your mandatory annual hospital training!
Access the 2020 Annual Hospital Training (AHT20) in the NYP Learning Center. This year’s launch is earlier than in prior years to allow more time for completing the training and learning the critical competencies. Completion of AHT20 is required by all graduate staff. Compliance is mandatory for you to work and for NYP to meet regulatory requirements. Failure to complete this in a timely manner will lead to your CWID account being disabled.
The deadline for completing AHT20 is Friday, December 4, 2020.
Instructions for completion can be found here.
From the Munira Persad: BLS/ACLS Recertifications
Please see the attached documents regarding BLS/ACLS (Re)Certification.
Residency Leadership guidance will be coming shortly to answer questions residents have about certifying or recertifying.
From Columbia Housestaff Quality Council
Interested in improving healthcare quality, safety, and equity at Columbia?
The Columbia Houstaff Quality Council, made up of residents from each department, is looking for EM residents representatives. The council serves as a liaison between Columbia-NYP housestaff, the GME leadership, the hospital administration, and the hospital quality and patient infrastructure.
The council meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. Level of involvement depends on interest level.
Contact Averill Guo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sanskriti Varma (email@example.com) if you are interested or would like more information.
From Dr. Mahesh Polavarapu: EM/Radiology QI Project
There is a collaborative QI Project with Radiology that is about to kick-off looking at CT Utilization in the ED. It’s been identified by both departments as a great opportunity for resident involvement and should easily meet requirements for scholarly activity. The scope is rather large with potential for multiple publications so I wanted to see if (and how many ) residents could use the project as their scholarly activity. To help, I created a rough estimate of scope (below). Let me know when you have the chance.
SCOPE OF PROJECT
Total Projected EM Hours for Scholarly Activity Completion 130-160hrs
From Dr. James Kenny: McGraths
We are now down to only 4 McGraths in the ED from baseline of about 15 a couple of months ago.
The usual process soon after an intubation is that the nurse will call the inventory analyst to exchange the airway box, but lately when the IA arrives the McGrath is missing.
In order to limit losing more, we decided that the person intubating should hand the McGrath off to one of the nurses in the room (ideally either the patient’s nurse or resource nurse for the area) and they will hand off to the IA afterwards.
From Dr. Erica Olsen and Mariah Salerno: ED OnDemand Follow-Up Program
We want to inform you of an ED OnDemand Follow-Up w/ Coupon Code program that we are currently running in our CUMC emergency departments.
The program is intended for patients who are seen in the ED and discharged home, yet are identified as patients who would benefit from a free virtual follow-up appointment so that they do not need to physically come back into the ED. At the time of DC, the provider gives the Pt. a brochure and informs the Pt. that they are able to come back to the ED OR use the coupon code provided in the brochure to be seen Virtually for free.
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From Dr. Eliza Miller (CUIMC Neurology): OB/Gyn Stroke Survey
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, with the guidance of Dr. Eliza Miller, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Neurologist, is beginning to research medical professionals’ experience in assessing and managing various critical clinical scenarios regarding maternal stroke and neurological complications of pregnancy. We are contacting you because we believe you may be a clinical provider involved in the care of patients throughout their pregnancy or post-partum period, who may be interested in participating in a voluntary and anonymous survey regarding this topic.
Through this survey, we will consider the development of a maternal stroke bundle for the inpatient and/or emergency/triage setting with the purpose of ensuring that pregnant and post-partum women with neurological symptoms receive appropriate evaluation and care. If you fill out this anonymous & voluntary survey, you are consenting or agreeing to take part in this research. We will take all steps legally possible to keep this information confidential. Upon completion, you will have access to the correct responses for all surveyquestions. We expect participation to take 10-15 minutes of your time.
Completion of this survey is your agreement to participate in the study. You may decide to stop taking part at any time. Again, if you decide not to take part, it will not affect your rights or benefits. You will not incur in any cost(s) to take part in this survey and you will not receive any pay/compensation for doing so.
If you have any questions about this survey or the study, please contact Dr. Eliza Miller at 347- 714-4703 or the study team at 917-938-5817. If you have additional questions about your rights as a research subject, contact the Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Research for Columbia University Medical Center at (212) 305-5883. Thank you.
You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking the link below:
He is looking for an interested resident to help write a review. Here is the style he is going for.
Please email Michael Chary (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
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