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.
From Dr. Annie Katz: **Updated Sick Call Policy**
From Dr. Adria Simon: Asynchronous Learning
From Drs. Stefan Flores and Edward Amores: Navigating Professional and Financial Lives
Please forward to your institution’s senior residents. RSVP by emailing Christina Tornero, christina.tornero@
We look forward to working with you on September 12th.
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 Dr. James Kenny
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.
Other Quick Tips:
From Dr. Dessie Almaz and Dr. Stefan Flores
There is a new Columbia Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee led by attendings Dr. Dessie Almaz and Dr. Stefan Flores. The inaugural meeting is August 26th at 1PM. This is important work. They are inviting residents to be equal participants of the committee. Additionally, they are looking for 2 resident co-chairs.
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:
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