April 26, 2021

Campus Announcements

From Dr. Ouyang: Journal Club on Health Reporting: 

The next Journal Club on Health Reporting will take place on Wednesday, May 26th at 1 pm. We will do a special session as part of the department’s “Wilderness, Environmental and Disaster Medicine” medical student course that Dr. Tedeschi runs. To give everyone time to read the articles, I am sending them out in advance. I hope everyone who is free can join. Your insights and perspectives will surely be appreciated by the students. Zoom link to follow.  
1. Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: Death Counts, Public Health Research, and the Media
2. Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX: EMS Response During Disasters
3. Climbing Everest: Role of Doctors and Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Mountaineering
4. NGO Health Facility in Uganda: Ethics in Global Health Work

From Columbia Operations and Education Leadership:  PGY 3’s at Notifications

Whenever possible,

  •  PGY 3’s should respond to all Area D notifications. They should write an MSE note.
  •  While they can assist with stabilization and procedures if they choose, a clear handoff from the PGY 3 resident to the Area D Attending + Resident/PA is necessary because PGY 3s will not be responsible for the continued coverage of patients in Area D, even if they participated in the initial resuscitation.

From Columbia anesthesia chiefs:

Columbia Anesthesia Chiefs have started a Google Spreadsheet to faciliate residents getting to and from work together. Read about the details here.  The spreadsheet (editable link here) contains “contact info, home subway station, subway line, and usual times on the subway to and from work. If enough people post their same information, we could reach out to each other to coordinate beyond a first/last car situation.”

We’re excited to announce that next Monday March 22, our Emergency Department will be launching a new clinical trial funded by the NIH on treating opioid use disorder patients. This study will be comparing the effectiveness of two different formulations of buprenorphine, a medication that can help treat patients suffering from substance use disorder. If interested, click here to learn more.  

From Dr. Shah on behalf of Dr. Eric Steinberg:

“One of my residents is researching the learning preferences of emergency medicine residents. She has developed a super-short survey that can be completed in approximately 2 minutes.   If you could please distribute this to your residents, I would be forever grateful!” 


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MCB Message of the Month

April 26th 2021

Critical Care Theme Day

Drs. Pan, Allen, Hadley
Drs. Lee, Hill, Henderson
Drs. Freedman, Mohamed, Gordon
Dr. Pesyna
Drs. Hennessey, Griffin, Owyang, Murano, Murphy

Denise, Matt and Jenny

Shout out to Denise and Matt for calmly and skillfully managing multiple simultaneous traumas - and to Jenny for coming over from C bay to help out!

Chief on Call

Ryan Latulipe, M.D. 
EM Chiefs’ Cell:  917-410-1056
  • Please call and do not text/ email so we can address issues promptly.
  • If you do not hear back within 10 minutes, then call any of the other chiefs