From Dr. Adria Simon: DEI Committee Residency Interviews
From Anna Cardinale: NYP 2020 Engagement Survey
Today is the last day to participate in the NYP 2020 Engagement Pulse Survey. The survey closes at midnight tonight.
By sharing your voice through this survey, you will help us reflect on 2020 and plan for our future.
Access the 2020 Engagement Pulse Survey here. Your responses are completely confidential.
Please note that all NYP employees, including NYP-employed physicians, and NYP-affiliated Medical Group staff are invited to take this survey.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact HRConnects at hrc.nyp.org/hc or (646) 679-4727.
From Dr. Penny Lema: NY ACEP Advocacy and Leadership Awards
The NY ACEP Advocacy and Leadership Awards due date is coming up Nov 15.
Our very own Diksha Mishra was a recipient last year (although it was a virtual event).
Any questions can be directed to Dr. Penny Lema (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Kaushal Shah (email@example.com()
From Dr. Duncan Grossman: “The COVID Project”
A group of fellow NYC residents and I are putting together a city-wide project that I hope you’ll be interested in.
It’s called, “The COVID Project.” It is going to be a compilation of creative pieces from emergency medicine residents all around the city that reflect on our time as EM residents during the COVID surge.
These may take the form of journal entries, short stories, poems, essays, photos, drawings, or any other creative pieces that you would be comfortable creating for this project. Whatever your artistic medium may be, feel free to submit it. (Probably can’t take interpretive dance at this time… Apologies.)
You may focus on a particular patient, a moment on the subway, home life, family life. Your stories may be insightful, or funny, or benign, or (of course) tragic. Whatever moves you.
We’re not sure what final form this will take – Maimo did a similar project before that became a small book for our its residents but who knows, we can dream a bit bigger, perhaps.
Please email your piece (along with your name, PGY, and program) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be happy to share your piece anonymously, just leave some contact info so we can reach out to you if needed.
We’ll be accepting submissions until December 1st.
Thank you. Please keep up the amazing work. Be happy, be safe.
From Dr. Mark Curato: Post-Residency Career Plans
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 Maura Curran:
Due to the social distancing restrictions we are unable to host a Holiday Party this year.
To add to your EM swag and prepare for the cooler weather, Dr. Mills will be gifting fleece jackets to Faculty, Residents, PAs and Staff.
Using the Doodle links below, kindly designate your preferred size. I’ve attached a mockup of each style as well as a size chart.
Please provide your selection by November 6th.
From Dr. Joan Bregstein and Ana Figueroa Garcia:
We continue to have opportunities to volunteer at Nido de Esperanza and in the Washington Heights community, and are looking for drivers for food and diaper deliveries. We received a special request from Nido de Esperanza for next Tuesday, October 13th, 2020. The volunteer opportunities are open for 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please also let us know if you can volunteer on:
10/20 at 11am & 2pm
11/3 All times are available (11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm)
11/17 All times are available (11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm)
12/1 All times are available (11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm)
12/15 All times are available (11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm)
All you need is a car and the ability to drive on city streets. There are often addresses in the Bronx as well as upper Manhattan. The time commitment is 2 hours, and all you need is a car and we will send you the details. Best, Joan & Ana
Please contact Ana Figueroa Garcia (email@example.com) if interested.
From Dr. Sachin Argawal: Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
PGY3s and 4s – Please remember to call the Neurocritical care fellow at 8-COOL to let them know of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that have neurological deficits at time of ROSC. Targeted temperature management is an important part of post-arrest care and the NICU would appreciate early involvement!
From Dr. Bernard Chang: the IMPROVE Study
We are excited to finally launch our study on long-term clinician physical and psychological health (called IMPROVE) led by our team here in Columbia Emergency Medicine. This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will be one of the largest longitudinal studies on emergency provider mental and physical health and could lead to significant changes in how EDs operate, while providing evidence for staffing/scheduling and patient-flow innovations to improve both clinician well-being and patient outcomes.
We designed our study to be respectful of your time, minimally disruptive given your busy schedules, while also recognizing you with a bunch of goodies Please read below for details and how to sign up if interested. (Of note, this is a different study from Dr. Laurel Mayer’s study on mental health. There is no problem in participating in both studies.)
We are looking for full time emergency department nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to participate in this study. The study baseline visit will involve:
Study participation and annual follow-up will continue over 3 years and the two-week burst assessments described above will be repeated at years 1, 2 and 3. Compensation for participation is available:
1) up to $600 ($150 at baseline and annually for 3 years)
2) A Fitbit Inspire HR to keep
3) A bluetooth enabled blood pressure device (the Omron 5 Series BP7250) to keep.
Please note that participation or decision not to participate in this study has no bearing or influence on your evaluation or status as an employee at New York Presbyterian or CUIMC. The data will be collected in a confidential manner and no identifiable information will be shared with non-study personnel.
If you wish to view the electronic consent and information sheet to learn more about the study, please click on the following link:
Thank you so much for considering and look forward to sharing the results of this study with you all. Sending you all my best and thank you again for all your hard work at our ED!
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. 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:
When working weekdays at Cornell, it is very important that you are back in the ED after morning report NO LATER than 9:05am. Residents must be present for morning huddle back in the bays.
From Dr. Manish Garg: EM/IM Signout in Cornell Epic
From Dr. Phil Perera: CT-RAP
I am starting up an abdominal pain research study at Cornell in the next months named CT-RAP, or CT imaging in the regional assessment of acute abdominal pain. Doing the IRB now. This would be the second phase prospective study. A first phase retrospective study was completed at Stanford with 800 patients with data being analyzed now.
Would love to have some interested (and faculty) residents on this study.
My research question is which patients (not peds, not pregnant woman) with acute abdominal pain presenting to the ED need an imaging study (CT or ultrasound).
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
MCB Message of the Month
Speaker + Institution
Dr. Frosso Adamakos – NYC H+H Metropolitan Hospital
Keynote – Surviving EM Controversies Over the Years
Dr. Sandra Scott – Chair, Brookdale University Medical Center
VL vs DL – Not Over Yet
Dr. Mark Curato – NYP – Columbia / Cornell
Dr. Geoff Jara-Almonte – Mount Sinai / NYC H+H Elmhurst
Dr. Taiwo Odufunade – NYC H+H Harlem Hospital
Central Line Controversies – IJ vs Subclavian
Dr. Lukasz Cygan – NYP – Brooklyn Methodist
Dr. Pardeep Thandi – The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal – NYCH+H Metropolitan Hospital
How to Resuscitate the Dying Patient: Echo+A-line vs TEE
Dr. Felipe Teran – U Penn
Dr. Daniel Rolston – Northwell
Dr. Jeanette Kurbedin – Maimonidies
Stress Test vs CCTA vs None for Low Risk Chest Pain
Dr. Duncan Grossman – Maimonidies
Dr. Frances Rusnak – Mount Sinai Morningside / West
Dr. Joseph Offenbacher – Jacobi
Dr. Kaushal Shah – NYP – Cornell
Ketamine for the Agitated
Dr. Rueben Strayer – Maimonidies
Dr. Mark Su – NYU
Dr. Jennifer Beck-Esmay – Mount Sinai Morningside / West
Do No Harm
Dr. Brian Gilberti – NYU
Congratulations to our PGY2 Dr. Rana Abualsaud for staying late on a recent shift to assist with a resuscitation. Her fast USIV skills were clutch and made a difference in the patient's care. Keep up the amazing work and dedication, Rana!