Choose your Academic Practice Track!
The ACADEMIC PRACTICE TRACKS represent various areas of sub-specialization under the umbrella of Emergency Medicine.
The 16 APTs that we have thus far identified are as follows:
We would ask that you CHOOSE AN APT to join. We are limiting the residents to one APT (two with Dr. Garg’s permission). You can explore at the beginning but hope that residents will focus on one APT by PGY3 year.
Email Oz Sayan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your APT choice.
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 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: 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 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 email@example.com
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!
For residents interested in PEM:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) with any questions regarding the study, or these requests.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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