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 Dr. Adria Simon: Asynchronous Learning
I wanted to update you on some changes to asynchronous learning going forward. We are going to transition to using the ALiEM AIR and AIR Pro series to compliment each conference module. The material has been vetted extensively by the ALiEM team and has a nice mix of podcasts and blog posts to offer some flexibility across different learning styles. We are excited to incorporate this and see how it goes. As we make this transition, please don’t hesitate to offer feedback on your experience – you are the biggest stakeholders here and I want to ensure that you’re finding the material accessible, engaging and on target.
You’ll need to take a few simple steps to get set up:
Once your profile is created, you can navigate to Catalog in the upper right hand corner to find the course material. To finish out this month’s assignments, you’ll be completing the AIR Pro– Critical Care Part 1 module which should dovetail nicely with our core day material on POCUS and resuscitation. You will see some posts listed as “AIR Pro” and some listed as “honorable mention.” Honorable mentions are not required to get credit but are there if they pique your interest. Completing the associated assessments is required in order to get credit.
In the spirit of transparency, I am not logging into this every single month to ensure you complete this on time. My philosophy about embracing adult learning includes embracing the freedom to choose how and when you learn. I understand that different rotations pose different demands on your time and while you are encouraged to complete asynchronous in a timely fashion to enhance your module-specific learning, I understand it may not always be feasible and I want us to maintain a flexible approach. However, including asynchronous learning as part of your conference content ensures that in person/zoom conference can be 4 hours long and that you don’t have to wake up for 7 AM conference every Wednesday. Completion is clutch for both your learning and your beauty rest. You will see some modules are longer than others; rest assured that these will often be balanced out by shorter ones in other conference blocks and will even out across the year.
Hit me up with any questions and let me know how it’s going!
From Dr. Oz Sayan: Professional Developement
As part of our Professional Development program, I will be meeting with each one of you twice a year. It will allow me the opportunity to interact with you all one-on-one and to help you grow throughout residency. In preparation for our meeting, I would ask that you complete the questions asked in my email from Sunday, July 29. These are some of the topics we will touch on. Having you spend some time before our conversation will allow you provide the best answers. I will be spreading these out over the semester.
Some questions are for specific classes only.
The question above Scholarly Work can be skipped for now as I just collected this info about one month ago. It will be asked next semester as a way to update info.
I will likely meet with interns later in the semester when they have had more time as interns.
I really look forward to spending some time with all of you.
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 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. Angela Mills: Buprenorphine X-Waiver
Zoom EM-Focused MAT Waiver Training : Get Your DEA DATA-2000 X Waiver
OUD & the Emergency Department Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
MCB Message of the Month
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CUIMC Emergency Attending
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Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center