From the Chiefs: PGY3 and PGY4 Morning Reports
Please check the morning report schedule and reach out to your faculty mentor before giving morning report.
From Work Healthforce and Safety: Annual Health Review Form
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Workforce Health and Safety temporarily suspended Annual Health Reviews from February through July. We are currently in the process of working with our employees to update all Annual Health Reviews.
Below you will find the link to the Online Annual Health Review form. Please note, at this time we will not be requiring testing for TB or respirator fit testing as part of the AHR and you will only need to complete the online form. We will work to review and complete all of these AHRs between August 1st – September 30th, 2020.
Employee Online Annual Health Review
You will need to log in with you NYP cwid and password. Upon successful completion of the form, you will receive an email confirmation of your submission. Once the form has been reviewed, you will receive confirmation of your compliance with the program.
Please complete and submit the Online AHR form by September 15th
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Workforce Health and Safety’s Data Management team at:
From Dr. Mark Curato: Post-Residency Career Plans
In the next couple of weeks, we will release a (short) survey to you regarding your post-residency career plans (fellowship, academic, community, etc.).
We are participating in a large study led by a researcher at UCLA, and we will survey you annually through your training. We’re one of several highly regarded residencies participating, and all sites are striving for 100% participation (though, of course, it is fully voluntary).
More to come (we’re pending IRB approval at our site).
From the Chiefs: Schedule Requests
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 Emily Westerman: Virtual Mock Interviews for P&S MS4s
As you may be aware the VP&S Office of Student Affairs and CUIMC Center for Student Wellness have run an annual “Mock Interview Program” for our 4th year medical students. This program has been invaluable in preparing students for the residency interview process.
There are approximately 7 4th year students applying into emergency medicine, and we are hoping to secure at least 3 resident volunteers from emergency medicine to serve as this year’s mock interviewers. For the residents, they would just need to not be currently involved in the Match / and or residency selection process (otherwise it is a violation of the Match).
The format for this year’s “Virtual Mock Interview Program” would be to assign each resident or fellow ~ 3 students to virtual mock interview through either Zoom, Skype, or Face Time. The time commitment would be a 30 minute interview with each assigned student interviewee at a mutually convenient date / time, within the mock interview time frame window of September 21st – October 20th. We would just ask the resident to reach out to each of their assigned students to introduce themselves as the mock interviewer and coordinate the specific date / time, and preferred virtual venue with each of their student interviewees by September 21st to ensure all the mock interviews have been scheduled within the mock interview time frame window.
Interested residents can contact me (Emily Westerman, Career Advising Specialist) at email@example.com by Friday, September 11.
We are extremely appreciative of the volunteers’ time and efforts, and for your support of this program. Thank you in advance for your time and for your assistance in recruiting the mock interviewers for emergency medicine. We know the students will benefit tremendously from this mock interview experience.
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.
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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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CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AND EVALUATION LINK
*Please note the new attendance system for faculty. The attached linked form allows you to mark your hours present for attendance purposes. We will no longer be manually collecting attendance and will rely on self-reporting for faculty only. Thank you for your compliance with this new system.
Meeting ID: 958 6966 0280