From Dr. Joan Bregstein:
We as a group are committed to supporting our Washington Heights community and feel the loss of the community connection that comes with the annual SZM Health Fair.
This community has suffered tremendously during the pandemic and their needs for material goods and financial support are huge.
Nido de Esperanza, https://nidodeesperanzanyc.org, a community based organization on 175th and Broadway, serves a predominantly Latino community in WH with young children. They are totally dependent on grants and donations and they have a BEAUTIFUL ‘shop’ on the first floor of Christ Church where they allow local mothers to choose clothes and toys and books for their children on a weekly basis. They also have reading and parenting groups.
NED has identified a great need for the following items:
This is a great opportunity for us to join together and show this community we are there for them and want to help.
From Dr. Devjani Das: NYACEP Epic Newsletter
I currently curate articles for the Education Column in the quarterly NYACEP Epic newsletter. As things are unfolding in all of our lives, I think we all recognize the unique impact that these experiences are having for residents. With that in mind, and knowing that we have several strong writers among our residents, I wanted to reach out to the residency group to see if any of them would be interested in writing an article for the upcoming NYACEP newsletter? I was thinking an article directed towards the impact of racism within the medical community and how it specifically impacts residency learning would be a timely topic to tackle.
The deadline is July 15. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
From Dr. Kaushal Shah: Writing for emDOCS.net
For those interested in FOAM writing, consider submitting to emDOCS.net! For more information, check out the following document and email Kaush (email@example.com) to get in contact with Alex Koyfman.
From Dr. Manish Garg: Wellness Committee
We’ve been asked by the Columbia physician wellness committee for a resident representative. I think it’s a wonderful way to help advocate for your colleagues and champion wellness in our program. We meet the 3rd Wednesdays 3-4pm.
Please let me know if you are interested and I will forward a name to Jenny.
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From Dr. Angela Mills: After Action Report
In the past several months we have experienced an ongoing surge related to the COVID-19 pandemic that none of us has experienced before.
The Department of Emergency Medicine and the NYP Strategy team will be creating After Action Reports that will chronicle what occurred, what went well, and opportunities to do something different next time. With that goal, we will be holding multidisciplinary Virtual Debriefing Sessions with frontline staff which will take place over the next few weeks.
The purpose of the groups is to gain additional insight and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective directly from the front line. Please consider joining one of these sessions. Your input is critical and we would like to hear from all who worked in the ED during the COVID-19 surge. Sessions will last 30-60 minutes with a group of 8-10 participants by site. Questions for discussion may include:
The NYP Strategy team will be facilitating these multidisciplinary sessions and departmental leadership will not be part of the sessions.
If interested in participating, please sign up here and you will be contacted with a variety of possible times and additional details.
Thank you in advance for your participation and for all that you do for our patients.
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From Rosa Borenzstein: COVID documentation
If a COVID 19 test was ordered, please document if you informed patient of their COVID 19 test result.
If you did not inform patient of result because the test was not yet back, document this information on ED record and place a follow up order.
We receive many COVID test results daily.
It would be very helpful if we did not have to call every patient with results, if this information was already provided to patient during their ED stay.
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