From Dr. Adria Simon: DEI Committee Residency Interviews
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 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!
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. Tony Dajer: Bounceback Review
Bouncebacks (or patients who return to the emergency department with the same complaint) are some of the best teaching resources. We are looking to use Epic to review bouncebacks who are admitted on second visit. We’re looking for resident volunteers who can vet 6-8 cases a month. Please contact Dr Dajer (email@example.com) if interested!
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
Medical Director, Weill Cornell Critical Care Services
WCMC Emergency Attending
CUIMC Emergency Attendings
Meeting ID: 926 8460 5959
Special thanks to our PGY1 Dr. Cam Callipari for doing a truly amazing job organizing our residency applicant outreach. The effort is incredible, Cam, and it makes a huge difference - thank you!