EM-IM signout notes and electronic handoff:
We are progressing towards an electronic handoff process. By default, the handoff will be the EM-IM handoff notes without a verbal handoff. It is therefore important for us to demonstrate an improved EM-IM handoff note compliance rate. Once the electronic handoff goes live teams will not be assigned without a handoff note. Let’s get in the habit now!
Protected Airway Course
The Protected Airway Course will be held May 14th for PGY1’s and 3’s. Here is the link to the website.
Reminder regarding MS3 ED Clerkship Students from Drs. Devjani, Lauren T and Lauren C
As some of you may have noticed while working, we are so excited to be welcoming a whole NEW class of EM Clerkship students into our ED! As a reminder, below are some class specific reminders that are relevant to the MCY (third year) clerkship students we have. This is particularly important for the PGY-3s who these students will be shadowing many times throughout the year.
These are “third year” Columbia Medical students that rotate with us for two weeks, they are not Sub-Is. Many of these students have never rotated or shadowed in the ED (or ANY clinical area) before.
PGY4s: These students may be presenting to you, as any junior resident would, in Area Green. At the end of every shift, the student will hand you a feedback card with a QR code. Scan the QR code with your smartphone and it will take you to a 4 question Qualtrics survey. Please, please, please fill these out in real time. Then sign the card and hand back to the student. Please also provide as much verbal and direct feedback as possible throughout their shift.
PGY3s: The students will be shadowing you during some of your shifts from 3p-8p (if you are singing out at 4p please also have them shadow your relief from 4p-8p, do not dismiss them early). They will not be seeing these patients primarily on this shift so should not be writing notes. Please encourage and involve them in the resuscitation process for patients that you see and try to share your thought process with them. This will be the most exciting part for them! At the end of their shift, the student will hand you a feedback card with a QR code. Scan the QR code with your smartphone and it will take you to a 2 question Qualtrics survey mostly asking if they were on time and professional. Please, please, please fill these out in real time. Then sign the card and hand back to the student.
PGY1s/PGY2s: The students should not be presenting to you directly on any patients. However, please feel free to involve them in any case, imaging study, procedure, etc. that you think may be interesting. Remember, a lot of these students have never been in the clinical arena, so everything is new and exciting for them!
The students are expected to work directly with the attending (or PGY4 if working in Area Green) and see patients independently (about 2-3 per shift). This is not a shadowing experience (except for the PGY-3 shift). Please do not have them move to a different clinical area. There may be two students on shift at a given time but never two students per attending. If any issues arise regarding staffing of the MCY students, please reach out to us directly.
We wanted to thank each and every one of you for the incredible work that you do for our medical students. They look to you for guidance both medically and career wise so please share your experiences and knowledge with them as much as possible. Here is a link to a great resource that your colleagues have put together with class specific tips for teaching medical students. These students will see and listen to everything you do and say, so please show them how great it is to be an EM physician!
Message from Dr. Josh Belfer, CHONY PEM Fellow:
The Doctors Are People Too podcast explores the intersection of medicine, sports, and pop culture. In each episode, Dr. Josh Belfer, a pediatric emergency medicine doctor, discusses the ways in which medicine plays a part in all aspects of society.
In our first several episodes, we have talked to:
Dr. Michael Harrison, an aerospace medicine physician. We talk all things space medicine – including practicing medicine on the space station, how astronauts use ultrasound in space, and how commercial space travel will change aerospace medicine.
Dr. Oren Gottfried, a neurosurgeon who serves as a medical advisor for television shows such as The Good Doctor and Chicago Med. In our “Medicine in Hollywood” episode, we discuss Dr. Gottfried’s roles as a medical advisor, the similarities between the writers’ room and the operating room, and Dr. Gottfried’s thoughts on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scrubs.”
Dr. Natasha Sheybani, a PhD scientist from the University of Virginia who studied focused ultrasound technology for the treatment of cancer. Dr. Sheybani explains her unique path from working in a college laboratory at 14 years old to having her own lab and being named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30.” She describes how ultrasound can be used to treat cancer, the promising future of this technology, and what mentorship means to her!
You can listen here:
Show website – https://doctorsarepeopletoo.
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.
From Dr. Kaushal Shah:
Any residents interested in podcasting? EMRA is offering some mentorship/training:
Reminder for Interventional Radiology Consults:
IR at Cornell requires a consult order to guarantee response. If emergent it needs to state life and limb threatening.
CUIMC GEM + Pall Care Attending
Shout out to Mike D for being an amazing mentor to our interns! He has taken the time to share tips and tricks with interns during busy shifts, teach procedures, and also dealing with the “scut” to let them out on time! Strong work Mike!