Weekly Update – May 2, 2022

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.

Research Opportunities 

For those interested in research, Cornell has hired a research manager who is very eager to involve residents in research. His goal would be find a worthwhile project(s) and mentor for you in residency. His contact info is below

Walid Farooqi email: walid.farooqi@med.cornell.edu

Morning Report


Please remember to email your morning report topic to faculty before your presentation!

Campus Announcements

From Drs. Laurie Malia & David Kessler
Wanted:  Participants for Intussusception POCUS Study
This is an Intussusception POCUS Study evaluating whether an online learning platform can lead to improvement in identifying intussusception on ultrasound. 

Compensation: $25 USD/$30 CAD for participation


Study Flyer


Click this link to register.

ED Handoff Note Trackboard Icon -- how to add to your EPIC

We created a new ED trackboard icon that shows if an ED-PASS (Transfer of Care) Note was completed. 
  • Click on the wrench icon (green arrow below)
  • Select the ED trackboard view you want to add the column to (Team Green, Team Blue, Admit, etc)
  • Search for the "Transfer of Care" column
  • Drag it over from "Available Columns" to "Your Columns"

In case you're wondering, the column is called "Transfer of Care Note" and not "ED-PASS Note" because the note is filed as a "Transfer of Care" note type (this is how inpatient sees it). 

Please let Dr Scofi know you have any questions. Hopefully this helps with the electronic ED-IP handoff initiative. 

Electronic Handoff!
Starting on March 28th, 7:30 amproviders will not be required to do a phone handoff for admitted medicine patients, handoff will occur via Epic Chat, where PPOC will assign a team, and the medicine team will confirm they have no questions/concerns and message the patient as “endorsed” in the Epic chat.
The ask from our end is that we must have a completed and signed provider note in the chart for the patient, so a bed can be assigned. PPOC will be monitoring this, but it will be on us (particularly the attendings) to ensure this occurs. The faculty have already been told that they are responsible for ensuring with their ED team that the provider notes are complete and signed.
In addition, you will also need to complete the same handoff note for the inpatient team as before.
This should hopefully enable us to get our patients teams and beds in a more efficient manner while still maintaining patient safety. 
If there is any question about bed acuity or correct service, the medicine team may call the ED team to clarify, and again with this, feel free to escalate to the ED attending as needed.
A huge thanks to Amos for spearheading this initiative with the medicine department!

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.

5/4/22: Theme Day: Trauma Procedures


Group Intro


Compartment Syndrome (Mike Stone)

Thoracotomy (Billy Haussner) 




Difficult Airway (Charles Pan)

Eye Trauma/Canthotomy (Paula Marin)

OB Trauma Sim (Ryan Latulipe)


Wrap Up





Shout out to Shriman for:
1. saving someone who choked on a hot dog.
2. Being a hardworker and eating the board. Keep it up!

Chief On Call

Mary-Kate Gorlick, M.D.  
EM Chiefs’ Cell:  917-410-1056
  • Please call and do not text/ email so we can address issues promptly.
  • If you do not hear back within 10 minutes, then call any of the other chiefs

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