Weekly Update – May 16, 2022

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.

Sedation Documentation 

All patients who undergo procedural sedation require a brief pre-sedation evaluation, including an airway assessment, before sedation begins.

To support this workflow, we created a new Pre-SedationAssessment Note to complement the existing ED Procedure Note for procedural sedation.

I. Complete the Pre-SedationAssessment Note Before SedationBegins 

  1. Open the patient’s chart and click on the My Note tab. 
  2. Select the Pre-Sedation Assessment Note. 
  3. Complete the Pre-Sedation Assessment Note template that appears on the right side. This includes information that should be obtained prior to the sedation procedure, including informed consent, an airway assessment, and a focused history and exam including ASA Score and Mallanpati Score. 
  4. Sign the note before sedation begins. 


II. Complete the Procedure Note After the Sedation Procedure 

  1. Open the patient’s chart and click on the My Note tab. 
  2. Select the Procedure Note. 
  3. Select the Procedural Sedation template.  
  4. Complete the Procedural Sedation template that appears on the left side. This includes information about what happened during sedation, including findings and complications. 
  5. Sign the note once you are done. Remember to complete a separate Procedure Note for the procedure itself (central line, joint reduction, etc). 



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.


Please join us at our next in-person residency conference, 5/18/22 for a simulation day on Procedures! The conference will take place at the VEC (104 Haven Ave). Breakfast will be served in the VEC Lobby at 7:25!

 Each group will be able to take part in the procedures and a simulation. Included will be chest tube placement, Upper and Lower Extremity US and Nerve Blocks, and a Simulation led by our Sim Team. 

Shout to David, Mike and Dani for presenting at SAEM22!

Chief On Call
Rana Abualsaud, 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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