Weekly Update – May 9, 2022


Protected Airway Course

The Protected Airway Course will be held May 14th for PGY1’s and 3’s from 9a-5p. 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.

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.

5/11/22 Conference

8:00 – 9:00 AM        Administration Hour
9:00 – 10:00 AM      Faculty Evaluations (please complete 15)
10:00 – 12:00 PM    Town Hall

Shout out to Lauren and Dani for being elected vice chairs of the Cornell Housestaff Quality Council. 

Chief On Call
David Chu, 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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