Weekly Update – November 28th, 2022


Interview Social Sign Ups

Please sign up to with socialize applicants both during the interview day and the night before! Applicants love meeting you all 🙂 !

Sign-Up Links: 

Resident Interview Sign-Up

Resident Interview Social Sign-Up

Shift Trades

As the holiday season approaches, a few reminders regarding shift swaps (to get them approved quicker!)

-Within the email, please include the block and campus for each shift  you are requesting to change. 

-All participants in a swap need to confirm their agreement with the swap prior to approval 

-All swaps need to adhere to duty hour guidelines: 

  • <60 hours in a week, measured Sunday-Saturday
  • 12 hours off between 12 hour shifts, 8 hours off between 8 hour shifts 
  • >70% conference attendance, averaged over the year 


Discharge Workflow

As volumes increase and our bay’s get busier, quick reminder to ensure that you close the loop with the attending prior to placing a discharge order.

PGY4s, please ensure the attending has seen the patient prior to having juniors place discharge orders.





Campus Announcements

Columbia Quality Newsletter

See email 11/20 with Columbia quality newsletter attached.

Up-triage from Urgent Care (D)


We would like to remind you of the appropriate workflow when up-triaging a patient from D bay to a main bay for their evaluation:

  • Ensure we are not in surge protocol, when Area D takes stable ESI 3’s
  • D bay attending should give verbal sign out to the receiving bay attending 
  • D bay provider team should complete an MSE note and place pertinent orders prior to transfer
  • Please let AA and triage nurse know of your plan to up-triage a patient


Busy surge days typically means D bay takes stable patients requiring more complex, main bay work ups. The AA should be communicating this is real time to the D bay team.


Conference 11/30

Dear EM Family,  


We are excited to welcome you to the last week of the Pulmonary module, which will be held in-person at the Cornell Simulation Center located on the 10th floor, N elevators. Dr. Peter Wyer and our TRECS (Thoughtful Reading of Research into Clinical Settings) group will lead a session on Lovenox use for ACS. Please read the supplementary pdfs attached. Next, Pediatric EM and Intensive Care Physician from Cornell Dr Robert Finkelstein will lead a hands-on session on ventilator management for children. Last, EM residents will stay for a town hall with Residency Leadership. 


Hope to see you there!



8:00-10:00 AM



Pediatric Ventilator Management (Dr Robert Finkelstein)


Town Hall (Residents Only)





Shout out to Mo for catching a bilateral vertebral artery dissection in a patient with neck pain and vision changes. 

Joe for picking up many patients and nailing multiple intubations and central lines!



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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