Interview Social Sign Ups
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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
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.
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.
Dear EM Family,
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.
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.