Weekly Update – October 24, 2022

Stroke Protocol Module

 Please complete the Stroke Protocols for Providers (2022) module via Workday by November 1st. 


Campus Announcements


 Cord Compression Protocol

  Please review the cord compression protocol at Columbia:

4N and Telemetry

  • Patients remain under ED care until physically transferred
  • Need for Tele Monitoring for transport is an ED Decision
  • Transport of patients:
    • If a patient is determined to require tele monitoring for transport, a provider is inherently needed for transport
    • It is the primary responsibility of the accepting service to transport
    • Admitting team accompanies patient within 1h of bed assignment
    • 4N team members may cover for the CCU team

Cornell Innovation Conference

 In case you are unfamiliar, Future of Care at Weill Cornell hosts a free conference each year where we invite speakers and leaders in the medical and biotech industry to come lead workshops, network, and give talks to medical students, residents, and other young innovators in the greater NY area in an effort to further cultivate an environment of innovation and biotech in NYC.
The event has been a huge success in the past before COVID, and this year, we are bringing it back in-person at Cornell Tech (Saturday, October 29th, at the Verizon Executive Education Center at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island).


Research Survey

I’m Jacqueline, MS4 doing research with Dr. Kaushal Shah. We are working on a project assessing the need/desire for further training in reading head CTs among EM residents, and we are asking you to fill out this super quick yes/no survey. It will just take a minute of your time, we would really appreciate it if you could help us out!

If you’ve filled out this survey before, thank you for participating and please disregard!

*While we cannot offer any compensation for this study, we hope that information learned from the study will benefit you and other trainees.

Heart Transplant Workflow

  • New WC Heart Transplant Program set to go live this fall

  • Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant team wants to know about all heart transplant patients that present to the ED regardless of their complaint or when/where their transplant occurred

  • Place “Inpatient Consult to Cardiology (Advanced HF/Pulm HTN)” order when these patients present to the ED

    • If patient in shock use consult order “Inpatient Consult to Cardiology (ECMO)” instead

  • A member of advanced HF team or CCU fellow (overnight) will evaluate patient in the ED

  • Admit these patients to 4N (under Advanced Heart Failure PA team) or CCU depending on their necessary level of care

Conference 10/26

Welcome back to the last week of our Infectious Disease module!  Please join us for our next residency conference via Zoom.  We will begin with a lecture on meningitis by PGY-2 Sean Aubuchon.  Next, there will be small groups related to core topics in Emergency Medicine led by Diksha Mishra and other faculty.  We will then discuss Animal Bites with Cornell Medical Toxicologist Dr. Michael Chary. Next, writer and faculty member from Columbia EM Dr. Barbara Lock will then lead a session on Narrative Medicine.  Lastly, PGY-3 Matthew Villanyi will present a M/M case from Cornell.


8:00 AM

Meningitis (Dr. Sean Aubuchon, PGY-2)

8:30 AM

Foundations (Dr. Diksha Mishra)

9:30 AM

Animal Bites (Dr. Michael Chary)

10:00 AM

Narrative Medicine (Dr. Barbara Lock)

11:00 AM

Cornell Morbidity and Mortality (Dr. Matthew Villanyi, PGY-3)



ALiEM Air Pro Series: Infectious Disease

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine 9th Ed – Chapters 116-117; Infectious Disease  Link for NYP residents @WCM Library



Shout out to the residency for a great retreat!

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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