Weekly Update

March 12, 2023

Campus Announcements

Both Campuses

It’s Match Week!!! Please go to our social media pages to like, share and encourage the new class that will be matching this week (@NYEmergency on Twitter; @nypemcorcol on IG).

Reminder to utilize the virtual urgent care follow-ups for qualified patients!

A “Tech” column should be coming to the EMR in the coming week or two!


Bed Requests

With the decreased time it takes to get a patient admitted, please hold bed requests until the initial ED work-up is complete even if you know the patient is going to be admitted anyway. (eg, admitting someone for a pneumonia please wait until basic labs and XR are back before placing a bed request to PPOC). 

Critical Care Resuscitation Area

There will be a Town Hall with Columbia ED Operations and the Residency on 03/22/23 from 12pm-1pm over Zoom to address feedback about the CCR. Please attend; and reminder to fill out the questionnaire ahead of time to streamline the Town Hall please 


Reminder to put the McGrath in a red specimen bag and give it with the open intubation box to the clerk in area B/C.  If there is difficulty finding the clerk in area B or C please give to the charge or pivot RNs. For issues please escalate to your senior or attending!


Airway Boxes

Airway box location and decision to open is at the discretion of the treating physician. 

If there are any issues please escalate to your senior resident or attending and let the Chiefs know.


Conference 03/15/23

Environmental Theme Day

In-Person at Cornell in the Sim Center (10th Floor, use N elevators) from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

For conference on 03/22/23, we will be conducting the ACGME Survey. Please arrive to conference promptly on-time as there is important information to discuss prior to the survey.


Zachary Freedman, MD

Dr. Freedman was shouted out for his excellence and support as a teacher and educator!

To shout-out please contact any of the Chiefs or email nypemchiefs@gmail.com!

Chief On Call

Michael DeFilippo, DO [until 03/12 8pm]

Danielle Haussner, MD [03/12 8pm – 03/19 8pm]

EM Chiefs’ Cell:  917-410-1056

If you need to contact the Chiefs for an urgent matter such as a call out or operational issue, please call. Do not text or email so we can address issues promptly.

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