6.6.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our last quarterly collaborative EM/IM conference of the academic year, in which EM-Intensivist, Dr. Colin McCloskey, and Cardiology fellow, Dr. Joshua Clevenger, discussed ED and inpatient approach to managing atrial fibrillation with RVR. This was followed by Dr. Sarah Tehranisa giving pearls on transitioning to attendinghood then Dr. Samuel Houng (PGY2) discussing peripartum management in the community as part of our Community EM series. Last but not least, we welcomed Dr. Steve Steiner, peds neurologist from Akron Children’s Hospital, who discussed pediatric headache.

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5.30.19 Conference Summary

Conference this week started with our annual EMS medical command orientation with Dr. Luk and Dr. Zeller. We started with reviewing our medical command protocols, including time of death, followed by listening to recordings of real medical command recordings. We then had 30 minutes of practice EMS med commands calls. This was followed by the last lecture in our airway series this year about the physiologically difficult airway by Dr. Stull.

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5.23.19 Conference Summary

This week we started off conference with M&M from Dr. Lauren McCafferty with 3 great cases to learn from, Wenicke’s encephalopathy, neutropenic sepsis, and anaphylaxis from penicillin allergy. We then had a visit from Rainbow Babies PEM faculty member, Dr Megan Evers for a great review of neonatal resuscitation. Dr. Charles Yowler from MetroHealth’s burn unit taught the initial management of the burn patient and we finished with diabetic medication toxicology from Dr. Zac Rasmussen and alcohol withdrawal treatment from Dr. Sean Mayerik.

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5.9.19 Conference Summary

Conference today started with welcoming Dr. Carrie Harvey from the University of Michigan to discuss palliative care in the critically ill patient and crashing patients with valvulopathies as part of our Cleveland Rising Series. We then had Brian Lauer review opiate pharmacology. Dr. Courtney Smalley from Cleveland Clinic discussed how to establish and practice POCUS in the community and we wrapped up with Biliary Disease from Dr. Kevin Choong PGY-5 from general surgery.

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4.25.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference featured Morbidity and Mortality, given by Dr. Leah Carter PGY-3 which highlighted cases of pyelonephritis in pregnancy, cardiac arrest, and transverse myelitis. We also had PGY-2’s Janel Paukovits, Ross McDermott, Andrew Veverka lecture on Breaking Bad News and Family Witnessed Resuscitation. We then welcomed visiting Plastic Surgery resident, Dr. Rachel Aliotta from the Cleveland Clinic.

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4.11.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our next CLE Rising Series speaker, Dr. David Snow, program director of Loyola’s new EM residency. Dr. Snow discussed challenges of resuscitating critically ill morbidly obese patients then talked about success in emergency medicine. We then welcomed Dr. Paria Wilson, PEM physician from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, who discussed how to approach the undifferentiated crashing pediatric patient. Next, ultrasound fellow Dr. Jason Tehranisa discussed abdominal aorta ultrasound and then led ultrasound trivia. We continued our intern tox lecture series with Dr. Yasmin Moftakhar who gave a great talk on hallucinogens. Our day concluded with Dr. WIll Jian who discussed how to manage traumatic injuries in the community.

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3.28.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference featured M&M cases with plenty of pearls. Influenza complications, posterior circulation strokes, deep neck space infections, and more. We also continued our pediatric curriculum with Rainbow Babies and Children PEM faculty member Dr. Brendan Kilbane as he lectured on pediatric toxic ingestions. Conference wrapped up with Dr. Tori Mason, PGY-3 presenting the latest evidence on targeted temperature management in post cardiac arrest.

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3.7.19 Conference Summary

This week in emergency medicine conference featured an exciting line-up of discussions on advanced ultrasound, bariatric emergencies and post-op care, EBM approach to peritonsillar abscesses, life-threatening withdrawal syndromes, basic approach to the red eye, and finally a high-yield rapid fire EKG review. Check it out!

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2.21.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started with another exciting Morbidity and Mortality Conference, led by Dr. Andrew Schaub, who discussed cases of myocarditis, massive PE, hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis, and delayed pregnancy detection due to false negative urine pregnant tests. We then welcomed neurointensivist, Dr. Wei Xiong, who gave a great talk on intracerebral hemorrhage and some of the evidence behind management strategies.

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2.7.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our EM/IM Conference series in which Dr. Linda Katirji led a great discussion on the approach to asymptomatic hypertension, followed by nephrologist Dr. Mirela Dobre’s talk on hypertensive urgency. We then continued our Intern Tox series with Dr. Leyya Suleman-Civis discussing acetaminophen toxicity. Dr. Matthew Stull led another Airway Grand Rounds, in which he walked us through the approach to/ management of difficult airways. Dr. Yasmin Moftakhar then discussed Hand Infections as part of our Intern Super Track series.

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Leah Carter
1.24.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with Morbidity & Mortality Conference with Dr. Leah Carter in which we discussed placental abruption, sickle cell disease and infection, and SBP. We then continued our Peds Curriculum with pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Ryan Farrell, who discussed pediatric endocrine emergencies. The day concluded with another chief Power (Half) Hour with Dr. Lauren McCafferty who reviewed some interesting clinical and radiographic images from our own ED and discussed the underlying pathology.

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1.17.19 Conference Summary

This week we welcomed our CLE Rising speaker, Dr. Daniel Axelson ( from Henry Ford in Detroit), who led a engaging discussion about the social determinants of health. He then gave a great talk on how to approach hyponatremia and its management. This was followed by an EM/Trauma Series lecture by our Chairman, Dr. Chris Miller, on massive hemorrhage and massive transfusion. The day concluded with another Leadership Curriculum session, led by Drs. Riley Grosso and Samia Farooqi, which focused on the different styles of communication and how these apply in our day-to-day interactions with others, particularly in the emergency department.

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1.3.19 Conference Summary

The first conference of new year started with ED Pharm 101 in which Brian Lauer, PharmD, walked us through abortive and maintenance anti-epileptic drugs. This was followed by a hepatobiliary ultrasound lecture with ultrasound fellow Dr. Jason Tehranisa, and then Dr. Ben Boswell led a talk on the uses of ultrasound for diagnosing and managing shoulder injuries. Dr. Andy Veverka challenged Dr. Chris Miller in another PGY2 clinicopathological conference with a case of PRES, and finally, Dr. Lori Shannon discussed the evidence for succinylcholine vs rocuronium for RSI.

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12.20.18 Conference Summary

This week’s conference summary started off with Morbidity and Mortality cases prepared by chief Andrew Schaub. We then had a primer on Pediatric Respiratory Distress from PEM attending Leslie Dingeldein followed by Mass Casualty, both tips and first hand experience from Trauma Surgeon Andrew Loudon who was a chief resident during the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. Lastly we had December’s Journal Club which focused on practice changing airway literature.

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12.13.18 Conference Summary

This week’s conference was loaded with content: Dental Emergencies, Headaches, Stimulant Toxicities all followed by a CPC case filled with suspense over a very exciting case. We finished off the day with Ocular Ultrasound from our US fellow, Jason Tehranisa, MD and closed with our Consultant of the Month, Neurosurgical PGY-4 Yifei Duan, MD giving us a high yield run down of VP Shunt Management.

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Leah Carter