7.10.19 Conference Summary

We learned from Dr. Riley Grosso about how to think about our own thought processes while in the ED in order to help us better care for patients as well as how the Peer Review process can help us refine these thought processes. We then learned some tips/tricks on giving a great lecture from Dr. Chris Miller and Dr. Riley Grosso. Next, Dr. Christopher Peluso, EM3/PGY7 talked about the treatment of primary Atrial Fibrillation in the Emergency Department and suggested an approach to minimize unnecessary admissions for these patients while optimizing their outpatient care. Lastly, one of UHCMC’s esteemed neurointesivists, Dr. Michael DeGeorgia taught us about a new approach to treating Intracranial Hypertension.

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6.27.19 Conference Summary

Our last conference of this academic year started off with Morbidity and Mortality Conference with chief resident Dr. Andrew Schaub, PGY3, who presented great cases of unstable pelvic fractures, alcoholic ketoacidosis, and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. This was followed by our Intern Toxicology and Super Track Series with talks on opiates by Dr. Alex Votruba, PGY1, and Skin/soft tissue infections by Dr. Zean Chen, PGY1, respectively. We concluded with another Community EM Series lecture by Dr. Hussein Ghoul, PGY3, on thrombectomy in the acute ischemic stroke.

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6.13.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with an awesome Grand Rounds with Dr. Chris Colwell, Chief/Vice Chair at UCSF/Zuckerberg and a leader in EM/EMS/trauma. Dr. Colwell shared his firsthand experiences in the Columbine and Aurora Theater shootings and discussed mass casualty, disaster management, and lessons learned. He then gave great talks on high altitude illness and trauma sedation.. Next up was our last CPC of the year with Dr. Abe Feshazion (PGY2) and Dr. Linda Katirji who presented a great case, differential, and discussion of vertebral osteomyelitis/diskitis. This was followed by a pediatric abdominal ultrasound lecture by Dr. Marina Shpilko, and then, Dr. Steve Morgan (PGY3) presented his EBM project on anaphylaxis management. Lastly, Dr. Lauren McCafferty (PGY3) and Dr. Laura Throckmorton (PGY1) presented interesting cases/images for power (half) hour.

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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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