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
12.6.18 Conference Summary

Check out this week’s conference summary for pro tips on residency mentorship, plus an introduction to some emergency medicine essential skills including slit lamp exams, chest tube placements, dental nerve blocks, and non-invasive respiratory support.

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11.29.18 Conference Summary

We started this week’s conference with morbidity and mortality conference with Dr. Lauren McCafferty. Following this, our EMS specialists Dr. Jason Zeller and Dr. Jeff Luk gave us a primer on mass casualty/disaster medicine. The day was concluded with another chief Power (Half) Hour with Dr. McCafferty.

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11.15.18 Conference Summary

This week’s UH EM educational didactics included a fascinating case of carotid dissection diagnosed by bedside ultrasound, literature review and current practice patterns surrounding pediatric sedation, an evidence-based medicine review of non-pregnancy vaginal bleeding, and another practice-changing journal club on the topic of public health in the ED!

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11.8.18 Conference Summary

This week, we had a fascinating discussion surrounding hypophosphatemia and refeeding syndrome as a pediatric suicide attempt, secondary syphilis, trauma in pregnancy, a review of musculoskeletal ultrasound, and finally 2 fantastic toxicology and supertrack lectures surrounding house fires and the general approach to headaches!

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11.1.18 Conference Summary

This week we welcomed CLE Rising speaker, Dr. Enyo Ablordeppey, EM/Intensivist and ultrasound extraordinaire from WashU, who gave walked us through her “Top 10 Ways I Use US Everyday” followed by a talk on point-of-care ultrasound and the role of implementation research. This was followed by another ED Pharm 101 session with ED pharmacist Christy McKenzie, PharmD, who went over pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Matt Stull then led Airway Grand Rounds with a discussion on the 7 Ps of RSI.

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10.25.18 Conference Summary

We started this week with last month’s morbidity and mortality cases followed by our EBM series which featured Pediatric Fevers. Pediatric orthopedist Christina Hardesty joined us for “Pediatric Ortho for the EM Physician.” Finally we discussed Direct Xa Inhibitor Reversals with Jessica Traeger, PharmD which was the perfect segue into our “When the Bleeding Doesn’t Stop” journal club for this month.

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10.18.18 Conference Summary

This week we had our ultrasound fellowship director, Marina Shpilko, presenting the latest in POCUS during cardiac arrest. We also continued our intern lecture series about super track complaints with an overview of all things UTI. Our very own sports medicine trained Ben Boswell then went through the highlights of MSK trauma.

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9.27.18 Conference Summary

This week’s EM conference started off with M&M by Dr. Andrew Schaub who led great discussions on penetrating neck trauma, ischemic bowel, and pancreatitis. After this we welcomed pediatric infectious disease specialist, Dr. Amy Edwards, who walked us through the proper antibiotic choices for common infections seen in kids. This was followed by our second Super Track Series lecture in which intern Dr. Leyya Suleman-Civis discussed several nail complaints and how to manage them. The day concluded with another of the chief’s Power (Half) Hour, in which Dr. Lauren McCafferty highlighted a few more good visual diagnosis cases.

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9.13.18 Conference Summary

This week we welcomed Grand Rounds speaker, Dr. Steven Curry, an EM/Toxicologist from Banner Medical Center/University of Arizona-Phoenix, who led a great discussion of how to recognize and manage snake bites and nerve gas poisoning. Next, we kicked off our EBM lecture series with PGY3 James Palmer who walked us through appropriate management and disposition for patients presenting with cellulitis. We also started our ‘Community EM Series’ with PGY3 Arlene Losloso’s lecture on pediatric concussion, followed by our first ‘Super Track Series’ lecture with PGY1 Jordan Hitchens’ discussion on how to approach the complaint of sore throat. Finally, for our September Consultant-of-the-Month, we welcomed Dr. Keith Armitage, an Infectious Disease specialist, who led a discussion on appropriate use/selection of antibiotics, particularly as it pertains to our hospital.

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9.6.18 Conference Summary

This week we continued our ED Pharmacy series with our own Christy McKenzie, PharmD giving us the latest on ACLS drugs. Next we kicked off our intern toxicology lecture series with PGY-1 Zean Chen;s lecture on Beta Blocker and Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose. Ultrasound Fellow, Jessica Rockwood helped us navigate IUPs and ruling out ectopics with First Trimester POCUS. We talked trauma with Riley Grosso and Matthew Stull and how to approach the airway in significant facial injuries. Riley Grosso then has us thinking fast and slow with Meta Cognition. Finally, our chief Andrew Schaub took us through another Power (half) Hour with great visuals from our very own department.

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8.30.18 Conference Summary

Cleveland EM on the rise! This week’s emergency medicine conference featured 5MinSono’s co-founder Dr. Jacob Avila who discussed “Space Fights” injuries (heat, cold, and explosion related injuries!) and impressed with his mastery and teaching of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. We continued the day with a rousing M&M discussion on post-partum eclampsia, asthma exacerbation and the use of oral steroids prior to ED discharge, and the diagnostic challenge of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Finally, our department chair, Dr. Christopher Miller, continued his discussion on the importance of leadership and it’s relationship to emergency medicine via patient experience. Stay tuned for more next week…

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