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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8.16.18 Conference Summary

Another spectacular day of topics at University Hospitals emergency medicine residency program including wellness and time management, our first clinicopathologic conference, another addition to our growing collaborative series between the departments of trauma surgery and emergency medicine, pediatric pain management, advanced EKG interpretation, and finally the management of vaginal bleeding in the emergency department.

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8.2.18 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our first M&M of the year— complete with a brand new M&M format— by Dr. McCafferty. She discusses Adrenal Crisis, NIPPV in PNA (or not…), and how to determine what type of transport you might need for a patient you are sending to another hospital. Dr. Shpilko lead us through cardiac US, the chief’s power (half) hour was packed with good visual diagnosis cases, and Dr. Grosso rounded out the day with another lecture in our pediatric curriculum, this time focusing on HEENT.

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7.19.18 Conference Summary

Our third conference of the new year brought Dr. Jennifer Mitzman, a former UH CMC EM graduate, from OSU and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to talk about both foreign body and other ingestions as well as second victim syndrome. We also had our first trauma and EM co-conference - pneumothorax management. Dr Sean Abraham finished off the conference day with cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain.

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7.12.18 Conference Summary

This week we started with some the latest in post-ROSC care from one of own EM intensivists Dr. Matt Stull. We also had a primer on common neonatal presentations from Dr. Chris Peluso (current EM PGY-2 and Meds-Peds graduate) and the latest UH CMC ED Pharmacy updates and tips from PharmD Brian Lauer. One of our ultrasound fellows, Dr. Jessica Rockwood taught us the basics of the always useful FAST and E-FAST exams and we finished with our Consultant of the Month for July: ENT and their approach to epistaxis.

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