This week (12/22)

27th edition. Happy Holidays to all. No conference this week and no interview dinners. Another month will come down to the Rosh Quizzes between Clinton and Kuehl. 

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General:

Interview Dinners/Lunches – None this week. Happy Holidays! 

VACEP Conference – Is February 8, 2020 at the OMNI Homstead resort. This is a great time and free for residents. We should try to get a large group to go. If you aren’t working you should really try to attend, it is a great conference and a fun time to relax with your co-residents. https://www.vacep.org/conference

Annual CME Conference — VACEPLodging. Separately, you will need to book your room at the Omni Homestead at our conference room rate of $179+. Call 800-838-1766, and be sure to tell them you’re with VACEP. Note: Registrants get a 15% discount on spa services on Friday and 10% discount on spa services on Saturday and Sunday (excluding spa packages).www.vacep.org

AHA NIHSS Stroke Certificate – If you have not done this by now, you get coal for Christmas. Please get this done. Go to the link below and take form B as most of us took form A previously.  https://learn.heart.org/lms/nihss
Rosh – Quiz this month is due on December 31st.There is also a quiz based on the journal article relating to AFib so get that done as well. 

Academic To-Do:

Interns – Foundations modules for this month are Vascular 9, Neuro 18, Neuro 19

Vascular 9 – https://foundationsem.com/cardiology-vascular/

Cardiology / Vascular – Foundations of Emergency MedicineFoundations 1 | Foundations 2 Foundations 1 Foundations 2 Mouse over each Article under Primary Literature to see the full titlefoundationsem.com

Rosen’s: Chapters 74-78Hippo: Vascular Emergencies, Pericarditis

Neuro 18,19 – https://foundationsem.com/neurology-msk/

Neurology / Musculoskeletal / Orthopedics – Foundations of Emergency MedicineFoundations 1 | Foundations 2 Foundations 1 Foundations 2 Mouse over each Article under Primary Literature to see the full titlefoundationsem.com

Rosen’s: 91-99Hippo: CN, Vertigo, AMS, Meningitis, Misc 1&2, Ischemic Stroke

PGY2/3 –https://www.aliemu.com/air-pro/complete for 1 hour lecture credit. 

Approved Instructional Resources Professional (AIR-Pro) – ALiEMUWelcome to the Approved Instructional Resources Professional (AIR-Pro) series! This series curates and grades open access blog posts and podcasts in the field of emergency medicine (EM) to identify high quality, social media-based, educational resources for senior EM residents.www.aliemu.com

Conference:None this week. Enjoy the time with your friends and family. 

Scheduling:

PGY 2/3 – you have gotten 4 calendar events for the next block which is February 16th – April 25th. 

Podcast/Blog post of the Week: CRACKCast summary of brain and cranial nerve disorders. https://canadiem.org/crackcast-e105-brain-cranial-nerve-disorders/

CRACKCast E105 – Brain and Cranial Nerve Disorders – CanadiEMThis episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 105, Brain and Cranial Nerve Disorders. These can be the weird and wonderful in the ED, but subtle hints can clue us in that further investigation is needed for our patients. Having a high suspicion for these diagnoses can help you make an appropriate care plan and follow up for patients with neurological disease.canadiem.org

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