This Week (5/31)

50th edition.  The Heme/Onc block has concluded with House Kuehl having a commanding lead. The Rosh Review quizzes are all that is left in the block, due June 2nd. We now move onto the Health Care Systems block. 



Rosh Review – quizzes are assigned and due tomorrowJune 2nd. 

p100 Cleaning – PGY3s need to prepare the bleach for cleaning DAILY during main 1 shift. This is coming from infection control, please just get it done. There is a log book in the room that needs to be signed each day. 

Volunteer Opportunity – Dr Waasdorp is in need of volunteers for an ED specific WebEx session on June 22-24. Please contact him if you are interested, <>

Pediatric Protocols – with the help of Dr Uherick, we have uploaded several pediatric protocols for quick reference on These include things such as DKA, meth exposure, c-spine, etc. These are excellent resources on shift and available by simply going to the website. Old Items:Passport –  all employees are required to self-screen prior to each shift. These instructions have been uploaded to the COVID folder on google drive. 

ABEM Written Boards – PGY3s can do the initial application for the written boards on ABEM’s website. It is $420 now and the price doubles if you wait until September. Go to the bottom and select “initial application”. Scheduling Change –the matrix for PGY 1 & 3: 6a-2p1:30p-9:30p, and 9p-6a

PPE Selfies – Please send me a picture of you at work in your half mask with the pink cartridges. Send these to my work phone: 540-855-4994

Substance Abuse Modules – are available on the google drive under educational content > psych. Please watch these and go over the slides if you did not make it to the lecture. Leslie needs a copy of your pre-test in addition to an evaluation for EACH MODULE. Yes, each module. 

COVID-19 – continue to check the main residency drive > COVID-19 folder. I will continue to upload all the important documents as they are sent out. 

  • Attendings – if you want access to this folder send me your personal email address and I will send you a link to view. 
  • COVID-19 Links – is a document I made to keep track of the best resources to stay up to date. It is in the drive folder. 

Academic To-Do: Heme/Onc Block

Interns – Foundations modules for this month are 27 Endo, 28 HemeOnc, 30 ImmunoDerm

27 Endo –

Endocrine & Metabolic – Foundations of Emergency MedicineTo create a free, open-access, comprehensive Emergency Medicine curriculum that will serve as the educational gold standard within our

Rosen’s: Chapters 116, 117, 118, 120Hippo: electrolytes, DKA/HHS, Thyroid

28 HemeOnc –

Hematology & Oncology – Foundations of Emergency MedicineUnit Topics & Framework Traditional Textbook High-Yield Texts Multimedia; Heme / Onc: Hematologic Emergencies, Emergent Complications of Malignancy Approach to Sickle Cell

Rosen’s: Chapters 111, 112, 114, 115Hippo: platelets, RBCs, Leukemia

30 ImmunoDerm –

Immunology & Dermatology – Foundations of Emergency MedicineFoundations 1 | Foundations 2 Foundations 1 Foundations 2 Mouse over each Article under Primary Literature to see the full

Rosen’s: 108, 109, 110Hippo: Derm, Immuno

PGY2/3 –Either Immune, Derm, or Endocrine

ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) – ALiEMUWelcome to the Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) series, exclusively sponsored by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)!Since 2014, this series has curated and graded open-access blog posts and podcasts in the field of emergency medicine (EM) over the previous 12 months to identify high quality, social media-based, educational resources for EM

Conference:ZOOM SESSION – continues this week. Starts at7:30am with Pediatric Grand Rounds.


PGY 2/3 – Block 13 is published. 

Podcast of the Week:

Internet Book of Critical Care did a great episode last week about anti-coagulation. Great review and worth a listen.

The Internet Book of Critical Care Podcast: IBCC Episode 81 – Unfractionated heparin (UFH), LMWH, fondaparinux, argatroban, and bivalirudinIn this episode we cover the work horses we use daily in critical care patients: anticoagulants: Unfractionated heparin (UFH), LMWH, fondaparinux, argatroban, and bivalirudin. We also cover BID dosing of LMWH prophylaxis and the essential section here is on heparin resistance. Enjoy!

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