This Week (2/16)

35th edition. House Clinton has taken an early but somewhat commanding lead halfway through the Renal/GU block. 

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General:

Google Drive – Quick reminder that I do my best to upload content for each block to our drive folder as it becomes available. This includes articles, send outs, presentations, etc. Go to drive > main residency > educational content. For example, under the Renal/GU block you will find the Toxicology PPts from Dr Stromberg as well as the journal club articles for this Thursday

IM Resident Survey – Dr Bradberry, an IM PGY-2, has asked that each of the residents complete a brief (3 question) survey as part of a QI project. Please help out a colleague and take the 30 seconds to fill this out. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecoOYB7-VeMc137_kI1sAui2_hbRMN419dlasIqxyRjSuYEQ/viewform

EM Residency: Fecal Occult Blood Testing in the Hospitalized Settingdocs.google.com

ACGME Survey – needs to be complete ASAP if you have not already done so. You should have received a secure link via email from the ACGME. 

Annual Antimicrobial Stewardship – module is on Cornerstone. Pay attention to whether or not you have completed this.

Annual Inservice (module not the test)– is available on Cornerstone. Please complete by March 1st.Having completed it I can say this does take a little bit of time so don’t put this off any longer than you already have. 

Academic To-Do: Nephrology/Urology Block

Interns – Foundations modules for this month are 13 Peds 1, 24 Renal/GU, 25 GYN, 26 OB. OB/GYN has been added to do before the ITE as it is heavily tested. 

Peds 13 – https://foundationsem.com/pediatrics/

Pediatrics – 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 163, 164, 166, 171Hippo: Resus, neonate, cardiac

Renal/GU 24 – https://foundationsem.com/renal-genitourinary/

Renal & Genitourinary – 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 87, 89, 173Hippo: Male GU

25, 26 OB/GYN – https://foundationsem.com/obstetrics-gynecology/

Obstetrics & Gynecology – Foundations of Emergency MedicineTo create a free, open-access, comprehensive Emergency Medicine curriculum that will serve as the educational gold standard within our specialty.foundationsem.com

Rosen’s: Chapters 58, 88, 90, 178, 181Hippo: OB, GYN

PGY2/3 –Renal/GU, complete for 1 hour lecture credit. 

Conference:Starts with Multidisciplinary Trauma Conference, 7:30am in 1S ED. We will remain at 1S for the day. 

  • Journal Club is Thursday so please read the articles ahead of time (see drive, above)
  • SIM is at 12:30pm for PGY 1/3s

Scheduling:

PGY 2/3 – The schedule is posted. Identify conflicts now before it is too late. 

From the Residency Desk

Happy February. It’s wet outside and everyone is sick. I can’t decide if Room 5, 8, or 11 from Monday’s shift gave me this fever so I guess they’ll all get a reduction in their physician professional fee as a thank you. 

CHIEF RESIDENTS
Thank you for voting. Our new chiefs for 2020 are Zach, Cassie and Lou. Congratulations to them, and thanks to all the residents who offered their services to this very tough job.

INTERVIEWS
Interviews are over and we are very happy with the candidates. Thank you everyone for an outstanding job, many faculty and residents committed incredible hours to finding the right ones and the feedback we consistently get from our interviews is very positive because of that effort. We had our resident rank list party a few nights ago and they threw a few people off the list and moved a few people around. Overall, I am really pleased with the list. We turn in the final list in a few weeks and wait for the lottery. A few thoughts from this season. 
1. We continue to expand our geography of interested candidates. This was the first year we did not offer free hotel rooms for our candidates and while I still think it makes a difference to grab some top candidates who might otherwise pass, our applicant pool was more geographically diverse than ever before. This is bucking what I believe is a national trend in EM right now. Ten years ago, when we were one of 150 ACGME programs, students had a few options in their own geography and had to look elsewhere. Now, you can interview at 14 programs without ever leaving the state of Florida. So, having such a geographically diverse applicant pool is a good thing and a testament to our reptutation. 

2. Students are picky. And, with 240 programs to choose from and no dramatic increase in the applicant pool in EM for the past few years, they can be. Our ability to offer a very unique training experience seems to resonate well with this current crop of finicky consumers and we continue to push our brand nationally. There is still a large band of students that believes the only way to get good training in EM is to live in a 4th floor walk up at $2500 a month and the risk of a mugging on the way to work. It’s beyond me but we ain’t selling any of that. Food for thought though…look how rapidly the landscape has changed. Here are 2011 numbers as program 148, and now last years… 2019. 15 programs went unfilled last year… in EM! This year, I anticipate it will be 20+ or almost 10%. In ten years we saw an increase in spots of almost 1000, but only 400 additional US seniors and that number of EM residency spots will be climbing further this year but the applicant pool has been pretty static for a few years and I don’t anticipate this rising this year. So..picky picky.
# . Spots unfilled . US seniors2011 . Emergency Medicine 150 1,607 2 1,482 2,230 1,268 1,602 78.9  

2019 Emergency Medicine 238 2,488 15 1,823 3,048 1,617 . 2,458 65.0  

CONFERENCE 
This month is Renal/GU. Looking ahead we have several skills labs in the afternoon on glidewire foley placement and suprapubic catheter placement so if you need to brush up on these skills or review the difficult foley algorithm, come on by either this afternoon or next Thursday afternoon to the sim lab. 

Intraining EXAM
We have the ABEM training exam on Feb 26th. We have hopefully anticipated all the Resident coverage needs for that date but expect some absences. 

National Meetings upcoming:CORD; We have a large contingent of faculty, staff and residents heading to CORD in NY this year. Should be a great educational experience. New faculty who have not had the opportunity to attend, lets. 
SAEM: All interns heading to SAEM, we will have a residency dinner one of the nights. I will send out information on that locale in the coming weeks. Congrats to those who have abstracts and presentations. 
Evaluations:
Please continue to take a few moments during the shift to get evals completed. The comments are especially valuable, and thus far we have been having a good track record of getting these completed. 

Stay warm this weekend, 

DK

This Week 2/10

34th edition. House Fortuna has claimed the title for the ID block following a strong showing on the quizzes. Renal/GU block is now underway with House Clinton in an early lead. 

General:

Chief Voting – needs to be done by today (Monday!). Please take time to vote, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLBN3TY

Chief Resident Voting 2020-2021Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.www.surveymonkey.com

ACGME Survey – needs to be complete ASAP if you have not already done so. You should have received a secure link via email from the ACGME. 

Annual Antimicrobial Stewardship – module is on Cornerstone. Pay attention to whether or not you have completed this.

Annual Inservice (module not the test)– is available on Cornerstone. Please complete by March 1st.

Dress Code – reminder that for conference or any time you are at Riverside the dress code is business casual or Carilion scrubs if you are working. We are directly across from the Admin suite so it is important to look professional.

Academic To-Do: Nephrology/Urology Block

Interns – Foundations modules for this month are 13 Peds 1, 24 Renal/GU, 25 GYN, 26 OB. OB/GYN has been added to do before the ITE as it is heavily tested. 

Peds 13 – https://foundationsem.com/pediatrics/

Pediatrics – 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 163, 164, 166, 171Hippo: Resus, neonate, cardiac

Renal/GU 24 – https://foundationsem.com/renal-genitourinary/

Renal & Genitourinary – 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 87, 89, 173Hippo: Male GU

25, 26 OB/GYN – https://foundationsem.com/obstetrics-gynecology/

Obstetrics & Gynecology – Foundations of Emergency MedicineTo create a free, open-access, comprehensive Emergency Medicine curriculum that will serve as the educational gold standard within our specialty.foundationsem.com

Rosen’s: Chapters 58, 88, 90, 178, 181Hippo: OB, GYN

PGY2/3 –Renal/GU, complete for 1 hour lecture credit. 

Conference:Starts with Peds Case Conference, 7:30am in Med Ed. 

  • PGY 2/3s will have SIM 1-4p so plan ahead. 

Scheduling:

PGY 2/3 – The schedule is posted. Take a look as soon as you get a chance and let us know if you see any potential conflicts. Website: damonsdue.comEmail: rmhchiefs@gmail.com

This Week (1/20)

31st edition. House Fortuna holds a narrow lead as we come into the final two weeks. This month continues to be a close race. There is not much as far as current events this week so this will be a short email. 

General:

VACEP Conference – Plug #5 for this event. It is February 8, 2020 at the OMNI Homestead resort. So far 8 residents are going but still time to sign up. 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

Academic To-Do:

Interns – Foundations modules for this month are ID 17, Cards 8, Pulm 4, Pulm 5, Peds 14. It’s a ton of material so use the off week(s) to work ahead. 

ID 17 – https://foundationsem.com/infectious-disease/

Infectious Disease – 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 121-127, 193Hippo: bacteria part 3, viruses and bioweapons part 2, fungal/parasites/ticks part 2

Cards 8 – 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 72, 73Hippo: pericarditis, endocarditis

Pulm 4, 5 – https://foundationsem.com/pulmonology/

Pulmonology – 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 62-67, 78Hippo: respiratory chief complain, obst dis, PE, parenchyma 1, pulm ID, chest wall 

Peds 14 – https://foundationsem.com/pediatrics/

Pediatrics – 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 166, 167Hippo: respiratory, fever

PGY2/3 – Infectious Disease module, complete for 1-hour lecture credit. 

Infectious Disease – 2019 – ALiEMUBelow we have listed our selection of the 9 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months, as assessed in September 2019 related to infectious disease emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board.www.aliemu.com

Conference:Starts with Critical Care Multidisciplinary – 7:30am @ 1S ED. Transition to Riverside after. Lunch is provided on Thursday. 

  • FYI for the intern class these multidisciplinary conferences are NOT OPTIONAL. Overall intern attendance at Peds, Trauma, and CC has been very poor. You have an percentage requirement for these as well as overall conference. 

Scheduling:

PGY 2/3 – the schedule is in process. If you have not filled out NRV requests on the google drive for this upcoming 10 weeks do it ASAP. This effects the RMH schedule so it needs to be included. 

Podcast/Blog post of the Week: Not really a blog post but wanted to share an article about a new SARS-like virus that is being diagnosed in the Wuhan province of China. It is their new year so peak travel season. A few airports in the US have started screening for it. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/20/wuhan-pneumonia-new-cases-amid-china-travel-season-ahead-of-lunar-new-year.html

Coronavirus cases set to rise as more people travel ahead of the Lunar New YearHealth authorities in China confirmed nearly 140 new cases of a new Sars-like virus on Monday morning, which has killed three people so far.www.cnbc.com

Website: damonsdue.comEmail: rmhchiefs@gmail.com

This Week (1/12)

30th edition. The Rosh quiz results from December have finally been tallied: Kuehl 84% with Fortuna in 2nd place at 77%. House Kuehl takes the Neuro crown by a slim margin. House Clinton is on top early in the ID month with all the houses in contention. 

General:

Feedback for Grand Rounds – The presenters from last week are asking for our feedback in order to improve the way they are giving lectures. Email Dr Perkins by Wednesday so he can pass it along. They are clearly quite invested in medical education so let’s try to help them out. A summary PPt is attached to this email for our use. 

TEE Call Schedule – is attached. The four TEE credentialled attendings want to be notified of any potential patients so please contact whoever is on call. 

Get Warmers – see attached document on the new Gel Warmers that will be available in the ED. 

Fitness For Good – has some great volunteer opportunities coming up. Contact Dr Klemencic for more details or see her previous email for specifics. 

VACEP Conference – Plug #4 for this event. It is February 8, 2020 at the OMNI Homestead resort. 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

Academic To-Do:

Interns – Foundations modules for this month are ID 17, Cards 8, Pulm 4, Pulm 5, Peds 14. It’s a ton of material so use the off week(s) to work ahead. 

ID 17 – https://foundationsem.com/infectious-disease/

Infectious Disease – 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 121-127, 193Hippo: bacteria part 3, viruses and bioweapons part 2, fungal/parasites/ticks part 2

Cards 8 – 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 72, 73Hippo: pericarditis, endocarditis

Pulm 4, 5 – https://foundationsem.com/pulmonology/

Pulmonology – 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 62-67, 78Hippo: respiratory chief complain, obst dis, PE, parenchyma 1, pulm ID, chest wall 

Peds 14 – https://foundationsem.com/pediatrics/

Pediatrics – 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 166, 167Hippo: respiratory, fever

PGY2/3 – Infectious Disease module, complete for 1-hour lecture credit. 

Infectious Disease – 2019 – ALiEMUBelow we have listed our selection of the 9 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months, as assessed in September 2019 related to infectious disease emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board.www.aliemu.com

Conference:Starts with Trauma Multidisciplinary – 7:30am @ 1S ED. Transition to Riverside after. Lunch is provided on Thursday. 

  • PGY 2/3s have cadaver lab/SIM at 1pm so plan ahead. 

Scheduling:

PGY 2/3 – the schedule is in process. If you have not filled out NRV requests on the google drive for this upcoming 10 weeks do it ASAP. This effects the RMH schedule so it needs to be included. 

Podcast/Blog post of the Week: This week we’ll do the virus chapter in Rosh. https://canadiem.org/crackcast-e130-viruses/

CRACKCast E130 – Viruses – CanadiEMThis 130th episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th edition, Chapter 122, Viruses. Viruses account for most infections and are typically self-limited illnesses. Recognition of specific viral illness patterns is important in the ED, where our intervention or withholding an ineffective treatment such as antibiotics can affect the health at a population level.canadiem.org

This Week (1/5)

29th edition. The December champion will be crowned when I get the results from the Rosh quizzes that were due yesterday. House Fortuna is off to a strong 2020 and is in the lead after week 1. 

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General:

Interview Dinners/Lunches – Back in swing this week, Blue 5 @ 6:15pm on Tuesdaylunch on Wednesday around 1pm. See Group Me for live updates Wednesday. 

VACEP Conference – Plug #3 for this event. It is February 8, 2020 at the OMNI Homestead resort. This is a great time and free for residents. 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

Academic To-Do:

Interns – Foundations modules for this month are ID 17, Cards 8, Pulm 4, Pulm 5, Peds 14. It’s a ton of material so use the off week(s) to work ahead. 

ID 17 – https://foundationsem.com/infectious-disease/

Infectious Disease – 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 121-127, 193Hippo: bacteria part 3, viruses and bioweapons part 2, fungal/parasites/ticks part 2

Cards 8 – 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 72, 73Hippo: pericarditis, endocarditis

Pulm 4, 5 – https://foundationsem.com/pulmonology/

Pulmonology – 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 62-67, 78Hippo: respiratory chief complain, obst dis, PE, parenchyma 1, pulm ID, chest wall 

Peds 14 – https://foundationsem.com/pediatrics/

Pediatrics – 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 166, 167Hippo: respiratory, fever

PGY2/3 – Infectious Disease module, complete for 1-hour lecture credit. 

Infectious Disease – 2019 – ALiEMUBelow we have listed our selection of the 9 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months, as assessed in September 2019 related to infectious disease emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board.www.aliemu.com

Conference:Starts with Pediatric Multidisciplinary – 7:30am @ Med Ed. Transition to Riverside after. 

Scheduling:

PGY 2/3 – requests were due last week. Schedule for the next 10-week block will be out as soon as possible. 

Podcast/Blog post of the Week: There is a ton of material this month so all the review podcasts are highly recommended. Here’s the bacteria chapter of Rosen’s in audio form. https://canadiem.org/crackcast-e129-bacteria/

CrackCAST E129 – Bacteria – CanadiEMThis 129th episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th edition, Chapter 121, Bacteria. Bacterial infections represent a large proportion of presentations to the emergency department. Here we examine some of the most infrequently seen but extremely dangerous bacterial infections that you must be able to recognize. For more frequent infections, please see their individual chapters in Rosen’s.canadiem.org

Website: damonsdue.comEmail: rmhchiefs@gmail.com

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

Website: damonsdue.comEmail: rmhchiefs@gmail.com

This Week 12/9

25th edition. The moment you all have been waiting for, the results of the ortho block. It all came down to the Rosh Quizzes as House Clinton had a 6 point lead over House Kuehl at the end of the month. Like true champions, House Kuehl prevailed with an average of 79.1% (Clinton – 75, Perkins – 65, Fortuna – 73) making us the overall block champions.

General:

Interview Dinners/Lunches – This Tuesday, December 3rd, 6:15pm at Blue 5. Lunch the next day around 1pm at Riverside. Let’s keep it up and continue to have a great turn out. 

Practice ITE – is either this Thursday, December 12th or the following, December 19th for those who haven’t already taken it. It is 220 questions and designed to be difficult. Be sure to go over the answers after to get the most out of it. 

TEE Schedule – attached is a call schedule for the attendings that are credentialed to be TEE, they would like to be notified of any opportunity that presents to the ED. I got to do my first one yesterday and let me say that it is much trickier than at SIM so practice every opportunity you get. 

AHA NIHSS Stroke Certificate – due today for PGY3s! Go to the link below and take form B as most of us took form A previously. It takes a little bit of time so don’t put it off. Other residents need to get it done as soon as possible but not necessarily today. https://learn.heart.org/lms/nihss

Stroke Site Visit by Joint Commission– is today, December 9th, so look sharp. Know where the stroke algorithm is located and the default answer is to ask your attending. 

Hepatitis C – continue to order on all patients unless they have it documented in the chart or decline testing. Consent is not absolutely necessary but you should discuss it with your patient if you are going to be ordering it, similar to any other test you do. 

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:Starts with multidisciplinary critical care conference, 7:30am at 1S ED Conference RoomSIM is in the afternoon for all PGY2s and half the PGY3s so be prepared. 

Scheduling:

PGY 2/3 – be on the look out for calendar invites for next 10 week block. As always, any issues feel free to email us. 

Podcast/Blog post of the Week: Back to CrackCast with the Neurology summary. Always helpful to get a good summary of the Neurologic disorders chapter. https://canadiem.org/crackcast-e175-neurologic-disorders/

This Week 12/1

24th edition. No conference last week so there has been no movement in the scoreboard. The Rosh Review quizzes are due Tuesday and will decide the block winner so get them done!

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General:

Interview Dinners/Lunches – Back again thisTuesday, December 3rd, 6:15pm at Blue 5. Lunch the next day around 1pm at Riverside. Let’s keep it up and continue to have a great turn out. 

Rosh Review – quizzes for the ortho block are assigned per above. Due on Tuesday, December 3rd. 

Wilderness Jacket Order – Zach Williams sent this out to our Group Me, but for those that missed it he is organizing a jacket ordered for the previously purchased Outdoor Research – Wilderness Medicine jackets. Order is due Thursday, Dec 5th. Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1OGAhpyM-MJhMPqkjTL9P_7NxSQKcmWyyBgCtwJpj0R4/htmlview?urp=gmail_link

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:Starts with PD Breakfast, 7:45am at Riverside. We also have our monthly resident meeting so be prepared. 

Scheduling:

PGY 2/3 – Schedule is posted. Please look through it and identify any issues. 

Podcast/Blog post of the Week: For those that enjoyed the “Dr Death” podcast series, this series is by the same producers and discussed the life of Aaron Hernandez. Relevant to this block is the discussion of CTE and how it may have dramatically changed his personality as he progressed through his football career. Take a listen if interested. https://wondery.com/shows/gladiator/

Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc. – Wondery – Feel The StoryFootball star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years.wondery.com

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