Department Blog

David Marcozzi, MD, Associate Professor; Nicki Baehr, Healthcare Program Analyst; and Brian Browne, MD, FACEP, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Development of a Hospital Medical Surge Preparedness Index Using a National Hospital Survey” (abstract available), which was published in Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology on February 14, 2020.


Posted 4/8/2020 by Deborah Stein

Winters COVID-19 Update podcast

Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the discussants in the March 5 "COVID-19 Update" episode of the twice-monthly podcast, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine. Full audio, along with a companion handout, is available to paid subscribers.


Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in a story by NBC Washington, “Pregnant ER Doctor Treating Coronavirus Patients Urges People to Make a Care Plan” (full text, audio, and video available), published April 6, 2020.

The National Institutes of Health has a good overview of advance care planning and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offers links to state-specific advance directive forms.


Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the discussants in the twice-monthly podcast, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine, episode “Critical Care Management COVID-19 Update – March 30, 2020,” published April 2, 2020. Full audio, along with a companion handout, is available to paid subscribers.


Posted 4/3/2020 by Deborah Stein

Identifying and Treating EVALI

Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the discussants in the twice-monthly podcast, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine, episode “Identifying and Treating EVALI [E-cigarette or Vaping product use-Associated Lung Injury],” published February 4, 2020. Full audio, along with a companion handout, is available to paid subscribers.


Posted 4/3/2020 by Deborah Stein

New open access CorePendium chapter on COVID-19

Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, is co-editor in chief of the online emergency medicine textbook CorePendium, which recently published a new open-access chapter on “Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).” The chapter is being continually updated and was accessed 40,061 times by 25,921 individuals around the world in the month of March alone.


Rupal Jain, MD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was selected by the medical students to be inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, for her excellence in teaching. Her induction took place March 26, 2020.


Stephen Thom, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “Blood-Borne and Brain-Derived Microparticles in Morphine-Induced Anti-Nociceptive Tolerance” (abstract available), which was accepted on January 24, 2020 for publication in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.


Posted 3/27/2020 by Deborah Stein

Critical Care of Cancer Therapy Toxicities

Sarah Dubbs, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in the January 22, 2020, episode, “Critical Care of Cancer Therapy Toxicities” (full audio and companion handout with paid subscription) of the twice-monthly podcast, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency MedicineMike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was also among the discussants.

 


Jason Adler, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in a March 26 Fox News story, "Doctors in distress, quarantine send SOS for more protective gear, tests: 'It’s a complete mess' " (full text available).

Quoted along with other doctors, Adler stated, “We're probably going to get infected. Some people will do better than others, but it's probably going to happen. As an ER physician, I think the likelihood is very high. I am concerned about the mental health of our front line health care workers. ... It's tough, we run into the fires and not away from them. But at the same time. It's very valuable to recognize that this is not normal."