Department Blog - May 2014

Posted 5/31/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Wilderness Medicine Article in Chinese Journal

Dr. Doug Sward's article on wilderness medicine, published ealier this year in the World Journal of Emergency Medicine, has been translated into Chinese and published in the Chinese Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Posted 5/30/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Hirshon Interviewed on WTOP Radio

Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, was interviewed by Bruce Alan of WTOP News in Washington regarding the effect of the Affordable Care Act on emergency departments. Topics included the shortage of primary care physicians, access to care for the mentally ill, and the need for federal policymakers to improve resource allocation through their funding decisions. Dr. Hirshon chairs the ACEP Task Force that compiled America's Emergency Care Environment: A State-by-State Report Card, an assessment of the "health" of emergency medical services across the country.

Posted 5/26/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Drs. Martinez and Mattu Publish in Geriatrics Book

Joe Martinez, MD, and Amal Mattu, MD, contributed the chapter on abdominal pain to Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice, which was published by Cambridge University Press in April.

Posted 5/22/2014 by Linda Kesselring

EMRA Pediatric ECG Card

Ashley Strobel, MD, recently published the EMRA Pediatric ECG Pocket Card, which describes congenital cardiac anomalies and causes of sudden cardiac death in children. This handy reference tool presents ECG interpretations based on age and ED-relevant Davignon intervals. It is available at the ACEP bookstore.

Posted 5/12/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Stone Certified in EMS Medicine

Congratulations to Roger M. Stone, MD, MS, who was recently certified in EMS medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. In additon to his clinical and academic roles on our faculty, Dr. Stone serves as Medical Director for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.

Posted 5/5/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Mattu Lectures in Las Vegas

Dr. Amal Mattu presented three lectures in Las Vegas in late April: "Wide Complex Tachycardias: Myths and Pitfalls" and "Acute MI: A Big Piece of Medico-Legal Pie" at the 25th Annual High Risk Emergency Medicine Conference" and "Everyday Leadership: Secrets of Great Minds Through the Ages" at EmCare's 27th Annual Leadership Conference.

Posted 5/2/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Hypercapnia and Backboards

The current issue of EM Resident, the membership magazine of the Emergency Medicine Residents' Associaton, contains two articles from our department: "Pulling the Trigger: A Brief Review of Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure" by Adeleke Oni, MD, and Semha Tewelde, MD, and "Backboards: Do They Really Have Your Back?" by Christina Tupe, MD, and J.V. Nable, MD. The issue is available at