Amal Mattu, MD, was the keynote speaker at "Urgencia UC: Conceptos 2013," the annual emergency medicine conference sponsored by the Catholic University of Chile. He conducted a 5-hour ECG conference and presented three lectures: “10 Things You Must Consider in the Decompensating Patient: Beyond A-B-C and ACLS,” “Infections in the Elderly: Simple Pearls to Save a Life,” and “Syncope, Sudden Death, and the ECG.”
Congratulations to Drs. Witting, Sommerkamp, Euerle and alumnus Milan Vora on their article titled "No effect of valsalva maneuver or trendelenburg angle on axillary vein size" that was recently published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. You can find the abstract here http://www.jem-journal.com/article/S0736-4679%2812%2901726-X/abstract
A huge thank you to all the University of Maryland physicians, nurses, residents, and nurse practiionars that are working at the Grand Prix or Baltimore this weekend providing medical coverage to the drivers and spectators. A huge thank you to Dr. Benjamin Lawner for coordinating the medical support.
More information on the Grand Prix of Baltimore can be found at http://www.grandprixofbaltimore.com/
Ben Lawner, DO, EMT-P, presented a general session lecture titled "Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors; Don't Bury Your Mistakes" at ClinCon, a continuing education conference for prehospital care providers, nurses, and physicians. The conference, with more than 300 attendees, was held in Orlando in mid-July. Following the lecture, Dr. Lawner led a breakout session on the recognition and management of post cardiac arrest syndrome.
Congratulations to Larry Weiss on his recent article in the Journal of Emergency Medicine titled "A Survey of Emergency Physicians Regarding Due Process, Financial Pressures, and the Ability to Advocate for Patients" You can read the article at http://www.jem-journal.com/article/S0736-4679(12)01725-8/abstract
Congratulations to Wade Gaasch on his recent publication in Prehospital Emergency Care titled “ EMS runs for suspected opioid overdose: implications for surveillance and prevention” The abstract can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23734988
Congratulations to Drs. Witting, Hayes and Schenkel along with two alumni, Dr Lantyr and Vashi on their recently published article in the Journal of Emergency Medicine titled "Emergency Department Medication History Taking: Current Inefficiency and Potential for a Self-Administered Form" The abstract can be found at http://www.jem-journal.com/article/S0736-4679(13)00103-0/abstract