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 www.emra.org/uploadedfiles/emra/publications/em-resident/emra-emres-2014april-may-web.pdf.
Andi Tenner, MD, MPH, presented the Grand Rounds lecture for the Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Roanoke on April 24. Her topic was "Global Emergency Health: Seeing Your World from a New Perspective." Her visit was arranged by Dr. Jack Perkins, a graduate of our residency, who is now on the emergency medicine faculty at Virginia Tech.
Rob Rogers, MD, and Haney Mallemat, MD, were invited faculty members for the Social Media and Critical Care Gold Conference, held on the Gold Coast of Australia in mid-March. They each presented plenary lectures (Dr. Rogers, "What Would Osler Tweet?," and Dr. Mallemat, "The Art and Science of Fluid Responsiveness") as well as lectures in the social media and education workshops.
On April 8 and 9, Dr. Amal Mattu was a visiting professor for the emergency medicine residency program at Stanford University in California. During those two very full days, he precepted their journal club in a discussion of recent articles on cardiology, led a legal case discussion, presented a Grand Rounds lecture on "Everyday Leadership," and served as a judge for the program's Research Forum.
Drs. Mimi Lu, Haney Mallemat, and Amal Mattu were faculty members for Resuscitation 2014, a conference focused on the care of critically ill and injured patients, which was presented in Las Vegas in late March. Dr. Lu presented lectures on emergency pediatric care and co-directed a pediatric emergency bootcamp. Dr Mallemat spoke on criical care issues in emergency medicine and served on the conference coordinating committee, as did Dr. Mattu. Dr. Mattu presented lectures on emergency cardiology, led a 3-hour workshop on advanced dysrhythmias, and co-directed a critcal care bootcamp. More than 400 physicians from various medical speciaities and from several countries attended this year's conference.
Dan Griffith, CPA, Assistant Director of Finance, is a member of the inaugural class of the Leadership Foundations Program of Faculty Physicians, Inc. Participation in the 6-month class is based on an application and acceptance process. The program culminates with the presentation of a group project that describes a new business entity. Congratulations, Dan, on this impressive achievement!
Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, testified before a subcommittee of the House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce this morning, regarding the national shortage of inpatient psychatric beds and the implications of boarding psychiatric patients in EDs. Dr. Hirshon presented data from the recently published National Report Card on Emergency Care, produced by a task force that he chaired within the American College of Emergency Physicians.