Emergency Medicine

Journal Club- May 2013: Does pre-hospital advanced airway management lead to worse patient outcomes?

Perhaps one of the most controversial topics in EM and prehospital literature was tackled by residents Tony Mueller and Eric Ernest (with faculty leader Dr Muelleman) a few weeks ago at an evening journal club dinner hosted at Dr Larsen’s house.  In their parsing out of the literature, the two residents debated whether recent evidence truly suggests poorer outcomes for patients who receive advanced airways by EMS prior to hospital arrival.  Many paramedics learn how to intubate unstable patients as part of their training, and… Continue Reading

SAEM Atlanta 2013

Our intern class, upcoming chief residents, and a number of faculty all recently enjoyed a trip down to Atlanta, GA, site of this year’s annual meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.  First year resident, Peter Anaradian, presented an awesome Clinical Pathologic Conference (CPC) on a unique ED presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma, while staff MD, Dr Aaron Barksdale was charged with deciphering a tough case highly suspicious for Paget-Schroetter disease.  2nd year resident, Nick Daniel, made his presence felt in the clinical photo submission contest, with a classic presentation… Continue Reading