Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine

Edward Fieg, D.O., Director

Emergency Medicine Journal Club Meetings for 2012-2013

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Topics for 2012-2013

July 10, 2012: In the pregnant patient with shortness of breath, chest discomfort, and leg edema, is the d-dimer test sensitive to rule out pulmonary embolism?
Hosts: James Olson, Ph.D.
Discussion Leader: Susan Geiger, M.D.

August 7, 2012: Pain management in the ED.
Host: James Brown, M.D. M.M.M.
Discussion Leader: Paul Butts, M.D.

September 4, 2012: Is CT imaging necessary in minor head injury patients taking anti-platelet agents?
Host: Stacey Poznanski, M.D.
Discussion Leaders: Jeffery Robinson, M.D.

October 2, 2012: How does physician-patient communication in the emergency department affect patient care and patient satisfaction?
Host: Ryan Mihata, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Marlea Miano, M.D.

October 30, 2012: What is the safety and efficacy of rapid ACS rule-out protocols in the ED?
Host: Jason Pickett, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Erik Masters, M.D.

November 27, 2012: Why do we practice defensive medicine? Is tort reform in the near future and would it make a difference?
Host: Ed Fieg, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Andre Castelbuono, M.D.

December 18, 2012: Safety and efficacy of droperidol sedation in the acutely agitated patient in the emergency department.
Host: James Manley, M.D.
Discussion Leader: John-Adam Bonk, M.D.

January 22, 2013: What are the positive and negative effects of energy drinks on clinicians?
Host: Glenn Burns, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Brian Pennington, M.D.

February 12, 2013: What is the appropriate use of head CT in minor pediatric head trauma?
Host: Leslie Vojta, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Katherine Ellis, M.D.

March 19, 2013: The nonfractured athletic knee injury. To immobilize, or not to immobilize.
Host: Brian Springer, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Rachel Terlecky, D.O.

April 16, 2013: Is ketamine a safe and effective drug for pain control in an acutely traumatized patient?
Host: Roy Johnson, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Michael Mack, D.O.

May 7, 2013: Which patients with asymptomatic elevated blood pressure should undergo additional evaluation in the ED?
Host: John Wightman, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Deann Hoelscher, M.D.

June 11, 2013: Are occipital and paracervical blocks safe, effective, and efficient for headache management in the ED?
Host: Timothy Janz, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Zachary Holt, M.D.