Department of Emergency Medicine

Journal Club

Journal Club CAT Journal Assignments for 2014-15 (PDF)

Meeting Topics

2014-15

Block 1, July 22, 2014: Should ED physicians prescribe Narcan® rescue kits to patients?
Hosts: James Olson, Ph.D. and Dennis, Mann, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Jeremy Moore, M.D. and Jessica Rando, M.D.


Block 2, August 19, 2014: Are there benefits of using external mechanical compression devices during CPR over traditional methods?
Host: Stacey Poznanski, D.O.
Discussion Leader: Anthon Lemon, M.D.


Block 3, September 17, 2014: What is the effectiveness of intra-arterial tPA in the treatment of sub-massive PE?
Host: Brian Pennington, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Sundeep Punia, M.D.


Block 4, October 14, 2014: Utility of CT coronary angiography for acute chest pain.
Host: James Brown, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Valerie Moren, M.D.


Block 5, November 12, 2014: In ED patients with blunt trauma when is it appropriate to forgo chest imaging?
Host: Leslie Vojta, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Derek Broering, M.D.


Block 6, December 9, 2014: Activated charcoal: To give or not to give.
Host: Dennis Mann, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Christopher Smelley, D.O.


Block 7, January 7, 2015: Does packing abscesses improve healing?
Host: Edward Fieg, D.O.
Discussion Leader: Steven Colonna, M.D.


Block 8, February 3, 2015: Early pain management in the course of the trauma patient and its effect on the development of PTSD.
Host: Roy Johnson, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Alexander Bedard, D.O.


Block 9, March 11, 2015: TBA
Host: Brian Springer, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Christi Makas, D.O.


Block 10, March 31, 2015: TBA
Host: Catherine Marco, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Taylor Baldwin, M.D.


Block 11, April 29, 2015: TBA
Host: Tim Janz, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Michael Pearson, M.D.


Block 12, May 26, 2015: TBA
Host: Jason Pickett, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Brooke Smith, M.D


Block 13, June 17, 2015: TBA
Host: Meaghan Nelles, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Andrea Kaelin, M.D.

CATS

Block 1, July 22, 2014: Should ED physicians prescribe Narcan® rescue kits to patients?


Block 2, August 19, 2014: Are there benefits of using external mechanical compression devices during CPR over traditional methods?


Block 3, September 17, 2014: What is the effectiveness of intra-arterial tPA in the treatment of sub-massive PE?


Block 4, October 14, 2014: Utility of CT coronary angiography for acute chest pain.


Block 5, November 12, 2014: In ED patients with blunt trauma when is it appropriate to forgo chest imaging?


Block 6, December 9, 2014: Activated charcoal: To give or not to give.


Block 7, January 7, 2015: Does packing abscesses improve healing?


Block 8, February 3, 2015: Early pain management in the course of the trauma patient and its effect on the development of PTSD.


Block 9, March 11, 2015: TBA


Block 10, March 31, 2015: TBA


Block 11, April 29, 2015: TBA


Block 12, May 26, 2015: TBA


Block 13, June 17, 2015: TBA

2013-14

July 9, 2013 (Block 1): Does my patient really need a chest tube?
Hosts: James Olson, Ph.D. and Stacey Poznanski, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Heidi Abraham, M.D.

Block 1 Synopsis (PDF)

August 6, 2013 (Block 2): In suspecting aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, is the “gold standard” CT/LP the safest modality for patient care?
Host: Edward Fieg, D.O.
Discussion Leader: Gabriel David, M.D.

Block 2 Synopsis (PDF)

September 3, 2013 (Block 3): Controversies in stroke management
Host: James Brown, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Nathan Holloway, M.D.

Block 3 Synopsis (PDF)

October 1, 2013 (Block 4): Does my dizzy patient have vertebrobasilar insufficiency or stroke?
Host: John Wightman, M.D. M.A.
Discussion Leader: Laura Stachowicz, D.O.

Block 4 Synopsis (PDF) 

October 29, 2013 (Block 5): Is there an age appropriate negative cutoff for the d-dimer test?
Host: Roy Johnson, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Jon Juhasz, M.D.

Block 5 Synopsis (PDF)

November 26, 2013 (Block 6): Does VSE during ACLS increase the chances of neurologically favorable survival?
Host: Glenn Burns, M.D. M.S.
Discussion Leader: Alan Dupre, M.D.

Block 6 Synopsis (PDF)

January 21, 2014 (Block 8): Which central line should be used in what circumstance and why?
Host: Leslie Vojta, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Larry Alcocer, M.D.

Block 8 Synopsis (PDF) 

February 18, 2014 (Block 9): Which post-arrest patients without STEMI should be emergently referred for PCI?
Host: Jason Pickett, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Nathan Kinder, D.O.

Block 9 Synopsis (PDF)

March 4, 2014 (Block 7—rescheduled due to inclement weather): The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, etc., and how it will affect the field of emergency medicine and the care we provide our patients.
Host: Paul DeFlorio, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Katie Imhof, M.D.

Block 7 Synopsis (PDF)

March 18, 2014 (Block 10): How can Lean methodologies be used to minimize excessive steps in ED processes?
Host: Brian Springer, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Edward Smith, M.D.

Block 10 Synopsis (PDF)

April 15, 2014 (Block 11): Haldol for headaches
Host: Joseph Novak, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Scott Rubenstein, M.D.

Block 11 Synopsis (PDF)

May 13, 2014 (Block 12): In ED patients presenting in cardiac arrest, does bedside ultrasound help predict survival?
Host: Timothy Janz, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Bridget Nestor-Arjun, D.O.

Block 12 Synopsis (PDF)

June 10, 2014 (Block 13): When should emergency physicians recommend medical marijuana for therapeutic use?
Host: Catherine Marco, M.D.
Discussion Leaders: Alexander Keller, M.D., and Justin Warix, D.O.

Block 13 Synopsis (PDF)

2012-13

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.

July 10, 2012 Synopsis (PDF)

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

August 7, 2012 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

September 4, 2012 Synopsis (PDF)

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 2, 2012 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

October 30, 2012 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

November 27, 2012 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

December 18, 2012 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

January 22, 2013 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

February 12, 2013 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

March 19, 2013 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

April 16, 2013 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

May 7, 2013 Synopsis (PDF)

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.

June 11, 2013 Synopsis (PDF)

Last edited on 02/18/2015.