Department of Emergency Medicine

Journal Club

2016-17

Meeting Topics

Block 1, July 12, 2016: What imaging modality is best for ovarian torsion?
Host: Dennis Mann, M.D., Ph.D.
Discussion Leader: Haley Sauder, M.D.


Block 2, August 10, 2016: Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Is it "Time" to Change Current Practice?
Host: Brian Springer, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Russell Day, M.D.


Block 3, September 6, 2016: In the adult ED patient with suspected renal colic, does ultrasound identify clinically important renal pathology as well as abdominal CT?
Host: James Olson, Ph.D.
Discussion Leader: Allison Houston, D.O.


Block 4, October 5, 2016: TBA
Host: James Brown, M.D.
Discussion Leaders: Ben Holland, D.O., Robert Nichols, D.O.


Block 5, November 1, 2016: TBA
Host: Catherine Marco, M.D., FACEP
Discussion Leader: Deirdre Witte, M.D.


Block 6, November 30, 2016: TBA
Host: Stacey Poznanski, D.O.
Discussion Leaders: Josh Burkhardt M.D., Eric Shott, M.D.


Block 7, December 20, 2016: TBA
Host: Michael Ballester, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Sarah Bohn, M.D.


Block 8, January 25, 2017: TBA
Host: Jason Pickett, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Wency Zhao, M.D.


Block 9, February 21, 2017: TBA
Host: Derek Sorenson, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Mackenzie Gabler, M.D.


Block 10, March 22, 2017: TBA
Host: TBA
Discussion Leader: Prabu Selvam, M.D.


Block 11, April 18, 2017: TBA
Host: Timothy Janz, M.D.
Discussion Leaders: Tyler Kallsen, M.D., Krystle Kern, D.O.


Block 12, May 17, 2017: TBA
Host: TBA
Discussion Leader: Doug Bias, M.D


Block 13, June 13, 2017: TBA
Host: Brian Pennington, M.D
Discussion Leader: Mike Oertly, M.D.

2016-17 CATS

Block 1, July 12, 2016


Block 2, August 10, 2016


Block 3, September 6, 2016


Block 4, October 5, 2016


Block 5, November 1, 2016


Block 6, November 30, 2016


Block 7, December 20, 2016


Block 8, January 25, 2017


Block 9, February 21, 2017


Block 10, March 22, 2017


Block 11, April 18, 2017


Block 12, May 17, 2017


Block 13, June 13, 2017

2015-16

Meeting Topics

Block 1, July 21, 2015: Critical thinking in diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
Hosts: James Olson, Ph.D.
Discussion Leader: Rory Stuart, M.D.


Block 2, August 25, 2015: To stay or not to stay?  Risk stratification of low risk chest pain.
Host: Stacey Poznanski, D.O.
Discussion Leader: John Trentini, M.D.


Block 3, September 8, 2015: Should we apply oxygen in acute coronary syndrome?
Host: Leslie Vojta, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Leo Tanaka, M.D.


Block 4, October 14, 2015: What is the efficacy of Proton pump inhibitors in upper GI bleeds?
Host: James Brown, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Sara Birdsong, M.D.


Block 5, November 3, 2015: Is contrast needed in the work up of undifferentiated non-traumatic abdominal pain.
Host: Catherine Marco, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Scarlet Michael, M.D.


Block 6, December 10, 2015: Intralipids... When all else fails!
Host: Dennis Mann, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Brian Tucker, D.O.


Block 7, January 5, 2016: Disposition for Anticoagulated head Injuries with Negative CT
Host: Roy Johnson, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Nicholas Brautigam, M.D.


Block 8, January 27, 2016: Are Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs safe for use in acute fractures?
Host: Brian Pennington, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Nii Sai Torto, M.D.


Block 9, February 23, 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia: To cool or not to cool?
Host: Brian Springer, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Jamie Bleyer, M.D.


Block 10, March 23, 2016: In which adult patients with acute upper GI bleed does immediate endoscopy reduce patient morbidity, mortality, and use of hopsital resources?
Host: Alan Dupre, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Natalie Williams, D.O.


Block 11, April 19, 2016: Does the use of sterile vs clean, non-sterile gloves alter post-repair wound infection rates for uncomplicated lacerations repaired in the emergency department?
Host: Tim Janz, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Devin Burrup, D.O.


Block 12, May 18, 2016: Is CT cervical spine scan adequate or is further MRI needed to look for injury?
Host: Jason Pickett, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Michael Koroscil, M.D


Block 13, June 14, 2016: In the patient requiring procedural sedation in the emergency department is ketofol a better option than propofol alone or other agents to reduce adverse effects associated with sedation?
Host: Alex Bedard, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Kartik Rao, D.O.

2014-15

Meeting Topics

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: How would you differentiate the types of wide complex tachycardia in a stable patient and how would you proceed with treatment?
Host: Brian Springer, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Christi Makas, D.O.


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


Block 11, April 29, 2015: Direct versus video laryngoscopy for the crashing ED patient: Which is the safest
Host: Tim Janz, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Michael Pearson, M.D.


Block 12, May 26, 2015: Fly or Drive?
Host: James Brown, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Brooke Smith, M.D


Block 13, June 17, 2015: If and when should you favor delayed sequence intubation instead of rapid sequence intubation?
Host: Alan Dupre, M.D.
Discussion Leader: Andrea Kaelin, M.D.

2014-15 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

Meeting Topics

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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.

2012-13

Meeting Topics

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.

Last edited on 08/24/2016.