Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Kuehnle, chief resident, on her recent publication, Racial differences in opiate administration for pain relief at an academic emergency department. Quoting the conclusion from the abstract, "No race-based disparity in overall analgesia administration was noted for all three conditions: [long bone fracture], migraine, and back pain at this institution. A race-based disparity in the likelihood of receiving opiate analgesia for back pain was observed in this ED. The etiology of this is likely multifactorial, but understanding physician and patient characteristics of institutions may help to decrease the disparity by raising awareness of practice patterns and can provide the basis for quality improvement projects." PubMed ID 25987909 (link)
New publication: Racial differences in opiate administration for pain relief at an academic emergency department.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Clinic hosted its 9th Annual Free Sports Physical Clinic on Saturday August 1st, 2015. This was staffed by volunteers Dr. Patricia Bayless, Copa ED attending, along with 11 EM residents. It was an amazing day and families left with information about nutrition and concussion treatment and prevention. One astute resident even picked up on a new case of WPW!
New publication: Critical appraisal of emergency medicine education research: the best publications of 2012
The class of 2018 concluded their orientation month this past week. Huge thanks for Dr. Michael Karbasi, PGY-3, and Dr. Hannah Malashock, PGY-3, for all of their efforts in planning & executing orientation. Also a big thanks to all the attendings, nurses, and other staff at Maricopa Medical Center, Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix, as well as many other community sites, for their gracious efforts to get our new class oriented! Our interns are all out to a great start!
"Are you ready to train in a program tailored to excellence to help you develop as a leader in emergency medicine? Accept nothing but the best–as do we–from yourself and our program."
– Dr. Michael Epter, Program Director