From Dr. Kannan: Our residency's public health committee was recently awarded the Maricopa Medical Foundation's Housestaff Achievement Grant to fund the MIHS Disease Surveillance Project. This project geographically targets disease clusters within our patient population to guide public health response. For our first study, we have identified a neighborhood badly afflicted by an outbreak of Influenza A last season. This cluster is representative of an at-risk population that is a high yield target for a community vaccination project. The grant funds are being used to purchase large quantities of vaccine and to put on a series of vaccination days in this neighborhood throughout the coming two months. We hope to see a significant decrease in the number of cases of Influenza A prompting emergency department consultations through the coming 2015-2016 season.
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!
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