Slow is smooth, Smooth is fast but too slow is dead)

Marc Auerbach

Marc Auerbach

Associate Professor, Director of Pedatric Simulation at Yale University School of Medicine
Marc is co-chair of the Pediatric Academic Society’s Special Interest Group on Simulation-Based Research and co-chair of INSPIRE (International Network for Pediatric Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education). A self-proclaimed “super geek,” Marc’s research and educational activities leverage technology to improve patient outcomes.
Marc Auerbach

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast Special forces push this concept when training for urban combat.  When we work too quickly we risk making mistakes that  lead to harm.  This is especially true in high stakes but time sensitive situations (battlefield… Continue Reading

The Police State We Call Health Care

Ameer Hassoun

Ameer Hassoun

Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian - Queens
Ameer's professional interests include medical education, international health, and quality improvement. He is the founder and manager of the Visual Diagnosis in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Facebook group.
Ameer Hassoun

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I have some news for you. We are living in a police state! I am sorry, as I know it hurts to hear that we choose to live in bondage. Don’t be fooled by shiny title of being a health… Continue Reading

Guns and Kids: We should talk about this

Michelle Alletag

Michelle Alletag

Michelle is an Assistant Professor at University of Colorado.Her academic interests include medical education, hospital safety and disaster preparation, and psychiatric emergencies.Outside of work, she enjoys painting, jewelry making, and other craftsy things along with chasing around after her very active little boys.
Michelle Alletag

I recently read a shared Facebook post from a father who expressed his pride in his five year-old son, who recognized that friends were playing with a “real gun” found in a bedroom and informed his father. He went on… Continue Reading

Our Rights and Obligations

Ameer Hassoun

Ameer Hassoun

Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian - Queens
Ameer's professional interests include medical education, international health, and quality improvement. He is the founder and manager of the Visual Diagnosis in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Facebook group.
Ameer Hassoun

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In 2012, after only a few months of my taking my new position, Hurricane Sandy was heading to the Northeast. My passion for disaster relief kicked in.  After all, I have seen many wars during my childhood which led in part to my… Continue Reading

The Troubled Winter

Ameer Hassoun

Ameer Hassoun

Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian - Queens
Ameer's professional interests include medical education, international health, and quality improvement. He is the founder and manager of the Visual Diagnosis in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Facebook group.
Ameer Hassoun

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Winter is coming! Is it just the ominous motto of House Stark in the famous HBO show Game of Thrones? I think it should be our warning motto in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. It is the season of long wait times,… Continue Reading

Tricks and Treats and a Visit to the ER

Angela Lumba-Brown MD, FAAP

Angela Lumba-Brown MD, FAAP

Clinical Assistant Professor Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine
Angela's research focus is in pediatric traumatic brain injury and recent research has been in therapeutic intervention for concussion. She the director of PEMNetwork.
Angela Lumba-Brown MD, FAAP

In the 1980’s, my mother used to make me wait to eat my Halloween candy until she could sort through it for needles. Sound like an urban legend? Well it is…almost! Due to media sensationalism by Ann Landers, Dear Abby,… Continue Reading