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

Nights- the best part of our job (April fools)

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

As I finish up my overnight and write this post I will quote my colleague nights are the worst and the best part of being a PEM doc (Mark X Cicero). While over 15 million americans work overnights we are some of… 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

Have You Searched For Yourself Online? You’re Not The Only One

Sonny Tat

Sonny Tat

Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California at San Francisco
Sonny's academic interests are in team performance in resuscitation, developing learning platforms for medical education, and transitioning academics to the digital age. Sonny created PEMAcademy, a collaborative regional blog for PEM education and is the Editor-In-Chief of the PEMNetwork Blog. His hobbies include photography and cooking.
Sonny Tat

Professionalism is one of your most important and irreplaceable assets, built up over years of training, work, and compassion. Professionalism is one of the few aspects of your career entirely under your control. However Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of… Continue Reading

New frontiers in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Todd P Chang
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Todd P Chang

DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
Todd P Chang
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The PEM world appears to be running out of innovative ideas.  We’re always a niche specialty, there will always be demand for our services, but the latest items are reaching a maturity that makes us susceptible to the next best… Continue Reading

Our Top 10 of 2015: Of Dry Drowning, the Price of a Doctor, and Cute Babies

Sonny Tat

Sonny Tat

Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California at San Francisco
Sonny's academic interests are in team performance in resuscitation, developing learning platforms for medical education, and transitioning academics to the digital age. Sonny created PEMAcademy, a collaborative regional blog for PEM education and is the Editor-In-Chief of the PEMNetwork Blog. His hobbies include photography and cooking.
Sonny Tat

Happy New Year from the PEMNetwork! We’re starting 2016 by looking back at some of our most read posts from this last year. We used Google Analytics to identify the most popular posts of 2015 based on number of page views.… Continue Reading

New kid on the block- diagnostic error

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

Pediatric emergency care has improved exponentially in the past decade!  In 2015  most of the 7500 + children seen across the US in the ED each day  receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. This improvement… Continue Reading