Are We Killing Our Profession in The Era of ACGME Regulations?

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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A decade ago when I started my medical training, we celebrated, as residents, the impact of duty-hours regulations on our daily lives. We were the first generation to experience the winds of change. This change was prompted by the famous… Continue Reading

Termination of Pediatric Resuscitation – the Elephant in the Room, PART 2

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

The acuity of the pediatric emergency department at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the highest I have encountered. While this has been an excellent experience for me as a junior faculty member, those instances requiring me to terminate resuscitation in… Continue Reading

Termination of Pediatric Resuscitation – the Elephant in the Room, Part 1

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

The picture of the grieving emergency physician who “couldn’t save” a patient went viral in common media. However emergency physicians know that their emotions run even higher after we “couldn’t save” someone because we are the “final call”, the decision… Continue Reading

Healthcare- heal thyself!

David Kessler

David Kessler

Director of Clinical Simulation and Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound at Columbia University Medical Center
David is also the research director for INSPIRE (International Network for Pediatric Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, tae-kwon-do, saxophone, and musical theater.
David Kessler

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The other day, I as I scarfed a meal in 3 minutes flat – I thought to myself, why do I feel so guilty about eating? Doctors are never supposed to eat, pee or sleep. It is a sign of… Continue Reading

Are We Doing It Right?

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.
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A 4-year-old patient was brought in for abdominal pain for the past day. He was brought to the ED a week prior with similar symptoms and was diagnosed with constipation. He has been taking Miralax regularly without improvement in bowel… Continue Reading

Do you have a guideline for that?

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

Clinical practice guidelines are an effective way of disseminating knowledge.  The best CPGs represent the culmination of research in a field translating into clinical practice and improved patient outcomes. Guidelines are generally produced by specialty societies and our young specialty… Continue Reading

MD Cents: Time is on My (and YOUR) Side…

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

  The words in the title are from a song made famous by the Rolling Stones. These guys are pretty remarkable. They are fixtures of the rock and roll scene and are still touring even though they are in their… Continue Reading

The drones are coming!

David Kessler

David Kessler

Director of Clinical Simulation and Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound at Columbia University Medical Center
David is also the research director for INSPIRE (International Network for Pediatric Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, tae-kwon-do, saxophone, and musical theater.
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This post continues the July CPR technology theme. Nope- I’m not referring to the fresh crop of interns, 1st year fellows, or other newbies that grace the hospital system each July.  “Sure, I’d be happy to come in an assess… Continue Reading