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What’s in your pocket on an ED shift?

By |Dec 18, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

I am always curious about what people carry in their scrubs and lab coat pockets. Often you can identify residents based on what they are carrying or wearing. Stereotypically, I find the following: Long reflex hammer jutting way out of the lab coat pocket – Neurology Plaster smears on their scrub tops and bottoms – Orthopedics Fluffy animal on their stethoscope and/or lab coat – Pediatrics LMP wheel – Obstetrics/Gynecology Small textbook in lab coat pocket – a medical student […]

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Faculty hero: Ernest Wang (part 2)

By |Dec 8, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

 Clinical Assistant Professor, NorthShore University HealthSystemAcademic Director, Center for Simulation Technology & Academic Research (CSTAR)Associate Program Director, University of Chicago EM Residency […]

Faculty hero: Ernest Wang (part 1)

By |Dec 1, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

Ernest Wang, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, NorthShore University HealthSystem Academic Director, Center for Simulation Technology & Academic Research (CSTAR)Associate Program Director, University of Chicago EM Residency […]

Faculty highlight: Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton

By |Oct 13, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

A large part of the reason why I love academics so much is that I get to meet really inspiring emergency physicians, who are passionate about their cause. I can't imagine a more dedicated person than my friend Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton, who is the Associate Program Director at LSU in New Orleans. Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton Associate Program Director, Emergency MedicineAssistant Professor, Louisiana State Univ Health Sciences Ctr, New Orleans Clinical Research Scholar, Tulane University Lisa, I know that you have your hand in lots of areas within Emergency Medicine, but what would you call your niche? My academic niche is [...]

TGIF: The "caffeine nap"

By |Aug 21, 2009|Categories: Life|

A common problem that emergency physicians share and struggle over is the circadian “dysrhythmia” of working random morning, afternoon, and night shifts. Shift work is the blessing and curse of our profession. I have yet to figure out the best way to adjust back to the daytime world after night shifts. Do you have any tricks? […]

TGIF: Collaborating creatively with great people

By |Aug 14, 2009|Categories: Life|

What part of your job do you love the most?In academic emergency medicine, nothing energizes me more than brainstorming with creative, like-minded, and motivated people. From my experience, most of my past major projects have all started in similar informal, small-group settings.For instance, the CDEM organization was built when a small group of undergraduate medical educators went to dinner during a SAEM conference. We conspired to build something bigger and better. Two years later now, we now have over 100 members and are a new member of the major interdisciplinary organization Alliance for Clinical Education.1. This week, I got a [...]

A Lexicon for the Workplace

By |Jul 31, 2009|Categories: Life|

We have many Research Associate volunteers who staff the SF General Emergency Department collecting research data. They are often ask "what did you mean when you said..." or "what does that mean on the patient census whiteboard". When I answer their questions, they often chuckle. This then made me realize that we routinely use terms and phrases that aren't part of the usual medical vocabulary and are unique to the SF General ED. HACito: For acutely agitated patients (often under the influence of one or more intoxicants), we commonly use Haldol, Ativan, and Cogentin in a single syringe to inject [...]