20 02, 2019

The Winter Student Symposium – I Didn’t Know What to Expect

2019-02-20T15:19:13+00:00February 20th, 2019|Current Events, The Fast Track Issues, Winter 2019|

Zach Mauro OMS-III, EMT-P ACOEP-RSO Conference Co-Chair The Winter Student Symposium - I didn't know what to expect "ABCDE and a secondary survey will never fail you!" "If you don't already, you're going to love ultrasound at the end of today!" "We [as residency programs] want to know why you want t [...]

15 01, 2019

A Case and Discussion of Accidental Hypothermia in the Setting of Trauma

2019-01-16T03:09:34+00:00January 15th, 2019|Current Events, The Fast Track Issues, Winter 2019|

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO, PGY-4 AHN Saint Vincent Hospital Erie, PA CASE A 22-year-old male presented as a trauma alert completely unresponsive. He was found down by a bystander, unresponsive with significant facial trauma presumed to be from assault. Upon arrival, the patient had apneic respirations be [...]

9 07, 2018

EM Board Review

2018-07-09T22:24:54+00:00July 9th, 2018|Current Events, Summer 2018|

1. Which patient is LEAST at risk of experiencing a heat related emergency? A. 80-year-old male with a past medical history of congestive heart failure on sertraline and tramadol B.  3-year-old female accidentally left in a vehicle on a hot summer day C.  40-year-old male with a past medical history [...]

5 04, 2018

Street Medicine: How It Can Have a Positive Impact and Curtail the Misuse of the Emergency Department

2018-06-04T20:42:58+00:00April 5th, 2018|Current Events, Spring 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

Jillian Blalock OMS-III WVSOM When I made the decision to return to my hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia to complete my clinical requirements for medical school, I did so because I already knew the area; I would not have the “transition period” or feel the need to “get settled” like many of my cla [...]

8 02, 2018

Emergency Medicine Organizations

2018-05-29T20:48:16+00:00February 8th, 2018|Current Events, Winter 2018|

Nevertheless, it is easy to get stuck in the microcosm of the doctor-patient relationship and forget that there is a breadth of bureaucracy that allows us to do the job we love doing. There are many organizations fighting for our ability to practice emergency medicine with reliable evidence, a neces [...]

18 12, 2017

Meet The 2018 RSO Board!

2018-05-29T20:56:21+00:00December 18th, 2017|Current Events, Winter 2018|

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO President My name is Dhimitri Nikolla, and I am a 3rd year resident at AHN Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. I originally hail from Tuxedo, NY where I continue to volunteer as an EMT. I graduated from LECOM – Erie, and last year I was Secretary of the Resident Chapte [...]