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Fall 2020

1709, 2020

Why Talk Flu During a Pandemic?

September 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Taylor A. Klein, MS, OMS-IV Nicholas S. Bowman, OMS-IV If conversations in your household are anything like ours, we are rapidly approaching our regularly scheduled influenza debate. The arguments are numerous: “That vaccine never works anyway.” “Any time I get that vaccine, I get the flu from it.” [...]

Summer 2020

2808, 2020

Investigating Inversions To A Tee

August 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Jeff Thekkekara, OMS-IV, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences The discovery of the electrocardiogram (ECG) by the Dutch physiologist, Dr. Wilhelm Einthoven, would eventually win him the Nobel Prize in 1924, but he could not have done so without the knowledge that came before him. For e [...]

408, 2020

A Thing Not Looked for Is Seldom Found

August 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Alyka Glor Fernandez, OMS-IV Mitchell Dean Maulfair, DO A previously healthy 16-year-old male presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. He woke up with abdominal pain that steadily worsened and was unrelieved by a dose of over the counter simethicone.  This pro [...]

2906, 2020

Welcome Emergency Medicine Interns!

June 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Greetings and welcome to our new class of Emergency Medicine Interns! You have joined our specialty during an exciting and uncertain time. But excitement and uncertainty are not new to our specialty, nor do I believe they are unique to it. We are often called to react to situations without enough in [...]

2906, 2020

Interview With Stephanie Davis, DO

June 29th, 2020|0 Comments

In May 2020, Sean Creegan, OMS III, sat down (virtually) with Dr. Stephanie Davis, DO, and asked about her work on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a transcript of some of the interview. Be sure to listen to the audio version for the complete interview, including our discussion on w [...]

Spring 2020

806, 2020

What Can I Do?

June 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Taylor Klein, NRAEMT, MSc, OMS-III On Sunday, March 15th, 2020, I was on my OB-GYN rotation and was present for three deliveries.  The residents and attendings were pimping me on various OB emergency facts as I had just come off of my ED elective and had shared with them my plans to apply to EM.  By [...]

1305, 2020

Awake Proning for COVID-19 Pneumonia

May 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Dhimitri A Nikolla, DO Emergency Physician AHN Saint Vincent, Erie PA Introduction Proning is a method of positioning hypoxemic patients to improve oxygenation. It reduces mortality in mechanically ventilated patients with severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS),1 and has been recommended [...]

3004, 2020

Making a Cost-effective Suction-Assisted Laryngoscopy Assisted Decontamination (SALAD) Simulation System

April 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Authors: Paige Reinfeld, MS, OMS-II Shriman Balasubramanian, MS, OMS-II Michael Polito, OMS-II Nicole Kiess, OMS-II Adithya Nagaraja, OMS-II School: TouroCOM – Middletown,NY Social Media: @simclubtouro Introduction Airway management remains an essential skill for various healthcare disciplines, with [...]

Winter 2020

2901, 2020

Medical Paintball

January 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Anastasia Ambrosio, OMS III ACOEP RSO Student Conference Chair Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences The nurses, the PAs, and even a stray patient in the hallway stared at me, all alarmed. I was excited to get a pimping question right. Muffled heart sounds, hypotension and JVD: the tria [...]

Winter 2019

103, 2019

Calling Consults, Part 1: A Resident’s Perspective

March 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Christopher Swyers, DO, PGY-3 One of the most important jobs of an emergency physician is realizing when he or she needs help. Whether it’s simply ensuring good follow up, getting a patient to surgery, or getting a sub-specialist’s expertise, calling a consult is a critical skill. Experience is ofte [...]

1202, 2019

DEATH AS A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Taylor Klein, OMS-II, NRAEMT AZCOM I’d be surprised to encounter someone working in healthcare who doesn’t remember their first experience with death.  We are taught that it’s inevitable; we can’t save everyone. We know that we will eventually encounter patients who are beyond the help of medical in [...]

Fall 2019

Summer 2019

1908, 2019

The ACOEP-RSO Is Working for You

August 19th, 2019|0 Comments

The ACOEP-RSO (American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians - Resident-Student Organization) provides emergency medicine (EM) residents and student members a wealth of opportunities and benefits. From RSO events at Scientific Assembly and Student Symposiums, to the Resident Education Package [...]

807, 2019

Interviewing The Interviewers

July 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Christina Powell, DO Past Director of Student Affairs, ACOEP-RSO University of Maryland Medical Center, Class of 2022 As we transition to yet another cycle of daunting applications, painfully edited personal statements, and hours waiting anxiously by the phone for interview offers to enter the email [...]

Spring 2019

Winter 2019

1709, 2020

Why Talk Flu During a Pandemic?

September 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Taylor A. Klein, MS, OMS-IV Nicholas S. Bowman, OMS-IV If conversations in your household are anything like ours, we are rapidly approaching our regularly scheduled influenza debate. The arguments are numerous: “That vaccine never works anyway.” “Any time I get that vaccine, I get the flu from it.” [...]

2808, 2020

Investigating Inversions To A Tee

August 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Jeff Thekkekara, OMS-IV, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences The discovery of the electrocardiogram (ECG) by the Dutch physiologist, Dr. Wilhelm Einthoven, would eventually win him the Nobel Prize in 1924, but he could not have done so without the knowledge that came before him. For e [...]

408, 2020

A Thing Not Looked for Is Seldom Found

August 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Alyka Glor Fernandez, OMS-IV Mitchell Dean Maulfair, DO A previously healthy 16-year-old male presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. He woke up with abdominal pain that steadily worsened and was unrelieved by a dose of over the counter simethicone.  This pro [...]

2906, 2020

Welcome Emergency Medicine Interns!

June 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Greetings and welcome to our new class of Emergency Medicine Interns! You have joined our specialty during an exciting and uncertain time. But excitement and uncertainty are not new to our specialty, nor do I believe they are unique to it. We are often called to react to situations without enough in [...]

Fall 2018

1910, 2018

Image Challenge

October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO, PGY-4 AHN Saint Vincent Hospital Erie, PA Case A 70-year-old female with a past medical history of severe COPD presents complaining of dyspnea and right-sided chest pain for 4 days. Triage vital signs include a blood pressure of 201/95 mmHg, heart rate of 87 beats/minute, tempe [...]

1110, 2018

Don’t Miss This Fracture!

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Brittany McShane, PGY-2 Norman Regional Health System, Norman, OK 13-year-old male fell on an outstretched hand skateboarding. He has tenderness at the base of his right thumb in the anatomic snuffbox. What fracture would you be concerned about with the above history? You should be worried about a p [...]

Summer 2018

907, 2018

EM Board Review

July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

2606, 2018

AEROS Meeting Recap

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO RSO President AHN Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA. On April 22, 2018, Kaitlin Bowers, DO (RSO Past-President), Kristen Kennedy, M.Ed. (ACOEP Director of Education Services), and myself attended and participated in the inaugural All EM Resident Organizations and Students (AEROS) [...]

1506, 2018

Spring Seminar Pearls Matching Game

June 15th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO RSO President AHN Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA. Did you attend our RSO events at Spring Seminar 2018? See if you can recall some pearls from our RSO events and the general lectures by matching each number with the correct letter! Patients leaving AMA are often… Sodium chann [...]

Spring 2018