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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

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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

3004, 2020

Apply To Be WestJEM’s ACOEP Resident Section Editor!

April 30th, 2020|0 Comments

The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (WestJEM) continues to flourish globally. We are expanding our team and recruiting a Resident Section Editor from ACOEP. This is a wonderful opportunity to critique manuscripts in emergency medicine, as well as learn from and connect with the editorial leade [...]

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 [...]

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

905, 2018

Go To A Conference

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Richard Newman, OMS-III WVSOM How are you sure Emergency Medicine (EM) is the field for you? This was a daunting question for me as a first-year medical student with little exposure to any other specialty than family medicine. How do you go from what you think you enjoy to finding your calling? EM h [...]

305, 2018

Time for Change

May 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Aaron Markwith, OMS-II Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine For years, I counseled patients on the importance of taking care of themselves. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and high cholesterol seemed to dominate every patient chart I encountered. I knew the risks as [...]

1904, 2018

Is There A Doctor On Board?

April 19th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jordan Johnson, OMS III LECOM-Bradenton The familiar feeling of descent woke me as I emerged from a much needed nap on my flight from Miami to Denver for the 2017 ACOEP Scientific Assembly. I had fallen asleep to the soothing sound of Pathoma, a common occurrence for medical students. However, not e [...]

504, 2018

Getting Flash! The Blind “Fem” Line

April 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO, PGY-3 ACOEP-RSO President AHN Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA INTRODUCTION With the widespread availability of intraosseous (IO) needles and ultrasound, emergent central lines placed with landmark-guidance (LG) are becoming a thing of the past. While IO access is faster and ul [...]

504, 2018

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

April 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

2603, 2018

The Power Of Empathy

March 26th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Aishwarya Sharma, OMS II OUHCOM The room is bright white, clear and aseptic. White walls, white bed, white curtains. And in the middle of it all is a sobbing woman. I watch her tear-streaked face as she assesses her surroundings, fear in her eyes. I am supposed to be getting the history and physical [...]

1503, 2018

ACOEP-RSO President and Director of Student Affairs Report

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

Welcome to the spring edition of The Fast Track! The ACOEP Resident-Student Organization (RSO) has had a busy winter planning for a busy spring! First, Spring Seminar is right around the corner April 3-7, 2018 in San Diego, CA! The majority of RSO events will be Friday, April 6th. We will have Rapid [...]

Winter 2018

1912, 2018

The DIY Ultrasound-Guided IV Access Phantom

December 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Developed and created by Campbell University’s Emergency Medicine Club Andrew Langille, Kansas City University, OMS-III Contributors: Zachary Mauro, CUSOM OMS-III; Jeffrey Davis CUSOM OMS-III; Brian Conner, CUSOM OMS-III Intravenous (IV) access is an essential procedure that can be difficult under c [...]

2905, 2018

How to Be That Person Without Being THAT Person…Tips and Tricks for a Successful Emergency Medicine Rotation

May 29th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Emily Howell, OMS-IV LECOM-Bradenton As emergency medicine becomes more competitive, audition rotations have become increasingly important. These rotations offer the opportunity for programs to assess a candidate’s potential for residency while allowing the candidate to experience potential training [...]

802, 2018

Emergency Medicine Organizations

February 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

102, 2018

USMLE: Yes or No?

February 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Dominic Williams, OMS-IV LECOM-Bradenton In my term as the ACOEP-RSO Student President, I had the privilege of meeting many osteopathic students from across the country: students with a passion for emergency medicine, students taking the initiative to attend events relevant to their future, students [...]

1001, 2018

2017 ACOEP Scientific Assembly: A Recap

January 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rochelle Rennie, OMS-IV OUHCOM This year’s ACOEP Scientific Assembly was definitely one to be remembered! In order to accommodate the busy schedule of medical students, the student events took place during the weekend from November 4th to 6th in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado. Saturday start [...]

2812, 2017

#FOAMed Movement

December 28th, 2017|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Christina Powell, OMS-III LECOM-Bradenton What is FOAMed? FOAMed stands for Free Open Access Medical (FOAM) Education. If you spend any time on social media stalking the emergency medicine community, you’ll see a plethora of physicians sharing  great ideas, clinical skills, and novel pearls for the [...]

Fall 2017

1511, 2017