Bonus Episode: 2018 in Review

Bonus Episode: 2018 in Review

Happy New Year! 2018 was a big year for us, thanks to all of you! Here we are, almost 365 days since publishing our first episode, so let’s take a moment to reflect on our first year. We’re closing in on 30,000 downloads and have listeners in all 50 states, 2 territories, and 94 countries. We’ve been featured by several local news outlets, and one of our favorite EM blogs, lifeinthefastlane.com. And we even won an eHealthcare Leadership award! Wow. We are so grateful to you all for listening, subscribing, supporting, rating, reviewing, and sharing! 

In this episode, Sarah and Julia recall some of their moments – see below for links to the episodes mentioned. We look forward to bringing you many more great episodes in 2019!

What were your favorite moments? Did a particular episode resonate with you? Let us know on social media, @empulsepodcast, or at ucdavisem.com. 

Hosts:

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Episodes Referenced:

Pot Tarts

Sold for a Chrysler 300

The Game has Changed

Don’t be a Jerk

The Price of Beauty

Toddlers Will Sell Their Souls for Stickers

Last Stand in Santa Rosa

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Last Stand in Santa Rosa – Episode 13

Last Stand in Santa Rosa – Episode 13

Imagine you’re working a shift in the Emergency Department when a fast moving wildfire hits. What would you do if you found out your home was burning? Or your family was in danger? And how do you react when the Fire Department tells you they are making a last stand a block away from your hospital? This situation is all too real for many physicians and providers affected by devastating wildfires in California. In this episode, we follow the story of the 2017 Santa Rosa fires from the perspective of three Emergency Physicians, Dr. Josh Weil, Dr. Suzy Fitzgerald, and Dr. Dane Stevenson. Their powerful story, and the lessons learned from their experience, are guaranteed to improve your personal and professional disaster preparedness. 

Please also consider donating to ongoing relief efforts following the 2018 California wildfires through the Red Cross. 

Do you know your hospital’s disaster plan? Do you have a personal plan? Have you lived through a disaster? Share your experience with us on social media, @empulsepodcast, or on our website, ucdavisem.com. 

Hosts:

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guests:

Dr. Susan Fitzgerald, Emergency Physician at Kaiser Santa Rosa and Emergency Management Physician Lead in the Diablo Service Area; Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Regional Emergency Management Drill and Training Director and the Pediatric Surge Planning Chair for the KPNC Regional Emergency Management Committee.

Dr. Joshua Weil, Emergency Physician at Kaiser Santa Rosa and Assistant Physician-in-Chief for Hospital Operations; Member of the American Red Cross Board of Directors, Board Chair for the Ceres Project, and Medical Director for the Jewish Community Free Clinic in Santa Rosa. Dr. Weil has been involved in major disaster relief efforts in the US and internationally, including Sri Lanka, Louisiana, Haiti, and the Philippines.

Dr. Dane Stevenson, Emergency Physician at Kaiser Santa Rosa, with a Fellowship in Geriatric Emergency Medicine from UC Davis.

Resources:

ACEP Disaster Medicine Resources

American College of Emergency Physicians Disaster Medicine resources, policies, and public training, including hospital disaster preparedness self assessment tool and hospital evacuation plan template. 

“Healing and History after fire & Weil-Mollard Household” 

Dr. Josh Weil and his wife, Claire Mollard, share their story on YouTube

The story of Josh’s goats! on NPR/Capitol Public Radio

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Camp Fire medicine

Camp Fire medicine

What are the medical needs when your WHOLE town burns down? What is it like to walk into a shelter with over a thousand friends and family still missing? What if the evacuees you are caring for are your neighbors? The California wildfires have been huge part of our personal and professional lives at UC Davis. In this Heartbeat we spoke with an EM resident who volunteered at a shelter in Chico, CA. Dr. Molly Hallweaver discusses what she saw, treated, and learned taking care of the victims of the Camp Fire. Burn care and inhalation injuries were not the most common needs in the shelter. More often people needed a shoulder on which to cry and treatment of chronic medical needs. 

We challenge you to think about what you would do if your community was burning down?  What if your hospital caught on fire? On our next episode we hear the story of Dane Stevenson, a Kaiser EM Physician, whose hospital caught on fire and the experts who can help the rest of us know what we can do to prepare for those moments. Let’s continue the conversation on social media @empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com.

Host: Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guest: Dr. Molly Hallweaver  Emergency Medicine Resident at UC Davis

Resources: If you want to help the victims of the Camp Fire, monetary donations may be made to the American Red Cross. Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The United Way of Northern California is taking donations for its NorCal Fire Relief Fund through its website and by text: send the message BUTTEFIRE to 91999.

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NASA Image of the Camp Fire

Toddlers Will Sell Their Souls for Stickers – Episode 12

Toddlers Will Sell Their Souls for Stickers – Episode 12

Caring for kids in the ED can be challenging – they often can’t (or won’t) tell you what’s wrong or where it hurts; they may have trouble sitting still during an exam or procedure; and their screams put everyone on edge. But let’s think about it from their perspective. It must be pretty confusing and frightening at times. Did you ever have to go to the ED as a kid? Do you remember what it was like? We ask some kids to share their thoughts and experiences. Then we get some valuable tips from the experts – Child Life Specialists, Pediatric ED Nurses, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians, including our own Dr. Julia Magaña. Learn what you can do to improve the ED experience for both you and your young patients. 

What tips do you have for taking care of kids in the ED? Did you try any of the things we mentioned in this episode? If so, did they work for you? We want to know! Share your thoughts on social media, @empulsepodcast, or on our website, ucdavisem.com. 

Hosts:

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guests:

The kids: Isa, Jordan, Benny, Katelyn, Wesley and Elia

UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine Child Life Specialists, Nurses and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians.

Resources:

DistrACTION Cards that Julia mentioned

Information and protocols for using intranasal medications at www.intranasal.net

Wong-Baker FACES pain scale

FLACC Score for pain in infants

ACEP Guidelines for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in the Emergency Department (2013)

An Evidence-Based Approach to Minimizing Acute Procedural Pain in the Emergency Department and Beyond.

Ali S, McGrath T, Drendel AL. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jan;32(1):36-42; quiz 43-4. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000669. Review.

Patient- and family-centered care of children in the emergency department.

Dudley N, Ackerman A, Brown KM, Snow SK; American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; Emergency Nurses Association Pediatric Committee.

Pediatrics. 2015 Jan;135(1):e255-72. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3424.

Ten Practical Ways to Make Your ED Practice Less Painful and More Child-Friendly

Amy L.DrendelDO, MS*SaminaAliMDCM, Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Volume 18, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 242-255

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The Price of Beauty

Heartbeat: The Price of Beauty

As Emergency Physicians, we pride ourselves on recognizing and treating life-threatening conditions. But what if we’re missing important diagnoses and we don’t even know it? In this Heartbeat, we explore acute and chronic silicone syndromes, two potentially serious conditions caused by injecting liquid silicone into the body. Dr. Nick Gorton, previously featured on Episode 8: Don’t be a Jerk! and the LGBTQI, MD Heartbeat, joins us again with advice on how to diagnose and manage these conditions that predominantly affect women, especially transgender women. 

Are these diagnoses new to you? Have you seen and treated either of these conditions? Let’s continue the conversation on social media @empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com.

Host:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guest:

Dr. R. Nick Gorton, Emergency Physician at Sutter Davis, and Primary Care Physician at the Lyon-Martino Clinic in San Francisco. 

Resources:

Silicone Pumping Harm Reduction Pamphlet

Dying to be a Woman trailer by TransLatin@ Coalition

TRANSLINE national online transgender medical consultation service – free and confidential. 

Lyon-Martin Health Services, San Francisco, CA.

Silicone embolism syndrome: a case report, review of the literature, and comparison with fat embolism syndrome.

Schmid A, Tzur A, Leshko L, Krieger BP.

Chest. 2005 Jun;127(6):2276-81. Review.

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Dr. Nick Gorton

Dr. Sarah Medeiros

These Are Our People – Episode 11

These Are Our People – Episode 11

If you have ever worked in an ED, you have taken care of a homeless patient. In fact, you’ve probably taken care of many patients you didn’t even know were struggling with homelessness. As providers, we know these people well. They are often labeled “superusers” and, in addition to sometimes acting as their primary care physicians, we often find ourselves trying to sort out their myriad social issues. In this episode, we talk with a homeless patient, multiple ED providers, and expert Dr. Bisan Salhi, about some of the health challenges that our undomiciled patients face, and what role the ED should play in caring for these patients. You’ll hear a variety of opinions on this controversial topic. We then talk with health policy experts, Dr. Nick Sawyer and Dr. Aimee Moulin, about the recently signed California Senate Bill 1152, and how it will affect hour care and discharge of self-identified homeless patients. 

Do you screen for homelessness? How do you care for homeless patients in your ED? Will you be affected by CA Senate Bill 1152? This topic is likely to generate some heated conversation. Join us on social media, @empulsepodcast, or on our website, ucdavisem.com, to keep the discussion going. 

Hosts:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guests:

Dr. Bisan Salhi,  Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory and PhD in Anthropology

Dr. Nick Sawyer, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, California ACEP Board Member

Dr. Aimee Moulin, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis and President of California ACEP

Resources:

Homelessness and Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature.

Salhi BA, White MH, Pitts SR, Wright DW.

Acad Emerg Med. 2018 May;25(5):577-593. doi: 10.1111/acem.13358. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

Get involved through California ACEP!

Read the complete California Senate Bill 1152.

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Excuse me, Your Bias is Showing – Episode 10

Excuse Me, Your Bias is Showing – Episode 10

We all have biases lurking in our unconscious mind. These are our implicit biases, and they affect how we relate to patients and, in turn, how they relate to us. But if these biases are unconscious, how do we identify them? And is it possible to change them? We share our own experiences with implicit bias, and we hear Dr. Rupa Marya’s story that went viral on social media. Then we dive a little deeper with researcher and pediatric emergency medicine physician, Dr. Tiffani Johnson.

Want to check your own biases? Take an implicit association test (IAT) through Project Implicit. Let us know what you found and let’s continue the discussion on social media, @empulsepodcast. If you’d like to keep your results more private, send us a comment on our website, ucdavisem.com.

Hosts:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guests:

Dr. Tiffani Johnson, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Faculty at the Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) 

Special thanks to Dr. Rupa Marya and Bonnie Castillo for allowing us to use the audio from this video that was featured on NowThis Politics

Resources:

The Impact of Cognitive Stressors in the Emergency Department on Physician Implicit Racial Bias.

Johnson TJ, Hickey RW, Switzer GE, Miller E, Winger DG, Nguyen M, Saladino RA, Hausmann LR. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;23(3):297-305. doi: 10.1111/acem.12901. Epub 2016 Feb 22. PMID: 26763939

Comparison of Physician Implicit Racial Bias Toward Adults Versus Children.

Johnson TJ, Winger DG, Hickey RW, Switzer GE, Miller E, Nguyen MB, Saladino RA, Hausmann LR. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Mar;17(2):120-126. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.08.010. Epub 2016 Sep 13. PMID: 27620844

Project Implicit – take an IAT!

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Dr. Tiffany Johnson (center)

 

Thriving not Surviving – Episode 9

Thriving, not Surviving – Episode 9

Are you well? In this episode we tackle the issue of physician wellness. What does that mean? Why is it a problem? And what can we do to thrive, not just survive, in medicine? We discuss strategies with EM physicians of all levels, including Cal ACEP President, Dr. Aimee Moulin, and Dr. Katren Tyler, Vice Chair of Wellness for the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine.

How do you define physician wellness? What is your personal recipe for THRIVING, not just surviving? Join the conversation on social media, @empulsepodcast, or at ucdavisem.com.

Hosts:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guests:

Dr. Aimee Moulin, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis and President of California ACEP

Dr. Katren Tyler, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Wellness and Outreach in the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine

Various UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine residents, fellows, and faculty.

Resources:

Ten commandments of physician wellness.

Krall EJ. Clin Med Res. 2014 Sep;12(1-2):6-9. doi: 10.3121/cmr.2013.1211. Epub 2014 Jan 10. No abstract available. PMID: 24415746

What Do We Mean by Physician Wellness? A Systematic Review of Its Definition and Measurement.

Brady KJS, Trockel MT, Khan CT, Raj KS, Murphy ML, Bohman B, Frank E, Louie AK, Roberts LW.

Acad Psychiatry. 2018 Feb;42(1):94-108. doi: 10.1007/s40596-017-0781-6. Epub 2017 Sep 14. Review. PMID: 28913621

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If it Hurts, Don’t do it!

If it Hurts, Don’t do it!

Let’s revisit concussion and return to play with UC Davis Head Team Physician, Dr. Jeremiah Ray. This Heartbeat was originally recorded as a Facebook LIVE for the UC Davis Health page. We first talked about concussion in May’s episode, “Breaking Out of Concussion Jail“. This Heartbeat is a little more casual and offers some practical information for how to recognize and manage concussion in athletes – plus, it provides a little spaced repetition to help us remember what we learned! 

Send us your questions and continue the conversation on social media @empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com.

Host:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guest:

Dr. Jeremiah Ray, Head Team Physician for UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletics

Resources:

SCAT 5 (Sports Concussion Assessment Tool – 5th Edition)

CDC HEADS UP to Brain Injury Awareness

NCAA Concussion Diagnosis and Management Best Practices

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Don’t Be A Jerk – Episode 8

Don’t be a Jerk – Episode 8

Dr. R Nick Gorton and Dr. Kara Toles are back to talk about transgender care in the Emergency Department. Did you know you already have the skills to advocate for and care for transgender patients? You do! Let’s sum it up in four words: DON’T BE A JERK! Treat your patients like you’d want your family member to be treated. We’ll explore some of the challenges and concerns specific to transgender patients — JM Jaffe shares a very personal account of their experience. Drs. Gorton and Toles then review Nick’s recent paper on the topic and give us some practical tips to help us gracefully navigate the complexities of the gender spectrum in the ED. 

How does your department (or residency, med school, etc.) address the topic of transgender care? Join the conversation on social media, @empulsepodcast, or at ucdavisem.com.

Hosts:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guests:

JM Jaffe, Trans Health Manager at Lyon Martin Clinic

Dr. Kara Toles, Assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis and Emergency Physician at UTMB Health. 

Dr. R. Nick Gorton, Emergency Physician at Sutter Davis, and Primary Care Physician at the Lyon-Martino Clinic in San Francisco. 

Resources:

TRANSLINE national online transgender medical consultation service – free and confidential. 

Lyon-Martin Health Services, San Francisco, CA.

Improving the Quality of Emergency Care for Transgender Patients

Gorton RN, Berdahl CT. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;71(2):189-192.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.12.003. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

“Sometimes You Feel Like the Freak Show”: A Qualitative Assessment of Emergency Care Experiences Among Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Patients

Elizabeth A. Samuels, Chantal Tape, Naomi Garber, Sarah Bowman, Esther K. Choo

Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;71(2):170-182.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.05.002. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Patients in the Emergency Department: What Physicians Know, Think, and Do

Makini Chisolm-Straker, Cathleen Willging, Adrian D. Daul, Shannon McNamara, S. Cham Sante, Daniel G. Shattuck II, Cameron S. Crandall

Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;71(2):183-188.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.09.042. Epub 2017 Nov 3.

Improving Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients in the Emergency Department 

Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Oct;66(4):417-23. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.02.004. Epub 2015 Mar 5.

Sara Jalali, Lauren M. Sauer

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