Hafa Adai

Hafa adai! Or “Hello” in Chamorro, the native language of Guam. I just got back from the US territory of Guam and loved working in such a beautiful place with it’s own set of unique challenges. We spoke with local emergency medicine physician Gabriel David to hear about practicing in an isolated island where many can’t or don’t seek medical care until really ill, and start chewing betel nut at 7-8 years old.  

What atypical places have you  practiced in?  Share your experiences with us on social media, @empulsepodcast, or online at ucdavisem.com/em-pulse.

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Host:

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

Guest:

Dr. Gabriel David, Emergency Medicine Physician Guam Regional Medical City and Guam SDA Urgent Care Clinic

Resources:

Areca Nut (Betel nut)

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Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions. for audio production services.

Social Conscience

If you work in Emergency Medicine, you know that social and environmental factors greatly impact our patients’ health. This may not be a novel concept, but it is a relatively new field of study. Social Emergency Medicine is a growing branch of EM focused on identifying and studying how social factors affect health. We are especially interested in this topic as many of our episodes explore social issues, such as housing instability, substance use, firearm violence, and human trafficking. In this Heartbeat, we hear from Social EM expert, Dr. Harrison Altar, on what Social EM is all about. You might recognize Dr. Alter from a short segment on our WR SAEM Day 2 Wrap-up episode – now we’re back with his expended interview!

What social factors most impact your patients? How do these issues affect you as a physician or provider? Send us your comments and feedback on social media at @empulsepodcast, or on our website, ucdavisem.com

Please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes – it helps others discover us! 

Hosts:

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

Guests:

Dr. Harrison Alter, Research Director for the Highland Department of Emergency Medicine and Founder and Executive Director of the Levitt Center

Resources:

The Andrew Levitt Center for Social Emergency Medicine

ACEP Social Emergency Medicine Section

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Registration is now open for UC Davis Emergency Medicine Update: Hot topics 2019!

November 5-9 at the Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii 

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

Operation Deep Freeze

What’s the craziest place you’ve ever worked? Few of us can top Dr. John Rose’s answer: the South Pole! John worked as the physician at Amundsen-Scott Station in Antarctica for four months during the austral summer of 2018-19. Taking care of a large crew of scientists and visitors in -70 degree weather at over 10,000 ft elevation is no easy feat! John tells us about his deployment, some of the common cases he saw, and the challenges of austere medicine. 

Do you have a question for Dr. Rose? Or want to share your experience working in austere medicine? Send us your comments and feedback on social media at @empulsepodcast, or on our website, ucdavisem.com

Please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes – it helps us reach more people! 

Hosts:

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

Guests:

Dr. John Rose, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, 

Resources:

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

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Registration is now open for UC Davis Emergency Medicine Update: Hot topics 2019! November 5-9 at the Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

Weasley Measles

Measles is a hot topic from your latest shift to the news measles is on everyone’s mind! Fortunately, Dr. Dean Blumberg an infectious disease physician and fellow podcast host walks us through the basics of measles from the standpoint of the emergency department.  

Which patients do you screen for measles?  Have you seen any confirmed cases?  Share your thoughts with us on social media, @empulsepodcast, or online at ucdavisem.com/em-pulse.

Please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes! It help more people discover us.

Host:

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

Guest:

Dr. Dean Blumberg, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UC Davis, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Host of Kids Considered.

Resources:

CDC’s Measles for Healthcare Providers (https://www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/index.html)

Kid’s Considered Podcast hosted by Dr. Dean Blumberg (https://blog.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/twopedsinapod/)

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Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productionsfor audio production services.

Just Another Mass Shooting

What is it like to be an Emergency Physician in the ED during a mass shooting? Dr. Austin Johnson was a senior resident at the University of Colorado Hospital on the night a gunman opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He shares his firsthand experience as a physician in the ED that night, and discusses the effects of the event on providers, and how the experience has shaped his practice. 

Have you been a provider during a mass casualty event? How has the experience affected you?  Share your thoughts with us on social media, @empulsepodcast, or online at ucdavisem.com/em-pulse.

Please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes! It help more people discover us.

Host:

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

Guest:

Dr. Austin Johnson, Assistant Professor is Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

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Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productionsfor audio production services.

The Mind of an Airway Enthusiast: Heartbeat

Heartbeat: The Mind of an Airway Enthusiast

We sit down with EM legend and airway guru, Dr. Rich Levitan. Dr. Levitan is a self-proclaimed airway enthusiast who has published extensively on laryngoscopes and airway management. He currently works clinically, mainly in rural, critical care access hospitals, and travels the country and the globe speaking and teaching courses on airway management.  So how does Dr. Levitan approach the “difficult airway”? It starts with mindset.  

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. Rich Levitan, Emergency Physician, Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

Resources:

AirwayCam.com

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Ski and CME! Join us for the,UC Davis Emergency Medicine Winter Conference, March 4th-8th at the Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe, CA.

Come play and learn with us at the Western Regional SAEM Annual Meeting, March 21-22 in beautiful Napa, CA! #WRSAEM19 

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

The Platinum Rule

Treat others not as you want to be treated but as they want to be treated. Mai Lee, RN and Dan Colby join us to share some stories and talk about how culture can impact our care in the ED and what we can do about it. 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. Daniel Colby, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine UC Davis

Guest: Mai Lee, RN, UC Davis Emergency Medicine CN II

Resources:

NIH Cultural Respect: https://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/clear-communication/cultural-respect

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Join us in Tahoe, March 4-8, at the 42nd Annual UC Davis Emergency Medicine Winter Conference!

We’ll also be teaching and podcasting at the Western Regional SAEM Annual Meeting in Napa, CA, March 21-22. Hope to see you there!

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

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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Ski and CME! Join us for the UC Davis Emergency Medicine Winter Conference, March 4th-8th at the Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe.

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

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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Join us in Tahoe, March 4-8, at the 42nd Annual UC Davis Emergency Medicine Winter Conference!

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

NASA Image of the Camp Fire

A cool tool.

A cool tool.

In this episode Dr. Nate Kuppermann (@nkuppermann) discusses another amazing article on the PECARN TBI decision rule just published in JAMA Network Open. The article, Effect of the Head Computed Tomography Choice Decision Aid in Parents of Children With Minor Head Trauma: A Cluster Randomized Trial, and this episode explores shared decision making in the ED and a cool tool we can use to aid this process.

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

Hosts:

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

Guest:

Dr. Nate Kuppermann, Pediatric Emergency Physician, Professor and Chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, Founding Chair of the PECARN Steering Committee

Resources:

Effect of the Head Computed Tomography Choice Decision Aid in Parents of Children With Minor Head Trauma: A Cluster Randomized Trial.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2703135

Erik P. Hess, MD, MSc1,2,3; James L. Homme, MD4,5; Anupam B. Kharbanda, MD, MSc6; Leah Tzimenatos, MD7; Jeffrey P. Louie, MD8; Daniel M. Cohen, MD9; Lise E. Nigrovic, MD, MPH10; Jessica J. Westphal11; Nilay D. Shah, PhD12,13; Jonathan Inselman, MS13; Michael J. Ferrara2,14; Jeph Herrin, PhD15; Victor M. Montori, MD, MSc3; Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH6,16

JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(5):e182430. 

Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19758692)

Kuppermann  N, Holmes  JF, Dayan  PS,  et al; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network.  Lancet. 2009;374(9696):1160-1170.