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.
Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
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.
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.
What better place to earn CME than Maui! There’s still time to register for the 15th Annual Emergency Medicine Hot Topics conference taking place Nov. 6-10, 2018 in Hawaii. Earn up to 20.5 CME credits!
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.
Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Nate Kuppermann, Pediatric Emergency Physician, Professor and Chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, Founding Chair of the PECARN Steering Committee
Effect of the Head Computed Tomography Choice Decision Aid in Parents of Children With Minor Head Trauma: A Cluster Randomized Trial.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Pride, everyone! June is coming to an end and we’ve enjoyed celebrating all the diverse and beautiful people in our communities. In the spirit of Pride month, this Heartbeat explores what it’s like to be an LGBTQI physician. For those unaware, LGBTQI stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), and intersex. Many people also add an A for asexual, or allies. Dr. Kara Toles and Dr. Nick Gorton graciously share their stories with us, as well as their advice for future doctors who may identify with any of the letters in the acronym. Dr. Gorton and Dr. Toles will also be joining us in an upcoming full episode that we are really excited about. Stay tuned!
Do you identify as LGBTQIA? We’d love to hear your story. Please send us your thoughts or experiences through our website, ucdavisem.com, or on social media, @empulsepodcast. We look forward to hearing from you!
Hot of the presses! We are thrilled to speak with the amazing husband and wife research team of Dr. Nate Kuppermann and Dr. Nicole Glaser, on their practice changing paper that was just, and we mean JUST, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) is a potentially life threatening condition that can be complicated to treat, especially in children. First, we’ll hear from 9-year-old Whitley and her mom, Amanda, about what it’s like to be a kid living with diabetes, and what it feels like to have the dreaded DKA. Then we’ll dive into the research with Drs. Kuppermann and Glaser and learn how their findings revolutionize the way we treat DKA in kids.
How does this paper change the way you approach children with DKA in your practice? Continue the conversation on social media@empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com.
Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., M.P.H., Simona Ghetti, Ph.D., Jeff E. Schunk, M.D., Michael J. Stoner, M.D., Arleta Rewers, M.D., Ph.D., Julie K. McManemy, M.D., M.P.H., Sage R. Myers, M.D., M.S.C.E., Lise E. Nigrovic, M.D., M.P.H., Aris Garro, M.D., M.P.H., Kathleen M. Brown, M.D., Kimberly S. Quayle, M.D., Jennifer L. Trainor, M.D., Leah Tzimenatos, M.D., Jonathan E. Bennett, M.D., Andrew D. DePiero, M.D., Maria Y. Kwok, M.D., M.P.H., Clinton S. Perry, III, Ph.D., Cody S. Olsen, M.S., T. Charles Casper, Ph.D., J. Michael Dean, M.D., and Nicole S. Glaser, M.D. for the PECARN DKA FLUID Study Group.
Glaser N, Barnett P, McCaslin I, Nelson D, Trainor J, Louie J, Kaufman F, Quayle K, Roback M, Malley R, Kuppermann N; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. N Engl J Med. 2001 Jan 25;344(4):264-9.
In this Heartbeat we talk with a child abuse pediatrician who has seen what happens when we can’t see past a single diagnosis. She defines anchoring bias, how it can trip us up, and how to see past it.
Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis.
Antoinette “Tony” Laskey MD, MPH, MBA Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief University of Utah Pediatrics. She is also the medical director of Safe and Healthy Families, a child abuse assessment and treatment center.