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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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 Game Has Changed – Episode 4

The Game Has Changed – Episode 4

Let’s talk about the opioid crisis. One woman tells her powerful story of opioid addiction, treatment, and recovery. Then, we discuss the role Emergency Physicians can play in controlling this epidemic with experts, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio and Dr. Josh Elder.

How do you manage opioid use disorder in your practice? 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. Gail D’Onofrio, Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale

Dr. Josh Elder, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Health

Resources:

Screening Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) information on opioids

Buprenorphine vs. Methadone on atforum.com

Emergency department-initiated buprenorphine/naloxone treatment for opioid dependence: a randomized clinical trial.

D’Onofrio G, O’Connor PG, Pantalon MV, Chawarski MC, Busch SH, Owens PH, Bernstein SL, Fiellin DA. JAMA. 2015 Apr 28;313(16):1636-44. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.3474. PMID: 25919527

Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Dependence with Continuation in Primary Care: Outcomes During and After Intervention.

D’Onofrio G, Chawarski MC, O’Connor PG, Pantalon MV, Busch SH, Owens PH, Hawk K, Bernstein SL, Fiellin DA. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jun;32(6):660-666. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-3993-2. Epub 2017 Feb 13. PMID: 28194688

Cost-effectiveness of emergency department-initiated treatment for opioid dependence.

Busch SH, Fiellin DA, Chawarski MC, Owens PH, Pantalon MV, Hawk K, Bernstein SL, O’Connor PG, D’Onofrio G. Addiction. 2017 Nov;112(11):2002-2010. doi: 10.1111/add.13900. Epub 2017 Aug 16. PMID: 28815789

You can listen to the entire interview with “Rachel” here: Rachel’s Story

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.