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
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.
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