Grand Rounds Recap 7.3.19

Grand Rounds Recap 7.3.19

Welcome to the new Academic Year! We started the year off with Dr. Pancioli giving us some context of how EM got to where it is and where it is going. Dr Palmer then inspired us to consider our role in the teamwork that is patient care. Dr McDonough then led us in an exercise of delivering bad news to patients, and some of the nuance that is dealing with breadth of reactions to it.

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Grand Rounds Summary 3/8/17

Grand Rounds Summary 3/8/17

Dr. Ashley Shreves from Ochsner Medical Center led off Grand Rounds this week with a great lecture on why Emergency Medicine physicians should be good at Palliative Care and then taught us a step-wise approach to code status discussions in the Emergency Department. Drs. Ronan and Kreitzer brought us the latest installment of the Leadership Curriculum, where we learned about and practiced different styles of communication. 

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Grand Rounds Recap - 1/21/15

Grand Rounds Recap - 1/21/15

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine: Accidental Hypothermia with Drs. Mudd & Riddle

Grading the Severity of Hypothermia

  • Mild hypothermia is defined as 32-35 °C and symptoms include confusion and diuresis
  • Moderate hypothermia occurs from 28-31°C and is associated with lack of shivering, atrial arrhythmias, and worsening changes in mental status (including paradoxical undressing)
  • Severe hypothermia happens when core body temperature is less then 28 °C and is associated with coma, significant decreases in metabolism, and a very low threshold for V-fib
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