Surrounded by Mysteries We Cannot Hope to Understand

Surrounded by Mysteries We Cannot Hope to Understand

I.C. Cordes submissions arise spontaneously whenever I have something on my mind.  Usually they are concrete lessons in airway management, but recently I have done a lot of airway training and that tank is a little dry.  Hence, this is another foray into metaphysics as I stumble toward the twilight and navigate Erikson’s 8th stage of psychosocial development.

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Grand Rounds Recap 10.31.18

Grand Rounds Recap 10.31.18

We had a diverse and interesting set of topics for this week of Grand Rounds! Dr. Mehlman, a pediatric orthopedist, took us through high-yield, can’t miss orthopedics cases. Following this, we went through strategies in team-building and recruitment with Drs. Stettler, Fermann, and McDonough as part of our Leadership Curriculum. Dr. Jarrell then presented local data on our Naloxone Distribution program and opioid overdoses. We concluded the day with a lecture on hernia diagnosis and management by Dr. Leech, followed by a fantastic small group session on Wellness lead by Drs. Jarrell and Banning. Enjoy our summary of these high-yield topics!

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Peer-Peer Community Building: One of the Strongest Preventers of Burn-Out

Peer-Peer Community Building: One of the Strongest Preventers of Burn-Out

It’s nearing the end of the year, when the fourth years are moving on to real paychecks or slightly improved with fellowship, and everyone else is preparing for their new roles ahead.  The end of the academic year can feel like a period of stagnation and possibly regret.  Fear not, however, there are easy solutions and ways to prevent burn-out, the term people like to say frequently to EM physicians.  I’m not burned out! I’m just toasty sometimes!

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