All posts by Lindsay Peters

Teaching vs Clinical Productivity: A Zero Sum Gain?

Michael Greenwald, MD  FACEP, FAAP
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

It’s déjà vu all over again.  Each winter we (or at least some of us) seem genuinely shocked at how busy it’s become in the ED.  We get to enjoy a brief respite over the winter holidays and then the surge returns until that last RSV prion fades in the spring.  And just as we find ourselves in “battle mode” for the onslaught of febrile children with their insidious runny noses and ever present coughs, our affection for teaching trainees seems to wane. read more

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE COMMITTEE

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center, Room 162 A, B
9:00 — 10:30 am Eastern

— Meeting Minutes —

Committee Members Attending
Madeline Joseph, MD, FACEP (Chair) • Michael Gerardi, MD, FACEP • Lee Benjamin, MD, FACEP (out-going Chair) • Debra Perina, MD, FACEP (Board Liaison) • Jeff Bullard-Berent, MD, FACEP (Pediatric EM Section Chair) • Chris Amato, MD, FACEP • Jahn Avarello, MD, FACEP • Alex Aroyo (guest) • Steve Baldwin, MD • Kathleen Brown, MD, FACEP • Paul Eakin, MD • Phillip Friesen, DO • Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP • Alan Heins, MD• Douglas Holtzman, MD, FACEP, FAAP • James (Jim) Homme, MD • Tim Horezcko, MD • Paul Ishimine, MD, FACEP • Carrie Karsters (guest) • Sharon Mace, MD, FACEP• Kurtis Mayz, JD, MD, MBA • Jennifer Mitzman (guest) • Lauren Olivera, DO • Audrey Paul, MD, PhD • Dennis Pauze, MD, FACEP • Nadia Pearson, DO • Emory Petrack, MD • David Rayburn, MD, MPH • Josh Rocker, MD, FAAP, FACEP • Emily Rose, MD • Tim Ruttan, MD • Moh Saidinejad, MD
Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH • Mike Stoner, MD • Jonathan Valente, MD, FACEP • Jessica Wall, MD • Muhammad Waseem, MD, MS • Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, FACEP • Lindsay Peters, ACEP Staff • Dan Sullivan, ACEP Staff read more

Pediatric Readiness Partners Move Forward with Phase II Activities

Author: Kathleen Brown, MD – Children’s National Health System

Representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Emergency Nurse Association (ENA) have launched new initiatives to help facilitate pediatric emergency department (ED) readiness. Their efforts will support and strengthen national and state activities of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program, which are moving full speed ahead based on recent data analysis from the 2013 National Pediatric Readiness (Peds Ready) Project assessment. read more

A Model for Every Occasion

Michael Greenwald, MD  FACEP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

A new academic year is upon us and that means brand new students and interns who rotate through the emergency department with a variety of backgrounds, skills, comfort and interests.  To some this may cause a flare-up of acid reflux; but I love this time of year.  The new learners are eager and optimistic and each new face represents a puzzle.  What kind of learner do I have? Moreover – what approach should I take when trying to make the most out of each patient encounter. read more

Electronic health records (EHRs): Are they good for emergency department providers and for throughput?

Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MBA, FAAP

Children’s National Health System

With the passage of meaningful use act of 2009, requiring a phased implementation of electronic health record (EHR) system, more and more healthcare organizations have rushed to beat the technology compliance clock and to be eligible for incentives and reimbursements.  As a result of this electronic transformation, all patient-encounter data is now potentially more transparent, accurate and up to date.1   More importantly, data is more accessible, shareable, and coordinated.2 On the flipside, reliance of digital data can paralyze the entire system during system downtimes, data breaches, or data loss.  In addition to this, back-up systems and servers that are sometimes thousands of miles away can potentially put sensitive personal patient information at risk. EHRs are also expensive and are challenging to successfully implement without growing pains.  Electronic documentation also can be more tedious and time-consuming. In this article, we examine the impact of EHRs specifically on ED providers. read more