Published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the first article "provides a summary of current trends in infections caused by the most clinically relevant resistant organisms encountered in emergency medicine." The second article aims to describe the epidemiology, mechanism of action, clinical presentation, and treatment of intoxication for both the common and newest drugs of abuse.
PGY3 resident, Murteza Shahkolahi, MD, received the award for establishing multidisciplinary patient care protocols for emergency critical care.
With Dr. Steven Davis and Dr. Hamid Shokoohi, the first article is an evidence based review of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS). In the second article, co-authors include Dr. Reem Alhawas (PGY4) and Dr. Robert Shesser. It is a review of eleven studies using low dose ketamine (LDK) either alone or in combination with opioid analgesics in the ED.
Dr. Pines and Dr. David Ernst, President and Chief Medical Officer of EPOWERdoc, discuss the freestanding emergency center care model in relation to the crisis.