Some of the good work we are aiding with at Calvert Memorial Hospital

Some of the good work we are aiding with at Calvert Memorial Hospital

Like many smaller facilities, Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD, goes down to one hospitalist and one ED physician after midnight, and ensuring airway safety in an emergency situation can be a challenge. When Calvert physicians decided it was time to improve the odds they turned to Heather Wright, BSRC, RRT, to help spearhead the initiative.

“There have been many advances in airways over the years with regards to direct laryngoscopy, LMAs and Kings, and a lot of research showing their safety when the traditional intubation is difficult or unobtainable,” explains the AARC member, who currently serves as cardiopulmonary manager at the hospital. “Under Dr. Drew Fuller’s direction, we worked to bring the technology and best practice to the bedside for providers of all skill sets.”  More here: www.aarc.org

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Michael Singleton, MD to serve as Chair of the ED at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital starting summer 2017

Michael Singleton, MD to serve as Chair of the ED at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital starting summer 2017

EMA is proud to announce Michael Singleton, M.D. has been appointed as Chair and Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital and will transition into position in the early summer.  Dr. Singleton will work closely with the team at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Tina Latimer, M.D., EMA’s Regional Director, the Chairs of EMA’s Bon Secours facilities, and EMA’s leadership. 

Dr. Singleton joined the practice in February 2016 as part of EMA’s transition into Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and has served as that site’s Chief Administrative Officer since 2016.  Prior to that, Dr. Singleton served as the hospital’s Assistant Medical Director and has worked at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center since 2013. 

Dr. Singleton completed his Doctor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009 and his Emergency Medicine Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012.  He is board certified in Emergency Medicine through the American Board of Emergency Medicine. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Singleton!

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VACEP is accepting applications for its Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship!

VACEP  is accepting applications for its Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship!

Virginia College of Emergency Physicians is accepting applications for the highly-regarded Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship! This one-year Fellowship is designed to develop an inspire early career emergency physicians interested in VACEP leadership. Fellows will be connected with a mentor on the VACEP Board of Directors, participate in a VACEP committee, contribute to legislative efforts important to emergency medicine, and represent VACEP at national meetings. $1500 award per fellow. For more information, click here or email Dr. Adelman and Bob Ramsey at VACEPLeadership@gmail.com. Application deadline: May 15, 2017.

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EMA's Clinical Documentation Improvement Team Announcement

EMA's Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Team is proud to announce a brand new, user-friendly suite of educational resources to enhance your documentation and optimize your RVU's. From short PowerPoint pearls, to webinars, to FAQs, and clinical vignettes, this platform will contain a varietyof modules for your educational needs.  As part of this initiative, you can anticipate new pocket cards, virtual and in-person seminars, and hot off the press updates on the most current documentation trends.  Stay tuned, the official launch will be in the coming weeks.  

In the meantime, enjoy the "other" March Madness!

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Trisha Anest, M.D., M.P.H. appointed as Assistant Director at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

Trisha Anest, M.D., M.P.H. appointed as Assistant Director at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

EMA is proud to announce Trisha Anest, M.D., M.P.H. has been appointed as Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital.  In this role, Dr. Anest will work closely in ED administration with Tim Hutchison, M.D., Chair of the ED at Mary Immaculate, and Tina Latimer, M.D., EMA’s Regional Director.

Dr. Anest joined the practice at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in August 2015, upon the completion of her Emergency Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins University.  At Medstar Montgomery Medical Center, Dr. Anest serves as both an Attending Physician and the EMS Base Station Director.  She also completed EMA’s Leadership Academy. Additionally, Administration and Leadership was Dr. Anest’s focused area of specialty training while in residency.

Dr. Anest completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Texas San Antonio and her Masters of Public Health Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She completed her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2011.  She then completed her Emergency Medicine Residency program at Johns Hopkins University in 2015.  Dr. Anest is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Anest.

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Nadia Eltaki, MD named Director of Clinical Operations of the ED at Sibley Memorial Hospital

Nadia Eltaki, MD named Director of Clinical Operations of the ED at Sibley Memorial Hospital

EMA is proud to announce that Nadia Eltaki, M.D. has been named as the Director of Clinical Operations of the Emergency Department at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

In this role, Dr. Eltaki, who formerly served as an Assistant Director of the ED at Sibley Memorial Hospital, will continue work closely with Dr. Jennifer Abele and Dr. Greg Cope with ED administration.

Dr. Eltaki, an EMA Partner, joined EMA at Sibley Memorial Hospital in July 2012 upon the completion of her emergency medicine residency program.

Dr. Eltaki received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and she completed her EM Residency from the University of Maryland in 2012.  Dr. Eltaki is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Eltaki.

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Ian Warrington, MD, Sibley wins the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Award for Excellence in Service & Professionalism

Ian Warrington, MD, Sibley wins the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Award for Excellence in Service & Professionalism

All Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians selected their six winners after nomination and local committee review. The winners were recognized by their peers for their commitment to the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine and their consistent dedication to providing excellent patient care. Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams

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Nafis Ahmed, M.D. named an EMA Partner

Nafis Ahmed, M.D. named an EMA Partner

EMA is proud to announce that Nafis Ahmed, M.D. has been named an EMA Partner.

Dr. Ahmed currently serves as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Reston Hospital Center and StoneSprings Hospital Center.  Dr. Ahmed originally joined ASE at Inova Alexandria Hospital in 2013 and then transferred to EMA and Reston Hospital Center.

Dr. Ahmed serves as the Liaison for StoneSprings Hospital Center’s Stroke Committee.  He also serves on EMA’s Clinical Operations Council and was the Lead on the Use of Antibiotics in the Management Cutaneous Abscesses project.   

Dr. Ahmed received his medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency program at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 2013.  He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ahmed. 

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Saad Amin, M.D. named an EMA Partner

Saad Amin, M.D. named an EMA Partner

EMA is proud to announce that Saad Amin, M.D. has been named an EMA Partner.

Dr. Amin, who recently became Assistant Director of the ED at Reston Hospital, joined EMA in 2014 at Reston Hospital Center. 

Dr. Amin currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Reston Hospital Center and an attending physician at StoneSprings Hospital Center.  He joined EMA at Reston Hospital Center in 2014 upon completing his EM residency program.

Dr. Amin received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency program at Christiana Care in 2014. Dr. Amin is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amin. 

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Saad Amin, M.D. named an an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Reston Hospital Center

Saad Amin, M.D. named an an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Reston Hospital Center

Congratulations to Saad Amin, M.D., who has accepted the position of an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Reston Hospital Center.

Dr. Amin has taken on a growing administrative role over his two years at Reston Hospital Center.  He started as an I.T. Liason to Reston Hospital Center's I.T. Department and to the Capital Division I.T. leadership and CMIO.  In this role he helped design and improve the department's order sets and documentation templates.  Early this year, Dr. Amin took on the role as Co-Chair of our Operations Focus Meeting, leading the joint physician-RN off-site operational meetings.

By far Dr. Amin's biggest role has been as the E.D. Liason to Hospital's new trauma program.  He has been a key member on the Trauma Steering Committee all year helping to get the E.D. and the hospital ready for today's trauma site survey.  He has done a lot of work on equipment evaluation and nurse education for trauma across the year, and was publicly thanked at the opening meeting of the site survey for his hard work across the year.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amin on his well-deserved new role as an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Reston Hospital Center.

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Documentation Pearls for Critical Care Services’ Time Requirement By Jason Adler, MD, FACEP, and Hamilton Lempert, MD, FACEP, CEDC

 Documentation Pearls for Critical Care Services’ Time Requirement        By Jason Adler, MD, FACEP, and Hamilton Lempert, MD, FACEP, CEDC

Documentation Pearls for Critical Care Services’ Time Requirement

Question: I’m a bit confused about the time requirement for critical care services. There are times when I’m at the patient’s bedside for less than 30 minutes, but have been told the time requirements can include more than bedside time. Can you elaborate?

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Susangeline S. "Angie" Strickland, M.D. was keynote speaker at the VCU School of Medicine Class of 2020's White Coat Ceremony

Susangeline S. "Angie" Strickland, M.D. was keynote speaker at the VCU School of Medicine Class of 2020's White Coat Ceremony

It's a week that's full of milestone moments for the 216 incoming students who make up the class of 2020.

Roll call in the historic Egyptian Building. The official class photo under a blazing August sun. And getting helped into their first white coats at a celebratory ceremony with family and friends looking on. 

 

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