Debra G Perina

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Section Week Title Topics 130 Approach to Headaches 12.03.01 Muscle contraction Post-lumbar-puncture 12.03.02 Vascular Cluster Migraine 12.08.03 Pseudotumor cerebri 131 Approach to Seizures Alcohol-related 12.09.01 Febrile 12.09.02 Neonatal Partial 12.09.03 Status epilepticus 132 Adult CNS Infections 12.05.01 Cerebritis 12.05.02 Encephalitis 12.05.03(More)
UNLABELLED Bedside ultrasonography (BU) is rapidly being incorporated into emergency medicine (EM) training programs and clinical practice. In the past decade, several organizations in EM have issued position statements on the use of this technology. Program training content is currently driven by the recently published "Model of the Clinical Practice of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We estimate the total number of physicians practicing clinical emergency medicine during a specified period, describe certain characteristics of those individuals to estimate the total number of full-time equivalents (FTEs) and the total number of individuals needed to staff those FTEs, and compare the data collected with those data(More)
In response to public pressure for greater accountability from the medical profession, a transformation is occurring in the approach to medical education and assessment of physician competency. Over the past 5 years, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has implemented the Outcomes and General Competencies projects to better(More)
BACKGROUND The use of telemedicine in the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, or telestroke, is a well-accepted method of practice improving geographic disparities in timely access to neurological expertise. We propose that mobile telestroke assessment during ambulance transport is feasible using low-cost, widely available technology. MATERIALS AND(More)
Despite research and public education, myocardial disease, infarction, and death from cardiac arrest continue to be one of the top public health issues. Many patients experiencing AMIs access health care and receive initial treatment from EMS personnel in the prehospital setting. Prompt identification and diagnosis of these patients, relief of chest pain,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the type of electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation instruction in emergency medicine (EM) residency programs, the use and perceived value of teaching modalities and resources, and the methods used to assess competency of ECG interpretation. METHODS An interactive survey instrument was posted on the Internet using SurveySuite, Inc.,(More)