Susan B Promes

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Ultrasound represents the cornerstone of the emergent evaluation of pregnancy-related complaints. Knowledge of the potential and the limitations of this imaging modality, regardless of who performs it, is important for physicians who evaluate and manage these patients and their unborn children in the ED.
STUDY OBJECTIVE We determine whether paramedics, using written guidelines, can accurately triage patients in the field. METHODS This prospective, descriptive study was conducted at an urban county emergency medical services (EMS) system and county hospital. Paramedics triaged patients, for study purposes only, according to 4 categories: (1) needing to(More)
This clinical policy from the American College of Emergency Physicians is the revision of the 2003 Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Initial Evaluation and Management of Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department in Early Pregnancy.(1) A writing subcommittee reviewed the literature to derive evidence-based recommendations to help clinicians(More)
This clinical policy from the American College of Emergency Physicians is the revision of a clinical policy approved in 2012 addressing critical questions in the evaluation and management of patients with acute ischemic stroke. A writing subcommittee conducted a systematic review of the literature to derive evidence-based recommendations to answer the(More)
INTRODUCTION : The objective of this study was to describe the availability and current use of high-fidelity mannequin-based simulation (HFMB) in emergency medicine (EM) training programs. METHODS : A 12-item survey instrument was used to collect data on the status of human simulation training at the 126 approved EM residencies and the 30 accredited(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of undergraduate medical education is to prepare medical students for residency training. Active learning approaches remain important elements of the curriculum. Active learning of technical procedures in medical schools is particularly important, because residency training time is increasingly at a premium because of changes in the(More)
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has outlined its "Next Accreditation System" (NAS) that will focus on resident and residency outcome measurements. Emergency medicine (EM) is one of seven specialties that will implement the NAS beginning July 2013. All other specialties will follow in July 2014. A key component of the NAS is(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Attrition rates in emergency medicine have been reported as high as 25% in 10 years. The number of women entering emergency medicine has been increasing, as has the number of female medical school graduates. No studies have identified factors that increase female emergency physician career satisfaction. We assess career satisfaction in women(More)
BACKGROUND Representatives of emergency medicine (EM) were asked to develop a consensus report that provided a review of the past and potential future effects of duty hour requirements for EM residency training. In addition to the restrictions made in 2003 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the potential effects of the 2008(More)