Finally, we would be remiss if we did not highlight the latest cutting-edge work from our first ever session of abstracts devoted to telemedicine. Both of these abstracts demonstrated the ability of emergency physicians to care for patients via remote communication, the first in the pre-hospital environment, and the second in a fast track scenario. Both abstracts demonstrated that patients could be cared for efficiently and safely while reducing ED visits or time in the emergency department.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 37 – No 04 – April 2018
Congratulations are also in order to award winners Brett Schuchardt and Rebecca Kowalski, who were awarded Best Medical Student abstract for “The Ability of Heparin-Binding Protein to Identify Delayed Shock in Emergency Department Sepsis Patients is Impacted by Age and Source of Infection,” and Sumit Patel, MD, who was awarded Best Resident Abstract for “A Comparison of Three Sobering Center Screens Using a Prospective Cohort of Intoxicated Emergency Department Patients,” at the first–ever live award finalists presentation. Congratulations also to Best Young Investigator Naveen Poonai, MD, for “Intranasal Ketamine for Procedural Sedation in Children: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study” and to Michael Gonzalez, MD, for Best Overall Abstract on his telehealth EMS abstract above.
Find out what’s next for emergency medicine this October at the ACEP18 Research Forum in San Diego!
Dr. Limkakeng is director of the ACEP Research Forum and associate professor and director of acute care research in the division of emergency medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Piktel is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.