It’s only Day 1 of ACEP14 and Chicago already is buzzing. For the first time, ACEP has an official social media team. I (@JeremyFaust) am joined by an all-star group of emergency physicians: Salim Rezaie (@srrezaie), Ryan Radecki (@emlitofnote), Jason Nomura (@Takeokun), Lauren Westafer (@LWestafer), Seth Trueger, (@MDAware), and Allen Robert (@GruntDoc). If you’re new to Twitter or just reconnecting, follow these accounts or search #ACEP14. It’s easier than trying to take notes!
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Here are a few of today’s top Tweets. Costa Rica ED physician, Manrique Umana (@UmanaMD) was at Dr. Corey Slovis’ Cardiology update talk and tweeted “Slovis: 10-30% of non-STEMI’s have a fresh clot. ‘Hypothermia+cathlab’ stat post-arrest is the way to go!”
Bob Stuntz (@BobStuntz) kept up with Scott Weingart’s talk “Save the Blade!” on avoiding intubation. Among his best: “Weingart: Lower esophageal sphincter opens at 22-23cm H2O, so keep NIV [non-invasive ventilation] pressures 15-20.”
Since Ebola is all over the news, I would be remiss not to mention Dr. David Pigott’s lecture “Inside the Hot Zone: Highly Infectious Pathogens in the ED.” Official #ACEP14 social media team member Allen Roberts (@GruntDoc) tweeted that when treating Ebola, expect “5-10 liters of GI losses [per day] with lyte disturbance.” He also tweeted about the FDA’s support of compassionate use for unapproved therapies.
On a congratulatory note, Dr. Roberts’ account just passed the 7,000 followers mark. If you ever needed a reason to join Twitter, how’s this: thousands of people all over the globe can learn what you’re learning, right here in Chicago!
Jeremy Samuel Faust is an EM resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and Elmhurst in Queens. He tweets about #FOAMed and classical music @jeremyfaust.