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Archive for December, 2012

Team 7000

Areas Covered:

MC level- all areas (except B1 dialysis)

1st floor-
-all lobbies, hallways
-Guggenheim (cafeteria, etc)
-Klingenstein Pavilion
-1184 5th Ave
-Atran Building

*one common thing that comes up is the 2nd floor and above for KCC, it usually says clinical center which sounds like it is outpatient, but if its above the 1st floor it isn’t us.

911 and ED respond in concert to:

19 E. 98th St
5 E. 98th St
Primary Care Building
Basic Sciences Building
1425 Madison (Icahn or East Building)

Hope this helps!

Natasha Desai

Written by phil

December 27th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Posted in Critical Care

EHC Cardiac Room Presentations

Reminder to attendings/residents in Critical Care area:

When cases are presented to you from triage

1) Cardiac Room (CR) attending must see/examine patient if the patient is to be sent to the team
2) CR attending signs the EKG (if one is available) before “refusing patient”
3) RN represents patient to the Team (A/B) attending
4) A/B attending ALSO signs the EKG (when one is available) before scanning into HMED
5) A/B attending personally speaks to the CR attending if there is a disagreement about where is safest for patient to be evaluated.

PGY-4 (Pre-attendings) residents:

1)Cardiac room resident can accept patient but cannot be the only one to refuse them.
2) Team senior resident can evaluate these patients and, if the resident has a concern, discuss the case with the team attending.
3) The team attending discusses the case with the CR attending when there is a disagreement.

Phil (Fairweather)

Written by phil

December 26th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

EHC Direct Admissions

Ms. Suri has asked me to remind everyone that the ED staff should not accept direct admissions from the clinics – even when there are no “available beds” on the floors. She assures us that the bed coordinator (4-6505) is always able to make arrangements for these patients. These patients shouldn’t have to board in the ED or come to the ED “just for blood draws”. Please advise those providers to refer the patients to the TR and to the bed coordinator.
Thank you,

Phil (Fairweather)

Written by phil

December 26th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Posted in Admitting,Elmhurst

EHC Facial Trauma

The service covering facial trauma (ENT, Plastic Surgery or OMFS) covers ED calls from 7 am to 7 am and is responsible for the patient based on the patient’s registration time not the time the consultant is called. Thanks,

Phil (Fairweather)

Written by phil

December 26th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Posted in Consults,Elmhurst

Child Protection Program

As you both know, I am back at Mount Sinai part-time heading up the Child Protection Program. Our Child Protection Committee meets weekly at 12 noon on Wednesdays, followed by a follow-up/evaluation clinic. We are really pleased to have the PER SW Amanda Ferguson work with us and I have received some calls from the PER for advice. I just want you to know that we want to be available as much as possible and assist in any way you feel is appropriate. My cell phone is 917-751-4066. Dr. Rebecca Farnham and Liz Koskinen LCSW are part of the team and very available. Please let me know if there are any other ways we can be of assistance. Thank you. Sincerely yours,

Katherine Grimm, M.D

Written by phil

December 21st, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Posted in Peds