Thank you for those who attended the winter Journal Club! Check back for spring dates along with other AK-ACEP related activities.
Winter Journal Club Articles
- Pediatric/Original Research: Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Infants Younger than 3 Months with Minor Blunt Head Trauma
- PennState Health: PECARN algorithms for minor head trauma: Risk stratification estimates from a prospective PREDICT cohort study
Use hospitalstatus.alaska.gov to access the Alaska hospital availability and status dashboard, which includes services available at each facility and the contact information to initiate a transfer. You can also access this by clicking the button below.
Patient Transfer Description
Patient Transfer Flow Chart
Hospital Transfer Dashboard
NEW! “Alaskans must act now to avoid the worst from COVID-19” Full article here
An op-ed piece written by AK-ACEP Board members, Drs. Nate Peimann, Nick Papacostas, Dave Scordino, Russ Johanson, Stan Robinson, Leigh Wright, Chris Mickelson, Ben Shelton
“We’re the directors of Alaska’s emergency rooms. It’s time to shut down nonessential air travel.”
An op-ed piece on the Anchorage Daily News urges Alaska citizens to severely limit travel to the lower 48.
Risk & Evaluation Criteria
The CDC website has a chart to guide evaluation of patients under investigation.
Cases should be reported to the hospital’s infection control department and to the local or state health department.
Testing in the U.S.: More laboratories are coming on line each day, and test turnaround times should improve. View CDC’s map of COVID-19 test availability.
Thanks so much for joining AK-ACEP May 17 for great educational content, including a Journal Club at Dr. Mike Levy’s home. Please visit the Journal Club page for the articles that were discussed.
Modern Healthcare’s April 11, 2018 article, “New York state to create pilot project to encourage ER docs to
prescribe opioid alternatives” refers to the Alaska ED/PDMP program as a success model. Read more.