Thank you to all those in our EMED family who have served in the armed forces with courage, strength, and commitment!
Kudos
Joe Becker, MD, an Air Force Officer who served in Afghanistan, Iraq and other not-so-friendly places, was deployed on Saturday on a mission to rescue a young man who sustained a severe head injury on a ship hundreds of miles off the California coast. The Air Force Team had to refuel 3 times mid-air to reach the vessel, where Dr. Becker took care of the young man. After returning stateside, Dr. Becker went to the ED at 2:30am to take over from Dan Imler, who had volunteered to cover his P3 shift. Read more about the mission


Undergrad Rachel Barber, received the 2020 Russell A. Berman Award for Excellence in an Introductory Seminar for her project “Women in Emergency Medicine” ( listen here), completed in Mike Gisondi’s class "Does Social Media Make Better Physicians?"
Operations
N95 REPROCESSING FAQs
All ED N95s are new and not reprocessed at this time. See FAQs


PATIENT COVID-19 TESTING REFUSAL
The attached algorithm provides guidance when a patient refuses a test for SARS-COV-2. It includes consideration of patient's reasoning for refusal, their symptoms and the availability of PPE.


STORYBOARD COMING MAY 28
Epic Storyboard optimizes how you find and view patient information. Located on the left side of the chart, Storyboard displays information important to you. It saves clicks, easier to read, and gives more clinical information. Hover to discover. You can customize your activities ( video  ). Start using Storyboard today ( video )! Storyboard will be the default May 28th. Click  here  for more details.
Research
Please see the most recent research Funding Announcements for new opportunities.

SOM RESEARCH OFFICE TOWN HALL
Dr. Ruth O’Hara, Senior Associate Dean for Research
May 29, 10:00 to 11:00 am; Submit questions  here  for Q&A
Meeting ID: 915-3173-3634
Nice to Know & Wellness
MANDATORY EHS TRAINING COURSE
Faculty and staff are required to complete EHS-2470-WEB-COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices
Upon completing the training, you should receive an email from " stars-notices@stanford.edu " that you can forward to your direct supervisor.


SYMPTOM SELF-CHECK
If approved to return to a Stanford worksite, you’ll be required to self-report your health status daily prior to reporting to work using the  Stanford Health Check Tool.  


COVID QUICK LINKS


MAY CASE REVIEW COMMITTEE
CRC/PPEC has been rescheduled to June 3rd 1230-2pm via zoom. A review of ED self-reported TIA/Stroke cases and effectiveness of their workflows will be discussed.


RECAP / LINKS FROM PREVIOUS NEWSLETTER
In the News
Calendar
Department Calendar (now on the Dashboard)
ACEP GRAND ROUNDS
Featuring Al'ai Alvarez
May 27, 2020 | 10:00 am - 2:45 pm CT


SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TOWN HALL
Thursday, May 29, 11:15am-12pm


DEPARTMENT VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR!
This Friday at 5pm -  Zoom link


FACULTY MEETING
June 10, 12:30pm
Dr. Ann Weinacker to present a Risk Management Education Session


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Health Humanities at Hopkins Emergency Medicine virtual session
Incarceration, health and advocacy in the time of COVID-19
May 22, 9:30am PST
Meeting ID: 989 0777 2392
Password: 766697
CONFERENCE

Faculty can sign up for Wednesday conferences for AY’20-’21 here.
Content is due Mondays at 12pm for Tuesday's publication.