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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS
EM doc | fellowship director | SoMe editor | co-founder | |🏳️‍🌈she/her
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 20
Replying to @Yoda1899
Thanks!
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Maarten van Smeden Oct 19
If you are going to read anything today let it be this short editorial
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 19
Oops ...I screenshot a slide without advancing.
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 19
That’s kind of my approach to a board question, save the last year’s part since that’s not yet in the boards although it is part of some guidelines. My real life algorithm ⬇️ (4/)
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 19
If this patient presented differently, D dimer is my go to first, using years cut off of 1000 ng/mL However, it sounds like this patient would be high risk? (Hard to say w/o more history but my read of the gestalt the question was getting at was high risk… I.e. wells >6) (3/)
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 19
Because VQ scan will first of all only give you a probability and is definitely not definitive, second can’t tell you an alternative ideology. The risk from that amount of radiation Especially with barium shield is negligible to the fetus & not associated w/that much ⬆️in CA(2/)
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 19
US then CTA. DVT overall has low yield but given ⬇️risk + leg swelling - US for sure CTA if negative because if it ain’t PE this is modality best for alt etiology (possible to be indeterminate bc Card output but not that frequently) V/Q after US isn’t wrong but nor ideal (1/)
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 19
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 19
Excited that our attendings and residents are embracing the addition of pronoun pins to their badges as a reminder to us to introduce & ask pronouns & not assume, and as a subtle invitation to our colleagues & patients that we offer a safe space
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 19
Replying to @BRosolowski1
💯. So awesome.
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joshua Oct 18
Great new paper by in AJEM. Confirms my priors wrt use of HFNC. No evidence of increasing COVID-19 in health care workers after implementation of high flow nasal cannula: A safety evaluation.
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 15
Seeing a patient after an OD? For an abscess? For another reason? Harm reduction is an important (and underemphasized) component of taking care of patients with OUD - learn more! *free for students & residents*
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 14
Replying to @jeffmedic
i Don’t because I just pre-emptively get the ultrasound guided line (repeated dosing➡️ ⬇️sticks). However, most of my patients have taken some sort of oral narcotic To try to stave off an ED visit so PO morphine IR isn’t going to add much.
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 14
scheduling my rotations, I wanted to find a great program & one that would not only be ok w/an out LGBTQIA+ resident but had totally supportive community. If you're an URM & want to chat about , applying as an URM, or how to find a mentor that looks like you, join us
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 14
we must do better recommendations for analgesia for all patients with sickle cell disease with vaso-occlusive crises is 60 min from time of registration - grab that US, place the line, treat their pain stat...then reassess q15-30 minutes.
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 14
Replying to @reverendofdoubt
Yep. ED attendings are graphite/charcoal. Hospital wide: RNs royal blue, PCTs maroon, Radiology black, Phlebotomy light gray, residents can wear whatever scrubs they want because didn’t want to make them buy anything
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 14
Replying to @CarinaAbreu18
EM is an amazing field. Every field has challenges, but stick with it (I was told the same thing)-what we do every day is a true privilege
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 14
Replying to @reverendofdoubt
Perceived professionalism. There was a huge difference when our care team staff went to certain assigned color scrubs. It helped patients and clinicians know roles (until they learned names/faces). Our attending team did the same thing a couple of years ago
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Jeremy Faust MD MS (ER physician) Oct 13
People ask why doesn’t have a podcast. It’s because we actually kinda do, in parallel! It’s my co-production with and it’s called FOAMcast—but sometimes we call it COVIDcast. Check it out :)
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Lauren Westafer, DO MPH MS Oct 13
Replying to @reverendofdoubt
This makes me happy, thank you! In addition to sounding like “home” it’s more sensitive to all genders (especially those marginalized by a cis-assuming and traditionally binary system)
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