Education Committee

Committee Chair:  Ina Hunt, MD, FACEP

Journal Club – November 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm EST 


Presenter: Angus Beal, MD

Risk of delayed intracranial haemorrhage after an initial negative CT in patients on DOACs with mild traumatic brain injury (American Journal of Emergency Medicine) American Journal of Emergency Medicine

Evaluation of Outcomes Following Hospital-Wide Implementation of a Subcutaneous Insulin Protocol for Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Jama Network Open) Jama Network Open

Journal Club – November August 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm EST  

Pulmonary Emboli: YEARS Criteria RCT REGISTER TODAY


  • Ina Hunt, MD, FACEP, St. Joseph Hospital

For our next Journal Club, we are going to discuss the YEARS criteria RCT. The YEARS criteria join Wells and PERC in striving to reduce unnecessary chest imaging while maintaining an acceptably low rate of missed pulmonary emboli. This discussion is particularly timely as we are experiencing a national shortage of IV contrast dye. If you are interested in presenting a brief summary of the article at our meeting, please let us know. Our meeting will be Wednesday, August 24th, and we are hoping to have a virtual option for our rural members as well as some small local gatherings.

Journal:  August Journal Club Article   |    Click to go to web article   |  Click to download abstract

Journal Club – May 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm EST  

Management of Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old    


  • Brandon Libby, MD, FACEP, Northern Light
  • Ina Hunt, MD, FACEP, St. Joseph Hospital
  • Andy Ehrhard, MD, FACEP, Northern Light

 Please join your Emergency Medicine colleagues from around Maine to discuss the American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guidelines for Febrile Infants from August 2021. The guidelines strive to provide safe care while minimizing testing performed on infants. They also encourage shared decision making with patients’ families. Let’s take a closer look at the evidence and talk about how we can incorporate them into our practice. Read the guidelines ahead of time if you can, but if you can’t then Dr. Brandon Libby is going to give a quick summary.

Journal: Click to go to web article   |  Click to download article