WomenLift Health selects Ngaruiya as 1 of 24 Women Leaders in Global Health
Briefly describe the highlights of your work experience: What are you passionate about? Beatrice was small in stature, but her size belied the energy that radiated from within, an energy that eclipsed a history mired by marked challenges that had landed her in the heart of the Midwest as a refugee from Burundi.
Ending Stigma, Saving Lives: Yale Doctors Take on Opioid Addiction
On the lapel of her blazer, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio wears a button bearing one word with a line through it: stigma. D’Onofrio, who chairs Yale’s Department of Emergency Medicine, works to improve outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, and she’s on a crusade against stigma for a simple reason: social fear hinders treatment.
ED Patient Restraints Foster Healthcare Distrust
Patients with behavioral disorders who were physically restrained in the emergency department reported distrust in the healthcare system and psychological distress. The patients reported a desire for more compassionate and therapeutic engagement during their visits. The findings highlighted that patient-centered approaches might be needed in the emergency department to minimize harm and decrease negative consequences associated with being physically restrained. Ambrose Wong, MD, MSEd, and colleagues interviewed 25 adults who were physically restrained during an emergency department visit. The investigators found 3 major themes from the interviews: harmful experiences of restraint use and care provision, diverse and complex personal contexts affecting visits to the emergency department, and challenges in resolving their experiences which resulted in worsened well-being.
A Doctor’s Diary: The Overnight Shift in the E.R.
My choices as a doctor in the emergency room are up or out. Up, for the very sick. I stabilize things that are broken, infected or infarcted, until those patients can be whisked upstairs for their definitive surgeries or stents in the hospital. Out, for everyone else. I stitch up the simple cuts, reassure those with benign viruses, prescribe Tylenol and send home.
Yale study: Doctors give electronic health record an 'F'
The transition to electronic health records (EHRs) was supposed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for doctors and patients alike — but these technologies get an “F” rating for usability from health care professionals, and may be contributing to high rates of professional burnout, according to a new Yale-led study.
DEM physician Edouard Coupet discusses binge drinking concerns on WTNH
The investigation into the death of a Southern Connecticut State University student is ongoing. The police suspect alcohol may have been involved. This may have parents worried about their child drinking on campus. Dr. Edouard Coupet, a Yale Medicine Emergency Medicine Doctor, tells parents what they need to know.
Emergency departments save 25,000 lives, $55 million. Here’s how.
Emergency departments across the nation are delivering better care for patients with sepsis and chest pain, improving opioid prescribing and ordering fewer unnecessary imaging tests. Those outcomes are part of the recently concluded Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI), through which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $840 million for organizations, including the AMA, to create evidence-based, peer-led collaboratives and practice-transformation networks to help physicians provide high-quality care. Preliminary results from ACEP’s Support and Alignment Network (SAN) show that EDs using E-QUAL: Saved 25,000 lives because of better sepsis care. Exposed 30,000 fewer patients to harming ionizing radiation. Saved more than $55 million as a result of fewer avoidable imaging studies and hospitalizations.
Yale Investigators' Lead Grant Awarded as Part of the NIH HEAL Initiative on Opioids
Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health and Dr. David Fiellin, Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Public Health are lead investigators in a $25.5 Million study being conducted by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network’s New England Consortium Node.
Yale Expert Delivers Talk at White House on Role of Addiction Specialists in Hospitals
On June 25, Yale School of Medicine’s Dr. Jeanette Tetrault spoke at a convening of the President’s Opioid Commission and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the steps needed to build a national addiction medicine workforce and give Americans access to the care they need. Her talk, which focused on the role of addiction medicine specialists in emergency departments (EDs), was part of a congressional briefing sponsored by the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine.
Implementation Science: Putting Important Discoveries to Their Best Use
Scientific innovations are created every day, but how do we ensure that they are used efficiently and reach the people who need them most? David Chambers, DPhil, deputy director for implementation science in the Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, tackled that question during his June 25 grand rounds lecture titled “Advancing the Science of Implementation in Cancer Control: An NCI Perspective."
New England Journal of Medicine article by Yale researchers highlights efforts to combat opioid crisis in ED 24/7/365
Yale researchers, Gail D’Onofrio, M.S., M.D, and Kathryn Hawk, M.D, M.P.H., along with Ryan McCormack, M.D., Assistant Professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, recently published a groundbreaking article in The New England Journal of Medicine focusing on the importance of engaging patients with OUD in opioid-agonist treatment.
Della-Giustina Receives Prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award
The Department of Emergency Medicine is excited to announce that David Della-Giustina, MD, FACEP, FAWM, Program Director of Emergency Medicine Residency, was recently honored with The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Project ASSERT celebrates 20 years of providing lifesaving substance use services
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Project ASSERT (Alcohol & Substance use Services, Education, & Referral to Treatment), which provides lifesaving services to Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Department patients with substance-use disorders.
Yale doctor helps highlight for worldwide focus on ‘silent killers’
In today’s world, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers, heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s — to name just a few — have quietly emerged as a pandemic of silent killers to collectively become the leading cause of death worldwide. Overall according to the World Health Organization (WHO), NCDs are responsible for more than 38 million deaths a year — more than all other causes combined.
VOICES Project to Curb Elder Abuse Is Kicked off at Yale Event with Senator Blumenthal
The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Yale School of Medicine kicked off the start of a new project to combat elder mistreatment (EM) with a community event at Monterey Place in New Haven, Connecticut on Friday, Jan. 4.
Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse meets with Yale-DAHRS Scholars
On Friday, October 5, Scholars representing the Yale-Drug use, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS) program were fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.