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Archive for the ‘ emergency medicine/trauma’ Category

Stigma surrounding mental illness grows in wake of mass shootings

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Leonard NewmanAs the school year approaches, we are joined by Leonard Newman, PhD, area director of the Social Psychology program at Syracuse University, to discuss the growing stigma attached to mental illness in the wake of recent mass shootings, and why it is so difficult to undermine.  


‘Peds to Parents’ – Advances in management of pain in children

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Richard M Cantor, MD,Rachel Hannon, CCLSRichard Cantor, MD, director of the pediatric emergency departmentat Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, is joined by Rachel Hannon, CCLS, certified child life specialist, to discuss the advances in pain management for children – both pharmacological and non-traditional. The child life specialist helps relieve the anxiety and stress associated with illness or injury for the child and their family through education, play, and imagery while in the emergency department. Cantor says the goal is a quiet room with a controlled environment, and a child who has no bad memory of the event.  

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers


Upstate MD graduate performs high profile double arm transplant

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Patrick Basile, MD2003 Upstate College of Medicine graduate Patrick Basile, MD, describes a remarkable 13-hour double arm transplant he performed, as part of a large team, on an infantryman who lost all four limbs in Iraq. Dr. Basile is the assistant chief of plastic surgery and director of microsurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Read more about Dr. Basile at What’s Up At Upstate blog, read the story: Staten Island soldier and double-arm transplant recipient Brendan Marrocco prepares to leave hospital


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Seasonal changes bring increase in difficulty breathing calls

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPUpstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine  Derek Cooney, MD explains why difficulty breathing calls increase as the seasons change, when to seek medical help, and what to expect from the paramedics en route to the hospital and when you reach the hospital.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Upstate’s Community campus to open new emergency unit for seniors

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Upstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEP A James Ciaccio, MD, FACEPDerek Cooney, MD is joined by James Ciaccio, MD to talk about a new geriatric emergency medicine unit called “GEM Care – senior emergency department”.  The unit, led by Ciaccio, is housed in a dedicated section of the emergency department at Upstate University Hospital, Community campus, and will provide a calm, measured approach to care in a quiet environment specifically designed for seniors who may agitate or confuse easily, and may have trouble expressing themselves. 


‘Peds to Parents’ – How to keep kids safe this summer

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Richard M Cantor, MDRichard Cantor, MD, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Upstate Medical University, rolls out a new segment on HealthLink On Air called ‘Peds to Parents’. Pediatric professionals from the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will share topics of interest to parents and caregivers. In this segment, Dr. Cantor focuses on how to keep children safe and out of the emergency department as the weather warms, including the usual hazards such as lawn mowers, chemicals and pesticides, bikes, skateboards, and pools. Read Peds to Parents, a blog from pediatricians at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to parents. Safe Kids Upstate NY

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers


‘Peds to Parents’ – Keeping children safe in the warmer weather

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Richard M Cantor, MDRichard Cantor, MD, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Upstate, rolls out a new segment on HealthLink On Air called ‘Peds to Parents’.  We will talk with pediatric professionals from the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital on topics of interest to parents and caregivers.  This segment focuses on how to keep children safe and out of the emergency department as the weather warms, including the usual hazards such as lawn mowers, chemicals and pesticides, bikes, skateboards, and pools.  Read Peds to Parents, a blog from pediatricians at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to parents.  Safe Kids Upstate NY

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers


How to prepare for hiking and mountain climbing

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Thomas R Welch, MDThomas Welch, MD, chair of Upstate’s Department of Pediatrics, and medical director, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, shares a recent journey with his daughter to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and offers advice on preparing for a safe and enjoyable hiking experience. Welch is a licensed New York State guide and a certifying instructor for the Wilderness Education Association who regularly teaches field courses and guide groups in Alaska, Montana and New York. He’s known as The Adirondoc.  Read more: Dr. Thomas Welch prescribes 3 great Adirondack hikes


Somatic experiencing therapy to treat post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Bill Cross, PhDBill Cross, PhD, will discuss somatic experiencing therapy, which is aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client’s perceived body sensations, or somatic experiences.  Cross is a New York state- licensed marriage and family therapist and an officer at the Zen Center of Syracuse, where he teaches conscious stress reduction. Dr. Cross may be reached at 315-474-3762.

Read more about somatic experiencing:
www.traumahealing.com

www.traumaresourceinstitute.com
www.supporttroopsnetwork.org 


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Neck and back injuries

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPWilliam Lavelle MDDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Lavelle, to present another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ addressing neck and back injuries – potential causes and conditions, symptoms, and when to seek emergency care.


Excellus grant to pay for EKG machines for Central New York rescue squads

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Jay ScottArthur Vercillo MDJay Scott, director of education programs for Upstate’s Emergency Medicine Department, is joined by Dr. Arthur Vercillo, local surgeon and regional president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, to discuss a $30,000 grant from Excellus that will pay for EKG machines for volunteer rescue squads across Central New York.  The grant will provide life-saving cardiac care equipment for ambulance and rescue squads across five counties.

Read the story: Ambulances get new life-saving equipment


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – When do I need an ambulance?

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Troy HogueDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, presents another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’.  Dr. Cooney is joined by Troy Hogue, paramedic and Syracuse area manager for Rural/Metro Medical Services, to sort out when to call for an ambulance, how best to do that, and what to expect along the way.