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‘What’s Your Emergency?’: What to do when you experience chest pain

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

William Paolo, MDUpstate emergency physician William Paolo, MD helps us understand chest pain – what is happening in the body that causes the pain, why it’s an emergency and what people should do for someone who says they are suffering from chest pain.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’: Common types of skin infections

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPWilliam Paolo, MDDerek Cooney, MD, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by emergency physician William Paolo, MD, to describe the common types of skin infections – bacterial, fungal, and viral – that can result in skin inflammation, or infective dermatitis.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Chest pain

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPChristian C Knutsen, MDDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by Christian Knutsen, MD, medical director for EMS Education Programs at Upstate, to explain how patients with chest pains are diagnosed and treated in the emergency department.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – What does it mean when you have a fever?

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPChristian C Knutsen, MDDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by Christian Knutsen, MD, medical director for EMS Education Programs at Upstate, to present another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’.  They will  will focusing on what it means when you have a fever.  A fever is usually a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body


‘What’s Your Emergency?’: Understanding fainting

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPWilliam Paolo, MDDerek Cooney, MD, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by emergency physician William Paolo, MD, to help us understand fainting – or syncope- a sudden, brief loss of consciousness caused by decreased blood flow to the brain.  


‘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. 


‘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.


‘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.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Cold weather injuries

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Jeremy D Joslin, MD, FAWMDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, and Dr. Jeremy Joslin, director of the Wilderness & Expedition Medicine program at Upstate present another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Cold weather injuries.  They discuss the typical injuries seen in the emergency room at this time of year, such as hypothermia and frost bite, and the emergency steps taken to prevent further damage. 


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Tests you are likely to face in the emergency room

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Dr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, presents another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’.  He discusses the different tests that are likely to be ordered when you come to the emergency department – from the most common blood work, radiological tests and other tests (pregnancy tests, blood sugar, etc.) that are frequently ordered.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – When you suspect a stroke, timing is everything

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Eric M Deshaies, MD To begin our new segment ‘What’s Your Emergency’, Dr. Derek Cooney , director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, and Dr. Eric Deshaies, director of the Upstate Neurovascular Institute, will discuss the signs and symptoms of stroke, what to do and where to go if you suspect your are having a stroke.

Upstate University Hospital’s Stroke Center