As a member of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, co-authored the article titled “Futile Care—An Emergency Medicine Approach: Ethical and Legal Considerations,” which was published in the November issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine (70:707?713). The article takes a compassionate look at futile care in the emergency department and concludes with recommendations for communication and consultation.
Roger Stone, MD, MS, EMS Medical Director, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, served as collaborator, advisor, and coauthor for two studies conducted by prehospital personnel. The results of those studies were presented as posters at this year’s annual conference of the National Association of EMS Physicians, held in San Diego in January. Captain Jamie Baltrotsky, BS, NRP, presented "Preliminary Impacts of Adding Follow-up Home Visits on Call Volumes Generated by EMS ‘Super-Users’ Enrolled in a New Mobile Integrated Health Protocol" and Lieutenant Timothy Burns, MS, NRP, presented "The AFIRE Trial: Analysis oF medIcatIon storage TempeRatuREs (AFIRE) in a Modern EMS Fleet.”
Stephen Thom, MD, PhD, and Ming Yang, MD, MS, in collaboration with colleagues from Serbia, Croatia, and Canada, published the article titled “Disturbed Blood Flow Worsens Endothelial Dysfunction in Moderate-Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” in the December 2017 issue of Scientific Reports.