included in emergency grand rounds
Nurses, doctors, OR staff, an EMT, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and physician assistants at both St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals participated in an Emergency Department Grand Rounds session Thursday, August 27. The three hour course was broadcast from St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. It featured Michael A. Gibbs, MD, FACEP, Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.
The session is part of a telemedicine partnership between the local hospitals and SARMC which includes the use of RP-7 robots, telepharmacy initiatives, OR trainings and regular Emergency Department Grand Rounds.
The topic of last week’s Grand Rounds which was co-sponsored by Idaho Emergency Physicians was Airway Management. Rapid Sequence Intubation and Airway Rescue Techniques were covered including the use of common drugs administered for RSI and common airway rescue devices.
“When someone presents in the Emergency Department with a compromised airway we must react and react quickly,” said Dr. Linden Bishop, CVHC ED physician. “Today’s session was very informative and well organized.”
The Emergency Department Grand Rounds will be scheduled the fourth Thursday of even months. They are coordinated by Tatiana Reddy, RN, BSN, CNOR. the Telemedicine Perioperative Educator for St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
“Our hospitals are very fortunate to be part of St. Al’s commitment to advance rural healthcare,” said Casey Meza, CEO. “We are working with them on a variety of initiatives to continually expand and improve the services we provide to area residents.”