EM in India over Irish eggs benedict

This morning I had the privilege of sitting down for breakfast with Dr. Kumar Alagappan, one of the key voices (some would say THE key voice) in the movement to get emergency medicine officially recognized in India. Dr. Alagappan, an EP currently practicing in New York City, is a generous, down-to-earth doc who has travelled extensively on his own dime to help make this amazing movement in India a reality. More on this interview soon…

-Logan Plaster

Morgan Fairchild Joins Neurologists, Emergency Physicians and the American Stroke Association to Educate the Public About Stroke Symptoms

Seriously, I didn’t make up the headline. I’m not that funny. Good for her for lending some publicity to the cause.

Morgan Fairchild Joins Neurologists, Emergency Physicians and the American Stroke Association to Educate the Public About Stroke Symptoms

‘GIVE ME 5′ CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF TODAY

LOS ANGELES, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Actress and activist
Morgan Fairchild has teamed up with the American Academy of Neurology
(AAN), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American
Stroke Association (ASA). She is raising awareness about the warning signs
of stroke and the importance of getting to the emergency department fast
with a campaign called “Give Me 5: Walk, Talk, Reach, See, Feel.”

“Saving someone’s life – or even your own – may be as simple as
remembering ‘Give Me 5,’” said Ms. Fairchild. “Do not ignore symptoms, and
do not delay getting to the emergency department. With stroke, every minute
counts.”

Ms. Fairchild, star of film, theater and television, was caregiver for
her mother, who suffered a series of debilitating strokes until her death
in 1999. Ms. Fairchild will be joined on the campaign by Dr. Diana Fite, an
emergency physician who suffered a stroke in 2006 at age of 53, and thanks
to prompt medical attention, has since made a full recovery.

Dr. Fite’s ordeal is chronicled here, and it’s terrific she’s recovered.

Am I the only one who cannot hear “Morgan Fairchild” without thinking of Jon Lovitz?

ACEP Bookstore may need a calendar

It’s 2007. Time to update the procedures…

From: customerservice@acep.org
Subject: ACEP Bookstore Order Confirmation
Date: June 16, 2007 1:28:16 AM CDT
To: (me)

Thank you for your order.

Your order has been submitted to ACEP Customer Service for final processing and shipping. Most orders are shipped within 2 business days. Delivery for all orders is dependent on product availability. If your order is delayed, we will notify you by postcard as soon as possible to determine the proper remedy. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to customerservice@acep.org or call during business hours at…

Hmm, they have my email address, but they’ll send me a postcard if it’s not in stock? Goofy.