Gizmos and Gadgets in Emergency Medicine


Gizmos and Gadgets in Emergency Medicine
Gizmos and
Gadgets in
Christopher L. Moore MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Technology and
“It is the framework which changes with each new
technology and not just the picture within the
-- Marshall McLuhan!
1911-1980, author of The Media is the Message!
Technology in Diagnosis
In emergency medicine, timely diagnosis can make
the difference between life and death!
Emergency point-of-care ultrasound!
Technology in Intervention
ABCs of
There is nothing
more emergent
than the airway!
Video assisted intubation!
Technology in Training
Simulation allows the
physician to be
comfortable with
uncommon, lifethreatening situations!
EM is on the forefront of
simulation training!
Medical simulation!
Technology in documentation,
communication, and ordering
The Potential to improve...!
Patient safety!
Decision making!
Understanding what we do!
Electronic health record (EHR)!
and ED information system (EDIS)!
words of caution
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation
applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The
second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will
magnify the inefficiency.”!
--Bill Gates!
“Modern instruments separating the physician and patient introduce a
source of error in diagnosis and distract us from our calling.”!
--Francois Broussais, 1772-1838!