COPA STRONG BLOG

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Battle of the Blades: The Death of DL? 690 539 Richie Cunningham

Battle of the Blades: The Death of DL?

“I will unequivocally state that it is wrong for people to practice direct laryngoscopy in 2012.”  — Ron Walls on EMRAP September 2012 Awfully harsh words from the man who…

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Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine 1550 800 Richie Cunningham

Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine

As originally published in EM Resident. A recent retrospective review analyzing a group of academic, community and free-standing EDs published in JACEP Open showed that emergency physicians performed a median…

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Front Room Rules 2560 1395 Richie Cunningham

Front Room Rules

Here at ‘Copa, our ED is divided into the “Front” and the “Back.” The stable(ish) patients will go to the back of the ED, since they (relatively) have time to…

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Meet the Team

COPA STRONG is the official Free Open Access to Medical Education (FOAMed) blog of the Creighton/Maricopa Emergency Medicine Residency in Phoenix, Arizona. While COPA STRONG covers an eclectic mix of topics in the field of Emergency Medicine, it has a particular focus on aggressive yet nuanced resuscitation strategies for caring for the critically ill. The blog reviews the latest and greatest literature, opinions, and techniques. COPA STRONG is largely resident-driven, spearheaded by its co-founders Richie Cunningham, Jon Kelley, and Brendan Tarzia and peer-reviewed by our faculty members.

Richie Cunningham, MD

Editor in Chief

Jon Kelley, DO

Deputy Editor

Brendan Tarzia, DO

Deputy Editor