Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Alternative Models for ICU Staffing: The Use of Non-Physician Providers

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 02, 2014

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Hayley Gershengorn, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)
Attending Physician
Montefiore Medical Center

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Hayley B. Gershengorn is interested the utilization of ICU resources and the association of resource utilization with clinical outcomes. Her most recent research focus has been on identifying variations in care delivery (e.g., ICU bed utilization, intravascular catheter use, parenteral feeding) for patients with critical illnesses. Ultimately, recognizing variability may allow for acknowledgement of best practices and, ultimately, more standardized care delivery. Her past research has included evaluation of the utility of nurse practitioners/physician assistants in the ICU, the outcomes of patients following cardiopulmonary arrest in the ICU, and the impact of natural light on critically ill patients.

Dr. Gershengorn received a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1998 prior to obtaining her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2003. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell in 2006 and her fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at New York Presbyterian-Columbia in 2010. Sandwiched between her residency and fellowship, Dr. Gershengorn spent a year as a management and strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company during which time she worked closely with healthcare organizations to improve operations, quality, and administration. Prior to coming to Montefiore, Dr. Gershengorn was an assistant professor and intensivist at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She joined the Einstein-Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine in September 2013.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand that U.S. ICUs are often suboptimally staffed
  2. Understand options to improve critical care coverage (including teleICUs, expanding training and certification to non-traditional specialties, non-physician providers)
  3. Characterize the potential roles of non-physician providers in the ICU and to know the data in support of their utilization

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Critical Care Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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