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Mar 28, 2018

In this weeks GeriPal/JAGS Podcast we talked witk Kei Ouchi, an emergency medicine physician, internist, and researcher at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. We recorded this podcast in the hallways of the annual meeting. We talked about outcomes following intubation in the emergency department. Kei published a paper in JAGS that is notable for several things, but perhaps most of all for the innovative use of color imagery to convey a message. The image in the @AGSJournal tweet above is from Dr. Ouchi's article - this tweet went viral by the way - and notice what it does: (1) convey the main message that outcomes are worse with advancing age, and are not good in general overall; (2) grab your attention and make you want to learn more. Kei is very thoughtful about how these data should be used - not on the spot in the ED, when a patient is gasping for air, and you pull up the color figure on your iphone Twitter app - no, not then. Better to use this information in advance, when things are calm, outside the ED, for people at risk of going to the ED in extremis. This is the first in a series of GeriPal podcasts on the GeriPal - ED interface. ED stands for Emergency Department by the way. Enjoy! -By @AlexSmithMD