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Huntsville Emergency Physician Group – Clinical Leave / LOA 2016 and 2017

Hi All HDMH Physicians,

As per the group governance agreement, physicians can take clinical leave / leave of absences from time to time to pursue other activities (e.g. extended vacation, volunteering, locum work).  This arrangement allows all of us to do interesting things that we would otherwise not be able to do while also maintaining our group commitments.

A number of us have informally agreed that it would be nice to keep a list of when other group members are away so that we can coordinate leave and ensure good ED coverage.  Below is a simple list of the remaining months in 2016 and 2017 with known clinical leaves and leaves of absence.  If you have a leave of absence that you would like to make the group aware of please add a reply to this thread and I will update it from time to time (My apologies to the SMMH physicians but I think you can choose not to follow this thread).  If we would like to extend this to include vacations so we can coordinate that I think we can discuss it at a future group meeting.  Thanks for your help.


Huntsville Emergency Physicians Clinical Leave 2016 & 2017




November – John Simpson – Full Month Mission Trip Ghana





February – Tyler Johnston – Full Month EM Residency Teaching Haiti










New gear for trauma …

Hi Guys,


Just wanted to throw out a couple ideas to improve our trauma care …

  1. Tourniquets

Pierre had a gunshot extremity the other day and it would have been very useful to have one of these which are pretty cheap https://www.amazon.com/Application-Tourniquet-Improved-Version-American/dp/B00MA6XVVC.  I think Bob is looking into this but I think the group should support him in this regard and have Kathy and Nancy support him so that both sites have access to three or four of these very useful items ..

2. Pelvic Binders

Had a reason to use one of these the other day and frankly sheets are tuff to make stay … I like the T-pod best but it is expensive and some interventionalists don’t like them when they are trying to do immobilization but what can you do …

Here’s a quick link … http://www.trauma.org/index.php/main/article/657/

T-Pod -http://www.pyng.com/products/t-podcombat/

Would love to know what others think about these ideas…

Take care,


A nice link on extensor tendon repair …

Hi All,

In case you haven’t done one of these in a while …

I am still not sure I am going to stop a busy shift for 30+ minutes sometimes to do these but here’s a nice

link with nice videos on extensor tendon repair https://www.aliem.com/2016/extensor-tendon-injuries-hand/