NSA 11/8/19 Research Gr Rds CREST Network

Vallejo , CA US
November 8, 2019

Speaker:  David Vinson, MD Emergency Medicine, Sacramento Medical Center, Co-Chair CREST Network

The purpose and the need for this CME activity was based on physicians at Napa Solano Area facilities need to learn more about the results of research conducted by the CREST network, a research group of emergency physicians from Emergency Departments throughout Northern California including TPMG and Division of Research who use their findings to refine care protocols and build technologies that optimize patient management.

The aim of this conference is to improve patient care based on research that is carried out at Napa Solano and in the Northern California region regarding RISTRA, “a risk stratification tool for conditions like pulmonary embolism, pediatric appendicitis, and acute coronary syndrome. For pulmonary embolisms for example, RISTRA helps determine which patients are low risk and can be treated without hospital admission, which has resulted in a 60% increase in the rate of home discharge, with no increase in morbidity or mortality.” Also, for improving knowledge about opportunities for research and funding options and telling experience with the process to help others who apply to get funding for research.

Target Audience

All physicians and interested clinicians

Learning Objectives

Illustrate from the CREST Network's body of research elements of a good research question.

Describe the benefits of research collaboration.

Identify how CREST Network research has changed current practice in KPNC.



Additional Information

Vallejo Medical Center
Conference room: 
Hospital, Conference Rooms 8/9
Vacaville Medical Center
Conference room: 
MOB-A, Conf. Rm. D
Fairfield Medical Offices
Conference room: 
Conf. Rm. A
Napa Medical Offices
Conference room: 
Conf. Rm. C (Claremont Room)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2019 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
11/08/2019 - 1:30pm
Kaiser Permanente
975 Sereno Drive
Vallejo , CA 94589
United States

Planning Committee:

Paradi Mirmirani, MD, Local Research Chair, Department of Dermatology, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo


David R Vinson, MD,Co-chair CREST Network, Emergency Department, Kaiser Permanente Sacramento 


Kaiser Permanente Napa/Solano has determined that the speaker and planner(s) do not have affiliations with any corporate organizations that may constitute a conflict of interest with this presentation.  Kaiser Permanente Napa/Solano takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

Kaiser Napa Solano Area is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Kaiser Napa Solano Area designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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