Resa E. Lewiss

Bio

Resa has been a point-of-care ultrasound educator regionally, nationally, and internationally.  Her international locations have included Madagascar, Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Rwanda, Singapore, Ireland and Italy.  She has mentored and sponsored trainees at all levels. She was the first President of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, a founding member of WINFOCUS (www.winfocus.org), co-founder of SonoGames®, and the immediate past Chair of the Ultrasound Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  She serves on the board of PURE (www.pureultrasound.org) Initiative and on the American Board of Emergency Medicine Clinical Ultrasonography Task Force, the Society for Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships and the Brown Medical Alumni Association.  She is a board member of the Women’s Leadership Council of Brown University. Resa was an invited speaker for TEDMED2014 in Washington DC. She is honored to be an invited SMACC DUB 2016 speaker. She loves espresso and seeks out independent coffee shops everywhere she goes.


How Ultrasound Makes You Better

Algorithms and protocols, which integrate Point-of-Care Ultrasound, help refine diagnoses and treatment plans. However, these are not absolutes. You must never forget to be creative.
In the evaluation of an emergency and critical care patient, the provider accounts for the chief complaint, the relevant history and the physical examination. With the evolution of Point-of-Care Ultrasound protocols and algorithms, such as the RUSH protocol or the BLUE protocol, the provider now can organize differential diagnoses and treatment options by integrating point-of-care ultrasound interpretations. However, these are not absolutes. These are probabilities. Although we are following recipes, we must never forget to be creative. And, we actually crave creativity. Studies support that handwork such as gardening, wood working, knitting can decrease stress, anxiety, and improve your mood. Perhaps work which requires meaningful hand use may contribute to your creativity- to your following algorithms and delivering more optimal patient centered care. Emergency and critical care medicine can be formulaic- following an algorithm, a pathway, or a protocol. Point-of-care ultrasound may offer the ability to be creative and increase the accuracy of diagnoses and treatment plans.

Leadership is a Trait of an Individual

Leadership is not particularly a male or a female quality. It is a trait of an individual. “You know the way you know about a good melon.” When Harry Met Sally

In this talk I will summarize the pearls, pitfalls, and lessons shared by leaders in my own life, both inside and outside of medicine. In my experience, leadership is not a particularly male or female quality. It is a trait of an individual. Individuals tend to dichotomize into leaders and into followers. And people know good leaders “You know the way you know about a good melon” When Harry Met Sally

I will share with the audience my lessons and personal examples on leadership. Some of these include 1. There is never a need to publicly embarrass someone. Always give the person an out and speak in private. 2. Make a decision. Being indecisive is perceived worse than making a wrong choice. 3. Know your strengths and build on those. Know your weaknesses and identify people for whom those are strengths and bring them onto your team 4. “People may forget what you say, they may forget what you do, but they will never forget the way you make them feel.” Maya Angelou 5. Leaders must be comfortable with solitude 6. Leaders are not afraid to ask for what they need.


In this talk I will summarize the pearls, pitfalls, and lessons shared by leaders in my own life, both inside and outside of medicine. In my experience, leadership is not a particularly male or female quality. It is a trait of an individual. Individuals tend to dichotomize into leaders and into followers. And people know good leaders “You know the way you know about a good melon” When Harry Met Sally

I will share with the audience my lessons and personal examples on leadership. Some of these include 1. There is never a need to publicly embarrass someone. Always give the person an out and speak in private. 2. Make a decision. Being indecisive is perceived worse than making a wrong choice. 3. Know your strengths and build on those. Know your weaknesses and identify people for whom those are strengths and bring them onto your team 4. “People may forget what you say, they may forget what you do, but they will never forget the way you make them feel.” Maya Angelou 5. Leaders must be comfortable with solitude 6. Leaders are not afraid to ask for what they need.



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