Text of 1997 SAEM PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS
554 ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE MAY 1998 VOL 5/NO 5
The third SAEM Clinical Photography Competition and Presentation was featured at the 1997 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Over 275 photographs were displayed from 75 contributors. A panel of academic emergency phy- sicians and professional medical photographers judged the photographs on visual appeal, academic utility, clinical accuracy, composition, and lighting. Awards were given to the photograph or series of photographs in 4 categories: Clinical, Emergency Medical Services, A Day in the Life of Emergency Medicine, and Residency Logo. The Jirst- place winner in each category is shown below.
Emergency Medical Services Mid-Flight Intubation (Fig. 1) Deepak Sachdeva George Washington University Washington, DC
I FIGURE 1. A flight nurse performs endotracheal intubation on a trauma patient in the cramped environment of a helicopter. Under these conditions, she has managed to position the patient at the level of her xyphoid and has an assistant applying cricoid pressure.
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Clinical Corneal Hydrops (Fig. 2) Eric D. Williams Marc L. Pollack York Hospital York, PA
A Day in the Life of Emergency Medicine Call for Old Records-One Admission Too Many (Fig. 3) Francis Blase La Sala
I FIGURE 2. A 22-year-old mentally challenged female complains of eye pain. Her parents notice a protrusion from her eye. There is no history of trauma.
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Residency Logo Portsmouth Naval Medical Center (Fig. 4) Emergency Medicine Residency st Ja PC
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I FIGURE 3. The last 7 admissions for a patient with spina bifida. I F I G U R E 4