Mar 15, 2019
EMRA*Cast Host Dr. Isaac
Agboola speaks with the authors of the EMRA Transgender Care guide
to provide residents with helpful advice on the approach to the
care of transgender patients in the ED.
Host: Dr. Isaac Agboola, MD, MS PGY-1
Guest: Dr. Julia Paris and Dr. Aiden
- Best practice is to ask the patient upfront what pronouns they
prefer and use those.
- It is important to ask patients what body modifications has the
patient taken in order to feel more comfortable with their
appearance. Be it surgical, non-surgical or hormonal because that
may affect your differential and treatment algorithms.
- Transgender patients are at increased risk for intimate
partner, substance abuse and sexually transmitted infections it is
very important to take a thorough social history.
- Understand that this is an area where there hasn’t been much
formal education as far as most medical schools and residencies are
concerned; So be comfortable in your discomfort.