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Christopher Robert Carpenter, MD, MSc, FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Director, Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University Division of Emergency Medicine

Specialty Areas

Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Geriatric emergency medicine, internal medicine

EM Journal Club Director

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-758-6787

Education

Education

Chief Resident: Emergency/Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2003
Residency: Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2003
Medical Degree: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 1994
B.S.: Chemistry, Hope College, Holland Michigan 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Differences in Transitional Care Provided to Patients With and Without Dementia.
Prusaczyk B, Olsen MA, Carpenter CR, Proctor E
J Gerontol Nurs. 2019 Jun 14; 1-8. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20190530-02.

PMID:
    31211400
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Older Adult Falls in Emergency Medicine: 2019 Update.
Carpenter CR, Cameron A, Ganz DA, Liu S
Clin Geriatr Med. 2019 May; 35(2)205-219. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2019.01.009.

PMID:
    30929883
    [PubMed - in process]
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Safe to send home? Discharge risk assessment in the emergency department.
Southerland LT, Pearson S, Hullick C, Carpenter CR, Arendts G
Emerg Med Australas. 2019 Apr; 31(2)266-270. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13250.

PMID:
    30884575
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The diagnostic accuracy of a point-of-care ultrasound protocol for shock etiology: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Stickles SP, Carpenter CR, Gekle R, Kraus CK, Scoville C, Theodoro D, Tran VH, Ubiñas G, Raio C
CJEM. 2019 May; 21(3)406-417. doi: 10.1017/cem.2018.498.

PMID:
    30696496
    [PubMed - in process]
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Models and Studies of Aging: Executive Summary of a Report from the U13 Conference Series.
Hurria A, Carpenter CR, McFarland F, Lundebjerg NE, de Cabo R, Ferrucci L, Studenski SA, Barzilai N, Briggs JP, Ix JH, Kitzman DW, Kuchel GA, Musi N, Newman JC, Rando TA, Smith AK, Walston JD, Kirkland JL, Yung R
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar; 67(3)428-433. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15788.

PMID:
    30693953
    [PubMed - in process]
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Leadership Lessons: Developing Mentoring Infrastructure for GEMSSTAR Scholars.
Carpenter CR, Hurria A, Lundebjerg NE, Walter LC, Mody L
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Apr; 67(4)650-656. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15787.

PMID:
    30693945
    [PubMed - in process]
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Blunt Thoracolumbar-Spine Trauma Evaluation in the Emergency Department: A Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy for History, Physical Examination, and Imaging.
VandenBerg J, Cullison K, Fowler SA, Parsons MS, McAndrew CM, Carpenter CR
J Emerg Med. 2019 Feb; 56(2)153-165. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.10.032.

PMID:
    30598296
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A National Dataset Analysis of older adults in emergency department observation units.
Southerland LT, Hunold KM, Carpenter CR, Caterino JM, Mion LC
Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Dec 13; pii: S0735-6757(18)30971-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.12.009.

PMID:
    30563716
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In suspected ACS, care based on high-sensitivity vs standard cardiac troponin I assays did not improve 1-y outcomes.
Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2018 Dec 18; 169(12)JC68. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-169-12-068.

PMID:
    30557421
    [PubMed - in process]
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North American survey on the post-neuroimaging management of children with mild head injuries.
Greenberg JK, Jeffe DB, Carpenter CR, Yan Y, Pineda JA, Lumba-Brown A, Keller MS, Berger D, Bollo RJ, Ravindra VM, Naftel RP, Dewan MC, Shah MN, Burns EC, O'Neill BR, Hankinson TC, Whitehead WE, Adelson PD, Tamber MS, McDonald PJ, Ahn ES, Titsworth W, West AN, Brownson RC, Limbrick DD
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Oct 26; 23(2)227-235. doi: 10.3171/2018.7.PEDS18263.

PMID:
    30485194
    [PubMed - in process]
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Nonspecific Symptoms Lack Diagnostic Accuracy for Infection in Older Patients in the Emergency Department.
Caterino JM, Kline DM, Leininger R, Southerland LT, Carpenter CR, Baugh CW, Pallin DJ, Hunold KM, Stevenson KB
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar; 67(3)484-492. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15679.

PMID:
    30467825
    [PubMed - in process]
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Protocol for a multicentre, prospective cohort study of practice patterns and clinical outcomes associated with emergency department sedation for mechanically ventilated patients: the ED-SED Study.
Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Roberts BW, Carpenter CR, Kollef MH, Avidan MS
BMJ Open. 2018 Oct 21; 8(10)e023423. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023423.

PMID:
    30344178
    [PubMed - in process]
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Emergency Department Directors Are Willing to Expand Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents.
Ahmad FA, Jeffe DB, Carpenter CR, Chernick LS, Stukus KS, Turco M, Yu FB, Bailey TC
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2019 Apr; 32(2)170-174. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2018.09.011.

PMID:
    30339833
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Bridge to Nowhere? Challenging Outpatient Transitions of Care for Acute Pain Patients in the Opioid Epidemic Era.
Carpenter CR, Lewis L, Jotte RS, Schwarz ES
Mo Med. 2018 May-Jun; 115(3)241-246.

PMID:
    30228730
    [PubMed - in process]
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Improving Emergency Department Care for Aging Missourians: Guidelines, Accreditation, and Collaboration.
Carpenter CR, Melady D, Krausz C, Wagner J, Froelke B, Cordia J, Lowery D, Ruoff BE, Byrne LE, Miller DK, Lewis L
Mo Med. 2017 Nov-Dec; 114(6)447-452.

PMID:
    30228663
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Opioid Crisis in Missouri: A Call to Action for Physicians, Legislators, and Society.
Lewis L, Carpenter CR, Schwarz ES, Jotte RS, Waller C, Winograd R, Williams R, Stenger S, Rehder H, Governick S, Giuffra L
Mo Med. 2017 Nov-Dec; 114(6)440-446.

PMID:
    30228662
    [PubMed - in process]
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Accuracy of Dementia Screening Instruments in Emergency Medicine: A Diagnostic Meta-analysis.
Carpenter CR, Banerjee J, Keyes D, Eagles D, Schnitker L, Barbic D, Fowler S, LaMantia MA
Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Feb; 26(2)226-245. doi: 10.1111/acem.13573.

PMID:
    30222232
    [PubMed - in process]
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Measuring the Delivery of Complex Interventions through Electronic Medical Records: Challenges and Lessons Learned.
Prusaczyk B, Fabbre V, Carpenter CR, Proctor E
EGEMS (Wash DC). 2018 May 25; 6(1)10. doi: 10.5334/egems.230.

PMID:
    30094282
    [PubMed]
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Avoiding anchoring bias by moving beyond 'mechanical falls' in geriatric emergency medicine.
Nagaraj G, Hullick C, Arendts G, Burkett E, Hill KD, Carpenter CR
Emerg Med Australas. 2018 Dec; 30(6)843-850. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13129.

PMID:
    30091183
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Older Adult Falls in Emergency Medicine-A Sentinel Event.
Carpenter CR, Cameron A, Ganz DA, Liu S
Clin Geriatr Med. 2018 Aug; 34(3)355-367. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2018.04.002.

PMID:
    30031421
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Geriatric emergency medicine, clinical decision rules, evidence-based medicine.

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