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Faculty Physicians

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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

Hot Off the Press: Do Emergency Department-based Predischarge Educational Interventions for Adult Asthma Patients Improve Outcomes?
Dahn CM, Milne WK, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 May; 23(5)650-2. doi: 10.1111/acem.12958.

PMID:
    27120501
    [PubMed - in process]
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Hot Off the Press: Use of Shared Decision-Making for Management of Acute Musculoskeletal Pain in Older Adults Discharged from the Emergency Department.
Cullison K, Carpenter CR, Milne WK
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Apr 16; doi: 10.1111/acem.12985.

PMID:
    27084420
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In acute low back pain, adding oxycodone/acetaminophen or cyclobenzaprine to naproxen did not improve pain or function.
Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2016 Feb 16; 164(4)JC19. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2016-164-4-019.

PMID:
    26882304
    [PubMed - in process]
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Hot Off the Press: An Observational Study of 2248 Patients Presenting with Headache, Suggestive of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, that Received a Lumbar Puncture Following a Normal CT Head.
Westafer LM, Carpenter CR, Milne WK
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Feb 1; doi: 10.1111/acem.12919.

PMID:
    26834085
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Prehospital emergency services screening and referral to reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review.
Zozula A, Carpenter CR, Lipsey K, Stark S
Emerg Med J. 2016 May; 33(5)345-50. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2015-204815.

PMID:
    26755748
    [PubMed - in process]
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The impact of teach-back on comprehension of discharge instructions and satisfaction among emergency patients with limited health literacy: A randomized, controlled study.
Griffey RT, Shin N, Jones S, Aginam N, Gross M, Kinsella Y, Williams JA, Carpenter CR, Goodman M, Kaphingst KA
J Commun Healthc. 2015 Mar; 8(1)10-21.

PMID:
    26617669
    [PubMed]
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Advancing Patient-centered Outcomes in Emergency Diagnostic Imaging: A Research Agenda.
Kanzaria HK, McCabe AM, Meisel ZM, LeBlanc A, Schaffer JT, Bellolio MF, Vaughan W, Merck LH, Applegate KE, Hollander JE, Grudzen CR, Mills AM, Carpenter CR, Hess EP
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 22(12)1435-46. doi: 10.1111/acem.12832.

PMID:
    26574729
    [PubMed - in process]
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ACP Journal Club: the Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale was accurate for detecting delirium in older patients in the ED.
Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2015 Nov 17; 163(10)JC10. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2015-163-10-010.

PMID:
    26571252
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Overtesting and the Downstream Consequences of Overtreatment: Implications of "Preventing Overdiagnosis" for Emergency Medicine.
Carpenter CR, Raja AS, Brown MD
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 22(12)1484-92. doi: 10.1111/acem.12820.

PMID:
    26568269
    [PubMed - in process]
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Clinical Decision Rules for Diagnostic Imaging in the Emergency Department: A Research Agenda.
Finnerty NM, Rodriguez RM, Carpenter CR, Sun BC, Theyyunni N, Ohle R, Dodd KW, Schoenfeld EM, Elm KD, Kline JA, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 22(12)1406-16. doi: 10.1111/acem.12828.

PMID:
    26567885
    [PubMed - in process]
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Hot Off the Press: Outpatient Anticoagulation for Venous Thromboembolism Diagnosed in the Emergency Department.
Westafer LM, Carpenter CR, Milne WK
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Nov; 22(11)1355-7. doi: 10.1111/acem.12809.

PMID:
    26469358
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Driving Self-Restriction and Age: A Study of Emergency Department Patients.
Betz ME, Carpenter CR, Genco E, Carr DB
Inj Epidemiol. 2014 Dec 1; 1(1)pii: 18.

PMID:
    26413455
    [PubMed]
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Do Subjective Measures Improve the Ability to Identify Limited Health Literacy in a Clinical Setting?
Goodman MS, Griffey RT, Carpenter CR, Blanchard M, Kaphingst KA
J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Sep-Oct; 28(5)584-94. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.05.150037.

PMID:
    26355130
    [PubMed - in process]
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Hot Off the Press: B-lines and Focused Lung Ultrasound to Diagnose Acute Heart Failure in Dyspneic Patients.
Otterness K, Milne WK, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Sep; 22(9)1122-4. doi: 10.1111/acem.12751.

PMID:
    26291622
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hot Off the Press: Subdissociative-dose Ketamine for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department.
Drake AB, Milne WK, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Jul; 22(7)887-9. doi: 10.1111/acem.12705.

PMID:
    26130219
    [PubMed]
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Shared Decision-making in the Emergency Department: Respecting Patient Autonomy When Seconds Count.
Hess EP, Grudzen CR, Thomson R, Raja AS, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Jul; 22(7)856-64. doi: 10.1111/acem.12703.

PMID:
    26112797
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hot off the press: post-emergency department automated messaging to improve follow-up compliance--what is the number needed to text?
Scott KR, Milne WK, Arora S, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 May; 22(5)639-41. doi: 10.1111/acem.12641.

PMID:
    25903049
    [PubMed]
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Falling behind? Understanding implementation science in future emergency department management strategies for geriatric fall prevention.
Carpenter CR, Lo AX
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 22(4)478-80. doi: 10.1111/acem.12628.

PMID:
    25773739
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The use of inhaled prostaglandins in patients with ARDS: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Skrupky L, Fowler S, Kollef MH, Carpenter CR
Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6)1510-22. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-3161.

PMID:
    25742022
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Carpenter et al. respond.
Carpenter CR, Neta G, Glasgow RE, Rabin BA, Brownson RC
Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4)e1-2. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302606.

PMID:
    25713956
    [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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