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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

  • 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

Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation of Adult Patients With Suspected Transient Ischemic Attack in the Emergency Department.
American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Subcommittee (Writing Committee) on Suspected Transient Ischemic Attack:, Lo BM, Carpenter CR, Hatten BW, Wright BJ, Brown MD
Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Sep; 68(3)354-370.e29. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.06.048.

PMID:
    27568419
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Dissemination and Implementation of Shared Decision-Making into Clinical Practice: A Research Agenda.
Kanzaria HK, Booker-Vaughns J, Itakura K, Yadav K, Kane B, Gayer C, Lin G, LeBlanc A, Gibson R, Chen E, Williams P, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Aug 26; doi: 10.1111/acem.13075.

PMID:
    27561951
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Shared Decision Making to Improve the Emergency Care of Older Adults: A Research Agenda.
Hogan TM, Richmond NL, Carpenter CR, Biese K, Hwang U, Shah MN, Escobedo M, Berman A, Broder JS, Platts-Mills TF
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Aug 26; doi: 10.1111/acem.13074.

PMID:
    27561819
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Is delirium the medical emergency we know least about?
Nagaraj G, Burkett E, Hullick C, Carpenter CR, Arendts G
Emerg Med Australas. 2016 Aug; 28(4)456-8. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12639.

PMID:
    27453406
    [PubMed - in process]
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Shared Decision Making in the Emergency Department: Development of a Policy-Relevant Patient-Centered Research Agenda.
Grudzen CR, Anderson JR, Carpenter CR, Hess EP
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jul 11; doi: 10.1111/acem.13047.

PMID:
    27396583
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Development of an Emergency Department Trigger Tool Using a Systematic Search and Modified Delphi Process.
Griffey RT, Schneider RM, Adler LM, Capp R, Carpenter CR, Farmer BM, Groner KY, Hodkins S, McCammon CA, Powell JT, Sather JE, Schuur JD, Shapiro MJ, Sharp BR, Venkatesh AK, Vrablik MC, Wiler JL
J Patient Saf. 2016 Jun 16;

PMID:
    27314201
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Describing the Diagnostic Accuracy of History, Physical Exam, Imaging, and Lumbar Puncture with an Exploration of Test Thresholds.
Carpenter CR, Hussain AM, Ward MJ, Zipfel GJ, Fowler S, Pines JM, Sivilotti ML
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jun 16; doi: 10.1111/acem.12984.

PMID:
    27306497
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 Aug; 23(8)956-8. doi: 10.1111/acem.12985.

PMID:
    27084420
    [PubMed - in process]
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ACP Journal Club. 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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hot Off the Press: An Observational Study of 2,248 Patients Presenting with Headache, Suggestive of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, That Received a Lumbar Puncture Following a Normal Computed Tomography of the Head.
Westafer LM, Milne WK, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jun; 23(6)750-2. doi: 10.1111/acem.12919.

PMID:
    26834085
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

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

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