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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

Diagnostic Accuracy of Central Venous Catheter Confirmation by Bedside Ultrasound Versus Chest Radiography in Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Ablordeppey EA, Drewry AM, Beyer AB, Theodoro DL, Fowler SA, Fuller BM, Carpenter CR
Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec 5;

PMID:
    27922877
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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State of the Science: Tools and Measurement for Shared Decision Making.
Sepucha KR, Breslin M, Graffeo C, Carpenter CR, Hess EP
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Dec; 23(12)1325-1331. doi: 10.1111/acem.13071.

PMID:
    27770488
    [Unknown status]
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Pragmatic barriers to assessing post-emergency department vulnerability for poor outcomes in an ageing society.
Carpenter CR, Émond M
Neth J Med. 2016 Oct; 74(8)327-329.

PMID:
    27762222
    [Unknown status]
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Approach to death in the older emergency department patient.
Arendts G, Carpenter CR, Hullick C, Burkett E, Nagaraj G, Rogers IR
Emerg Med Australas. 2016 Dec; 28(6)730-734. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12678.

PMID:
    27681639
    [Unknown status]
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Derivation of Two Critical Appraisal Scores for Trainees to Evaluate Online Educational Resources: A METRIQ Study.
Chan TM, Thoma B, Krishnan K, Lin M, Carpenter CR, Astin M, Kulasegaram K
West J Emerg Med. 2016 Sep; 17(5)574-84. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.6.30825.

PMID:
    27625722
    [Unknown status]
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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
    [Unknown status]
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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 BG, Gayer C, Lin G, LeBlanc A, Gibson R, Chen EH, Williams P, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Dec; 23(12)1368-1379. doi: 10.1111/acem.13075.

PMID:
    27561951
    [Unknown status]
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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 Dec; 23(12)1386-1393. doi: 10.1111/acem.13074.

PMID:
    27561819
    [Unknown status]
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Funding Research in Emergency Department Shared Decision Making: A Summary of the 2016 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference Panel Discussion.
Dodd KW, Berman A, Brown J, Carr BG, Dunn P, Escobedo M, Gayer C, Grieser M, Carpenter CR, Hess EP, Grudzen CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Dec; 23(12)1340-1345. doi: 10.1111/acem.13063.

PMID:
    27474887
    [Unknown status]
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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
    [Unknown status]
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The 2016 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference, Shared Decision Making in the Emergency Department: Development of a Policy-relevant Patient-centered Research Agenda May 10, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
Grudzen CR, Anderson JR, Carpenter CR, Hess EP
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Dec; 23(12)1313-1319. doi: 10.1111/acem.13047.

PMID:
    27396583
    [Unknown status]
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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 Examination, 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 Sep; 23(9)963-1003. doi: 10.1111/acem.12984.

PMID:
    27306497
    [Unknown status]
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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
    [Unknown status]
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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
    [Unknown status]
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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
    [Unknown status]
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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 - as supplied by publisher]
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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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Areas of Research Interest

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

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