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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

Integrating Frailty Research into the Medical Specialties-Report from a U13 Conference.
Walston J, Robinson TN, Zieman S, McFarland F, Carpenter CR, Althoff KN, Andrew MK, Blaum CS, Brown PJ, Buta B, Ely EW, Ferrucci L, High KP, Kritchevsky SB, Rockwood K, Schmader KE, Sierra F, Sink KM, Varadhan R, Hurria A
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Apr 19; doi: 10.1111/jgs.14902.

PMID:
    28422280
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In patients in the emergency department with acute pain, 10, 15, and 30 mg of ketorolac did not differ for pain relief.
Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 18; 166(8)JC44. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2017-166-8-044.

PMID:
    28418546
    [PubMed - in process]
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Correction: Correction to 'Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation of Adult Patients With Suspected Transient Ischemic Attack in the Emergency Department' [Annals of Emergency Medicine 68 (2016) 354-370.e29].
Lo BM, Carpenter CR, Hatten BW, Wright BJ, Brown MD, American College of Emergency Physicians.
Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Apr 7; pii: S0196-0644(17)30333-5. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.03.037.

PMID:
    28395925
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI): explanation and elaboration document.
Pinnock H, Barwick M, Carpenter CR, Eldridge S, Grandes G, Griffiths CJ, Rycroft-Malone J, Meissner P, Murray E, Patel A, Sheikh A, Taylor SJ, StaRI Group.
BMJ Open. 2017 Apr 3; 7(4)e013318. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013318.

PMID:
    28373250
    [PubMed - in process]
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Abuse of the older person: Is this the case you missed last shift?
Hullick C, Carpenter CR, Critchlow R, Burkett E, Arendts G, Nagaraj G, Rosen T
Emerg Med Australas. 2017 Apr; 29(2)223-228. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12756.

PMID:
    28273679
    [PubMed - in process]
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Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) Statement.
Pinnock H, Barwick M, Carpenter CR, Eldridge S, Grandes G, Griffiths CJ, Rycroft-Malone J, Meissner P, Murray E, Patel A, Sheikh A, Taylor SJ, StaRI Group.
BMJ. 2017 Mar 6; 356i6795. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i6795.

PMID:
    28264797
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development and Internal Validation of a Clinical Risk Score for Treating Children With Mild Head Trauma and Intracranial Injury.
Greenberg JK, Yan Y, Carpenter CR, Lumba-Brown A, Keller MS, Pineda JA, Brownson RC, Limbrick DD
JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Apr 1; 171(4)342-349. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.4520.

PMID:
    28192567
    [PubMed - in process]
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Guarding Against Overtesting, Overdiagnosis, and Overtreatment of Older Adults: Thinking Beyond Imaging and Injuries to Weigh Harms and Benefits.
Hoffman JR, Carpenter CR
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Feb 7; doi: 10.1111/jgs.14737.

PMID:
    28170085
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Systematic survey of randomized trials evaluating the impact of alternative diagnostic strategies on patient-important outcomes.
El Dib R, Tikkinen KA, Akl EA, Gomaa HA, Mustafa RA, Agarwal A, Carpenter CR, Zhang Y, Jorge EC, Almeida RA, do Nascimento Junior P, Doles JV, Mustafa AA, Sadeghirad B, Lopes LC, Bergamaschi CC, Suzumura EA, Cardoso MM, Corrente JE, Stone SB, Schunemann HJ, Guyatt GH
J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Jan 4; pii: S0895-4356(16)30850-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.12.009.

PMID:
    28063913
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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. 2017 Apr; 45(4)715-724. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002188.

PMID:
    27922877
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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Screening and detection of elder abuse: Research opportunities and lessons learned from emergency geriatric care, intimate partner violence, and child abuse.
Beach SR, Carpenter CR, Rosen T, Sharps P, Gelles R
J Elder Abuse Negl. 2016 Aug-Dec; 28(4-5)185-216.

PMID:
    27593945
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

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

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