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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

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. 2018 Sep 17; doi: 10.1111/acem.13573.

PMID:
    30222232
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 Aug 8; doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13129.

PMID:
    30091183
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Ketamine as an Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department.
Karlow N, Schlaepfer CH, Stoll CRT, Doering M, Carpenter CR, Colditz GA, Motov S, Miller J, Schwarz ES
Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Jul 17; doi: 10.1111/acem.13502.

PMID:
    30019434
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Development of the CIDSS<sub>2</sub> Score for Children with Mild Head Trauma without Intracranial Injury.
Greenberg JK, Yan Y, Carpenter CR, Lumba-Brown A, Keller MS, Pineda JA, Brownson RC, Limbrick DD
J Neurotrauma. 2018 Aug 29; doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5324.

PMID:
    29882466
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Sepsis in the older person: The ravages of time and bacteria.
Burkett E, Macdonald SP, Carpenter CR, Arendts G, Hullick C, Nagaraj G, Osborn TM
Emerg Med Australas. 2018 Apr; 30(2)249-258. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12949.

PMID:
    29569846
    [PubMed - in process]
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Diagnostic accuracy of the Ottawa 3DY and Short Blessed Test to detect cognitive dysfunction in geriatric patients presenting to the emergency department.
Barbic D, Kim B, Salehmohamed Q, Kemplin K, Carpenter CR, Barbic SP
BMJ Open. 2018 Mar 16; 8(3)e019652. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019652.

PMID:
    29549205
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Statement on Minimum Standards for the Care of Older People in Emergency Departments by the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine - ERRATUM.
Ellis B, Carpenter CR, Lowthian JA, Mooijaart SP, Nickel CH, Melady D
CJEM. 2018 Mar 16; 1. doi: 10.1017/cem.2018.39.

PMID:
    29547361
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Impact of Jahnigen/GEMSSTAR Scholarships on Careers of Recipients in Emergency Medicine and on Development of Geriatric Emergency Medicine.
Rosen T, Shah M, Lundebjerg NE, Singh C, McMillian M, Sarli CC, Suiter AM, Lee AG, Burton JR, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Mar 1; doi: 10.1111/acem.13396.

PMID:
    29493855
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ibuprofen + acetaminophen did not differ from opioids + acetaminophen for reducing acute extremity pain at 2 h.
Varner C, Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2018 Feb 20; 168(4)JC21. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-4-021.

PMID:
    29459958
    [PubMed - in process]
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Review: Procalcitonin-guided starting and stopping of antibiotics in acute respiratory infections reduces mortality.
Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2018 Feb 20; 168(4)JC19. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-4-019.

PMID:
    29459956
    [PubMed - in process]
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The authors reply.
Ablordeppey EA, Drewry AM, Beyer AB, Theodoro DL, Fuller BM, Carpenter CR
Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov; 45(11)e1190-e1191. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002660.

PMID:
    29028714
    [PubMed - in process]
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Frailty, thy name is….
Arendts G, Burkett E, Hullick C, Carpenter CR, Nagaraj G, Visvanathan R
Emerg Med Australas. 2017 Dec; 29(6)712-716. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12869.

PMID:
    28971594
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pooled RCTs: Early goal-directed therapy does not reduce mortality more than usual care in early septic shock.
Fuller BM, Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jul 18; 167(2)JC6. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2017-167-2-006.

PMID:
    28715828
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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StaRI Aims to Overcome Knowledge Translation Inertia: The Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies Guidelines.
Carpenter CR, Pinnock H
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug; 65(8)1664-1666. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14938.

PMID:
    28649785
    [PubMed - in process]
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Defining Quality and Outcome in Geriatric Emergency Care.
Lo AX, Biese K, Carpenter CR
Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Jul; 70(1)107-109. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.03.003.

PMID:
    28645389
    [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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