Brian T Wessman, MD, FACEP, FCCM

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Emergency Medicine

Education

  • B.S., Biological psychology,The College of William & Mary 2000
  • M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine 2005

Training

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2005-2009
  • Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2009
  • CCM Fellowship, Anethesia/surgery/medicine/critical care, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2009-2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Missouri State Medical License, June 2005 – Present
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine: Completed, December 2012
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine: Completed, November 2010
  • United States Medical Licensure Exam, Steps 1-3: Completed, July 2008
  • ATLS Instructor
  • FCCS Instructor
  • ACLS, PALS, BLS, NIMS
  • SCCM Critical Care Medicine Ultrasound Course, completed
  • Disaster Management, EM Sedation

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award, 2020
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award, 2019
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine EM/CCM Section Annual Research Award, 2019
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award, 2018
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award, 2017
  • Fellow Status American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), 2016
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award, 2016
  • Fellow Status American College of Emergency Physicians, 2014
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) EM/CCM Section Annual Research Award, 2014
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award, 2014
  • Recipient of National Institutes of Health Cancer Research Training Award
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Service Award: 150+ volunteer hours at Hillcrest Medical Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma) as a Spanish translator
  • Deans List at The College of William & Mary (2000)
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout

Publications

Peer reviewed manuscripts:

  1. Schallom M, Prentice DM, Sona C, Vyers K, Arroyo C, Wessman BT, Ablordeppey E. Accuracy of Measuring Bladder Volumes with Ultrasound and Bladder Scanning in the ICU [in press]. Amer J of Crit Care
  2. Mohr NM (co-first author), Wessman BT (co-first author), Bassin B, Elie- Turenne MC, Ellender T, Emlet LL, Ginsberg Z, Gunnerson K, Jones KM, Kram B, Marcolini E, Rudy S. What to do when there’s no room at the inn (ICU)? A white paper developed by the Emergency Department Critical Care Medicine (ED-CCM) Boarding Taskforce of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians [in press]. Crit Care Med
  3. Ruderman A, Wessman BT. Under Pressure… Pressure pushing down on me [in press]. Crit Care & Shock June 2020.
  4. Wessman BT, Page D, Wray T, Fuller BM. Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Medicine (EM/CCM) Trainees’ Performance on Standardized Critical Care Medicine Exams: A Ten-Year Review [in press]. J of Emerg Med
  5. Sona C, Pollard K, Schallom M, Schrupp A, Wessman BT. Implementation of a Standardized Patient/Family Communication Bundle [in press]. Crit Care Nursing Clinics of N. Amer 2020.
  6. Pappal, RD, Roberts BW, Mohr NM, Ablordeppey EA, Wessman BT, Drewry AM, Yan Y, Kollef MH, Avidan MS, Fuller BM. Protocol for a prospective, observational cohort study of awareness in mechanically ventilated patients admitted from the emergency department: The ED-AWARENESS Study. BMJ Open. 2019 Oct;9(10):e033379.
  7. Pollard K, Wessman BT. Development of a Standardized Communication Intervention Bundle for Use at a Medical Training Hospital Intensive Care Indian J Crit Care Med 2019 May;23(5):234-235.
  8. Tiserman S, et al., and Wessman BT. The authors reply. Crit Care Med. May 2019 Vol 47 (5):e429.
  9. Shiber J, Wessman BT. The Success and Challenges of Integrating Emergency Medicine with Critical Care Medicine. Ann Emerg Med. Oct 2018 Vol 72 (4): 504-506.
  10. Tisherman S, et al., and Wessman BT. A Case for Change in Adult Critical Care Medicine Training for Physicians in the United States: A White Paper Developed by the Critical Care as a Specialty Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Crit Care Med. Oct 2018 Vol 46 (10): 1577-1584.
  11. Prentice DM, Sona C, Wessman BT, et al. Discrepancies in measuring bladder volumes with bedside ultrasound and bladder scanning in the intensive care unit: A pilot study. J Intensive Care Soc. May 2018 Vol 19 (2): 122-126.
  12. Lynch T, Wessman BT. The Case of the Malpositioned Feeding Tube… While in Plain Sight. Crit Care & Shock. 2018 Vol 21 (2): 47-52.
  13. Page D, Ablordeppey E, Wessman BT, et al. Emergency department hyperoxia is associated with increased mortality in mechanically ventilated patients: a cohort Crit Care. Jan 2018; Vol 22 (1): 9.
  14. Stephens RJ, Ablordeppey E, Wessman BT, et al. Analgosedation Practices and the Impact of Sedation Depth on Clinical Outcomes Among Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation in the ED: A Cohort Study. Chest. Nov 2017; 152 (5): 963-971.

Peer-reviewed abstracts:

  1. Manasco A, Sona C, Creel-Bulos C, Pfeifer E, Abraham J, Peterson C, Wessman BT. Going Up! Improving Emergency Department to Intensive Care Nursing and Physician Transfer of Care. Crit Care Med 2020. Vol 48 (1): 46 (126).
  2. Schallom M, Wessman BT, et al. Measuring Bladder Volumes in the ICU: Is Accuracy Dependent on Device and Clinician? Crit Care Med 2019. Vol 47 (1): 614 (1276).
  3. Conner E, Wessman BT. Efficacy of End of Life Care Delivered in the Emergency Department. Crit Care Med 2019. Vol 47 (1): (406).
  4. Page D, Greer MR, Fuller BM, Wessman BT. A Ten Year Look at Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Medicine Fellows: Comparison of Standardized Exams Results. Annals of Emerg Med. Oct 2018. Vol 72 (4): S127-S128.
  5. Fuller BM, Page D, Wessman BT, et al. Emergency Department Hyperoxia and Increased Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients. Crit Care Med Vol 46 (1): 10.
  6. Ablordeppey E, Wessman BT, et al. Focused Pocus: A Concise Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training Program for Critical Care Providers. Crit Care Med Vol 46 (1): 164.
  7. Schrupp A, Pollard K, Wessman BT, et al. Patient and Family Communication Bundle Implementation in an Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Med 2018. Vol 46 (1): 413.
  8. Pollard K, Schrupp A, Wessman BT, et al. Development of a Standardized Family Communication Bundle for use in an Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Med 2018. Vol 46 (1): 414.
  9. Stephens RJ, Wessman BT, et al. Analgosedation practices and the impact of sedation depth on clinical outcomes Among Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation in the ED: A Cohort Study. Chest 2017. ePub June
  10. Fuller BM, Wessman BT, et al. Emergency department lung-protective ventilation reduces pulmonary complications: The LOV-ED Trial. Crit Care Med 2016. Vol 44, No 12 (Suppl) 51.
  11. Fuller BM, Wessman BT, et al. The impact of an ED ventilator protocol on adherence to lung-protective ventilation in ARDS. Crit Care Med 2016. Vol 44, No 12 (Suppl) 940.
  12. Fuller BM, Wessman BT, et al. Lung-protective ventilation in the emergency department reduces mortality in patients with ARDS. Crit Care Med 2016. Vol 44, No 12 (Suppl) 987.
  13. Fuller BM, Wessman BT, et al. An ED ventilator protocol increases lung protection for patient at risk of complication. Crit Care Med 2016. Vol 44, No 12 (Suppl) 1013.

Invited publications:

  1. Wesssman BT, et al. Prone Positioning. What Do I Do Next: Emergency Medicine. Emlet L. [in press] 2020. (book chapter)
  2. Wessman BT, et al. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. What Do I Do Next: Emergency Medicine. Emlet L. [in press] 2020. (book chapter)
  3. Wessman BT. Member Spotlight: Supporting Chromosome 18 Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Connections. Dec 2018 Vol 17 (6): 11.
  4. Wessman BT, et al. Commonly Missed Traumatic Injuries: Blunt/Penetrating. The Emergency Medicine Trauma Handbook. Koyfman, A, Long B. pub (book chapter)
  5. Wessman BT, et al. End of Life Care in the Emergency Department. Emergency Department Critical Care. Shiber, J et al. pub 2018. (book chapter)
  6. Wessman BT, et al. Hypertensive Emergencies. Emergency Department Critical Care. Shiber, J et al. pub 2018. (book chapter)
  7. Wessman BT, et al. Critical Care Medicine Ultrasound, Echocardiography, and Bronchoscopy: Coding and Documentation Overview. Coding and Billing for Critical Care: A Practice Tool, 7th Society of Critical Care Medicine, pub 2018. (book chapter)
  8. Wessman BT, et al. Pancreatitis. The Washington Manual of Emergency Medicine. Levine, M et al. pub 2017. (book chapter)
  9. Wessman BT, et al. Glycemic Emergencies. The Washington Manual of Emergency Medicine. Levine, M et al. pub 2017. (book chapter)
  10. Wessman BT, et al. Mechanical Ventilation. The Washington Manual of Emergency Medicine. Levine, M et al. pub 2017. (book chapter)
  11. Wessman BT, et al. End of Life Care in the Emergency Department. The Washington Manual of Emergency Medicine. Levine, M et al. pub 2017. (book chapter)
  12. Wessman BT, Green J. End of Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit. The Washington Manual of Critical Care, 3rd Kollef, M et al. pub 2017. (book chapter)
  13. Wessman BT, et al. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. SOCCA Resident Guide 2017. pub 2017. (book chapter)
  14. Wessman BT, et al. Routine Monitoring. SOCCA Resident Guide 2017. pub 2017. (book chapter)
  15. Wessman BT, et al. Self-Assessment in Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care 8th Edition. Zanotti-Cavazzoni, S et al. pub 2016. (question writer)
  16. Wessman BT, et al. History and Update in Critical Care Certification. Critical Care Emergency Medicine, 2nd Farcy, D et al. pub 2016. (book chapter)