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For over 40 years, ClinCon has provided the highest quality education to EMS professionals by integrating pre-hospital care research and cutting edge clinical practice. ClinCon offers the continuum of emergency medicine professionals an all-encompassing educational experience that focuses on strengthening practical skills and enhancing clinical knowledge in order to provide the highest quality of care to their patients.
The event is July 12-16, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
The conference is open to the entire continuum of emergency care professionals:
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- EMS/Fire administrators
- EMS Medical Directors
- EMS educators
- Emergency Physicians
- Emergency Physician Assistants
- Emergency Nurses
- And other allied health professionals
The Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation and Florida College of Emergency Physicians’ Emergency Medicine Written Board Review Course is designed to prepare residents for their qualifying exams and seasoned physicians for the recertification ConCert exam. This 4-day course provides a comprehensive review of the core content. In addition, we will define the key approaches for the acute management of commonly presenting emergency medical conditions. This comprehensive review is also perfect for advanced practice providers, nurses and other health professionals seeking emergency medicine education. Faculty from University of Florida (Jacksonville & Gainesville), University of South Florida, Florida Hospital, Orlando Health, and Mount Sinai Medical College (New York & Miami) have teamed up to bring you this powerful, comprehensive Emergency Medicine Board Review Course.
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- A four day all-inclusive program
- Created and delivered by expert faculty from various academic institutions & residency programs
- Ideal for physicians preparing for recertification, residents preparing for qualifying exams, or the medical professional looking for an intensive overview of emergency medicine
- Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Seeking board certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians to staff Florida Hospital's new pediatric emergency departments. Competitive compensation package, excellent benefits and relocation assistance. MORE
Don’t forget about these upcoming FCEP events.
Per FCEP Bylaws and ACEP Allocation of Councillors for Florida, FCEP has 17 Councillor positions, 4 alternates (per FCEP Bylaws) for the October 14-15 ACEP Council Meeting to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FCEP currently has 12 Councillors who were either elected last year (two-year term), or serve as Immediate Past President, President, or President-elect.
There are five positions available for the 2016-2017 term.
If you are interested, please email email@example.com no later than April 10, including information on your involvement listed in this pdf.
FCEP Board member Dr. Kristin McCabe-Kline’s op-ed was published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on March 2. Click here to read the article!
Congratulations to her and to all our FCEP leaders on all their hard work they've been contributing for our balance billing media efforts!
FCEP President-Elect Dr. Jay Falk (left) and SunTrust Bank's Assistant Vice President of Business Banking Chad Weinkauf.
Part of FCEP’s mission is to advance emergency medicine and improve access to emergency care through advocacy. Help to further this cause by supporting these Political Action Committees (click on the link below to donate):
Physicians for Emergency Care (PEC) and Emergency Care for Florida
Committee interest for FY 2016-17 is now open. Various ACEP publications will outline the process for members and information is also on the ACEP web site. Members interested in serving on a committee, and who are not currently serving on a national committee, must submit a completed committee interest form and CV by May 16, 2016.
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2015-2016 FCEP Annual Calendar.
Don't forget the next FCEP committee meetings, FCEP Board meeting and FEMF Board meeting are on April 20 and 21!
Intranasal analgesics can provide effective pain control, especially during difficult IV access in the ED or EMS setting. Remember to use an atomizer, the most concentrated solution, and divide total dose between each nostril to enhance absorption. The PAMI Pain Management and Dosing Guide provides a quick reference to the most commonly used intranasal medications. Dosing ranges should be used as a general guide and adapted to specific patient characteristics such as age and comorbidities.
For a free laminated trifold pocket card email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-244-8617. The PAMI team would appreciate your feedback on the dosing guide, including how it has improved patient care and safety.
For more information visit the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) at http://pami.emergency.med.jax.ufl.edu/. Follow PAMI on Facebook at https://goo.gl/OMRHMe.
The EMLRC has been a leader in lifesaving education throughout the United Sates for over 20 years and is both a CECBEMS and Florida Department of Health accredited provider of continuing education for the EMS community.
EMLRC’s EMT Refresher Course is for the practicing EMT wishing to re-certify. It both meets and exceeds the Florida Department of Health Bureau of EMS’ and the NREMT’s re-certification requirements as it offers a maximum of 32 hours of continuing education. The course includes topics on airway management, patient assessment, and medical and trauma emergencies. Participants will also have the opportunity to re-certify in CPR/BLS.
To register, click here. To view the agenda click here. For more information on hotels, click here.
Three new Zika virus infections were confirmed in Miami-Dade on Thursday, raising the county's number of cases to 22 people and the statewide total to 47, the Florida health department reported.
None of the Zika infections confirmed in Florida were locally transmitted, health officials said, and only four people are still exhibiting symptoms, which include fever, joint pain, rash and red eyes that generally last one week to 10 days, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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To hear a patient's heart, doctors used to just put an ear up to a patient's chest and listen. Then, in 1816, things changed. Lore has it that 35-year-old Paris physician Rene Laennec was caring for a young woman who was apparently plump, with a bad heart and large breasts. Dr. George Davis, an obstetrician at East Tennessee State University who collects vintage stethoscopes, said the young Dr. Laennec didn't feel comfortable pressing his ear to the woman's bosom.
More than 800 of every 1,000 hours psychiatric patients were hospitalized at a rural North Carolina hospital from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2013, were spent in some kind of physical restraint.
That works out to being restrained — often bound by arms and legs — for 33 days out of every 42. It's also more than six times the rate of the hospital with the next highest restraint rate and more than 800 times than the national average, which is less than an hour out of every 1,000. Those data reflect the most recent numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
UCLA researchers have found that doctors can use a specific antibiotic in addition to surgically draining an abscess to give people a better chance of recovery. The discovery turns on its head the long-held notion that surgical drainage alone is sufficient for treating abscesses.
The findings are particularly important because of the emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, which since 2000 has become the most common cause of skin infections — initially in the U.S. and now in many other parts of the world.
Emergency Medicine News
I started the day feeling terrible, but I was certain that I was not an ED patient. It was a weekday, my doctor's office would soon be open, and I was determined to take care of this problem in the proper setting: outpatient. Harumph! “My sinuses are KILLING me,” I told the nurse. “I was up all night coughing from back drip. I kept my wife awake as well. I have sinus problems and lots of sinus medication at home, and absolutely none of it was helping.”
U.S. News & World Report
Heart attacks are a major cause of illness and death in the United States. According to 2013 Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates, about 116,793 people die of a heart attack every year in the United States. Someone has a heart attack every 43 seconds in the United States. In medicine, doctors often use the phrase “time is muscle” to emphasize the importance of rapid diagnosis and treatment of a heart attack. The meaning is simple: The longer we wait, the more damage the heart muscle suffers, and the lower the chances of excellent recovery.
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Monocyte distribution width is a better marker of sepsis than white blood cell count in the emergency department, according to new research.
"In our feasibility study, the new measure, monocyte distribution width, outperformed white blood cell count for discriminating systemic inflammatory response syndrome — or SIRS — from sepsis," said Elliott Crouser, MD, from The Ohio State University Wexner School of Medicine in Columbus.
Pediatric Emergency Care
Emergency departments looking to increase satisfaction scores should focus efforts on decreasing door-to-room times.
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