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The Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) has five (5) Board positions available for 2016. If you are interested in serving on the FCEP Board of Directors, please submit a letter of interest to the Board Nominating Committee no later than May 15, 2016 either by mail or email.
If you’re sending you letter of interest by mail, use the below attention and address:
Attention: Beth Brunner
If you’re sending your letter of interest through email, send to email@example.com.
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
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a) Member of Chapter for at least two years prior to nomination.
Elected directors shall serve a term of three (3) years and shall be eligible to serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms. The vacant seats of the directors shall be elected by mail or electronic ballot by a majority vote of the members voting.
b) Active involvement in Chapter as evidenced by committee membership or other activity.
The Board of Directors shall meet at least four (4) times per year. Notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors shall be sent by mail to each member of the Board at his or her last recorded address at least 10 days in advance of such meetings. Alternatively, notice of all meetings can be transmitted electronically to the last known electronic mail address of the member. Notice may be waived with the written consent of two-thirds of the Board members. Unless prohibited by law, Board meetings may be conducted by other means of communication including telecommunication. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board.
Board members will take office at the Annual Board Meeting immediately following the election of officers on August 4, 2016.
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 (Miami) have teamed up to bring you this powerful, comprehensive Emergency Medicine Board Review Course.
Click here for more information and to register today, and check out the recently released promotional video for FCEP/FEMF’s 2nd Annual Emergency Medicine Written Board Review Course!
- 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™
Click here to see the promo video.
Symposium by the Sea is an educational opportunity designed for the busy emergency physician, resident, nurse, physician assistant, and allied health professionals with a high-demand for information regarding their ever-changing practice environment. In addition to education sessions, the conference features other exciting events such as Simulation Wars “SimWars”, Florida EM Resident’s Case Presentation Competition (CPC), Wine, Beer & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors, Medical Student Forum, EM Resident’s Association of Florida Networking Reception, and social events on Friday and Saturday Evenings. For more information and to register today, click here.
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:
Click here for more information and to register today!
- EMS/Fire administrators
- EMS Medical Directors
- EMS educators
- Emergency Physicians
- Emergency Physician Assistants
- Emergency Nurses
- And other allied health professionals
CLICK HERE to view the e-Brochure for CLINCON 2016! The brochure lists schedule of events, hotel information and registration fees.
Children who require emergency care have unique needs, especially when emergencies are serious or life threatening. Access to optimal emergency care for children is affected by the knowledge and skill level of the responding EMS personnel. This course is designed to educate EMS professionals on how to assess a pediatric patient in the field. Our one-day robust program includes both didactic lectures and hands-on skills stations. Didactic lectures will cover topics like trauma, pain management, transport and special needs as it relates to the pediatric patient. Skills stations will complement didactic lectures. To learn more about the event and to register, CLICK HERE.
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 20th and 21st!
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.
Generous sign-on bonus! Florida Emergency Physicians is looking for excellent Emergency Medicine Physicians to staff EDs near Orlando, FL. Work for one of the larger, truly independent EM groups in the nation. Comprehensive benefits package, leadership opportunities, and relocation assistance available. Send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new, FREE access CE course focusing on Prehospital Pain Management for Adults, Children, and Special Populations is now available! This online learning module covers pain assessment in the field using pain scales and the OPQRST-APSN method; pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments; patient safety aspects of pain management and much more! The module includes a large pediatric focus and provides 2 hours of CEU/CMEs. This module and the PAMI Pediatric module can be used to meet pediatric CME/CEU requirements for emergency care providers at medical director discretion or can be adapted to individual agency needs. Visit the PAMI website at http://pami.emergency.med.jax.ufl.edu/ to learn more!
Sacred Heart Hospital in beautiful Pensacola, Florida is seeking a Medical Director/EM Attending physician for their very busy, quality focused Emergency Department.
The ideal candidate will be a Board-certified, experienced Emergency Medicine physician with demonstrated leadership expertise. Position requires a minimum of five (5) years director experience. Candidate must be a team player and possess superior interpersonal and communication skills.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
The candidate will commit to at least four (4) days/week administrative time and an additional 20% clinical load. This position is employed by Sacred Heart Medical Group, the premier medical group in the region, and provides a very competitive salary with a medical director stipend and a robust benefits package including enhanced CME allowance, malpractice with pre-paid tail coverage, pension plan, and more.
- Process improvement
- Quality Assurance
- Liaison with hospital administration and medical staff
- Department management
- Coverage of clinical shifts
For more information, please contact Sacred Heart Health System Physician Recruiter Valarie Baker at email@example.com.
Sacred Heart Health System is part of Ascension Health Care, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. We are located in beautiful Pensacola, a hidden jewel on the Gulf Coast.
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Florida Hospital is opening a multidisciplinary practice for heart failure patients to reduce their odds of returning to the hospital and to improve their care.
To access the new Heart Success Center patients need to have insurance.
Palm Beach Post
In an interview with Health News Florida, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy emphasized that the disease of addiction — be it alcoholism or heroin dependence — is a disease of addiction and is not a moral failing.
The news collective out of Tampa caught up with Murphy in Cleveland earlier this mother where he gave the keynote speech at the annual Association of Health Care Journalists conference.
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The first commercial test for Zika virus has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the test's developers, Quest Diagnostics, the newly approved diagnostic tool will become available to clinicians in the United States and Puerto Rico as early as the first week in May. Puerto Rico is considered to be among the most affected areas, compared to the rest of the United States, with potential for hundreds more infections.
New York Daily News
Monkey bars aren’t all fun and games.
Concussions caused by playground accidents are on the rise, according to a new study out Monday. And swings and monkey bars are the biggest dangers.
There’s been a 57 percent increase in ER visits related to sports and recreation head injuries between 2001 to 2009, according to a report by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And playground activity accounted for most of these injuries.
Patients in the emergency room who don't speak English well are slightly more likely to return within days, suggesting their care the first time was not as good as it could have been, researchers say.
In a study in one New York hospital, about 4 percent of English speakers made an unplanned return to the ER within three days, compared to 5 percent of people with limited English.
Most patients with advanced cancer will resort to the emergency department (ED) as their disease progresses, at which time the immediate crisis will be dealt with and a future course of treatment will most likely be set. Depending on the patient's condition, a number of services will intervene, including hospice. However, despite the fact that research has shown that early palliative care intervention improve patient outcomes, it is less frequent for palliative care to be introduced in the ED.
By Joan Spitrey
Popular consumer reporter John Stossel recently wrote an opinion piece on the lack of customer service he received while in the hospital. He was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, for which he was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Although Stossel acknowledged his medical care was excellent, he could not help but notice the lack of customer care that consumers have grown to expect. He brought up some key issues healthcare workers have been navigating for years.
At some hospitals, posters on the wall in the emergency department list the drugs that are in short supply or unavailable, along with recommended alternatives.
The low-tech visual aid can save time with critically ill patients, allowing doctors to focus on caring for them rather than doing research on the fly, said Dr. Jesse Pines, a professor of emergency medicine and director of the Office for Clinical Practice Innovation at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has studied the problems created by shortages.
In this video, Martin Paul, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, discusses a new study in JAMA Surgery that found just seven procedures account for 80 percent of the admissions, deaths, and complications associated with emergency surgeries. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston examined more than 400,000 emergency surgical procedures over a 4-year period.
Paul, who wrote an accompanying editorial, says in the video that the human costs of these emergency surgical procedures are "staggering," and that the study findings could be used to promote quality improvement in these surgeries.
By Mark Huber
The problem of emergency room overcrowding is not new. It creates a chain of failure, particularly when ambulances with critically ill patients aboard — on the ground or in the air — must divert to a secondary hospital, and therefore delay the onset of care.
Diversion often has another unsavory consequence: dropping off insured patients at out-of-network hospitals, subjecting them to sticker shock bills for any work that needed to be done in the facility, but outside the ER. How to best handle this problem has been debated for more than two decades.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new guidance and information for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika virus. (1) Interim guidance for outdoor workers, healthcare and laboratory workers, mosquito control workers, and business travelers to protect against occupational exposure to Zika virus; (2) Interim guidance and recommendations for employers to use to protect their workers; (3) Interim guidance and recommendations for workers to consider to protect themselves from mosquito bites and exposure to an infected person’s blood or other body fluids.
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