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Symposium by the Sea, the annual meeting of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, is an educational opportunity designed for the busy emergency physician, resident, nurse, physician assistant and allied health professional with a high-demand for information regarding the ever-changing EM practice environment. This year's agenda will focus on "Technology in the Emergency Department".
This year FCEP will be celebrating its 45TH ANNIVERSARY at the
Casino Night sponsored by Duva-Sawko/EMPros on
Saturday, August 6 at 8 p.m.!
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES SUNDAY, JULY 31!
CLICK HERE to view the e-Brochure for Symposium the Sea 2016! The brochure lists schedule of events, hotel information and registration fees.
FREE for all FCEP members!*
Don't miss out on the amazing pre-conference opportunities at Symposium by the Sea 2016!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
PRE-CONFERENCE: LLSA for Today - Complete Package
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Includes: LLSA material for 2 years 2015-2016 & Patient Safety
Life Long Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) is one of the four components of the American Board of Emergency Medicine's Maintenance of Certification Program (ABEM MOC). It is intended to encourage and recognize physician continuous learning and professional development. During this one-day robust program, instructors will review and discuss the articles chosen by the ABEM for MOC and participants will engage in a group discussion to further discuss how to integrate into practice the principles of care discussed in the articles. At the end of each year's review participants will take the corresponding year's LLSA test. Additionally there will be a Patient Safety Module review. Participants are required to bring their laptops and ABEM log-in information for use during the program.
PRE-CONFERENCE: Pediatric Emergencies
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This three and a half hour pre-conference will cover various topics on pediatric emergency medicine including fever, pediatric airway, and neonatal resuscitation. It will also incorporate simulation training using pediatric high fidelity patient simulators and review various pediatric procedures such as LP, FB removal, etc.
Don't miss out on our many competitions that are happening at #SBS2016!
Friday, August 5
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Florida EM Resident Case Presentation Competition
Saturday, August 6
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Research Poster Abstract Presentation
Friday, August 5 - Saturday, August 6
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AGENDA FOR MORE INFORMATION!
For full continuing medical education information, CLICK HERE!
SimWARS, CPC & Poster Abstracts Competition
Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m.
We have a variety of Sunday educational sessions offered at Symposium by the Sea 2016!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
I Can't Make it Through my Shift Without...
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Instructor: David Leibowitz, MD
Each shift is different but they all depend on one thing to make it as smooth as possible, efficiency. We all have different methods of creating this magical term but is it working? Let us help you find some ways to improve your RVUs, patient satisfaction and personal satisfaction.
On a blood thinner...and bleeding! Now what?!
Instructor: Jason Wilson, MD, MA, FAAEM
There have been several classes of anticoagulants introduced over the past decade, some with reversal agents and several without. With so many different mechanisms, it can be nerve wracking when you have to remember them, don't be unprepared. This primer on the most relevant anticoagulants and methods of dealing with an adverse reaction can be a life saver!
OUR ROOM BLOCK FOR SYMPOSIUM BY THE SEA 2016 IS SOLD OUT!
Symposium by the Sea 2016 will be held in Naples, FL from August 4-7, 2016 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.
CLICK HERE to reserve your room at the best rate available!
Advanced Practice Provider Skills Camp
September 15-16, 2016
Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center
EMRLC's Advanced Practice Providers Skills Camp is designed by emergency medicine professionals to enhance the knowledge and skills set of individuals caring for patients in the emergency department, urgent care setting or for any professional wanting to brush up on their emergency medicine skills. This two day program focuses on hands-on clinical skills but also contains a variety of informative 50-minute lectures on topics from ranging from orthopedics, cardiovascular emergencies, pediatrics, obstetrics, tips & tricks and many more.
Target Audience: Nurse Practitioners; Physician Assistants; Primary Care Physicians, Urgent Care Center Physicians; any allied health professional seeking a refresh on their EM knowledge.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
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.
- 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™
New! Higher pay rates and generous sign-on bonus! Florida Emergency Physicians is looking for excellent EM 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.
The University of Florida, Department of Emergency Medicine in Gainesville, FL is seeking talented, highly motivated emergency physicians for our Division of Community Emergency Medicine to staff our two freestanding, full-service emergency departments. Successful candidates will hold UF faculty appointments and become part of our team of over 100 faculty, fellows, residents and staff. Only emergency medicine trained and board certified or board eligible candidates should apply.
Our current freestanding emergency department (FSED) in northwest Gainesville has an annual volume of over 36,000 visits and includes 36 hours of physician coverage and 12 hours of advanced practice provider coverage. Our newest FSED will be located in southwest Gainesville and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. We expect similar volume to our northeast FSED, with 24 hours of physician coverage and 12 hours of additional physician or advanced practice provider coverage for the first year.
The UF Department of Emergency Medicine is affiliated with UF Health Shands Hospital, an 872-bed teaching hospital with a Level 1 trauma center and burn center, and is the major referral center for North Central Florida.
Our FSEDs offer physicians the opportunity to independently practice community-based emergency medicine, while enjoying the academic benefits of working in the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges and nine major research institutes on a single contiguous campus. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration — both within our department and with the College of Medicine — in addition to teaching, research and administrative interests.
Gainesville is a beautiful, dynamic and vibrant college town, centrally located in North Florida. Residents are close to major airports, family entertainment and some of the best beaches in the world. Home of the “Gator Nation”, award-winning college sports and year-round outdoor activities, Gainesville has repeatedly been voted as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
Join the UF College of Medicine faculty and earn an extremely competitive salary as a UF assistant or associate professor in a community-practice setting. Enjoy the full range of University of Florida state benefits, including occurrence-type medical malpractice; health; life and disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; and a generous retirement package.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and current CV to:
Thomas F. Payton, MD, MBA, FACEP
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
Medical Director, Adult Emergency Medicine
Arman Razavipour, MBA
Department of Emergency Medicine
UF — College of Medicine
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
PAMI has a new learning module that focuses on nonpharmacologic management of pain in adults and children in emergency settings. The module provides 2 hours of free CME, reviews ways to reduce anxiety and pain in all ages and discusses cognitive-behavioral and physical interventions. Please email us at email@example.com for feedback or copies of the learning modules. For more information visit the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI). Follow PAMI on Facebook
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| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
Florida health officials are investigating a Zika infection in Miami-Dade County that may be the first acquired within the state, according to an announcement.
Health officials reported they are conducting an epidemiological investigation in collaboration with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hospitals in central Florida are beefing up security in the wake of a deadly shooting at an area facility. And at least one hospital plans to employ armed guards, a practice that some say will endanger patient safety.
The actions are in response to a shooting earlier this month at Parrish Medical Center, a not-for-profit, 210-bed acute care hospital in Titusville.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
Despite recent reports that the medical community is divided on the validity of shaken baby syndrome, a new survey finds that a large majority of physicians believe it is a valid diagnosis, according to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics.
The findings show a very high medical consensus that shaking a young child can result in subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal hemorrhage, coma, or death.
In some parts of the country, you have to get up early to recruit an orthopedic surgeon — at least 18 to 24 months early.
Michael Patterson, CEO of Mississippi Valley Surgery Center in Davenport, Iowa, began recruiting the latest addition to his orthopedic practice while he was still in residency. The new recruit still had a full year to go on a surgical fellowship in total joints when the wooing began.
Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
The study, published online in the journal Patient Education and Counseling, is thought to be among the first to explore the positive aspects of physicians' attitudes towards their patients. Of the 25 physicians interviewed, 22 respondents reported having favorite patients, with some characterizing them as a type of patient they regularly encounter in their practice and others as several standout patients they had treated over the course of their career.
HealthDay News via Endocrinology Advisor
Stress and burnout are increasingly prevalent among physicians, with serious personal and professional consequences, according to a report published in Medical Economics.
Burnout rates among physicians are much higher than in the general population, with burnout most prevalent in physicians on the "front-line of care." Physicians in the fields of emergency medicine, family medicine, and general internal medicine are at the highest risk.
Managed Care Magazine
With an eye on fast-growing urban and suburban markets, some health care systems are opening tiny, full-service hospitals with comprehensive emergency services but often with fewer than a dozen inpatient beds, according to a report from Kaiser Health News.
These “microhospitals” provide local residents with quicker access to emergency care, and they may also offer outpatient surgery, primary care, and other services.
We don’t always get to choose where we die.
But research suggests that over the past two decades fewer people are dying in emergency departments, and more are spending their final days or weeks in hospice care. In spite of this shift, some experts say that people should be talking to their families earlier about end-of-life issues before illness takes away their ability to communicate their wishes.
The Clinical Advisor
Over the years, the culture of emergency departments (EDs) has changed. Far gone are the days when EDs were used solely for emergencies; today, we treat patients not only for their true emergencies, but for their warts, their hang nails, and their other less-than-emergent problems. As the number of people visiting the ED continues to rise, clinicians are faced with the problem of having to finding a place for these patients.
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