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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.!
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!
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™
Join today the premier grassroots network for emergency physicians and help make a difference on legislation impacting emergency medicine and patients. CLICK HERE to join today!
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.
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.
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
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2015-2016 FCEP Annual Calendar.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
Federal health officials on Monday advised pregnant women to avoid a Miami neighborhood — marking the first time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned against travel to any area within the continental United States — as a Zika outbreak in South Florida has led to 10 more local cases spread by mosquitoes.
In need of a strategy to deal with unexpected surges in emergency department use, a Florida health system controlled the volume by combining triage with telemedicine, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
Looking to offset ED overcrowding, Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables created a “TeleTriage” program to stem the flow.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
About 10 percent of patients with advanced cancer presenting to the emergency department were found to have delirium, according to the results of a single-center study published in Cancer.
“Delirium was frequently missed by emergency department physicians despite prior education on delirium,” wrote researchers led by Ahmed F. Elsayem, MD, MPH, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. “This finding highlights the need for systematic screening for delirium in advanced cancer patients visiting the emergency department.”
Kaiser Health News
One of the key indicators of the quality of a hospital's care is how frequently its patients are readmitted within a month after being discharged. A study this month examined readmission rates for pediatric patients and found that nearly 30 percent of them may have been preventable. The study, published online by the journal Pediatrics, reviewed the medical records and conducted interviews with clinicians and parents of 305 children who were readmitted within 30 days to Boston Children's Hospital between December 2012 and February 2013. It excluded planned readmissions such as those for chemotherapy.
U.S. News & World Report
A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, which is 100 times as potent as fentanyl, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states. Authorities say they've found carfentanil mixed with or passed off as much weaker heroin. A central Ohio man suspected of selling carfentanil as heroin was recently indicted on charges, including murder in connection with 10 overdoses and one death. Investigators are still trying to track down the source. Carfentanil also has been suspected in overdoses or found in Akron and Cincinnati, central Kentucky and western Florida.
Teams have been working for years to identify the biological underpinnings of both risk for suicidal behavior and for predicting the lethality or medical consequences of suicidal behavior. They have shown that if you compare those who are depressed and have had SB to those who are depressed but do not have suicidal behavior, you can see clear differences in the serotonin system using Positron Emission Tomography and a molecule tagged with radioactivity.
Stock News USA
A group of scientists from the U.K. discovered that women who have their appendix removed become pregnant more quickly.
The researchers from the Dundee University do not exactly know what is the exact link between the conceiving process and the surgical removal of the appendix.
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
A street drug sold illegally as the prescription painkiller Norco is much stronger and more dangerous than the real medication, researchers warn.
"Street Norco is almost indistinguishable from brand-name Norco in appearance, but can be lethal," said Dr. Patil Armenian of the University of California, San Francisco. She is the lead author of a new case study involving the drug.
A team of Brown University researchers has been able to watch in real time what happens to neurons after they experience the kinds of forces involved in a blow to the head. Their findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, could help scientists to understand how traumatic brain injury unfolds at the cellular level.
Reuters via Scientific American
As trampoline parks are becoming more common in the U.S., so are emergency department visits for injuries that happen at these recreational facilities, a new study suggests.
"I don't think trampoline park injuries are increasing because they are especially dangerous compared to home trampolines, but rather because of their growing popularity and the increasing number/availability of these facilities," said lead study author Dr. Kathryn Kasmire, a researcher at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford.
Researchers have just created a virtual brain that can reconstitute the brain of a person affected by epilepsy for the first time. From this work we understand better how the disease works and can also better prepare for surgery. These results are published in Neuroimage. Researchers have succeeded for the first time in developing a personalized virtual brain, by designing a base "template" and adding individual patient information, such as the specific way the brain's regions are organized and connected in each individual.
One of the most vexing issues coding professionals face when coding for infusions and drug administration is the absence of start and stop times.
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Transmittal 902, hospitals are to report codes that indicate the actual time in which an infusion is administered to a beneficiary. If the start and stop times are not recorded, which unfortunately happens more often than we desire, then the coder is often forced to code an IV push.
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