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Psychedelic Novel Drugs
November 17, 2016
1:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Tamas R. Peredy, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Live 60-minute webinar via ReadyTalk
Offered FREE of charge with CE
This one hour discussion will describe the historical background of natural substances initially used to facilitate psychotherapy by inducing hallucinations. Although the therapeutic psychological applications were quickly abandoned, the properties of causing hallucinations continued to be exploited for illicit abuse. As powerful serotonin agonists, this subgroup of novel psychoactive substances poses a particular risk of seizures, hyperthermia and death. We review the classic agents from the 1960’s to the most recent examples identified in the U.S.
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All licensed EM professionals in Florida and other allied health professionals treating patients affected by street drugs.
For full details and continuing education information for the live webinar, CLICK HERE!
The 7th Annual Hospital Disaster: Planning, Preparations and Response Symposium will be held at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida on February 17, 2017. This year’s program will include a session called “Orlando Regional Medical Center Response to Orlando Terrorist Shooting in June 2016” presented by Mauricio Lynn, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Click here for more information on the symposium, how to register for it and the symposium agenda.
The EMpulse landing page on EMLRC’s website has been redesigned to be more interactive for our members and updated to provide members with the latest issues of the publication.
Click here to see the landing page.
In addition, all the issues from the past year have been uploaded to Issuu (a publication hosting website) and been made available on the FCEP Facebook page via a Facebook app that can be found on the left-hand sidebar. This also allows for our members who are on Facebook to view the latest issue and also share it on their Facebook profiles.
Click here to see the latest EMpulse issues available on Facebook.
These small but very helpful changes to both the website and our Facebook will allow for an easier electronic access to our quarterly publication.
New! Higher pay rates and generous sign-on bonus! Florida Emergency Physicians is looking for excellent EM Physicians to staff EDs near Orlando, FL. Comprehensive benefits package, leadership opportunities, and relocation assistance available. Send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com.
Monday, November 14, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
FEMF Board Meeting
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
9 – 10 a.m.
Medical Economics and Government Affairs Committee
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Membership & Professional Development Committee
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Education and Academic Affairs Committee
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
FCEP Board Meeting
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Emergency Medicine Payment Reform Summit is a two-day event that will feature national faculty who will address Macra and ACA Reform, help develop solutions to address models for payment, and allow for audience interaction with speakers. Registration will be opening soon at EMLRC.org!
Need a quick and easy reference for pediatric nasal medications, procedural sedation dosing, or nerve blocks? Then check out the free PAMI Pain Management and Dosing Guide poster. The poster is organized by medication type or indication, age, and route. It includes information on Intranasal, Topical, Transdermal, Neuropathic, and Procedural Sedation Medications; Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and Equianalgesic Chart; Patient Safety and Discharge Considerations and more! Dosing ranges should be used as a general guide and adapted to specific patient characteristics such as age and co-morbidities. A free downloadable PDF of the dosing guide or poster can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. To obtain a poster for your ED, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 244-8617. Include your mailing address and hospital name.
For more information visit the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI). Follow PAMI on Facebook.
Photos from SBS2016 will be uploaded to EMLRC.org and FCEP's Facebook.
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2016-2017 FCEP Annual Calendar!
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Medscape (free login required)
Dwindling mental health resources are turning the nation's emergency departments (EDs) into a "dumping ground" for psychiatric emergencies, including those involving children.
Results of a poll of more than 1700 emergency physicians conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) reveals that almost one quarter of ED physicians (21 percent) reported they have psychiatric patients waiting in the ED for 2 to 5 days for in-patient beds.
Medical News Today
According to a report published in JAMA, the number of cases in this age group rose by more than 200 percent between 1997 and 2012.
Prescription drug poisoning is now the number one cause of injury-related death in the United States. In 2014, opioid use led to 18,893 deaths in the U.S., and the number of addictions and nonfatal overdoses is on the rise. Emergency department visits related to prescription opioid use are now on a par with those linked to illegal drug use.
Americans are dismayed by sharp hikes in pharmaceutical prices, with more and more declaring their support for price caps on prescription drugs, according to the latest HealthDay/Harris Poll.
Nine out of 10 adults blame pharmaceutical companies either "some" or "a lot" for the high cost of health care, and two-thirds blame them "a lot," the poll revealed.
Medscape (free login required)
Diagnostic errors are a major concern of both patients and clinicians. In a recent survey, more than one half of patients said they were very concerned about being diagnosed properly when they see a healthcare provider in an outpatient setting. In addition, clinicians consistently report encountering diagnostic errors. Moreover, compared with all safety concerns inherent to patient care, providers worry that diagnostic errors are most likely to cause serious harm or death.
The Columbus Dispatch
Linda thought she was having a heart attack.
She even did a Google search and saw that a lot of her symptoms matched — chest pain, difficulty breathing and fatigue.
But I wasn’t convinced.
Linda was a 61-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who had undergone six cycles of chemotherapy. She was as thin as a rail and a bit pale.
The Associated Press via PBS
Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found.
The analysis by AP and consulting firm Avalere Health found that about one-third of U.S. counties will have only one health marketplace insurer next year.
Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids’ migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, in a study that may lead doctors to rethink how they treat a common ailment in children and teens.
Kaiser Health News
In July 2013, a man arrived in the emergency room of a California hospital seeking treatment for his child. But when the intern on call walked in to see him, the father looked at her name tag and demanded another physician. As a Palestinian, he didn’t want his child treated by a Jewish doctor. The intern turned to her resident supervisor, Emily Whitgob, who told her colleagues about the incident.
Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said it has notified clinicians to stop implants of one of its cardiac pacemakers, citing reports of problems with electronic data reporting caused by a battery malfunction that could put patients at risk. The affected device is the Nanostim leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP). St. Jude, which is being acquired by Abbott Laboratories, said it had seven reports of lost telemetry and heart pacing output from the devices.
By Lynn Hetzler
Healthcare professionals often administer therapeutic hypothermia to optimize survival of cardiac arrest. While there are several studies that support therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, there had been no studies investigating its use for in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) — until now. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association aimed to evaluate the association between therapeutic hypothermia and survival after IHCA.
Every year, more than 32,000 Americans die from gunshot wounds. A significant proportion of these deaths involve head wounds. Despite this massive public health burden, researchers know little about the variables that determine whether a victim of these injuries will live or die.
Now, for the first time ever, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have developed a system to help answer this question.
Infection Control Today
Diagnosis of influenza in older adults may be complicated by atypical presentations or when patients present with complications of an underlying illness. Lam, et al. (2016) aimed to identify clinical characteristics and epidemiological factors associated with influenza among community-dwelling adults aged ≥60 years presenting to emergency departments.
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