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Scott Michael Alter, MD, FACEP
David Ball, DO, FACEP
Joshua G. Briscoe, MD, FACEP
Jordan GR Celeste, MD, FACEP
Jillian Ann Davison, MD, FACEP
Laura J. Eliseo, MD, MPH, FACEP
Sarah M Fowles, DO, FACEP
Karl W Huesgen, MD, FACEP
Giuliano De Portu, MD, FACEP
Patrick Hughes, DO, FACEP
Jennifer S. Jackson, MD, FACEP
Angus M Jameson, MD, FACEP
Jason Jones, MD, FACEP
Sara E Kirby, MD, FACEP
Larry Lee Land, MD, FACEP
Adam Ethan Leisy, MD, FACEP
Josephin Mathai, DO, FACEP
Ilka Langston McKinney, MD, FACEP
Raymond Merritt, DO, FACEP
David A Meurer, MD, FACEP
Mark A Newberry, DO, FACEP
Rakesh S Parekh, MD, FACEP
Austin Daniel Payor, DO, FACEP
Russell D Radtke, MD, FACEP
Hector Rivera, MD, FACEP
Lourdes R Rodriguez, MD, FACEP
Javier Rosario, MD, FACEP
Sonbol Shahid-Salles, DO, MPH, FACEP
Kristine Cottral, MD, FACEP
Tricia Swan, MD, FACEP
Sarah Temple, MD, FACEP
This symposium is jointly provided by Jackson Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
The purpose of this symposium is to enhance hospital preparation and response to disasters and emergencies including mass casualty incidents. The symposium is designed for administrative, emergency management, emergency medicine, and other clinical leadership of the hospitals and the physicians, nurses, and operational staff of the hospitals and healthcare systems.
Click here to view the brochure for more information.
The EMLRC staff is participated in a CPR class taught by First Response Training Group's Ivan Rios as part of a team building exercise.
Thank you to all our attendees, faculty and EMLRC staff that helped make APP Skills Camp – Fall 2017 a great success!
Missed out on APP Skills Camp? We will be offering our program again in spring 2018! Please check our website in the coming months for more details.
The Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center (EMLRC) is proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned online continuing educational portal (EMLRC Online) for the Emergency Medicine and EMS community!
EMLRC Online provides access to quality education courses at the office, at home or on the move - all of our courses are compatible with the leading desktop browsers and mobile platforms. EMLRC Online is built for mobility!
Visit EMLRC Online today to learn more about our offered online courses and earn continuing education credits!
Emergency Medicine Days in Tallahassee is the premier advocacy event each year for the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. All members are invited each spring to our state capital to spend time face-to-face with their legislators, lobbying for legislation that will provide better access to quality care for our patients. At EM Days, FCEP members gather with their colleagues and lobby for a better emergency medicine climate in Florida.
Click here to register today!
This two-day conference will bring together Emergency Medicine leaders from across the U.S. who are preparing to address the new world of healthcare delivery and payment reform.
To view the agenda for #EMPRS2018, click here!
Don’t miss out! Click here to register today!
UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|JAN. 16-18, 2018
||Emergency Medicine Days 2018
— Click here to register
|FEB. 22-23, 2018
||EM Payment Reform Summit 2018
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|JULY 10-14, 2018
— More details coming soon
|AUG 2-5, 2018
||Symposium by the Sea 2018
— More details coming soon
To see the full calendar, click here.
On a recent afternoon, a taxi pulled up to the dePoo Medical Building, 1200 Kennedy Drive in Key West, which takes patients for detox or behavioral issues such as bipolar disorders or depression.
A woman stepped out of the cab and walked through the automatic doors, where staff warmly greeted her as a patient. They knew her by name.
Though she's concerned that emergency rules requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators and 96 hours of fuel supplies were vague, a leading House Republican said that state healthcare agencies should move ahead with implementing a pair of permanent rules.
Rep. Jeanette Nunez, a Miami Republican who chairs the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness, said she is willing to “let (the rulemaking process) continue to play out,” but she acknowledged that the process needs to be done in time for the Legislature to ratify the rules during the 2018 legislative session.
Sarah Bolin's heart infection got so bad last month, the longtime heroin user was passing out by the time she got to Cincinnati's Christ Hospital. She was relieved the infection — called endocarditis — didn't require her to get a pacemaker or replacement heart valve like so many other "girls on the streets."
It did require surgery to remove lesions from infected valves, a 10-day hospital stay and weeks of IV antibiotics and nursing home care.
A year and a half ago, Kip Wenger, DO, systems medical director of Team Health in Philadelphia, found himself tending to a colleague in the ER who died of her self-inflicted wounds.
Hit hard, the emergency room physician for 31 years describes the suicide as a “wake up call.” Sadly, it was not even the first time he’d lost a colleague to suicide.
“I can count on more than one hand colleagues of mine who have taken their own life,” he said. The physician’s death further girded his belief that medicine is overdue for a culture shift that encourages physicians to talk about their mental health and burnout. “Doctors are bad at being vulnerable,” he says.
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Risk for end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality can be elevated in people who develop certain stones, according to a longitudinal cohort study presented in New Orleans at Kidney Week 2017. As part of the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the research team compared 7,008 people who developed stones with about 28,000 control subjects in Olmsted County from 1984 to 2012.
By Keith Carlson
When a patient is admitted to a hospital, the hope is that the patient will improve and go home in short order. Those of us who work in healthcare know about hospital-borne infections and other potential complications of an inpatient stay, and improving a patient's chances of a successful hospitalization is a prudent goal. For all the intentions of hospitals to be healing environments, why do they more often than not feel exactly the opposite?
Treating a patient with a mental health issue is unique within the medical field. They are often dealing with paranoia, anxiety, social withdrawal, depression, or a combination of these symptoms and others.
In addition, society has generally been slow to acknowledge and accept mental illness. There is a still a feeling that a patient may be “faking it” or just needs to “get over it,” so it’s important that we help our patients understand their mental health treatment options.
A new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients, improve survival rates and cut out unnecessary imaging, according to new research published in CMAJ.
Clinical Pain Advisor
Intravenous (IV) treatment with hydromorphone was found to provide less pain relief for acute migraine than IV prochlorperazine in patients admitted to the emergency department, according to a study published in Neurology.
Investigators evaluated pain relief outcomes in 127 patients with acute migraine admitted to 2 emergency departments in New York City. All parties involved — including investigators, patients, clinicians, and research personnel — were blinded during the treatment phase of this study.
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