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By Toni Large, FCEP Lobbyist
Governor DeSantis released his 2020-21 budget recommendations, which includes $54.8 M in total funding to fight the opioid epidemic and invests $12.4 million from the State Opioid Response Grant to provide evidence-based prevention, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and recovery.
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- HB 389: Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus by Rep. Sirois
- HB 309: Prohibited Acts by Health Care Practitioners by Rep. Massullo
- HB 409: Health Care Licensing Requirements by Rep. Pigman
- SB 7012 - Mental Health by Senator Book
- SB 100 Dispensing Medicinal Drugs by Senator Harrell
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31st annual Emergency Medicine Days
January 27-29, 2020
Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, FL
Drugs of Abuse during Pregnancy and Lactation
By Sara Baker, MD
Free & live on November 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm EST
Accredited by ACCME, FBON, FEMS, FPA, CAPCE for 1.0 CE
Substance abuse among pregnant women in the U.S. is increasing. Emergency care providers must be able to recognize and manage the immediate consequences of substance abuse in a pregnant patient. This webinar will review pregnancy complications associated with drugs of abuse, impacts on maternal wellbeing and fetal development, and appropriate treatment options during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
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By Ohio ACEP
EM Review Redefined
San Diego Marriott La Jolla Hotel
January 31 – February 1, 2020
The all NEW review course designed to meet your busy schedule.
Course Registration includes:
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- 2 Days of In-Person Rapid Fire Lectures
- Hundreds of questions, pearls & facts
- Printed and online syllabus
- Online Access to Ohio ACEP’s 5-Day Course
- 1-month Digital subscription to ACEP's PEER
By The News Service Florida
Florida had 51 hepatitis A cases reported last week, bringing the total number of cases this year to 3,079, as of Saturday.
Duval County had the largest number of newly reported cases last week with six, followed by Citrus County with four, according to a News Service of Florida analysis of weekly data from the Florida Department of Health. Pasco, Pinellas and Volusia counties, meanwhile, continue to lead the state in the overall numbers of reported hepatitis A infections with 407,377 and 276 cases, respectively.
State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, who doubles as secretary of the Department of Health, has stressed the importance of vaccinations in the state’s efforts to abate the spread of the virus. The department reported that as of Saturday, 275,468 first-dose vaccinations had been administered, mostly by private health-care providers. County health departments had administered 41 percent of the total first-dose shots, according to department data.
Implementing Warm Hand-Offs Between EDs and Treatment Providers for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
CME: 1.5 credits
Accredited by: ACCME | FBON | FEMS | FPA | CAPCE
Audience: Anyone (if you do not have a license #, type in n/a)
Expires: November 30, 2019
Care coordination is evolving. Learn about the warm hand-off model being implemented in emergency departments nationwide to help patients suffering from opioid use disorder through this free webinar. After all, the number one predictor of an individual dying from an opioid overdose is if they have already survived one.
The Family Juuls: Introduction to vaping and vaping-related illness
By Tory Weatherford, MD
Free & available until November 27, 2019
EM Reimbursement & Innovation Summit
February 27-28, 2020
EMLRC in Orlando, FL
Approved for AMA PRA Category CreditsTM
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FCEP is requesting presentations for its 49th annual meeting and conference, Symposium by the Sea, on August 6-9, 2020 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.
All applications are due to Niala Ramoutar at email@example.com by midnight on December 15, 2019.
- General or Breakout Session (55 mins)
- Rapid Fire Session (25 mins)
- Skills Lab (60-120 mins)
- Preconference Workshop (8 hours max)
- New Speaker (15 mins) (separate application process)
ACEP's Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) would like to see more Florida applications in the 2020-21 grant cycle. Applications are due February 7, 2020; award recipients will be notified in June 2020.
This year, new grant opportunities include:
- Nasal High Flow Therapy for Respiratory Compromised Patients in the Emergency Department, Supported by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
- Reducing Burnout Through Emergency Department Design, Supported by HKS
- Better Prescribing Better Treatment Program - Impact Research, Supported by Washington State Medical Association
- Diagnostics Research, Supported by BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
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UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|JAN. 27-29, 2020
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||Hotel Duval in Tallahassee
|FEB. 27-28, 2020
||Emergency Medicine Reimbursement & Innovation Summit | Learn More
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Almost half of emergency physicians and about 70% of emergency nurses have been physically assaulted at work, according to surveys by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses Association. To address the issue of emergency department violence, the ACEP and ENA have launched "No Silence on ED Violence," a new campaign to help prevent attacks and protect ED professionals and patients.
Infection Control Today
Acute care hospitals reduced Clostridium difficile infections by 12%, central line-associated bloodstream infections by 9%, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 8% between 2017 and 2018, according to the 2018 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report updates 2015 benchmark data, and shows that there has been "significant progress" made across the board. Still, much more needs to be done the CDC notes, adding that about 1 in 31 U.S. patients get at least one infection associated with hospital care every day.
The Washington Post
A flashing red light summoned Dr. Brian Skow to his third emergency of the afternoon, and he hurried to a desk in a suburban office building. He sat in front of an oversize computer monitor, which showed a live video feed from inside a hospital room in eastern Montana. Two nurses were leaning over a patient on a stretcher, checking for a pulse, and squeezing oxygen out of a bag and into the patient's lungs. "I'm Doctor Skow," he said, waving into a camera attached to his computer, introducing himself as the presiding emergency physician even though he was seated more than 700 miles away. "How can we help you today?"
American Academy of Pediatrics
The level of preparedness of an outside community hospital emergency department (ED) for a pediatric patient, especially a critically ill pediatric patient, is unpredictable — adult providers, adult equipment, rarity of children presenting there, unfamiliarity with pediatric diagnoses like a newborn in cardiogenic shock or pediatric sepsis, lack of focus on developing pediatric skills — the challenges go on. However, does the preparedness matter, and how often do critically ill children present to EDs that are not fully equipped to take care of them?
About a month ago, the World Health Organization announced that this year's flu vaccine might not be as effective as we'd hoped. The four strains it was designed to target didn’t match the strains circulating in the Southern Hemisphere: influenza A (H3N2) and influenza B (Victoria). As expected, those two strains that hit the Southern Hemisphere are now striking the United States — in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico.
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Of all sports, football sends the most U.S. males to the emergency room, while cheerleading and gymnastics most often do the same for women and girls, a new report finds. And, overall, U.S. emergency departments see about 2.7 million patients between the ages of 5 and 24 for sports-related injuries each year, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In some cases, these injuries might even be a gateway to opioid addiction.
Health Data Management
A survey of U.S. physicians finds that the lower doctors rate the usability of their electronic health records, the higher the likelihood that they are experiencing symptoms of professional burnout. The study, a joint effort by researchers at the American Medical Association, Mayo Clinic and Stanford, revealed that dermatologists, general surgeons and orthopedic surgeons rated their EHRs especially poorly. Results of the survey also showed that older doctors found EHRs less usable than younger physicians.
Suppose you took a pretty serious tumble while you were out riding your Harley and you scraped the skin off your arm. Your wound might require antibiotics and a series of painful dressing changes. Fast-forward a bit down the road. There's a new technology that could help eliminate some of your discomfort.
In a recent report, the CDC detailed the 2019 list of killer pathogens, and C. auris got the silver medal as the second most urgent pathogen threat in the U.S. What should give people pause is not just the dedication to the 48,700 families that lose a loved one each year to antibiotic resistance or the chilling admonishment to "stop referring to a coming post-antibiotic era — it's already here." The pause-making issue is the absence of "new" details about the C. auris threat and can be crystallized by the CDC statement they are "still trying to figure out how the pathogen emerged simultaneously in four locations across the world."
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