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Please join us next Wednesday and Thursday for our quarterly Board and committee meetings at the EMLRC in Orlando, FL. All members are encouraged to attend.
Committee Meetings: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Board Meeting: Thursday, November 29, 2018
- 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: EMS/Trauma
- 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Membership & Professional Development
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Medical Economics & Government Affairs
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch Presentation by EvidenceCare
- 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Education & Academic Affairs
- 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: EMRAF
Committee and Board meetings are open to all. Members are encouraged to attend. Call-in numbers will be released once available.
- 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Joint FCEP/FEMF Board of Directors Meeting
View the 2018-19 Board and Committees Here
EMLRC/FEMF is participating in #GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018. Will you make a donation in support of lifesaving education this year?
Individual and corporate contributions help us sustain and expand our educational programs. These unrestricted funds allow us to respond quickly and meet current needs in EMS and emergency medicine—so all patients receive the best care possible.
Your #GivingTuesday donation will help us fund programs in key areas of need, such as:
How to Donate:
- The opioid crisis
- Pediatric emergency care
- EMS and physician wellness
- Hemorrhage control/stop the bleed
- Human trafficking
- Simulation education
Increase your impact by starting your own Facebook fundraiser and/or encouraging others to donate via social media! Learn How Here
- Donate online at emlrc.org/donate
- Donate on-the-go by texting "EMLRC" to "41444"
- Mail a check to the Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation at 3717 S. Conway Rd, Orlando, FL 32812
Understanding and Managing the Various Clinical Problems Associated with Cocaine Intoxication
By John O'Brien, MD, FACEP
1 hr | 1.0 CME | Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Expires November 27, 2018
There is a large number of clinical emergencies associated with cocaine use. Using a case-based format, we'll explore various cocaine-related problems and describe optimal treatment strategies based on literature and clinical experience. Our goal is to make the learner more comfortable recognizing and managing the many manifestations of cocaine intoxication.
The deadline to renew your DEA license is approaching on Jan. 31, 2019. All DEA-licensed personnel in Florida must take two hours of education on prescribing controlled substances for renewal.
Safe Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain
$25 for FCEP & FHA members | $75 for non-members
Take it Now at EMLRC Online
Are you interested in hosting a live program for your group? Learn More Here
On Monday, a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, killing emergency physician Dr. Tamara O'Neal, first-year pharmacy resident Dayna Less and Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez. All three victims were in the business of selflessly serving others and their lives were cut short by one senseless act of violence. Our hearts are with Mercy Hospital, Chicago police and the victims' families, friends and coworkers as they cope with this devastating loss.
Reading ACEP President Dr. Vidor Friedman's Response Here
In 2017, Florida's emergency responders treated nearly 45,202 drug overdoses. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) wants to help your efforts by providing agencies with free Naloxone through its HEROS program (Helping Emergency Responders Obtain Support). The application period is now open through December 31, 2018; eligible applicants are all Florida agencies that employ emergency responders (law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics). Learn more and apply for access to this lifesaving drug here.
Interested in becoming a Symposium by the Sea 2019 faculty member? We're accepting applications to present until December 12, 2018!
We are particularly interested in presentations with clinical content or those that offer a fresh take on a subject as participants expect to be challenged and informed. Our audience is comprised of emergency medicine physicians, residents, nurses, physician assistants and medical students.
New Speaker Series: Never lectured before? Ever wanted to? This is your chance! Take part in FCEP's New Speakers Series. You will have 15 minutes to deliver any topic relevant to emergency medicine to an audience of your colleague and peers. If interested, please complete the New Speakers Presentation Form in the application packet.
Symposium by the Sea 2019 will be held August 1-4, 2019 at Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Boca Raton, FL.
Learn More & Apply Here
FCEP/FEMF and EMRAF are hosting a raffle to raise funds for Dr. Sal Silvestri’s EMS Research Fund, which will soon issue grants to those who are committed to emergency medicine education and research. Participating in our raffle gives you a chance at winning one of three fabulous prizes!
Each ticket will be entered into a random drawing on December 3, 2018. Suggested cash contributions are $10 for 1 ticket, $40 for 5 tickets and $75 for 10 tickets. Ticket sales end December 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|NOV. 28, 2018
||FCEP Committee Meetings, 9 am-4 pm
||EMLRC in Orlando
|NOV. 29, 2018
||Joint FCEP/FEMF Board Meeting, 9 am-1 pm
||EMLRC in Orlando
|DEC. 11, 2018
||FCEP Board of Directors Conference Call, 11 am-12 pm
|FEB. 7-8, 2019
||Payment Reform Summit — Learn More
|MARCH 11-13, 2019
||Emergency Medicine Days 2019 — Learn more
To see the full calendar, click here.
Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that the two drugstore giants were being added into an existing case against Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, and several other manufacturers. The suit argues that CVS and Walgreens contributed to the opioid epidemic by overselling painkillers and not being diligent enough with stopping illegal sales, according to a statement on the Florida Attorney General's website. According to the lawsuit, Walgreens dispensed billions of opioid dosages in Florida pharmacies since 2006. CVS is alleged to have sold 700 million opioid dosages between 2006 and 2014.
For millions of people, Thanksgiving starts in the kitchen. Unfortunately, so do many safety risks, such as cooking fires. Emergency physicians have offered a few health and safety tips to help Americans avoid a trip to the ER this holiday season.
Newswise via MDLinx
New research presented at the American Public Health Association's 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo reveals new information about the role pharmaceutical fentanyl may be playing in the opioid crisis, linking prescriptions for fentanyl to overdose deaths. The findings raise questions about the many reports that pin fentanyl overdose deaths on illegally manufactured fentanyl. The research found that 44 percent of people who died from fentanyl overdose had previously been prescribed fentanyl by a medical professional, and 37 percent of those people had a prescription for fentanyl within 60 days of their death.
In this interview with Rakhi Dimino, MD, Contemporary OB/GYN investigates the role that hospitalists play in the medical environment, how teams can support each other through traumatic situations and how doctors can prepare themselves as leaders.
Annals of Internal Medicine
Many low-risk patients with acute pulmonary embolism in the emergency department are eligible for outpatient care but are hospitalized nonetheless. One impediment to home discharge is the difficulty of identifying which patients can safely forgo hospitalization. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of an integrated electronic clinical decision support system to facilitate risk stratification and decision making at the site of care for patients with acute PE.
The University of Queensland News via MDLinx
New research from The University of Queensland has found nonantibiotic pharmaceuticals can significantly promote the spread of antibiotic resistance via bacterial mating. A study led by Dr. Jianhua Guo from UQ's Advanced Water Management Centre said while antibiotics were known to promote antibiotic resistance, it wasn't known if nonantibiotic pharmaceuticals could also increase bacterial conjugation. UQ Ph.D. student Yue Wang said the research found that the nonantibiotic carbamazepine significantly enhanced the bacterial conjugation not only within the same bacterial species, but also across bacterial genera.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As an administrator, patient safety is a top priority — and you no doubt are on top of as many established health risk elements as you can be. Research has shown that little-known environmental risks can be surprisingly detrimental to patients' welfare, however. How can you cut these potential hazards before they become bigger problems? Use the following science-driven info to recognize and reduce risk.
The New York Times
Over 25 years in Bronx hospitals, Dr. Marianne Haughey has lost count of how many people she has seen die from gun violence. It doesn't stop — a child who found a gun at home, a teenager caught in the middle of a gang shooting, a store owner ambushed at work. The toughest part comes afterward, Dr. Haughey said. She sheds her blood-soaked scrubs, makes a mental note of the victim's name and goes to tell the family. Those experiences fueled angry responses from her and other doctors in recent days to a tweet from the National Rifle Association aimed at their profession: "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane."
Patients who undergo emergency general surgery have a high incidence of Clostridium difficile infection, according to a new report. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis examined 550 patients with EGS between 2008 and 2015 in order to determine the risk factors for C difficile infection. Overall, the total C difficile infection incidence was 12.7 percent, the researchers learned. There did not appear to be any significant differences between the C difficile positive and negative patients within the EGS group. This a considerably high number to consider, the researchers said, as trauma patients have an incidence of about 3 percent, according to study author Adrian A. Coleoglou Centeno, MD.
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