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Emergency Medicine Days 2017
March 13-15, 2017
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 VIEW THE EM DAYS 2017 AGENDA OVERVIEW!
This year's advocacy event will be held at the Hotel Duval.
Room Rate: $219 per night (Includes overnight valet parking and Wi-Fi in guest room)
To book your hotel room online using our group rate, CLICK HERE.
Reservation Cut-Off Date: February 12, 2017
ACEP Secretary-Treasurer and FCEP Board member Dr. Vidor Friedman was featured in an article published by Kaiser Health News. CLICK HERE to read the article!
REGISTER TODAY FOR DECEMBER'S WEBINAR COURSE!
Altered Mental Status: Approach to the agitated patient
December 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. EST
Presented by Christopher Hunter, MD, PhD
Live webinar via ReadyTalk
This one hour discussion will review the general approach to agitated patients focusing on the safety of both the patient and the provider, and discuss legal and ethical considerations.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR COURSE!
For more information about the 12 different courses in the series, CLICK HERE!
For any registration questions, please contact EMLRC Clinical Education Scheduler Evan Buckley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missed out on the Psychedelic Novel Drugs webinar? Watch it on playback!
Available for viewing through December 17, 2016.
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 US.
Tamas R. Peredy, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Florida Poison Information Center-Tampa
Tampa General Hospital
VIEW THE PLAYBACK VIDEO
Offered FREE of charge with CE.
For full details and continuing education information for the playback webinar, CLICK HERE!
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.
Image courtesy of Nemours Children’s Hospital.
Nemours Children's Hospital was one out of only nine children’s hospitals in the nation to earn this recognition. It is the second time being awarded this distinction in its four years of operation. CLICK HERE to read the press release for information about why Nemours was selected for this elite distinction.
Emergency Medicine Payment Reform Summit
February 9-10, 2017
Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center (EMLRC)
3717 S. Conway Road
Orlando, FL 32812
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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. This summit will focus on future practice model innovation to address new payment risk models, government regulations, coordination of patient care, outcomes, quality measures, cost control and related issues. It will allow for interaction among attendees to create and amplify solutions to payment reform and to share learned knowledge externally within the Emergency Medicine community.
State and national EM leadership including:
Click here to download the EM Payment Reform Summit agenda.
- EM group business leaders
- Practice management companies
- Revenue cycle management companies
- ED Medical Directors
- EMS leaders
- Academic institution leaders
- Hospital executives
- Nursing leadership
- All with an interest in becoming change agents and entrepreneurial implementers
Updated information about EM Payment Reform Summit can be found by CLICKING HERE!
A severely ill child can cause doubt and overcautious behavior on the part of any healthcare provider. Pediatric patients requiring emergency care have unique needs, often requiring specialized equipment and training of personnel. The Unfamiliar Pediatrics - A Closer Look program is designed to provide all prehospital providers with up-to-the-minute education and training to rapidly assess and treat a severely ill or critically injured child.
Topic: Newborn Resuscitation
January 26, 2017
Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center (EMLRC)
3717 S. Conway Road
Orlando, FL 32812
Morning Session: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1-5 p.m.
Registration cap is 25 persons per session
The first session of FCEP & EMRLC's Unfamiliar Pediatrics - A Closer Look program targets the critical components and skills necessary for successful newborn resuscitation. The program will utilize a combination of didactic lectures, hands-on skill stations, and interactive high-fidelity simulation scenarios to introduce participants to the concepts and techniques involved in newborn resuscitation.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS SESSION'S AGENDA!
Updated information about Unfamiliar Pediatrics — A Closer Look can be found by CLICKING HERE!
PAMI (Pain Assessment and Management Initiative) is introducing a new resource to help nurses and physicians treat patients who present with pain. As part of a comprehensive program, the Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain provides a much needed Discharge Algorithm for Pain Related Complaints. This algorithm assists providers in determining if the patient is safe for discharge; considerations for opioid addiction risk, OTC treatment options, and bowel regimens. The toolkit also provides educational handouts– which you can adapt for your own needs– on how certain factors from smoking to poor sleep can affect pain. Finally, patients can review a helpful video explaining a pain analogy from the American Chronic Pain Association called “A Car with Four Flat Tires”. If you have any feedback about our Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Handouts can be accessed through the PAMI website or directly at: http://pami.emergency.med.jax.ufl.edu/discharge-planning/
Follow PAMI on Facebook at https://goo.gl/OMRHMe.
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.
Photos from SBS2016 will be uploaded to EMLRC.org and FCEP's Facebook.
If you have not yet completed your course evaluation for our SBS 2016 event, CLICK HERE to fill it out!
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2016-2017 FCEP Annual Calendar!
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!
If you have not yet completed your course evaluation for our CLINCON 2016 event, CLICK HERE to fill it out!
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
Toy injuries, flu season, over-indulging on holiday foods are all reasons hospital emergency room visits spike during the holidays.
For children, that can be a scary experience, but that’s changing for young patients across Tampa Bay.
Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital now have an exclusive partnership to deliver high-tech pediatric care designed to take the fear out of a visit to the doctor.
Cases of the flu increased in some Tampa Bay area counties recently, according to the Florida Department of Health.
The state health department tracks flu activity throughout Florida.
For the week ending Nov. 30, mild flu activity was reported in all Tampa Bay area counties.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
A young woman's weeklong bout of "strange behavior" was caused by a rare disease in which the immune system attacks the brain, according to a new report of the woman's case.
The 27-year-old woman went to the emergency room in Colorado after a week of feeling ill.
Emergency Medicine News
If you're an emergency physician and you crawled out from under your rock at least once in the past nine months, you've probably heard of Alexis M. LaPietra, DO, and her mystical “opiate-free ED.” She and her emergency department at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, have been featured in The Guardian and on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and the NBC Nightly News for trying to make a dent in emergency medicine's dependence on opioids for pain relief.
Medscape (free login required)
Hospital admission is lower when patients with chest pain in the emergency department are assessed with stress echocardiography than when they are assessed with coronary CT angiography, results from a new study suggest. Stress echo is often overlooked in patients with acute chest pain, but "it's a really reasonable option," said principle investigator Jeffrey Levsky, MD, PhD, from the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.
Pain News Network
Opioid pain medication is involved in less than 5 percent of the attempted suicides in the United States, according to a large new study of emergency room visits.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine studied a national database of more than one billion emergency department visits from 2006 to 2013, and found that antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs were far more likely to be used in an attempted suicide than opioid medication.
Harvard Business Review
Calls for teamwork in healthcare are as persistent as they are hard to heed. Over the past decade, a growing number of observers, ourselves included, have called attention to the need for providers to coordinate better across specialties, shifts, departments, and even organizations (for example between primary care and urgent care facilities) to produce safe, affordable, high-quality care.
A significant number of people with HIV have strains of the AIDS-causing virus that are resistant to both older and newer drugs, researchers report. The researchers looked at 712 HIV patients worldwide whose infection was not controlled by antiretroviral drugs. They found that 16 percent of patients whose infection was resistant to modern drugs had HIV mutations linked with resistance to older drugs called thymidine analogues. Among patients whose HIV had this mutation, 80 percent were also resistant to tenofovir, the main drug in most modern HIV treatment and prevention programs.
Emergency Medicine News
Rib fractures are a commonly suspected and encountered diagnosis in the emergency department. X-rays have long been used to evaluate for the fracture and potential complications, such as a pneumothorax. But they are also widely acknowledged to be insensitive in diagnosing minimally displaced fractures or fractures involving the costal cartilage and costochondral junction.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. In addition, the CDC reports over 2 million adverse drug reactions each year leading to emergency room visits, with an estimated 100,000 deaths annually.
U.S. News & World Report
If the next physician you see has a robotic bedside manner, it could be for good reason: That doctor might actually be a robot. Surgical robots that help perform delicate, minimally invasive procedures have been around for more than 15 years. Now, telemedicine robots are roving through emergency rooms, allowing remote specialists to rapidly assess and diagnose patients experiencing strokes when every second counts.
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