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Click on the image below to download a PDF version of a flier from the Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) and Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) with information describing the Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative in more detail and the benefits offered to participants. HSAG will work with Emergency Departments and Outpatient Facilities, including Urgent Cares to establish Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) activities that meet the CDC core elements.
Dear FCEP Members,
This is official notice, per Bylaws, for call for 2017-2018 Councillors. FCEP has 18 councillor positions for 2017, 9 of which are currently filled.
If you are interested in serving as an FCEP Councillor for the 2017-2018 ACEP Council Meetings, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 15th.
Criteria to serve as an FCEP Councillor is as follows:
a. Member of the Chapter
b. Active involvement in Chapter as evidenced by committee membership and/or attendance at the meetings of the Board of Directors
c. Plans to attend Councillor meetings for at two (2)-year term.
The video released by the American College of Emergency Physicians on March 20, 2017, right in the midst of many states' legislative sessions, discusses what emergency medicine is and the important role emergency physicians play in the medical field. Click the picture above to view the video!
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: Susan_Yarcheck@teamhealth.com.
Advanced Pediatric Life Support – Immersive Simulation Course
Friday & Saturday, June 9 & June 10, 2017
Nemours Children’s Hospital
13535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
CLICK ON THE ABOVE FLIER IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER TODAY!
Discount registration price for FCEP members, Residents, Fellows, Nurses, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.
Includes 3 hours of pediatric emergency and trauma related CEU/CME Credits.
Join us in learning a little ChildLIfe 101!
In light of current opioid concerns, there is a need for "tools" and resources to innovatively treat pain by nonpharmacologic measures alone or in combination with medications. All course materials are free access and can be adapted for your own ED, EMS, or hospital program.
When: Friday, April 21st, 2017
- Stepwise Approach to Pain Management
- Behavioral Responses to Pain by Developmental Stage (newborn to young adult)
- Conversation and Therapeutic Language
- Psychological & Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
Distraction, guided imagery, coaching, music and more!
- Physical (sensory) Interventions
Comfort positioning, hot/cold treatments, pressure
- Distraction Toolbox Development and Components
- Case Scenarios, Videos, and Resources
Where: University of Florida College of Medicine/UF Health
Learning Resource Center Auditorium
655 West 8th St
Jacksonville FL 32209
Fee: No charge
Register now and receive a free sample Distraction Toolbox at the conference.
Visit: http://pami.emergency.med.jax.ufl.edu/ or call 904-244-8617 (Raina Davidman, EMT, LPN, MBA-project manager)
Course flyer: https://com-jax-emergency-pami.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2017/02/ChildLife-101-flyer-final.pdf
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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By Dorothy L. Tengler
Despite limited resources, emergency departments face ever-increasing demand to provide effective clinical care. Overburdening EDs with minor eye problems is a growing issue. From 2006 to 2011, a study reported 11,929,955 ED visits for eye problems across the U.S., and nearly half of these visits (44.3 percent) were categorized as nonemergent. In a new study, researchers reported that 1 in 4 people who visit the ED for eye problems have mild conditions.
It’s noon. Lunchtime for most people. But here, at the hospital, it’s surge time — one of two times each day, the other around 6 p.m., when the emergency room suddenly fills up.
A car accident, chest pains, stroke, burns, stubbed toe — whatever it is, the medical team at Manchester’s Catholic Medical Center is ready for it. They move from bed to bed, figuring out who needs what care and how fast. Blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs are ordered.
The Clinical Advisor
Buprenorphine/naloxone treatment initiated in the emergency department (ED) and prolonged for 10 weeks in primary care improved treatment engagement and reduced opioid use compared with referral or brief intervention.
"This study represents a new paradigm for ED-initiated treatment of opioid use disorder with referral for ongoing care," stated lead investigator Gail D'Onofrio, MD, in an interview with Clinical Pain Advisor.
Almost everyone has a delirium story, although they don't always know it's called that. Most will recall the experience of a grandmother, a father, a child, a friend who became very confused in hospital, and in some cases died or was never the same again.
Health professionals tell of the distressing experiences of patients or their own family members. Some people recall their own experience of delirium during illness or injury, and for the first time have a name and explanation for what happened to them.
A study published in the Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) found variations across children’s hospitals in regards to diagnostic imaging when evaluating patients with appendicitis. These distinctions were due to the variations in hospital-level resources.
While many professional organizations recommend minimizing CT and instead using ultrasound as a first line of imaging for pediatric appendicitis, this was not the case in some hospitals.
Kaiser Health News
When Donna Helen Crisp, a 59-year-old nursing professor, entered a North Carolina teaching hospital for a routine hysterectomy in 2007, she expected to come home the next day.
Instead, Crisp spent weeks in a coma and underwent five surgeries to correct a near-fatal cascade of medical errors that left her with permanent injuries. Desperate for an explanation, Crisp, who is also a lawyer, said she repeatedly encountered a white wall of silence.
As President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress look to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a new poll finds that 95% of Americans want health insurance companies to cover emergency medical care.
Indeed, Morning Consult’s poll of 1,791 registered voters conducted on behalf of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) indicates that the public believes emergency care should be a basic benefit of all health insurance plans.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act mandated that healthcare organizations comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and implement electronic records systems by 2015. That date has passed, and now all complying health care organizations are storing their patients' records electronically. This digital storage simplifies access, updates, reporting and use by clinicians and their patients, but it also brings with it the same threats to data that financial organizations have faced for years.
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