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The Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) has five (5) Board positions available for 2016. If you are interested in serving on the FCEP Board of Directors, please submit a letter of interest to the Board Nominating Committee no later than May 15, 2016 either by mail or email.
If you’re sending you letter of interest by mail, use the below attention and address:
Attention: Beth Brunner
If you’re sending your letter of interest through email, send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
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a) Member of Chapter for at least two years prior to nomination.
Elected directors shall serve a term of three (3) years and shall be eligible to serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms. The vacant seats of the directors shall be elected by mail or electronic ballot by a majority vote of the members voting.
b) Active involvement in Chapter as evidenced by committee membership or other activity.
The Board of Directors shall meet at least four (4) times per year. Notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors shall be sent by mail to each member of the Board at his or her last recorded address at least 10 days in advance of such meetings. Alternatively, notice of all meetings can be transmitted electronically to the last known electronic mail address of the member. Notice may be waived with the written consent of two-thirds of the Board members. Unless prohibited by law, Board meetings may be conducted by other means of communication including telecommunication. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board.
Board members will take office at the Annual Board Meeting immediately following the election of officers on August 4, 2016.
The Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation and Florida College of Emergency Physicians’ Emergency Medicine Written Board Review Course is designed to prepare residents for their qualifying exams and seasoned physicians for the recertification ConCert exam. This 4-day course provides a comprehensive review of the core content. In addition, we will define the key approaches for the acute management of commonly presenting emergency medical conditions. This comprehensive review is also perfect for advanced practice providers, nurses and other health professionals seeking emergency medicine education. Faculty from University of Florida (Jacksonville & Gainesville), University of South Florida, Florida Hospital, Orlando Health, and Mount Sinai Medical College (Miami) have teamed up to bring you this powerful, comprehensive Emergency Medicine Board Review Course.
Click here for more information and to register today, and check out the recently released promotional video for FCEP/FEMF’s 2nd Annual Emergency Medicine Written Board Review Course!
- A four day all-inclusive program
- Created and delivered by expert faculty from various academic institutions & residency programs
- Ideal for physicians preparing for recertification, residents preparing for qualifying exams, or the medical professional looking for an intensive overview of emergency medicine
- Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Click here to see the promo video.
Symposium by the Sea is an educational opportunity designed for the busy emergency physician, resident, nurse, physician assistant, and allied health professionals with a high-demand for information regarding their ever-changing practice environment. In addition to education sessions, the conference features other exciting events such as Simulation Wars “SimWars”, Florida EM Resident’s Case Presentation Competition (CPC), Wine, Beer & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors, Medical Student Forum, EM Resident’s Association of Florida Networking Reception, and social events on Friday and Saturday Evenings. For more information and to register today, click here.
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Tober for being named Physician of the Year by Collier County Medical Society! Dr. Tober was nominated for his work as medical director of Collier County Emergency Medicine Services for his exemplary contributions to the practice of medicine and outstanding service to the community. He will be presented with the award on May 14.
For over 40 years, ClinCon has provided the highest quality education to EMS professionals by integrating pre-hospital care research and cutting edge clinical practice. ClinCon offers the continuum of emergency medicine professionals an all-encompassing educational experience that focuses on strengthening practical skills and enhancing clinical knowledge in order to provide the highest quality of care to their patients.
The event is July 12-16, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
The conference is open to the entire continuum of emergency care professionals:
Click here for more information and to register today!
- EMS/Fire administrators
- EMS Medical Directors
- EMS educators
- Emergency Physicians
- Emergency Physician Assistants
- Emergency Nurses
- And other allied health professionals
Children who require emergency care have unique needs, especially when emergencies are serious or life threatening. Access to optimal emergency care for children is affected by the knowledge and skill level of the responding EMS personnel. This course is designed to educate EMS professionals on how to assess a pediatric patient in the field. Our one-day robust program includes both didactic lectures and hands-on skills stations. Didactic lectures will cover topics like trauma, pain management, transport and special needs as it relates to the pediatric patient. Skills stations will complement didactic lectures. To learn more about the event and to register, CLICK HERE.
Per FCEP Bylaws and ACEP Allocation of Councillors for Florida, FCEP has 17 Councillor positions, 4 alternates (per FCEP Bylaws) for the October 14-15 ACEP Council Meeting to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FCEP currently has 12 Councillors who were either elected last year (two-year term), or serve as Immediate Past President, President, or President-elect.
There are five positions available for the 2016-2017 term.
If you are interested, please email email@example.com no later than April 10, including information on your involvement listed in this pdf.
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2015-2016 FCEP Annual Calendar.
Don't forget the next FCEP committee meetings, FCEP Board meeting and FEMF Board meeting are on April 20th and 21st!
Committee interest for FY 2016-17 is now open. Various ACEP publications will outline the process for members and information is also on the ACEP web site. Members interested in serving on a committee, and who are not currently serving on a national committee, must submit a completed committee interest form and CV by May 16, 2016.
A new, FREE access CE course focusing on Prehospital Pain Management for Adults, Children, and Special Populations is now available! This online learning module covers pain assessment in the field using pain scales and the OPQRST-APSN method; pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments; patient safety aspects of pain management and much more! The module includes a large pediatric focus and provides 2 hours of CEU/CMEs. This module and the PAMI Pediatric module can be used to meet pediatric CME/CEU requirements for emergency care providers at medical director discretion or can be adapted to individual agency needs. Visit the PAMI website at http://pami.emergency.med.jax.ufl.edu/ to learn more!
Sacred Heart Hospital in beautiful Pensacola, Florida is seeking a Medical Director/EM Attending physician for their very busy, quality focused Emergency Department.
The ideal candidate will be a Board-certified, experienced Emergency Medicine physician with demonstrated leadership expertise. Position requires a minimum of five (5) years director experience. Candidate must be a team player and possess superior interpersonal and communication skills.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
The candidate will commit to at least four (4) days/week administrative time and an additional 20% clinical load. This position is employed by Sacred Heart Medical Group, the premier medical group in the region, and provides a very competitive salary with a medical director stipend and a robust benefits package including enhanced CME allowance, malpractice with pre-paid tail coverage, pension plan, and more.
- Process improvement
- Quality Assurance
- Liaison with hospital administration and medical staff
- Department management
- Coverage of clinical shifts
For more information, please contact Sacred Heart Health System Physician Recruiter Valarie Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacred Heart Health System is part of Ascension Health Care, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. We are located in beautiful Pensacola, a hidden jewel on the Gulf Coast.
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Miami-Dade has the most Zika cases in the state with 36 people infected, according to the count kept by the Florida Department of Health. Nearly all of Florida’s cases were acquired by people traveling outside the country, except for one case of sexual transmission in Polk County.
Florida has reported Zika infections in five pregnant women, who are considered to be at greatest risk because of a conclusive causal link between the virus and microcephaly, a condition in which a newborn’s head is smaller than expected, which can lead to developmental issues.
The movement to protect consumers from surprise medical bills won a major victory when Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bipartisan bill that will exempt patients from having to pay balance bills from out-of-network providers in certain situations.
The new law will apply to patients who go to a healthcare facility in their health plan network and inadvertently receive services from a non-network provider. Patients would only be responsible for paying their usual in-network cost-sharing.
The move is expected to increase Floridians' access to care and to do it at a high value. While the legislation is effective as of this coming July 1, the impact is expected to come in early 2017 after practitioners “navigate procedural policies with the Drug Enforcement Administration,” the American Academy of PAs said in a prepared statement.
Supporters note the legislation comes after more than 10 years of advocacy.
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Treating strokes by lowering inflammation in the brain could be doing more harm than good, a study by Swedish scientists suggests.
Doctors have long believed that inflammation in the damaged part of the brain needs to be brought under control as soon as possible with drugs.
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More than 80 percent of emergency room physicians say the mental health care systems in their regions are dysfunctional, and do not adequately serve patients, according to a survey done in December by the American College of Emergency Physicians involving 1,500 of its members.
By Katina Smallwood
By now, you've probably heard of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus infecting people across the Americas. You've also probably heard about the virus's suspected link to microcephaly, a birth defect causing infants to be born with abnormally small brains that can lead to developmental problems. But new reports have confirmed the link between Zika virus and microcephaly is indeed "causal," and Zika has also been linked to neurological disorders.
Opioid-addicted patients who receive buprenorphine in the emergency department plus a referral to primary care for ongoing treatment may have better odds of reducing their illicit drug use.
This research finding could help support a recent proposal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to allow physicians to prescribe buprenorphine for twice as many opioid-addicted patients as they do now.
The implementation of a multicomponent electronic clinical decision support tool reduces computed tomography (CT) use for pediatric patients with possible appendicitis, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.
Researchers conducted a quasi-experimental study involving children aged 3 to 18 years who presented with possible appendicitis to the pediatric emergency department. The authors examined the use of CT and ultrasound from January 2011 to December 2013.
Routine screening of emergency room patients for suicide risk might be an effective way to prevent it, a new study suggests.
Nurses at eight ERs were trained to screen patients for three suicide risk factors: depression, suicidal thoughts and previous suicide attempts.
Over five years, suicide screenings rose from 26 percent to 84 percent, and detection of patients at risk of suicide increased from nearly 3 percent to 5.7 percent, the University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers found.
By Chelsea Adams
The 2016 Medscape Physician Compensation Report indicates emergency physicians earned an average of $322,000 in 2015, slightly higher than 2014's earnings of $306,000. As part of the survey, nearly 20,000 physicians across 26 specialties were asked about earnings, job satisfaction and how much he or she works. Emergency medicine physicians' compensation ranked roughly in the middle of pack when compared to other specialties' compensation.
For most patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP), optimized medical and interventional therapy is associated with lasting pain relief, according to a study published online in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Researchers studied 313 patients with CP to examine the long-term results of optimized medical and interventional therapy with a step-up approach for pain relief. Patients were treated medically with a well-balanced diet, pancreatic enzymes and antioxidants. If medical therapy failed, patients were offered endoscopic therapy and/or surgery.
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