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FCEP would like to congratulate the following EM residency programs on recently receiving their initial accreditation from ACGME:
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Program
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Program
Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Inc Program
University of Central Florida College of Medicine Program
The Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center is giving away a three-night stay for CLINCON 2016! In order to qualify to win this hotel stay*, you must:
1. "Like" the giveaway post on the EMLRC Facebook page
The giveaway will run Monday, April 25, 2016 10 a.m. EST to Friday, April 29, 2016 3 p.m. EST. Your registration must be confirmed before 3 p.m. ET on April 29, 2016 in order to qualify. Eligible persons MUST complete each of the three actions listed to qualify for the FREE three-night stay. Participants not meeting these requirements will be disqualified from the giveaway.
2. Share it on your Facebook page using #CLINCON2016
3. Register during the giveaway period for CLINCON 2016
We will announce the winner via a live broadcast on the EMLRC Facebook page on May 2, 2016 at noon EST!
GOOD LUCK, AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT CLINCON 2016!
*Three-night stay includes overnight accommodations for three nights at the CLINCON 2016 host hotel during CLINCON 2016 only. Tax, parking and other incidental fees are not included. Reservations must be made through the EMLRC office before June 20, 2016. Reservations not made through the EMLRC office by this date will not be compensated.
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
CLICK HERE to view the e-Brochure for CLINCON 2016! The brochure lists schedule of events, hotel information and registration fees.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
Because of a new law, Florida patients won’t have to pay for medical care by doctors outside their insurance network if the service was performed at an in-network hospital. The law effectively bans a practice called “balance billing.” But some emergency room doctors say the new law misses the mark.
Balance billing, often referred to as “surprise billing,” is a practice doctors use to recoup costs insurers won’t pay.
Recently, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill overhauling the state's disjointed mental healthcare system, and the law's strategy mirrors Manatee County's new strategy for restructuring indigent medical care.
The county intends to build a cohesive program that connects all the diverse elements throughout the health care industry in order to achieve collaboration, coordination and efficiencies to better serve the medically needy and underserved population — and save tax dollars. Mental health is an integral component.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
Emergency visits are increasing despite the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), with key reasons including seriousness of medical problems and lack of access to other medical providers.
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found "few changes in ER use" between 2013 and 2014, which is the full year since the implementation of the ACA.
As America battles an epidemic of deaths from misused pain pills, a new study suggests an inexpensive way to cut risky use of these drugs by people who have a high chance of overdosing. And it could happen exactly where many patients get those drugs in the first place: the emergency room of their local hospital.
Nearly half of long-stay nursing home residents will require transfer to an emergency department over the course of a year, regardless of their cognitive status, according to a recent study.
Researchers at the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute examined records of more than 4,000 nursing home residents with stays of 90 or more consecutive days.
The Clinical Advisor
Proper patient triage practices in emergency department settings is crucial to providing care to the patients who need it most, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Renee Y Hsia, MD, MSc, of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues analyzed data provided by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey between 2009 and 2011, representing 59,293 observations over 240 million visits.
Infection Control Today
External ultrasound transducer disinfection is common practice in medicine. Unfortunately, clinically significant organisms, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumonia spread throughout healthcare facilities via direct contact despite disinfection protocols. Ultrasound transducers and coupling gel provide potential vectors for pathogen transmission, especially in immunocompromised and high-risk patient populations.
The Wall Street Journal
In the emergency room, patients may expect doctors to call all the shots about tests and treatments. But increasingly, ER physicians are asking patients to participate more in critical decisions about care, such as whether to opt for surgery or undergo a scan with radiation exposure.
Making such choices can be daunting for patients and families, but in cases where the diagnosis isn’t life-threatening, there is often more than one reasonable option for care: Many children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis may be successfully treated with antibiotics instead of surgery.
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