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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.
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.
CLICK HERE to view the e-Brochure for Symposium the Sea 2016! The brochure lists schedule of events, hotel information and registration fees.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Generous sign-on bonus! Florida Emergency Physicians is looking for excellent Emergency Medicine Physicians to staff EDs near Orlando, FL. Work for one of the larger, truly independent EM groups in the nation. Comprehensive benefits package, leadership opportunities, and relocation assistance available. Send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Governor Scott signed HB 375 into law on Monday, March 28, 2016. It relates to Physician Assistants (PA) and includes the following changes to the law:
These changes effect PA’s that practice with allopathic physicians and osteopathic physicians.
To read the entire bill, click here.
- At renewal, PA must acknowledge that he/she has completed a minimum of ten (10) hours continuing medical education in the specialty practice in which the PA has prescriptive privileges. A signed affidavit is no longer required.
- PA may perform services delegated by the supervising physician in the PA’s practice in accordance with his/her education and training unless expressly prohibited under Chapter 458, Florida Statutes or the rules adopted by the Board of Medicine or Chapter 459, Florida Statutes or the rules adopted by the Board of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Prescriptions may be written in paper or electronic form but must comply with sections 456.0392(1) and 456.42(1), Florida Statutes.
- Changes to requirements for licensure:
- No longer need two letters of recommendation;
- No longer required to submit a sworn, notarized statement regarding criminal history; and
- Deletes obsolete provisions related to administering a licensure examination for certain foreign-trained PA applicants.
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.
- 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™
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.
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.
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ED crowding results in long waits, prolonged lengths of stay, and delays in providing treatments, which can result in adverse events. Numerous interventions, including bedside registration, ED observation units, fast track, bed czar, surgical schedule smoothing, and pooled nursing, have been implemented to reduce crowding.
The shift to patient-centered care can create conflicts in the emergency room when a doctor's diagnosis and suggested course of treatment don't meet patient expectations.
And this conflict has become more common as patients turn to the Internet for medical advice and self-diagnose their problems before they head to the ER, writes Catherine Polera, D.O., chief medical officer at Sheridan Healthcare's Division of Emergency Services, in a piece for MedPage Today.
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An analysis of US implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients undergoing ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation shows hospitalizations, emergency-department visits, and rhythm-related healthcare costs decrease after ablation.
The percentage of patients with at least one rhythm-related hospitalization dropped significantly from 53 percent in the year before ablation to 28 percent in the year after ablation.
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A seismic shift in the treatment and management of diabetes has produced newer, more efficient oral drugs and insulins that enable fine tuning of blood glucose values, sometimes with the unintended consequence of overtreatment. Particularly with older or cognitively impaired patients, an A1C that is too low can produce more harm than good.
It is incumbent on healthcare providers to assess, address and advocate for hypoglycemia prevention in patients of all ages, but particularly high-risk older and cognitively impaired patients.
Emergency rooms in Buffalo area hospitals are preparing for a deluge of opioid patients.
ER doctors operate on the front line of the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County and the rest of the country. They deal with people in pain, as well as those addicted to opioids. They see the overdoses and the deaths. Now, they face an additional challenge.
Thinking back to elementary school, many may have fond memories of running out onto the playground during recess or on the weekend with their parents in tow. But according to a recent study, published in the journal Pediatrics, parents may not know the extent of injuries lurking on the jungle gym. The new body of research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals playground concussions are on the rise and monkey bars and swings are what send most children to the emergency room.
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for Uscan (Signostics), the first smart mobile-connected ultrasound device for use in urologic care, according to a company news release.
Using computer algorithms, Uscan actively recognizes the three-dimensional contours of the bladder, for more accurate volume measurements than the industry standard, even in obese and other hard-to-scan patients, the company notes in a news release.
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