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July 17-20, 2014

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Boca Raton Resort and Club
Boca Raton, Florida

This conference consists of lectures and hands-on skill stations (e.g. slit lamp, wound care etc.) and is designed to enhance the mid-level provider's knowledge and skills in caring for patients in the emergency department and urgent care setting.

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REGISTER TODAY!

Registration for the Annual Meeting of the
Florida College of Emergency Physicians

Symposium by the Sea 2014
is now open!

Location: Boca Raton Resort and Club
Date: August 7-10

Please take a moment to review the conference brochure to learn about the exciting new events planned for this year's Symposium.

Symposium by the Sea 2014 Brochure

More symposium details can be found on the Symposium by the Sea 2014 Registration webpage:

Symposium by the Sea Registration

Don't forget to book your hotel room!

For reservations, call 888-543-1224; mention Symposium by the Sea
to get the $170 group room rate.

or

Reserve with group online

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FCEP
June 10, 2014 FCEP Board Conference Call
July 16, 2014 FCEP Board Conference Call
July 17-20, 2014 ClinCon
Aug. 7-10, 2014 Symposium by the Sea
Aug. 7, 2014 FCEP Board of Directors Meeting
Aug. 7-8, 2014 FCEP Committee Meetings
Aug. 7-8, 2014 Emergency Medicine Conference for Mid-Level Provider

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EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS


Florida MERS patient recovers
CNN
A U.S. patient who had an infection of the mysterious MERS virus has recovered, according to the Florida Department of Health. The patient, a healthcare provider who lives and works in Saudi Arabia, has been discharged, the department said. He was admitted to Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando on May 9. "All healthcare workers and household contacts who had contact with the patient were tested for MERS-CoV and all of those results have come back negative," the health department said in a statement. "There is no broad risk of MERS-CoV infection for the general public, and no threat to those traveling to the Orlando area."
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Throughput and satisfaction in the emergency department
HealthLeaders Media
Much of what happens in the emergency department is related to how many and what kind of patients come through the doors. And while patient volume and acuity may be predictable, to an extent, for the most part, those are factors that the ED team cannot fully control. But with proper preparation, an effective ED response can ensure optimal outcomes, improved patient satisfaction, and efficient throughput with reduced wait times.
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Study: Few patients may receive EEG to diagnose seizures in ED
The Medical News
Even though it could impact their admission or care in the hospital, few seizing patients receive a diagnostic electroencephalogram, or EEG, in the emergency department, says a new study presented this week by University of Cincinnati researchers. The research team, led by assistant professor of emergency medicine and neurosurgery William Knight, MD, looked at the use of EEGs to diagnose status epilepticus, a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure for more than five minutes. Status epilepticus affects more than 100,000 people each year in the United States, and the use of an EEG in the emergency department could assist with diagnosing patients who need immediate care for a persistent seizure.
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Technology and data helping to improve stroke treatment
By Rosemary Sparacio
Evidence and research indicate that the mortality rate in the event of a stroke has improved. At one time, stroke was the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., but it has fallen to fourth place. Stroke risk can be attributed to several factors. High blood pressure, high lipid levels, smoking and previous brain injury can all individually and together play a part in increased risk. But the control of all of these factors has improved thanks to recent research and technology.
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Impact of emergency department probiotic treatment of pediatric gastroenteritis
Trials
The burden of acute gastroenteritis on children and their families continues to be enormous. Probiotics, defined as viable microbial preparations that have a beneficial effect on the health of the host, represent a rapidly expanding field. Although clinical trials in children with gastroenteritis have been performed, most have significant flaws, and guidelines do not consistently endorse their use.
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Teledermatology improves diagnoses in the emergency department
Skin & Allergy News
Teledermatologic consults via mobile phones invalidated, clarified or enlarged an emergency physician's diagnosis and management in 68 percent of 110 cases seen in the emergency department, based on data from an observational study published online May 7, in JAMA Dermatology. "Easy access to a dermatologist helped emergency department physicians manage their skin problems," wrote Dr. Tu Anh Duong, who conducted the study while at the Hôpital Henri Mondor, Créteil, France, and her associates. The findings confirm the convenience and effectiveness of using mobile devices for teledermatology services in the ED and suggest that that such devices be used for real-time communication between physicians after images are sent, the researchers said.
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ER visits for concussions spike as damage becomes clear
NBC News
Visits to emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries — most of them concussions — jumped a whopping 29 percent in just four years, according to new research that suggests a growing awareness of the seriousness of these injuries. Highlighting the danger, a second study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that college football players, especially those who had been diagnosed with concussions, appeared to have atrophy in a brain region vital to creating new memories.
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Telemedicine: Improving children's access to care
By Julie Bernhard
Almost 900,000 Americans die each year from heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease and unintentional injuries. Up to 40 percent of these deaths could be avoided if individuals made lifestyle changes and attained increased access to healthcare. While the U.S. is currently expanding coverage through the Affordable Care Act, the law does not currently address the problem of access. Variability in accessibility is dependent upon several socioeconomic factors.
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