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COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcing the participants for FCEP's
3rd Annual SIMWARS COMPETITION
&
FLORIDA RESIDENT CASE
PRESENTATION COMPETITION!

SIMWARS:
ORLANDO HEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
MT. SINAI MEDICAL COLLEGE
ST. LUCIE MEDICAL CENTER
FLORIDA HOSPITAL

FLORIDA RESIDENT CASE PRESENTATION
COMPETITION:

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA JACKSONVILLE
ORLANDO HEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
MT. SINAI MEDICAL COLLEGE
FLORIDA HOSPITAL

We thank the residency programs for their submissions and look forward to exciting competitions this year!

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Book Your Hotel Room Here!

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Emergency Medicine Conference for the Mid-Level Provider



Registration is now open!

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.

Click here to register today!

Date: August 7-8, 2014

Location: Boca Raton Resort & Club
501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Cost: $350 for a two day conference
For an additional $175, registrants may participate in Symposium by the Sea, happening simultaneously. For more details about Symposium by the Sea, click here.

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Save the date!



Emergency Care of Stroke Patients 2014: Defining the State of the Art and the Science

November 13-14, 2014
Orlando, FL

All providers involved with acute care as well as hospital managers and administrators will benefit from this dynamic program that provides a comprehensive overview of best practices in acute stroke care.

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Important FCEP dates
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


Judge: Ruling on new trauma centers based on 'facts, logic and reason'
Jacksonville Business Journal
An order by Judge R. Bruce McKibben affirms a rule that would allow new trauma centers to open in Florida. The rule says new centers can open in places that see a high volume of severely injured patients and meet specific criteria for transport times and population, a Tampa Bay Times report said. Trauma centers provide specialized services and physicians for severely injured patients. They are expensive to operate but raise a hospital’s profile and quality of care.
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Hospitals look for ways to ground ER 'frequent fliers'
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Hospitals are working to ground what they call ER frequent fliers — patients with chronic conditions who could be channeled into better forms of care at a lower cost. Hospitals are building primary care clinics, hiring health coaches to guide patients through the healthcare system and opening specialized clinics to provide follow-up care. The goal is to get patients taking their medication as prescribed, exercising, eating well and following their doctors' advice.
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'Mini-Silicon Valley' for healthcare sprouting in South Florida
Sun Sentinel
The doctor of the future has arrived, and his digital makeover has South Florida's fingerprints all over it. That's what you get when you live in a region some are dubbing "a mini-Silicon Valley" for healthcare innovation. From prescriptions and X-rays to patient consultations and bill collection, the physician's smartphone is doing it all, serving as a digital practice and usurping the stethoscope as the go-to accessory.
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Governor Scott signs legislation to protect Florida's children
Office of Governor Rick Scott
Governor Rick Scott recently announced he has signed Senate Bill 1666 which strengthens laws and increases resources to protect children from abuse and neglect. Governor Scott said, "As a father and a grandfather, the safety of Florida's children is a top priority. That's why this session we succeeded in creating 270 additional child protective investigators, so we can decrease caseloads and provide our servants in the field the support they need to ensure we're doing everything possible to protect our children. We have to do everything we can to protect our children from abuse and neglect, and these reforms and targeted investments will better enable our child welfare servants to do their job."
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Medical scribes aim to prevent physician burnout
Fox News
With new mandates, time consuming health records, falling reimbursements, and smaller health insurance networks, physician burnout is on the rise. Furthermore, a recent study from the American Journal of Emergency Medicine found that 48 percent of a doctor's time is spent on computers, leaving much less time for direct contact with patients. While working as a medical scribe, Dr. Michael Murphy witnessed this national problem and was inspired to create ScribeAmerica in 2004. The company's goal is to alleviate a physician's burden of data entry by recruiting medical scribes for private practices, emergency departments, and hospital settings.
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Just 4 questions can identify which ER patients need prompt care
ScienceNews
A simple formula can help physicians identify which emergency room patients with vague complaints need rapid treatment. Physicians at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland asked psychologist Mirjam Jenny of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin to develop the diagnostic tool. The physicians had identified 88 signs of serious illness in 1,278 ER patients who had described nebulous problems.
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Mental health care shortage pushes patients to ERs
KCEN-TV
Doctors say a nationwide mental healthcare crisis is crowding emergency rooms, as it's death toll rises. Amid alarming suicide rates and all too frequent mass killings, they say something must be done. In the meantime, physicians are stretching their very limited resources.
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Replacing horizontal violence in the nursing profession
By Keith Carlson
Nurse bullying and so-called "horizontal violence" are rampant in our profession. Nurses bully and harass one another, using intimidation and other tactics as they jockey for power in a healthcare system that does not proactively attempt to prevent such disruptive behavior. Sadly, new nurses enter the profession already understanding that nurses "eat their young," thus the expectation that we will likely be bullied or harassed on the job is instilled in us from the beginning. And that is a sad state of affairs, indeed.
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US ranks last on report of healthcare systems
Modern Healthcare
Once again, the U.S. healthcare system ranks last among other rich Western countries, receiving low marks in quality, efficiency, access, equity and healthy lives, according to a report. Despite having the most expensive system in the world, the U.S. health system scored lower than 10 other countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K., which ranked No. 1. The rankings were part of a comparative analysis released by the Commonwealth Fund.
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