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Cesar Carralero, DO
Kristi Cottral, MD
Gary Lai, DO
Leadership Academy Chair: Patrick Agdamag, MD, FACEP
Participate in the Capital Campaign Vacation Giveaway at Symposium by the Sea for a chance to win a 7-night cruise on Royal Caribbean for 2 through the Mediterranean*! We will only be selling 125 raffle tickets at $100 each. This is an excellent opportunity to support the FCEP/FEMF Capital Campaign.
The goal of the Capital Campaign is to raise 2 million in 3 years to ensure the continuation of the high-quality educational programs and advocacy that FCEP/FEMF provides to the continuum of emergency medicine professionals. It will also help to pay for the new Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center — a state-of-the-art facility that will house FCEP/FEMF meetings, events, training and more! Support your college while taking advantage of this exciting opportunity to win a luxurious Mediterranean vacation!
The winning ticket will be drawn at the Wine & Cheese Reception on Friday, Aug. 7! To purchase your ticket, CLICK HERE
*Approximate Value: $3000 per couple depending on when the cruise is taken.
Travel must take place by November 2016. Blackout Dates: Christmas/New Year's Day, Easter/Holy Week, Thanksgiving, Peak Summer (July/August). Taxes/fees/gratuities are additional and must be paid before sailing. Guest(s) must be age 21 or older. Guest(s) can upgrade to a higher category for additional fees up to current prevailing rate, based on availability. Valid for new bookings only and cannot be used for pre-existing bookings. The prize is non-transferable and may not be given, bartered or sold. Additional restrictions and conditions may apply.
Aug. 6-9, 2015
Omni Amelia Island
Amelia Island, Florida
VIEW THE BROCHURE
Registration for Symposium by the Sea 2015 is NOW OPEN.
For more details and to reserve your hotel room, CLICK HERE.
Be sure to stop by the FCEP/FEMF booth #312 at Symposium by the Sea to play the “Libations Ring Toss” game. You could win bottles of wine!
FEP seeks board certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians to staff Florida Hospital's new pediatric emergency departments. Competitive compensation package, excellent benefits and relocation assistance.
Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 2015
Rosen Plaza Hotel
SPECIAL DISCOUNT PACKAGES AVAILABLE
FCEP/FEMF is offering a fantastic opportunity to attend our upcoming board review for a deeply discounted rate! We have put together special packages that include registration AND a 4-night hotel stay at the Rosen Plaza - just steps away from Pointe Orlando! DO NOT MISS OUT on this chance to take our 4-day, comprehensive EM review for a fraction of the cost.
For EM Residents, Fellows, and first year grads, all you have to do is click on the registration link below, and use the appropriate DISCOUNT CODE from the list below.
EM Residents, Fellows
$500 (including registration and hotel) — use discount code EMRES2015
First year EM Residency Graduates
$750 (including registration and hotel) — use discount code NEWGRAD2015
For all EM Physicians, you still need to register for the course and for your hotel stay, but then you will receive a rebate post-conference of $238, which is the equivalent of 2 nights FREE at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.
View the updated brochure for the full agenda complete with our expert faculty list. Help us spread the word - please share this information with every EM Resident and EM Physician you know!
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
Vaccine News Daily
With the first human case of West Nile virus recently diagnosed in the state this year, the Florida Department of Health reiterated its warning to residents and visitors to protect against the dangers of the disease.
The state's first human case for 2015 is a woman who lives in Walton County. Florida is the 39th state to have a confirmed human case of West Nile virus this year.
Insurers participating in Florida's new Medicaid managed care program say they've lost $542 million through 2014 and want the state to raise their rates. But after losing major federal funding for hospitals, Gov. Rick Scott doesn't want to use any more state money for the Medicaid program.
Scott and the insurers are locked in intense negotiations that could undermine the fledgling program that gives federal funds to private health insurance companies to oversee medical care for poor and disabled people instead of reimbursing doctors and hospitals for each service.
Health officials in Florida are now warning that touching, or consuming armadillos may cause you to become infected with the very rare leprosy. Florida is at the center of a spike in cases of leprosy, and the culprit is not who you probably expected to be carrying the debilitating disease.
Experts warn that those who choose to come in contact with armadillos will be at a greater risk of contracting the disease, and believe this may be the cause in the unexpected rise in leprosy diagnosis in 2015.
We are proud to present the first annual Rural Emergency Medicine Conference on Sept. 26-27, 2015. Our academic focus through GCEP has been to bring impactful and current EM practices to rural areas of Georgia and the surrounding states. We are proud to have sponsored with our academic colleagues at GRU to provide a course that will provide up to 32 CME credit hours at a very affordable price. We will also have a full simulation/procedure course, including critical procedures and ED Ultrasound and will provide ACLS and PALS re-certifications. The event will be held in Valdosta, GA at the Rainwater Conference Center. You will find Valdosta quite easy to travel to, located right on I-75, with lots of outdoor activities including Wild Adventures close by. Attached is an information flyer for the meeting where you can find the agenda and faculty, as well as hotel and registration information. Please note that most meals are also included. We look forward to having you attend this event.
VIEW THE BROCHURE.
CLICK HERE to register now!
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
Health Leaders Media
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston provides new information about how opioid medications are typically prescribed in emergency departments (ED) across the nation. Study authors hope this new information will enable policy-makers to better target interventions to prevent abuse and inappropriate prescribing in the future.
Nurses and doctors might show a patient some lab results on an iPad, then touch the device later in the day without washing it first. They might also touch their phone before or after washing their hands between patients.
Hospital visitors can also contribute to the problem.
Medscape (free login required)
Low- to intermediate-risk patients who arrived at a hospital emergency department with chest pain and had a coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scan were discharged in about 8 hours if the scan failed to detect significant CAD; otherwise they were discharged after about 3 days, in a single-center study.
As technologies continue to evolve and reform the healthcare industry, telehealth policy will play a major part in expanding medical care access to consumers residing in rural locations or unable to travel to healthcare facilities. Telemedicine services have been growing in popularity among the provider base and mHealthIntelligence.com spoke with Dr. Kevin Biese, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at UNC Hospital, to learn more about the growth of telemedicine services.
By Catherine Iste
Author Catherine Iste writes: In the course of our work either as managers, HR professionals or consultants, the day comes when we have to provide some kind of news our audience is not going to be thrilled to hear.
In recent conversations with several neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses, I picked up the following four pointers on how to deliver bad news as smoothly as possible.
Science World Report
New findings published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine reveal that a pill may be more effective in the treatment of some potentially fatal blood clots. The standard treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism involves injecting the drug heparin and an oral drug warfarin, along with the close monitoring of the patient. Both drugs require close monitoring of the dosages because of the potential for additional clots or bleeding, and warfarin requires patients to monitor their diet, as well.
The Buffalo News
It’s not just doctors and nurses who can make a difference for patients in the emergency room.
Make room for medical assistants.
It’s their computer work that makes them helpful, according to a study that analyzed the care of more than 2,000 emergency room patients at three local hospitals.
An estimated one to two million older adults with delirium visit hospital emergency departments in the United States annually. Yet about two-thirds of the cases of this sudden and potentially lethal change in mental status are unrecognized by emergency department clinicians who are under time pressure and almost always managing multiple patients at once. Half a year later, those with undetected delirium who were discharged from the emergency department have significantly higher mortality rates than those whose delirium was recognized.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
"Go to school. You'll be fine," or "If I miss work, I'll be fired." These are common misconceptions most of us have learned throughout life. Why is it so difficult for us to stay home when ill?
The reasons are different for each of us. For the general public, one reason is more than 40 million American workers get no paid sick leave. They have to work when ill or take unpaid sick days, which can lead to financial hardship, or even dismissal.
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The online and mobile symptom checkers many people use to diagnose their ailments and to decide whether to seek medical help are not reliable in either respect, according to a new study published online July 8 in the BMJ. However, their ability to identify emergent symptoms is pretty good, the study found.
Moreover, as the average performance of the symptom checkers is roughly comparable to that of nurse triage lines, and they cost very little to operate, "symptom checkers could potentially be a more cost effective way of providing triage advice than nurse-staffed phone lines," the researchers said.
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