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This webinar will delve into the history behind the recent heroin epidemic and how we arrived at the current state. It will discuss particular aspects of Florida and the demographics most heavily affected in our state. It will explore the massive healthcare impact that has occurred from this epidemic. It will focus on treatment priorities not only for the individual practitioner but also for a healthcare system as a whole.
Presented by Josef G. Thundiyil, MD, MPH, FACMT, FACEP
Associate Residency Director
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
If you missed this really powerful webinar, it will still be available for viewing for 30 days (September 26, 2016 thru October 22, 2016).
VIEW THE PLAYBACK VIDEO
Target Audience: All licensed EM professionals in Florida and other allied health professionals treating patients affected by street drugs. Offered FREE of charge with CME.
For full details and continuing education information for the playback webinar, CLICK HERE!
Stay tuned for these upcoming webinars...
MDMA and Other Empathogens | October 19, 2016 at 1 p.m. EST
Presented by Alfred Aleguas Jr., BS Pharm, PharmD, D.ABAT, FAACT
Live webinar via ReadyTalk
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FCEP leaders, Orange County Medical Society leaders and Florida Orthopedic Society leaders attend a fundraiser for Fla. House Rep. Mike Miller (center) at EMLRC on Thursday, September 22, 2016.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
9 – 10 a.m.
Medical Economics and Government Affairs Committee
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Membership & Professional Development Committee
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Education and Academic Affairs Committee
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
FCEP Board Meeting
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
FEMF Board Meeting
12 – 3 p.m.
New! Higher pay rates and generous sign-on bonus! Florida Emergency Physicians is looking for excellent EM 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.
The Emergency Medicine Payment Reform Summit is a two-day event that will feature national faculty who will address Macra and ACA Reform, help develop solutions to address models for payment, and allow for audience interaction with speakers. Registration will be opening soon at EMLRC.org!
Need a quick and easy reference for pediatric nasal medications, procedural sedation dosing, or nerve blocks? Then check out the free PAMI Pain Management and Dosing Guide poster. The poster is organized by medication type or indication, age, and route. It includes information on Intranasal, Topical, Transdermal, Neuropathic, and Procedural Sedation Medications; Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and Equianalgesic Chart; Patient Safety and Discharge Considerations and more! Dosing ranges should be used as a general guide and adapted to specific patient characteristics such as age and co-morbidities. A free downloadable PDF of the dosing guide or poster can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. To obtain a poster for your ED, please email us at email@example.com or call (904) 244-8617. Include your mailing address and hospital name.
For more information visit the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI). Follow PAMI on Facebook.
Photos from SBS2016 will be uploaded to EMLRC.org and FCEP's Facebook.
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Click here to see the 2016-2017 FCEP Annual Calendar!
Join today the premier grassroots network for emergency physicians and help make a difference on legislation impacting emergency medicine and patients. CLICK HERE to join today!
The University of Florida, Department of Emergency Medicine in Gainesville, FL is seeking talented, highly motivated emergency physicians for our Division of Community Emergency Medicine to staff our two freestanding, full-service emergency departments. Successful candidates will hold UF faculty appointments and become part of our team of over 100 faculty, fellows, residents and staff. Only emergency medicine trained and board certified or board eligible candidates should apply.
Our current freestanding emergency department (FSED) in northwest Gainesville has an annual volume of over 36,000 visits and includes 36 hours of physician coverage and 12 hours of advanced practice provider coverage. Our newest FSED will be located in southwest Gainesville and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. We expect similar volume to our northeast FSED, with 24 hours of physician coverage and 12 hours of additional physician or advanced practice provider coverage for the first year.
The UF Department of Emergency Medicine is affiliated with UF Health Shands Hospital, an 872-bed teaching hospital with a Level 1 trauma center and burn center, and is the major referral center for North Central Florida.
Our FSEDs offer physicians the opportunity to independently practice community-based emergency medicine, while enjoying the academic benefits of working in the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges and nine major research institutes on a single contiguous campus. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration — both within our department and with the College of Medicine — in addition to teaching, research and administrative interests.
Gainesville is a beautiful, dynamic and vibrant college town, centrally located in North Florida. Residents are close to major airports, family entertainment and some of the best beaches in the world. Home of the “Gator Nation”, award-winning college sports and year-round outdoor activities, Gainesville has repeatedly been voted as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
Join the UF College of Medicine faculty and earn an extremely competitive salary as a UF assistant or associate professor in a community-practice setting. Enjoy the full range of University of Florida state benefits, including occurrence-type medical malpractice; health; life and disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; and a generous retirement package.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and current CV to:
Thomas F. Payton, MD, MBA, FACEP
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
Medical Director, Adult Emergency Medicine
Arman Razavipour, MBA
Department of Emergency Medicine
UF — College of Medicine
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
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In a recent case challenge, Medscape asked readers to evaluate real-life scenarios and correctly apply end-of-life documents to what, in the real world, would be a split-second clinical decision with obvious life-threatening implications. It's not the time when anyone wants to be wrong! This self-assessment was completed by approximately 15,000 Medscape members, including self-identified nurses, physicians, and pharmacists, in the United States and internationally.
Back in the day, before safe and effective oral antihypertensives were widely available, severe hypertension could have a prognosis as poor as many cancers, leading to the term "malignant hypertension." Unfortunately, the new terminology is confusing, and according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine may be leading to "diagnostic drift" and overtreatment of hypertensive patients.
Codeine is unsafe for children and should no longer be given to them, a new report from a leading pediatricians' group warns. Codeine has been used to treat kids' pain and coughs for decades because it was thought to be safer than other narcotics. But healthcare providers have learned that the way codeine is processed in the body is very dangerous for children and can result in death. Codeine is converted by the liver into morphine, but genetic differences between people can prompt the liver to create too much morphine in some and too little in others.
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Fewer trauma patients in the U.S. are dying from car accidents, falls or other injuries. But doctors who patch them up say some types of injuries – like gunshots — are proving tougher to reduce.
Death rates among trauma patients have fallen sharply since the 1970s, from about 10 percent then to about 3 percent today, Peter Rhee, M.D., of Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, told a panel on injury intervention at the annual Health Connect South conference Wednesday.
Pain Medicine News
Naloxone coprescription reduces emergency department (ED) visits caused by unintentional opioid overdoses, according to a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
In a two-year, nonrandomized intervention study, Phillip Coffin, MD, director of substance use research at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, investigated the effect of naloxone coprescription among 1,985 adult primary care patients who were receiving opioid therapy for chronic pain.
The New York Times
"Between 1 million and 3 million Americans are given diagnoses of sepsis each year, and 15 to 30 percent of them will die," said Thomas R. Frieden, MD, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis most commonly affects people over 65, but children also are susceptible. According to one estimate, more than 42,000 children develop sepsis in the United States every year, and 4,400 die. Sepsis appears to be on the rise.
Workplace diversity improves patient outcomes and community relations yet it has been difficult to achieve without the backing of health care leaders. But a new report provides 10 lessons to help hospital leaders foster a diverse workforce.
By Scott E. Rupp
Well, this is rich, isn't it? Jonathon Bush of athenahealth says EHRs "slow doctors down and distract them from meaningful face time caring for patients." One of the nation's most-well known CEOs of an electronic health record company, Bush wrote this in an op-ed for STAT, citing the results of a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine. While the research findings are not surprising, Bush's response is. First, let's dig into the results of the study a bit.
The Colombus Dispatch
My patient said he had always suffered from headaches, and he had attributed them to allergies and sinus congestion.
It happened a few times a year and seemed to plague him for days to weeks at a time. He usually self-medicated with decongestants and sometimes got a prescription for an antibiotic. After a few weeks of symptoms, the headaches generally improved.
Advance Healthcare Network
It seems not a day goes by without hearing or reading about the dangers associated with opioids. As nurse practitioners, you know that these medications can be vital to pain treatment. You also know that managing an opioid regimen is complex.
Everyone from the surgeon general to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Food and Drug Administration has issued national calls to reduce opioid prescribing. One hospital decided to halt it altogether.
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