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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
Visit the EMLRC Facebook page often for updates!
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.
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
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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By Joan Spitrey
As many in healthcare are aware, the rise of drug-resistant organisms is becoming a growing public health concern. In fact, the United Nations just met to discuss this "fundamental threat" to global health. "If we fail to address this problem quickly and comprehensively, antimicrobial resistance will make providing high-quality universal health coverage more difficult, if not impossible," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. But hope may be on the horizon with a new scientific discovery.
In recent years, Physicians' Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (POLST) forms have been seen as an important way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly or terminally ill patients who cannot speak for themselves.
But while the goal of filling out POLST forms is to let providers know patients' preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments, the information they contain is often ambiguous, a new University at Buffalo study has found.
Shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma are acceptable medical diagnoses for child head trauma, according to multidisciplinary physician opinion. “The truth is that this is a manufactured controversy — invented by a few authors, primarily so they can be used as expert witnesses,” Daniel Lindberg, MD, associated professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said in a press release. “Doctors who actually care for children are nearly unanimous in their agreement that shaking and abuse can clearly cause the findings that have been used to diagnose abusive head trauma.”
By Christina Thielst
Healthcare is increasingly being delivered outside of hospitals in widely diverse settings. However, the level of preparedness for disasters and emergencies varies. The latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rule establishes consistency with requirements for all who participate in Medicare and Medicaid. The regulations will lead to increased patient safety during emergencies and more coordinated responses to disasters.
Health Leaders Media
A quality program at UNC Hospitals empowers non-physician clinicians to activate response teams for cardiology inpatients using triage protocols used by first responders.
In recent years, physicians' orders for life sustaining treatments forms have been seen as an important way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly or terminally ill patients who cannot speak for themselves. But while the goal of filling out POLST forms is to let providers know patients' preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments, the information they contain is often ambiguous, a new University at Buffalo study has found.
By Scott E. Rupp
Electronic health records have been one of healthcare's most innovative or divisive — depending on your point of view — technologies since the start of the modern, technological age. They take up more of doctors' and practice administrators' time, create more technical trials, and may lead to physician burnout, according to a recent report by US News & World Report. Specifically, electronic health records "have helped fuel a national epidemic of burnout among doctors."
Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses — difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year. Researchers successfully prevented drug-resistant bacteria from forming abscesses, or painful pus-filled lesions, using a peptide, or mini-protein. The peptide worked by disrupting the bacteria's stress response.
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