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Pick a topic to make a difference in your practice and industry. Email your interests to VACEP Executive Director Bob Ramsey.
2016-2017 Topic Groups:
Join the Advocacy Team to influence legislation and regulations by being available to “Tell the Emergency Medicine Story” when issues and topics impact your practice and pocketbook.
Social Media Outreach
Join the Message Team to help VACEP tell the story of activities, events, actions and needs from emergency physicians
Join the Survey Team to establish guidelines for VACEP assisting with member research projects
Public Relations – Media Group
Join the Voice of Emergency Medicine Team to work with the media branding VACEP and the important messages to represent emergency medicine physicians
Physician Extenders & Fellowships
Join the Physician Extenders and Fellowships Team to build alliances with all the partners in emergency medicine in Virginia
Join the Learning and Education Team to create learning and networking opportunities to reach emergency physicians.
Pain & Palliative Medicine
Join the Opioid and Palliative Care Team to prepare prescription distribution guidelines and the growing elderly population
Join the Ambassador of membership to reach out to potential and existing members
| || NEWS FROM VACEP AND VIRGINIA|
Ever consider sitting at the table helping lead the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians as a member of the Board of Directors? There are four Board of Director meetings per year. Directors serve a term of three years. Responsibilities include leading the 45-year old chapter and directing activities that serve the needs and interests of your fellow emergency physicians. If you want to be on the cutting edge of decisions impacting your pocketbook and practice, send your interest to VACEP President Dr. Mark Sochor (email@example.com) or Executive Director Bob Ramsey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Book your rooms now! Call 800.838.1766
VACEP Annual CME Conference
Feb. 5-7, 2016
The Omni Homestead Resort welcomes the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians. They have provided special rates during your stay. Get a head start and book them today!
Don't miss out on the perks!
- Registration reduced to $250 (if paid by Dec. 31)
- $150 Homestead Room Rate (No meal plan included)
- 21 CMEs available
- 2 Cadaver Labs on Feb. 5, 2016 ($500 additional fee)
- 14 Lectures by 15 quest speakers
- LLSA for 2013, 2014, 2015
- Residents attend for FREE
- Resident schools compete at Jeopardy
- West Virginia ACEP participating
VEP Healthcare has emergency medicine physician and PA/NP
opportunities at our Virginia partner hospitals. VEP offers flexibility,
a collaborative & dynamic group of physician colleagues, leadership
opportunities, competitive salary and the opportunity become a
shareholder in our provider-owned company. To apply, visit our website
or email: email@example.com
Jan. 26, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
501 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219
Special Conference rate is $149 per night. To book rooms at that rate call Penny Guiles or Kathryn McDonald at 804.727.2104 and tell them that you are with MSV’s White Coats on Call.
8 a.m. – Breakfast
9 a.m. – Hill Visits
11:30 a.m. – Lunch Recap
What are White Coats on Call Days?
MSV’s White Coat Days are the signature grassroots lobbying days for physicians held each year during the General Assembly session in Richmond. White Coat Days ensure the near-daily presence of physicians at the Capitol and give physicians the opportunity to tell their delegates and senators about the challenges facing the practice of medicine and Virginia’s health care system.
Join VACEP and UVA's Joint Reception!
Monday, Oct. 26
From 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Westin Boston Waterfront – Griffin Room
425 Summer Street, Boston MA 02210
|ACEP Council Meeting
||Oct. 24-25, 2015
||Oct. 26-28, 2015
|Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s 89th Annual Meeting
||Nov. 10-13, 2015
||Hot Springs, VA
|Virginia EMS Symposium
||Nov. 11-15, 2015
|VACEP Board of Directors
||Dec. 11, 2015
|VACEP Office closed
||Dec. 24-25, 31, 2015
|White Coats on Call
||Jan. 26, 2016
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Becker's ASC Review
Faced with seemingly endless administrative tasks, physicians experience burn-out more than any other specialty in the United States. Becker's ASC Review discusses 10 things to know about physician burnout.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, TBIs contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. In 2010, 2.5 million TBIs occurred either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries.
The Huffington Post
The patient was a toddler with a temperature of 105 degrees. About a week after returning from a vacation, he was coughing, vomiting and had diarrhea. His illness could have been any number of things: the common cold, the flu, or just plain exhaustion. At this time last year, Michelle Warren, the triage nurse answering the phone at the general pediatrics clinic of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, would have asked his mom to make an appointment at any one of the doctor’s offices in the network.
Six-year-old Nhaijah Russell swallowed three or four squirts of seemingly innocuous liquid hand sanitizer at school. It tasted good, she said, like strawberry.
It also contained enough alcohol to make her dangerously drunk. She arrived at the emergency room slurring her words and unable to walk.
The Medical News
A recent study published in The Journal of Pediatrics is the first to examine and identify a link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries — precursors to a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases. Understanding the connection between kidney stones and cardiovascular risk factors in children may help physicians and parents implement prevention measures to reduce future risk of stroke, heart attack or other forms of vascular disease for affected children.
Black children with acute appendicitis — a clearly painful emergency — are less likely than white children to get painkillers in the emergency room, researchers reported Monday.
And nearly as troubling, only about half of any of the kids got painkillers, even though they're strongly recommended in cases of appendicitis, the researchers found.
The lowly tricycle can be a dangerous ride, sending more than 9,300 children to U.S. emergency rooms each year, a new study finds.
Kids 1 and 2 years old accounted for 52 percent of those tricycle-related ER visits in 2012-2013, researchers found. Boys were injured more often than girls, and most injuries involved cuts, usually on the face.
American Journal of Infection Control via Advance for NPs & PAs
Fewer than 1 in 6 healthcare workers followed all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment after patient care, according to a brief report published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Isolation precautions are used to help stop the spread of germs from one person to another and may require use of gowns, gloves, and face protection.
The Clinical Advisor
Author Jillian Knowles, MMS, PA-C, writes: The other day I had a 12-year-old patient that presented for a minor emergency. While I was listening to his lungs, I was looking at his back. Through the separation of his gown, I noticed a black, irregular-looking mole. This child was fair skinned and had a sunburn already, so I could tell he was no stranger to the sun. I looked up at his parents and mentioned that they should take their child to a dermatologist to have the mole looked at closer.
Patient satisfaction typically isn't the most important issue for emergency room doctors when dealing with life-and-death cases and a waiting room packed full of sick patients. But it must become a higher priority, especially when the ER is busier than usual.
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