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News from ACEP19
Dr. Vidor Friedman has passed the ACEP Presidency onto another FCEP member: William Jaquis, MD, FACEP. Congratulations, Dr. Jaquis! Read a transcript of his speech here.
Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP from New Jersey was elected as president-elect. Read more about him here.
FCEP past-president Kelly Gray-Eurom, MD, MMM, FACEP was elected Vice Speaker on Saturday. Congratulations, Dr. Gray-Eurom! See all new ACEP leaders here.
Andrew Bern, MD, FACEP is the first to receive the Pamela P. Bensen Trailblazer Award. Congratulations, Dr. Bern!
"Pam Bensen, MD, MS, FACEP [was] the first woman to complete an EM residency program, was active in the Council and ultimately became a national Board of Directors member," Dr. Bern wrote. "Her vision, passion, persistence, creativity, and mentorship helped shape who I am today. It has come full circle that I will be the first to receive the Pamela B. Benson Trailblazer Award."
Read more of his statement and all award winners here.
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By Toni Large, FCEP Lobbyist
Senate Health Policy:
Senate Children & Families:
- Passage of SB 218 Licensure Requirements for Osteopathic Physicians (Harrell)
- Passage of SB 226 Athletic Trainers (Harrell)
Senate HHS Appropriations:
- Passage of SB 160 Peer-to-peer Support for First Responders (Perry)
House Health Policy:
- Presentation on the State Opioid Response Grant
- Presentation on the Community Based Care Funding Model Report
House Business & Professions:
- Briefing on Vaping by Dr. Scott Rivkees, State Surgeon General, Florida Department of Health
- Briefing on Lung Damage Caused by Vaping by Dr. Andras Koor, Chair, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic
- Passage of HB 177 Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program (Yarborough)
Read the Full Report Here
- Discussion of Vaping, Nicotine Dispensing Devises and Florida's Regulation of Tobacco Products
Please join us the second week of November for our next Board and committee meetings at the EMLRC in Orlando, FL (3717 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812).
|FCEP Committee & Board Meetings in November
November 11: Committee Meetings
November 12: Board Meeting
- EMS Trauma: 9:00 am -10:00 am
- Education & Academic Affairs: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
- Medical Eco & Govt Affairs: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
- LUNCH: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
- Membership & Professional Development: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
- EMRAF: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Interested in presenting at the 46th annual CLINCON conference? Applications are due tomorrow, Oct. 31.
Complete the Online Application Here
Save the date for CLINCON 2020: July 8-11, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton — Universal in Orlando, FL. Learn More
Implementing Warm Hand-Offs Between EDs and Treatment Providers for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
CME: 1.5 credits
Accredited by: ACCME | FBON | FEMS | FPA | CAPCE
Audience: Anyone (if you do not have a license #, type in n/a)
Expires: November 30, 2019
Care coordination is evolving. Learn about the warm hand-off model being implemented in emergency departments nationwide to help patients suffering from opioid use disorder through this free webinar. After all, the number one predictor of an individual dying from an opioid overdose is if they have already survived one.
The Family Juuls: Introduction to vaping and vaping-related illness
By Tory Weatherford, MD
Free & available until November 27, 2019
Please note: We are working on the audio quality.
"Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care in Sickle Cell Disease" Presentation
Nov. 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
933 North Orlando Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Hosted by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Faculty: Nirmish Shah, MD; Director of the Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Duke University
RSVP by Nov. 1 to email@example.com
31st annual Emergency Medicine Days
January 27-29, 2020
Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, FL
Free for residents & medical students!
Emergency Medicine Reimbursement & Innovation Summit
February 27-28, 2020
EMLRC in Orlando, FL
Approved for AMA PRA Category CreditsTM
Registration is now open! Register Now
Join industry leaders for expert discussions on:
- Creating the efficient ED
- Federal & state issues impacting EM
- Use of telehealth and partnering with hospitals
and much more
FCEP is requesting presentations for its 49th annual meeting and conference, Symposium by the Sea, on August 6-9, 2020 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.
All applications are due to Niala Ramoutar at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on December 15, 2019.
- General or Breakout Session (55 mins)
- Rapid Fire Session (25 mins)
- Skills Lab (60-120 mins)
- Preconference Workshop (8 hours max)
- New Speaker (15 mins) (separate application process)
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UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|NOV. 11, 2019
||FCEP Committee Meetings
||EMLRC in Orlando
|NOV. 12, 2019
||FCEP Board Meeting
||EMLRC in Orlando
|JAN. 27-29, 2020
||Emergency Medicine Days | Learn More
||Hotel Duval in Tallahassee
|FEB. 27-28, 2020
||Emergency Medicine Reimbursement & Innovation Summit | Learn More
To see the full calendar, click here.
Cancer patients most often head to the emergency department for pain, nausea, and shortness of breath, research finds. "We are seeing patients with active cancer every single day in our emergency department and most cancer centers with attached emergency departments are experiencing the exact same thing," said David Adler of the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is a professor of emergency medicine and public health sciences, and works at Strong Hospital. As reported in JAMA Network Open, the researchers were able to detect patterns and details about patient conditions, in real time, and use the information to formulate goals for improvements.
Patients parked for long periods in emergency department (ED) hallways are at high risk for developing in-hospital delirium, researchers report. Among more than 2,000 patients who developed delirium during hospital stays that began with ED visits, half their time in the ED was spent in a hallway bed, versus 30% for patients without a record of in-hospital delirium following admission from the ED, according to Thomas Perera, MD, of Zucker School of Medicine/North Shore University Hospital/Hofstra University, Manhasset, New York.
Suicide is complex, and it's not clear what's driving the rise, but experts speculate that many factors may be contributing, including high rates of drug abuse, stress and social isolation. It's an expensive problem too. Attempted and completed suicides cost the U.S. up to $94 billion per year in lost work and medical expenses. But a new approach is starting to yield positive results. For all the disparate reasons people die by suicide, they tend to have something in common: Research suggests that 83% visit some kind of doctor in the year before their death.
By Scott E. Rupp
Despite its reputation for saving things, healthcare can be a pretty wasteful environment. In fact, there's so much excess that nearly a quarter or more of all the money in the sector gets wasted, a new study suggests. The sum of all waste is estimated to range from $760 billion to $935 billion, according to a recent report in JAMA. There's a small sliver of good news: Things could be worse. The study authors suggest that the amount of waste was worse, by as much as 5%, in 2011.
Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control
Ceftriaxone and azithromycin are the top two most commonly administered antibiotics in U.S. emergency rooms for patients who are not admitted to the hospital, according to a study published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. The researchers also found that most common emergency room diagnoses were urinary tract infections and cellulitis, and that prescribing practices generally aligned with treatment guidelines for these diagnoses.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (opinion)
Priya E. Mammen writes, "As an emergency physician, I don't have my own patients, but instead am available to whoever needs me in emergency care. In this role, I have realized the system I work in is ideal for rapid response to immediate crisis: heart attacks, strokes, gunshot wounds. As harrowing as those life-or-death crises are, what is far more difficult to tackle are the long-term problems facing my patients: flawed social systems that constantly left them vulnerable."
Trampolines aren't just for backyards anymore, and the rise in commercial trampoline parks may be sparking a rise in kids' injuries, a new report finds. "While trampolines are a great source of fun and exercise for children, the potential for injury, particularly in recreational areas with an underlying business incentive, needs to be recognized," stressed study author Dr. Nancy Hadley Miller. Her team tracked U.S. government health data and found that the incidence of broken bones suffered by children while on trampolines has risen by an average of nearly 4% each year between 2008 and 2017.
An educational intervention focused on injury prevention strategies was effective at training first-year medical students to identify risk factors for injury-related mortality and recognize areas for prevention, according to research presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition. Medical students who participated in the intervention also performed better at these tasks compared with fourth-year medical students, researchers wrote.
Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that's better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. No one can predict the future, but it can at least be glimpsed in these dozen inventions and concepts.
By Amanda Ghosh
Medical professionals are at higher risk for depression given the difficulties in creating a healthy work-life balance, the stressors of the profession, and the emotional toll of caregiving. With National Depression Screening Day having just passed, now is the perfect time to assess your workplace for at-risk employees. Here are a few strategies to prevent and identify depression among healthcare workers.
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