Sep. 3, 2014

Medical Student Mentor Programs

Medical Student Mentor Programs

The Florida College of Emergency Physicians has recently developed a Medical Student Mentor Program as a resource for students considering specializing in Emergency Medicine, with the goal of improving professional success and increasing interest in emergency medicine as a whole. In order to provide mentors to our medical students, we need to build a database of mentors who would be willing to share their experiences and insights. If you would like to find out more about the mentor program contact Dr. Robyn Hoelle or Dr. Jason Mansour, program coordinators.

2014 Emergency Medicine "Life After Residency" Workshop

2014 Emergency Medicine "Life After Residency" Workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 30 - Wednesday, Oct. 1

Embassy Suites Orlando- Downtown
191 East Pine Street
Orlando, Florida 32801
Located next to Lake Eola and a short walk to Orlando nightlife.

Make your reservations early!
Call 1-800-809-9708 and ask for the "Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation" group rate. The room rate is $139.00 plus tax.
Hotel reservation DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sept. 9

The "Life After Residency" event is sponsored through the Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) and is offered to all residency programs. For more information, including the workshop topics that will be covered, CLICK HERE.

Confirm your participation in the 2014 Emergency Medicine Life After Residency workshop by contacting your residency program coordinator.

Emergency Care of Stroke Patients 2014


Emergency Care of Stroke Patients 2014:
Defining the State of the Art and the Science

November 13-14, 2014
Orlando, FL

All providers involved with acute care as well as hospital managers and administrators will benefit from this dynamic program that provides a comprehensive overview of best practices in acute stroke care.More

Rollins kicks off new health lecture series
Orlando Sentinel
Rollins College is launching its new Center for Health Innovation with a free lecture from Dr. Adewale Troutman on Sept. 8 at the Archibald Granville Bush Science Center on the Rollins Campus. The forum will be the debut of a series of public events for the newly formed center, which also is developing undergraduate and graduate curriculum programs. Center Executive Director Dr. Chet Evans said the college hopes to launch a bachelor's degree program in health care management and masters degree programs in health services administration and public health in 2015.More

Medicare Speaks 2014, in Panama City on Nov. 5-6, 2014

Learn what’s trending now in Medicare.

First Coast Service Options (First Coast), the Medicare administrative contract (MAC) for Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, invites you to join our signature education event: Medicare Speaks 2014.

This event is for Part A and B Medicare providers and their billing and compliance representatives. You will benefit from data-driven content based on the latest Medicare changes that you need to know to bill Medicare the right way, the first time.More

CDC releases guidance for EMS management of suspected Ebola patients

The CDC has released guidance for handling inquiries and responding to patients with known or suspected Ebola symptoms. The new information is intended for first responders and those in charge of emergency medical services. Read the full release here.More

Stand-alone emergency rooms emerge in Central Florida
Orlando Sentinel
When the Hunter's Creek Emergency Room opened on John Young Parkway in June, the people of that burgeoning community suddenly had a center that could treat medical emergencies ranging from heart attacks to broken bones. The off-site hospital emergency department was the second such facility to open in Central Florida in the past year, and two more will open in the next year or so. That puts Orlando in the forefront of a trend of full-service emergency medicine facilities rising miles from hospitals.More

Emergency department design: 3 ways to contain superbugs
MedCity News
Today, the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa is turning attention to the strategies hospitals use to contain infectious diseases. How do emergency departments serve and treat highly contagious patients while keeping other patients, clinicians, and the community at large safe? Are U.S. hospitals prepared for outbreaks of highly contagious diseases? Many of the answers lie in matters of emergency department design. Decisions made in the process of creating an ED can shape the way it responds to infectious diseases years down the line.More

New rules for hydrocodone: What you should know
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has published today its final rule that places a more-restrictive classification on hydrocodone combination products, or HCPs. After 10 years of formal debate and consideration – and 15 years since the idea was first proposed – hydrocodone combination products are being reclassified from the more-permissive Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II category. The rule will take effect 45 days from Aug. 22 – most likely Oct. 6 since it falls on a Monday. More

Freestanding ERs target suburbs, rural panel told
Georgia Health News via Kaiser Health News
Freestanding emergency departments (ED) have been proposed in Georgia as a potential solution for struggling rural hospitals, or newly closed ones, that want to remain operational in downsized form to help patients in need. But the trend toward such standalone emergency rooms nationally is totally different from that picture, members of the Georgia Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee were told. More

How tele health promises to advance the Triple Aim
Government Health IT
The time has to come to examine how telemedicine practices, services and technologies can bolster the Triple Aim of better care for individuals that improves population health while reducing costs. Indeed, three new surveys highlight the momentum and outline challenges. More

Fed up with violent incidents, hospitals seek to balance security with patient care
The gunfire that erupted in broad daylight outside Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis was the third shooting incident in hospitals this week and the latest in a wave of increasing violence nationwide. Although the shooting shattered windows and glass doors, the emergency room was back to normal operation in less than half an hour.More

States expand access to overdose-reversal drug
The Wall Street Journal
Faced with an unrelenting epidemic of heroin and pain-pill deaths, many states are pushing to make more widely available a drug called naloxone that can reverse overdoses from such opioid drugs within minutes. In North Carolina, Louise Vincent, an outreach worker in Greensboro, has rescued scores of opioid addicts from the brink of death by giving them naloxone.More

New drug promises relief for inflammatory pain
Standford University Medical Center via Medical Xpress
Pain from inflammation sidelines thousands of Americans each year. Many face a tough choice: deal with the pain, take a potentially addictive opioid or use a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that may increase risk for cardiovascular disease or gastrointestinal bleeding. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a compound thought to be nonaddictive and safe for the heart and gastrointestinal system that reduces inflammatory pain in mice and rats. They call the compound Alda-1.More

Study shows concussion recovery can reverse after return to activity
HealthDay News
Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they return to exercise, a small study suggests. The findings come from a study of 19 high school athletes who suffered a concussion and then got medical clearance to return to physical activity — most often football, although a few were on soccer, wrestling or volleyball teams. Researchers found that for 12 of those athletes, a particular mental ability that had been improving post-concussion reversed course once they were up and moving again.More

HAN 366: CDC Ebola Updates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and distributed regularly. Please share the document with others as appropriate.

Update #4
Ebola Key MessagesMore