KAFP Weekly
Oct. 29, 2013

2013 PCMH Summit 'Flip the Switch to PCMH' is Friday through Sat at Wichita Country Club
If you have not already registered for the 2013 PCMH Summit, Nov. 1-2 – you have a few days left! Register here. Even if you are only able to attend one day — this conference will leave you thinking about CHANGE. Friday's schedule is 10:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday's schedule is 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out this entertaining video here.

Whether your office is brand new to PCMH or already in the process of transformation, this conference will fit your needs! The 2013 PCMH Summit is Nov. 1-2 in Wichita at the Wichita Country Club More

AAFP website security enhancement
Late this week, a security enhancement will be implemented on the AAFP website to keep security systems up-to-date for members, chapter staff, and other website users. The process will ensure that all personal information including name, home address, email address, and member ID is protected. After the security update is completed, all current website users will be prompted to create a new password the next time they log into the AAFP website. The process is simple, fast, and similar to other website security measures. The new password must contain at least eight characters with at least one uppercase character, one lowercase character, and one number. Each user will also be asked to set up a security question and response.More

2 upcoming DOT Training Courses available in Kansas
The Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Nebraska Chapters are working together to bring you medical examiner education to prepare you to take the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) examination.More

Serve as family doctor of the day in Topeka during 2014 legislative session
Please visit our website http://www.kafponline.org/Advocacy/FamilyDoctoroftheDay/ to sign-up or contact Karen at Karen@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005. KAFP needs volunteers to serve as Family Doctor of the Day during the 2014 Legislative Session. KAFP active, life or resident members in your 2nd or 3rd year, you are eligible to volunteer to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day at the Statehouse during the legislative session. KAFP FDOD volunteers report to the Capitol Building in Topeka from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. treating legislators, staff and visitors who need medical attention. More

Keep your ghosts and goblins safe this halloween
Safe Kids Kansas
Halloween is known as a scary holiday, but sometimes not for the right reason. With potential dangers such as pedestrian accidents, falls, burns and poisonings, families should keep safety top-of-mind to ensure this holiday is a safe one.More

Kansas Immunization Manual now available from Immunize Kansas Kids and the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
The Kansas Immunization Manual from Immunize Kansas Kids and the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is now available for statewide immunization providers.

This manual will help providers manage the ever-changing immunization situation, in a concise and easy-to-read source. Tailored for the busy Kansas provider, it is written by Kansas healthcare professionals who understand the immunization issues providers encounter in their practices.More

Suggested framework for medical management of persons at elevated risk for invasive listeriosis who are potentially exposed to Listeria monocytogenes
KDHE Office of the Secretary
Suggested framework for medical management of persons at elevated risk for invasive listeriosis who are potentially exposed to Listeria monocytogenes. This framework may be particularly relevant at this time of year, as the incidence of gastrointestinal illness and respiratory illness, including influenza, tends to increase. Given the overlapping symptom complexes between listeriosis and diseases which may become more prevalent in the coming weeks, it is important for clinicians to consider potential listeriosis exposure risks in light of this recall.More

Quality improvement study on immunization practices
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked AAFP to help distribute a survey on the general knowledge, attitudes, and practices of family physicians regarding immunizations among providers of non-pregnant women. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine are conducting this quality improvement study to assess health care providers' knowledge of immunization licensing recommendations.More

SAM Group offers 12 CME Credits and help with completion of ABFM Module on Hospital Medicine — registration open
Attend this SAM (Self-Assessment Module) Group Learning Session on Dec. 5 to assist you in completing the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) module on Hospital Medicine, as part of your maintenance of Certification (MC-FP) process. In one day, assess and review the 60 core competency questions, led by Dr. Sheryl Beard. At the end of the day, the KAFP will report attendee's successful knowledge assessment score to the ABFM. You will be responsible for completing the clinical simulation portion of the SAM individually.More

Success stories wanted for National Rural Health Day
National Rural Health Day
If you are a rural community, please submit your community success story for National Rural Health Day here. "Celebrating the Power of Rural" is the theme of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21. Have questions about what constitutes a “success story?” Be sure to check out the Community Success Story "Tip Sheet" and view posted stories at http://celebratepowerofrural.org/?page_id=37. There is also a good resources section of the website to help you out.More