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From the Executive Director
KAFP
KAFP's Faces in Family Medicine (FIFM) program kicked off in September and concluded last week with our dinner meetings in Salina and Kansas City! We had wonderful dinners with a total of over 100 students and 31 mentors in attendance altogether. This week we are preparing notes to announce the pairings, and after that it will be up to the mentors and mentees to connect at least three times during the school year.
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Ebola virus disease screening
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Emergency Department Screening Criteria

1. Clinical criteria, which includes fever of greater than 38.6 degrees Celsius or 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and additional symptoms such as severe headace, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or unexplained hemorrhage

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Recruit your next healthcare provider

Let the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC) help find your next healthcare provider. We work with physicians, PA/APRNs, nurses, and allied health healthcare providers who are interested in practicing in a rural or underserved Kansas community. KRRC is administered by KU Medical Center, Rural Health Education and Services.
 


2015 Kansas Family Physician of the Year nominations open
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Each year, KAFP seeks out the best and brightest family physicians to recognize as Kansas Family Physician of the Year (FPOY). Nominations are now open for 2015 FPOY.

You can submit your nomination for Kansas FPOY three ways:

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SAM Group Learning: Childhood Illness module
KAFP
You are invited to KAFP's Self Assessment Module Group Learning Session: Childhood Illness Nov. 21 at KU School of Medicine-Wichita campus. The SAM Group Learning Session will assist you in completing your American Board of Family Medicine maintenance of Certification process.
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Poster Contest now open to active, resident and student members
KAFP
Call for abstracts: The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation (KAFP-F) invites all medical student, resident and active members to submit an abstract for the 2015 Poster Contest, which will be held June 13 during the KAFP Annual Meeting in Wichita.
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Looking for a DOT training course?
KAFP
Participate in the On Demand Training Course at your leisure. KAFP has partnered with the Iowa AFP to produce an "On Demand Training Course" which allows you to complete this important training from the comfort of your home or office on your schedule. Watch at your leisure from the comfort of your home or office on YOUR schedule.
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CMS reopens meaningful use hardship exception submission period
AAFP
Finally, a bit of bright news for family physicians struggling to comply with meaningful use attestation regulations: Those who missed the hardship exception deadline in July have been given a reprieve.
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How will rescheduling of hydrocodone combo products affect you, your patients?
AAFP
The DEA recently published its final rule in the Federal Register that moved hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more restrictive Schedule II, as was recommended by the HHS assistant secretary. The rule takes effect Oct. 6, so family physicians need to prepare for what this change will mean for their patients, as well as for their own day-to-day operations.
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AAFP endorses ACP pelvic exam recommendation
AAFP
The AAFP has endorsed an American College of Physicians' clinical guideline that recommends against performing screening pelvic examination in asymptomatic, nonpregnant women.

Evidence showed that the diagnostic accuracy of pelvic examination for detecting ovarian cancer or bacterial vaginosis is low. The recommendation also explained that harms associated with the screening outweighed any benefits of the exam. Indirect evidence showed that screening pelvic examination does not reduce mortality or morbidity in asymptomatic women, with one trial finding that screening for ovarian cancer with more sensitive tests (transvaginal ultrasonography and cancer antigen 125) also did not reduce mortality or morbidity rates.

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2014-15 flu season
Kansas Immunization Program
Providers may order flu vaccine as needed, KIP inventory continues to increase.

*Remember to order your FLU Vaccine the same way you place other orders by making sure to indicate the needed amount of doses by funding source.

*We will fill your orders based on the amount of vaccines we have available so please plan accordingly when planning any upcoming flu clinics.

*Shipments will be based on the percentage of product available. For example; since KIP has received 23 percent of our total Sanofi 6-35 months order, we will then fill 23 percent of our providers order.

This way we will make sure to have product available to all VFC providers on an equal basis.

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Kansas pilot project connected VA, other hospitals
The Topeka Capital-Journal
A stopgap program made it easier for Kansas veterans to move between a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility and private hospitals, officials said, but they hope to replace it soon with a comprehensive fix.
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