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March 11-13, 2019
Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, FL
$50 FCEP members | Free for residents & students
Monday, March 11, 2019: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Presentations: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Legislative Reception: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Florida Historic Capitol Museum-Senate Chambers, generously hosted in part by Collective Medical
Tuesday, March 12, 2019: 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Presentations: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Legislative Visits: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
EMRAF Meeting: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Medical Student Meeting: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
FCEP Board of Directors Meeting: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
EMRAF Reception: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Fire Betty's Arcade Bar, generously sponsored by EMPros
Wednesday, March 13, 2019: 7:30 am to 11:00 am
Presentations: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Adjourn: 12:00 pm
Florida's Premier EMS/Fire Conference
July 17-19, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton—Universal Studios
For more than 40 years, CLINCON has provided high quality education to EMS professionals by integrating prehospital care research and cutting-edge clinical practice. Hosted in conjunction with State EMS Meetings and home of the Bill Shearer ALS/BLS Competition, CLINCON truly offers something for everyone in the emergency medical industry.
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The Florida Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program is accepting nominations for two rural liaison positions on their advisory committee. The goal is to improve rural representation during discussions of pediatric readiness in Florida's EDs and EMS agencies.
The open positions are:
Please send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae or resume to Michelle Bailey at email@example.com no later than March 15, 2019. For questions contact 850-558-9500.
- Rural Emergency Department Liaison (nurse or physician)
- Rural EMS Liaison (paramedic or emergency medical technician (EMT)
The American Hospital Association (AHA)'s Physician Alliance will host a webinar on the Prescribe Safe Initiative, a community-based project out of Monterey County, CA, that brings together law enforcement, four hospitals in the county and physicians in response to concerns about prescription medication misuse in the area.
Prescribe Safe Initiative: Combatting Opioid Abuse Webinar
March 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST
Prescribe Safe is meant to guide, educate, and provide resources for local physicians and patients in the safe use of prescription medications and promote safe and effective pain management. Learn More
The Florida Department of Health will conduct an annual EMS Leadership Orientation on April 16-18, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton. The purpose of this program is to orientate new and current EMS leaders to relevant EMS topics and issues. This year's leadership orientation will once again be integrated with the EMS Advisory Council, which gives attendees the opportunity to network with EMS leaders and see how concepts taught are directly applied to the statewide EMS system.
Find the EMS Leadership Orientation Draft Agenda Here
There is no cost to attend. Only two participants allowed per agency. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants and a waiting list will begin after that. 10 hours of CEU and a course completion certificate will be awarded for full attendance.
Please make hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton via telephone at 561-994-8200 or online here by April 5, 2019. The group conference rate of $149 is reserved under "EM2."
Please contact Ina Leinas at (850) 558-9536 if you have any questions.
ACEP President Dr. Vidor Friedman invites you to an evening honoring Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD (D-CA) of California's 36th Congressional District on:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
EMLRC in Orlando, FL
3717 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812
Dr. Ruiz was elected in 2012 and is the only emergency physician currently serving in Congress. He sits on the Energy and Commerce committee, which has oversight for health care in the House. ACEP has been working closely with Dr. Ruiz to formulate a bill to address out-of-network billing in the House as a counterpart to Senator Cassidy's Price Transparency Work Group's efforts in the Senate.
Suggested contributions are listed below and can be mailed to Dr. Raul Ruiz for Congress at PO Box 3433, Palm Desert, CA 92261 or online here:
(Contributions are not tax-deductible)
Please RSVP to Anna LoSecco at (574) 261-8651 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.
University Behavioral Center in Orlando, FL is hosting an experiential open house for providers that will showcase their inpatient medication-assisted induction program. The goal is to show providers "a day in the life" of a patient coming in for MAT induction.
"Take a Walk in My Shoes": Experiential Open House
Friday, April 5, 2019
8:00 am to 9:30 pm OR 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
(Monthly CE training occurs from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
University Behavioral Center
2500 Discovery Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
Learn More and Register Here
Using Toxidromes to Identify New Street Drug Use in the Field
By Paula Mueller, MD
1 hour | 1.0 CE | Free!
Accredited by ACCME | FBON | FPA | FEMS | CAPCE
Expires March 21, 2019
Committee interest for FY 2019-20 is now open. Members interested in serving on a committee, and who are not currently serving on a national committee, must submit a completed committee interest form and CV by May 17, 2019.
Members chosen to serve on committees will serve a minimum of one year, beginning with the committee's organizational meeting held during the annual meeting in Denver, CO, October 27-30, 2019.
Chapter input is invaluable to this process. If you have personal knowledge of the level of commitment and talent exhibited by an interested member, please consider submitting a letter of support. Residents and candidates are welcome to provide support letters from their program directors or mentors.
The online application form can be found here.
The committee selection process will occur in mid-June and applicants will be notified by the end of July. Current committee members do NOT need to complete a committee interest form if they are requesting reappointment to a committee. A committee interest form should only be completed if you are requesting consideration for a new/additional committee.
Please email Mary Ellen Fletcher at email@example.com with any questions.
Interested in serving as an FCEP councillor? We're now accepting applications. Councillors serve a two-year term and represent FCEP at the national ACEP Annual Council meetings. Read the requirements here. FCEP has 21 slots, of which 11 are currently filled.
Please submit a letter of interest no later than April 1, 2019 to Executive Director Beth Brunner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in serving as a member of FCEP’s Board of Directors? Serving is an excellent opportunity to work with great leaders in emergency medicine, to advocate on behalf of our patients, and to help set FCEP’s agenda for years to come.
Elected directors serve a term of three years and are eligible to serve a maximum of two terms.
Learn more here and submit your letter of interest to email@example.com no later than April 17, 2019.
Spread the word: our Symposium by the Sea Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus is now available. View Brochure
Save the Date:
Symposium by the Sea 2019
August 1-4, 2019
Boca Raton Resort & Club
Boca Raton, FL
UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|MARCH 11-13, 2019
||Emergency Medicine Days 2019 — Register Now
|MAY 2-3, 2019
||APP Skills Camp 2019 | Register Now
|MAY 22, 2019
||FCEP Committee Meetings — 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|MAY 23, 2019
||FCEP Board Meeting — 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
|JULY 17-19, 2019
||CLINCON: Premier EMS/Fire Conference | Register Now
|JULY 18-19, 2019
||Bill Shearer ALS/BLS Competition
|AUG. 1-4, 2019
||Symposium by the Sea 2019 | Learn More
To see the full calendar, click here.
A doctor at a Florida hospital for veterans was shot by a patient, a double amputee in a wheelchair, as the patient was taken to the emergency room, officials said. Larry Ray Bon opened fire with a handgun about 6:20 p.m. at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Justin Fleck, assistant special agent in charge at the Miami FBI Office, said at a news conference. The doctor was struck while attempting to subdue the man. "It was very brave," Fleck said of the doctor, who has not been identified. "He was pretty heroic and probably saved a lot of lives."
Florida's 2019 legislative session is getting underway with a new governor at the helm and a new house speaker. Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, will have plenty on his plate during the 60-day session, including the issue of healthcare in the Sunshine State. "The most pressing issue – there are many – but the most pressing is healthcare," Oliva told CBS4's Jim DeFede on a recent interview on "Facing South Florida." Citing healthcare costs as an increasingly alarming issue, Oliva blamed the current system of hospitals.
When patients get discharged from the emergency department, 38 percent of them leave with a new medication that may negatively react with one they already take, according to a new study. The study identifies the most common prescription drug combinations that may result in a negative interaction. "If a new prescription given in an emergency department has a negative interaction with a medication that a patient is taking, the provider should consider an alternative," says Patrick Bridgeman, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice and administration at Rutgers University's Ernesto Mario School of Pharmacy and co-lead author of the paper, which appears in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection via MDLinx
Researchers performed a prospective, observational, cohort study involving patients with community-acquired pneumonia presenting to the emergency department to determine the value of clinical predictors available in the ED in predicting Streptococcus pneumoniae as the cause of CAP. Based on either bacteremia, or S. pneumoniae being cultured from sputum, or urinary immunochromatographic assay positivity, or positivity of a novel serotype-specific urinary antigen detection test, they determined the pneumococcal etiology of CAP.
Emergency physicians at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California reduced hospital admissions and cardiac stress testing by using new criteria to assess the level of risk patients with chest pain have for subsequent cardiac events. The emergency department assessment was implemented across Kaiser Permanente Southern California and has improved the quality and efficiency of care for these patients, according to an article published in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Kraftin Schreyer is the medical director of the emergency department at Temple University Hospital's Episcopal Campus in Kensington. She knows that many of her patients use the emergency department as their first and often the only point of contact with the healthcare system. Because of that, she's always adjusting doctoral procedures to be more nimble and meet patients' needs. Schreyer noticed she saw the same patients over and over again for the same conditions. The hospital's ER serves a lot of patients who use intravenous drugs, so some of the most common issues are skin and tissue infections. She also saw a lot of people come back repeatedly for asthma.
The emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital is so congested that doctors treat patients in hallways. Cancer patients wait near mentally ill patients. Delays can last hours. Some frustrated patients simply walk out, and the hospital at times turns away ambulances seeking to bring others.
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Google Translate might be a valuable ally for doctors when they're treating patients who don't speak English, new research suggests. "Google Translate is more accurate than a lot of clinicians believe, and I think it's definitely more useful than not providing anything at all," said first author Dr. Elaine Khoong, a primary care research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. To come to that conclusion, Khoong and her team analyzed 100 sets of emergency discharge instructions translated by Google and found it was 92 percent accurate for Spanish and 81 percent accurate for Chinese. Of the inaccurate translations, only 2 percent of the Spanish ones and 8 percent of the Chinese ones had the potential to cause significant harm, according to the researchers.
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40 percent, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Tait D. Shanafelt, MD, of the department of medicine at Stanford University, and colleagues reviewed responses from 5,445 physicians who completed one of two surveys. They found, based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory, 43.9 percent of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout in 2017 compared with 54.4 percent in 2014 and 45.5 percent in 2011.
The New York Times
Among the new inventions are many that use artificial intelligence, sensors or so-called internet of things connectivity to do a host of groundbreaking tasks, from detecting Alzheimer’s from the sound of your voice to telling breast cancer patients, in real-time, if their chemotherapy treatment is working. Some patients seek out new devices as if their lives depend on it. And for some, it does.
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