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You’re invited to participate in a 50-50 Raffle! Enter to win until August 5, 2018. Just text “jackpot” to 51555. The suggested cash contribution is $20. Increase your odds of winning with 20 tickets for $200!
One lucky jackpot winner will receive 50% of total proceeds. The rest will support EMLRC programs. The drawing will take place on Aug. 8, 2018 at EMLRC. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
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The ACEP’s new GEDA program brings much needed standards to geriatric care in emergency departments. The number of older patients increases every year, and their needs tend to be highly complex and specific. The GEDA program will help you prepare for the future while bringing peace of mind to elderly patients in your care.
Please be advised that our Spring 2018: Advanced Practice Provider Skills Camp is being moved to June 14-15, 2018. It will still be held at the Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center in Orlando, FL.
Don’t worry; it’s available online for the next 30 days. This next installment in our “Promoting & Preserving Mental Wellness in EMS” series addresses in the increase in suicide rates of EMS providers. Learn about symptoms, warning signs, and overall discussion about knowing when to seek help before it’s too late.
FCEP's Past President, Dr. John Shedd, has just been appointed as Team USA Spearfishing’s physician. Congratulations on your next adventure! Dr. Shedd served as FCEP’s President from 1996-1997.
Are you a committed emergency medicine professional looking for a leadership development opportunity? The FCEP Leadership Academy provides the necessary skill development for future leaders of emergency medicine. This year-long program combines elements of mentoring, organizational education, skills training and guided experiences so graduates can successfully matriculate into a leadership position.
Are you ready to take the next step? Apply Now
FCEP's Dr. Jay Falk and Dr. Michael Lozano (simulcasted from Tampa) discussed opioid use with Rep. Mike Miller in a Spectrum News segment on April 8. Watch it Here.
Register for one continuing education course and get 15% off your next course! Choose from the following options:
- EMT Refresher Course: April 18-21, 2018 | Oct. 2-5, 2018 (Orlando, FL)
- Paramedic Refresher Course: May 15-18, 2018 | Oct. 16-19, 2018 (Orlando, FL)
- ABCs of Pediatric EMS Course: May 21, 2018 (Tampa, FL)
- CLINCON2018 Conference: July 10-14, 2018 (Orlando, FL)
May 20-23, 2018
ABCs of Pediatric EMS 2018
May 21, 2018
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital — Medical Arts Building
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July 10-14, 2018
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Symposium by the Sea 2018
Aug. 2-5, 2018
Fort Myers, Florida
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We look forward to seeing you all in San Diego this October.
- Review the attached 50th Anniversary Opportunities for Chapter Involvement toolkit (also available here), including participation in the museum at ACEP18 and becoming an All Star Sponsor of the 50th!
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- Preorder/promote/gift the commemorative anniversary book, Bring ‘Em All
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EMLRC Online provides access to quality education courses so you can earn continuing education credits at your convenience. Current courses include: Street Drugs, Unfamiliar Pediatrics, Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis, and Human Trafficking & Emergency Medicine.
Visit EMLRC Online today to enroll and learn more.
UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|MAY 21, 2018
||ABCs of Pediatric EMS
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|JUNE 14-15, 2018
||APP Skills Camp - Spring 2018
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|JULY 10-14, 2018
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|JULY 12-13, 2018
||Bill Shearer ALS/BLS Competition
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|AUG. 2-5, 2018
||Symposium by the Sea 2018
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|OCT. 1-4, 2018
||ACEP Scientific Assembly
— Visit ACEP.org for more information
|MARCH 11-13, 2019
||Emergency Medicine Days 2019 — Learn more
To see the full calendar, click here.
By Keith Carlson
As the 21st century matures, so too does our understanding of what diversity means in relation to the delivery of compassionate, sensitive and appropriate healthcare. The notion of diversity has expanded in recent decades, and nurses, physicians, allied health providers and institutions must keep pace with the societal changes that are continually underway. In the late 20th century, a great deal of attention was paid to cultural diversity.
Growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood may mean more visits to the emergency room, a new study suggests.
When children came from areas of "low opportunity," they were about one-third more likely to have been treated at an urgent care center or an emergency room than kids from areas with more opportunity.
They were also twice as likely to receive care for an assault-related injury compared to kids in the "highest opportunity" areas.
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Lysing clots in brain arteries to reverse an acute ischemic stroke should work. Thrombolysis worked in myocardial infarction (MI).
For MI, 14 trials of more than 140,000 patients proved lytic therapy improved outcomes. A 2014 Cochrane review of 27 stroke trials included about 11,000 patients — 12-fold fewer.
Clinical Pain Advisor
Hydromorphone-related ”likeability” and “feeling good” may not be associated with return visits to the emergency department (ED) in patients treated with the drug for migraine, according to a study published in Headache.
To determine the extent to which the nontherapeutic effects of opioids influence migraine outcomes, researchers conducted an ED-based clinical trial, in which 127 patients (mean age 34) with moderate or severe acute migraine were randomly assigned to receive hydromorphone (1 mg intravenously) or prochlorperazine (10 mg) plus diphenhydramine (25 mg).
Smoke from wildfires may send people — particularly seniors — to hospital emergency rooms (ERs) with heart, stroke-related complaints, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Previous studies have shown that wildfire smoke exacerbates respiratory conditions but yielded inconsistent results for effects on the heart, brain or blood vessels.
Every day people are whisked into Norwegian hospital emergency rooms with concussions. A new study shows that even mild head trauma can cause major problems in daily life.
“Most people with a mild head injury take off work for a week and then they forget about it, but some of them end up with long-term ailments like headaches,” says Lena Hoem Nordhaug, a Ph.D. candidate in neuromedicine at NTNU.
Ischemic heart disease was still the No. 1 cause of death in the United States from 1990 to 2016, according to findings recently published by the U.S. Burden of Disease collaborators and appearing in JAMA.
Collaborators examined data encompassing disability-adjusted life-years, disease prevalence, healthy life expectancy, incidence, life expectancy, mortality, years of life lost due to premature mortality, and years lived with disability tied to behavioral, environmental, metabolic and occupational risk factors and 333 causes of death with 95 percent uncertainty intervals.
By Dr. Abimbola Farinde
Across the U.S., reports of opioid abuse and related deaths have become an all-too-common occurrence. With death tolls continuing to rise and such a wide impact on the population, regardless of background, immediate steps must be taken to address the issue. The most recent landmark initiative comes from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., who issued a national advisory "emphasizing the importance of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone."
A long, flat line ran across the screen of the electrocardiogram. For Jonathan Bartels, RN, it felt as if gravity had doubled. He stood motionless with the rest of the emergency department team, their shoulders stooped and their heads hanging low to their chests.
The team was not unfamiliar with the vacuous feeling that often accompanies a patient’s passing. Every one of them had lost dozens of patients before and were not ignorant of the fact that death is always looming in the emergency department. For Bartels, though, this time was different.
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