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CLICK HERE to view photos from Advanced Practice Provider Skills Camp – Spring 2017! Photos will be uploaded to EMLRC.org within the next couple weeks. Thank you to all participants, faculty, sponsors and EMLRC staff for all your hard work putting together this program. The next APP Skills Camp will be held on September 14-15, 2017 at EMLRC. Keep an eye on EMLRC.org for more information as it’s released!
FCEP Committee meetings:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
EMLRC in Orlando, FL
9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Medical Economics & Govt. Affairs:
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Membership & Professional Development:
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Education & Academic Affairs:
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
FCEP Board meeting:
Thursday, May 25, 2017
EMLRC in Orlando, FL
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
FEMF Board meeting:
Thursday, May 25, 2017
EMLRC in Orlando, FL
12 p.m.-3 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
Symposium by the Sea, the Annual Meeting of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, is an educational opportunity designed for the busy emergency physician, resident, nurse, physician assistant and allied health professional with a high-demand for information regarding the ever-changing EM practice environment.
In addition to high-quality educational sessions, the
For more information on the hotel, an agenda overview, program accreditation and registration fees, CLICK HERE.
- Florida EM Residents Case Presentation Competition (CPC)
- 9th Annual Symposium Research Poster Presentation Competition
- Wine, Beer & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors
- Medical Student Forum
- EM Residents’ Association of Florida Networking Reception
- Social events on Friday and Saturday evenings
- Past Presidents’ Volleyball Tournament
EMRA is movin’ and groovin’ to bring more opportunities to you, your medical student and resident members. We also will launch new products
1) It’s time again to consider applying again for EMRA support of your regional meetings. The deadline is June 1. Find more info here.
2) Our Representative Council will meet at the SAEM Annual Meeting and vote on 16 resolutions. This year, we will launch a Virtual Reference Committee meeting where members can attend virtually to comment and debate these resolutions. For our Program Reps who cannot attend our in-person meeting, they can be credentialed virtually and vote on behalf of their program. Please encourage Program Reps in your state to attend our meeting in Orlando or join us virtually. Yay technology!
3) EMRA will soon be accepting applications for our Fall Awards (deadline July 15). Awards this cycle include travel scholarships to ACEP17, LAC 18 and the CORD Academic Assembly. Other awards include Health Policy Electives, Leadership Excellence Award, Global Health Initiative, Be The Change Grant, Local Action Grant, Excellence In Teaching and the Joseph Waeckerle Alumni Award. Check them out here. I hope you consider promoting these awards to residents/students/fellows in your state.
4) This Fall, we will also release the new PressorDex Guide, Basics of Emergency Medicine, Basics of Emergency Medicine: Pediatrics and a new EMRA EKG Guide. These books will be included in appropriate new member kits. We hope this information is helpful as you recruit/retain candidate members.
As a part of our new educational partnership with Emergency Medical Consultants, Inc., we will be offering a two-day ACLS program on:
May 19-20, 2017
June 2-3, 2017
Designed for healthcare professionals with a basic EKG knowledge, the ACLS program creates a stress-free approach to dealing with cardiovascular emergencies. The program covers it all, from oxygenation and airway management to AMI recognition and the nationally recognized cardiac arrest algorithms.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: MedicalTraining.cc/EMLRC
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
For more information on the hotel, an agenda overview, program accreditation and registration fees, please click here.
FCEP is now accepting applications for its 2017 Leadership Academy Class! Click on the image below to download a PDF brochure and application.
For more information, contact Leadership Academy Chair Dr. Patrick Agdamag at email@example.com.
Advanced Pediatric Life Support – Immersive Simulation Course
Friday & Saturday, June 9 & June 10, 2017
Nemours Children’s Hospital
13535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
CLICK ON THE ABOVE FLIER IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER TODAY!
This program is now open to paramedics and is accredited for 15.0 CEU hours by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Discount registration price for FCEP members, Residents, Fellows, Nurses, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2016-2017 FCEP Annual Calendar!
- FL EM Written Board Review Course 2017 – August 21-24, 2017 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL: REGISTER TODAY!
- CLINCON 2017 – July 10-14, 2017 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
- Symposium by the Sea 2017 – August 3-6, 2017 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
- Life After Residency 2017 – September 26 & 27, 2017 at the B Resort & Spa Orlando – REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!
- APP Skills Camp – Fall 2017 – September 14-15, 2017in Orlando, FL – REGISTRATION OPENING AT A LATER DATE!
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Despite standard use for the itching associated with urticaria (commonly known as hives), prednisone (a steroid) offered no additional relief to emergency patients suffering from hives than a placebo did, according to a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group study published online in Annals of Emergency Medicine. "Prednisone is a strong and great drug for certain problems, but it is no better than antihistamine treatment for patients who are itching with hives," said lead study author Caroline Barniol, MD, of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in Toulouse, France.
U.S. News & World Report
The key to preventing more suicide attempts might start at a helpful if not obvious place: the emergency room.
The National Institute of Mental Health found that hospital emergency departments could decrease the number of further adult suicide attempts as much as 30 percent, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
By Joan Spitrey
As long-term federal budget talks continue, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found itself in the middle of the battle. In an attempt to balance the federal budget, President Donald Trump had proposed to cut the NIH budget by 20 percent, or $5.8 billion. However, in a last-minute agreement, the members of the House of Representatives struck a deal for the Labor HHS Appropriations Bill that will actually provide a $2 billion increase to NIH funding.
A 73-year-old man was referred to the neuro-ophthalmology service for evaluation of headache with associated right upper eyelid ptosis. Two weeks before presentation, he noted the onset of right-sided periorbital headache, which intensified upon lying down. The headache was intermittent but worsened over the subsequent days, and this corresponded with drooping of his right upper eyelid.
Patients with an unknown blood type could receive O Rhesus D–positive blood cell concentrates in urgent red blood cell transfusions, according to a prospective, single-center, observational study.
This transfusion policy demonstrated a low risk for inducing anti-D alloimmunization, while saving 10% of total demand of O Rhesus D–negative red blood cell concentrates.
By Christina Thielst
Telemedicine and telehealth services have been connecting patients and providers who aren't sitting in front of each other for many years. The trend has been picking up speed in more recent years as some encounters leverage the internet and go virtual to contact their physicians or submit monitoring data. Now, more patients are using telemedicine to obtain a second opinion from specialists and subspecialists without having to travel into a larger city, or across the country.
Researchers from the surgery and radiology departments at Yale University have developed a clinical-ultrasound scoring system that may be both sensitive and specific enough to preclude the use of CT for patients with suspected appendicitis.
The authors note that CT’s proven facility for accurately ruling out appendicitis in negative cases — and thus heading off unneeded appendectomy — comes at the cost of exposing the patient to ionizing radiation.
Undetected or "silent" seizures may contribute to some symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, such as confusion, a small study suggests.
The seizures occur in the hippocampus — a part of the brain involved in the consolidation of memories. Researchers suspect that treating these seizures could help manage Alzheimer's or possibly slow it down.
Survival rates have risen dramatically in recent years among children who develop sepsis, a severe, life-threatening immune reaction to an infection somewhere in the body. But new research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that recovery remains a long haul for patients, with many still feeling effects on their physical, social, emotional and school functioning for months after they are discharged from the hospital.
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