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The following physicians were selected by the FCEP Board Nominating committee as candidates for the five open Florida College of Emergency Physicians Board of Directors positions.
Complete the PDF ballot and vote for the five candidates you wish to fill these open spots.
The newly elected Board Members will take office at the FCEP Board of Directors meeting on August 4, 2016, which is held during our Symposium by the Sea.
Please send your completed ballot to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 8, 2016.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF BALLOT!
Advanced Practice Provider Skills Camp
September 15-16, 2016
Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center
EMRLC's Advanced Practice Providers Skills Camp is designed by emergency medicine professionals to enhance the knowledge and skills set of individuals caring for patients in the emergency department, urgent care setting or for any professional wanting to brush up on their emergency medicine skills. This two day program focuses on hands-on clinical skills but also contains a variety of informative 50-minute lectures on topics from ranging from orthopedics, cardiovascular emergencies, pediatrics, obstetrics, tips & tricks and many more.
Target Audience: Nurse Practitioners; Physician Assistants; Primary Care Physicians, Urgent Care Center Physicians; any allied health professional seeking a refresh on their EM knowledge.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
Symposium by the Sea is an educational opportunity designed for the busy emergency physician, resident, nurse, physician assistant, and allied health professionals with a high-demand for information regarding their ever-changing practice environment. In addition to education sessions, the conference features other exciting events such as Simulation Wars “SimWars”, Florida EM Resident’s Case Presentation Competition (CPC), Wine, Beer & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors, Medical Student Forum, EM Resident’s Association of Florida Networking Reception, and social events on Friday and Saturday Evenings. For more information and to register today, click here.
CLICK HERE to view the e-Brochure for Symposium the Sea 2016! The brochure lists schedule of events, hotel information and registration fees.
New! Higher pay rates and generous sign-on bonus! Florida Emergency Physicians is looking for excellent EM Physicians to staff EDs near Orlando, FL. Work for one of the larger, truly independent EM groups in the nation. Comprehensive benefits package, leadership opportunities, and relocation assistance available. Send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com.
The Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation and Florida College of Emergency Physicians’ Emergency Medicine Written Board Review Course is designed to prepare residents for their qualifying exams and seasoned physicians for the recertification ConCert exam. This 4-day course provides a comprehensive review of the core content. In addition, we will define the key approaches for the acute management of commonly presenting emergency medical conditions. This comprehensive review is also perfect for advanced practice providers, nurses and other health professionals seeking emergency medicine education. Faculty from University of Florida (Jacksonville & Gainesville), University of South Florida, Florida Hospital, Orlando Health, and Mount Sinai Medical College (Miami) have teamed up to bring you this powerful, comprehensive Emergency Medicine Board Review Course.
- A four day all-inclusive program
- Created and delivered by expert faculty from various academic institutions & residency programs
- Ideal for physicians preparing for recertification, residents preparing for qualifying exams, or the medical professional looking for an intensive overview of emergency medicine
- Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
For over 40 years, ClinCon has provided the highest quality education to EMS professionals by integrating pre-hospital care research and cutting edge clinical practice. ClinCon offers the continuum of emergency medicine professionals an all-encompassing educational experience that focuses on strengthening practical skills and enhancing clinical knowledge in order to provide the highest quality of care to their patients.
The event is July 12-16, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
The conference is open to the entire continuum of emergency care professionals:
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- EMS/Fire administrators
- EMS Medical Directors
- EMS educators
- Emergency Physicians
- Emergency Physician Assistants
- Emergency Nurses
- And other allied health professionals
CLICK HERE to view the e-Brochure for CLINCON 2016! The brochure lists schedule of events, hotel information and registration fees.
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| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
My Palm Beach Post
He knows. He heard.
Kevin Counihan is aware that opinions, especially in a state like Florida, remain sharply divided on whether the Obamacare-created healthcare.gov exchange represents a stirring tale of innovation and progress or a federal Frankenstein that — by way of the courts or this fall’s election — deserves to die with a stake in its heart.
The Zika virus is "currently one of the most pressing health issues we are facing as a state, community and as a world," Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. Celeste Philip told Broward legislators.
Philip spoke at length about the Zika virus, and its potential to affect South Florida.
The mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub — the deadliest in U.S. history — and a local hospital’s efforts to care for victims offer valuable lessons to hospitals on how to respond in a crisis situation.
Orlando Regional Medical Center took in 44 patients over the course of the attack on June 12, and 35 survived their injuries, reports The New York Times. The situation, experts say according to The Times, proves that the faster victims reach a trauma center, the more likely they are to live. However, according the article, Orlando may not be a perfect model, as the hospital was located just blocks from Pulse, where the shooting occurred.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
Becker's Hospital Review
Emergency medicine departments balance the most complex sets of staffing rules and monthly requests of any specialty in the medical sector in the U.S., according to the 2016 Physician Scheduling Complexity by Specialty report from Lightning Bolt.
Researchers analyzed rules and requests used in 5,547 department schedules across 57 medical specialties.
Of the 1.2 million people who present to the emergency department (ED) each year for migraine treatment, more than half are treated with opioids despite known risks and recommendations to the contrary, according to a study published in 2015 in Cephalgia.
There is also significant variation in the types of medications used, which prompted the American Headache Society to convene an expert panel to review the evidence and determine which medications should be considered first-line treatment for acute migraine in adults in the ED.
Requests about patient end-of-life preferences are sometimes not followed because providers can’t find the instructions in their electronic health records, according to a recent StarTribune article.
While EHRs can store advance directives, such instructions are not consistently in one place; sometimes, they’re stored in more than one location.
Recently published data indicated the emergency department visit rates for gout increased among adults in the United States, especially for patients aged 45 years to 54 years. “Between 2006 and 2012, [emergency department] ED visits for gout increased among U.S. adults,” Sadao Jinno, MD, told Healio Rheumatology. “ED visit rates increased 29 percent among the middle-aged adults, and overall national ED visits charges for gout increased $125 million over the same period. Our data should facilitate further investigations to determine the reasons for the increased rates of ED visits, especially among the middle-aged adults, to implement effective gout management to stabilize health care costs related to gout.”
Medscape (free login required)
Cardiovascular outcomes are not significantly better for patients admitted to the hospital with asymptomatic hypertensive urgency (systolic blood pressure, 180 mm Hg or greater; diastolic blood pressure, 110 mm Hg or greater) compared with those managed as outpatients, according to a study published online June 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
New research suggests that between the years 2000 and 2013, the injuries sustained by victims of firearms violence grew both more severe and more deadly, even as mortality from other traumatic injuries declined.
Just days after the nation's worst mass shooting took place at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the Journal of the American Medical Assn. published the findings of a study focusing on close to 30,000 trauma patients who were treated at a single hospital system in Denver.
New research suggests 30 minutes of counseling during an emergency room visit can decrease a young person’s involvement in future violent behaviors.
Researchers from the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center and the University of Michigan Injury Center found that a single, structured counseling session reaped significant rewards.
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