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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:
Click here for more information and to register today!
- 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.
PAMI has a new learning module that focuses on nonpharmacologic management of pain in adults and children in emergency settings. The module provides 2 hours of free CME, reviews ways to reduce anxiety and pain in all ages and discusses cognitive-behavioral and physical interventions. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for feedback or copies of the learning modules. For more information visit the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI). Follow PAMI on Facebook
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2015-2016 FCEP Annual Calendar.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
Leaders from the American Medical Association blasted lawmakers over the continued enforcement of Florida's Privacy of Firearm Owners Act, which they say puts prohibitive restrictions on physicians who wish to discuss gun safety with their patients.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta heard arguments from the AMA and other medical groups concerned about the legislation.
Florida’s fight to slow the death toll from heroin and prescription opioids is about to get a major boost.
In March, Florida joined nearly 40 other states in making the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available at pharmacies without an individual prescription.
The new law takes effect July 1, and police and health experts say the expanded access will help slow the barrage of fatal overdoses stemming from Florida’s outsized appetite for heroin, Percocet, hydrocodone and other powerful prescription painkillers.
While most hospitals have seen a stark decrease in uncompensated care costs related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion, some hospital groups have not substantially benefited from the change.
As some states have expanded Medicaid, others haven’t. As a result, hospital companies with a significant presence in non-expansion states are feeling the financial burden from increasing uncompensated care costs, particularly Ascension Health Alliance and HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA).
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
The Mt. Sinai Hospital emergency room looks and sounds like hundreds of others across the country: Doctors rush through packed hallways; machines beep incessantly; paramedics wheel stretchers in as patients moan in pain.
"It's like a war zone," said physician assistant Emmy Cassagnol. "When it gets packed, it's overwhelming. Our sickest patients are often our geriatric patients, and they get lost in the shuffle."
United Press International
While emergency rooms are known for being busy, new national research shows the level of patients in the five most populous states does not vary widely — though they make up more than one-third of all emergency room visits in the United States.
A new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows emergency rooms are busy, with one in five Americans taking at least one trip per year to the hospital for urgent care, with most being adults and most not admitted for care.
African-Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds. The disorder, called atrial fibrillation, affects about 1 percent of American adults and more than 5 percent of those 65 and older. Atrial fibrillation can raise a person's risk for stroke. The new findings may "put the focus on improving prevention efforts for adverse outcomes in African-Americans with atrial fibrillation," said study lead author and cardiologist Jared Magnani, MD.
New guidelines for doctors will help them treat migraine headaches that are severe enough to bring patients to the emergency department.
According to the guidelines, emergency physicians should avoid injecting migraine patients with morphine or morphine-like drugs, known as opioids. Instead, they should use one of two other intravenous drugs or an injection of sumatriptan.
By Jessica Taylor
Stop what you're doing. Read this entire article. Share it with your friends. Some of you may be doing this, while others are probably just ignoring it. But if I was Kilgrave, the villain in the Marvel Netflix series "Jessica Jones," you would do anything I say. Mind control. Is it fact or fiction? Whether you want to believe it or not, mind control is a real thing in nature. But I'm actually here to discuss another form of mind control that you may not see every day: emotional abuse.
In some U.S. cities, at least 1 in 7 kids have unsafe levels of lead in their blood, indicating exposure to a toxic metal that can lead to lifelong physical, mental and behavioral health problems, a recent study suggests. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a blood lead level equal to or greater than five micrograms per deciliter of lead in blood is considered unsafe for children.
There is merit in looking at the use of wearable biosensors to detect whether opioid users stay focused on their rehabilitation programs. This follows a preliminary study in Springer's Journal of Medical Toxicology led by Stephanie Carreiro of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the U.S. Her team tested the use of wristband sensors worn by a group of patients in an emergency room who were receiving opioids for severe pain relief.
The conscious mind is quick to adapt to information that flies in the face of stereotype, but the subconscious may ignore even the most glaring of facts, new research finds.
When people are given two names, Jonathan and Elizabeth, and asked who is a doctor and who is a nurse, the respondents typically say that each is equally likely to be in either profession.
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