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FCEP is Pleased to Announce Councillors for ACEP Council Meeting — October 2017, Washington D.C.
FCEP’s councilors are:|
Dr. Ashley Booth-Norse
Dr. Jordan Celeste
Dr. Jay Falk
Dr. Kelly Gray-Eurom
Dr. Kristin McCabe-Kline
Dr. Danyelle Redden
Dr. Joel Stern
Dr. Adrian Tyndall
Dr. Andrew Bern
Dr. Amy Conley
Dr. Larry Hobbs
Dr. Steven Kailes
Dr. Michael Lozano|
Dr. Ernest Page
Dr. Sanjay Pattani
Dr. Todd Slesinger
Dr. Kristi Staff
Dr. Kendall Webb
2017 FCEP Alternates Councillors:
Dr. Clifford Findeiss
Dr. Kevin King
Dr. David Orban
Dr. Tracy Sanson
The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) is partnering with GE Healthcare to fund research that identifies innovative applications of ultrasound imaging in the care of patients in shock and/or new developments in the use of ventilator technology in emergency medicine. Up to four $50,000 awards (plus equipment) will be funded plus an opportunity (though social media) for one of the four grantees to secure an extra $150,000 in funds to expand their research scope. Deadline is August 31, 2017. Apply today.
Please share this research opportunity with your colleagues and encourage applications. We want to ensure this project is successful so that EMF can continue a partnership with GE and hopefully use this as a model to secure additional emergency medicine research funding partners.
For more information, click here.
The current opioid crisis has brought renewed interest in nonpharmacologic pain management. Nonpharmacologic techniques (alone or as adjuncts) may decrease use and/or dose of opioids, procedure times, length of stay and adverse events. The Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) website offers several free access nonpharmacologic resources and tools for children and adults, including a Distraction Toolkit and materials from a recent pilot course:
Materials are adaptable to your ED, EMS agency or hospital. To learn more or download the toolkit, click here.
- Stepwise Approach to Pain Management
- Behavioral Responses to Pain by Developmental Stage
- Conversation and Therapeutic Language
- Psychological & Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
- Distraction Techniques and Apps for Guided Imagery, Music, Games and More!
- Physical (sensory) Interventions such as Comfort Positioning or Hot/Cold Treatments
- Distraction Toolkit Development and Components
- Case Scenarios and Videos
We have a limited supply of assembled toolboxes with select distraction tools. If you would like to request a toolbox, please email email@example.com.
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.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
For more information on the hotel, an agenda overview, program accreditation and registration fees, CLICK HERE.
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.
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For more information on the hotel, an agenda overview, program accreditation and registration fees, please click here.
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 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!
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
Most patients who have a history of penicillin allergy are not really allergic and should be reevaluated before they are prescribed a replacement drug regimen, argue Australian infectious disease experts. The vast majority of these patients will turn out not to be allergic and can be safely treated with penicillin, they say, adding that true penicillin allergy is rare, affecting only 1 percent of the general population.
Seniors with COPD may increase their odds for heart-related death if they use opioid painkillers, a new study finds. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) patients are often prescribed opioids, including morphine and fentanyl. These narcotics can help treat chronic muscle and bone pain, insomnia, persistent cough and shortness of breath despite inhaler use, the researchers explained.
When ambulances go on diversion, bypassing the nearest hospital because emergency rooms are overcrowded, black patients may be more likely to die following a heart attack than their white counterparts, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers examined data on more than 91,000 patients admitted to California hospitals for a heart attack from 2001 to 2011.
One in 5 people who gets commercial health insurance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield filled at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller in 2015, a new study finds. The research also found that the number of members diagnosed with an opioid use disorder rose almost five-fold from 2010 to 2016. That increase is far higher than the 65 percent increase in the use of medication-assisted treatments, according to the study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
University of Kent via Medical Xpress
The application of gentle cooling and warming currents inside the ear canal can provide relief for migraine sufferers, new research at the University of Kent has helped show. Volunteers in the study who had a history of migraines experienced a significant reduction in the number of migraines they normally experienced in a month after using a technique known as caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS). CVS activates the balance organs which are believed to alter activity in the area of the brain, known as the brainstem, associated with the onset of migraine headaches.
Pain Medicine News
Use of beta blockers in the perioperative period as an opioid-sparing technique can have positive short- and long-term effects, a study has concluded.
A study examining the use of esmolol for sympathetic blockade, as part of a multimodal approach to pain management in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder procedures with continuous brachial plexus blockade, has shown significant improvement in several outcome measures.
The Universal Termination of Resuscitation recommends that resuscitation be terminated in the field when all three of the following are true: 1) EMS didn't witness the arrest; 2) return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) didn't occur despite resuscitation attempts; and 3) the patient was never defibrillated. Specifically, the authors wanted to discover the survival rate of patients who were transported solely based on failing to obtain ROSC.
The Baltimore Sun | Opinion
Even for seasoned health care workers, it can be unnerving to hear “emergency in the parking lot” over the loudspeaker. There, we found an 18-year-old man lying lifeless on the asphalt and not breathing. Before I could utter the words, an astute nurse immediately ordered that the patient be given Naloxone as she correctly recognized that this patient was suffering from an opioid overdose. Soon, the patient began to breathe spontaneously, effectively coming back to life.
Physician researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) surveyed caregivers to understand their expectations and satisfaction of urgent care in a pediatric emergency department (ED). They found that expectations about care delivered in the ED are directly related to satisfaction of care at the end of the visit. In an emergency department that sees more than 82,000 patients per year, the study authors were pleasantly surprised to discover that caregivers were generally more satisfied with the actual care than the urgent care physicians expected.
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