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EMS Constituent Group Meetings: July 16-18
View Agenda Here or on Florida DOH's Website
CLINCON 2019: July 17-19
Learn More About CLINCON
- Exhibit Hall – Wednesday hours: July 17 at 12:00-4:00 pm
- Exhibit Hall Reception: July 17 at 4:30-6:30 pm
- Exhibit Hall – Thursday hours: July 18 at 10:00-5:00 pm
- Exhibit Hall – Friday hours: July 19 at 9:30-1:00 pm
Bill Shearer ALS/BLS Competition 2019: July 18-19
Learn More About ALS/BLS
- Championship Round (open to public): July 19 at 9:00-1:00 pm
- Championship Awards Ceremony (open to public): July 19 at 5:15 pm
Per HB 851 passed in Florida's 2019 Legislative Session, all healthcare providers must complete 1-hour of CME on human trafficking as part of their existing hours. EMLRC has an online course that satisfies this requirement.
Human Trafficking and Emergency Medicine
By Danyelle Redden, MD, MPH, FACEP
$20 | 2.0 hours of CME
Accredited by ACCME, FBON, FEMS
Take it Now
Online registration closes next Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Save money and time at the registration desk by registering in advance. Register Now
Symposium by the Sea 2019
August 1-4, 2019
Boca Raton Resort & Club
Boca Raton, FL
Find the full schedule and more in our brochure here.
Call for Photos: What do you do to promote and practice wellness? Send in photos of you celebrating wellness to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 26. We'll be sharing them during Symposium by the Sea 2019.
All FCEP members are invited to our next Board and committee meetings on August 1-3, 2019 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL.
August 1, 2019:
8:00 am–9:00 am: Membership & Professional Development Committee
9:00 am–10:00 am: Education & Academic Affairs Committee
10:00 am–11:00 am: Medical Economics Committee
11:00 am–12:00 pm: Government Affairs Committee
12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm–2:00 pm: EMS/Trauma Committee
2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Pediatric EM Committee
3:00 pm-5:30 pm: FCEP Board of Directors Meeting
August 2, 2019:
10:30 am-12:00 pm: FEMF Board of Directors Meeting
August 3, 2019:
1:30 pm-2:30 pm: EMRAF Committee Meeting
1:30 pm-3:30 pm: Medical Student Forum
View the Full Symposium Schedule Here
Wilderness Considerations for MCIs
By Benjamin Abo, DO, EMT-P, FAWM
1 hour & 10 minutes | 1.0 CE
Accredited by ACCME | FBON | FEMS | FPA | CAPCE
Free & available until July 29, 2019
About: Florida is no stranger to MCIs. In such an "outdoor state," wilderness-related MCIs should be expected. We will discuss aspects of wilderness-related MCIs in Florida and wilderness-related topics that can lead to MCIs, even in cities.
ACEP's point-of-care tools are transforming care at the bedside. We've recruited the field's top experts and thought-leaders to develop tools our members can trust and deploy in the clinical setting.
Five tools have been released in the first phase of the emPOC app:
All of the point-of-care tools can be found on our website at: Point-of-Care Tools
- AFIB: Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter
- BUPE: Buprenorphine Use in the ED
- ADEPT: Agitation in the Elderly
- MAP: Management of Acute Pain
- iCar2e: Suicide Assessment
We are working on the second phase and will be adding seven new tools and links to various resources, such as clinical calculators, smart phrases for the EHR systems and links to EMRA pocket guides. The app is free to ACEP members. Stay tuned for ongoing updates and the release of new tools!
Download now on iTunes and Google Play.
By National Academy of Medicine
Tapering Guidance for Opioids: Existing Best Practices and Evidence Standards
Hosted by the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
July 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST
The webinar will feature experts who will discuss current guidance for opioid tapering, how this guidance is applied in practice, and the strength of the evidence behind these protocols. Five panelists will present patient case scenarios and discuss pain management challenges through patient and caregiver perspectives, in order to inform best practices and identify evidence gaps.
Subscribe to Florida PEDReady's weekly newsbrief, the PE2ARL: Pediatric Emergency Education, Advances, Resources & Literature. Brush up on your pediatric emergency education in just 10 minutes a week!
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FCEP members must opt-in to receive updates
Interested in contributing? Contact Dr. Phyllis Hendry at email@example.com for more information.
Life After Residency Retreat
September 19-20, 2019
Sirata Beach Resort
St. Pete Beach, FL
2:00-4:00 pm: Presentations & Workshops
4:00-5:00 pm: EMRA Quiz Show
5:00-6:30 pm: Welcome Reception with Sponsors
6:30-8:30 pm: Dinner, sponsored by Envision
8:30-11:00 pm: After Party, sponsored by TeamHealth
8:00-2:00 pm: Presentations & Workshops
Learn More & Register Now
UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|JULY 17-19, 2019
||CLINCON: Premier EMS/Fire Conference | Register Now
|JULY 18-19, 2019
||Bill Shearer ALS/BLS Competition | Register Now
|AUG. 1-4, 2019
||Symposium by the Sea 2019 | Register Now
|SEPT. 19-20, 2019
||Life After Residency Retreat | Learn More
||St. Pete Beach
To see the full calendar, click here.
According to a new study, more people are asking to record their own emergency procedures, a self-documentary trend that's creating controversy among medical staff. The study found that most patients (62%) believed they should be allowed to video record their emergency procedures, versus 28% of emergency department doctors and nurses. "Contrary to patients' views, clinicians were not in favor of allowing audio or video recordings in the ED," they reported in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Unhealthy. Exhausted. Fog-brained, inefficient, apathetic, depressed — how did these terms come to describe her? Had she not initially excelled in her career, created a loving family, loyal friendships and a great golf swing? Years after being entrusted with caring for the critically ill, the hours, days and months on-end and the ever-escalating bureaucratic hurdles overcame the things she valued and used to balance her life. Dr. Roper, a successful critical care physician, now exhibits what the World Health Organization describes as an "occupational phenomenon" in the workplace: burnout.
Unnecessary hospitalizations cause numerous problems: longer wait times, a lack of beds for the patients that really need them, wasted time of emergency medical staff, not to mention costs borne by patients, hospitals and insurers. On the other hand, failing to admit patients that really do need care can have deadly consequences. NorthShore University HealthSystem, which operates four hospitals in Illinois, is leveraging data and predictive analytics to address that challenge.
Medscape (free login required)
Shock is a common condition that emergency department clinicians must be experts in treating. It's easy, however, to overlook the presence of shock in patients who initially look well or have seemingly normal systolic blood pressure, and the result can be deadly.
The New York Times
Hospitals today can be sonic hellscapes, which studies have shown regularly exceed levels set by the World Health Organization: droning IV pumps, ding-donging nurse call buttons, voices crackling on loudspeakers, ringing telephones, beeping elevators, buzzing ID scanners, clattering carts, coughing, screaming, vomiting. Then there are the alarms. A single patient might trigger hundreds each day, challenging caregivers to figure out which machine is beeping, and what is wrong with the patient, if anything. (Studies have shown that as many as 99% of alarms are false.) The proliferation of pinging and bleeping can contribute to patient delirium and staff burnout.
Johns Hopkins Medicine via EurekAlert
At this time, there aren't any rules or set criteria for how to carry out a study to predict recovery. Because of low quality, flawed research, decisions related to current policies may result in prediction errors that may forecast a poor outcome for patients who may have a good outcome, or vice versa. Moreover, the lack of standards for predicting outcomes has made it all but impossible to properly study therapies that could potentially heal the brain and the rest of the body after being resuscitated from cardiac arrest.
Reuters via Physician's Weekly
A penalty program established to reduce infections and other complications in U.S. hospitals hasn't made these events less likely or reduced fatalities or repeat hospitalizations, a large study suggests. The program was created as part of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, to provide stronger incentives for hospitals to prevent infections and other illnesses that can make hospitalized patients sicker, researchers note in The BMJ. Among 708 hospitals penalized in fiscal 2015 for quality measures, an average of 2.72 patients per 1,000 got hospital-acquired conditions, compared with 2.06 patients per 1,000 at hospitals that were not penalized.
A career as a physician has traditionally been considered to be among the best vocations that talented students can pursue. That may no longer be the case. All too many doctors report that they are unhappy, frustrated and even prepared to leave the profession. That should worry all of us. The physician burnout crisis is likely to affect our quality of care and our access to healthcare providers.
Academic Emergency Medicine via MDLinx
Researchers examined patients who received parenteral sedation for acute agitation in an emergency department setting for the incidence, nature and risk factors for adverse events. They performed a prospective observational study and a clinical trial of parenteral sedation for the management of acute agitation. Findings suggest a common occurrence of sedation-related AEs.
Journal of Asthma via Taylor & Francis Online
Resource limitations and low rates of follow-up with primary care providers currently limit the impact of emergency department-based preventative strategies for children with asthma. A mechanism to recognize the children at highest risk of future hospitalization is needed to target comprehensive preventative interventions at discharge. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether frequency of ED visits predicts future asthma hospitalization in children.
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