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Online Registration for Symposium by the Sea closes tomorrow, July 26! Register now so you don’t miss any know-before-you-go information. Register Here.
Symposium by the Sea
August 2-5, 2018
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
Fort Myers, FL
View the FCEP Committee Schedule Here
On behalf of the FCEP Board Nominating Committee, please find below the candidates for your 2018-2021 Board of Directors. Each has demonstrated interest and willingness to serve on the FCEP Board of Directors as evidenced by his/her involvement over the years in FCEP activities.
We do have five individuals for the five slots. We are still required, per the FCEP Bylaws, to hold an election.
Please check 5 candidates for the 5 positions by Friday, July 27, 2018.
ACEP’s Quality Division is hosting a webinar today at 1:00 pm CDT titled “Hear from the Authorities: CMS moving from Volume to Value. The near and long term future of MACRA policy and MIPS scoring.”
Click Here to Register
HB 21 became effective on July 1, 2018. Are you aware of how this new law will affect your practice? Visit our website for a summary of HB 21’s new requirements and to take our new, 2-hour online opioid course.
Safe Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain
$25 for FCEP & FHA members | $75 for non-members
Take it Now at EMLRC Online
Learn More About HB 21
Those interested in learning more about EDie — the tool for tracking patients with the highest needs in emergency departments — are invited to attend a free Lunch & Learn tomorrow.
July 26, 2018
Memorial Regional Hospital
We are looking for FMA delegates to attend House Council meetings at FMA's Annual Meeting on August 4-5, 2018. Delegates must be both FCEP and FMA members. Delegates may vote on action items during Council meetings.
FMA Council Meeting Details:
August 4-5, 2018
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando
Click here for full schedule
Can you attend this meeting? If so, please contact Donna Vennero, Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’re invited to participate in a 50-50 raffle! One lucky “jackpot” winner will receive 50% of the total proceeds collected while the remaining proceeds will support programs at EMLRC.
Raffle tickets may only be obtained via your mobile device. Just text “JACKPOT” to 51555 to enter. The suggested cash contribution in connection with the receipt of the ticket is $20. Increase your odds of winning with 20 tickets for $200!
The raffle period ends at midnight Sunday, August 5, following Symposium by the Sea. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, August 8, at EMLRC. Ticket holder need not be present to win. Applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. For any prize amount that exceeds $600, the winner must fill out a W9 form.
Open to all — tell your friends and family! Don’t miss this chance to win a big cash prize while helping the EMLRC provide lifesaving education for life savers.
The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), in collaboration with the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) and the Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) invites you to attend the All in For Florida: Hospital Intervention Summit to be held on August 14 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida.
This one-day summit is developed specifically for hospital administrators, emergency physicians and community providers. Speakers will discuss barriers and strategies to address the opioid epidemic that is killing more than 20+ people a day in Florida. It will also provide information on recent laws passed in Florida and provide case studies showcasing Florida’s flagship programs that have established effective programming linking individuals with opioid use disorders to treatment, thus reducing hospital emergency readmissions.
The cost to attend is $45. Lunch is provided. Learn More
September 20-21, 2018
Aloft Orlando Downtown
EMLRC Online provides access to quality education courses so you can earn continuing education credits at your convenience. Current courses include: Street Drugs, Unfamiliar Pediatrics, Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis, and Human Trafficking & Emergency Medicine.
Visit EMLRC Online today to enroll and learn more.
UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|AUG. 2-5, 2018
||Symposium by the Sea 2018
— Register today!
|SEPT. 20-21, 2018
||Life After Residency — Learn more
|OCT. 1-4, 2018
||ACEP Scientific Assembly
— Visit ACEP.org for more information
|OCT. 2-5, 2019
||EMT Refresher Course — Register today!
|OCT. 16-19, 2019
||Paramedic Refresher Course — Register today!
|MARCH 11-13, 2019
||Emergency Medicine Days 2019 — Learn more
To see the full calendar, click here.
Trauma is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide, and recent studies suggest that 16 percent of renal (kidney) trauma occurs from a penetrating injury, such as a gunshot wound, stabbing or piercing injury from a car accident.
If a patient is bleeding to death from the kidney, surgery can be life-saving. Risks of surgery, however, include potential injury to adjacent organs, loss of the kidney and longer recovery time.
Ask a nurse and they will tell you that staffing levels matter. Now a study published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine lends support to that popular opinion.
The study supplies further evidence for nurse leaders to make the case for nursing's role in achieving healthcare outcomes and metrics.
"Our study provides additional data that may help providers further engage hospital administration to supply adequate nurse staffing that allows EDs to better achieve performance goals and improve the patient experience," the researchers write.
Injecting epinephrine on the way to the hospital helped cardiac arrest survival, albeit with greater risk of severe neurologic deficits, the randomized PARAMEDIC2 trial showed.
The intervention improved 30-day survival to 3.2 percent, compared with 2.4 percent in the placebo group, for a 39 percent better odds of survival, Gavin Perkins, MD, of the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and colleagues reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Opioids are commonly prescribed in the emergency department (ED) for the treatment of acute pain, but due to the epidemic of opioid misuse, analgesic alternatives are being explored. A new Academic Emergency Medicine analysis of relevant studies found that low-dose ketamine is as effective as opioids for the control of acute pain in the ED.
A decision instrument developed by researchers at the University of California aims to aid physicians with clinical decision-making while reducing pediatric CTs by up to 34 percent, according to work published in the July issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.
The tool, also known as the Pediatric NEXUS Computed Tomography Decision Instrument, can reliably identify blunt trauma patients who would most benefit from CT screening.
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A stroke center in Helsinki, Finland, which has an average door-to-needle time for thrombolysis of less than 20 minutes, has reported reassuring data on low rates of misdiagnosis, suggesting prompt treatment times do not sacrifice diagnostic accuracy.
"We are so fast that we wanted to check that we are not skipping anything," senior author Perttu J. Lindsberg, MD, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, told Medscape Medical News.
Emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation are soaring. Added to the number of people admitted to the hospital for the condition, it's contributing to "an alarming growth" in its economic burden to the country, according to a new study.
Annual visits to the emergency department for this heart rhythm disorder, often called AFib, increased by 30.7 percent from 2007 to 2014, or from 411,406 visits to 537,801, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) are suing Anthem’s Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia over a new policy that allows the payer to retroactively deny emergency department payment and coverage if the services are later deemed as non-emergent.
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