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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
9 – 10 a.m.
Medical Economics and Government Affairs Committee
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Membership & Professional Development Committee
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Education and Academic Affairs Committee
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
FCEP Board Meeting
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
FEMF Board Meeting
12 – 3 p.m.
EMLRC’s Street Drugs Webinar Series project is a series of webinars that will present one street drug per month for up to a 12 month period. Funded via by an educational grant from the Florida Department of Health, each webinar will be created by experts in the field of emergency medicine and/or toxicology and will review the following but not limited to: signs & symptoms; presentations; common forms; and on-site treatment of a particular street drug.
Webinars will be offered FREE of charge to all licensed EM professionals in Florida and will also offer an opportunity to earn continuing education credits.
Each webinar will be initially broadcasted live and then made available for playback for 29-30 days after the initial live presentation.
The first webinar will be ...
The New Heroin Epidemic
September 22, 2016 at 1 p.m. EST
Presented by Josef Thundiyil, MD, MPH, FACMT, FACEP
Live webinar via ReadyTalk
This 60-minute webinar will delve into the history behind the recent heroin epidemic and how we arrived at the current state. It will discuss particular aspects of Florida and the demographics most heavily affected in our state.
For full webinar details and continuing education information, CLICK HERE!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR!
For Sepsis Awareness Month, the FHA and HRET HEN team would like to provide a few resources that are available as you and your teams work to reduce the incidence of this medical emergency. Time is critical and when your staff are able to recognize and treat sepsis effectively, lives are saved.
In case you missed the Sept. 9th FHA HEN Sepsis Awareness Month Webinar #1, "Sepsis Recognition," a recording and slide presentation are available.
Registration is now open for the second webinar in the FHA HEN Sepsis Awareness Month series, which will take place on Monday, Sept. 26. This webinar will focus on evidence-based management strategies and the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sepsis bundle requirements.
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/coi2fdwqp9p2&eom
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Agency for Health Care Administration is responsible for the nationally recognized website, FloridaHealthFinder.gov. They invite you to sign up for an informative one-hour webinar demonstration of the many resources available on FloridaHealthFinder.gov.
Register for FloridaHealthFinder.gov Webinar on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET at:
The Emergency Medicine Payment Reform Summit is a two-day event that will feature national faculty who will address Macra and ACA Reform, help develop solutions to address models for payment, and allow for audience interaction with speakers. Registration will be opening soon at EMLRC.org!
Need a quick and easy reference for pediatric nasal medications, procedural sedation dosing, or nerve blocks? Then check out the free PAMI Pain Management and Dosing Guide poster. The poster is organized by medication type or indication, age, and route. It includes information on Intranasal, Topical, Transdermal, Neuropathic, and Procedural Sedation Medications; Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and Equianalgesic Chart; Patient Safety and Discharge Considerations and more! Dosing ranges should be used as a general guide and adapted to specific patient characteristics such as age and co-morbidities. A free downloadable PDF of the dosing guide or poster can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. To obtain a poster for your ED, please email us at email@example.com or call (904) 244-8617. Include your mailing address and hospital name.
For more information visit the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI). Follow PAMI on Facebook.
Photos from SBS2016 will be uploaded to EMLRC.org and FCEP's Facebook.
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2016-2017 FCEP Annual Calendar!
Join today the premier grassroots network for emergency physicians and help make a difference on legislation impacting emergency medicine and patients. CLICK HERE to join today!
The University of Florida, Department of Emergency Medicine in Gainesville, FL is seeking talented, highly motivated emergency physicians for our Division of Community Emergency Medicine to staff our two freestanding, full-service emergency departments. Successful candidates will hold UF faculty appointments and become part of our team of over 100 faculty, fellows, residents and staff. Only emergency medicine trained and board certified or board eligible candidates should apply.
Our current freestanding emergency department (FSED) in northwest Gainesville has an annual volume of over 36,000 visits and includes 36 hours of physician coverage and 12 hours of advanced practice provider coverage. Our newest FSED will be located in southwest Gainesville and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. We expect similar volume to our northeast FSED, with 24 hours of physician coverage and 12 hours of additional physician or advanced practice provider coverage for the first year.
The UF Department of Emergency Medicine is affiliated with UF Health Shands Hospital, an 872-bed teaching hospital with a Level 1 trauma center and burn center, and is the major referral center for North Central Florida.
Our FSEDs offer physicians the opportunity to independently practice community-based emergency medicine, while enjoying the academic benefits of working in the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges and nine major research institutes on a single contiguous campus. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration — both within our department and with the College of Medicine — in addition to teaching, research and administrative interests.
Gainesville is a beautiful, dynamic and vibrant college town, centrally located in North Florida. Residents are close to major airports, family entertainment and some of the best beaches in the world. Home of the “Gator Nation”, award-winning college sports and year-round outdoor activities, Gainesville has repeatedly been voted as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
Join the UF College of Medicine faculty and earn an extremely competitive salary as a UF assistant or associate professor in a community-practice setting. Enjoy the full range of University of Florida state benefits, including occurrence-type medical malpractice; health; life and disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; and a generous retirement package.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and current CV to:
Thomas F. Payton, MD, MBA, FACEP
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
Medical Director, Adult Emergency Medicine
Arman Razavipour, MBA
Department of Emergency Medicine
UF — College of Medicine
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
With the number of mosquito-borne Zika infections in Miami-Dade County rising almost daily, including seven more cases confirmed by state health officials on Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said this week that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be sending reinforcements to help speed up test results for the virus.
Health News Florida
Hospitals in Florida and most other states have made progress in reducing preventable “readmissions,” the unplanned return of patients within a month of discharge, federal officials say.
A report estimates that 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries — including more than 3,000 in Florida — were spared a quick return to the hospital last year because of changes the industry has made since 2010.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
Kaiser Health News
In the United States, one out of every 20 deaths is caused by stroke. And yet, based on new research, race and geography prevent some of the most vulnerable from obtaining effective treatments.
The findings come from a report published in the journal Neurology. Researchers found stroke patients living in the Northeast states had more than twice the odds of receiving tPA — a powerful anti-coagulant that can break up the clot causing the stroke — than those living in the Midwest and the South.
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Patients seeking help for mental health problems wait hours longer in the emergency department than other patients do, a new study finds.
People with mental health problems are also six times more likely to be transferred to another facility instead of receiving treatment at the hospital, the researchers added.
Despite the importance of eyesight, millions of people grapple with undiagnosed or untreated vision impairments — ranging from mild conditions to total blindness — and eye and vision health remain relatively absent from national health priority lists, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report calls for transforming vision impairments from common to rare and eliminating correctable and avoidable vision impairments in the U.S. by 2030.
By Lynn Hetzler
Emergency department overcrowding threatens access to healthcare and the quality of that care. It can lead to delays in analgesia, thrombolysis, antibiotic therapy, percutaneous coronary intervention and other time-sensitive treatments. However, a recent study suggests the implementation of nurse-initiated protocols, diagnostics and treatments prior to treatment from a physician or nurse practitioner can improve flow in the ED, thus reducing overcrowding.
Despite so many apps and devices available today, and their promise to help consumers better manage their own health, patient engagement is still both art and science.
"Patient engagement is whatever the patient thinks it is," said Frederick Muench, director of digital health intervention in the Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health. "If we start at that point, work backward by figuring out the barriers and the fitting technology in, we're able to overcome those barriers and judge success as outcomes."
Practical Pain Management
The opioid abuse epidemic continues to dominate the news as celebrities die from overdoses, and federal and state agencies try to stem the tide of addiction and abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines; the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new safety labels; President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) aimed at addressing the pressing concerns of heroin and prescription drug abuse; and, the National Governors Association has promised to create a set of protocols for dispensing opioids.
Managed Care Magazine
Apparently soccer moms and coaches have taken the dangers of concussion to heart as the Associated Press reports that youngsters injured in the sport are flooding emergency departments. Part of that has to do with the growing popularity of the sport in the United States, home of the brave, free, baseball, football, and basketball. But awareness of the dangers of concussions is also a cause.
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt of special ear drops one day might replace that ordeal. It's only been tried in animals so far — chinchillas, to be exact. But researchers reported that an antibiotic gel coated the animals' eardrums and slowly seeped inside to do its job for a week, clearing up an infection that usually requires a 10-day course of oral antibiotics.
Approximately one in nine people sent to Florida emergency rooms (ERs) for injuries caused by acts of intentional violence — including shootings, stabbings, assaults, etc. — in 2010 ended up being violently injured again within two years. The findings come from the most comprehensive study to date on recurrent violent injury, its costs and risk factors.
Healthcare IT News
At the recent HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Chicago, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Boissy, MD, made the case that health apps alone are not a strategy — and in fact can hinder positive patient experience if they're not deployed wisely.
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