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The Florida College of Emergency Medicine would like to congratulate Jackson Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency on being recently approved by ACGME.
We would like to recognize the more than 20 years of EM development efforts and the many amazing individuals who contribute to the EM Department at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
They were granted initial approval for 45 residents for their new EM residency program (15 residents per year). Dr. Bobby Kapur will be the director overseeing the JMH EM Residency Program.
With the addition of Jackson Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency, Florida now has eight EM residency programs.
January 18–20, 2016
Hotel Duval, Tallahassee, FL
Emergency Medicine Days is the premier advocacy event for the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. It takes place during regular legislative session, and is a valuable opportunity for Florida’s emergency physicians to get to know their state legislators and discuss the key issues currently affecting emergency medicine. It is also a wonderful opportunity to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit.
For more info on the event, click here to visit the event page!
To register for EM Days 2016, click here!
To book your hotel room online using our group rate, click here. If you'd like to book your room over the phone, please call 866.957.4001 and reference reservation code "EM Days 2016". The hotel reservation deadline is December 17, 2015.
FEP seeks board-certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians to staff Florida Hospital's new pediatric emergency departments. Job offers a competitive compensation package, excellent benefits and relocation assistance. MORE
The Clinical Policies Committee of ACEP has completed the clinical guideline draft for “Clinical Policy for Children Younger Than Two Years Presenting to the Emergency Department With Fever.”
The draft is now open for comments until November 29, 2015.
To view the draft policy and comment form, go to: http://www.acep.org/clinical-policy-comment-children-fever/
For questions, please contact ACEP Clinical Practice Manager Rhonda Whitson, RHIA, at firstname.lastname@example.org
911 Network “Triple E Campaign” deadline for action October 21
911 Network’s “Triple E Campaign” is holding a contest designed to encourage ACEP Chapters to sign up with 911 Network and asks current 911 Network members to take their advocacy to the next level.
The contest will be based on action/merit points that your Chapter’s 911 Network members can collect from doing the following:
The deadline for the 911 Network “Triple E Campaign” is October 21 with Chapter winners being announced October 25 at the ACEP Council Meeting at ACEP15 in Boston.
- Open/read the 911 Network Weekly Update
- Respond to an Action Alert
- Host or participate in an ED visit
- meet with a legislator back home or attend a town hall meeting;
- deliver a NEMPAC check to a fund raising event;
- attend the Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leadership Summit or School of Political Advocacy at ACEP 15;
- Participate in a teleforum to learn more about a key legislative issue and how to take action. We will be hosting a teleforum on mental health reform the week of October 19. Your Chapter will receive credit for all 911 Network members from your Chapter that participate.
The top three Chapters with the greatest number of new 911 Network members or the greatest percentage of overall members enrolled, combined with points for the above activities, will be recognized at the ACEP Council Meeting in Boston.
Click here to see your chapter’s progress in signing up new members. You will need your ACEP username and password for access to the site. For more information, contact Jeanne Slade or Gabrielle Szlenkier.
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2015-2016 FCEP Annual Calendar.
Part of FCEP’s mission is to advance emergency medicine and improve access to emergency care through advocacy. Help to further this cause by supporting these Political Action Committees (click on the link below to donate):
Physicians for Emergency Care (PEC) and Emergency Care for Florida
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
Health News Florida
A long-established belief about health costs is that some areas of the country, like McAllen, Texas, are expensive, while others like San Francisco are cheap.
But an analysis released provides evidence that prices in states including Florida can be exorbitant for some medical services and bargains for others — all in the same place.
The Florida Times-Union
The Federal Communication Commission brought its Connect2HealthFCC task force to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for a Broadband Health Summit.
The message delivered by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn and a number of panelists is that the use of wireless technology will help make health care more accessible and more affordable in the future.
Health News Florida
Susan Langston wiped away tears as she spoke of a 40-year-old woman who had struggled with cancer for a decade before a Fort Myers pharmacy refused to fill a prescription for pain medication.
The prescription was rejected because it was written by a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic, a facility 100 miles away from the woman's home and where she sought cancer treatment after her own doctors told her she was going to die.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
U.S. News & World Report
For certain people with severe allergies, sometimes combined with asthma, a higher risk for anaphylaxis — a rare allergic reaction that's a life-threatening medical emergency — is a concern. As a safeguard, many carry a prescription epinephrine auto-injector, or EAI.
But for heavier people, particularly women, injector needles may not be long enough to deliver the medicine into the thigh muscle as intended.
Specialized clinics for childhood cancer survivors may help reduce the odds these patients will need emergency medical care as adults, a Canadian study suggests.
Researchers followed almost 4,000 adult survivors of childhood cancers in Ontario for two decades. Compared with survivors who never used the specialized clinics, patients who went at least once were 19 percent less likely to visit the emergency department, the study found.
By Joan Spitrey
Every once in a while, a person is in the right place at the right time. Some say the moons were in alignment. Others would say you were destined to be in a particular situation by fate or divine intervention. However you look at it, the magic that happened in the Facebook group "Show Me Your Stethoscope" is just such an example.
For trauma workers like Jonathan Bartels, a nurse who has worked in emergency care and palliative care, witnessing death over and over again takes a toll. Over time, they can become numb or burned out.
But about two years ago, after Bartels and his team at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville tried and failed to resuscitate a patient, something happened.
The changeover to ICD-10 medical diagnosis codes could complicate tasks in emergency departments.
Effective today, the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) have replaced ICD-9-CM, volumes 1 and 2, under a final rule from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Heroin use in the U.S. is exploding across all demographics with more than 400,000 people treated in emergency rooms last year for a heroin overdose, almost double the number from 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Perhaps even more startling is the fact heroin overdose death rates quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, up to 8,200 deaths, and in 2013, more than 500,000 people reported past-year heroin abuse or dependence, up 150 percent since 2007.
Televisions topple over on thousands of toddlers each year, sometimes causing head injuries severe enough to result in death, Canadian researchers are reporting.
Often these mishaps aren't witnessed by adults, which indicates a lack of awareness of the dangers TV sets can pose to kids if the sets aren't securely mounted, the researchers added.
By Christina Thielst
Healthcare providers are breaking free from the nursing station and using mobile devices to receive, store, process and transmit patient clinical information from where they happen to be located, when the need presents itself. Sometimes, this is in a cafe over lunch with colleagues or while waiting for their child's baseball game to begin on a Saturday morning.
Author Nikita Deshpande writes: "Growing up, I was absolutely terrified of going to the hospital. The cold, nondescript corridors, the intimidating medical equipment, and the palpable tension between life and death frightened me. Although this anxiety has now been muted, the hospital still seems like a cold, unwelcome environment, and this feeling is only exacerbated by the outrageous wait times patients suffer in the emergency room waiting room."
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