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Hotel Duval is offering a discounted rate for Emergency Medicine Days 2020:
Call 1-800-222-8733 or book online here. Don't wait too long — rooms fill up quickly during session!
- Room Rate: $249/night
- Parking: $10/day per vehicle
- Group Name: Florida College of Emergency Physicians
- Book by: Dec. 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Register Now for EM Days 2020
EMpulse Winter 2020 will hit mailboxes Jan. 1-15, 2020.
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- Ad Insertion Orders Due: Oct. 25, 2019
- Ad Payment & Design Due: Nov. 15, 2019
- Articles Due: Nov. 15, 2019
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Going to ACEP19 this year? Join FCEP members and incoming ACEP President, Dr. William Jaquis, at the:
|ACEP19 is Right Around the Corner!
Oct. 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm
The Corner Office Restaurant & Martini Bar in Denver, CO
Sponsored by: Envision Physician Services
RSVP not required
See you there!
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Pat Thomas Committee Room, 412 Knott Building
Members: Senator Bean, Chair; Senator Harrell, Vice Chair; Senators Book, Diaz, Farmer, Flores, Hooper, Passidomo, Rader and Rouson
Watch it Live on the Florida Channel
- Presentation on the State Opioid Response Grant
- Presentation on the Community Based Care Funding Model Report
- Other Related Meeting Documents
Emergency Medicine Reimbursement & Innovation Summit
February 27-28, 2020
EMLRC in Orlando, FL
Approved for AMA PRA Category CreditsTM
Registration is now open! Register Now
Join industry leaders for expert discussions on:
- Creating the efficient ED
- Federal & state issues impacting EM
- Use of telehealth and partnering with hospitals
and much more
The Family Juuls: Introduction to vaping and vaping-related illness
By Tory Weatherford, MD
October 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm
1.0 CE available (ACCME, FBON, FEMS, FPA, CAPCE)
With a wave of mysterious "vaping-associated pulmonary illnesses" (VAPI) claiming lives across the nation, vaping has become a serious problem in the ever-changing world of drug use. But is the presence of VAPI enough to curb the habit, especially in adolescents and young adults? This timely presentation will cover current vaping trends and literature, VAPI and other adverse effects, and why this method of ingesting drugs is so popular amongst youth.
Hosted by: Project Opioid & Orlando Sentinel
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at 8:00-11:00 am
The Citrus Club (255 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801)
Tickets: $29 in advance; $39 at door
This event will showcase Project Opioid's progress since its launch only 10 months ago. Author Harry Nelson is a keynote speaker and Dr. Aaron Wohl is a special guest. Over 300 community leaders and a number of media outlets are expected to attend.
Implementing Warm Hand-Offs Between EDs and Treatment Providers for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
CME: 1.5 credits
Accredited by: ACCME | FBON | FEMS | FPA | CAPCE
Audience: Anyone (if you do not have a license #, type in n/a)
Expires: November 30, 2019
Care coordination is evolving. Learn about the warm hand-off model being implemented in emergency departments nationwide to help patients suffering from opioid use disorder through this free webinar. After all, the number one predictor of an individual dying from an opioid overdose is if they have already survived one.
"Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care in Sickle Cell Disease" Presentation
Nov. 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
933 North Orlando Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Hosted by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Faculty: Nirmish Shah, MD; Director of the Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Duke University
RSVP by Nov. 1 to email@example.com
The EMLRC is requesting presentations for its 46th annual Clinical Conference, CLINCON. We are seeking dynamic and challenging clinical content geared towards the EMS/emergency medicine community.
The conference will provide:
If you are interested in submitting an application to present at CLINCON 2020, please complete this online application or email the PDF version to Niala Ramoutar, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2019.
- "Pre-cons:" workshops before the conference (4 or 8 hours)
- General & Breakout Sessions (45-55 minutes)
- Skills Labs (90-120 minutes)
Save the date for CLINCON 2020: July 8-11, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton—Universal in Orlando, FL. Learn More
FCEP is requesting presentations for its 49th annual meeting and conference, Symposium by the Sea, on August 6-9, 2020 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.
All applications are due to Niala Ramoutar at email@example.com by midnight on December 15, 2019.
- General or Breakout Session (55 mins)
- Rapid Fire Session (25 mins)
- Skills Lab (60-120 mins)
- Preconference Workshop (8 hours max)
- New Speaker (15 mins) (separate application process)
Have you heard about the Florida PEDReady PEARL? This weekly enewsletter is delivered on Thursdays and can be read in 10 minutes or less! Each week focuses on a specific pediatric emergency-related topic and is suitable for all levels of providers. The past few weeks have featured EMS to ED handoffs, case scenarios and simulations, and a special issue on "how to use the PEARL" beyond simply reading every week.
Find Past Issues and Sign Up Now
UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|OCT. 22-24, 2019
||EMS Advisory Council & Constituent Group Meetings | Learn More
|NOV. 11, 2019
||FCEP Committee Meetings
||EMLRC in Orlando
|NOV. 12, 2019
||FCEP Board Meeting
||EMLRC in Orlando
|JAN. 27-29, 2020
||Emergency Medicine Days | Learn More
||Hotel Duval in Tallahassee
|FEB. 27-28, 2020
||Emergency Medicine Reimbursement & Innovation Summit | Learn More
To see the full calendar, click here.
Freestanding emergency rooms are popping up all around the Tampa Bay area — nine have opened in the past three years alone. Health care companies are using them to reach more consumers, appealing to patients with promises of easy access to hospital-level care. But patients and insurers are finding the convenience comes at a cost.
In 2018, 45% of all nurses who became licensed in Florida graduated from career schools, according to data provided by the Florida Center for Nursing. Yet most of these schools are being shut down by the Florida Board of Nursing due to a controversial law that brought owners of small nursing schools together for a forum in September.
Reuters via Physician's Weekly
U.S. health officials are preparing to release new guidance for doctors stressing the need to ask every patient with an apparent respiratory infection about their vaping history. The updated guidance will also advise physicians on how to diagnose and manage patients who may have both a lung infection and a vaping injury.
Researchers examined the association of anxiety and depression with increased asthma-related emergency department (ED) use among pediatric patients with asthma. From the Massachusetts All-Payer Claims Database for 2014 to 2015, they identified 65,342 patients with asthma. Among these, 24.7% were diagnosed with anxiety, depression or both (11.2% anxiety only, 5.8% depression only, and 7.7% both). Findings revealed higher rates of asthma-related ED use among children with asthma and anxiety or depression alone, or comorbid anxiety and depression, versus those without either diagnosis.
The Associated Press
Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn't even leave her dining room. The emergency physician nevertheless helped a pregnant Ohio woman handle hip pain, examined a Michigan man's sore throat and texted a mom whose son became sick during a family trip to Mexico. Welcome to the latest wrinkle in healthcare convenience: the chat diagnosis.
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan areas, according to survey results. "We hypothesized that family physicians working in rural areas have increased burnout rates due to significant practice demands and potentially increased work hours, lack of resources, lack of ready access to specialty consultation, lack of privacy from patients and increased isolation," Amy Hogue, MD, FAAFP, and Mark K. Huntington, MD, Ph.D., FAAFP, physicians with the Center for Family Medicine in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, wrote in the South Dakota Journal of Medicine. Physician burnout in rural locations is especially concerning "given the shortage of practicing physicians in these areas," they added.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (opinion)
Andy Carter writes, "As patients, we expect — and should demand — safety and respect when we go to the hospital or doctor;s office. What about the people who work there? Can they expect the same from patients and visitors? Increasingly, the answer appears to be 'not always.' Workplace violence serious enough to require time off from work is four times more likely in healthcare and social assistance sectors than in private industry. Here, two nurses who work in Pennsylvania tell their stories."
Doctors at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Hospital used an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system (ECMO) to treat a cardiac arrest patient in the field for the first time last week, the Albuquerque Journal reported. According to the Journal, UNM Hospital's achievement marks the first time ECMO has been used in the field on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Darren Braude, a professor of emergency medicine at the hospital, and his colleagues said they believe the updated approach will expand the number of cardiac arrest cases they and emergency staff can treat effectively.
American Medical Association
Emergency departments across the nation are delivering better care for patients with sepsis and chest pain, improving opioid prescribing and ordering fewer unnecessary imaging tests. Those outcomes are part of the recently concluded Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, through which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $840 million for organizations, including the AMA, to create evidence-based, peer-led collaboratives and practice-transformation networks to help physicians provide high-quality care.
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