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|ACEP19 Begins This Weekend!
Oct. 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
11:00 am-12:30 pm
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- Presentation on the State Opioid Response Grant
- Presentation on the Community Based Care Funding Model Report
- Other Related Meeting Documents
The following bills passed through the Senate Health Policy committee:
- SB 58 Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program
- SB 100 Dispensing Medicinal Drugs
- SB 230 Department of Health
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.
EMpulse Winter 2020 will hit mailboxes Jan. 1-15, 2020.
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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.
31st annual Emergency Medicine Days
January 27-29, 2020
Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, FL
Free for residents & medical students!
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 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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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.
Older patients frequently present at emergency rooms with agitation, behavioral changes, or confusion, but delirium is often underrecognized. Research has shown delirium among hospitalized patients is predictive of prolonged hospital length stay, lengthened mechanical ventilation and mortality. A recently developed tool for managing delirium and agitation in emergency room patients over age 65 features five steps: assess, diagnose, evaluate, prevent and treat (ADEPT).
Children, adolescents and young adults treated in pediatric emergency departments associated with children's hospitals are much less likely to be prescribed opioids compared to young patients treated for similar ailments at general emergency departments. This is according to a new study by researchers at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and Keck School of Medicine of USC and published in Pediatrics. The study is a significant contribution to understanding opioid prescribing patterns in pediatric patients.
Cascades of testing and treatment, triggered by incidental findings on diagnostic tests, are commonplace in medical practice and cause harm to patients and physicians alike, a survey showed. Nearly all 376 respondents reported experiencing cascades (99.4%) in a survey sent to member doctors of the American College of Physicians this year, reported Ishani Ganguli, MD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues in JAMA Network Open. "Most physicians reported that incidental findings frequently prompted telephone calls with patients and repeated tests; most physicians had also seen their patients undergo new invasive tests, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations after an incidental finding," the authors found.
Only half of patients seeking care for three common ailments in outpatient settings receive the right antibiotic, according to a new study. The research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts found clinicians in four outpatient settings — physicians' offices, emergency departments, retail clinics and urgent care centers — did not prescribe patients the antibiotics recommended by medical guidelines or "first-line" antibiotics in about half of visits for sore throats, sinus infections and middle ear infections.
University of Houston via Science Daily
Patients with complex needs — serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders — flock to emergency rooms, costing the healthcare system billions every year. A new study suggests a nontraditional approach to these patients can significantly improve their daily functioning and health outcomes.
Recent evidence reveals that exposure to emergency department (ED) opioids is associated with a higher risk of misuse. Pediatric EDs are generally thought to provide the highest-quality care for young persons, but most children are treated in general EDs. Researchers sought to determine if ED opioid administration and prescribing vary between pediatric and general EDs.
Becker's Hospital CFO Report
Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD, R-La., said he thinks federal surprise-billing legislation will pass Congress by the end of 2019. His projection came during a speech at the Medical Group Management Association's annual meeting in New Orleans. "When we go back over the next month or so, there'll be some decision as to where we end up between ... two [proposed solutions]. And I suspect some legislation will pass, and it'll pass by the end of the year," the senator told conference audience members.
Experts warned that "unconscious bias" means doctors are far less likely to think that female patients are suitable for interventions which can save lives. It follows evidence that 8,000 women have died needlessly from heart attacks in the last decade because they have not received the same standards of care as men. Some of the death toll was blamed on a failure to diagnose cases in women, with medics too often assuming symptoms signified a less serious ailment.
A recent study reported that approximately 9 of 10 U.S. physicians practice defensive medicine to avoid malpractice claims, which cost the United States an estimated $56 billion per year. However, it is not clear whether being named in a malpractice claim has a considerable effect on a physician's practice patterns. A study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine attempted to identify changes in the practice patterns of emergency department physicians after being named in a malpractice claim.
MedPage Today (opinion)
Fred N. Pelzman, MD, writes, "One of my mentors once described the instinct that a good doctor has for telling who is sick and who is not as 'smelling badness,' that gut feeling you have that this patient needs to be in the emergency room right away, that this patient needs to go to the MICU, that this patient needs an urgent evaluation, and which patients, although they still need to be taken care of, can be dealt with on a slower, more measured pathway. But these days, it feels like the task of figuring out who is sick has been taken out of our hands, and left in the hands of bureaucrats, coders, and insurance companies."
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