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Please join us next week for our Board and committee meetings at the EMLRC in Orlando, FL (3717 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812).
|Next Monday & Tuesday: Board & Committee Meetings
November 11: FCEP Committee Meetings
November 12: Joint FCEP/FEMF Board Meeting
If you cannot make it in person, please call-in: 866-453-5550; passcode: 486231#
- EMS Trauma: 9:00 am -10:00 am
- Education & Academic Affairs: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
- Medical Eco & Government Affairs: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
- LUNCH: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
- Membership & Professional Development: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
- EMRAF: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
February 27-28, 2020
EMLRC in Orlando, FL
Approved for AMA PRA Category CreditsTM
The agenda includes expert lectures on:
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- "Surprise Billing's" Latest Federal Impact
- EM Leadership in Telehealth
- Defining Value in EM: Cost Containment and QA
- Evidence-Based Negotiations: Leveraging Data to Support an Acute Unscheduled Care Model
Laws and Legal Issues: Current Trends and What to Think About
By Malcolm Kemp, PMD
Free & live on November 13, 2019 at 10:00 am
Accredited by FEMS & CAPCE for 1.0 CE
About: Every year, millions of dollars are awarded for lawsuits involving EMS professionals in the U.S. This opening webinar of our new series will review the current state of legal issues, such as typical incidents that lead to EMS lawsuits and new technologies affecting litigation, and steps you can take to avoid lawsuits.
Many healthcare-related bills have already been introduced for Florida’s 2020 Session. See the list of what we're tracking here.
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31st annual Emergency Medicine Days
January 27-29, 2020
Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, FL
"Do No Harm" is a documentary exposing the epidemic of physician suicide and burnout. The Volusia County Medical Society is hosting a private screening of the film for 1.5 CME.
"Do No Harm" Private Screening
November 13, 2019
Reception begins at 5:30 PM; Screening at 6:20 PM
Volusia County Department of Health
(1845 Holsonback Dr, Daytona Beach, FL 32117)
Up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available
All welcome and encouraged
RSVP Here to Sami Bay, Executive Director of Volusia County Medical Society
In June 2018, a bipartisan group of 31 U.S. Senators and 104 Representatives urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to study the nation's drug shortage crisis, prepare a report on the root causes of drug shortages, and make recommendations for enduring solutions. In response, the FDA convened an inter-agency Drug Shortages Task Force of senior officials drawn from its own ranks and several partner federal agencies.
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ACEP's Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) would like to see more Florida applications in the 2020-21 grant cycle. Applications are due February 7, 2020; award recipients will be notified in June 2020.
This year, new grant opportunities include:
- Nasal High Flow Therapy for Respiratory Compromised Patients in the Emergency Department, Supported by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
- Reducing Burnout Through Emergency Department Design, Supported by HKS
- Better Prescribing Better Treatment Program - Impact Research, Supported by Washington State Medical Association
- Diagnostics Research, Supported by BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
By NBC News
There's a shortage of volunteer EMS workers for ambulances in rural America. Read NBC's report on this issue here.
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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The Family Juuls: Introduction to vaping and vaping-related illness
By Tory Weatherford, MD
Free & available until November 27, 2019
Please note: We are working on the audio quality.
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.
UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|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.
Tampa Bay Times
Florida had 78 reported vaping-related illnesses as of Oct. 26, according to the state Department of Health. The latest data showed an increase of eight cases in the last week, according to a News Service of Florida analysis. The number of deaths associated with the lung illnesses remained at one. The nation had 1,888 lung-injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping, as of Oct. 29, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
A new screening tool used in pediatric emergency rooms appears to provide an accurate gauge of children's risk for suicide, researchers report. The tool, which Johns Hopkins Medicine implemented in its pediatric emergency department six years ago, has identified more than 2,000 patients who might benefit from mental health treatment and resources, according to a new study. The authors suggest that the findings, published in JAMA Network Open, validate what's since become the standard of care in the pediatric ER and pediatric inpatient units at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and neighboring hospitals, and has the potential to save countless lives.
A new survey shows that patients believe their physicians are not showing empathy during office visits. The survey was performed by The Orsini Way, a communications training company that focuses on teaching healthcare professionals new techniques to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction. According to the data, 71% of respondents said they've experienced a lack of compassion when speaking with a physician and 73% said they always or often feel rushed by their doctor.
Nkeiruka Orajiaka, MD, writes, "As a physician who works in a pediatric emergency department, I see the downsides of trampolines, monkey bars, coffee tables with sharp corners, and even hot soup — all common sources of children's injuries. No matter what the trauma, many of my patients are in pain. And with all of the publicity around opioids, treating injured children's pain has become a complicated, and often emotional, issue."
Patients diagnosed with atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation in the emergency department are — more often than not — discharged without receiving prescriptions for oral anticoagulation, a linchpin for preventing strokes in this highly at-risk population, research presented here shows. From 2010 to 2017, the prescription of these oral anticoagulants has risen from 16% of patients to 27.9% — nearly a 50% increase, but overall, 65% of patients diagnosed with flutter or fibrillation received no treatment to prevent clotting, which can lead to stroke, reported Bory Kea, MD, of Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.
According to the Alzheimer's Research Association, there are over 50 million people living with dementia throughout the world and caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming. Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of California San Francisco recently published a study that found those with dementia had a 73% increased use of the emergency room if their caregivers suffered from depression. One of the authors of the report, Dr. Steve Bonasera with UNMC, said when caregivers lack the outpatient support or emotional reserve to face the progressively challenging needs of the patient with dementia, the emergency room may seem like a practical answer.
As policymakers focus on improving healthcare value, there has been increasing attention to emergency department (ED) care, which is often thought to be high cost and of variable quality, according to policymakers and health care leaders. Yet despite rising ED costs and efforts to encourage alternative sources of acute care, such as going to an urgent care clinic or a primary care physician, 1 in 5 Americans visits an ED annually, a number that has continued to rise. However, alongside rising ED utilization has been a national trend toward admitting fewer ED patients to the hospital, as alternative payment models have proliferated and hospital capacity has declined.
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Notwithstanding the usual suspects that hinder electronic health record implementation — initial costs, interoperability problems, training burdens, and altered physician-patient dynamics — there's also the risk of a pure system malfunction. In a malpractice suit after an admitted malfunction, a physician's actions will still be scrutinized.
A majority of medicare patients' injuries aren't being properly assessed in emergency rooms, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh. Researchers surveyed at total of 124,008 severely injured patients. They found that 68.9% of them were incorrectly triaged in the ER and were not sent to trauma centers, which are better equipped to treat these patients. Lead author Dr. Deepika Mohan, an associate professor in the department of critical care medicine at Pitt's medical school, said there are many possible reasons to explain the results. One is that Medicare patients are over 65 and therefore more prone to falls, which are often not recognized as serious.
A new study from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation offers a more in-depth understanding of smoking among patients in an urban emergency department. Studying patients in urban emergency departments matters because these patients smoke cigarettes and use other substances at higher rates than the general population.
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