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Emergency Medicine Payment Reform Summit
February 9-10, 2017
Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center (EMLRC)
3717 S. Conway Road
Orlando, FL 32812
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
This two-day conference will bring together Emergency Medicine leaders from across the U.S. who are preparing to address the new world of healthcare delivery and payment reform. This summit will focus on future practice model innovation to address new payment risk models, government regulations, coordination of patient care, outcomes, quality measures, cost control and related issues. It will allow for interaction among attendees to create and amplify solutions to payment reform and to share learned knowledge externally within the Emergency Medicine community.
State and national EM leadership including:
Click here to download the EM Payment Reform Summit agenda.
- EM group business leaders
- Practice management companies
- Revenue cycle management companies
- ED Medical Directors
- EMS leaders
- Academic institution leaders
- Hospital executives
- Nursing leadership
- All with an interest in becoming change agents and entrepreneurial implementers
Updated information about EM Payment Reform Summit can be found by CLICKING HERE!
PAMI (Pain Assessment and Management Initiative) is introducing a new resource to help nurses and physicians treat patients who present with pain. As part of a comprehensive program, the Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain provides a much needed Discharge Algorithm for Pain Related Complaints. This algorithm assists providers in determining if the patient is safe for discharge; considerations for opioid addiction risk, OTC treatment options, and bowel regimens. The toolkit also provides educational handouts– which you can adapt for your own needs– on how certain factors from smoking to poor sleep can affect pain. Finally, patients can review a helpful video explaining a pain analogy from the American Chronic Pain Association called “A Car with Four Flat Tires”. If you have any feedback about our Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain, please send us an email at email@example.com.
Educational Handouts can be accessed through the PAMI website or directly at: http://pami.emergency.med.jax.ufl.edu/discharge-planning/
Follow PAMI on Facebook at https://goo.gl/OMRHMe.
The 7th Annual Hospital Disaster: Planning, Preparations and Response Symposium will be held at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida on February 17, 2017. This year’s program will include a session called “Orlando Regional Medical Center Response to Orlando Terrorist Shooting in June 2016” presented by Mauricio Lynn, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Click here for more information on the symposium, how to register for it and the symposium agenda.
New! Higher pay rates and generous sign-on bonus! Florida Emergency Physicians is looking for excellent EM Physicians to staff EDs near Orlando, FL. Comprehensive benefits package, leadership opportunities, and relocation assistance available. Send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psychedelic Novel Drugs
November 17, 2016
1:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Tamas R. Peredy, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Live 60-minute webinar via ReadyTalk
Offered FREE of charge with CE
This one hour discussion will describe the historical background of natural substances initially used to facilitate psychotherapy by inducing hallucinations. Although the therapeutic psychological applications were quickly abandoned, the properties of causing hallucinations continued to be exploited for illicit abuse. As powerful serotonin agonists, this subgroup of novel psychoactive substances poses a particular risk of seizures, hyperthermia and death. We review the classic agents from the 1960’s to the most recent examples identified in the U.S.
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All licensed EM professionals in Florida and other allied health professionals treating patients affected by street drugs.
For full details and continuing education information for the live webinar, CLICK HERE!
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.
If you have not yet completed your course evaluation for our SBS 2016 event, CLICK HERE to fill it out!
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!
If you have not yet completed your course evaluation for our CLINCON 2016 event, CLICK HERE to fill it out!
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HealthDay News via Neurology Advisor
The Improving Pain Relief in Elder Patients (I-PREP) quality improvement (QI) intervention improves pain management in older adults in the emergency department, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Teresita M. Hogan, MD, from the University of Chicago, and colleagues conducted a controlled pre/postintervention examination among patients aged 65 years and older with moderate-to-severe pain in an academic urban emergency department.
Medscape (free login required)
Health systems that have higher levels of physician teamwork during episodes of CABG surgery have significantly lower 60-day rates of emergency-department visits, readmission, and mortality, according to new research.
Dr. John M Hollingsworth (University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor) and colleagues analyzed outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries who underwent CABG between 2008 and 2011. They identified physicians who cared for the beneficiaries through claims data.
Hospitals that implement safe patient handling and moving policies may find these practices associated with fewer injuries among healthcare workers, a small study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data on 1,832 patient care providers at two U.S. hospitals — one that started a safety program and one without these policies in place.
By Joan Spitrey
Now that the 2016 election season has ended, there is only one thing most are agreeing on — they are glad it's finally over. The race to the White House has been one of the most divisive and hotly contested campaigns in modern history, and Donald J. Trump emerged with a new career role as the 45th president of the United States. Throughout the campaign, Trump made his opinions and goals for the Affordable Care Act clear: He wanted the law radically changed.
The New York Times
I’ve gotten rather good lately at restricting how many painkiller prescriptions I give out in the emergency room where I work. New York State now requires that all prescriptions be filled electronically with a monitoring program targeting narcotics. Over the last several months I’ve been keeping track of exactly how many opioids I prescribe.
The New York Times
Eye injuries in sports, especially youth sports, are worryingly common and often involve activities that most of us probably would not consider risky for eyes, according to a new, nationwide study of emergency room visits related to eye problems among athletes.
The results suggest that anyone involved with youth sports should be vigilant about protecting young people’s eyes, perhaps in part by stocking up on wraparound glasses.
Despite being touted as a way to reduce emergency department visits, retail clinics opened near emergency departments had little effect on rates of low-acuity visits to them, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine. An accompanying editorial suggests that the primary effect of opening retail clinics is to increase health care use, not substitute for emergency department visits.
Senior Housing News
Hospital admissions have always been a major concern for senior living providers, but they are even more so today to communities that are serving an older, frailer population than in years past.
With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tracking readmissions in some care settings and better systems in place today for measuring hospital admissions and readmissions among the senior population, the topic has become paramount. So much so that major health organizations are exploring the benefits of senior-specific emergency rooms.
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