ACOEP President’s Doings

By Christine Giesa. DO, FACOEPThe core of my work as your ACOEP President and Board member is to represent you and ACOEP to the broader medical community. Your Board has been hard at work advancing our agenda and working toward positive change in emergency medicine.Here are just some of the [...]

By |2018-07-12T18:35:42+00:00July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FOEM Focus

2018 FOEM Case Study Poster Competition Winners *Winning abstracts featured below Congratulations to the winners of FOEM's 2018 Case Study Poster Competition! Thank you to all that participated. 1st Place: Samantha Margaritas, DO from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL for her case Time for a Change of Pace. [...]

By |2018-07-12T18:32:33+00:00July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vote for in the 2018 ACOEP Board Elections!

Election season is once again upon us as ACOEP members are invited to select peers to serve as the guiding body for ACOEP. The 2018 slate of candidates is a robust group of active, visionaries all of whom have shown a dedication to ACOEP’s growth. Read the bios below [...]

By |2018-07-12T18:27:47+00:00July 12th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

ACOEP Joins Coalition to Advocate for Emergency Physicians and Patients in Texas

This Spring ACOEP joined forces to speak out against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and their dangerous decision to limit coverage for emergency care. Alongside the American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Department Practice Management Association, the National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers, and others, ACOEP co-signed a [...]

By |2018-07-12T18:27:33+00:00July 12th, 2018|Advocacy|0 Comments

Mass Casualty Incidents – Preparing to prepare

Duane D. Siberski, D.O., FACOEP-D, FACEP, PHP Media coverage of the latest mass casualty incident [MCI] has decreased.  Parkland High School is in the record book.  Remembrances of previous MCI events tribute the victims ceremoniously.  The Academy of Country Music awards show dedicated to the Route 91 victims, #RunBoston [...]

By |2018-07-05T17:56:49+00:00July 5th, 2018|The Pulse|0 Comments

Ethics in Emergency Medicine: What Would You Do?

Bernard Heilicser, D.O., M.S., FACEP, FACOEP-D In this issue of The Pulse we will review the dilemma presented in the April 2018 issue, referred to us by a frustrated paramedic. The situation involved a 70-year-old female patient being transferred from an urgent aid to an affiliated hospital emergency department. [...]

By |2018-07-05T17:56:58+00:00July 5th, 2018|The Pulse|0 Comments

Emergency Decontamination: What You Need to Know

Bernard Heilicser, DO, MS, FACEP, FACOEP-D Medical Director & Medical Manager, IL-TFI USAR We often talk about decontamination as something accomplished prior to a patient arriving at our emergency department.  Fortunately, this is usually what occurs.  However, in our chaotic and disturbing world, we cannot always rely on this [...]

By |2018-07-05T17:57:04+00:00July 5th, 2018|The Pulse|0 Comments

The Las Vegas Mass Casualty Incident

Michael P. Allswede DO “That music is going to keep me up all night.” Without realizing the irony of my words, I went to bed at 2100 on October 1st.  My phone started ringing around midnight with the words “every available physician report to Sunrise for a mass casualty [...]

By |2018-07-05T17:56:32+00:00July 5th, 2018|The Pulse|0 Comments

Physician Wellness: A Bill of Rights

Janice Wachtler, BAE, CBA About 25 years ago, a television show premiered that focused on the daily activities of a group of physicians, nurses, and nurse’s aids in one emergency room in Chicago.  ER was a great hit for nearly 10 years and in one episode it chronicled one [...]

By |2018-07-05T17:57:19+00:00July 5th, 2018|The Pulse|0 Comments