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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Active shooter situations have become devastatingly familiar to the American public. While there is no consensus on what can and should be done about it, preparedness is key in minimizing the horrifying effects of an active shooter. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a brief statement and list of resources to aid in preparing for a terrible situation such as this.
Over 1200 leaders in emergency medicine joined ACOEP in Orlando for The Edge: Scientific Assembly. Beginning with a sold out Ultrasound hands-on lab and very exciting committee meetings, the activity didn’t stop for all five days. The 2015 event featured more didactic opportunities than ever before, a larger and more engaging exhibit hall, exciting FOEM Competitions, and so much more.