Tell Congress to Protect Emergency Medicine Professionals

As an emergency physician you work tirelessly to protect your communities, often times putting your life on the line, most notably during this ongoing pandemic. It is critical that you are protected as you go above and beyond the call of duty. As such, ACOEP supports the “Coronavirus Provider [...]

By |2020-06-05T18:22:36+00:00June 5th, 2020|Advocacy, News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mental Health Resources Available for Front Line Healthcare Workers

In the best of times, emergency physicians are often at the greatest risk for burnout. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this critical danger is thrown into even starker relief. The tragic loss of Dr. Lorna M. Breen in New York City recently further highlights the very real risks emergency medicine [...]

By |2020-05-04T20:33:04+00:00May 1st, 2020|Advocacy, News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protect Parents Who Serve as Emergency Physicians

ACOEP has learned of several cases in which the COVID-19 crisis is being utilized against emergency physicians in custody cases as a justification for taking children from their parents, sometimes defying court-ordered custody arrangements. Weaponizing an already traumatic situation as a means to harm the very individuals who place [...]

By |2020-04-14T13:43:08+00:00April 14th, 2020|Advocacy, News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ED Must Adjust to Meet the Needs of the Pandemic

During this time of crisis, as emergency departments everywhere fight the onslaught of COVID-19 patients, the entire emergency medicine team—physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and others—have been courageous in their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. It is imperative that when lives are on the line the emergency department remains [...]

By |2020-04-14T12:18:39+00:00April 13th, 2020|Advocacy, News, Publications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dr. Mark Cichon Assists In Design Of COVID-19 Intubation Aid

Along with the team at Windy City Plastics, ACOEP member Mark E. Cichon, D.O., FACOEP (dist) assisted in the design of the Physician’s Protection Box. The invention helps physicians with the intubation of patients suspected of being infected with COVID-19. In an unrelated study done by the The New [...]

By |2020-04-06T13:27:37+00:00April 3rd, 2020|News|3 Comments

Frank Gabrin, DO, Passes Away Due to COVID-19

"We made a choice long ago to put ourselves into a position, as a physician, to be able to care and make a difference. We chose emergency medicine and the chaotic environment of the emergency department as a place for us to give that care. We chose to find [...]

Use of Personal Supplies of PPE Rises Amid Ongoing Crisis

Healthcare workers battling the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic are on the front lines in an unprecedented event in human history. As physicians race to save lives they should not be fearful of losing their jobs for speaking out about access to personal protective equipment, or for supplementing what their employers give them [...]

By |2020-03-31T17:15:46+00:00March 30th, 2020|Advocacy, Events, News, Publications, The Pulse, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Tell Congress and the White House to Prioritize PPE

The lack of access to basic PPE in hospitals across the country is causing inexcusable risk to physicians, patients, and communities. Your voice is needed now more than ever to urge our elected officials to act quickly and boldly. In any free moment you have, we urge you to [...]

Congress and the White House Must Act Now to Increase PPE Production and Distribution

Emergency physicians are risking their lives every day to wage war on COVID-19 and they are doing so without access to basic protective equipment, directly endangering themselves, their families, and their patients. Physicians from across the country are reporting not having masks, making their own personal protective equipment (PPE), [...]

By |2020-03-18T17:23:20+00:00March 18th, 2020|Events, News, Uncategorized, Women in EM|1 Comment