Residency Spotlight: Case Western MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic | Ohio ACEP Resolution Leads to tPA Policy Update
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John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
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Recent News & Opinion

OSU Wexner Medical Center planning nation’s 1st ‘cancer ER’
Columbus Business First
June 20, 2014

Shortage Of Saline Solution Has Hospitals On Edge
NPR Shots Blog
June 22, 2014

Courts Fight Heroin Scourge With Drug Injections
The Associated Press
June 22, 2014

ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study
June 23, 2014

Many ER Patients Test Positive for HIV While in Most Infectious Stage
Infection Control Today
June 23, 2014

Expanding Legitimacy for Non-Certified Docs — A Step in the Wrong Direction
Commentary by Dr. Mark Reiter, for Emergency Physicians Monthly
June 26, 2014

State and federal trauma legislations being considered
Portsmouth [Ohio] Daily Times
June 28, 2014

Preble County leaders welcome KHN [Kettering Health Network] medical facility
Dayton Daily News
June 30, 2014

Injuries, Violence Are Leading Causes of Death for Young Americans
July 1, 2014

The U.S. mental health crisis feeds into emergency room violence
Letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Dr. Alexander Rosenau, ACEP President
July 2, 2014

Ohio State's College of Medicine marks 100 years
The Columbus Dispatch
July 6, 2014

A simple act of kindness in the ER
By Dr. Leana Wen, for
July 8, 2014

1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study
July 9, 2014

Race Is On to Profit From Rise of Urgent Care
The New York Times
July 9, 2014

Now What? DEA Tosses Tramadol in Schedule IV
MedPage Today
July 10, 2014

Facial expressions could give doctors a life-saving clue
CBS News
July 15, 2014
President's Message

Ah, July…that time of the year again. Those of us working in a hospital setting are again reminded that “July is not the month to get sick and be hospitalized”; because this is the time when the newly-minted physicians begin their residencies. I should know whether this actually true (i.e., do more errors and calamitous events really occur in July/August?)…but I don’t. Yet it does make for good water cooler fodder, and my guess is this sentiment will live on whether true or not. 

This first residency year truly is a momentous time; one most of us who have survived the year will remember as “their coming of age.” [Read more]
EM Residency Spotlight: Case Western MetroHealth / Cleveland Clinic

Exciting things are happening at the Case Western MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic emergency medicine residency program in Cleveland, and with a fresh crop of strong new interns, we are excited to take on the new residency year!

MetroHealth’s state of the art simulation center continues to expand, and with EM physician Dr. Tom Noeller at the helm, new simulation opportunities are popping up every day. [Read more]
Meet the residents!
Case Western MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic residents train with Cleveland Metro Life Flight
Calling All EM Residents!

Do you want to make a difference in emergency medicine? Are you interested in representing your fellow EM residents? Run for Resident Representative on the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors! [Read more]

Nominations are due no later than August 1!
Member Kudos

Ariel Cohen, DO, and Ann Marie Dietrich, MD, FACEP (working as part of the ACEP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee), whose work, “Death of a Child in the Emergency Department,” was published in the July edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine 

Diane Gorgas, MD, who received the Shining Star Award for her mentorship, dedication to teaching, outstanding leadership, and strong commitment to diversity

Nicholas Kman, MD, FACEP, who was inducted as a Faculty member of the Ohio Chapter, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

40 Under 40: Dr. Eric Adkins
In our April eNewsletter, we were happy to report that Dr. Eric Adkins [right], Ohio ACEP member and Leadership Development Academy graduate, was named one of Columbus Business First’s 2014 “40 Under 40.” Check out this profile they did of Dr. Adkins for their 40 Under 40 issue!

If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!
Ohio ACEP Resolution Leads to tPA Policy Update

At the 2013 ACEP Council Meeting, Ohio ACEP introduced Resolution 32 to revisit ACEP’s clinical policy on the use of tPA in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Resolution 32 was adopted by Council… [Read more]
Members in the News

Bradford Borden, MD, FACEP, who was mentioned and photographed in the (Cleveland) Sun News article, “Public gets a peek at new emergency facility (photo gallery)”

Joshua Denney, MD, who co-authored the article, “Unexpected Discoveries,” which was published in the June-July edition of EM Resident

Charles Emerman, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the Cleveland Plain Dealer article/video, “Most common Fourth of July injuries in Cleveland will probably surprise you” 

Diane Gorgas, MD, whose commentary, “Emergency Medicine: Nature can be model for new medical treatments,” was published in The Columbus Dispatch

Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, whose article, “Questions Emergency Physicians Should Ask a Potential Employer,” was published in the July edition of ACEP Now

Howard Mell, MD, MPH, FACEP, who was quoted for The New York Times article, “An E.R., Not a Hospital, Is Set to Open at St. Vincent’s Site”

Thomas Terndrup, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the CBS 10TV story, “Ohio State University Wexner Medical Staff Hold Drill In New ER”
Pharmacy Board Releases Video to Help ID Rx Drug Diversion

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy has produced a new video to help identify the warning signs of prescription drug diversion. The video, Red Flags, can be viewed on the Board’s website. 

From National ACEP

ACEP Announces Chapter Grant Application and Deadlines
Recognizing the important role of ACEP chapters in meeting member needs, educating the public and furthering the advancement of emergency medicine, the ACEP Board of Directors created the Chapter Grant Program to provide financial support for outstanding chapter efforts. If you are interested in working with Ohio ACEP to apply for a 2015 grant, additional information on the program can be found on ACEP’s website, including available funding, a history of previously funded projects, application procedures and deadlines.

ACEP Revises Clinical Policy on Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in the Emergency Department
By Steven A. Godwin, MD, FACEP; for ACEP Now
In the February 2014 issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine, ACEP published a clinical policy focusing on procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department. This is a revision of a 2005 clinical policy with the same name. The revised was accepted for abstraction on the National Guideline Clearinghouse website. [Read more] 

Make a Difference: Write that Council Resolution
ACEP is encouraging its members in Ohio and around the country to submit Resolutions for consideration by ACEP Council, the primary governing body of ACEP. For more information about ACEP Council and a guide to writing and submitting Resolutions, check out ACEP’s website. Resolution submissions are due July 28, 2014!

QIPS Resident Quality & Safety Award
Know a resident or residents who have made outstanding innovations in advancing quality and/or safety? Nominate them for a Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Resident Quality & Safety Award! The honoree will receive a 1-year QIPS membership, publication in the QIPS newsletter and recognition at the 2014 Scientific Assembly in Chicago! Nominations due August 1!

For more information, check out the award nomination form.

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