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John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
In this issue:
Recent News & Opinion

A physician-programmer experiments with AI and machine learning in the ER
October 14, 2014

Spike in ER, Hospitalization Use Short-Lived After Medicaid Expansion
Kaiser Health News
October 15, 2014

Survey shows national immunization rates rising while Ohio's fall
Youngstown Vindicator
October 15, 2014

The striking parallels between warfare and emergency departments
By Dr. Edwin Leap, for
October 18, 2014

When you’re an ER doctor and the answer to how you’re doing is “Ebola”
October 19, 2014

To medical students and residents: It really does get better
By Dr. Trina Dorrah, for
October 20, 2014

Hospitals’ Struggles To Beat Back Familiar Infections Began Before Ebola Arrived
Kaiser Health News
October 21, 2014

Ohioans reveal how they really feel about Obamacare
Cincinnati Business Courier
October 21, 2014

When treating neo-Nazis, should physicians have a choice?
By Dr. Alberto Hazan, for
October 21, 2014

Ohio's Ebola preparedness gets high praise from CDC official
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 22, 2014

Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients
October 22, 2014

In Rwanda, Craig Spencer's Data Collection Project Fuels Innovation at the Point of Care
Emergency Physicians Monthly
October 24, 2014

Helicopter emergency services: A disparity between aviation and medical proficiency
By Dr. Michael K Abernethy, for
October 25, 2014

Suicide puts the medical profession in a difficult position
October 26, 2014

Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
The Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2014

What can be said about the Generation Y physician?
October 27, 2014

"Choosing Wisely Campaign": U.S. Emergency Physicians Announce Second List Of Tests And Procedures That Deserve A Second Look
October 28, 2014

Emergency Medicine Residents: What Will Your Story Be?
October 28, 2014

EM Hackathon Produces New Solutions, Rewards Innovation at Inaugural Event
October 28, 2014

The Feed: Social Media Sets Records at ACEP14
October 28, 2014

Patient satisfaction: Should that be the real mission of health care?
By Dr. Suneel Dhand, for
October 29, 2014

Washington [State] Bans Psych Boarding – What Next?
Emergency Physicians Monthly
October 29, 2014

Stanford [emergency] physician shares his story of treating Ebola patients in Liberia 
Stanford Medicine Scope blog
October 29, 2014

ACEP: Avoid but Don't Blame the Tort
MedPage Today
October 29, 2014

Emergency Medicine Residents Potentially Deficient in Differential Diagnosis for HIV
Infectious Disease Special Edition
October 31, 2014

Psych Boarding ACEP Top Priority
MedPage Today
November 2, 2014

Automated external defibrillators for heart attack victims often go unused; hard to locate
ABC Newsnet 5 Cleveland
November 2, 2014

U.S. scientists say uncertainties loom about Ebola's transmission, other key facts
November 3, 2014

Flu already taking its toll in central Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch
November 4, 2014

WHO recommends naloxone to prevent 20,000 overdose deaths in U.S.
November 4, 2014

Medicaid expansion will be in John Kasich's next budget plan, but will GOP lawmakers support it?
Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 6, 2014

Long awaited Meigs ER to open in a few days
Athens Ohio Today
November 7, 2014

Ohio Medicaid Releases ICD-10 Billing Guidance Document
Ohio State Medical Association
November 6, 2014

Medicare punishes hospitals for taking care of poor people
By Dr. Peter Ubel, for
November 6, 2014

Kasich appoints state medical director
The Columbus Dispatch
November 10, 2014

ED Throughput: A Fixable Problem
By Dr. Richard Bukata, for Emergency Physicians Monthly
November 10, 2014
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President's Message

With ACEP14 in Chicago in the rearview mirror, we can now start thinking about Boston, the site of next year’s ACEP Scientific Assembly (ACEP15). But as Boston is a whole year off, it’s hard to seriously consider what may happen. But it does give us something to look forward to…Boston being a truly enticing and visitor-friendly city (as was Chicago). [Read more]

It Was My Honor (Flight)
By guest contributor, Dr. Matthew Womack, EM resident at the University of Toledo

Both of my late grandfathers served in the United States Army. One was a paratrooper that broke his back after a parachute malfunction during WWII, and the other was in the infantry during the Korean War. I did not have the privilege of hearing any stories about their experiences. As I have grown older I have always regretted not inquiring more about what life was like during their time in the service. 

Earlier this year I was approached by my Associate Program Director and was chosen to participate in the Honor Flight Northwest Ohio as a Medical Director. [Read more]
The Windy City Experience
By Dr. Tyler Hill, Resident Representative to the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors and Alternate Councillor

First of all, I just want to thank everyone from the Ohio ACEP Council for an incredible experience in Chicago as an Alternate Councillor. No, it was not all because the LSU Tigers upset the then-undefeated and 3rd-ranked Ole Miss Rebels in a nail biter. The Chicago experience began with a dinner at Tapas Valencia restaurant, where I learned much about the Ohio members. Similar to the Ohio ACEP Board meeting earlier in the month of October, I immediately felt welcome and as if I was a long-time member. [Read more]
Member Kudos

Robert I Broida, MD, FACEP, for being appointed to represent ACEP on the American Medical Association Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse

Michael S Lyons, MD, MPH, for having his study, “Acute HIV Infection and Implications of Fourth-Generation HIV Screening in Emergency Departments,” published in the November edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Catherine A Marco, MD, FACEP, for being presented with the Council Meritorious Service Award at ACEP Council in Chicago

Michael McCrea, MD, FACEP, for being presented with the Council Horizon Award at ACEP Council in Chicago 

Cyrus Yamin, MD, for being part of the team that designed the CodeTimer smartphone app, which won the top prize at the ACEP14 Hackathon
Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!
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Members in the News

Daniel J Bachmann, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the CBS Chicago story, “Experts Question Need For Mandatory Ebola Quarantines” and for the Associated Press article, “Fearing Ebola? Doctors Say Get A Flu Shot”

Kris R Brickman, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in The Toledo Blade article, “ProMedica runs local Ebola drills”

Charles L Emerman, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the FOX 8 Cleveland story, “Fight against Ebola: Governor Kasich to get look at NE Ohio response”

Frank Kaeberlein, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Suburbanite article, “Mercy opens renovated and expanded emergency department”

Nathaniel Mann, MD, whose article, “The Common Vernacular,” was published in the October-November edition of EM Resident

Thomas Terndrup, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the OncologyLive article, “Integrated Care Model Emerges for Oncologic Emergencies” and the This Week Community News article, “Cancer patients can escape ER's chaos at OSU”
Ebola Updates & Resources

ACEP President, Dr. Michael Gerardi Talks about Ebola in the United States and ACEP’s Response

Three ACEP14 Ebola Courses Now Available – CME Available
To help you and all of our emergency medicine colleagues, ACEP released a new, free educational resource – a collection of three online courses based on talks that were presented Oct. 27-29 at ACEP14 in Chicago. [Read more]

CDC Updates Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Treating Ebola Patients
On Monday, October 20, CDC Director, Thomas Friedman, announced new guidelines for healthcare workers involved in the treatment of patients infected with the Ebola virus. The announcement came after increasing criticism that the previous guidelines were too lax, and that two Dallas nurses who treated Ebola-infected patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, may have become infected as a result. [Read more]

ACEP Meets at White House to Discuss Ebola

Updates, guidance, and news on Ebola can be found at the CDC’s Ebola resources webpage and National ACEP’s Ebola resources webpage, and for more national and Ohio-specific Ebola updates and resources, visit
Cleveland Hosts International Trauma Conference

From November 4-7, International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) held its 2014 International Trauma Conference in Cleveland. More than 180 emergency medicine personnel from around the world attended. The program featured many Ohio presenters, and our own Dr. Mary Hancock pulled double duty when she rocked out with her band at a private Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reception!
Ciguatera, featuring Dr. Mary Hancock [third from right in the photos above and to the left], wows the audience at a private Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reception following the International Trauma Conference.
From ACEP14 in Chicago

ACEP Elects Members to Board of Directors
CHICAGO —The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announced the election of four members to its board of directors during ACEP 14-Scientific Assembly, the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago, the largest gathering of emergency physicians in the country. [Read more]

ACEP Elects New Officers
WASHINGTON — The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announced the election of new officers to its board of directors during ACEP 14-Scientific Assembly in Chicago, the largest annual gathering of emergency physicians in the country…  [Read more]

ACEP Recognizes Excellence in Emergency Medicine
CHICAGO  â€” The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is recognizing 11 people for outstanding contributions to emergency medicine during the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago — ACEP14 Scientific Assembly… [Read more]

Nation’s Emergency Physicians Announce Second List of Tests and Procedures to Question As Part of Choosing Wisely Campaign
CHICAGO — Dedicated to reducing health care costs and improving patient care, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announced a second list of five tests and procedures that should be discussed to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on a patient’s individual situation. [Read more]

Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, Voted ACEP 2014–2015 President-Elect
Jay A. Kaplan, MD, FACEP, a Harvard Medical School graduate and five-year member of the ACEP Board of Directors, was named President-Elect of the College at Sunday’s Council Meeting in Chicago. Dr. Kaplan is director of service and operational excellence at CEP America and attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California, near San Francisco. [Read more]

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