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Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP

President, Ohio ACEP

In this issue:

Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Product & Course Brochure

Recent News & Opinion

American Association of Women Emergency Physicians Announces New Website, ACEP15 Sessions, and Social Media
September 16, 2015

Why Female Docs Need to 'Lean In'
September 17, 2015

Negotiating the Best Deal: Advice from An Expert
By Dr. Becky Parker, for
September 17, 2015

The Picture's Bright for Women's Leadership in Medicine, Survey Finds
September 17, 2015

Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight
The New York Times
September 20, 2015

After the Match: The Arms Race in ED Nursing
Emergency Medicine News
September 21, 2015

Stick With the Heimlich
By ACEP President, Dr. Michael Gerardi, in a letter to the editor of The New York Times
September 21, 2015

FDA Warns About Pain Pill in Kids
NBC News
September 21, 2015

New emergency department at medical center
The Marietta Times
September 22, 2015

Flexible hours, lifestyle factors lead more women to choose emergency medicine
The DO
September 24, 2015

New Devices Take the Pain Out of Hospital Visits
The Wall Street Journal
September 28, 2015

Doctors, parents, and spouses all rolled up into one person
September 30, 2015

"Golden hour" policy saved hundreds of U.S. troops
CBS News
September 30, 2015

ICD-10 has kind of been like Y2K, so far
Modern Healthcare
October 1, 2015

October 1, 2015: A day that will live in health care infamy
October 1, 2015

EDs of the Rich and the Famous
By Dr. Edwin Leap, for Emergency Medicine News
October 1, 2015

Brandt's Rants: The Raving
By Dr. Robert Brandt, for Emergency Medicine News
October 1, 2015

It’s time for physicians to regain their voice
By EM physician, Dr. Meeta Shah, for
October 1, 2015

Cleveland Clinic, Case Western break ground on $515 million health education campus
Crain’s Cleveland Business
October 1, 2015

Rapid Response: EMS needs to support non-prescription Narcan
October 2, 2015

Flu redux? Unpredictable virus means no ruling out repeat of last year's season
Modern Healthcare
October 3, 2015

Editorial: Toward a revolution in physician training
Modern Healthcare
October 3, 2015
Commentary: How our health care system makes ER doctors addiction enablers
By EM physician, Dr. Amy Ho, for the Chicago Tribune
October 9, 2015

Few clinicians are 'Choosing Wisely'
Modern Healthcare
October 12, 2015

Need an ambulance? Why you may not want the more sophisticated version.
The Washington Post
October 12, 2015

U.S. prescription opioid misuse and deaths increase
October 13, 2015

Side effects from dietary supplements send 23,000 people a year to ER
USA Today
October 15, 2015

Welcome, New Members!

Steven Sagar Doshi, MD
Jonathan Frommelt, MD
Andrew Frye
Nisha Haque, MD
Brian Hedges
Jessica Kotha
Saray Valentine, DO
Julie Whitis

President's Message

In less than two weeks, Ohio ACEP's Council delegation will head to Boston for the annual ACEP Council meeting. If you’ve ever wondered where and how the business of national ACEP gets done, the answer starts with ACEP Council. Council is the deliberative governing body of the College and is made up of representatives from all 53 chapters, 33 membership sections, and several other organizations like EMRA and SAEM. The annual gathering of Council delegates serves two very important but different functions. [Read more]

Member Kudos

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, and Robert Broida, MD, FACEP, members of the Developing ACEP Quality Measures Task Force, who helped create ACEP’s Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative proposal, which was awarded a $3 million Affordable Care Act grant  

Thomas Carter, DO, FACEP, whose clinical study, “Ultrasound Guided Intravenous Access by Nursing versus Resident Staff in a Community Based Teaching Hospital: A 'Noninferiority' Trial,” was published in Emergency Medicine International

Eric Cortez, MD, and Ashish Panchal, MD, PhD, for speaking at the Ohio Fire and EMS Expo

Andrew G Little, DO, for receiving the AOF/ACOEP Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in Emergency Medicine 

Paul Rega, MD, FACEP, for being added to the Emergency Medicine Wall of Honor at the University of Toledo Medical Center

St. John Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program, which will be presented with the 2015 Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (FOEM) Research Flame Award later this month at the 2015 FOEM Legacy Gala in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations to all the St. John residents and Program Director, Gregory Bloxdorf, DO, FACEP!

And finally, congratulations to members who will be recognized and receive Fellow status at ACEP15!
Melissa Amonette, MD
Jill Aston, MD
Paul Been, DO
Christina Campana, DO
John Casey, DO, MA
Stephanie N Casey, MD
Justin D Coomes, MD
Jno Jacob Disch, MD
Chad W Donley, MD
Travis C Gullett, MD
Rafi Israeli, MD
Julian Jukubowski, DO
Andrew M King, MD
Jeromy Lewis, MD
Nicole Marie Payne, MD
Jennifer L Pfleghaar, DO
James W Sauto, Jr, MD
Daniel Lawrence Schwerin, MD
Arthur Smith, MD
Laura Thompson, MD
Nicole Ann Veitinger, DO
Timothy D Zwayer, MD
Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!

Let’s Beat Michigan! Triple E Campaign: Expand – Enhance – Engage

National ACEP has launched the Triple E Campaign, a contest to see which ACEP Chapter can get the most members added to the ACEP 911 Legislative Grassroots Network!

So how can you help us beat That State Up North and win the Triple E Contest? Easy! Click the button to sign up for the 911 Network before October 21!
You will need your ACEP login info to get signed up

The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine
Board Review Course

Everything that makes the Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Board Review great…

Now with a beachside view!

We’re excited to partner with California ACEP to bring you the course EM physicians have trusted for more than 30 years—Right in the heart of beautiful Newport Beach, California!

Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Board Review
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
February 8-12, 2016

NEW! Can’t make it to a live Board Review Course? Not to worry!

Ohio ACEP's Emergency Medicine Board Review Sessions on Demand

Watch lectures from our nationally recognized Board Review Course—at your convenience!

Includes 51 lectures with PowerPoints, Synced Audio, and Course Syllabus

Members in the News

Mark L DeBard, MD, FACEP, whose article, “To Retire or Not? That Is the Question,” was published in the October edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Nicholas Jouriles, MD, FACEP, who was featured in the ACEP Now article, “Emergency Medicine Leaders Discuss Pros, Cons of Democratic Group Practices”
Andrew Little, DO, who co-authored the EM Resident article, “The Graduate Medical Educational Merger: Dispelling the Myths”

Andrew Little, DO, and Robert Lowe, MD, FACEP, who were quoted in the ABC6 Columbus story, “Doctors Have 'Field Day' with Emergency Training”

Nathaniel Mann, MD, whose article, “Our Call to Duty,” was published in the October edition of EM Resident

Have you seen a news article or commentary written by a member? Or do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

Past and Present ACEP Leaders Gather for West Virginia Chapter Anniversary

On October 3, ACEP leaders—including past and present leadership from Ohio—gathered to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the West Virginia chapter of ACEP. Left to right: Mark DeBard, MD, FACEP (OH) former Council Speaker; Nick Jouriles, MD, FACEP (OH) former ACEP President; Michael Gerardi, MD, FAAP, FACEP (NJ) current ACEP President; Brian Keaton, MD, FACEP (OH) former ACEP President; Rick Blum, MD, FACEP (WV) former ACEP President

Now Available – Reference Tool for Prescribers to Identify Signs of Drug Abuse

In an effort to help Ohio prescribers keep potentially dangerous and addictive prescription drugs out of the hands of drug abusers, the Ohio State Medical Board has developed a “Red Flags” resource tool to help identify signs of prescription drug abuse and/or drug-seeking behavior in their patients. 

Additional prescriber resources from the Ohio State Medical Board can be found here.

OARRS Gets a New Website, New Features

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy has launched its redesigned website for Ohio’s prescription drug monitoring program, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). According to the Board of Pharmacy, the new site is more user-friendly and will help prescribers to better use the data contained in the system.

On top of its new look, the updated OARRS site includes a Frequently Asked Questions section, guidance documents, a morphine equivalent dose (MED) Calculator, and training videos to instruct users on creating an account, running a patient report, and how to read a patient report

From National ACEP

ACEP15 Attendees Invited to Attend AMA Roundtable with Dr. Stack 
While at ACEP15, make plans to attend the AMA Roundtable, featuring Steven J. Stack, MD, FACEP, AMA President—the first emergency physician to ever hold that position. The Roundtable will take place Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Room 209 at the BCEC. Lunch will be provided and all physicians and medical students are invited to attend. To register, send your name to or call (800) 262-3211.

Need a Check-Up? ACEP15 Has You Covered
ACEP Members - Assess your level of well-being at the ACEP Wellness Center during ACEP15! Located in the Exhibit Hall, the Wellness Center is open from 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 26-28. See what other members are saying about the booth and keep the Wellness Center on your must-do list! And, in recognition and support of emergency physicians’ wellness the College is pleased to provide you access to the Wellness Section’s recent newsletter.

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