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John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
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Recent News & Opinion

The Medical Activist Generation
By Dr. Jennifer Joe for Medtech Boston
August 13, 2014

Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat to users
The Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2014

North Shore-LIJ partners with Cleveland Clinic on region's cardiac care
August 19, 2014

Through the Looking Glass: Three Novel Use Cases for Google Glass in the ED
Emergency Physicians Monthly
August 20, 2014

DNR Means Do Not Treat... and Other End-of-Life Care Myths
Emergency Physicians Monthly
August 21, 2014

ACEP to Launch 2014 PQRS Registry Reporting System on Sept. 1
ACEP’s Central Line blog
August 22, 2014

CMS Delays Implementation of Sepsis Quality Measure
ACEP’s Central Line blog
August 23, 2014

Telemedicine growing in Ohio, but faces obstacles
Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum
August 23, 2014

Recognize the potential victims of human trafficking
By Dr. Alberto Hazan, for
August 24, 2014

OU cuts ribbon on new medical school campus in Columbus area
The Athens News
August 24, 2014

Quality Sepsis Care: ACEP’s Mission, Advocacy and Research in Action
By Dr. Andrew E. Sama, for ACEP’s Central Line blog
August 28, 2014

Discharged Patients Return to the ER Because "Better Safe Than Sorry"
ACEP Press Release
September 2, 2014

Rare virus might be causing central Ohio kids’ respiratory illnesses
The Columbus Dispatch
September 4, 2014

Hospital sets patient record as virus spreads
The Cincinnati Enquirer
September 8, 2014

Better Survival From Blood Infections at High-Volume Hospitals
September 5, 2014

U of T[oronto] researchers develop tool to tell if tremors are real or a ruse by drug-seeking addicts
Health Canal
September 9, 2014

Study: Role of emergency contact is mistaken for advance directive
Science Codex
September 10, 2014

ACEP Disagrees With EM Residency Survey Method Used by US News & World Report
ACEP's Central Line blog
September 12, 2014

Be wary of doctor-rating sites: Column
By Dr. Kevin Pho for USA Today
September 14, 2014

These are the 12 drugs sending the most kids to the emergency room
The Washington Post
September 15, 2014

CDC: Prescription painkiller deaths slowing down
USA Today
September 16, 2014
Welcome, New Ohio ACEP Members!

Stephanie Lynn Abraham, MD
Christopher Robert Amick, MD
Milad Sean Arshian, DO
Mary Lynn Arvanitis, DO
Talitha A. Ashby, MD
Jeanine M Awad
Michelle A Boettiger
Ashlee M Edgell
Gregory J Eisenger, MD
Michael L Elliott
Christina R Ellis, DO
Jessica Elrod, DO
Lucy Franjic, MD
Frank Daniel Gabrin, DO
Andrew William Gasca, DO
Kyle Gerakopoulos, DO
Jonathan L Goss, MD
Anjali Gupta, MD
David Christopher Harris, MD
Nicholas M Hastings, DO
Timothy Hattier, DO
Erich P Heine
Antony P Hsu, MD, FACEP
Peter G Kamhout
Alexander Keister
Matthew Kostura, MD
Elizabeth S Matheson
Justin B McGoldrick, MD, FACEP
Nikhil Mohan, DO
Kushal Nandam, MD
Nimit Patel, MD
Austin D Powell
Guhan Rammohan, MD, FACEP
Matthew Robinson
Edward Rodenkirch, DO
Christopher Edward San Miguel, MD
Erik Schepens
Mary Sibley, DO
Richard Tan, MD
Stephanie Traylor
Ben Trotter
Nathan D Watson, DO
Marlisa White, MD
Christopher Zammit, MD
President's Message

As the summer of 2014 winds to a close, this would be a good time to reflect back on the year so far, while at the same time looking to events ahead of us. With the pillars of Ohio ACEP being Advocacy, Education, and Leadership, let’s look at the recent past and the near future in those areas.

A number of exciting events have occurred in the Education realm in 2014. We began the year with our first “on the road” Written Board Review course. The granddaddy of Board Review courses, we have considered the concept of going on the road for many years, and we took that leap this past winter. [Read more] 

EM Residency Spotlight: Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center

Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center’s EM residency, led by Dr. Randy King, continues its educational mission with over a hundred rotating medical students annually. The students are stewarded by a dedicated senior class of residents who have scheduled teaching time in their curriculum, allowing for weekly simulation lab sessions (led by faculty, Drs. Sara Graber and Mike McCrea) and bi-monthly live tissue procedure labs. Students are also offered separate courses in Wilderness Medicine, Emergency Medicine research, and an advanced EM elective is being developed by the senior residents to start this year. 

The Midwest MedWAR, driven by Dr. Mike Omori, is now in its 13th year. This seven-hour adventure race sponsored by the residency… [Read more]
(Left to right) Alexander Dzurik, MD; Hela Kotob, DO; Jessica Elrod, DO; Edward Rodenkirch, DO; Andrew Gasca, DO; Timothy Hattier, DO; and (front) James Broschak, DO
Earlier this year, Mercy St. Vincent EM resident, Dr. Damien Berry, traveled to Haiti on a mission project.
Members in the News

Taylor A. Baldwin, MD; Sara Birdsong, MD; Derek L. Broering, MD; Devin Burrup, MD; Jonathon Henderson, MD; Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP; Jeremy Moore, MD; Rory Stuart, MD; Leo Tanaka, MD; and Brian C. Tucker, DO, who were featured in the Boonshoft School of Medicine’s news release, “Emergency Medicine residents win quiz show at Ohio ACEP assembly”

Ryan B. Gerecht, MD, CMTE, whose article, “How to Identify and Manage Massive Gastroesophageal Hemorrhage,” appeared in the August issue of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services

Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP, MBA, and Michael Smith, MD, FACEP, MBA, whose article, “The Schizophrenic Attitude Toward Emergency Medicine: Balancing public demand for high-quality, low cost health care in the ED,” was published in the September edition of ACEP Now

Richard C. Levy, MD, and Arthur Pancioli, MD, FACEP, who were featured in the University of Cincinnati Health News article, “First-Year Medical Students Learn the Importance of Being a First Responder”

Nathaniel Mann, MD, whose article, “Taking It Slow,” was published in the August/September issue of EM Resident

Howard Mell, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Salem (Oregon) Statesman Journal article, “Long waits leave emergency room patients bitter”
Ohio ACEP Announces Board Review Course in Tampa
January 26-30, 2015

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Ohio Gains New EM Residency

Ohio ACEP would like to welcome Ohio’s newest emergency medicine residency program at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Richmond Heights! Check out the new program led by Program Director, Dr. Eric Csernyik!
Ohio EM Residents' Assembly 2014

On August 14, in Columbus, Ohio ACEP held its Ohio Emergency Medicine Residents’ Assembly! More than 160 residents, medical students, and leaders from Ohio ACEP, National ACEP, and EMRA gathered for the event, and 17 of Ohio’s 18 emergency medicine residency programs were represented. [Read more]
Want to see more photos from the Ohio EM Residents' Assembly? Like us on Facebook and check out the photo album!
Hydrocodone Products Reclassified as Schedule II

Effective October 6, 2014, all hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) will be classified as Schedule II controlled substances pursuant to a rule adopted by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on August 22, 2014. The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy created a guidance document to assist in complying with state and federal controlled substance requirements.
Ohio to Mark National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

On September 23, Ohio will observe National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. As an important component of its STEADY U initiative, the Ohio Departments of Health and Aging and the Ohio Older Adult Falls Prevention Coalition are partnering to promote the CDC’s STEADI Tool Kit, designed as a resource for clinicians to identify patients at risk for falls.
Emergency Medicine Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is now accepting grant proposals to support expertise in treatment of patients with substance use disorders in an emergency care setting. Two $20,000 grants are available.

For more on eligibility, grant criteria, application instructions, and selection process, click here. Application deadline is September 30, 2014!
Lyme Disease Test Requirements

On September 15, new legislation went into effect requiring physicians to notify a patient in writing when they have been tested for Lyme disease. Unlike notification requirements for other tests, the new law mandates that patients be informed when the test is ordered, rather than when the results of the test are returned. [Read more]

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