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John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
In this issue:

Winter/Spring 2014 Product & Course Catalog

Interested in serving on a National ACEP Committee?

ACEP is now accepting CVs from members who want to lend their experience and expertise to move emergency medicine forward. [Read more]
Interest forms due May 18, 2014!
Recent News & Opinion

How safety net ERs can save health care reform
by Andrew G. Lim, medical student, for,
March 15

The 10 Types of ER Patients
by Leana Wen, MD, for Slate,
March 17

ERs Dispensing More Narcotic Painkillers: Study
March 21

Nitroglycerin, a Staple of Emergency Rooms, Is in Short Supply
The New York Times,
March 25

Bill to stop cuts to Medicare doctors
The Columbus Dispatch,
April 1

Do call centers send too many children to the emergency department?
by Christopher Johnson, MD, for,
April 2

A 'rescue pen' for opioid overdose gets FDA's blessing
The Los Angeles Times,
April 3

Digital record of a stand against chaos: Countway [Library] archive details response to [Boston] marathon crisis
Harvard Gazette,
April 10

The palliative care discussion starts in the emergency department
by David Klein, MD, for,
April 10

MetroHealth [Medicaid] insurance experiment paying off
WKYC Cleveland,
April 10

New equipment will bring ER doc to the scene
Cincinnati Enquirer,
April 17
President's Message

I had the privilege this past weekend of attending the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) Annual Meeting. Originally slated to attend as an Alternate Delegate representing Ohio ACEP, I got pressed into duty as the primary delegate due to a family illness. The way the delegations are assembled, specialty society delegates are seated with the county in which they reside. For me, that meant I sat with the District 2 councilors. This is a rather strong contingent of OSMA “players”, demonstrated by four ex-Presidents serving in the delegation. [Read more]
Leadership Development Academy Member Spotlight - Dr. Nicole Veitinger
Dr. Nicole Veitinger graduated 
valedictorian from Dover High School in 2000, and went on to earn her BA at Case Western Reserve University. During her time at Case, Dr. Veitinger ran track and participated in student government. After graduating, she earned an MA at Boston University before starting medical school at Ohio University. [Read more]
Member Kudos

Eric Adkins, MD, FACEP, for being named one of Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40

David Bahner, MD, FACEP, for receiving the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s Presidential Recognition Award 

Sean Foster, MD, who received the Graduate Medical Trainee Award of Excellence from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Alex Fox, MD; Ann M. Haynes, MD, FACEP; and Andrew M. King, MD, for having their case study, “Niacin Overdose to Mask Marijuana Use,” published in the April edition of Emergency Medicine News

Richard N. Nelson, MD, FACEP, whose article, “Demystifying Maintenance of Certification,” was published in the April edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Caitlin Schaninger, MD, for winning the EMRA Emergency Department Directors Academy Scholarship

Tyler Winders, MD, for being awarded a scholarship to attend the Levitan Advanced Airway Course

If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!
2014 Ohio ACEP Residents' Assembly
Save the Date!
August 14, 2014 in Columbus

Join us for career and education topics as well as opportunities to network with colleagues and exhibitors!

Stay tuned for registration and more details!

Members in the News

Carol Cunningham, MD, FACEP, who discussed vaccines and infectious diseases on WCPN Cleveland

Emily McClain, MD, whose article, “In Their Boots: What EMS Teaches Us,” was published in the April-May edition of EM Resident magazine

Howard K. Mell, MD, FACEP, whose article, “Pediatric Anesthesia Teams Use Sweet Smells to Calm Preoperative Patients,” appeared in the April edition of ACEP Now
Nutrition Tips From the Emergency Physician

By member contributors, Dr. Harpreet Ghuman [left] and Dr. Catherine Marco [right]

Nutrition in the Emergency Department? Has this ever come up in your practice? Rarely, do we address nutritional issues as emergency physicians. At times, patients ask me for nutritional advice or alternative methods to help with their disease processes. [Read more]
New Draft Clinical Policy Available for Comment

A Clinical Policies Subcommittee of ACEP has completed a draft clinical guideline: “Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients With Suspected Acute Nontraumatic Thoracic Aortic Dissection.” The draft is now open for comments until May 28, 2014. 

The draft policy and comment form can be found here.
ED Guidelines Established for Geriatric Patients

The Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines (GED) are the result of a two-year collaborative effort by ACEP—including Ohio ACEP members, Drs. Jeffrey Caterino and Scott Wilber—as well as the American Geriatric Society, Emergency Nurses Association and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. ACEP Now has published additional background information in their March edition, and the GED guidelines can be seen here.
Naloxone Distribution Webinar

ACEP and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy are co-sponsoring a webinar, Friday, April 25 at 2 pm (EST) about naloxone distribution from the emergency department for patients at risk for opioid overdose. For more information or to register, click here.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: April 26

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has scheduled its 8th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day for April 26. From 10 am to 2 pm, people can dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted drugs at any of nearly 240 collection sites across Ohio. For more information or to locate a collection site, visit the DEA National Take-Back Initiative webpage.

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