On Tuesday, November 6, we have the chance to determine Ohio’s course on the issues most important to physicians—especially maintaining and improving Ohio’s medical malpractice climate. That’s why we urge each and every one of our members to exercise their right to vote and cast their ballot for pro-physician candidates.
Check out Ohio ACEP’s election guide, including a non-partisan explanation of Issue 2. And for additional voting information, including everything you need to know about absentee ballots, early voting and what’s on the ballot in your area, visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s Elections & Voting webpage.
Leadership Challenge Retreat
Members of the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors, the Leadership Academy Class and staff attend the Ohio ACEP Leadership Challenge Retreat at Camp Joy this week. There was perhaps no greater demonstration of personal leadership, no moment more purely human, rich and joyful than this- Dr. Tom Tallman finishing the high ropes course, 'Stairway to heaven' climb. In 2010, Tom fell from a roof and suffered a spinal cord injury that initially left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. The high ropes course this week- which he insisted he participate in as a member of the team (he had his own spotter and was very safe!) - was only the latest step in his continuing recovery. Tom- You are an inspiration.
There will be more photos and a full camp report in the next edition of our e-news!
Kevin Klauer, DO, FACEP, EJD, for his column, “The Evolution of CCTA,” appearing in Emergency Physicians Monthly
Kevin Klauer, DO, FACEP, EJD and Michael Phelan, MD, FACEP, for their article, “Assessment of Medicare's Imaging Efficiency Measure for Emergency Department Patients with Atraumatic Headache,” appearing in the September, 2012 issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine
Sharon Mace, MD, FACEP, for her article, “Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Initial Evaluation and Management of Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department in Early Pregnancy,” appearing in the September, 2012 issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine
David Baehren, MD, FACEP, for his commentary, “A Size Too Big,” appearing in the August edition of ACEP News
Finally, congratulations to all the Ohio ACEP members selected to serve on National ACEP committees!
If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!
Prescribing Controlled Substances in the ED
On October 11, the Ohio State Medical Association is offering a conference designed to familiarize physicians with technologies to identify opioid abuse, discuss prescription misuse with patients and minimize the medical-legal risks associated with prescribing controlled substances. For more information, or to register, check out OSMA’s event brochure.
Recent News and Opinion
Second Opinion: The Scars Deep Inside – from Emergency Medicine News, July, 2012 edition
Dr. Edwin Leap explores the emotional toll practicing EM physicians are expected to endure, often in silence.