NEWSLETTER: JANUARY 2017

THE 
PRESIDENT'S 
MESSAGE
Heather Owen, MD, FACEP
President

Happy New Year! As I worked a busy shift on New Year's Eve, I was thinking of all of you working right here with me! Thank you for all you do to serve the patients of Texas! It is a high calling to leave your own family and friends on holidays to take care of others. You are appreciated! In a time...

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Government Relations Committee
 

REPORT


Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
Chair, Government
Relations Committee

WELCOME to the 85th Texas Legislature, which opens on January 10, and adjourns at midnight on May 29, one hundred forty days later!! The last day for filing bills will be March 10. One website that I find particularly helpful during the session is www.capitol.state.tx.us. You can find up-to-date information on all the bills, and you can even watch live broadcasts...

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Featured Showcase
 

Great opportunity for EM physicians at busy Waco hospital. Now offering full benefits package to full-time physicians, including generous employee benefit credit and 401(k) plan. Enjoy scribes and NP/PA support. Contact bwade@eddocs.com for details.

March 30 - April 2, 2017
Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

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Featured Showcase
 

EmCare leads the way in Making Health Care Work Better especially for physicians. We provide the resources & support you need so you can focus on what's truly important patient care. We have more jobs, in more places. Staff & leadership openings. Contact 727-437-0846, craig.mcgovern@emcare.com

Texas Two Step Save A Life Campaign
 

ARTICLE


By Cadyn Crawford

As I sat there watching my grandfather gasp for air and writhe with pain, the thought crossed my mind that hands only CPR was imminent. Heart disease is a major killer of Texans and most people don't know what to do if a loved one's heart stops beating. So much information is available online about CPR...

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Go Army
DWI, Texas ER physicians, and the US Supreme Court.
 

REPORT


An emergency room physician is working the night shift when a police officer brings in a DWI suspect who has refused to submit to a breath or blood test. The officer directs the physician to forcibly draw the suspect's blood. What should the ER doctor do?

Scenarios like this occur in emergency rooms in Texas. Physicians put in this position face a very difficult decision, made even more complicated via recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

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Featured Showcase
TMLT

Risk management is a core value of TMLT. Why? Because our data shows a correlation between TMLT risk management activities and reduced claims. One study found a 14% reduction in claims for those completing TMLT CME courses.

TMLT offers CME seminars, online courses, publications, and customized workshops. Learn more at www.tmlt.org or call 800-580-8658.

TMLT - protection for a new era of medicine.

Featured Showcase
Wellsoft

Wellsoft EMR, buil on 25+ years of EDIS experience, offers complete solutions for Freestanding Emergency Centers. Wellsoft FEC realize increased revenue with Wellsoft's automatic Charge Capture, including infusion and injection coding. Voted #1 by ED clinicians. Wellsoft is the clinicians' choice. Visit www.wellsoft.com

My Experience at ACEP16
 

REPORT


By Shyam Murali – MS3

As third year medical students, we are thrown into bustling hospital wards, non-stop clinics, and (our personal favorite) chaotic emergency rooms. With the guidance of our faculty physicians, we have the opportunity to not only make mistakes with minimal consequences, but also apply our newfound knowledge...

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Calendar of Events
 
2017
January 27-28TMA Winter Conference – Hyatt RegencyAustin TX
February 6TCEP Board of Director's MeetingAustin, Tx
February 7First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
March 7First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
March 12-15ACEP LACWashington, DC
March 30 - April 2TCEP Connect 2017Grapevine, TX
April 2TCEP Board of Directors MeetingGrapevine, TX
April 4First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
April 21ABCD Simulation LabFort Worth, TX
April 25 - 28EDPMASan Diego, CA
May 2First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
May 5-6TexMed 2017
Marriott Marquis/ Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
May 16-19SAEM ConferenceOrlando, FL
June 10-14AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting – Hyatt RegencyChicago, IL
September 15-16TMA Fall Conference, Hyatt Lost PinesBastrop, TX
October 30-November 2ACEP 17Washington, DC

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