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|Heather Owen, MD, FACEP|
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...
|Government Relations Committee|
Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
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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|Texas Two Step Save A Life Campaign|
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...
|DWI, Texas ER physicians, and the US Supreme Court.|
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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|My Experience at ACEP16|
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...
|Calendar of Events|
|January 27-28||TMA Winter Conference – Hyatt Regency||Austin TX|
|February 6||TCEP Board of Director's Meeting||Austin, Tx|
|February 7||First Tuesday at the Capitol||Austin, TX|
|March 7||First Tuesday at the Capitol||Austin, TX|
|March 12-15||ACEP LAC||Washington, DC|
|March 30 - April 2||TCEP Connect 2017||Grapevine, TX|
|April 2||TCEP Board of Directors Meeting||Grapevine, TX|
|April 4||First Tuesday at the Capitol||Austin, TX|
|April 21||ABCD Simulation Lab||Fort Worth, TX|
|April 25 - 28||EDPMA||San Diego, CA|
|May 2||First Tuesday at the Capitol||Austin, TX|
|May 5-6||TexMed 2017|
Marriott Marquis/ Brown Convention Center
|May 16-19||SAEM Conference||Orlando, FL|
|June 10-14||AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting – Hyatt Regency||Chicago, IL|
|September 15-16||TMA Fall Conference, Hyatt Lost Pines||Bastrop, TX|
|October 30-November 2||ACEP 17||Washington, DC|
Texas College of Emergency Physicians
2525 Wallingwood Drive, Bldg. 13A | Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512.306.0605 | Toll Free: 800.TEX.ACEP | Fax: 512.329.8943