51 Counties At Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

October 23, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on October 23 reported 51 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The number of counties has increased from 34 last week. A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount […]

Free Webinar on Xofluza and Influenza Presented by Genentech

October 19, 2020

An educational program on Xofluza and influenza will be presented at two time slots on October 28. Registration is free and open to all. XOFLUZA:THE ONLY SINGLE-DOSE ORAL ANTIVIRAL FOR THE FLU Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM CST Register now (Search Program Number: CM40061) Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM CST Register […]

Public Health Officials Announce 87,000 Tests Completed, 4,554 New Cases

October 16, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,554 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, the highest one-day case total, including 38 additional confirmed deaths. On September 4, 2020, IDPH reported 5,368 new cases of COVID-19 after a slowdown in data processing delayed reporting of some additional aggregate numbers. Cases not […]

Joint Statement Released Regarding Osteopathic Physicians and Emergency Medicine

October 15, 2020

ICEP stands in support of the joint statement released by the EM community regarding osteopathic physicians and emergency medicine, after recently disparaging notices and an advertisement about DOs, and female DOs in particular, have circulated online and in the press. Joint Statement Regarding Osteopathic Physicians and Emergency Medicine Released October 14, 2020 The entire Emergency […]

Help ICEP Member Advance to Final 4 of ACEP Drop the Mic Competition

October 9, 2020

Sarah (Sanders) Dhake, MD, faculty for NorthShore University HealthSystem has advanced to the Elite 8 of ACEP New Speakers Competition, called Drop the Mic, held as part of ACEP20 Unconventional. Let’s help her advance on to the Final 4 by voting! Voting is open now through October 21.

Unusual Cluster of Severely Symptomatic Patients from Counterfeit Opioid Pills

October 1, 2020

Over the past week, the Illinois Poison Center and Cook County Department of Public Health have received reports of five probable cases of counterfeit opioid pill-related overdoses, including two fatalities, among young people between the ages of 19- 23 years, with several additional possible cases under investigation. Patients referred to the pills as “M30,” “Percocet,” […]

Implementation of Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA) Update

Recap of the changes After January 1, 2022 (yes, only a little more than a year from now) every sexual assault survivor will need to be cared for by a Qualified Medical Provider (QMP) available within 90 minutes from the survivor’s arrival to the Emergency Department (ED). QMP for adults/adolescent patients can be an Adult/Adolescent […]

IDPH Issues COVID-19 Halloween Festivities Guidance

September 30, 2020

The 3 W’s still apply – Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Wear your mask. SPRINGFIELD – As we head into the holiday season, starting with Halloween, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is issuing guidance to help people celebrate safely as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines include following the 3 […]

Final Countdown to ACEP Scientific Assembly is On!

September 28, 2020

WHO: EM physicians and emergency care providers from across the globe! It’s easier than ever for our international audience to participate –no travel expenses, no hotels, no additional costs, this is the year to give ACEP a try. And at a time when finances are tight for everyone, the value is there – just $1.80 […]

Research Survey Study: PTSD Symptoms in ED Physicians during COVID-19

A DukeHealth research study is looking for physicians working in Emergency Departments across the United States to participate in a research survey titled “Prevalence & Predictors of PTSD Symptoms among Emergency Physicians in the United States during the COVID-19 outbreak.” Participation in this study is voluntary. Eligibility Criteria: US Board-Certified/Board-Eligible Emergency Medicine Physician Emergency Medicine […]

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