Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis – MCEP has been monitoring and following legislative proposals pertaining to the epidemic griping our state in recent years.  MCEP was invited to testify at the House Health Policy Committee on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  This day coincided with the College’s Leadership Development Program Day in Lansing event.  There were eight cohorts of the LDP class in attendance for the day and they got to witness first hand Dr. Rami Khoury, Dr. Jake Manteuffel, and Dr. Melissa Barton speaking before the committee.

Dr. Khoury led the discussion by introducing the College to the legislature and talking about the history of emergency medicine in the state.  He spent thirty minutes walking through the College’s feelings on various opioid proposals and the MAPS system.  He talked about the potential unintended consequences of mandating all physicians to check MAPS and warned of the potential of driving more patients to the ED setting.  A link to Dr. Khoury’s presentation is below and I would suggest all MCEP members use the powerpoint when talking to your state representative or state senator.

Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Rami Khoury, Chair of MCEP’s Legislative Committee, or Bret Marr with any questions you may have on state legislative or regulatory issues.

MCEP House Presentation


Ambulance Child Restraint Systems in Michigan


Fall 2016, EMS purchased Ambulance Child Restraint 4 Systems and sent them to every transporting ambulance in the state. The device has also been shipped to every EMS education facility EMT-Basic and higher, so that students will have the opportunity to train with the device, prior to beginning their careers in EMS. The ACR4 is manufactured by Quantum EMS and there is a free training online at mi.train.org  

It is crucial these are not cut when they show up in our Emergency Departments! Please watch the video below for more information on Ambulance Child Restraints.






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Michigan Emergency Medicine Assembly

Registration is now open for one of the best conference values for your money!  Join us July 30 - August 2, 2017 at the Grand Hotel for the Michigan EM Assembly! The Assembly will provide up-to-date information on issues, topics, and techniques that will help you strengthen your practice.  This year’s course will be presented by experts selected for their outstanding teaching ability. Don’t miss the chance to stay at the beautiful Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which is truly a one of a kind National Historic Landmark! MORE INFO

 



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Upcoming Events



July 30 - August 2, 2017

Michigan EM Assembly
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI

July 31, 2017

Board of Directors
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI

August 15, 2017

Residents' Assembly
The Johnson Center
Howell, MI

September 6, 2017

Board of Directors
Chapter Office
Lansing, MI

September 14-15, 2017

Observation Medicine Course
Double Tree Downtown
Nashville, TN

October 10, 2017

MCEP Councillor &
Board of Directors Meetings
Chapter Office
Lansing, MI

October 27-28, 2017

ACEP Council Meeting
Washington, DC

October 29-November 1, 2017

ACEP Scientific Assembly
Washington, DC

November 13, 2017

LLSA Review Course
Chapter Office
Lansing, MI

November 16, 2017

Straight Talk Reimbursement Course
The Johnson Center
Howell, MI

December 6, 2017

Board of Directors
Chapter Office
Lansing, MI