ACEP Online – A Valuable Resource!
The American College of Emergency Physicians’ web site. This web site offers innovative ways to communicate and share information with ACEP members and those interested in the activities of the College and the specialty. The site is very extensive and provides news, downloads, PDF viewable reports, a Member’s Only area, everything you would ever want to know about the structure and organization of ACEP, a bookstore, events/conferences calendar and links to other state chapters and international emergency medical organizations.
Federal and State Government
- Contact Your State Officials
- Contact Congress
- New Jersey State Legislature Home Page
Track the status of bills using their online search. Even if you don’t know the bill number, you can search by sponsor, committee, subject, etc. Bills can be viewed in PDF, Envoy and HTML formats. Site also includes the legislative calendar.
Related National Organizations
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. The ACOEP exists to support quality emergency medical care, promote interests of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, support development and implementation of Osteopathic emergency medical education, and advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine through a system of quality and cost effective health care in a distinct, unified profession.
National Emergency Medicine Association
The National Emergency Medicine Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1982, committed to trauma prevention and the delivery of quality emergency medical services at each stage of trauma with an emphasis on first response at the time of the emergency. NEMA produces the national radio show, The Heart of the Matter, as well books, tapes, videos and other materials on a broad range of health-related subjects.
- American Academy of Emergency Medicine
- American Board of Emergency Medicine
- Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
- Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association
New Jersey Medical Organizations
Medical Society of New Jersey
Check their website for the latest news in public affairs and government relations (updated the first week of every month). The site includes a variety of topics including membership, news, practice, legal and financial issues, insurance and classified ads online. Also, online information about their “New Jersey Medicine” magazine. Go to www.msnj.org for an update on the prompt payment legislation. The Governor conditionally vetoed the bill, but it is expected to become law soon. Check out the update on MSNJ’s web page for more information.
Med Mal Links
Professional liability crisis in New Jersey! Check out several organizations working hard on the issue and email your legislators today to educate and activate them. Concerned Citizens for Care, New Jersey a site devoted to the med mal crisis in New Jersey.
- New Jersey Citizens United for Healthcare Access
Another med mal site with info on a rally, etc.
- New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
Info for physicians on med mal carriers, etc.
Medical Journals and Miscellaneous Services
The First Annual Report on Hospital Performance by the Commissioner of the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services
View individual hospital profiles, compare the performance of various hospitals, or make comparisons by county and region. The on-line version also provides a technical explanation of the measures and methodology. To obtain a copy of the report, access the website or contact the Department’s Office of Health Care Quality Assessment, Division of Health Care Quality and Oversight, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services by mail at P.O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, by phone at (800) 418-1397, or by fax at (609) 530-7478.
A free educational website for emergency physicians.
- Emergency Medicine Magazine
Articles in Emergency Medicine deal with every acute problem encountered in emergency departments and primary care, including trauma, heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal dysfunction, dermatologic disorders, serious infections, and diseases of all kinds entering the acute stage. Its clear, how-to style guides the reader through diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of each disorder. Articles focus on practical information the physician can immediately incorporate into daily practice to heal a patient or save a life. Often, using a case study format, articles recreate the office visit, offering stepwise strategies for handling acute problems. Chronic disorders are also addressed, with emphasis on preventing the emergency.
- Annals of Emergency Medicine
Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians, accessible online to subscribers at the Elsevier Science website.
- Online CME
Looking for a new and easy way to earn CME? There are several interesting CME sites available on the web that offer low-cost or free CME activities. Pick your favorite search engine and look up “Medical CME.” You’ll most likely come up with a long list of sites to choose from, as online CME is becoming more and more common.
Following are several sites we found that looked interesting and easy to use:
Reprinted with permission from the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP)
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