My name is Jeffrey K. Maness and I am a person in long-term recovery. To me, that means that I have not used any form of mind or mood-altering drugs, including alcohol and prescription opioids since May 11, 2014, which makes my “clean date” May 12, 2014. That date means more to me than any day, including my biological birthday. It is my true birthday; a day of re-birth.
Written by: Sahar Morkos El Hayek, MD. Chief Resident, Washington University in Saint Louis
A.L., 28-year-old female, presented to the ED after an overdose on heroin. She received Naloxone and was discharged home, awake, alert, and oriented. A.L. was brought back to the ED two days later, again after a heroin overdose, but that time, it was already too late… A.L. was my first overdose patient when I was an intern.
Written by: Marlee Thomas OMS I, AT Still University- KCOM, MoCEP Student Advocacy Grant Recipient
As a first year medical student, attending the ACEP 2018 Leadership and Advocacy Conference was an insightful and inspiring experience. I applied for the Student Advocacy Grant aware the opportunity would integrate my enthusiasm for emergency medicine and political advocacy. Before this year, I had not been involved in advocating at a state or national level, though I had been interested for some time. MOCEP is a truly welcoming organization, and their guidance helped me navigate the intricacies of Capitol Hill. With their direction, I now feel better equipped to be a leader in medical school and beyond.
It is time again to bid farewell to graduating residents from across the state. These individuals have spent the last 3-4 years honing their craft and learning what it means to be an emergency physician. In the process they have cared for countless Missourians and improved the health of our state.
MOCEP would like to welcome the new interns to the emergency medicine programs in Missouri.
Harry J. Monroe, Jr.
Director, Chapter and State Relations, ACEP
Over the years, I have worked with many lobbyists preparing for upcoming meetings. In some of those instances, the lobbyist would be gathering information to represent us himself in meetings of stakeholders or legislators or staff. In other instances, the legislator was preparing the client to give testimony at a legislative hearing.
Eight hours of training on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is required to obtain a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)offers free waiver training for physicians to prescribe medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
Dear MOCEP members,
It is hard to believe, but this letter is the last I will be writing to you as president of the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians. The past two years have been quite eventful and passed by quickly. At the start of my term, I would never have anticipated the challenges we would face with unreasonable CME requirements, a push to legislate clinical practice, attacks on the value of emergency medicine, and attempts to drive patients away from the emergency department without regard for their well-being.
Written by Rebecca Hierholzer, MD, MBA, FACEP
While I was on staff at North Kansas City Hospital, two nurses Tammi and Cheri, had taken the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) training at another facility and wanted to start a program at North Kansas City Hospital. Upon speaking with the ED nursing director they were told they needed a physician to work with the program and were told to contact me. Once they explained what SANE was, I agreed to be the medical director. Cheri was the SANE educator for Missouri Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MoCASA) and I helped her in the training of additional nurses so that the program was fully staffed.
Matthew Gratton, MD, FACEP, was selected to receive the 2018 Missouri College of Emergency Physicians’ (MOCEP) Lifetime Achievement Award. He was nominated by Christine Sullivan, MD, FACEP, and Nicholas Smith, DO, both of University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. The award will be presented to Dr. Gratton at the MOCEP Annual General Membership Meeting on April 26, 2018, in Springfield, Mo. Continue Reading