The American College of Emergency Physician
(ACEP) has published a textbook summarising the scientific background for observation services,21 reports on managing observation units22 and chest pain units in EDs23 as well as a textbook on implementing and managing observation units.24
La American College of Emergency Physicians
establece la necesidad de disponibilidad de ultrasonografia en los servicios de urgencias siete dias a la semana, veinticuatro horas al dia, y considera que la ecografia de emergencia debe ser realizada por medicos apropiadamente entrenados, incluidos medicos de emergencia.
David Seaberg, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians
of Irving, Texas.
In an article by the American College of Emergency Physicians
, "Efforts to cajole healthcare personnel to clean their hands frequently have just about topped out." The article cited a recent study by Dr.
"Patients should never be in the position of having to self-diagnose their own medical conditions out of fear their health plans won't pay," said David Seaberg, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians
. "Even a skilled physician does not know your diagnosis when you walk in the door."
Weaver is active in the American College of Emergency Physicians
both nationally and at the state chapter level, receiving the coveted Horizon Award in 2011, as well as the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
The American College of Emergency Physicians
, however, discounts the theory that patients with nonurgent problems cause overcrowding, noting on their website that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified only 12.5 percent of ED visits as nonurgent in 2006.--HAYDN BUSH
It is being endorsed by the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM), the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM), the American College of Emergency Physicians
, the Society of Emergency Medicine (SAEM) alongside other international and regional societies.
Annals of Emergency Medicine is the peer-reviewed scientific journal for the American College of Emergency Physicians
, a national medical society.
The initial signers included the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American College of Emergency Physicians
(ACEP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), American College of Radiology (ACR), American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and ASCO.
The Stroke Collaborative, a joint campaign of the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Emergency Physicians
, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, says that the symptoms of TIA and stroke can be remembered with
The research was presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians
last October in Chicago.