Two New Sections Join ACEP
The ACEP Board of Directors approved two new sections at the January meeting: Pain Management and Event Medicine.
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The sections each drew the necessary 100 signatures and were quickly approved by the Board.
The Pain Management Section is designed to promote the subspecialty of pain management; evaluate and develop strategies to better manage acute and chronic pain in the emergency department, including finding ways to treat without opiates; provide discussion of novel protocols and current evidence regarding pain management in ED; and investigate whether to develop an ED-based pain management program.
The section also will advise ACEP on pain management issues, according to the prospective section goals outlined in the new section petition.
The Event Medicine Section aims to train current and future emergency physicians who will act as medical directors and practicing physicians during mass gathering events, according to the section’s petition.
The section plans to develop standard operating procedures for event medicine; study the science behind limited-resource medicine, such as evaluating heat index complications, the type of event, and ratio of physicians and health care providers to spectators or participants; and legal implications for health practitioners.