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Emergency Medicine Workforce

ACEP EM Workforce Section 2013 Annual Meeting Program

"Physicians, Nurses, and Physician Assistants: Present and Future Roles in a Changing Emergency Medicine Workforce"
This program was recorded live in Seattle, Washington during the annual ACEP Emergency Medicine Workforce Section meeting at ACEP 13 on October 15, 2013. The entire program can be seen in these five, 10-minute video segments:"Physicians, Nurses, and Physician Assistants: Present and Future Roles in a Changing Emergency Medicine Workforce"


The purpose of this 45-minute program is to understand how the future roles of emergency physicians, advanced practice providers –namely, physician assistants and nurse
 practitioners –and emergency nurses may be influenced by the evolving role of the
 ED detailed in the recent 2013 Rand Report and the environment in which they work in the
 United States notably the Affordable Care Act and its accompanying regulatory and reimbursement developments.

Program Panelists
David Seaberg, MD, Immediate Past President, (ACEP) American College of Emergency Physicians
Deena Beecher, RN, 2014 President, (ENA) Emergency Nurses Association
Cary Stratford PA-C, Treasurer-Secretary, (SEMPA) Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants
Moderator: Donald Lum, MD

Part One: Panelist Perspectives
Each panelist will give a brief presentation on present and future roles in a changing emergency medicine workforce from their own professional and organizational perspective. In Parts Two to Five the panel will then respond to a series of prepared focused questions from the moderator Donald Lum MD, Chair, ACEP Emergency Medicine Workforce Section.

Part Two: Affordable Care Act
Panelists grapple with the initial tough question “How do you anticipate the Accountable Care Act will impact your role/practice of emergency care?”

Part Three: Emergency Care: Next Ten Years?
Panelists forecast the dramatic changes in provider and team roles and practice in emergency care within the next decade.

Part Four: Student Loan Debt
The panelists tackle the issue of the impact of student loan debt on the choice of career of EM residency trained physicians and other providers- in particular, rural emergency medicine positions.

Part Five: Emergency Medicine Workforce Section Value and Relevance
The panel will also address how the Emergency Medicine workforce section may enhance its value and relevance for its section membership and ACEP. Ideas include a state-by-state national ED workforce composition survey, the use of work force data to improve emergency care and a multi-discipline approach to both future emergency care workforce and emergency care team models.

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