ACEP News, June 2009

June 2009 ACEP News in full digital format
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Epistaxis is one of the most common ear, nose, and throat emergencies, with an estimated 60% lifetime incidence rate for an individual person.

For the last 5 years, ACEP has been watching and warning about potential regulations on emergency ultrasound and imaging because of the explosive growth of Medicare billing for advanced imaging technology.

 A record number of almost 500 attendees, including more than 100 emergency medicine residents, participated in this year's ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Earlier this year, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) rescinded its 6-year-old clinical policy statement about the use of thrombolytics in acute ischemic stroke, citing new evidence.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a new E-Prescribing Incentive Program section page, which gives information about the program.

A new report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health report analyzes where people aged 12-20 years consume alcohol.

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