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March 29, 2022

Scope of Practice Social Media Posts

The following are template social media posts for members to use on Facebook and Twitter. When appropriate, tag state lawmakers and make sure you follow @EmergencyDocs on Twitter and Facebook and share our posts about Scope of Practice. 

ACEP has launched a public campaign "Who Takes Care of You in an Emergency?" to raise awareness of the importance of physician-led care teams. View the campaign page and our educational videos here.

Focus area: Training and Education

  • Facebook: Compared to others in the #EmergencyDepartment, #EmergencyPhysicians have the most hands-on training with real patients and must clock at least 12,000 clinical hours — the equivalent of 500 consecutive days! Bill [placeholder: number] could cut off patients from this experienced oversight by allowing [placeholder: nurse practitioners OR physician assistants] to work independently. Learn more about what you can do: [link to more information]
  • Twitter: In the #EmergencyDepartment, #EmergencyPhysicians have the most training with real patients and must clock thousands of clinical hours. Bill [placeholder: number] could cut off patients from this experienced oversight by allowing [placeholder: NPs OR PAs] to work independently. Learn more: [link to more information]

Focus area: Consequences of Improper Training

  • Facebook: Hospitals in [placeholder: name nearby states] increasingly are having [placeholder: nurse practitioners or physician assistants] perform complex medical procedures. But when these non-physicians aren’t trained properly, patients face the consequences. To learn more about safeguarding patients’ access to #EmergencyPhysicians in [placeholder: name of state] and stopping [placeholder: name of legislation]: [link to more information]
  • Twitter: Hospitals in [placeholder: name nearby states, i.e., OH and MI] increasingly are having [placeholder: NPs or PAs] perform complex medical procedures. But when they're not trained properly, patients face the consequences. To help safeguard patients’ access to #EmergencyPhysicians in [placeholder: name of state] and stop [Placeholder: Bill number]: [link to more information]

Focus area: Opioid Overprescribing with Nurse Practitioners

  • Facebook: Legislation currently in the [placeholder: State House/Senate] seeks to give #EmergencyDepartment nurse practitioners autonomy in treating patients and remove #EmergencyPhysicians’ oversight. But too much independence has consequences: Nurse practitioners in states with independent prescribing were 20 times more likely to over-prescribe opioids. Learn more: [link to more information]
  • Twitter: [Placeholder: Bill number] would give #EmergencyDepartment NPs autonomy in treating patients and cut #EmergencyPhysicians’ oversight. But too much independence has consequences: NPs in states with independent prescribing were 20X more likely to over-prescribe opioids. Learn more: [link to more information]

Focus: Patient Trust in Emergency Physicians

  • Facebook: Nearly 80% of patients want an #EmergencyPhysician when it matters most. But legislation going through the [placeholder: State House/Senate] seeks to expand [placeholder: nurse practitioners’ OR physician assistants’] roles so that they can handle these medical emergencies independently. Learn more about how you can safeguard patients’ access to #EmergencyPhysicians: [link to more information]
  • Twitter: Nearly 80% of patients want an #EmergencyPhysician when it matters most. But [placeholder: Bill number] seeks to expand [placeholder: NPs or PAs] roles so that they can handle these medical emergencies independently. Learn more about safeguarding patients’ access to #EmergencyPhysicians: [link to more information]

Focus: Emergency Physicians Leading Care Teams

  • Facebook: For [placeholder: number] years, #EmergencyPhysicians have led #EmergencyDepartment care teams in [placeholder: name of state] to give patients the best critical care possible. With at times double the education and training of their peers, there is no substitute for a licensed, trained, and board-certified #EmergencyPhysician. That’s why we must stop [placeholder: name of legislation] in its tracks: [link to more information]
  • Twitter: For [placeholder: number] years, #EmergencyPhysicians have led #EmergencyDepartment care teams in [placeholder: name of state, i.e., PA] to give patients the best care possible. With at times 2X the training of their peers, there is no substitute for an #EmergencyPhysician. That’s why we must stop [placeholder: Bill number]: [link to more information]

Focus: Emergency Nurses

  • Facebook: Nurses practitioners are incredible, highly trained professionals with a vital role on any #EmergencyDepartment care team. But their level of training and education is nowhere close to the requirements that #EmergencyPhysicians must meet. That’s why it’s important to keep #EmergencyPhysicians’ oversight on the care team and stop [placeholder name of legislation]: [link to more information]
  • Twitter: Nurse practitioners are highly trained professionals with a vital role on any #EmergencyDepartment care team. But their training and education is nowhere close that of #EmergencyPhysicians. That’s why we must keep #EmergencyPhysicians’ oversight and stop [placeholder: Bill number]: [link to more information]

Focus: One in Three Americans Visit Emergency Department

  • Facebook: One in three Americans visit the #EmergencyDepartment each year. When it’s you or a loved one, don’t you deserve the most highly trained expert available? Legislation passing through the [placeholder: State House/Senate] could disrupt patients’ access to #EmergencyPhysicians and give non-physicians with less experience more autonomy in treating patients. Learn more: [link to more information]
  • Twitter: 1 in 3 Americans visit the #EmergencyDepartment each year. When it’s your turn, don’t you deserve the most highly trained expert? [Placeholder: Bill number] could disrupt patients’ access to #EmergencyPhysicians and give [placeholder: NPs or PAs] more autonomy in treating patients. Learn more: [link to more information]

Infographics to Help Make Your Case

We've created shareable graphics with data points about the importance of physician-led care for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. View the graphics below and download them here.

Most Trusted to Lead Care

Most Trusted - Facebook.png

Foundation of America's Safety Net

Safety Net - Facebook.png

The Best Training and Education

Best Training - Facebook.png

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