The purpose of the section is to promote event medicine as a subspecialty of emergency medicine, while serving as a resource to emergency physicians in the areas of education, research, the practice of event medicine care, networking, and collaboration.
In addition to the general objectives of the College as set forth in the Bylaws, the objectives of this section shall be:
Find Out How You Can "Stop the Bleed"
The campaign aims to provide civilians with the knowledge and tools to help control severe bleeding.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is proud to partner with the White House National Security Council and the U.S. Department of Defense in an initiative to expand the role of bystanders as immediate responders in stopping life-threatening bleeding.
The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to help save lives through basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies or disaster events. Severe hemorrhage control kits should be readily available to the public in easy accessible locations such as near or part of public access automatic external defibrillator (AED) locations in business, schools, airports, and other public buildings.
The objectives of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign are:
The “Stop the Bleed” campaign is a local initiative to provide lifesaving bleeding control kits for easy public assess and to provide training both before the need and in a “just in time” format. What you can do locally to organize a “Stop the Bleed” campaign:
To train current and future Emergency Medicine physicians who will act as medical directors and practicing physicians during mass gathering events in which medical care is anticipated for spectators and/or participants.
The ACEP Event Medicine Section will further the College’s ability to meet its objectives
Emergency physicians are far and away the medical specialty that provides physician coverage for mass gathering events. Additionally, the general public expects medical providers at large events for example, at the Chicago Marathon (heat deaths) and the Boston Marathon (bombing). As such, we want Emergency Physicians to be equipped with the knowledge to appropriately care for spectators and participants within the resources available. High quality medical care is dependent on many variables which include both personnel and equipment. The venue, event staffing, and equipment needed (helicopter, ambulance crew, x-rays, code drugs, etc.) directly impacts the quality of emergency care that is provided to the public. In addition, variety of practice has been shown to extend physician longevity in the practice of Emergency Medicine and helps to prevent burnout.
JOIN THE NEW ACEP EVENT MEDICINE SECTION
Event Medicine Section members may send an email to all members of this section via the section e-list at acep_eventmedicinesection@ConnectedCommunity.org.
You can also access the engagED Event Medicine Section Community by clicking here.