Membership in the Louisiana Chapter of ACEP provides you with an exceptional opportunity to network with colleagues at local meetings, events and educational sessions. In addition, members and visitors to our website have access to the Louisiana staff and partners, as well as the national headquarters staff in Dallas, Texas. The experienced staff is available to assist you and answer questions on areas ranging from academic affairs to reimbursement issues.

Membership also gives you access to information developed by 30 ACEP committees and 30 sections of membership, which provides additional networking and communication in specific areas of interest to emergency medicine.


DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE ACTIVITIES — ARE WE READY?

The LaACEP chapter has a unique relationship with the health care community of Louisiana.  The chapter meets regularly with Department of Health and Hospitals state leaders to discuss items of mutual interest, including disaster response and medical volunteer recruitment and training.

The State Health Officer is actively involved with LaACEP in the planning and implementation of key projects, such as the development of Crisis Standards of Care. Many of our chapter leaders have direct experience with disaster response and training at the state and federal levels. As a result of our network, there are many opportunities for up-to-date training in the American Medical Association, Advanced Disaster life Support (ADLS) and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) courses available through our office.

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Save the Date!! ACEP’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference is scheduled for May 18-21, 2014 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Click here for more information.

PRE-HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE PROVIDERS UPDATE

Our chapter is represented on the Louisiana State Medical Society’s EMS Committee and we’re working with the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) and the Bureau of EMS to develop a set of standard guidelines for pre-hospital emergency care.

We have an excellent relationship with our state Ambulance Alliance, and we’re exploring the possibility of co-sponsoring emergency medicine coding and billing workshops and sponsoring a course for EMS medical directors. We plan to use these courses as recruitment tools while also strengthening our state network of emergency care providers. The medical directors of each of the more than 70 licensed ambulance providers are invited to attend our annual LaACEP meeting and ACEP leader visits. One of our members serves on the board of directors of the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) and our executive director is a former National Registry of EMTs board member and retired state director of the Bureau of EMS.