Advancing Emergency Care



FluThere is significant outbreak of the flu in most states across the country.  Face the flu with these tips from emergency doctors.  And remember - hand washing is the number one way to help prevent contracting it in the first place!


Ebola

Emergency departments are the nation’s front line for all medical emergencies, including the current Ebola situation in the United States. Emergency physicians are well trained to identify and manage infectious disease, and have practiced standard protocols to protect against blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV, for at least 30 years. For the latest information on Ebola from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please go to http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ ACEP also offers Healthcare Resources for Suspected Ebola Cases at http://www.acep.org/ebola/.  

 




Saving Millions

Emergency departments are the hub for medical issues that come up suddenly and urgently, whether it’s the aftermath of a mass casualty event like the bombings in Boston, or a growing number of patients being referred by primary care doctors.
 
In an effort to help the public and lawmakers understand the unique role of the emergency department team and to bolster support to overcome the many challenges we face, ACEP launched a campaign in May 2013 called “Saving Millions” with a series of print ads, radio messages and a coordinated editorials in influential communications nationwide.