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Pain Management Part II; Alternatives to Opioids - EPIX CME

There are many alternative therapies to opioids for a wide variety of painful conditions we may see as emergency and urgent care providers. It’s important to recognize that we can achieve excellent pain relief for our patients while minimizing and often eliminating the use of opioids in their treatment. Let’s change our standard response to pain and balance the need to control pain with dangers of addiction and complications.


EPIX’s second course in the opioid CME series, Pain Management Part II; Alternatives to Opioids, covers the many other alternatives to opioids for pain and best alternatives for specific pain scenarios. Also available to all EPIX insured providers is Pain Management Part I, Opioids in the ED.


EPIX CME courses are offered at no charge to insured providers and for a fee to other providers. Click here to view a list of all EPIX CME (approved for ACEP Category I credit). Contact EPIXRiskServices@epixrrg.com for further information.

EPIX's Annual Meeting – Collaboration and Education

EPIX's Annual Meeting of subscribers in April brought together some of the best emergency medicine leaders from around the country. In addition to updates on company business, the meeting included eight educational presentations stimulating clinical, operational and collaborative discussions.


A total of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ were available for the following presentations:

  • Claims Trends in MPLI/EPIX by Dr. Ed Boudreau
  • Contract Management: A Cautionary Tale by Dr. Frank Orth
  • Chest Pain; High Sensitivity Troponins and More by Dr. Stephen Colucciello
  • Stronger Together: Opportunities for Collaboration within EPIX by Dr. Jay Mullen
  • What's new in Stroke by Dr. Stephen Colucciello
  • Stay Awhile: An ED Based Psychiatric CDU by Dr. Jay Mullen
  • What's new in Sepsis by Dr. Stephen Colucciello
  • Put on Your Own Mask First: Provider Burnout by Ms. Karen Massey/Dr. Bret Frey

The annual meeting is just one more example of the benefits of obtaining membership with EPIX. If you would like to learn how you can be a part of next year's annual meeting contact EPIX President and Chairman, Dr. Ed Boudreau at 614-805-9595 / EBoudreau@EPIXRRG.com

WorkforceMD Solves your Staffing Needs

WorkforceMD is a physician and midlevel provider recruitment firm which will provide staffing services to EPIX groups at a preferred rate. WorkforceMD is focused on locum tenens and permanent placement of hospital-based providers. Contact Richele Reiske at Richele@workforcemd.com or (800) 887-0557 to learn about the preferred rates available through your EPIX membership.

EPIX Extra – Save on Disability, Workers' Comp, Life, Etc.

EPIX Extra™ helps EPIX insured groups and members save on premiums for group and individual disability, workers' comp, life, health, and more. EPIX is partnered with The KeyArx Group, a firm specializing in cost-reduction strategies for business and medical professionals, to provide a reduction for EPIX insured groups and individual members of up to 20 to 30 percent on the cost of disability insurance. This joint venture takes advantage of the collective buying power of EPIX member groups.


To find out what EPIX Extra can do for your group call David Hambright at (888) 357-0177 for additional information.

EPIX Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Coming soon in 2017! Pain Management: Opioids in the ED Part 1 and 2.


EPIX CME courses are offered at no charge to insured providers and for a fee to other providers. Click here to view a list of all EPIX CME (approved for ACEP Category I credit). Contact EPIXRiskServices@epixrrg.com for further information.

EPIX RRG Earns a Financial Stability Rating® of A, Exceptional

May 10, 2016 - The Emergency Physicians Insurance Exchange RRG (EPIX) earned an A, Exceptional, rating from Demotech, Inc. Demotech describes insurance companies with an A rating as possessing "exceptional financial stability related to maintaining positive surplus as regards policyholders, liquidity of invested assets, an acceptable level of financial leverage, reasonable loss and loss adjustment expense reserves (L&LAE) and realistic pricing." A press release by Demotech can be read at Emergency Physicians Insurance Exchange Earns A Rating.

EPIX Exhibiting

EPIX is exhibiting around the country. Click here to see a list of the upcoming 2017 exhibit locations and booth #s. Stop by and see us.

EPIX EMAIL ALERT

"Can't Miss" Seizure Presentations, Part 2

 

By Dr. Stephen Colucciello

 

The Wild Man

 

A 40-year-old plaintiff’s attorney from the firm of Shady and Leach presents with a first time seizure.

 

Medics gave him several rounds of midazolam for agitation during transport and the patient arrives with the following vital signs: BP 185/110, P 135, T 101, R 25, PO 98% and blood glucose 145.

 

The patient is tremulous and will not follow commands. He is drenched in sweat, intermittently retches and scratches frantically.

 

Although there are no focal neuro deficits, the patient is hyper-reflexic and looks wildly around the room during the exam. During the physical, he tries to eat your reflex hammer.

 

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THE EPIX DIFFERENCE

Patrick Kelly"Since becoming insured with EPIX in 2008 our group has benefited from a partnership that provides us with much more than malpractice insurance. As emergency physicians with a primary focus on patient safety our group appreciates the value of EPIX's risk management program on a daily basis." Read More

Patrick Kelly, MD, FACEP
Roper Emergency Physicians
Charleston, SC
FSR for EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS INSURANCE EXCHANGE RRG (EPIX)