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Know When to Go to the Emergency Department for COVID Concerns

Emergency Physicians Clarify Whether to Manage COVID at Home or Seek Emergency Care

  • 11 January 2022
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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Know When to Go to the Emergency Department for COVID Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Many emergency departments are at capacity due to high COVID case counts, staffing challenges and increasing demand for testing. The Omicron variant is extremely contagious and that makes it important for everyone to get vaccinated and know when to go to the emergency department for COVID concerns, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

“Emergency departments in many communities are stretching to their limits,” said Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP. “You can be sure that an emergency physician is ready to care for anyone who needs immediate medical attention. Whether it’s COVID-related or not, do not ignore the signs of an emergency. But, for those seeking routine COVID tests, it may be more efficient to visit a testing site or take a test at home.”

Emergency physicians continue to voice concerns about capacity issues and resource constraints. One way to ease the strain on health systems is to recognize when to treat a potential case of COVID-19 at home, and when to seek emergency care. “Fortunately for those who are vaccinated, many of the symptoms that distinguish the Omicron variant appear to be mild and can be monitored and managed at home,” said Dr. Schmitz.

NJ-ACEP Selects 3rd Annual Residents Competition Winner

  • 30 September 2021
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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NJ-ACEP Selects 3rd Annual Residents Competition Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Dupree of Community Medical Center for winning the 3rd Annual Residents Competition for her talk, Lightning Strike Management!  The competition was held in conjunction with the NJ-ACEP 2021 Scientific Assembly held on September 29, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center.

NJ-ACEP Welcomes New Leadership

  • 1 July 2021
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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NJ-ACEP welcomes new leadership which includes the following:

President: Jenice Baker, MD, FACEP

President-Elect: Patrick Hinfey, MD, FACEP

Secretary: Michael Ruzek, DO, FACEP

Treasurer: Jessica Maye, DO, FACEP

Immediate Past President: Steven Hochman, MD, FACEP

    click READ MORE for a full list of the Board of Directors

NJ-ACEP 2021 Award Recipients

  • 28 June 2021
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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NJ-ACEP 2021 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients!  All were recognized at the 2021 Membership Dinner held on May 19, 2021 at The Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

Medical Student of the Year

Anushka Sindkar - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Resident of the Year

Shivani Adhyaru, MD - Morristown Medical Center

Beverly J. Lynch Distinguished Service Award

Marjory Langer, MD, FACEP - St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Wayne

Employment Contract Tips

  • 1 June 2021
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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Employment Contract Tips

Employment contracts are complex and often difficult to navigate. This checklist is designed to help you consider all the right questions when reviewing any employment contract you receive. Review all the resources to make the best decision for your career and feel confident you're protected before you sign on the dotted line. 

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