Time to vote! OCEP Board of Directors ballot is now live

Ballot opens today (Weds, Sept 9th 2020) and closes in 14 days (Weds, Sept 23rd 2020). You must be a current chapter member in order to vote, and you must select a roster of 10 directors for 10 open director spots.  Election results will be posted by September 25th, 2020 and term of directors is … Continue reading Time to vote! OCEP Board of Directors ballot is now live

Published PPE data is now available by facility online

In a win for OR-ACEP, PPE inventory data will now be publicly available. Check to see where your hospital stands now. The Oregon Health Authority has now published PPE data by hospital facility as recommended by the Workgroup on PPE Guidance for Non-Emergency and Elective Procedures. This data can be found on the fourth tab of … Continue reading Published PPE data is now available by facility online

Oregon Law SB 1606- POLST in regards to persons with significant disabilities

You may have heard of the recently passed (July 7th 2020) Oregon law 1606 which "Prohibits hospital from conditioning admission or treatment, or suggesting that treatment is conditioned, on patient having POLST or executing advance directive or other instruction regarding administration, withholding or withdrawing of life-sustaining procedures or artificially administered nutrition and hydration." In order … Continue reading Oregon Law SB 1606- POLST in regards to persons with significant disabilities

COVID 19 Resources

COVID 19 in Oregon OR ACEP statements & guidelines NEW: Published PPE data is now available by facility online. Check to see where your hospital stands nowOR ACEP on PPE & Whistleblowers: https://oregonacep.org/increasing-acess-to-personal-protective-equipment-ppe-for-frontline-health-care-workers/OHA updates: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19ACEP updates: https://www.acep.org/corona/COVID-19/OMA updates: https://www.theoma.org/oma/COVID-19/OMA/Learn-content/Public-Health-Library/COVID-19-Coronavirus.aspx?hkey=990ff86c-fcb2-4f34-bdc2-b0ed7820220aSERV-OR (Emergency Response registry for Oregon providers): https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/Preparedness/SERV-OR/Pages/index.aspxOHA guidelines for Telehealth: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/Tools/Telehealth%20coverage%20for%20the%20Oregon%20Health%20Plan.pdf COVID 19 Resources For Parents & Caregivers … Continue reading COVID 19 Resources

INCREASING ACESS TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) FOR FRONTLINE HEALTH CARE WORKERS

OR-ACEP-Statement-on-PPE-3.30.20Download Emergency physicians are on the front lines of caring for people affected with COVID-19, often at great risk to themselves and their families. As the state medical society representing emergency medicine, OR-ACEP strongly advocates for measures to keep patients and health care workers safe, especially as community transmission spreads. Emergency physicians and health systems … Continue reading INCREASING ACESS TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) FOR FRONTLINE HEALTH CARE WORKERS

A letter to OR-ACEP members from Chapter President Mike McCaskill

OR- ACEP Members: All of you are heroes.  You are the front lines in this war on Coronavirus.  OR-ACEP wants to support you in any way we can.  At the state level we have OR-ACEP board members on the Governor’s Pandemic Taskforce working, among other efforts, to craft a plan to address healthcare surge capacity.  … Continue reading A letter to OR-ACEP members from Chapter President Mike McCaskill