APP Ownership In Democratic Groups

VEP Physicians’ Phil DaVisio, PA-C, Published in ACEP Newsletter! Congratulations and thank you to VEP Physicians’ Phil DaVisio, PA-C, for his recent article published in the June 2014 ACEP Democratic Group Practice Section Newsletter! Phil wrote about...

Bronchiolitis Update In 3 Minutes

Dear VEP Providers, Some providers may not be aware of the more recent evidence-based guidelines for bronchiolitis showing that most patients do not require blood tests, chest x-rays, or ED medications.  These and other key facts are in a PDF “slideshow” (see link...

Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure In ED

ASYMPTOMATIC ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE IN THE ED As emergency department providers, we see elevated blood pressures on a daily basis. In some cases, this is reflective of an emergency medical condition which must be identified and stabilized.  But what if the patient...

ACEP Choosing Wisely Recommendations

Dear VEP Providers, Below is a link to the updated ACEP “Choosing Wisely” list of 10 recommendations.  The recommendations are based on input from an expert panel of emergency physicians and the ACEP Board of Directors.  The goal is to present evidence-based...

Ebola Scare In A VEP ED

Dear Providers, Fortunately, despite all of the Ebola preparations at VEP emergency departments over the past few months, only a couple of patients have had histories and symptoms suspicious for Ebola (so far).  Below is the experience of Justin Chatten-Brown, MD, our...

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