Resources & Press Releases

VEP Healthcare and Madera Community Hospital Launch Partnership for High-Quality, Compassionate Care in the Emergency Department

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Bronchiolitis Update in 3 Minutes

From Dr. Rob Wyman

Some providers may not be aware of the more recent evidence-based guidelines for bronchiolitis…

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Fluoroquinolone Warning from FDA (Levaquin, Cipro, others)

From Dr. Rob Wyman

This is a reminder and an update regarding the FDA position on the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics…

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Quick Update on Zika

From Dr. Rob Wyman

Below are the key facts about Zika from the CDC.  As of today, over 1000 travel-associated cases have been reported…

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Interesting patient seen in a VEP ED: Young adult with blurred vision and weakness

A 21-year-old college student with no past medical history came to the ED recently…

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CDC Influenza Alert

From Dr. Rob Wyman

The flu has arrived. The CDC reports an increasing incidence of severe influenza across the country…

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Long bone Fracture Pain Meds

From Dr. Rob Wyman

Below is a link to a one-page handout on OP-21, the national core measure for…

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Clinical Decision Rules and Smartphone Medical Apps

From Dr. Rob Wyman

This video is about Clinical Decision Rules (CDRs) and the best smartphone medical apps…

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More on Severe Sepsis and Shock

From Dr. Rob Wyman

Reiterating the email I sent to you last week, when you admit a patient with SEVERE SEPSIS or SEPTIC SHOCK…

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Correct admitting diagnosis for severe sepsis and septic shock

From Dr. Rob Wyman

When you admit a patient with SEVERE SEPSIS or SEPTIC SHOCK…

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VEP Healthcare Announces New Chief Operating Officer

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Measles Alert

From Dr. Rob Wyman

OVER 100 CASES OF MEASLES have been reported in 2015 so far…

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VEP: Pulmonary Embolism Risk Stratification and Thrombolysis

From Dr. Mark Futernick

When it comes to pulmonary embolism (PE), making the diagnosis is often the most difficult part…

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VEPeds White paper

VEP is proud to announce publication of a new white paper detailing best practices for pediatric emergency care and an exclusive hospital certification.Download Whitepaper

Enterovirus D68 Causing Severe Respiratory Symptoms in Children

From Dr. Rob Wyman

As you probably know from national and local media, Enterovirus D68.…

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Excellent Mnemonic for Treating Critically Ill Patients in the ED

From Dr. Rob Wyman

The following link takes you to an excellent 10 minute video that expands on the routine ABCs…

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Influenza Guidelines

From Dr. Rob Wyman

Influenza is in the news again. As far as VEP sites are concerned…

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VEP 3 Minutes: Intubation Tips - Part 1 of 2

From Dr. Marc Futernick

NO DESAT is an acronym created by Dr. Richard Levitan, a nationally recognized authority on airway management…

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VEP 3 Minutes: Intubation Tips - Part 2 of 2

From Dr. Marc Futernick

Hopefully, you have already read about NO DESAT and the importance of pre-oxygenation before intubation in the previous VEP 3 minutes on intubation…

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Important Ebola Information

From Dr. Rob Wyman

Please read the short ACEP communication about Ebola below.…

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Ebola Scare in a VEP ED

From Dr. Rob Wyman

Fortunately, despite all of the Ebola preparations at VEP emergency departments…

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Ebola Facts in One Minute

From Dr. Rob Wyman

Below is an excellent Medscape summary about the Ebola virus outbreak in Africa…

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VEP: 2 minutes on Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure in the ED

From Dr. Mark Futernick

As emergency department providers, we see elevated blood pressure on a daily basis…

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VEP Health Advisory: 14 Measles Cases in California

From Dr. Rob Wyman

The California Department of Public Health has sent out an alert about 14 known measles cases…

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VEP: 3 Minutes on Seizures - Part 1 of 2

From Dr. Mark Futernick

If your emergency practice is similar to mine, it seems we care for adult patients with seizures…

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VEP: 3 Minutes on Seizures - Part 2 of 2

From Dr. Mark Futernick

A few weeks ago I wrote to you about the workup, treatment, and disposition of ED patients with unprovoked seizures…

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How To Improve Hospital Emergency Department Communications

From Matt McKinley,
VP of Business Development

Published in InformationWeek Healthcare: For better patient outcomes, start by improving communications among staff members, departments, and patients…

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ACEP Choosing Wisely Recommendations

From Dr. Rob Wyman

Below is a link to the updated ACEP “Choosing Wisely” list of 10 recommendations…

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The Case for Advanced Practice Provider Ownership in Democratic Groups

From Phil DaVisio, PA-C

Congratulations and thank you to VEP’s Phil DaVisio, PA-C, for his recent article published in the…

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