News

Welcome to the Minnesota ACEP News section of our website. Here you will find a link to our latest chapter newsletter, as well as links to previous newsletters that you might find helpful and informative. You may also find news that is relevant to our chapter and/or the practice of emergency medicine in general.

MNACEP Issues Opioid Prescription Position Statement

MNACEP has issued an opioid prescription position statement. The guidelines provide a general approach in the prescribing of opiates and controlled substances but are not intended to take the place of clinical judgment. Click here to view the statement.

ER Docs: MDH Report Promotes Inaccurate Views About Emergency Patients

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and Minnesota ACEP today jointly took issue with a new report being promoted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) about “potentially preventable” health care events, including emergency care, saying it could put patients at risk. Click here to view the article.

Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation

The Minnesota Chapter recently completed the Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation grant that was awarded by National ACEP. Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation is a widespread, rampant activity that occurs in all areas of the country. There are many groups that are trying to call attention and awareness to this issue and they have addressed it through early education in the school system, prevention and intervention by way of social services, and cessation and prosecution by law enforcement and the judicial system. Currently the nation’s Emergency Departments and emergency care providers have not been part of this process and have received little, if any, education about this problem.

Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation