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“ER of the Future” to be Showcased This Week at ACEP’s Annual Meeting

ER-ACEPSeattleFor the first time in its history, the American College of Emergency Physicians will feature a 9,000 square foot, interactive mock emergency department featuring the latest innovations in emergency care at its annual meeting  in Seattle.

InnovatED, an area where subject matter experts will discuss and debate ideas to improve patient care, will be open on the exhibit floor of the Washington State Convention Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 14 th, 15th and 16th, 2013.

“Emergency medicine’s history is one of innovation and improvisation,” said Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP, ACEP’s incoming president. “InnovatED will be a hands-on space for emergency physicians attending ACEP13 to gather and discuss innovations in emergency medical care.”

Thirty-seven companies are showcasing innovations in emergency ultrasound, emergency department information systems and communications, diagnostics, simulation, telemedicine, patient kiosks, scribe services, patient monitoring, emergency department robotics, pre-hospital services and airway management.  InnovatED will feature a patient treatment and trauma room, a pre-hospital treatment area, patient check-ins and waiting areas, staffing stations and a communication center.

InnovatED will also feature dynamic “ED Talks” on creative solutions to drive change in the emergency department. Clinicians and educators will give presentations every 10 minutes on these educational topics that feature the latest innovations in emergency medicine.

“The involvement and interaction of emergency physicians makes the InnovatED space unique and allows for a deeper dive than traditional trade show sales booths.” said Dr. Rosenau.  “InnovatED encourages participants to give their comments to industry leaders and fellow emergency physicians. This feedback will help shape the future of emergency care for the 130 million visits to the nation’s emergency departments every year.”

ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies. [24×7]