OTTAWA, June 12, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) has released a statement in responseto the CPSO's policy on Expectations Physicians not Certified in Emergency Medicine Intending to Include Emergency Medicine as a Part of their Rural Practice Changing Scope of Practice Process.
The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
"We understand and support the College's effort to establish competency-based standards for physicians practicing emergency medicine in rural settings. The complexity of emergency medicine has increased exponentially over the years, and patients have a right to expect high-quality care in any emergency department. However, CAEP does not believe that the College's policy is achievable over a short time frame and could worsen access to care in rural areas. To realistically achieve competency-based standards, there is a critical need for more residency training positions in Emergency Medicine and increased exposure to emergency medicine in family medicine training programs. Lastly, mentorship does not come without costs, and the CPSO must ensure that reasonable resources are available to support this initiative." states Dr. Alecs Chochinov, CAEP President.
Full CAEP statement:
The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians' (CAEP) response to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) policy on EXPECTATIONS OF PHYSICIANS NOT CERTIFIED IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE INTENDING TO INCLUDE EMERGENCY MEDICINE AS PART OF THEIR RURAL PRACTICE CHANGING SCOPE OF PRACTICE PROCESS
Celebrating 40 years as the national voice of emergency medicine, the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) advocates on behalf of emergency physicians and their patients, provides continuing medical education, supports research and strengthens the emergency medicine community. In cooperation with other medical specialties and committees, CAEP also plays a vital role in the development of national standards and clinical guidelines.
CAEP keeps Canadian emergency physicians informed of developments in the clinical practice of emergency medicine and addresses political and societal changes that affect the delivery of emergency health care to Canadians. Visit our website at caep.ca.
CPSO Policy - http://www.cpso.on.ca/CPSO/media/documents/Policies/Policy-Items/Expectations-Physicians-Emerg-Med-Rural-Practice.pdf
Collaborative Working Group Report on the Future of Emergency Medicine in Canada - https://caep.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cwg0001_cwg-em_report_-_executive_summary_-_english_-_singles_-_web1.pdf
CAEP Emergency Medicine Definitions: https://caep.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/revised_position_statement_on_emergency_medicine_definitions_10-may-2016.pdf
SOURCE Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
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