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Event recap: Next steps for integrated emergency medicine
Brookings Institution (blog)
Recently, the Richard Merkin Initiative on Payment Reform and Clinical Leadership hosted, “MEDTalk – Reimagining emergency medicine: How to integrate care for the acutely ill and injured.” Emergency medicine includes a range of care, from a child ...

Take time to thank emergency medicine personnel
Herald & Review (blog)
In our busy lives, we try to take time to recognize those who play important and often unrecognized roles. Last week was National EMS Week and we in the world of emergency medicine want to take a moment to publicly thank all those who play such an ...

EB Medicine Expands Partnership With AgileMD To Launch Hospital Medicine ...
June 1, 2015 – Atlanta, GA – EB Medicine, leading publisher of clinical journals in the areas of hospital medicine, emergency medicine, and pediatric emergency medicine, is pleased to announce that it has expanded upon its partnership with AgileMD to ...

Addressing Emergency Department Flow, Inside and Out
HealthLeaders Media
Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP, CPE, is senior vice chair of the department of emergency medicine for the Lehigh Valley Health Network of Allentown, Pennsylvania, which includes five hospitals, five emergency rooms, 17 community clinics, 12 health centers, ...

Noteworthy Emergency Medicine Advancements: A 20-Year Review
Of all the improvements in the practice of emergency medicine (EM) during the past two decades, the advent of ultrasound has probably had the greatest impact on our ability to more rapidly and accurately triage patients presenting to the emergency ...

Dubai Health Authority organises symposium on emergency medicine and ...
Zawya (registration)
Dubai Health Authority organises symposium on emergency medicine and surgery. The symposium known as Emergency Surgery and Trauma Symposium (REST) was attended by 200 medical residents from the UAE and GCC region. Dubai - The Medical ...

Vast trove of Medicare data details spending on care provided by hospitals and ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
WASHINGTON — Joint replacement was the most common hospital procedure that Medicare paid for in 2013, accounting for nearly 450,000 inpatient admissions and $6.6 billion in payments. Among physicians, cancer specialists received the largest ...

Veterinarian Brieana Tunison Joins Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas, May 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin announced that veterinarian Dr. Brieana Tunison has joined the veterinary hospital. Dr. Tunison graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M Veterinary ...

Schools require emergency allergy medicine, but doctors balk
When a Murietta Valley Unified School District elementary student bit into a cupcake made with peanut butter in April, she quickly struggled to breathe. A school health aide grabbed a pre-loaded syringe of adrenaline from the supply cabinet, injected ...

Construction begins on new UCHealth ER
The Coloradoan
The new UCHealth ER in Fort Collins will be staffed by nurses and advanced care practitioners with specialized emergency medicine training; pharmacists; imaging experts; laboratory scientists; and board-certified ER doctors from Emergency Physicians of ...

Refresher course in emergency medicine
Yahoo! Maktoob News
The Medical Education Department of the Dubai Health Authority recently organised a symposium on emergency medicine and surgery to update medical residents with the latest in the field. The aim of the programme was to provide residents with an ...

To Be Sued Less, Doctors Should Consider Talking to Patients More
New York Times
A short while ago, the Annals of Emergency Medicine published a study that examined patient-physician communication in the emergency room on the management of acute coronary syndrome, which is chest pain caused by decreased blood flow to the heart ...

Why Shape Matters: The Rise Of 3D Printing In Pharma
I also serve as an adviser to Medscape Emergency Medicine, an educational portal for physicians, and an affiliate of WebMD. My other time is spent with my private house call practice called DR 911, providing medical care to both travelers and residents ...

Doctors despair over 'degraded medicine'
Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)
One study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine found that emergency-room doctors spend 43 percent of their time entering electronic records information, 28 percent with patients. Another study found that family-practice physicians spend on ...

Local ER medical research may lack patient OK
The Courier-Journal
Dr. Clifton Callaway, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, which is leading the study, said it would be a lot easier if researchers didn't have to get by on shoestring notification budgets. A January study in the Journal ...

Medicaid patients need support to use primary care rather than emergency rooms
Medical Xpress
... one place is likely more cost effective than going to a [primary care provider] clinic and having gone elsewhere to get further testing," writes Roberta Capp, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the CU School of Medicine in the journal ...
How to get Medicaid patients to use primary care rather than emergency roomsScience Codex

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Ann Emerg Med
Point-of-care ultrasonography by pediatric emergency physicians. (Apr 2015)
The Safety and Effectiveness of Droperidol for Sedation of Acute Behavioral Disturbance in the Emergency Department. (Apr 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Emergency department performance measures updates: proceedings of the 2014 emergency department benchmarking alliance consensus summit. (May 2015)
Association Between Male Sex and Increased Mortality After Falls. (May 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Assessment and treatment of the trauma patient in shock. (Nov 2014)
Pressors and inotropes. (Nov 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Comparison of clinical characteristics of drowning patients between those who commit intentionally and accidentally. (Apr 2015)
The ımpact of goal-directed transvaginal ultrasonography on clinical decision-making for emergency physicians. (Apr 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Extraocular cranial nerve palsies in children. (May 2015)
Acute Gastric Volvulus in a 16-Year-Old Male Adolescent: A Case Report. (May 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Bradykinin-mediated angioedema: factors associated with admission to an intensive care unit, a multicenter study. (Feb 2015)
Management of body stuffers presenting to the emergency department. (May 2015)
Abdominal aortic thrombosis in association with an attempted Heimlich maneuver. (Mar 1983)
Prevention of excess mortality in refugee and displaced populations in developing countries. (Jun 1990)
N Engl J Med
A comparison of surfactant as immediate prophylaxis and as rescue therapy in newborns of less than 30 weeks' gestation. (Mar 1991)
Randomised controlled trial of general practitioner versus usual medical care in an urban accident and emergency department: process, outcome, and comparative cost. (May 1996)
Barking mad? another lunatic hypothesis bites the dust. (Dec 2000)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Identification of factors integral to designing community-based CPR interventions for high-risk neighborhood residents. (Apr-Jun 2015)
Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER): A Descriptive Study. (Feb 2015)
Air Med J
Paramedic specialization: a strategy for better out-of-hospital care. (Nov-Dec 2014)
The lethargic diabetic: cerebral edema in pediatric patients in diabetic ketoacidosis. (Mar-Apr 2015)
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Evaluation Of A Chemical Warfare Victim
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Lung-Damaging Agents, Chlorine
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Lung-damaging Agents, Phosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Toxic Smokes: Nox, Hc, Rp, Fs, Fm, Sgf2, Teflon
Nerve Agents, G-series: Tabun, Sarin, Soman
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Personal Protective Equipment
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Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
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Several years ago, President Bush was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Imagine that he presented to an emergency department with an acute episode of atrial fibrillation, and was treated with verapamil. What is the likelihood that he would convert to sinus rhythm shortly after this drug?
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