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Time in the bank: A Stanford plan to save doctors from burnout
Washington Post
All of it is courtesy of the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine. As was Gilbert's freshly cleaned condo, the gift cards he'd given his assistant to thank her for her work, and the life coach he's worked with to find better balance in his life ...

HIE Critical to Emergency Medicine, But Info Lacking in ERs
Health Data Management
Care standards and protocols to support data exchange in emergency department electronic health records need to be developed, including workflow optimizations and pushing of important information to the clinician through “flags” in the EHR. Those are ...
ED Physician Work Group Outlines Recommendations for National HIEiHealthBeat

Special Report: Can We Reduce ED Visits? Should We?
LWW Journals
You come home from a hard day at work and reach down to feed your cat. Pain suddenly shoots through your lower back, and though it doesn't radiate to your leg, it hurts. A lot. Where would you go for treatment?

Franklin: Emergency medicine, for the pre-Yelp generation
Boston Herald
Yelp, the company that publishes crowd-sourced reviews on everything from restaurants to car mechanics, has added emergency room waiting times to its review pages. Upon reading that, my mind drifted back to one night more than 35 years ago when I ...

Epidemiologist Tomas Nuño, PhD, Joins UA Department of Emergency Medicine
Inside Tucson Business
Tomas Nuño, PhD, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine as research assistant professor. With expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics, Nuño's work will focus on providing research support for department faculty ...

Health System Seeks Aid for Emergency Medicine Strategy
Hospitals & Health Networks
Centura Health is teaming up with a freestanding ED developer from Texas, looking to speed up the rollout of such facilities. As hospital leaders continue to respond to evolving community needs, many are realizing that they can't go it alone ...

Quick Consult: Symptoms: Poor Feeding, Weakness, Constipation
LWW Journals
Dr. Quinlan is a third-year emergency medicine resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. Dr. Smalley is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and emergency ultrasound there. Follow her on Twitter @SmallsUSDenver.

DocAPProvED: Devices Worth a 'Look'
LWW Journals
Dr. Mohseni is an emergency physician in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and the chief innovation officer of Emergency Medicine Associates. He is the editor of his own blog, Follow him @amohseni, and read his past ...

The Speed of Sound: Ultrasound Complications in Placing Central Lines
LWW Journals
Dr. Butts is the director of the division of emergency ultrasound and a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at Louisiana State University at New Orleans. Follow her @EMNSpeedofSound, and read her past columns at ...

Stay tuned for emergency medicine doco beaming in from Oamaru
New Zealand Doctor Online
Oamaru Hospital comes under the spotlight on Thursday night in a TV3 documentary made by a man who knows all about the business – rural hospital medicine doctor Paul Trotman. Dr Trotman works part-time at Gore Hospital but has previously worked at ...

Length of Stay in Emergency Department Makes No Real Difference in Trauma ...
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — ST. LOUIS -- The amount of time a trauma patient stays in the emergency department (ED) makes no real difference in the patient's mortality, researchers at Saint Louis University found in a recent study. "Does emergency medicine length of ...

New recommendations to improve HIE for emergency physicians
The recommendations were published online Tuesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Health Information Exchange in Emergency Medicine"). "HIE helps emergency physicians - who usually do not have much information about their patients - access ...

UNM joins national emergency care research group
HSC Newsbeat
The University of New Mexico's Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the UNM Emergency Medical Service Consortium will collaborate with multiple sites and investigators to conduct research studies that improve emergency medical care for ill and ...

EB Medicine Launches Mobile Application for Pediatric Emergency Medicine
PR Web (press release)
EB Medicine, leading publisher of clinical journals, Emergency Medicine Practice, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, and Hospital Medicine Practice, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with AgileMD to release Pediatric Emergency Medicine ...

Florida Hospital North Pinellas is Opening a New Free-Standing Emergency Room ...
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and ...

Hospitals team up to enhance emergency care in Salem County
"This alliance will bring not only a higher level of specialized care to our community, but also provide continuity of care for patients and physicians by having a dedicated team of hospitalists working hand-in-hand with emergency medicine specialists ...

InFocus: Synthetic Cannabinoids: Treating Toxicity
LWW Journals
Dr. Roberts is a professor of emergency medicine and toxicology at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Read the Procedural Pause, a blog by Dr. Roberts and his daughter, Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, at ...

​Exclusive: Palm Harbor will get its own freestanding ER
Tampa Bay Business Journal
The new 24-bed facility will be a full-service emergency room providing emergency care 24/7. It will be staffed with physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine, and will also include on-site X-ray, ultrasound, CT-scan, and laboratory ...

Diagnosis Deconstructed: A Recipe for Encephalopathy
LWW Journals
Dr. Morchi is an associate professor of emergency medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. Read his past columns at Any organ failure can be broken down into pre-organ, intra-organ, and post-organ. Walking the ...

Toxicology Rounds: Calcium Channel Blocker ODs Still Scare EPs
LWW Journals
Dr. Gussow is a voluntary attending physician at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Rush Medical College, a consultant to the Illinois Poison Center, and a lecturer in emergency ...

Home > Current Issue > News: Eggs and Peppercorns: A New, Low-Tech Simulation ...
LWW Journals
Dr. Rega, left, is an assistant professor of public health and preventive medicine in the department of emergency medicine; Dr. Fink, second from left, is an associate professor of public health, the coordinator of MD/MPH program and public health ...

Life in Emergistan: Another Stupid Clause in the Contract
LWW Journals
Dr. Leap is a member of Blue Ridge Emergency Physicians, an emergency physician at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, SC, a member of the board of directors for the South Carolina College of Emergency Physicians, and an op-ed columnist for the ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Injury Severity Score Inflation Resulting From Pan-Computed Tomography in Patients With Blunt Trauma. (May 2015)
Laryngospasm With Apparent Aspiration During Sedation With Nitrous Oxide. (May 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Emergency Department Crowding and the Performance of Damage Control Resuscitation in Major Trauma Patients With Hemorrhagic Shock. (Aug 2015)
There Are Sex Differences in the Demographics and Risk Profiles of Emergency Department (ED) Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter, but no Apparent Differences in ED Management or Outcomes. (Aug 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Evaluation and treatment of acute back pain in the emergency department. (May 2015)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection-Related Heart Disease. (Aug 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Heel compressions quadruple the number of bystanders who can perform chest compressions for 10 minutes. (Jul 2015)
Pediatric acute osteomyelitis in the postvaccine, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus era. (Jul 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Distraction Injury of the Thoracic Spine With Spinal Cord Transection and Vascular Injury in a 5-Week-Old Infant Boy: A Case of Child Physical Abuse. (Jul 2015)
Implementation of an Advanced Nursing Directive for Children With Right Lower Quadrant Pain: Identifying Those Requiring Further Investigation and Improving Flow Metrics. (Jul 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Evaluation of nasogastric tubes to enable differentiation between upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding in unselected patients with melena. (Mar 2015)
Influence of case-based e-learning on students' performance in point-of-care ultrasound courses: a randomized trial. (Apr 2015)
Traumatic dislocation of the hip. (Jun 1983)
Informed consent in emergency research. Prehospital thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction. (Jul 1989)
N Engl J Med
The usefulness of chest radiographs in first asthma attacks. (Aug 1983)
Emergency hospitalizations for adverse drug events in older Americans. (Nov 2011)
Pregnant teenagers' knowledge and use of emergency contraception. (Jun 1995)
Imaging strategies for detection of urgent conditions in patients with acute abdominal pain: diagnostic accuracy study. (2009)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Intubation in Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Transport: National Performance. (Jul-Sep 2015)
Immediate Lower Extremity Tourniquet Application to Delay Onset of Reperfusion Injury after Prolonged Crush Injury. (Aug 2015)
Air Med J
Paramedic specialization: a strategy for better out-of-hospital care. (Nov-Dec 2014)
Medical Emergency Workload of a Regional UK HEMS Service. (May-Jun 2015)
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