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McCormack Appointed Chair of Emergency Medicine
UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News
He serves as an oral examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and he is a member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Clinical Care Forum. McCormack is also a board member of Horizon Health Services and chairs the Kaleida Health ...

Myths in Emergency Medicine
LWW Journals
Dr. Swaminathan is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and the assistant director of the NYU/Bellevue Emergency Medicine residency. He is a creator of the EM Lyceum blog ( and the editor-in-chief of the Core EM blog ...

Home > Current Issue > Special Report: Walk the Freedom Trail, Eat Clam ...
LWW Journals
This year's Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians will make you realize there's more to emergency medicine than, well, the actual medicine. There's humor, heart, social media, and metacognition. You'll learn physicians ...

Quick Consult: Symptoms: Vaginal Bleeding
LWW Journals
Dr. Burkholder is a third-year emergency medicine resident at Denver Health Medical Center, and Dr. Sande is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. A 19-year-old G1P0 woman is ...

Doc APProvED: The Platform to Connect All Platforms
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 ...

Mindful EM: Should Medicine Have A Cosmological Constant?
LWW Journals
Dr. Hazan is an emergency physician in Las Vegas and the author of the medical thriller Dr. Vigilante and the preteen urban fantasy series The League of Freaks. Find out more about his novels at He is also a board member with ...

Viewpoint: ED Intensivists: From an Elevator to a Specialty
LWW Journals
The gray zone between the ED and the ICU has widened to the point of giving birth to an entirely new specialty: emergency medicine intensivists, whose mantra is, “Geography should not determine care.” These physicians are comfortable with the tools ...
Facing death and our dying wishesThe San Diego Union-Tribune

Emergency medicine physician featured on this week's 'Walk'
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Dr. Evans Smith, an emergency medicine physician with East Texas Medical Center and medical director of the ETMC Wound Healing Center, leads this week's Walk With a Doc event on Thursday. He will speak about things patients should try before going to ...

EpiPens Save Lives but Can Cut Like a Knife
PR Newswire (press release)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Epinephrine autoinjectors can be life-saving for patients experiencing anaphylaxis – a life-threatening emergency – but a new case series published online Tuesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ...

InFocus: Bath Salts: A High that Can End in Death
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 ...

Emergency Medicine Groups Partner To Offer A New Level Of Urgent Care--Using A ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Infinity HealthCare is pleased to announce their new partnership with Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG) to provide patients the ability to connect to an experienced emergency physician for ...

After the Match: The Doximity Dilemma
LWW Journals
Dr. Cook is the program director of the emergency medicine residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC. He is also the founder of 3rd Rock Ultrasound ( Friend him at, ...

Breaking News: REBOA Gaining Traction as ED Treatment
LWW Journals
“But the military's prolonged experience with managing hemorrhagic shock during the recent long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has provided new understanding of and placed a new focus on this significant problem in trauma and emergency medicine.”.

Life in Emergistan: EDs of the Rich and the Famous
LWW Journals
Ever wonder what life is like while practicing emergency medicine in very beautiful, very coveted areas of the United States? I won't name towns or hospitals because the situations are highly reproducible from place to place and season to season. We'll ...

Doctor gets international honor for help in India
Rome Sentinel
The award honors Dr. Amernath's contributions over the past 17 years in promoting, lobbying, developing and advancing emergency medicine in India. Recently, the Medical Council of India approved emergency medicine as a specialty with 40 residency ...

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Distal Ureteric Stones and Tamsulosin: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Multicenter Trial. (Jul 2015)
Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing in Emergency Medicine. (Sep 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Escherichia coli in Uncomplicated Cystitis in the Emergency Department: Is the Hospital Antibiogram an Effective Treatment Guide? (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. (Sep 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Enterovirus D68: acute respiratory illness and the 2014 outbreak. (May 2015)
Postcardiac Arrest Management. (Aug 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Cerebral oximetry with cerebral blood volume index in detecting pediatric stroke in a pediatric ED. (Jul 2015)
Observation vs admission in syncope: can we predict short length of stays? (Aug 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Child Abuse Mimic: Avulsion Injury in a Child With Penoscrotal Webbing. (Oct 2015)
The Comparison of Accidental Poisonings Between Pharmaceuticals and Nonpharmaceuticals in Children Younger than 3 Years. (Sep 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
A comparison of pediatric basic life support self-led and instructor-led training among nurses. (Jul 2015)
Incidence and etiology of mortality in polytrauma patients in a Dutch level I trauma center. (Jul 2015)
Prevention of excess mortality in refugee and displaced populations in developing countries. (Jun 1990)
The use and clinical importance of a substrate-specific electrode for rapid determination of blood lactate concentrations. (Dec 1994)
N Engl J Med
The usefulness of chest radiographs in first asthma attacks. (Aug 1983)
A comparison of surfactant as immediate prophylaxis and as rescue therapy in newborns of less than 30 weeks' gestation. (Mar 1991)
Impact of case management (Evercare) on frail elderly patients: controlled before and after analysis of quantitative outcome data. (Jan 2007)
Influence of general practice opening hours on delay in seeking medical attention after transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and minor stroke: prospective population based study. (2008)
Prehosp Emerg Care
The Price of a Helping Hand: Modeling the Outcomes and Costs of Bystander CPR. (Oct-Dec 2015)
Use of Naloxone by Emergency Medical Services during Opioid Drug Overdose Resuscitation Efforts. (Sep 2015)
Air Med J
Comparison of a Padded Patient Litter and Long Spine Board for Spinal Immobilization in Air Medical Transport. (Jul-Aug 2015)
Critical Care Transport Training: New Strides in Simulating the Austere Environment. (Jul-Aug 2015)
CBCED Features
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The Centers for Disease Control has established a Bioterrorism Program to ensure the rapid development of federal, state, and local capacity to address potential bioterrorism events. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control notifies clinicians of serious ongoing and emerging infectious disease threats. The Health and Human Services Office of Emergency Preparedness is responsible for managing and coordinating Federal medical responses to major emergencies, including those resulting from terrorism. Documents and resources to facilitate response planning for a terrorist incident
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Evaluation Of A Biological Warfare Victim
Evaluation Of A Chemical Warfare Victim
Glanders and Melioidosis
Incapacitating Agents, 3-quinuclidinyl Benzilate
Incapacitating Agents, Agent 15
Incapacitating Agents, Cannabinoids
Incapacitating Agents, LSD
Incendiary Agents, Magnesium and Thermite
Incendiary Agents, Napalm
Incendiary Agents, White Phosphorus
Irritants: Cs, Cn, Cnc, Ca, Cr, Cnb, PS
Lung-Damaging Agents, Chlorine
Lung-damaging Agents, Chloropicrin
Lung-damaging Agents, Diphosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Phosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Toxic Smokes: Nox, Hc, Rp, Fs, Fm, Sgf2, Teflon
Nerve Agents, G-series: Tabun, Sarin, Soman
Nerve Agents, V-series: Ve, Vg, Vm, Vx
Personal Protective Equipment
Q Fever
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
T-2 Mycotoxins
Urticants, Phosgene Oxime
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
Vesicants, Mustard: Hd, Hn1-3, H
Vesicants, Organic Arsenicals: L, ED, MD, PD, HL
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Vomiting Agents: Dm, Da, Dc
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