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Emergency Medicine Partners with Ghanaian Hospital for Training, Education
University of Cincinnati
With a new international partnership, two University of Cincinnati emergency medicine physicians are working to improve the training and provision of emergency medical care in Ghana, and provide new opportunities for UC trainees at home. Assistant ...

Nason let emergency medicine board certification lapse in 2008
Charleston Post Courier
Dr. Barron Nason has not been board-certified in emergency medicine since 2008, his spokesman confirmed Friday, despite at least one recent television commercial claiming that he was. "In 2008 he elected not to renew his board certification since he ...

Emergency Medicine Foundation launched today
ABC Online (blog)
But you won't find a philanthropist with buckets of money or a celebrity at its helm. Instead, it's being run by people who are busy saving lives every day. They are the doctors and nurses who work inside our emergency departments. Terri Begley reports ...

Upstate Medical criticized for using live pigs to train emergency doctors
The Post-Standard -
The group filed a complaint Thursday with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, asking the agency to investigate the use of live pigs in Upstate's emergency medicine residency program. Upstate ...

Covenant Healthcare unveils new $6.5 million emergency care center
The Ann Arbor News
However, the additional rooms as well as 40 emergency medicine physicians and more than 150 nurses and assistants means patients and families will get the best care possible. Covenant Health Care is the only level II trauma center in the Great Lakes ...

Coalition Launched to Fight Doctor-Replacement Plan at California Hospitals
“California ACEP is surprised and alarmed to learn of a corporate plan by Tenet to replace local contracted providers of emergency medicine with a single contract at all Tenet hospitals in California without enough input from the affected medical ...

LSU Health news
Shreveport Times
Jeffrey Aufman, MD, clinical assistant professor, pathology; Julie Babb, MD, clinical assistant professor, radiology; Stephen Baker Jr., MD, clinical assistant professor, emergency medicine; Marc Chaudoir, MD, clinical instructor, family medicine ...

"Boarding" Of Psychiatric Patients In Emergency Departments Unconstitutional ...
“While we respect the state court's decision, federal law (Emergency Medicine Treatment and Labor Act) still prevents hospital emergency departments from discharging unstable patients — for example suicidal or homicidal patients — back into ...

Appendicitis warning: Emergency Medicine Australasia
New Zealand Doctor Online
One in 10 children presenting to the emergency department with severe abdominal pain will have acute appendicitis which can be fatal if not treated promptly, a new study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal for the Australasian ...

Business briefs
The Macomb Daily
Emergency medicine specialists Stephanie Hernandez, D.O. and Emily Orille D.O. have joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens. Both physicians practice in the Emergency Department. Dr. Hernandez earned her medical ...

College Students Learn Lessons About Rural Medicine
"I am interested in pursuing a career in emergency medicine, either in a hospital or as a paramedic or a flight paramedic, so, this was a pretty cool experience," said student Kyle Admire. "Usually we see the doctors once the patients are brought in ...

Medicine already career goal for KHS student
Hanford Sentinel
Remy's mentor at the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System was Dr. Jelili Apalara, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF Chief of Emergency Medicine. The students conducted research at California State University ...

I, Intern: Starting With the Sickest
MedPage Today
They are pursuing internal medicine, general surgery, primary care, family medicine, and emergency medicine in hospitals across the country. Each week, we will follow a different intern's story. And each week we will learn a bit more about what they're ...

Rare DC house-call doctor straddles two Washingtons
Washington Post
Brown had planned to go into emergency medicine, but in 2001, he changed course. As a third-year medical student at Howard University, he was in a rotation with an older doctor one day when he observed the physician reach out and hold an elderly ...

Maseno Launches Family and Emergency Medicine Course
Vice chancellor Dominic Makawiti said the programme will train physicians on effective management of acute and chronic illnesses. Speaking during the launch yesterday, he said the training will focus on disease prevention. Makawiti said Maseno will be ...

Civilian ER Physicians Help Train New York National Guard Medics
Dr. Anar Patel, an emergency medicine associate professor and Dr. Erica Igbindghene, another emergency medicine specialist, took a day away from their regular jobs at Albany Medical Center in New York, to share their specialist skills with the Medical ...

The MRI Enigma in Spine Injury Clearance
MedPage Today
Rory Spiegel, MD, is the chief resident in emergency medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. In his free time he enjoys riding in TARDISes, defending the Wall, and "chasing the wind." He is a self-described nerd who blogs regularly ...

Johnson County Emergency Medical Services System introduces new trauma ...
The protocol was approved by the Johnson County EMS Physicians Committee of the Johnson/Wyandotte County Medical Society, made up of physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cardiology and ...

Florida should allow pharmacists to administer more vaccines
Highlands Today
Expanding pharmacist-provided vaccines just makes sense. I am an emergency medicine physician who strongly believes physicians and pharmacists must work together to meet the needs of today's patients. Florida, like many other states, has too few ...

The Bizarre Life and Times of the Inventor of the Heimlich Manuever
The New Republic
Seeking an answer, Heimlich prevailed upon the editor of Emergency Medicine—a "throwaway" journal that did not require its articles to be peer-reviewed—to let him propose his anti-choking treatment in its pages. Writing in the June 1974 issue, under ...

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Ann Emerg Med
The Boston Marathon Bombings Mass Casualty Incident: One Emergency Department's Information Systems Challenges and Opportunities. (Jul 2014)
Optimizing the Patient Handoff Between EMS and the Emergency Department. (Aug 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
The Efficacy of Pad Placement for Electrical Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter: A Systematic Review. (Jul 2014)
Troponin Elevations Only Detected With a High-sensitivity Assay: Clinical Correlations and Prognostic Significance. (Jul 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Ionizing radiation injuries and illnesses. (Feb 2014)
Approach to metabolic alkalosis. (May 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Epinephrine use and outcomes in anaphylaxis patients transported by emergency medical services. (May 2014)
Limited yield of hospitalization for the evaluation of syncope in patients presenting to an urban tertiary medical center. (Jun 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Motivation to quit smoking in parental smokers in the pediatric emergency department. (Aug 2014)
Comparison of Electrocardiographic Characteristics of Adults and Children for Automated External Defibrillator Algorithms. (Jun 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Air versus ground transport of patients with acute myocardial infarction: experience in a rural-based helicopter medical service. (Apr 2014)
Blood cultures in emergency medical admissions: a key patient cohort. (Aug 2014)
Emergency thoracotomy in the management of trauma. (Apr 1983)
Comparison of on-demand vs planned relaparotomy strategy in patients with severe peritonitis: a randomized trial. (Aug 2007)
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)
Management of emergencies. I. Management of the unconscious patient. (Apr 1966)
Community falls prevention for people who call an emergency ambulance after a fall: randomised controlled trial. (2010)
Clinical prediction model to aid emergency doctors managing febrile children at risk of serious bacterial infections: diagnostic study. (2013)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Evaluation of Extremity Tissue and Bone Injury after Intraosseous Hypertonic Saline Infusion in Proximal Tibia and Proximal Humerus in Adult Swine. (May 2014)
Retrospective Validation of a Protocol to Limit Unnecessary Transport of Assisted-living Residents Who Fall. (Jul 2014)
Air Med J
Pneumothorax volume expansion in helicopter emergency medical services transport. (May-Jun 2013)
Air ambulance nurses as expert supplement to local emergency services. (Jan-Feb 2014)
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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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Anthrax Infection
Arsenicals, Arsine
Biological Warfare Agents
Chemical Decontamination
Chemical Detection Equipment
Chemical Warfare Agents
Chemical Warfare Mass Casualty Management
Cyanides, Cyanogen Chloride
Cyanides, Hydrogen
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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