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Dr. Marcus Martin, Founder of UVa's Emergency Medicine Center
Charlottesville Tomorrow
It is an extraordinary person who achieves great things in two. Marcus Martin's commitment to justice and opportunity has made him not only a national authority on emergency medicine, but he is also a great champion of diversity at the University of ...

The Most Life-Saving Emergency Medicine Articles of 2014
The past year has once again been an outstanding one for emergency medicine (EM) research. When I solicited my colleagues for their opinions on the best and most useful journal publications of the year, I received more than three dozen selections to ...

24-hour Immediate Coverage by Emergency Medicine Physicians Available at ...
Cape Gazette
The Trauma Center at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes has once again been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Improving global emergency medicine to save lives
Scope (blog)
Mahadevan, founder of Stanford Emergency Medicine International, explains in the video how important early interventions can be made in the chain of survival to save thousands of lives in low-resource countries. Watch the full lecture to learn more ...

GRU emergency medicine residents get rescue training
McDuffie Mirror
As an emergency medicine resident at Georgia Regents University, Andy Hall usually gets his first look at crash victims at the hospital. He and other GRU residents got a chance Wednesday to see what happens before a victim gets to the emergency room.

Ga. emergency medicine residents get lesson in rescue training
Gregory Hartshorne said the Augusta Fire Department frequently works with emergency medicine residents to give them exposure to “the other side” of emergency rescue. During the event Wednesday morning, about 30 residents learned about removing ...

Thoracotomy in Blunt Trauma: What's the Harm?
The emergency department (ED) thoracotomy for traumatic arrest is one of the smost dramatic procedures in emergency medicine. It is the procedure that every emergency medicine trainee looks forward to performing during the trauma rotation and is often ...

Advance Directives May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Robert Glatter, MD: Good afternoon. My name is Dr Robert Glatter. I am an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and a member of the Medscape Emergency Medicine Editorial Board.

Wilton doctor will lead new Stamford pediatrics institute
Wilton Bulletin
“The folks that are going to be in the pediatric emergency department first do three years of pediatric training, then three years in a fellowship doing pediatric emergency medicine… its really an order of magnitude difference,” he said. While ...

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine students address end-of-life ...
Augusta Free Press
Waltz became familiar with some of the situations surrounding euthanasia when she worked in emergency medicine. One day at the clinic, a client whose dog was dead on arrival after being hit by a car embraced and thanked Waltz. “I couldn't understand ...

Hunt named full-time EMT program instructor at SGTC
Americus Times-Recorder
In addition to his employment as paramedic and EMT program instructor, he was also a guest lecturer for emergency medicine for the South Georgia Police Academy in Tifton from 1993 until 2004. “Hunt's extensive background in paramedics, as well as ...

Golden Hour Thrombolysis on Wheels
The STEMO includes a CT scanner, point-of-care laboratory and telemedicine connection, neurologist trained in emergency medicine, paramedic, and technician. The study sample consisted of 6182 consecutive adult patients identified through a stroke ...

Durham startup TouchCare's telemedicine service gains key backer
Insurance News Net
Biese, a professor of emergency medicine and internal medicine at the UNC School of Medicine , is a paid consultant to TouchCare, as the young company seeks to gain traction with insurers, doctors and health care systems. Earlier this month, TouchCare ...

Realism the focus of A.R. Johnson CERT Program training
The Augusta Chronicle
Bennett, alongside Emergency Management Division officials and A.R. Johnson teachers, brought the program to the school as part of its emergency medicine pathway to expose young people to the rigors and opportunities of disaster preparedness.

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Ann Emerg Med
Cost-effectiveness of the PECARN Rules in Children With Minor Head Trauma. (Nov 2014)
Return Visits to the Emergency Department: The Patient Perspective. (Aug 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
Gender Differences in Patient-described Pain, Stress, and Anxiety Among Patients Undergoing Treatment for Painful Conditions in the Emergency Department. (Dec 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
The clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of adrenal emergencies. (May 2014)
Pediatric oncologic emergencies. (Aug 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Acute coronary syndrome without critical epicardial coronary disease: prevalence, characteristics, and outcome. (Nov 2014)
Severe thinness is associated with mortality in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a prospective observational study. (Nov 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Fatal Anaphylactic Shock Ceftriaxone-Induced in a 4-Year-Old Child. (Dec 2014)
Orbeez: The Magic Water Absorbing Bead-Risk of Pediatric Bowel Obstruction? (Dec 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Predictors of intensive care unit transfer or death in emergency department patients with suspected infection. (Aug 2014)
Prediction of bacteremia in the emergency department: an external validation of a clinical decision rule. (Sep 2014)
The use and clinical importance of a substrate-specific electrode for rapid determination of blood lactate concentrations. (Dec 1994)
Administration of methylprednisolone for 24 or 48 hours or tirilazad mesylate for 48 hours in the treatment of acute spinal cord injury. Results of the Third National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Randomized Controlled Trial. National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study. (May 1997)
N Engl J Med
The usefulness of chest radiographs in first asthma attacks. (Aug 1983)
A computer protocol to predict myocardial infarction in emergency department patients with chest pain. (Mar 1988)
Safety and effectiveness of nurse telephone consultation in out of hours primary care: randomised controlled trial. The South Wiltshire Out of Hours Project (SWOOP) Group. (Oct 1998)
Community falls prevention for people who call an emergency ambulance after a fall: randomised controlled trial. (2010)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Children's Safety Initiative: A National Assessment of Pediatric Educational Needs among Emergency Medical Services Providers. (Oct 2014)
Prehospital Trauma Care in Singapore. (Dec 2014)
Air Med J
Stimulated saliva aminotransaminase alteration after experiencing acute hypoxia training. (Jul-Aug 2014)
Nonurgent commercial air travel after acute coronary syndrome: a review of 288 patient events. (Sep-Oct 2014)
CBCED Features
Links to other web pages related to Biologic Counterterrorism and Emerging Diseases. The Casualty Care Research Center prepared this series of real-life-based risk scenarios.
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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Incapacitating Agents, LSD
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Lung-damaging Agents, Diphosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Phosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Toxic Smokes: Nox, Hc, Rp, Fs, Fm, Sgf2, Teflon
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Personal Protective Equipment
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Urticants, Phosgene Oxime
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