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Emergency medicine physicians urge colleagues to help prevent gun violence
Medical Xpress
In an editorial posted online today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, two practicing emergency medicine physicians from the University of California, Davis, and Brown University—both thought leaders at the forefront of finding solutions to the ...

AHC Media Set to Launch Emergency Medicine Reports' Summit
TSNN Trade Show News (blog)
AHC Media, a medical media and publishing company, will launch the Emergency Medicine Reports' Summit, an interactive seminar highlighting the key issues emergency medicine providers face every day. The two-day summit will be held Aug. 28-29 at ...

AHC Media Announces Emergency Medicine Reports Summit
Nevada Business Magazine
Atlanta, GA – AHC Media, the healthcare industry's most accomplished medical media and publishing company, announces the Emergency Medicine Reports' Summit, an interactive seminar highlighting the key issues emergency medicine providers face ...

Campbell, Southeastern Health to create emergency medicine residency program
Fayetteville Observer
"This is the first emergency medicine residency created in collaboration with the school and will supply caring and expert emergency department physicians the state so desperately needs," said Dr. Robert Hasty, associate dean of postgraduate affairs at ...

International Emergency Medicine Symposium
On February 26, 2015, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza welcomed over 50 guests at the International Emergency Medicine Symposium hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé. Among the 50 participants were ambassadors, senior officials, diplomats, ...

New campaign aims to improve quality and safety of emergency care
The body which represents A&E doctors has launched a campaign aimed at improving the quality and safety of emergency care in Scotland's NHS. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine's (RCEM) Step campaign sets out a series of measures to address ...

Emergency medicine fraternity must stands up and tell NHS managers and ...
Herald Scotland
The four-hour target is solely an indication of the status of the specialty of emergency medicine in the UK. The function of a British A&E is to stick a temporary plaster on a wound to buy a little time, and get the "casualty" to some location where ...

AHC Media Announces Inaugural Emergency Medicine Reports' Summit (press release)
ATLANTA March 17 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AHC Media the healthcare industry's most accomplished medical media and publishing company announces today the Emergency Medicine Reports' Summit an interactive seminar highlighting the key issues ...

Neighbors Emergency Center to Participate in AAEM 21st Annual Scientific ...
PR Newswire (press release)
PEARLAND, Texas, Feb. 26th, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Neighbors Emergency Center will exhibit at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine 21st Annual Scientific Assembly February 28th - March 4th in Austin, Texas. The American Academy of ...

FIFA Medic Trains Club Doctors On Emergency Medicine
Leadership Newspapers
Given the spate of sudden health developments in the world of sports, Nigerian football club doctors have been trained on emergency medicine, so as to enable them deal with sudden developments on the pitch and outside. The pre-season workshop, held at ...
NPFL Breaks World League

Laurens County EMS named best in the state
At the same time, Laurens County Council has passed or is considering updates to several county ordinances that deal with the way the county provides and dispatches emergency medicine first responders. At the same time, private ambulance services in ...

SeHealth, Campbell team for emergencies
The Robesonian
“This is the first emergency medicine residency created in collaboration with the school and will supply caring and expert emergency department physicians the state so desperately needs,” said Dr. Robert Hasty, associate dean of postgraduate affairs at ...

Researchers identify possible blood biomarkers for concussion
Donor Diane Weiss and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brown funded the effort. The team recruited three groups of patients, one experimental group and two controls. The experimental group comprised 55 emergency room patients who had ...

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The PICHFORK (Pain in Children Fentanyl or Ketamine) Trial: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Intranasal Ketamine and Fentanyl for the Relief of Moderate to Severe Pain in Children With Limb Injuries. (Mar 2015)
A Randomized Trial on Subject Tolerance and the Adverse Effects Associated With Higher- versus Lower-Flow Oxygen Through a Standard Nasal Cannula. (Apr 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Classification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation chest compression patterns: manual versus automated approaches. (Feb 2015)
The transfer instability index: a novel metric of emergency department transfer relationships. (Feb 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Assessing volume status. (Nov 2014)
Resources for toxicologic and radiologic information and assistance. (Feb 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Do emergency pediatric psychiatric visits for danger to self or others correspond to times of school attendance? (Mar 2015)
Admissions of critically ill patients to the ED intensive care unit. (Dec 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
A 15-month-old boy with congenital duodenal stenosis due to food impaction. (Feb 2015)
Ultrasound-Guided Forearm Nerve Blocks in Kids: A Novel Method for Pain Control in the Treatment of Hand-Injured Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department. (Mar 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Point-of-care troponinT is inferior to high-sensitivity troponinT for ruling out acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department. (Dec 2014)
Ethically justified treatment limitations in emergency situations. (Jan 2015)
Emergency thoracotomy in the management of trauma. (Apr 1983)
Role of early fluid resuscitation in pediatric septic shock. (Sep 1991)
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A randomized trial of immediate versus delayed elective angioplasty after intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in acute myocardial infarction. (Sep 1987)
A comparison of surfactant as immediate prophylaxis and as rescue therapy in newborns of less than 30 weeks' gestation. (Mar 1991)
Complications with shunts in adults with spina bifida. (Jul 1995)
Cost analysis of nurse telephone consultation in out of hours primary care: evidence from a randomised controlled trial. (Apr 2000)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Law Enforcement-applied Tourniquets: A Case Series of Life-saving Interventions. (Oct 2014)
Rapid Assessment Medical Support (RAMS) for Active Shooter Incidents. (Oct 2014)
Air Med J
2014 critical care transport workplace and salary survey. (Nov-Dec 2014)
The Facilitator's Role in London's Air Ambulance's Simulation "Moulage" Training. (Mar-Apr 2015)
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