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Emergency Medicine Physicians and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe ...
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK & CANTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emergency Medicine Physicians (“EMP”), one of the nation's largest emergency medicine providers, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“WCAS”), a leading healthcare investment firm, today announced ...
Welsh Carson and Emergency Medicine Physicians Form US Acute Care ...Dow Jones Bankruptcy & Debt (subscription)
EMP, equity firm to form companyMassillon Independent

Poland to pursue emergency medicine
Coshocton Tribune
ROOTSTOWN – Scott Poland of Coshocton will pursue emergency medicine at Summa Health System/NEOMED in Akron, following graduation from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Poland was one of 128 students from the College of Medicine's Class of ...

Someone to hold your hand
The Economist
EVERYONE arriving at a hospital's emergency room (ER) wishes to be seen quickly, but for stroke patients it can be a matter of life or death. The most common stroke involves a blood clot blocking vessels in the brain, killing brain cells nearby almost ...

First-Ever Training in Emergency Medicine Begins
Inter Press Service
New York — In a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a teaching hospital and other medical groups, Ghana has launched its first-ever training programme in emergency medicine and ...

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 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 ...

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015 How to crowdsource the world for emergency ...
EurekAlert (press release)
"Our Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club creates a virtual space to allow interested stakeholders to share insights, perspectives and concerns in an open and transparent arena," said lead study author Salim Rezaie, MD, of The University of Texas ...

Study Reveals Why Emergency Medicine Physicians Are Sued
Digital Journal
NAPA, CA--(Marketwired - April 13, 2015) - Emergency medicine physicians are more prone to be sued for diagnosis-related issues than many other specialists because they treat patients who are unknown to them and who have a broad range of clinical ...

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 ...

Online resources can improve the practice of emergency medicine
Two new studies, published online Tuesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, illustrate the power of social media and the Internet to promote scholarly dialogue around the world and the importance of establishing criteria for what constitutes high ...

Odisha's IMS & SUM Hospital opens geriatric clinic, emergency medicine dept
Odisha Sun Times
The Emergency Medicine department was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor who laid stress on involving young doctors in attending to emergency situations. A serious patient, requiring urgent attention, could be treated in this department which has all ...

EB Medicine Partners With AgileMD on Mobile Application for Emergency ...
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 provide the content from its flagship ...

Emory emergency and family medicine doctors team up with CDC for Ebola ...
"Emory's emergency medicine physicians are honored to partner with the CDC on these efforts of preparedness," says Kate Heilpern, MD, Chair and Ada Lee and Pete Correll Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory. "The opportunity to impact disease ...

National Assembly on Paediatric Emergency Medicine organised
Financial Express
The 7th National Assembly on Paediatric Emergency Medicine, an international conference was recently organised by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Coimbatore Chapter in association with the Society for Trauma & Emergency Pediatrics (STEP). Over 500 ...

ER at Winter Park Memorial Hospital gets senior-friendly
Orlando Sentinel
The geriatric subspecialty in emergency medicine is only budding. But the main idea behind senior ERs is shifting the focus from merely medical treatment to a holistic one and connecting seniors with social services that might be missing from their lives.

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015 Droperidol is safe for agitated ER patients ...
EurekAlert (press release)
A new study of the once ubiquitous, now scarce, sedating agent was published online Wednesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Safety and Effectiveness of Droperidol for Sedation of Acute Behavioral Disturbance in the Emergency Department").
Study Finds Droperidol Safe, Effective to Calm Aggressive ER PatientsMonthly Prescribing Reference
Droperidol is safe for agitated ER patients, despite black box warningMedical Xpress

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Ann Emerg Med
Isolated Deep Venous Thrombosis: Implications for 2-Point Compression Ultrasonography of the Lower Extremity. (Nov 2014)
Emergency Department Corticosteroid Use for Allergy or Anaphylaxis Is Not Associated With Decreased Relapses. (Mar 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Age-related Differences in Factors Associated With Cervical Spine Injuries in Children. (Apr 2015)
Emergency Physician Perceptions of Shared Decision-making. (Apr 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Neurotrauma. (Nov 2014)
Irritants and corrosives. (Feb 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Independent evaluation of a simple clinical prediction rule to identify right ventricular dysfunction in patients with shortness of breath. (Jan 2015)
Electrocardiographic criteria to differentiate acute anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction from left ventricular aneurysm. (Mar 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Emergency Medical Services System Utilization Over the Last 10 Years: What Predicts Transport of Children? (Apr 2015)
How Parents' Lack of Awareness Could Be Associated With Foreign Body Aspiration in Children. (Apr 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
A retrospective comparison of ketamine dosing regimens for pediatric procedural sedation. (Apr 2015)
A comparison of a formal triage scoring system and a quick-look triage approach. (Jan 2015)
Management of hypertensive crises. (Aug 1991)
Use of sedating drugs and neuromuscular blocking agents in patients requiring mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure. A national survey. (Nov 1991)
N Engl J Med
Emergency management of blunt trauma in children. (May 1991)
Endoscopic biliary drainage for severe acute cholangitis. (Jun 1992)
Primary care in the accident and emergency department: I. Prospective identification of patients. (Aug 1995)
Cost effectiveness analysis of intravenous ketorolac and morphine for treating pain after limb injury: double blind randomised controlled trial. (Nov 2000)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Preliminary report of a mathematical model of ventilation and intrathoracic pressure applied to prehospital patients with severe traumatic brain injury. (Apr-Jun 2015)
Post-medication Hypotension after Administration of Sedatives and Opioids during Critical Care Transport. (Feb 2015)
Air Med J
Evaluation of Dutch Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in transporting children. (May-Jun 2014)
Preoxygenation reduces desaturation events and improves intubation success. (Mar-Apr 2015)
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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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Arsenicals, Arsine
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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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