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Fire Service Industry News: Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency ...
Harvey W. Meislin, MD, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, has been awarded the 2016 Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will ...

EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Top 4 abdominal emergencies
Avoiding misconceptions and practice gaps are keys to recognizing the most common abdominal emergencies in community pediatrics, said Joan E Shook, MD, MBA, FAAP. She made the following important points in her presentation “Abdominal ...

Emergency medicine specialist gets award
The Hindu
Emergency medicine specialist and CEO, Apollo Home Healthcare, Mahesh Joshi, has been conferred the prestigious 'Life Time Achievement Award' by the Society for Emergency Medicine for his contribution to the field of emergency medicine.

Registered Nurse - Emergency Medicine
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Viewpoint: Why emergency physicians haven't lost under the ACA — yet
Becker's Hospital Review
Physicians are winners because physicians win when patients win. In emergency medicine specifically, we work 24/7/365. Emergency medicine has grown 2 to 3 percent a year for 30 years no matter what we've done with insurance. Financial changes don't ...

Emergency medicine physicians focus on EMS issues and products at annual meeting
The 2015 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly attracted thousands of emergency medicine physicians and practitioners from around the globe. This year's assembly was held in Boston and as expected, many of the ...

Femia appointed chair of the Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
New Canaan Advertiser
New Canaan's Robert J. Femia, MD, MBA, has been named chair of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center effective Nov. 1. Dr. Femia will replace Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD, who will continue to serve as ...

Why burnout hits emergency docs, hospitalists so hard
The reason for the higher rate is because emergency medicine represents the intersection of numerous factors that contribute to burnout, Shay Bintliff, M.D., a retired emergency room doctor, told the publication: not only do they work in high-demand, ...
Burnout: A Pound of Prevention May Be the RemedyMedPage Today

Community Paramedicine Can Improve Your Hospital's Standing, Ease ED Burden
Hospitals & Health Networks
Community paramedicine, also known as mobile integrated health care-community paramedicine, or MIH-CP, uses local emergency medicine technicians and paramedics to provide services outside of their traditional emergency response and transport roles.

Physicians and burnout: It's getting worse Mayo Clinic
EurekAlert (press release)
In the 2011 survey 45 percent of physicians met the burnout criteria, with highest rates occurring in the "front lines" -- general internal medicine, family medicine and emergency medicine. In 2014, 54 percent of responding physicians had at least one ...

Mental Health Access Crisis Hitting EDs
California Healthline
13 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The Nov. 18 civil rights lawsuit said homeless people with mental disabilities in Los Angeles County have been denied access to services because of a complex and chaotic application process that creates "a ...

Decreasing mental health services increases mental health emergencies American ...
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Annals of Emergency Medicine is the peer-reviewed scientific journal for the American College of Emergency Physicians, the national medical society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Diphenhydramine as Adjuvant Therapy for Acute Migraine: An Emergency Department-Based Randomized Clinical Trial. (Aug 2015)
Pediatric Readiness and Facility Verification. (Aug 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Early Secondary Neurologic Deterioration After Blunt Spinal Trauma: A Review of the Literature. (Oct 2015)
Critical Appraisal of Emergency Medicine Education Research: The Best Publications of 2014. (Nov 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Special Considerations in Pediatric Psychiatric Populations. (Nov 2015)
Noninvasive Ventilation for the Emergency Physician. (Feb 2016)
Am J Emerg Med
Medicaid beneficiaries who continue to use the ED: a focus on the Illinois Medical Home Network. (Oct 2015)
The use of inhaled nitrous oxide for analgesia in adult ED patients: a pilot study. (Oct 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound Detection of Papilledema in the Pediatric Emergency Department. (Nov 2015)
Appendicitis and Analgesia in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Are We Adequately Controlling Pain? (Oct 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Emergency physician sex and emergency department resource use. (Oct 2015)
Number of organ dysfunctions predicts mortality in emergency department patients with suspected infection: a multicenter validation study. (Aug 2015)
Should a moratorium be placed on sublingual nifedipine capsules given for hypertensive emergencies and pseudoemergencies? (Oct 1996)
Delaying defibrillation to give basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation to patients with out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation: a randomized trial. (Mar 2003)
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A randomized trial of immediate versus delayed elective angioplasty after intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in acute myocardial infarction. (Sep 1987)
Mifepristone (RU 486) compared with high-dose estrogen and progestogen for emergency postcoital contraception. (Oct 1992)
Pregnant teenagers' knowledge and use of emergency contraception. (Jun 1995)
Evidence of methodological bias in hospital standardised mortality ratios: retrospective database study of English hospitals. (2009)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Prehospital Identification of Underlying Coronary Artery Disease by Community Paramedics. (2015)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Ohio EMS Providers: A Statewide Cross-sectional Study. (Oct 2015)
Air Med J
Factors associated with mode of transport decision making for pediatric-neonatal interfacility transport. (Jan-Feb 2015)
Prehospital Helicopter Air Ambulances Part 2: Utilization Criteria and Training. (Nov-Dec 2015)
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