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Emergency Medicine: Never store dangerous things in food containers
Columbus Dispatch
Food safety is a big issue, whether it concerns spoiled potato salad at a hot summer picnic, tainted spinach or strawberries in a nationwide product recall, or food-supply issues in developing countries. But one case I saw years ago illustrated to me a ...

GP practice closures will worsen urgent care crisis, warn emergency medicine ...
The increasing number of GP practice closures is exacerbating an ongoing crisis in urgent and emergency care, according to emergency medicine doctors. Dr Clifford Mann, president of the College of Emergency Medicine, has lent his organisation's support ...

Emergency Medical Associates Now Provides Emergency Medicine ...
PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, N.Y., to provide emergency medicine professional services. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian ...
Emergency Medical Associates Named to Modern Healthcare's Best Places to ...Broadway World

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 ...

Central Florida soon will have 4 stand-alone emergency rooms
Orlando Sentinel
It was very clear that a significant portion of our patient population was coming from here in Hunter's Creek," Dr. Craig Mitchell, associate director of Osceola Regional emergency medicine, said in June when that facility opened. "And in order to ...

BGU teaches health emergency management to Chinese and advanced nursing ...
Jerusalem Post
During the course, participants will be exposed to cutting- edge knowledge in disaster management, said Dr. Bruria Adini of BGU's emergency medicine department. They will participate in lectures presented by leading local professionals and visit many ...

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 ...

Narcan overdose kit helps save life in Manville
The Star-Ledger
The training was conducted by Dr. Kenneth Lavelle, an EMS Medical Director and a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lavelle served as medical advisor to the Ocean County ...

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 ...

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 ...

Connecticut troopers join nationwide move to expand training for treatment of ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, director of trauma and emergency medicine at Hartford Hospital who participated in the group discussion, said there is strong interest in this training. "It's an unfortunate statement, but we live in volatile times," he said. The ...

Ebola Vaccine Trials Fast-Tracked By International Consortium
... the School is regarded as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S. with top-tier faculty and programs in cancer, brain science, surgery and transplantation, trauma and emergency medicine, vaccine development and human ...

Rollins kicks off new health lecture series
Orlando Sentinel
The Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center, building a new headquarters in Orlando to host continuing education, announced it has received its largest grant yet toward construction of that facility, $150,000 from the Findeiss Family Foundation, ...

New system medical director for emergency departments appointed at Lake Health
She was appointed system medical director by Emergency Medicine Physicians, whom Lake Health contracts with to provide emergency medicine coverage for its three emergency departments. Bradstreet, a medical doctor, comes to Lake Health after ...

Not Here to Feed On Ebola Spoils
Dr. Sirleaf obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN and completed his emergency medicine residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, N.Y. He completed his Pre-Med studies at Atlanta University, ...

Psychiatric "Boarding" in Emergency Departments Ruled Unconstitutional in ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"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 ...

Work Smarter, Not Harder: The FOAMed Report
MedPage Today
Here are five must-reads curated from the globally crowd-sourced emergency medicine and critical care online education community called Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed): Free tools to help you work smarter, not harder. Brush up on this proposed ...

A Norwegian connection: Medical exchange students learn about health care in ...
Jamestown Sun
Dr. Alyssa Hoverson, left, a dermatologist at Altru's TruYu clinic, explains routine skin checks to Trondheim exchange student Anders Asberg while visiting with patient Alan Coxe at TruYu. Kile Brewer / Forum News Service ...

Doctors with iPhones carry lighter load
"This has transformed emergency medicine," Leffler said. Putting vital photos into a patient's chart used to be the biggest time-consuming hassle, according to Lin. Photos that document skin changes over time, for example, are of paramount importance ...

Carlos Flores, MD: A Valuable Asset to NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence ...
MD News (press release)
After medical school, Dr. Flores began pursuing general surgery — “a fantastic field” — however, he discovered during one of his residency rotations to the emergency room that he was intrigued by emergency medicine and felt compelled to make a switch.

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Ann Emerg Med
Malnutrition Among Cognitively Intact, Noncritically Ill Older Adults in the Emergency Department. (Aug 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
A comparison of cosmetic outcomes of lacerations on the extremities and trunk using absorbable versus nonabsorbable sutures. (Jun 2014)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Asynchronous E-learning: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Solomon Four-group Study. (Aug 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Approach to metabolic acidosis in the emergency department. (May 2014)
Thrombotic Microangiopathies (TTP, HUS, HELLP). (Aug 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Long-term efficacy of pressure immobilization bandages in a porcine model of coral snake envenomation. (Jun 2014)
Risk factors associated with difficult venous access in adult ED patients. (Jul 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Chest pain in two athletic male adolescents mimicking myocardial infarction. (Jul 2014)
Comparison of Electrocardiographic Characteristics of Adults and Children for Automated External Defibrillator Algorithms. (Jun 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Fascia iliaca compartment block for hip fractures: experience of integrating a new protocol across two hospital sites. (Jun 2014)
Emergency ultrasound of acute scrotal pain. (Jun 2014)
Abdominal aortic thrombosis in association with an attempted Heimlich maneuver. (Mar 1983)
Association of volume with outcome of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Scheduled vs nonscheduled operations. (Feb 1987)
N Engl J Med
Public Health Service study on Reye's syndrome and medications. Report of the pilot phase. (Oct 1985)
Persons found in their homes helpless or dead. (Jun 1996)
Deprivation and emergency admissions for cancers of colorectum, lung, and breast in south east England: ecological study. (Jul 1998)
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms: single centre randomised controlled trial. (Apr 2005)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Accuracy of EMS Trauma Transport Destination Plans in North Carolina. (May 2014)
Continuous Infusion of Ketamine for Out-of-hospital Isolated Orthopedic Injuries Secondary to Trauma: A Randomized Controlled Trial. (Jun 2014)
Air Med J
Development of an educational program for the helicopter emergency medical services in Japan. (Mar-Apr 2013)
Specialty pediatric transport in primary care or urgent care settings. (Mar-Apr 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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An extensive list of CBRNE topics from the world's largest medical textbooks.
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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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Adie's pupil, frequently affects young women, benign familial disorder that may be associated with depressed dtrs (especially in legs), segmental anhidrosis, orthostatic hypotension, or cardiovascular autonomic instability, may be caused by degeneration of ciliary ganglion, followed by aberrant reinnervation of the pupilloconstrictor muscles.

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