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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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Scoring Could Guide Treatment, Ease Burden on EDs
CINCINNATI—An analysis led by University of Cincinnati (UC) emergency medicine researchers shows that a simplified severity scoring tool for pulmonary embolism could be used in emergency departments to guide treatment decisions and, ultimately, ease ...

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(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — 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 ...

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 ...

Health Newsmaker: Hope HouseCalls expands to meet growing community need
Middleboro Gazette
Dr. Gravel has enjoyed a long career in emergency medicine in southeastern Massachusetts at St. Luke's Hospital, South Shore Hospital, St. Anne's Hospital and Tobey Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a board ...

FEATURE-Battlefield lessons transform US emergency care
Improved transfusions and airway tubes, a focus on stopping blood loss, and training to coordinate and improve care from injury site to operating room have also been critical to the new approach in emergency medicine in U.S. streets and hospitals. "All ...

Three new members join Community Foundation board
Morris Daily Herald
Dr. Johnston is an emergency medicine physician with the Northwestern Feinburg School of Medicine in Chicago where he initiated a proposal to use physician arbitrage using video telemedicine to reduce wait times. He is an author who also shares his ...

Via Christi Chooses CEP America to Enhance Emergency Department Care in ...
Business Wire (press release)
"CEP's focus on strong leaders, shared goals, collaboration and patient satisfaction has developed a culture that attracts and retains the best and brightest in emergency medicine and helped build better emergency departments across the country.".

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 ...

Dr. Remley will draw on diverse experience in new role as AAP CEO
AAP News (subscription)
After spending a couple of years in practice in St. Louis, which she loved, Dr. Remley developed an interest in emergency medicine. The pace was a good match for her energy level. “I loved the challenge of the emergency department. In the first two ...

New hospital fellowship to focus on addiction medicine
The Providence Journal
The American Board of Addiction Medicine has been working to gain specialty recognition from the ABMS so that it becomes a recognized specialty of preventative medicine the same as cardiology or emergency medicine is a sub-specialty of internal ...

Recommendations for point-of-care ultrasound in peds ER
Medical Xpress
With this in mind, Jennifer R. Marin, M.D., from the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and colleagues developed recommendations for use of point-of-care ultrasonography among PEM physicians caring for ...

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Ann Emerg Med
A Novel Cause of Free Intraperitoneal Air in the Emergency Department. (Mar 2015)
Quantifying Patient-Physician Communication and Perceptions of Risk During Admissions for Possible Acute Coronary Syndromes. (Mar 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Interobserver Agreement in Retrospective Chart Reviews for Factors Associated With Cervical Spine Injuries in Children. (Mar 2015)
Properties of Serial Ultrasound Clinical Diagnostic Pathway in Suspected Appendicitis and Related Computed Tomography Use. (Mar 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Pediatric oncologic emergencies. (Aug 2014)
Lung-protective ventilation strategies and adjunctive treatments for the emergency medicine patient with acute respiratory failure. (Nov 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Brain natriuretic peptide: the reason of respiratory distress is heart disease or lung disease? (Feb 2015)
Ambulance Diversion: Ethical Dilema and Necessary Evil. (Mar 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
CT Diagnosis of Appendicitis in Children: Comparison of Orthogonal Planes and Assessment of Contrast Opacification of the Appendix. (Mar 2015)
Primary Care Follow-up After Emergency Department Visits for Routine Complaints: What Primary Care Physicians Prefer and What Emergency Department Physicians Currently Recommend. (Feb 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Do physiological scoring and a novel point of care metabolic screen predict 48-h outcome in admissions from the emergency department resuscitation area? (Nov 2014)
Bradykinin-mediated angioedema: factors associated with admission to an intensive care unit, a multicenter study. (Feb 2015)
Forcible administration of antipsychotic medication. (May 1983)
Endoscopic hemostasis. An effective therapy for bleeding peptic ulcers. (Jul 1990)
N Engl J Med
The usefulness of chest radiographs in first asthma attacks. (Aug 1983)
Outcomes of care in birth centers. The National Birth Center Study. (Dec 1989)
Deprivation and emergency admissions for cancers of colorectum, lung, and breast in south east England: ecological study. (Jul 1998)
Explaining differences in English hospital death rates using routinely collected data. (Jun 1999)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Time of Day and Day of Week Trends in EMS Demand. (Feb 2015)
The Attrition Condition: Use of a Preparatory Course to Reduce EMT Course Attrition and Improve Performance on North Carolina Certification Exams. (Apr-Jun 2015)
Air Med J
Prehospital use of blood and plasma in pediatric trauma patients. (Jan-Feb 2015)
Predictors of unfavorable thermal outcome during newborn emergency retrievals. (Mar-Apr 2015)
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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
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