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Take time to thank emergency medicine personnel
Herald & Review (blog)
In our busy lives, we try to take time to recognize those who play important and often unrecognized roles. Last week was National EMS Week and we in the world of emergency medicine want to take a moment to publicly thank all those who play such an ...

Event recap: Next steps for integrated emergency medicine
Brookings Institution (blog)
Recently, the Richard Merkin Initiative on Payment Reform and Clinical Leadership hosted, “MEDTalk – Reimagining emergency medicine: How to integrate care for the acutely ill and injured.” Emergency medicine includes a range of care, from a child ...

Refresher course in emergency medicine
Yahoo! Maktoob News
The Medical Education Department of the Dubai Health Authority recently organised a symposium on emergency medicine and surgery to update medical residents with the latest in the field. The aim of the programme was to provide residents with an ...

Addressing Emergency Department Flow, Inside and Out
HealthLeaders Media
Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP, CPE, is senior vice chair of the department of emergency medicine for the Lehigh Valley Health Network of Allentown, Pennsylvania, which includes five hospitals, five emergency rooms, 17 community clinics, 12 health centers, ...

Noteworthy Emergency Medicine Advancements: A 20-Year Review
Of all the improvements in the practice of emergency medicine (EM) during the past two decades, the advent of ultrasound has probably had the greatest impact on our ability to more rapidly and accurately triage patients presenting to the emergency ...

Dubai Health Authority organises symposium on emergency medicine and ...
Zawya (registration)
Dubai Health Authority organises symposium on emergency medicine and surgery. The symposium known as Emergency Surgery and Trauma Symposium (REST) was attended by 200 medical residents from the UAE and GCC region. Dubai - The Medical ...

Schools require emergency allergy medicine, but doctors balk
When a Murietta Valley Unified School District elementary student bit into a cupcake made with peanut butter in April, she quickly struggled to breathe. A school health aide grabbed a pre-loaded syringe of adrenaline from the supply cabinet, injected ...

20 Years of Medscape -- Reflection, Innovation and Celebration
PR Newswire (press release)
From ultrasounds to smartphone apps, telemedicine to freestanding emergency departments, the emergency medicine specialty has benefitted significantly from mobile and video innovation to improve patient access to urgent care, according an article by Dr.

MMCSC Foundation honors local humanitarians at gala
Asbury Park Press
James T. Zipagan, M.D. continues the hospitals mission of providing the best quality care as an emergency medicine physician and past chair of the Emergency Department at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. Dr. Zipagan was responsible for ...

UA Employees Honored for Research, Leadership
UANews (press release)
The award recognizes outstanding contributions to emergency medicine research. It will be presented to Spaite in October during the organization's international meeting in Boston. Spaite holds the Virginia Piper Distinguished Chair of Emergency ...

Medicaid patients need support to use primary care rather than emergency rooms
Medical Xpress
... one place is likely more cost effective than going to a [primary care provider] clinic and having gone elsewhere to get further testing," writes Roberta Capp, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the CU School of Medicine in the journal ...
How to get Medicaid patients to use primary care rather than emergency roomsScience Codex

Ohio lawmakers want to speed up trauma emergency transport
Canton Repository
Steve Huffman, an emergency-medicine doctor and co-sponsor of the bill, said the legislation should improve the system so patients will be transported to the appropriate hospital faster. Trauma is the leading cause of death for Ohioans between the ages ...

Push to Talk Telemedicine and M-Health Convergence Market Shares ... (blog)
A new study Push to Talk Telemedicine and M-Health Market Convergence Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019. The 2013 study has 791 pages, 278 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the ...

ACEP Policies Lead to Evidence-Based Medicine
"Both of them are on hot clinical topics," James Augustine, MD, FACEP, director of clinical operations at Emergency Medicine Physicians and a board member of the ACEP, said. Augustine added the policy statements are in line with what other ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Point-of-care ultrasonography by pediatric emergency physicians. (Apr 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. (Apr 2015)
Midregional Proadrenomedullin Predicts Mortality and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients Presenting With Chest Pain: Results From the CHOPIN Trial. (May 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Neurotrauma. (Nov 2014)
The Emergent Evaluation and Treatment of Hand Injuries. (May 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Improved sepsis bundles in the treatment of septic shock: a prospective clinical study. (Apr 2015)
Opportunities for earlier HIV diagnosis in a pediatric ED. (Apr 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Management of a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis in the emergency department. (May 2015)
Status Epilepticus Due to Cat Scratch Disease: Recognition, Diagnosis, and Thoughts on Pathogenesis. (Apr 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
A retrospective comparison of ketamine dosing regimens for pediatric procedural sedation. (Apr 2015)
Patient satisfaction in out-of-hospital emergency care: a multicentre survey. (Mar 2015)
The total artificial heart as a bridge to transplantation. A report of two cases. (Dec 1986)
Managing an acute pain crisis in a patient with advanced cancer: "this is as much of a crisis as a code". (Mar 2008)
N Engl J Med
Public Health Service study on Reye's syndrome and medications. Report of the pilot phase. (Oct 1985)
Predisposing factors for severe, uncontrolled hypertension in an inner-city minority population. (Sep 1992)
Extracontractual referrals: safety valve or administrative paperchase? (Jun 1995)
A qualitative study of action plans for asthma. (Apr 2002)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Probabilistic Linkage of Prehospital and Outcomes Data in Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest. (Dec 2014)
EMS Intubation Improves with King Vision Video Laryngoscopy. (Apr 2015)
Air Med J
Characteristics of nontrauma scene flights for air medical transport. (Nov-Dec 2014)
Ethical considerations for conducting a randomized controlled trial in transport. (Nov-Dec 2014)
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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
Vomiting Agents: Dm, Da, Dc
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The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
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Mediastinal crunch is a series of precordial crackles synchronous with the heart beat, not with respiration. Best heard in the left lateral position, it is due to mediastinal emphysema (pseudomediastinum), seen with boerhaave's syndrome.

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Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.

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Cracked sores at the angles of the mouth


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