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Medscape Emergency Medicine Physician Lifestyle Report 2015
Shanafelt TD, Boone S, Tan L, et al. Burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance among US physicians relative to the general US population. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:1377-1385. Accessed ...

Film details development of emergency medicine
The Brown Daily Herald
In a single day, over 300,000 people will go to emergency rooms across the country seeking medical attention in the United States. The new documentary film “24|7|365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine” explores the experience of the people who ...

Emergency medicine column: Standard exams not good enough for seniors
Columbus Dispatch
Taking care of healthy older patients is a privilege and among the most rewarding parts of my day. It's a delight to see octogenarians who are fit, sharp, active and engaged and simply need help with an isolated issue, be it medical or surgical. A ...

Emergency medicine physician leads this week's walk
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Dr. Evans Smith, an emergency medicine physician at ETMC Wound Healing Center, leads this week's Walk With a Doc event on Thursday and will discuss environmental health hazards. Walk With a Doc is a project of the Smith County Medical Society.

EM Everywhere: 2nd Annual NorCal Emergency Medicine Student Symposium ...
It has been only 35 years since emergency medicine was officially recognized as a specialty, and yet in that time it has spread to almost every aspect of medicine and society. Emergency medicine is the first line facing Ebola, the safety net for the ...

Emergency Medicine: Knowing risk from mono can save a life
Columbus Dispatch
They had been called to a house near the Ohio State University campus where they found a 21-year-old man who was unresponsive. When they arrived, he was in cardiac arrest, and their initial efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. They tried to ...

Heed "Caution Falling Ice" Signs, Says Loyola Emergency Medicine Chair
Newswise (press release)
“An icicle is like a sharp, stiletto-shoe heel-like dagger,” says Mark Cichon, DO, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at Loyola University Health System. “Coupled with the forceful dynamics of impact from falling a sizeable distance, a person can ...

TRIBUTE: In memory of Dr. Benjamin Lankheet, emergency medicine's advocate
Brighton-Pittsford Post
Dr. Benjamin Lankheet, a lifelong innovator and dedicated physician at Thompson Health, passed away on Jan. 3, surrounded by family at his Bristol home after a 10-year battle with multiple myeloma. Lankheet helped shape the face of medical care for ...

Lifesaving Tips to Survive the Blizzard of 2015
WJBD Online
As the temperature starts to drop, people start to use devices they haven't used before to keep warm, such as space heaters and other fuel-burning devices, said Dr. Corey Slovis, who chairs emergency medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center ...

Chinese hospitals to purchase emergency medicine online
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Provincial-level medicine procurement organs should ensure qualified pharmaceutical companies, which produce emergency medicine, have an online presence to ease the purchasing process for public hospitals, said a circular issued by the National ...

Berks ambulance chiefs deal with shortages of medications
Reading Eagle
A recent research paper published by the Des Plaines, Ill.-based Society for Academic Emergency Medicine found that prescription drug shortages have become longer and more severe and are caused by a variety of factors, including raw materials ...

Expanded Urgent Care Hours – LMC adds Brian Gee, MD
County 10
He has worked in Fremont County in Emergency Medicine for over 10 years and has vast experience in Wilderness Medicine. Screen shot 2015-01-22 at 12.49.39 PM. Note: Lander Medical Clinic & Western Family Care does not replace an emergency room.

Greene County Health-WestGate Welcomes Autumn Nonte, FNP
She then began her professional career IU Health Bloomington Hospital where she specialized in emergency medicine, interventional radiology and oncology. In 2012, she graduated from Ball State University with honors earning a master's degree as a ...

Parsippany-based Emergency Medical Associates has been acquired by EmCare
Parsippany-based emergency medicine partnership Emergency Medical Associates announced Friday that it has been acquired by EmCare Inc., a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc. "I am incredibly excited about the future," Dr. Raymond ...

Medication shortages strain Pa. EMS
Council Deputy Director John Kloss said he began to notice an increase in the number of emergency medicine products that were in short supply about a year ago. Since then, the council has set up a communications link with the state to monitor shortages.

Are Physicians Really More Burned Out?
An editorial published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine reported burnout rates ranging from 30% to 65% across specialties. The highest rates occurred in physicians on the front lines—those in primary care, emergency medicine, and critical care.

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking
News from the University of Massachusetts
“We demonstrated that we could deliver a very simple intervention with volunteers who were not health care professionals,” said Dr. Boudreaux, professor of emergency medicine, psychiatry and quantitative health sciences, vice chair of research for the ...

Assessing and Managing Pediatric Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances
Textbook of pediatric emergency medicine, sixth edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, 2010. 2. Sacchetti A, Moyer V, Baricella R, et al. Primary cardiac arrhythmias in children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 1999;15(2):95–98. 3. Dubin AM. (Nov. 6 ...

ED Bed Coordinator Speeds Patient Admissions
The intervention also reduced periods of dangerous and critical overcrowding at the public hospital and level 1 trauma center, Ross J. Fleishman, MD, from the medical center's Department of Emergency Medicine, and colleagues report in an article ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Evaluation After Blunt Trauma: A Clinical Decision Analysis. (Oct 2014)
Noninvasive Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block for Acute Headache in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. (Jan 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
A research agenda for gender and substance use disorders in the emergency department. (Dec 2014)
Variability in early do not attempt resuscitation orders among patients with serious traumatic brain injury. (Jan 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Chemotherapeutic medications and their emergent complications. (Aug 2014)
Assessment and treatment of the trauma patient in shock. (Nov 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Airway compromise in children exposed to single-use laundry detergent pods: a poison center observational case series. (Dec 2014)
Meteorologic parameters and migraine headache: ED study. (Dec 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Temporal artery thermometry in children younger than 5 years: a comparison with rectal thermometry. (Dec 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
The management of suspected scaphoid fractures in English hospitals: a national survey. (Nov 2014)
Emergency department procedural sedation: the London experience. (Sep 2014)
The role of injection sclerotherapy in the emergency and definitive management of bleeding esophageal varices. (Mar 1983)
Emergency thoracotomy in the management of trauma. (Apr 1983)
N Engl J Med
The usefulness of chest radiographs in first asthma attacks. (Aug 1983)
Emergency management of blunt trauma in children. (May 1991)
Incidence of and mortality from acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in the United Kingdom. Steering Committee and members of the National Audit of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage. (Jul 1995)
Multicentre randomised controlled trial of nasal diamorphine for analgesia in children and teenagers with clinical fractures. (Feb 2001)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Medical Transfer of Patients in Preterm Labor: Treatments and Tocolytics. (January-March 2015)
Prehospital Trauma Care in Singapore. (Dec 2014)
Air Med J
In-flight auscultation during medical air evacuation: comparison between traditional and amplified stethoscopes. (Nov-Dec 2014)
Placement of a central venous catheter in the antecubital vein using a modified seldinger technique. (Nov-Dec 2014)
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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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Cyanides, Cyanogen Chloride
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Evaluation Of A Biological Warfare Victim
Evaluation Of A Chemical Warfare Victim
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Incapacitating Agents, Cannabinoids
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Lung-damaging Agents, Toxic Smokes: Nox, Hc, Rp, Fs, Fm, Sgf2, Teflon
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Personal Protective Equipment
Q Fever
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
T-2 Mycotoxins
Urticants, Phosgene Oxime
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
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