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Improving global emergency medicine to save lives
Scope (blog)
Mahadevan, founder of Stanford Emergency Medicine International, explains in the video how important early interventions can be made in the chain of survival to save thousands of lives in low-resource countries. Watch the full lecture to learn more ...

Smart watch app big winner at first Emergency Medicine Hackathon
ACEP and the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association teamed up with Hacking Medicine at MIT, Chicago Health 2.0 and Grand Sponsor AllScripts to conduct this 3-day event involving emergency physicians, computer programmers, engineers and other ...
Push in Emergency Medicine to Cut Back on Unnecessary CTMedscape

TeamHealth Announces Dr. Kevin Klauer as Chief Medical Officer, Emergency ...
Reporting to Miles Snowden, MD, MPH, chief medical officer, TeamHealth, Dr. Klauer will be responsible for providing clinical leadership to TeamHealth's emergency medicine division and its associated physicians and advanced practice clinicians.

Emergency Medicine: Aggressive treatments can sicken patients, too
Columbus Dispatch
The young man said he felt awful, but I immediately saw that that was an understatement. He held a sickness bag in his hands, and his head hung low. His complexion was sallow, and his brown hair, disheveled. His listed vital signs were normal — just a ...

The bk3000 System - A New Level of Performance in Emergency Medicine ...
The new system will allow the flagship BK Ultrasound brand, powered by Analogic, to enter the demanding and fast growing market of Emergency Medicine, as a result of superb Ultra High Resolution imaging and Doppler capabilities enabled by TriCore(TM) ...

Life in Emergistan--New Ebook from the Pages of Emergency Medicine News
Newswise (press release)
Edwin Leap, MD, award-winning columnist for Emergency Medicine News, tells his stories in his new ebook, Life in Emergistan. Emergency Medicine News is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. Life in Emergistan is ...

NES Health Expands Emergency Medicine Staffing and Management Services ...
PR Web (press release)
NES Health, a leading national provider of outsourced emergency physician staffing and management solutions for hospitals, announced the expansion of its emergency medicine staffing and management services with a new contract at Trinitas Regional ...

Emergency Medicine Residents Potentially Deficient in Differential Diagnosis ...
Infectious Disease Special Edition
PHILADELPHIA—Insufficient knowledge of the parameters for the differential diagnosis for HIV among residents in emergency medicine programs may ultimately result in missed opportunities for early diagnosis and treatment of the disease, a new study has ...

PDF: Deakiger Amos Duncan Petition Vs Emergency Medicine Consultants
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The family of Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan filed a petition in court Tuesday night asking for monetary relief above the jurisdictional limits and a demand for judgment for other relief they believed they were entitled. Wednesday the family ...

Healthcare Business Intelligence Company, Emergency Medicine Business ...
PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Medicine Business Intelligence (EMBI), a leading Software-as-a-Service healthcare performance dashboard and analytics solution provider, has secured growth financing from industry veterans Howard ...

CMC physician pens teen thrillers
Daily Tribune News
Any day spent working in a hospital emergency room can be stressful, but Jack Freeman, an emergency medicine physician at the Cartersville Medical Center, has a unique way of dealing with it. He goes over to the dark side. Not really dark, mind you.

Emergency Physicians Aren't to Blame for Opioid Abuse
"While we are sensitive to the need to develop strategies to reduce opioid abuse, emergency medicine physicians contribute little to these dangerous prescribing practices," said lead investigator Michael Menchine, MD, from the University of Southern ...

Omg! stp texting while u walk b4 u gt hrt
The Journal News |
"I have lots of orthopedic injuries that occur when people are walking and get tripped up on the sidewalk and fall, hitting their head," said Dr. Barry Smith, director of emergency medicine at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers. People can tumble ...

Two Cents Worth
Columbia Daily Herald
Omar L. Hamada, has been appointed Director of Emergency Medicine at Maury Regional Medical Center. Hamada is associated with Team Health, the providers of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants for the MRMC emergency ...

OUTDOORS: Make deer hunting a safe activity
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
Although falls and errant gunshots are obvious risks for deer hunters, heart attacks can also be a danger, according to emergency medicine physician Eric Grube of the Mayo Health Clinic. “I am a hunter and always need to remind myself to lead by ...

Emergency Department teams at UM, Ohio State square off in mini Blood Battle
University of Michigan Health System News (press release)
Each Emergency Medicine department is attempting to get the most ED team members to donate blood (or try) during the remaining Blood Battle drives, including the Be a Hero at the Big House event this Sunday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Michigan ...

Torrington's Charlotte Hungerford Hospital holds emergency triage drill
Torrington Register Citizen
A retired school teacher, Brady said he had been participating in the various disaster drills for 20 years. Region 5 Coordinator of the Department of Emergency Medicine Homeland Security Tom Vannini praised the participants of Saturday's drill. “This ...

Dudley C. Backup, emergency physician
Dudley C. Backup, 60, of West Chester, an emergency medicine specialist for 30 years, died Sunday, Nov. 2, at Neighborhood Hospice of brain injuries he suffered in a Nov. 9, 2013, bicycling accident. Before his accident, Dr. Backup was a respected ...

Dr. Michael Gerardi Assumes Presidency of ACEP
Insurance News Net
"Emergency medicine is essential to America and to the nation's readiness for disasters and infectious disease outbreaks, as demonstrated when an Ebola patient sought medical care in an emergency department in Dallas ," said Dr. Gerardi . "Society's ...

College students practice emergency responding
The Daily Telegram
Claiborne said working with the Madison Township paramedics gives the students a view into emergency medicine. “This has been a tremendous relationship, and has added invaluably to the success of our program,” she said. “Athletic trainers are often ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Death of a child in the emergency department. (Jul 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
Repeat Neuroimaging of Mild Traumatic Brain-injured Patients With Acute Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage: Clinical Outcomes and Radiographic Features. (Oct 2014)
The Effect of Fat Emulsion on Hemodynamics Following Treatment With Propranolol and Clonidine in Anesthetized Rats. (Nov 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Anemia. (Aug 2014)
Thrombotic microangiopathies (TTP, HUS, HELLP). (Aug 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Assessing 2 d-dimer age-adjustment strategies to optimize computed tomographic use in ED evaluation of pulmonary embolism. (Sep 2014)
Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest caused by self-inflicted intoxication: a multicenter retrospective cohort study. (Aug 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
In Situ Pediatric Trauma Simulation: Assessing the Impact and Feasibility of an Interdisciplinary Pediatric In Situ Trauma Care Quality Improvement Simulation Program. (Nov 2014)
Sonographic Baseline Physeal Plate Width Measurements in Healthy, Uninjured Children. (Nov 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Self-referrals in a Dutch Emergency Department: how appropriate are they? (Nov 2014)
Fascia iliaca compartment block for hip fractures: experience of integrating a new protocol across two hospital sites. (Jun 2014)
An outbreak of designer drug--related deaths in Pennsylvania. (Feb 1991)
Transmission of infectious diseases in outpatient health care settings. (May 1991)
N Engl J Med
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C in emergency department patients. (May 1992)
The effects of self-administering emergency contraception. (Jul 1998)
Randomised controlled trial of general practitioner versus usual medical care in an urban accident and emergency department: process, outcome, and comparative cost. (May 1996)
Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. (2011)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Intentional Drug Poisoning Care in a Physician-manned Emergency Medical Service. (Oct 2014)
Description of the 2012 NEMSIS Public-Release Research Dataset. (Oct 2014)
Air Med J
Activation intervals for a helicopter emergency medical service in Japan. (Nov-Dec 2013)
Helicopter emergency medical service scene communications made easy. (Sep-Oct 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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Chemical Warfare Agents
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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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