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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 ...

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 ...

International Emergency Medicine Symposium
On February 26, 2015, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza welcomed over 50 guests at the International Emergency Medicine Symposium hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé. Among the 50 participants were ambassadors, senior officials, diplomats, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

JCMH Pediatric Clinic getting new doctor
Altus Times
The board approved the Initial Appointments of Alexander Barrero, DO – Emergency Medicine, Provisional Staff, and John R. Fitzgerald, DO – Emergency Medicine, Provisional Staff. Reappointments approved were Elizabeth McKeown, APRN-CNP – Nurse ...

Neighbors Emergency Center to Participate in AAEM 21st Annual Scientific ...
PR Newswire (press release)
PEARLAND, Texas, Feb. 26th, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Neighbors Emergency Center will exhibit at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine 21st Annual Scientific Assembly February 28th - March 4th in Austin, Texas. The American Academy of ...

FIFA Medic Trains Club Doctors On Emergency Medicine
Leadership Newspapers
Given the spate of sudden health developments in the world of sports, Nigerian football club doctors have been trained on emergency medicine, so as to enable them deal with sudden developments on the pitch and outside. The pre-season workshop, held at ...
NPFL Breaks World League

Laurens County EMS named best in the state
At the same time, Laurens County Council has passed or is considering updates to several county ordinances that deal with the way the county provides and dispatches emergency medicine first responders. At the same time, private ambulance services in ...

SeHealth, Campbell team for emergencies
The Robesonian
“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 ...

After much anticipation, MSU medical students match with residencies
MSU State News
There is also a high percentage of graduates continuing in obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology and internal medicine. “When you open your envelope to show where you are matched, it's like the beginning of your ...

Armor-like shark skin may offer blueprint for defense against superbugs
PBS NewsHour
HARI SREENIVASAN: An emergency medicine doctor, Dr. Sande says nothing should replace rigorous hand-washing, but when time is critical, it can be forgotten. DR. MARGARET SANDE: When it really is a matter of life or death, people are always, by their ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Association of Emergency Department Opioid Initiation With Recurrent Opioid Use. (Dec 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
The development and validation of hand motion analysis to evaluate competency in central line catheterization. (Feb 2015)
The Association of Health Status and Providing Consent to Continued Participation in an Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Trial Performed Under Exception From Informed Consent. (Mar 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Evaluation and management of congenital bleeding disorders. (Aug 2014)
Myeloproliferative disorders. (Aug 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Carboxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin levels as prognostic markers in acute pulmonary embolism. (Feb 2015)
Ischemia-modified albumin is not better than creatine kinase-MB and cardiac troponin I in predicting a cardiac injury in nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage. (Oct 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
An unusual presentation of hydrochloric Acid ingestion: a mystery unraveled. (Mar 2015)
The many etiologies of neonatal hypocalcemic seizures. (Mar 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Sodium azide ingestion and secondary contamination risk in healthcare workers. (Jan 2015)
Individualized rescuer change by a team leader during uninterrupted cardiopulmonary resuscitation: comparison with rescuer change in 2-min intervals. (Mar 2015)
Risk of infection during CPR training and rescue: supplemental guidelines. The Emergency Cardiac Care Committee of the American Heart Association. (Nov 1989)
Surgical standby for coronary balloon angioplasty. (Aug 1992)
N Engl J Med
A comparison of sclerotherapy with staple transection of the esophagus for the emergency control of bleeding from esophageal varices. (Sep 1989)
The effects of self-administering emergency contraception. (Jul 1998)
Complications with shunts in adults with spina bifida. (Jul 1995)
Multifactorial assessment and targeted intervention for preventing falls and injuries among older people in community and emergency care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis. (Jan 2008)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Identification of a Neurologic Scale That Optimizes EMS Detection of Older Adult Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Who Require Transport to a Trauma Center. (Oct 2014)
Time of Day and Day of Week Trends in EMS Demand. (Feb 2015)
Air Med J
Successful airtraq use in an air medical transport system. (Nov-Dec 2014)
Prehospital use of blood and plasma in pediatric trauma patients. (Jan-Feb 2015)
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iRash diagnosis algorithm
iAbsolute Neutrophil Count
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iAminoglycoside clearance in females
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iNasal cannula oxygen FiO2 estimation
iOsmolar Clearance
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iPredicted peak expiratory flow (PEF, peak flow) - females
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iPregnancy Wheel
iProtein Catabolic Rate for Patients on Hemodialysis
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iSodium Deficit In Hyponatremia (Males)
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iEndocarditis Prophylaxis - Which Cardiac Conditions Require It?
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iOpioid Potency Comparison
iPediatric Resuscitation Equipment - Sizing by Age
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iSynovial Fluid Classification
iSystemic Glucocorticoids Comparison
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