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Ohio firm to manage Allegheny Health Network emergency departments
Pittsburgh Business Times
Canton, Ohio-based Emergency Medicine Physicians will manage the emergency departments at Allegheny General Hospital, West Penn Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital and Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, the company said. The joint venture will also manage ...
AHN expands relationship with emergency medicine management companyWashington Observer Reporter
Allegheny Health Network and Emergency Medicine Physicians Form Joint ...Newswire Today (press release)
EMP to manage emergency rooms in Western PennsylvaniaSuburbanite

An emergency medicine physician's take on honoring your emotions
Scope (blog)
But how do you really feel? Over on, Anoop Kumar, MD, reflects on his personal and professional experiences with cancer. The emergency physician cares for people with acute complications from cancer and related treatments. In the post ...

The first ASEAN Emergency Medicine workshop is held in Thailand
Thailand National News Bureau
PHUKET, 23 April 2014 (NNT) - The National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIEM) in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), organized a meeting in order to create awareness and to prepare a concrete protocol for handling ...

Tennessee's First Emergency Medicine Fellowship Begins At Erlanger And UTC
The Chattanoogan
Mr. Spiegel, Erlanger Chief Medical Officer Jim Creel, MD, and UTCOMC Dean David C. Seaberg, MD, presented white coats to the new faculty of the Division of EMS under the Department of Emergency Medicine during a recent ceremony at Erlanger.

GuideWell Health and Crucial Care Launch GuideWell Emergency Medicine ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and ORLANDO, Fla., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GuideWell Health has formed GuideWell Emergency Medicine Doctors, LLC, which will serve as a stand-alone medical facility serving the Orlando metropolitan area from its premier ...
Florida Blue to open urgent-care center near Winter Park Trader Joe'sOrlando Business Journal (blog)

Newtown Participating In Emergency Medication Distribution Drill Thursday
The Newtown Bee
Newtown Health District officials are expecting a state Department of Health courier and State Police escort to arrive at Newtown High School sometime Thursday morning as part of a statewide mass emergency medicine distribution drill.

Penn Medicine: Two Commonly Used Medications Equally Effective in Treating ...
Penn: Office of University Communications
... that both medications are equally effective and safe and may lead to expanded options for selecting drugs that are stable for use in emergency settings or resource poor environments,” said Jill M. Baren, MD, chair of the Department of Emergency ...

High-altitude medicine
The Durango Herald
TELLURIDE – A doctor here with a background in emergency medicine is treating patients sensitive to high altitude before, instead of after, they get in real trouble. Dr. Peter Hackett, the founder of the Institute for Altitude Medicine, treats and ...

Strong West expected to open mid-July
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Area residents learned that once open, the 10-bed emergency department at Strong West will be staffed by a doctor, at least two nurses and support staff, according to Dr. Michael Kamali, chairman of emergency medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital ...

Movers & Shakers for April 20, 2014
MetroWest Daily News
Framingham resident Dr. James A. Feldman, professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) as the 2014 recipient of the Grant V. Rodkey Award, an honor ...

5 Myths About The ER, Debunked
As Emory University physician Dr. Stephen Pitts described in Health Affairs, emergency medicine physicians see 28% of these acute visits, but make up less than 5% of the physician workforce. I and many other practitioners of emergency medicine chose ...

Flinders Medical Centre emergency consultant David Teubner warns Medicare ...
The Australian
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) also warned an end to bulk billing will result in people delaying treatment in early stages of problems. Do you support the proposed Medicare reforms? Rising concern among doctors comes as the ...

Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study
It's been dogma in medicine that Ativan is better than Valium, but this study shows that they are just about equal," said Chamberlain, division chief of emergency medicine and trauma services at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C..

LA BioMed researcher honored for contributions to child abuse detection and ...
EurekAlert (press release)
At LA BioMed, Dr. Berkowitz's research has focused on the maltreatment of children, pediatric emergency medicine, women in medicine and medical education. She has been the director of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's and LA BioMed's "Failure to ...

Log Rolling and Tomahawk Intubation: The FOAMed Report
MedPage Today
Here are five must-reads curated from the globally crowd-sourced emergency medicine and critical care online education community called Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed): 1. How to Tomahawk intubate patients you need to keep in a seated ...

Peyton Manning back in Indy this weekend
Indianapolis Star
Its specialties include emergency medicine, cancer and blood diseases, general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, pulmonology, otolaryngology, rehabilitation and endocrinology. Call Star reporter Dana Hunsinger Benbow at (317) 444-6012. Follow her on ...

8 myths about anti-aging practices
You don't need expensive gym equipment to get started, says Travis Stork, emergency medicine physician. "Body weight exercises, such as pushups or squats, are great for strength training." Aim for at least two days a week of muscle-strengthening ...

In Wake Of Child Shootings, ER Doctors Seek Ways To Cope
CBS Local
... including at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital, where four children recently were treated for gunshot wounds. “You never fully remove your job when you see a lot of sadness,” said Dr. Alison Tothy, chief of emergency medicine at ...

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We've also been fortunate to recruit tremendously talented providers to care for our patients including Dr. Ian Greenwald, our Medical Director, who is a board certified emergency medicine physician, a previous Duke Faculty member and a current Duke ...

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American board of emergency medicine report on residency training information (2013-2014), american board of emergency medicine. (May 2014)
Addressing WHO Resolution 60.22: A Pilot Project to Create Access to Acute Care Services in Uganda. (Mar 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
Barriers and Facilitators to Intraosseous Access in Adult Resuscitations When Peripheral Intravenous Access Is Not Achievable. (Mar 2014)
Validation of the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit in Older Emergency Department Patients. (Feb 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Emergency department evaluation of child abuse. (Aug 2013)
Pediatric toxicology: specialized approach to the poisoned child. (Feb 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Intra-abdominal injury is easily overlooked in the patients with concomitant unstable hemodynamics and pelvic fractures. (Feb 2014)
Differences in interpretation of cranial computed tomography in ED traumatic brain injury patients by expert neuroradiologists. (Mar 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Seasonal variation of presentation for headache in a pediatric emergency department. (Mar 2014)
Can a simple urinalysis predict the causative agent and the antibiotic sensitivities? (Apr 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Emergency airway management by paramedics: comparison between standard endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airway, and I-gel. (Dec 2013)
The litigation cost of negligent scaphoid fracture management. (Apr 2014)
In-flight medical emergencies. One year of experience with the enhanced medical kit. (Sep 1989)
An analysis of time of presentation after stroke. (Jan 1990)
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)
Emergency postcoital contraception. (Oct 1997)
Call to needle times after acute myocardial infarction in urban and rural areas in northeast Scotland: prospective observational study. (Aug 1998)
Effectiveness and safety of chest pain assessment to prevent emergency admissions: ESCAPE cluster randomised trial. (Sep 2007)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Single-site Community Consultation for Emergency Research in a Community Hospital Setting. (Mar 2014)
Understanding Safety in Prehospital Emergency Medical Services for Children. (Mar 2014)
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The Airtraq Optical Laryngoscope in helicopter emergency medical services: a pilot trial. (Mar-Apr 2013)
Helicopter transport effectiveness of patients for primary percutaneous coronary intervention. (May-Jun 2013)
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Dystonia in the Emergency Department - St Emlyns
St Emlyns
Managing acute dystonia in the Emergency Department. Procyclidine. Movement disorders. Dystonic reactions. Oculogyric crisis. Status dystonicus.
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: Pre-Hospital Furosemide ...
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note
In Ottawa, pre-hospital care includes paramedics authorized to treat acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema in the setting of respiratory distress. Their treatment, sensibly, includes nitroglycerin. It also, insensibly, includes ...
Sepsis- 150 Lives in 150 Days | Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
This past World Sepsis Day, in British Columbia, Canada, the BC Sepsis Network launched an emergency department awareness and engagement campaign to accelerate the use of evidence-based sepsis management in ...
What emergency medicine can teach emergency managers ...
Cambridge Medicine
Used daily in emergency medicine, medical decision-making provides timely decisions and relies on on-site subject matter experts. Decisions are made based on the best information available at the time, and these decisions ...
Why I Made Emergency Medicine My Career by Mark Baker, MD ...
The Central Line
Why I Made Emergency Medicine My Career by Mark Baker, MD, FACEP. What other jobs allow you to stay up all night long, party with crazy people, and get paid for it? That's what I like to say every New Year's Eve.
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: Target: Stroke � �Success!�
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note
The use of tPA has evolved rapidly over the last decade. However, despite its increasing use, proponents have been dismayed to see eligible patients were still receiving tPA within 60 minutes of ED arrival only one-third of the ...
Allegheny Health Network and Emergency Medicine Physicians ...
EMP News
Allegheny Health Network and Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP) announced today the formation of a joint venture to manage the emergency departments at eight hospitals in western Pennsylvania. The joint venture ...
3rd ICPEM | Saudi Program of Emergency Medicine Resident's blog
Saudi Program of Emergency Medicine Resident's blog
The fantastic super pediatric conference is over ladies and gentlemen. We learned, taught, eat and laughed for three days with the world's leaders in emergency medicine from all over the globe. If you have attended the ...
Emergency Medicine Veterinarian, Employment | AVMA
AVMA Veterinary Career Center Search Results
AVMA Veterinary Career Center: Private Practice, , Windsor, Colorado , Emergency Medicine Veterinarian at Peak Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital.
Causes of reduced conscious level in North Dublin - Emergency ...
Emergency Medicine Ireland
As a result you become an expert in inner city emergency medicine which has its own specific problems. Here's a list of differentials for the unconscious patient in my current context. Feel free to suggest any other important ...
The Boston Marathon bombing: From emergency medicine to Twitter ...
Journalist's Resource
Findings: �On Monday, April 15, 2013, Boston emergency medical services and other agencies transported scores of casualties to local hospitals within 90 minutes of the two explosions at 2:50 p.m. near the Boylston Street ...
Head injury | Saudi Program of Emergency Medicine Resident's blog
Saudi Program of Emergency Medicine Resident's blog
The original presentation for the latest activity. It is a �not so organized� presentation but people are requesting a quick release so here you go. It is provided for educational purposes only, all copyrights are reserved for the ...
Stacey L. Gillis, DVM Emergency Medicine � Practice Partner ...
Atlantic Street Vet
Stacey L. Gillis, DVM Emergency Medicine � Practice Partner. Graduate of: University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine Member of: Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society American Veterinary Medical Association ...
The Role of the Emergency Department in the ... - Athenahealth
Health Leadership Forum | athenahealth
For practitioners of emergency medicine, these changes are amplifying the evolution already occurring in the (ED) during the last several years. Emergency physicians always have been active in the field of unscheduled care, ...
EMS Resident Simulation Day - Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Freestanding Emergency Center · Adult Emergency Department / Trauma Center · Pediatric Emergency Department · Education · Residency · Current Residents · Curriculum · Benefits · Application Process · Clinical ...
May 2014 Emergency Medicine Conferences | Saudi Program of ...
Saudi Program of Emergency Medicine Resident's blog
Salam! Here I am again ,, but this time it's early enough for you to plan attending one of the conferences some time ahead.I'll list them down here. Ready ? lets GO ! ↓↓↓↓↓ ...
Emergency Medicine Procedure Workshop | EmergencyPedia
EMIG Procedure Workshop Welcome to the pre-reading (flipped classroom) for the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) Procedures Workshop. This is scheduled for next week (Monday 31st of March - Tuesday 1st of ...
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: The Troponin to End All ...
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note
These patients were then followed through the central Swedish Health Registry for subsequent hospital admissions or death for 30, 180, and 365 days following their Emergency Department Visit. Of this cohort, 8,883 had an ...
ICPEM lectures 1 | Saudi Program of Emergency Medicine ...
Saudi Program of Emergency Medicine Resident's blog
I figured we can upload the lectures of the conference speaker by speaker on a daily basis. Let us start with Prof. Marianne lectures, absolutely brilliant stuff by a well-known international figure in emergency medicine.
EmCrit | Saudi Program of Emergency Medicine Resident's blog
Saudi Program of Emergency Medicine Resident's blog
Alrighty, second episode of the famous beloved regular mini project, PODCAST OF THE WEEK. Today is a special day as we will be talking about one of the most recommended podcasts of all times. EmCrit podcast and its ...
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