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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 ...

Push in Emergency Medicine to Cut Back on Unnecessary CT
The board made these recommendations after input from an expert panel of emergency medicine physicians. To make the list, a recommendation must be one that physicians have control over, must not be dictated by hospitals or trauma system protocols, ...
Smart watch app big winner at first Emergency Medicine

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

Emergency Medical Personnel Face Unique Ethical Challenges
In a small rural West Virginia community, a paramedic and his partner are called to the home of an elderly gentleman who appears to have suffered a heart attack. They're met at the door by the patient's frantic wife and find the patient on the living ...

Definition of Urgent Care Medicine
Gilmer Mirror
Of all of the existing specialties, UCM shares the most in common with family practice and emergency medicine, though there is enough uniqueness of practice that UCM, in reality, is a separate specialty with a distinct knowledge base, skill set, and ...

Research Reveals Most Common Causes of Head Injuries in Children
“The detailed information from this very large prospective study is not available from any other source,” said senior author Nathan Kuppermann, professor and chair of emergency medicine at UC Davis and principal investigator of the initial study. “It ...

Physicians Launch 'Seniorbility'
Virginia Connection Newspapers
... in 1995 from Winston Churchill High School. He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland and then completed a residency in emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia. He is now an ER physician at Emergency Medicine Associates.

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 ...

Flu confirmed in Ontario County
Henrietta Post
"Influenza is a serious disease, and thousands of people die from it every year in the U.S.," said Dr. Vijay Bansal, the medical director and chief of Emergency Medicine for Thompson. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age ...

Holy Cross, UM to set up medical residency program
Sun Sentinel
In addition to the internal medicine residency, Holy Cross and UM have applied to create a residency program in emergency medicine, Homer said. Meanwhile, Weston-based Cleveland Clinic has 10 residency programs, including programs in internal ...

Eskenazi Foundation Details Learning Program
Inside Indiana Business (press release)
He also had the opportunity to shadow Dr. Charles Miramonti, medical director of the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department at Eskenazi Health, and Dr. Cheri Hobgood, chair of the IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine.

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Ann Emerg Med
A Text Message Alcohol Intervention for Young Adult Emergency Department Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (Jul 2014)
Associations Between Patient and Emergency Department Operational Characteristics and Patient Satisfaction Scores in an Adult Population. (Aug 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
Organization, Execution and Evaluation of the 2014 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference on Gender-Specific Research in Emergency Care - An Executive Summary. (Nov 2014)
The Intersecting Roles of Violence, Gender, and Substance Use in the Emergency Department: A Research Agenda. (Nov 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Toxicologic acid-base disorders. (Feb 2014)
Calcium, magnesium, and phosphate abnormalities in the emergency department. (May 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Evaluation of prognostic scale Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction and Killip. An ST-elevation myocardial infarction new scale. (Aug 2014)
Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest caused by self-inflicted intoxication: a multicenter retrospective cohort study. (Aug 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Myocarditis. (Nov 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Comparison of two intraosseous devices in adult patients in the emergency setting: a pilot study. (Jul 2014)
Predictive accuracy and feasibility of risk stratification scores for 28-day mortality of patients with sepsis in an emergency department. (Aug 2014)
Cardiothoracic emergencies associated with subclavian hemodialysis catheters. (Nov 1983)
Tricyclic antidepressant overdose. A review. (Jan 1987)
N Engl J Med
Prevention of myocardial damage in acute myocardial ischemia by early treatment with intravenous streptokinase. (Nov 1985)
Endoscopic biliary drainage for severe acute cholangitis. (Jun 1992)
Mortality in patients with and without colectomy admitted to hospital for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: record linkage studies. (Nov 2007)
Short term impact of smoke-free legislation in England: retrospective analysis of hospital admissions for myocardial infarction. (2010)
Prehosp Emerg Care
A comparative assessment of adverse event classification in the out-of-hospital setting. (Oct-Dec 2014)
Risk Factors for Failed Tracheal Intubation in Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Specialty Transport. (Oct 2014)
Air Med J
Commercial aircraft repatriation of patients with pneumothorax. (Jul-Aug 2013)
Past and current trends in intravenous therapy for hemorrhagic shock. (Jul-Aug 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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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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