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River Hospital to receive emergency medicine support from Syracuse group
That is because River Hospital, 4 Fuller St., recently announced it has entered into an agreement with the Emergency Medicine Medical Service Group of Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, to provide emergency medical physicians in provider and ...

Busier hospitals are safer for patients
Published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the study from the University of Michigan analysed data from a database called the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which contains information about hospital discharges. The researchers found that the poorest ...

Emergency Medicine: Nature can be model for new medical treatments
Columbus Dispatch
In emergency medicine, we see trauma in the acute phase, just minutes or hours after initial injury. But the care of these patients can extend for weeks and even months. After I left that trauma patient, I saw a man who had been treated six months ...

FMC names new emergency medicine chief
Lancaster Eagle Gazette
Emergency Medicine Physicians, FMC's emergency physician group, contracted with FMC on Jan. 1. Since that time, Dr. Steve Rudis has served as the interim director of emergency medicine. Dr. Annie Sinnott has served as the assistant director of ...

Dr. Jack Ciliberti, 70, took emergency care 'to another level'
The Seattle Times
“Twenty-eight years ago, emergency medicine was just coming into its own in Washington,” said Dr. Stephen Anderson, a former president of the state chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. “He helped create this [emergency medicine] ...

College Students Experience Emergency Medicine at Rowan University
... Browse By Topic · General EMS Discussion · ALS Topics · BLS Topics · Safety & Survival · Response & Vehicle · Off Duty EMS · Start a Post · Home » Administration and Leadership » College Students Experience Emergency Medicine at Rowan University.

Emergency Medicine, Allergy Physicians Partner to Create New Standards
University of Cincinnati
A partnership between clinicians and researchers at the College of Medicine has led to a new set of practical guidelines for emergency medicine physicians in treating a potentially life-threatening condition. The guideline for treating angioedema arose ...

Scott named new director of emergency medicine at FMC
Logan Daily News
Emergency Medicine Physicians, FMC's emergency physician group, contracted with FMC on Jan. 1. Since that time, Dr. Steve Rudis has served as the interim director of emergency medicine. Dr. Annie Sinnott has served as the assistant director of ...

UW Medicine initiates new Emergency Medical Services Fellowship
UW School of Medicine Division of Emergency Medicine recently started a two-year Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship. The fellowship program, directed by Dr. Michael Sayre, professor at UW Medicine and associate director of the Seattle Fire ...

US university training Indian doctors in emergency medicine
The Hindu
Kolkata's Peerless Hospital has tied up with a US—based university to train the doctors specialising in emergency medical care. The first batch of students who finished their three—year full—time Masters in Emergency Medicine Program offered in ...
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US specialists to train Kolkata doctors on emergency careFirstpost
'Comprehensive approach to emergency trauma care needed'

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Roaa Salah Jamjoom, MD ...
Motor E magazine
Board certified in pediatric emergency medicine, Roaa Salah Jamjoom, MD, is being honored for her passion and dedication by representing the emergency medicine specialists of Ontario with inclusion into The Leading Physicians of the World. Among her ...

Why You Should Be Alarmed About Pediatric Emergency Care in the US
Pacific Standard
The adage that children are not just small adults is especially true in the case of emergency medicine, where weight-based dosing and age-appropriate vital signs come as second nature to pediatricians and as a foreign language to non-pediatric trained ...

Emergency Medicine Physicians Announces New Board Chairman
The Herald | (press release)
CANTON, Ohio — Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP Ltd.), one of the nation's largest acute care providers, today announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Hudson to Chairman of the Board of EMP Holdings Ltd. Hudson's primary responsibilities will be ...
Emergency Physicians Save More than LivesInsurance News Net

Medical emergency? Find a really busy hospital
The new findings, based on national data on 17.5 million emergency patients treated at nearly 3,000 hospitals, appear in an Annals of Emergency Medicine paper by a University of Michigan Medical School team. Using U-M Department of Emergency ...

Busy emergency rooms better for sickest patients
Futurity: Research News
The study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, calculates that if all emergency patients received the kind of care that the busiest emergency centers give, 24,000 fewer people would die each year. But it also notes that people having an ...

Alexander Rosenau, DO, FACEP, President of the American College of ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Dr. Rosenau is nationally recognized as a leader in emergency medicine. He is senior vice chair of emergency medicine and an emergency physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Rosenau also is associate professor ...

Highly Skilled Emergency Medicine Physician, Julie Marie Mills, DO, Enters The ...
Motor E magazine
The Leading Physicians of the World and the International Association of HealthCare Professionals are proud to announce that Julie Marie Mills, DO, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the emergency medicine community. Over her ten years ...

Preventing summertime injuries among children
Cone Health Pediatric Emergency Department is located at Moses Cone Hospital, with an exceptional team of pediatric emergency medicine specialists and related healthcare professionals dedicated to providing the best care possible for children ...

Medical Workers Face Scrutiny After Man's Death in Police Custody
New York Times
That response has added to public anger over the death and has fueled criticism by experts in emergency medicine. One concern expressed by some experts is that the emergency medical workers were intimidated by a large police presence and as a result ...

Uwchlan Ambulance corps offers camps for youth
Daily Local News
Werner, who says he spends “an inordinate amount of time out in the woods,” also runs the ambulance company's Explorer Post, a youth club sanctioned by the Boy Scouts of America that trains young people in the basics of first aid and emergency medicine ...

Google Glass: Paramedics' next tool
Chicago Tribune
Dr. Paul Porter, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown University in Rhode Island who is leading a Glass study at Rhode Island Hospital, agreed. "It's a really low-cost way of entering the telemedicine world," Porter said. "I think this is ...

Busiest EDs Have Best Outcomes
... level of care at all of the lower-volume institutions could be brought up to that of the busiest EDs, an estimated 24,000 additional lives could be saved annually, the investigators write in an article published online July 16 in the Annals of ...

Redesigning EDs for patient experience
Healthcare Finance News
“We have spent countless hours listening to our community, nursing staff, physicians, EMS teams and most importantly, patients, to design a facility that will meet their needs and exceed expectation,” said Aria's new chair of emergency medicine, Gerald ...

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Withholding or termination of resuscitation in pediatric out-of-hospital traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest. (Apr 2014)
Hyperkalemia, Hyperphosphatemia, Acute Kidney Injury, and Fatal Dysrhythmias After Consumption of Palytoxin-Contaminated Goldspot Herring. (Jul 2014)
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Creating an infrastructure for comparative effectiveness research in emergency medical services. (May 2014)
The 2013 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. (May 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Fever in the returning traveler. (Nov 2013)
Derangements of potassium. (May 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Erythropoietin administration facilitates return of spontaneous circulation and improves survival in a pig model of cardiac arrest. (Apr 2014)
HIV rapid testing in a Veterans Affairs hospital ED setting: a 5-year sustainability evaluation. (Apr 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Rapunzel syndrome: diagnosis via radiograph and history. (May 2014)
Management of pediatric patients with concussion by emergency medicine physicians. (Jul 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
First-pass intubation success rate during rapid sequence induction of prehospital anaesthesia by physicians versus paramedics. (May 2014)
What parental characteristics can predict child maltreatment at the Emergency Department? Considering expansion of the Hague Protocol. (Jun 2014)
The role of injection sclerotherapy in the emergency and definitive management of bleeding esophageal varices. (Mar 1983)
Staphylococcal food poisoning associated with an Easter egg hunt. (Aug 1984)
N Engl J Med
Multifactorial index of cardiac risk in noncardiac surgical procedures. (Oct 1977)
Endoscopic biliary drainage for severe acute cholangitis. (Jun 1992)
Multicentre randomised controlled trial of nasal diamorphine for analgesia in children and teenagers with clinical fractures. (Feb 2001)
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
Acute Coronary Ischemia Identified by EMS Providers in a Standing Middle-aged Male with Atypical Symptoms. (Jul-Sep 2014)
Motor vehicle crash severity estimations by physicians and prehospital personnel. (Jul-Sep 2014)
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An investigation of pilot fatigue in helicopter emergency medical services. (Sep-Oct 2013)
Specialty pediatric transport in primary care or urgent care settings. (Mar-Apr 2014)
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Attorney Brian Lee Pledges $20,000 for Emergency Medicine ...
Saratoga Hospital
Attorney Brian Lee recently pledged $20,000 to help fund continuing education for emergency medicine personnel at Saratoga Hospital. The gift�to the hospital's Brian Lee Law Firm Emergency Medicine Education ...
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: The Return of Metoprolol ...
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note
Beta-blockade early in the course of myocardial infarction was once fashionable � until COMMIT demonstrated an excess of early cardiogenic shock detracting from subsequent late, favorable effects. This led to beta-blockade ...
Elizabeth Leenellett, MD, Discusses Emergency Medicine on ...
UC Health
Learn about how an Emergency Department works and how to decide between an ED or an urgent care center with Elizabeth Leenellett, MD, medical director of West Chester Hospital's Emergency Department. HealthScope ...
CEM FOAMed network - Emergency Medicine Ireland
Emergency Medicine Ireland
The College of Emergency Medicine is the body responsible for training all the wonderful UK emergency medicine trainees and represents the speciality in the UK. The trainees in Ireland do the UK exams so the specialties in ...
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: Should We Keep Patients in ...
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note
Citing everything from ignorance, to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, several clinicians in this vignette make the case discussions of cost have no role in Emergency Department care. Victor Friedman, of the ...
IAEM 2014 - Emergency Medicine Ireland
Emergency Medicine Ireland
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine are hosting their annual scientific meeting this year in Dun Laoghaire. They've just launched the website for the event where you can find all the info you need. This year's event is ...
SGEM#83: In Your Eyes (Topical Tetracaine for Corneal Abrasions ...
The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine
Podcast Link: SGEM83 Date: July 12th, 2014. Rebel Skeptics: Dr. Salim Rezaie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at San Antonio. You may better know him ...
24-7-365: The evolution of emergency medicine | the PEMNetwork ...
the PEMNetwork Blog
This is an amazing video created by a Yale Emergency Medicine Resident as part of a collaboration with EMRA and �goose� (anthony edwards). Please check it out and share with friends colleagues. While it relates to EM and ...
Emergency Medicine Veterinarian, Employment | AVMA
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AVMA Veterinary Career Center: Private Practice, , Windsor, Colorado , Emergency Medicine Veterinarian at Peak Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital.
Emergency Medicine Physicians Announces New Board Chairman
EMP News
Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP Ltd.), one of the nation's largest acute care providers, today announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Hudson to Chairman of the Board of EMP Holdings Ltd. Hudson's primary ...
Must-read: getting started in online emergency medicine education ...
The Poison Review
Five Strategies to Effectively Use Online Resources in Emergency Medicine. Thoma B et al. Ann Emerg Med 2014 Jun 21.
Tasty Morsels of EM 040 HSV in Kiddies - Emergency Medicine ...
Emergency Medicine Ireland
Another review from the EB Medicine series of publications. Remember this comes free with EMRA membership if you're a trainee. Along with EM:RAP, Emergency Medical Abstracts and lots of other good stuff. This time it's ...
UC HealthNews : Emergency Medicine, Allergy Physicians Partner ...
UC Health News
A partnership between clinicians and researchers at the College of Medicine has led to a new set of practical guidelines for emergency medicine physicians in treating a potent.
Azita Hamedani Named Chair of Emergency Medicine - University of ...
UW Health News Feed
Dr. Azita G. Hamedani will serve as the Wisconsin Chair of Emergency Medicine, an endowed chair position in the new academic department of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
Welcome Incoming Emergency Medicine Interns! | Wildcat EM ...
Wildcat EM Resources
We want to welcome our incoming Emergency Medicine Resident Class of 2017! After attending the University of Kentucky's GME orientation week and the EM Resident Retreat, our interns began their Emergency Medicine ...
Clinical Nurse I -Emergency Medicine-Nursing Shift: 3:00pm-3:15am ...
Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Clinical Nurse I -Emergency Medicine-Nursing Shift: 3:00pm-3:15am. July 15, 2014. Requisition ID: 00116113. Post Date: July 15, 2014. Closing Date: July 29, 2014. Salary: $27.11 Hourly. Collective Bargaining Unit: NNOC Nurses. Location: ...
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: ED Hocus POCUS ... or Just ...
Emergency Medicine Literature of Note
A landmark paper recently published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine is certainly destined to send the ED Ultrasound world into a tizzy. This is the first RCT examining the utility of Emergency Department based Point of Care ...
Honoring Emergency Medical Services during EMS Week
ExcitingAds! DHHS
Over the past century, the field of emergency medical services has grown from hospital interns who rode in horse-drawn carriages transporting the sick and injured in a few cities during the 1800s. Today our nation draws on ...
Tasty Morsels of EM 041 - Acute Urinary Retention - Emergency ...
Emergency Medicine Ireland
[Featured Image: Frivadossi, Wikimedia Commons]. As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from. This time: ED Management of acute urinary retention. EB Medicine. Causes.
Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner - Elliot
Elliot Health System located in Manchester, New Hampshire, is seeking a full-time Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join a premier group of 28 physicians and 21 mid-level providers. In addition ...
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