A new study from the University of Iowa finds rural hospitals that use tele-medicine to back up their emergency room health care providers not only save money, but find it easier to recruit new physicians. Marcia Ward, study author and professor of health management and policy in the College of Public Health, says the results […]Continue Reading ...
Children and adolescents who survive assault, including by firearm, have increased long-term mortality compared to those who survive unintentional, nonviolent trauma. That is the primary finding of a study reported in the Proceedings of the 2018 AEM Consensus Conference: Aligning the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Agenda to Reduce Health Outcome Gaps, to be published in […]Continue Reading ...
An initial screening tool can be used effectively in a busy, inner city emergency department to identify child sex trafficking victims presenting with high risk health complaints. That is the finding of a study to be published in the November 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency […]Continue Reading ...
Yelp reviews reveal that emergency departments are viewed as being higher quality but lacking in service as compared to urgent care centers, which patients rate the opposite, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study results, published this month in the Annals of […]Continue Reading ...
Two weeks ago, while I was helping with an emergency medicine course that I’m a teaching assistant for, I started feeling extremely light-headed, and the chest tightness that I had dismissed as heartburn earlier that morning got worse. I was tended to by the emergency medicine doctor who I was teaching with, admitted to the […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 — Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) presenting to the emergency department have increased rates of inpatient admission and mortality and higher emergency department charges than those without CHD, according to a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Jonathan B. Edelson, […]Continue Reading ...
Research led by Loughborough University seeks to set the new global ‘Gold Standard’ for how emergency services should tackle a chemical, biological, radioactive, or nuclear (CBRN) incident. In an age where a CBRN emergency, both accidental and deliberate, poses a real threat to society, new integrated systems and technologies are needed to aid first responders […]Continue Reading ...
A series of illustrations and charts designed as decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries helped them communicate with emergency medicine physicians and make informed decisions about their child’s care, according to a study that will appear Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open. The study, led by investigators at the Mayo Clinic, […]Continue Reading ...
Women who experience domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are more than twice as likely to seek emergency contraception as other women, according to a study by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded researchers at the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London, suggesting that requests for emergency contraception could be an important sign […]Continue Reading ...
Andra Blomkalns, MD, professor and chair of emergency medicine, was appointed the Stanford Medicine Professor in Emergency Medicine, effective Oct. 8. Her academic work has focused on clinical innovation, and evaluating and improving the process for technology development and commercialization within medicine. She also has studied cardiovascular emergencies, obesity and dietary influences on health and disease. […]Continue Reading ...
A trip to the hospital can be stressful for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and their caregivers. Being prepared for emergency and planned hospital visits can relieve some of that stress. This article suggests ways to help you prepare and tips for making your visit to the emergency room or hospital easier. Hospital […]Continue Reading ...
Intravenous, low-dose ketamine (LDK) is as effective as intravenous morphine in the control of acute pain in adults in the emergency department (ED). That is the finding of a study to be published in the October 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The results […]Continue Reading ...
A brief tool assessing emergency department (ED) threat perceptions has clinical utility for providers to identify patients at risk for developing cardiac-induced PTSD and is critical to inform research on whether threat may be modified in-ED to reduce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) incidence. That is the finding of a study to be published in the […]Continue Reading ...
A relatively new accelerated diagnostic protocol is effective in identifying emergency department patients with acute chest pain who can be safely sent home without being hospitalized or undergoing comprehensive cardiac testing, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study found that use of the HEART Pathway protocol was associated with a 6 […]Continue Reading ...
New evidence-based guidelines, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with input from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and others put forward recommendations for a broad range of health care providers responsible for detection and management of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury, most of which are concussions. The CDC recommendations […]Continue Reading ...
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