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Ga. emergency medicine residents get lesson in rescue training
Gregory Hartshorne said the Augusta Fire Department frequently works with emergency medicine residents to give them exposure to “the other side” of emergency rescue. During the event Wednesday morning, about 30 residents learned about removing ...

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 ...

GRU emergency medicine residents get rescue training
McDuffie Mirror
As an emergency medicine resident at Georgia Regents University, Andy Hall usually gets his first look at crash victims at the hospital. He and other GRU residents got a chance Wednesday to see what happens before a victim gets to the emergency room.

Thoracotomy in Blunt Trauma: What's the Harm?
The emergency department (ED) thoracotomy for traumatic arrest is one of the smost dramatic procedures in emergency medicine. It is the procedure that every emergency medicine trainee looks forward to performing during the trauma rotation and is often ...

Advance Directives May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Robert Glatter, MD: Good afternoon. My name is Dr Robert Glatter. I am an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and a member of the Medscape Emergency Medicine Editorial Board.

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 ...

Golden Hour Thrombolysis on Wheels
The STEMO includes a CT scanner, point-of-care laboratory and telemedicine connection, neurologist trained in emergency medicine, paramedic, and technician. The study sample consisted of 6182 consecutive adult patients identified through a stroke ...

Rx drugs, 'bath salts,' fake pot and laundry pods lead millions to call poison ...
Medical Xpress
National Poison Control Center data from 2012 show that poisonings from prescription drugs are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, and that poisonings from "bath salts," synthetic marijuana and laundry detergent pods are emerging ...
Rx Drugs, "Bath Salts," Fake Pot and Laundry Pods Lead Millions to Call Poison ...Virtual Press Office (press release)

Walk-in care center sets sights on Midland Park Shopping Center
Dr. Anthony R. Ruvo, an emergency medicine physician and owner of facility, testified on Dec. 10 that he owns 17 care centers in New Jersey and New York. He said care centers are popular in the southern and western parts of the country and the industry ...

Holidays Spark Rise in Emergency Room Visits, Says Gottlieb ED Doc
Newswise (press release)
All Gottlieb physicians are board-certified in Emergency Medicine. All staff nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and the majority are certified in Advanced Pediatric Life Support. Gottlieb is part of Loyola University Health System ...

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine names Tooke-Rawlins president
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Tooke-Rawlins is a graduate of Truman University and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is board certified in family medicine and emergency medicine. She serves on the Southwest Virginia Healthcare Authority and the Virginia governor's new ...

Perez joins Wilson hospital staff
Sidney Daily News (subscription)
She completed an internship in emergency medicine and at Temple University and a residency in anesthesia at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Perez was the chief resident of her graduating class. Perez is welcoming new patients in her Sidney ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Debriefing in the Emergency Department After Clinical Events: A Practical Guide. (Nov 2014)
Optimizing the Patient Handoff Between EMS and the Emergency Department. (Aug 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
Early Management of Patients With Acute Heart Failure: State of the Art and Future Directions A Consensus Document from the SAEM/HFSA Acute Heart Failure Working Group. (Nov 2014)
Foundations for a Novel Emergency Medicine Subspecialty: Sex, Gender, and Women's Health. (Dec 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Anemia. (Aug 2014)
Emergency Department Management of Patients Internally Contaminated with Radioactive Material. (Feb 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Airway control in case of a mass toxicological event: superiority of second-generation supraglottic airway devices. (Dec 2014)
Using process indicators to optimize service completion of an ED drug and alcohol brief intervention program. (Oct 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Missed opportunities to diagnose child physical abuse. (Nov 2014)
Let Us Use LET: A Quality Improvement Initiative. (Dec 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Internal emergency department validation of the simplified MISSED score. (Jul 2014)
Theoretical knowledge and skill retention 4 months after a European Paediatric Life Support course. (Sep 2014)
Forcible administration of antipsychotic medication. (May 1983)
Managing an acute pain crisis in a patient with advanced cancer: "this is as much of a crisis as a code". (Mar 2008)
N Engl J Med
Rights and health care--beyond equity and efficiency. (Jul 1975)
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C in emergency department patients. (May 1992)
Prospective observational study on the incidence of medication errors during simulated resuscitation in a paediatric emergency department. (Dec 2004)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Over-commitment of EMS Personnel in North Carolina with Implications for Disaster Planning. (Oct 2014)
Cervical Spine Motion during Transfer and Stabilization Techniques. (January-March 2015)
Air Med J
A novel application to optimize utilization for nonurgent air transfers. (Jan-Feb 2014)
Air medical retrieval of acute psychiatric patients. (Nov-Dec 2014)
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I See 10 cc IV
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