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Emergency Medicine Partners with Ghanaian Hospital for Training, Education
University of Cincinnati
Assistant professors of emergency medicine Jason McMullan, MD, and Dustin Calhoun, MD, spent a week in Ghana this spring learning about the emergency medicine and EMS systems and training in the West African country.

Nason let emergency medicine board certification lapse in 2008
Charleston Post Courier
Dr. Barron Nason has not been board-certified in emergency medicine since 2008, his spokesman confirmed Friday, despite at least one recent television commercial claiming that he was. "In 2008 he elected not to renew his board certification since he ...

Sacramento group forms to oppose Tenet hospitals' plan
The Desert Sun
The new Coalition for Quality Hospital Care in Sacramento is made up of several hundred doctors and supported by large health care trade groups such as the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. “One hope is that we can speak with a unified voice ...

I, Intern: Common Problems, Elusive Answers
MedPage Today
They are pursuing internal medicine, general surgery, primary care, family medicine, and emergency medicine in hospitals across the country. Each week, we will follow a different intern's story. And each week we will learn a bit more about what they're ...

Upstate Medical criticized for using live pigs to train emergency doctors
The Post-Standard -
The group filed a complaint Thursday with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, asking the agency to investigate the use of live pigs in Upstate's emergency medicine residency program. Upstate ...

Emergency Medicine Foundation launched today
ABC Online (blog)
But you won't find a philanthropist with buckets of money or a celebrity at its helm. Instead, it's being run by people who are busy saving lives every day. They are the doctors and nurses who work inside our emergency departments. Terri Begley reports ...

Norman Regional gets nod as teaching hospital
Norman Transcript
“We actually will be considered a teaching hospital for emergency medicine,” Whitaker said. “It's a strong statement for the state." Whitaker and Dr. Patrick Cody, medical director for the Health System's EMSStat Services, are issued a formal release ...

'Starting to look like the picture:' See CMU College of Medicine Saginaw building
The Saginaw News
The College of Medicine is designed to train doctors to work in Michigan's under-served rural and urban communities in emergency medicine, family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, general surgery and obstetrics and gynecology. The Association of ...

Psychiatric "Boarding" in Emergency Departments Ruled Unconstitutional in ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"While we respect the state court's decision, federal law (Emergency Medicine Treatment and Labor Act) still prevents hospital emergency departments from discharging unstable patients — for example suicidal or homicidal patients — back into ...

Appendicitis warning: Emergency Medicine Australasia
New Zealand Doctor Online
One in 10 children presenting to the emergency department with severe abdominal pain will have acute appendicitis which can be fatal if not treated promptly, a new study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal for the Australasian ...

Covenant unveils expanded Emergency Care Center
Midland Daily News
Dr. Matt Deibel, director of emergency medicine, said the department has 40 physicians, 30 residents and hundreds of other staff who serve patients. “The word is out, Covenant is an excellent, or I'd say, extraordinary place for emergency care,” he said.

New system medical director for emergency departments appointed at Lake Health
She was appointed system medical director by Emergency Medicine Physicians, whom Lake Health contracts with to provide emergency medicine coverage for its three emergency departments. Bradstreet, a medical doctor, comes to Lake Health after ...

New Guidelines Rein In Prescription Pain Drugs in Pa. Emergency Rooms
CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New statewide guidelines have been issued in Pennsylvania for how pain drugs should be administered to non-cancer patients in emergency departments throughout the Commonwealth. Dr. Ted Christopher, who was on the ...
Pennsylvania Pa. unveils new ER guidelines for dispensing pain medicationsThe Intelligencer

UH doc launches two new businesses
Crain's Cleveland Business (blog)
... through a single, centralized center. In a news release, Dr. Marilyn McNamara, Southwest's vice president of medical affairs, said the partnership will help the hospital improve its trauma care system and boost training for its emergency medicine ...

New Veterinarians Join Burr Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Darien
Chicago Tribune
Dr. Sexton is primarily interested in Internal Medicine, finds Cardiology and Emergency Medicine fascinating, and appreciates that veterinary medicine continues to evolve as new treatment recommendations and medications are developed. Dr. Sexton is a ...

Once-Obese Texas Girl Returns to School 'Reborn'
A Texas pre-teen, 50 pounds lighter after life-saving obesity surgery, returned to class Monday — a joyous yet jittery milestone as a school nurse stood ready with a walkie-talkie, emergency medicine and a muscle-piercing needle. Just in case. Alexis ...

New program prepares Macomb County schools to handle allergic reactions
The Macomb Daily
Joan Phillips, a registered nurse with William Beaumont Hospital, helped train Utica Community Schools teachers to administer potentially life-saving shots to students and others who suffer from an allergic reaction Monday. RAY SKOWRONEK--THE ...

Civilian ER Physicians Help Train New York National Guard Medics
Dr. Anar Patel, an emergency medicine associate professor and Dr. Erica Igbindghene, another emergency medicine specialist, took a day away from their regular jobs at Albany Medical Center in New York, to share their specialist skills with the Medical ...

Accident involves multi-agency, multi-state response
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
This care includes each juvenile patient having multiple adults with them at all times in the hospital, including their own nurse, lab technician, someone from registration and doctors trained in emergency medicine, Call said. In addition, PVH offers ...

'The World Needs Mercy' is subject of special presentation by Dr. Schneider ...
College Misericordia
In 2001, she traveled to Kosovo where she provided lectures daily for four weeks to attending and resident doctors and staff on pediatric emergency medicine, clinical teaching in the emergency center, developed pediatric curriculum for emergency ...

Nev. responders ready mobile hospital for Burning Man
The hospital sends two or three of its attending physicians and also brings aboard emergency medicine residents from elsewhere in the state. Eight ambulances are on-site. Louis Mendiola, the hospital's wellness coordinator, said conditions range from ...

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital reviews medical applicants, onboarding ...
The Albany Herald
5, it listed several medical staff applicants in various specialties including nephrology, internal medicine, teleradiology, critical care, emergency medicine, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatric cardiology. They are Drs. Dina ...

Covenant Healthcare unveils new $6.5 million emergency care center
The Ann Arbor News
However, the additional rooms as well as 40 emergency medicine physicians and more than 150 nurses and assistants means patients and families will get the best care possible. Covenant Health Care is the only level II trauma center in the Great Lakes ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Global emergency medicine journal club: social media responses to the January 2014 online emergency medicine journal club on subarachnoid hemorrhage. (Jul 2014)
Sensitivity of Plain Pelvis Radiography in Children With Blunt Torso Trauma. (Jul 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
A Comparison of Cosmetic Outcomes of Lacerations on the Extremities and Trunk Using Absorbable Versus Nonabsorbable Sutures. (Jun 2014)
Patient Safety Training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A National Survey of Program Directors. (Jul 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Approach to metabolic alkalosis. (May 2014)
Myeloproliferative Disorders. (Aug 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Epinephrine use and outcomes in anaphylaxis patients transported by emergency medical services. (May 2014)
Novel biochemical marker for differential diagnosis of seizure: ischemia-modified albumin: New biochemical marker of seizure: ischemia-modified albumin. (May 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Children in the United States make close to 200,000 emergency department visits due to poisoning each year. (Jul 2014)
Effectiveness of intravenous levetiracetam as an adjunctive treatment in pediatric refractory status epilepticus. (Aug 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Acute testicular pain in children: collaboration in timely management. (Aug 2014)
Blood cultures in emergency medical admissions: a key patient cohort. (Aug 2014)
Outcomes of surgery in patients 90 years of age and older. (Apr 1989)
Risk of infection during CPR training and rescue: supplemental guidelines. The Emergency Cardiac Care Committee of the American Heart Association. (Nov 1989)
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)
Persons found in their homes helpless or dead. (Jun 1996)
Primary care in the accident and emergency department: I. Prospective identification of patients. (Aug 1995)
Cost effectiveness analysis of intravenous ketorolac and morphine for treating pain after limb injury: double blind randomised controlled trial. (Nov 2000)
Prehosp Emerg Care
A Comparative Assessment of Adverse Event Classification in the Out-of-hospital Setting. (May 2014)
Motion Produced in the Unstable Cervical Spine by the HAINES and Lateral Recovery Positions. (May 2014)
Air Med J
Commercial aircraft repatriation of patients with pneumothorax. (Jul-Aug 2013)
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