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EB Medicine Launches Mobile Application for Pediatric Emergency Medicine
PR Web (press release)
EB Medicine, leading publisher of clinical journals, Emergency Medicine Practice, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, and Hospital Medicine Practice, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with AgileMD to release Pediatric Emergency Medicine ...

Harrington adds emergency medicine physician to staff
Worcester Telegram
Dr. Christian G. Heinis of Harvard, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, has joined Harrington HealthCare System's Emergency Care Department. Harrington HealthCare System services 21 communities across south Central Massachusetts and ...

SOLO suspending pre-hospital emergency medicine talks for summer
Conway Daily Sun
CONWAY — Due to the busyness of the summer season for local rescue squads, SOLO Wilderness Medicine School is suspending its monthly community pre-hospital talks until after Columbus Day. The free talks provide continuing education credits for ...

Police and clinician diversion of people in mental health crisis from the ...
BMC Blogs Network
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original ...

GW institute teams up with Asian hospitals for new program in emergency medicine
GW Hatchet (subscription) (blog)
AMRI Hospitals, a group of private hospitals in West Bengal and Odisha, India, and Bangladesh, will offer the course with the School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine, according to Business Standard. Eight ...

Hospital Boosts Critical Care, Emergency Medicine Services
"In my area of critical care and emergency medicine, the first three hours are crucial. In anaesthesia, the first five minutes make a difference whether a person would be brain dead or not. The first three hours make a difference as to whether the ...

The world's disaster and emergency medicine experts to meet in Brisbane
All this and more will be on the agenda when more than 700 of the world's foremost experts in disaster and emergency medicine meet at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for a four day Congress in May 2019, focussing their energies on the ...

Growing number of hospitals open ERs for the elderly
Chris Carpenter, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine at Washington University in St. Louis has authored a set of guidelines he hopes will provide a model for hospital nationwide. He bacame interested in senior emergency medicine after ...

New Blood Test Could Predict Brain Injury Outcomes
“Compared to other proteins that have been measured in traumatic brain injury, BDNF does a much better job of predicting outcomes,” says Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School ...

Docs Report Patient Safety Often at Risk in ER to Inpatient Handoff
Doctors Lounge
Christopher J. Smith, M.D., from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine in Omaha, and colleagues surveyed resident, fellow, and faculty physicians directly involved in admission handoffs from emergency medicine and five medical ...

Ankle Injury: Simple Rule Reduces X-ray Use, Costs in Kids
In the current cost analysis of the same study, published online July 14 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Dr Boutis and colleagues show that at sites where the rule was applied, the cost per patient was lower by $36.93 Canadian (P = .02). However ...

ER Docs: Minnesota State Report Promotes Inaccurate Views about Emergency Patients
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ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Ventilator Strategies and Rescue Therapies for Management of Acute Respiratory Failure in the Emergency Department. (May 2015)
Emergency Department Management of Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter and Patient Quality of Life at One Month Postvisit. (May 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Evaluating Emergency Nurse Practitioner Service Effectiveness on Achieving Timely Analgesia: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. (Jun 2015)
Ultrasound Accurately Identifies Soft Tissue Foreign Bodies in a Live Anesthetized Porcine Model. (Jul 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Emergency department evaluation and treatment of cervical spine injuries. (May 2015)
Evaluation and management of traumatic knee injuries in the emergency department. (May 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Can emergency physicians diagnose and correctly classify diastolic dysfunction using bedside echocardiography? (May 2015)
Hypoxic hepatitis in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. (May 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Syndrome or Hematologic Malignancy?: A Case Report of a 4-Year-Old Boy. (Jul 2015)
Variation in Computed Tomography Use for Evaluation of Head Injury in a Pediatric Emergency Department. (Jul 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Airway management techniques in a restricted-access situation: a manikin study. (Apr 2015)
A comparison of pediatric basic life support self-led and instructor-led training among nurses. (Jul 2015)
Association of volume with outcome of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Scheduled vs nonscheduled operations. (Feb 1987)
The use and clinical importance of a substrate-specific electrode for rapid determination of blood lactate concentrations. (Dec 1994)
N Engl J Med
A controlled trial of methylprednisolone in the emergency treatment of acute asthma. (Jan 1986)
Outcomes of care in birth centers. The National Birth Center Study. (Dec 1989)
Incidence of fires and related injuries after giving out free smoke alarms: cluster randomised controlled trial. (Nov 2002)
Multifactorial intervention after a fall in older people with cognitive impairment and dementia presenting to the accident and emergency department: randomised controlled trial. (Jan 2003)
Prehosp Emerg Care
U.S. Military use of tourniquets from 2001 to 2010. (Apr-Jun 2015)
Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER): A Descriptive Study. (Jul-Sep 2015)
Air Med J
Air medical retrieval of acute psychiatric patients. (Nov-Dec 2014)
The lethargic diabetic: cerebral edema in pediatric patients in diabetic ketoacidosis. (Mar-Apr 2015)
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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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Anthrax Infection
Arsenicals, Arsine
Biological Warfare Agents
Chemical Decontamination
Chemical Detection Equipment
Chemical Warfare Agents
Chemical Warfare Mass Casualty Management
Cyanides, Cyanogen Chloride
Cyanides, Hydrogen
Evaluation Of A Biological Warfare Victim
Evaluation Of A Chemical Warfare Victim
Glanders and Melioidosis
Incapacitating Agents, 3-quinuclidinyl Benzilate
Incapacitating Agents, Agent 15
Incapacitating Agents, Cannabinoids
Incapacitating Agents, LSD
Incendiary Agents, Magnesium and Thermite
Incendiary Agents, Napalm
Incendiary Agents, White Phosphorus
Irritants: Cs, Cn, Cnc, Ca, Cr, Cnb, PS
Lung-Damaging Agents, Chlorine
Lung-damaging Agents, Chloropicrin
Lung-damaging Agents, Diphosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Phosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Toxic Smokes: Nox, Hc, Rp, Fs, Fm, Sgf2, Teflon
Nerve Agents, G-series: Tabun, Sarin, Soman
Nerve Agents, V-series: Ve, Vg, Vm, Vx
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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A patient complains of involuntary toe movements, as well as associated extremity pain and toe pain. From what does this patient suffer?
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Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men.
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Great cerebral vein.

Daily Phobia

Fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.

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  • Disguised in host tissue (but still have same function)
  • ECF ingestion
  • Nothing left to chance (ensures an immune response)
  • Derived from bone marrow
  • Regulates the immune response
  • Induces an immune response (makes it unique among antigen presenting cells)
  • Transfers information from the ECF into the cell
  • Immune tolerance (increases it)
  • Co-ordinates the adaptive and innate immune systems
  • Captures and processes antigen
  • Expresses lymphocyte costimulatory molecules
  • Llong processes extend from cell (stellate shaped)
  • Lives in lymphoid tissue
  • Secretes cytokine to initiate immune response


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iOpioid Potency Comparison
iPediatric Resuscitation Equipment - Sizing by Age
iPediatric Vital Signs
iSynovial Fluid Classification
iSystemic Glucocorticoids Comparison
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