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The Economist
EVERYONE arriving at a hospital's emergency room (ER) wishes to be seen quickly, but for stroke patients it can be a matter of life or death. The most common stroke involves a blood clot blocking vessels in the brain, killing brain cells nearby almost ...

Emergency Medicine's Cushman Named Interim County Health Commissioner
University of Rochester Newsroom
Jeremy T. Cushman, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Emergency Medicine and chief of the Division of Prehospital Medicine, has been named interim commissioner for the Monroe County Department of Health by County Executive Maggie Brooks.

Emergency Medicine Physicians and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe ...
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK & CANTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emergency Medicine Physicians (“EMP”), one of the nation's largest emergency medicine providers, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“WCAS”), a leading healthcare investment firm, today announced ...
Welsh Carson and Emergency Medicine Physicians Form US Acute Care ...Dow Jones Bankruptcy & Debt (subscription)
EMP and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe Announce Formation of USACSNewswire Today (press release)

Poland to pursue emergency medicine
Coshocton Tribune
ROOTSTOWN – Scott Poland of Coshocton will pursue emergency medicine at Summa Health System/NEOMED in Akron, following graduation from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Poland was one of 128 students from the College of Medicine's Class of ...

First-Ever Training in Emergency Medicine Begins
Inter Press Service
New York — In a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a teaching hospital and other medical groups, Ghana has launched its first-ever training programme in emergency medicine and ...

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015 How to crowdsource the world for emergency ...
EurekAlert (press release)
"Our Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club creates a virtual space to allow interested stakeholders to share insights, perspectives and concerns in an open and transparent arena," said lead study author Salim Rezaie, MD, of The University of Texas ...

Online resources can improve the practice of emergency medicine
Two new studies, published online Tuesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, illustrate the power of social media and the Internet to promote scholarly dialogue around the world and the importance of establishing criteria for what constitutes high ...

Study Reveals Why Emergency Medicine Physicians Are Sued
Satellite PR News (press release)
NAPA, CA–(Marketwired – April 13, 2015) - Emergency medicine physicians are more prone to be sued for diagnosis-related issues than many other specialists because they treat patients who are unknown to them and who have a broad range of clinical ...

Odisha's IMS & SUM Hospital opens geriatric clinic, emergency medicine dept
Odisha Sun Times
The Emergency Medicine department was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor who laid stress on involving young doctors in attending to emergency situations. A serious patient, requiring urgent attention, could be treated in this department which has all ...

Newsmaker: Dr. Clifton W. Callaway
Noteworthy: The Illinois-based Society for Academic Emergency Medicine honored Callaway with its annual Excellence in Research Award. Callaway, a specialist in emergency medicine for about 20 years, focuses on reducing disabilities and brain injuries ...

Emory emergency and family medicine doctors team up with CDC for Ebola ...
"Emory's emergency medicine physicians are honored to partner with the CDC on these efforts of preparedness," says Kate Heilpern, MD, Chair and Ada Lee and Pete Correll Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory. "The opportunity to impact disease ...

Cop Makes Woman Sit In Hot Car To See How Her Dog Felt: Police Blotter
Huffington Post
Dr. Nathan Allen, emergency medicine doctor at the University of Chicago, explained to WebMD why children are more at risk in a hot car than adults. “Kids are more susceptible and at higher risk for heat-related illness and injury than adults because ...

Clayton Fire and Emergency Services break ground for new training facility
The facility will also house two labs to train fire personnel with latest procedures and techniques in emergency medicine and a fitness center. ##The Clayton County Emergency Management Agency will be based out of the new complex and will serve as the ...

EB Medicine Partners With AgileMD on Mobile Application for Emergency ...
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 provide the content from its flagship ...

In jungle clinic, US students learn tropical medicine -- and help poor
Catholic News Service
Sister Karen, an assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University, has been traveling here every year since 2003 to lead a team of Hopkins pediatric residents in a two-week course in tropical medicine. The course is ...

Can payment reform improve emergency care?
Brookings Institution (blog)
A robust emergency medicine system has three essential roles in the health care system: 1. 24/7 care for the sick and injured. EDs are the only care setting that has the resources and the immediate availability to provide care for critical illness and ...

National Assembly on Paediatric Emergency Medicine organised
Financial Express
The 7th National Assembly on Paediatric Emergency Medicine, an international conference was recently organised by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Coimbatore Chapter in association with the Society for Trauma & Emergency Pediatrics (STEP). Over 500 ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Repeated Emergency Department Visits Among Children Admitted With Meningitis or Septicemia: A Population-Based Study. (Nov 2014)
Poisoning in the United States: 2012 emergency medicine report of the national poison data system. (Apr 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Arterial puncture using insulin needle is less painful than with standard needle: a randomized crossover study. (Mar 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Blood product transfusions and reactions. (Aug 2014)
Intentional and inadvertent chemical contamination of food, water, and medication. (Feb 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Clinical predictors for delirium tremens in patients with alcohol withdrawal seizures. (Feb 2015)
Prehospital trauma arrival notification associated with more image studies in patients with minor head trauma discharged from ED. (Feb 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Concussion Among Youth Skiers and Snowboarders: A Review of the National Trauma Data Bank From 2009 to 2010. (Apr 2015)
Cephalic Tetanus in an Immunized Teenager: An Unusual Case Report. (Apr 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
The management of suspected scaphoid fractures in English hospitals: a national survey. (Nov 2014)
A quantitative tool for measuring the quality of medical training in emergency medicine. (Feb 2015)
Association of volume with outcome of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Scheduled vs nonscheduled operations. (Feb 1987)
A regional prospective study of in-hospital mortality associated with coronary artery bypass grafting. The Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group. (Aug 1991)
N Engl J Med
The effects of self-administering emergency contraception. (Jul 1998)
Emergency hospitalizations for adverse drug events in older Americans. (Nov 2011)
Simulated descent v dexamethasone in treatment of acute mountain sickness: a randomised trial. (May 1995)
Cost analysis of nurse telephone consultation in out of hours primary care: evidence from a randomised controlled trial. (Apr 2000)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Parenteral midazolam is superior to diazepam for treatment of prehospital seizures. (Apr-Jun 2015)
The effect of work shift configurations on emergency medical dispatch center response. (Apr-Jun 2015)
Air Med J
A review of risk analysis and helicopter air ambulance accidents. (Sep-Oct 2014)
Use of unmanned aerial vehicles for medical product transport. (Mar-Apr 2015)
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Lung-damaging Agents, Diphosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Phosgene
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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
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In a crisis, accept the inevitable and make it look like a conscious decision.
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