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Emergency Medicine: Never store dangerous things in food containers
Columbus Dispatch
Food safety is a big issue, whether it concerns spoiled potato salad at a hot summer picnic, tainted spinach or strawberries in a nationwide product recall, or food-supply issues in developing countries. But one case I saw years ago illustrated to me a ...

GP practice closures will worsen urgent care crisis, warn emergency medicine ...
The increasing number of GP practice closures is exacerbating an ongoing crisis in urgent and emergency care, according to emergency medicine doctors. Dr Clifford Mann, president of the College of Emergency Medicine, has lent his organisation's support ...

EMERGENCY MEDICINE CONSULTANTS… Are you looking for a challenge ...
Irish Medical Times
EMERGENCY MEDICINE CONSULTANTS… Are you looking for a challenge and want to work in a high income economy? At PE Global Healthcare we are currently recruiting on behalf of the largest non-profit healthcare provider in Qatar, who provides 90% ...

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 ...

Emergency Medical Associates Now Provides Emergency Medicine ...
PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, N.Y., to provide emergency medicine professional services. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian ...
Emergency Medical Associates Named to Modern Healthcare's Best Places to ...Broadway World

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 ...

Central Florida soon will have 4 stand-alone emergency rooms
Orlando Sentinel
It was very clear that a significant portion of our patient population was coming from here in Hunter's Creek," Dr. Craig Mitchell, associate director of Osceola Regional emergency medicine, said in June when that facility opened. "And in order to ...

Discharged Patients Return to the ER Because "Better Safe Than Sorry"
Insurance News Net
Annals of Emergency Medicine is the peer-reviewed scientific journal for the American College of Emergency Physicians , the national medical society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing ...

BGU teaches health emergency management to Chinese and advanced nursing ...
Jerusalem Post
During the course, participants will be exposed to cutting- edge knowledge in disaster management, said Dr. Bruria Adini of BGU's emergency medicine department. They will participate in lectures presented by leading local professionals and visit many ...

Stand-alone emergency rooms emerge in Central Florida
Insurance News Net
It was very clear that a significant portion of our patient population was coming from here in Hunter's Creek," Dr. Craig Mitchell , associate director of Osceola Regional emergency medicine, said in June when that facility opened. "And in order to ...

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 ...

State police being trained to stop severe bleeding
Norwich Bulletin
The scene was ghastly when state troopers arrived at Lisbon home last November: A woman had severely wounded her arms on a table saw in a suicide attempt and was bleeding profusely. Calling on his first aid training, Trooper Paul Piper was able to stop ...
Connecticut cops expand training to stop bleedingWestport News

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 ...

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 ...

Narcan overdose kit helps save life in Manville
The Star-Ledger
The training was conducted by Dr. Kenneth Lavelle, an EMS Medical Director and a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lavelle served as medical advisor to the Ocean County ...

Dispatch From Liberia: An Epidemic of Fear
Huffington Post
Adam Levine is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brown University. He currently serves as the Clinical Advisor for Emergency and Trauma Care for Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu ...

Forces Bringing Specialist to Twin Falls Part of National Trend
Insurance News Net
Since 2006, St. Luke's has recruited more than 88 physicians, 43 of whom are specialists, 27 are primary care doctors, and 18 are hospital-based positions like hospitalists, anesthesiologists and emergency medicine physicians. "Most of the specialists ...

Doctor: Tallaght Hospital's emergency department practices 'third world medicine'
Kildare Nationalist
One of the country's busiest emergency departments is "practicing third world medicine" according to a consultant. Dr James Gray works in emergency medicine at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin and he said the monitors in the department are antiquated and ...

Work Smarter, Not Harder: The FOAMed Report
MedPage Today
Here are five must-reads curated from the globally crowd-sourced emergency medicine and critical care online education community called Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed): Free tools to help you work smarter, not harder. Brush up on this proposed ...

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 ...

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Ann Emerg Med
A Text Message Alcohol Intervention for Young Adult Emergency Department Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (Jul 2014)
Statewide Regionalization of Postarrest Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Association With Survival and Neurologic Outcome. (Jul 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
Comparison of Emergency Care Delivered to Children and Young Adults With Complex Chronic Conditions Between Pediatric and General Emergency Departments. (Jul 2014)
PRAM Score as Predictor of Pediatric Asthma Hospitalization. (Aug 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis. (May 2014)
Acquired Bleeding Disorders. (Aug 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Improper defibrillator pad usage by emergency medical care providers for children: an opportunity for reeducation. (Nov 2013)
Systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with cardiac symptoms: a case series from an emergency physician prospective. (Jul 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
The role of medical home in emergency department use for children with developmental disabilities in the United States. (Aug 2014)
A Computerized Child Passenger Safety Screening Program in the Emergency Department. (Aug 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Decreased general condition in the emergency department: high in-hospital mortality and a broad range of discharge diagnoses. (Jun 2014)
Quality of work life, burnout, and stress in emergency department physicians: a qualitative review. (Aug 2014)
Staphylococcal food poisoning associated with an Easter egg hunt. (Aug 1984)
Effectiveness of pharmacist care for patients with reactive airways disease: a randomized controlled trial. (Oct 2002)
N Engl J Med
Ruling out acute myocardial infarction. A prospective multicenter validation of a 12-hour strategy for patients at low risk. (May 1991)
Endoscopic biliary drainage for severe acute cholangitis. (Jun 1992)
A qualitative study of action plans for asthma. (Apr 2002)
Using vital signs to diagnose impaired consciousness: cross sectional observational study. (Oct 2002)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Surviving two hours of ventricular fibrillation in accidental hypothermia. (Jul-Sep 2014)
Air Med J
Pneumothorax volume expansion in helicopter emergency medical services transport. (May-Jun 2013)
2013 aircrew, avionics, and operations survey, part 2. (Nov-Dec 2013)
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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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