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Fire Service Industry News: Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency ...
Harvey W. Meislin, MD, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, has been awarded the 2016 Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will ...

EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Top 4 abdominal emergencies
Avoiding misconceptions and practice gaps are keys to recognizing the most common abdominal emergencies in community pediatrics, said Joan E Shook, MD, MBA, FAAP. She made the following important points in her presentation “Abdominal ...

Registered Nurse - Emergency Medicine
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Femia appointed chair of the Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
New Canaan Advertiser
New Canaan's Robert J. Femia, MD, MBA, has been named chair of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center effective Nov. 1. Dr. Femia will replace Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD, who will continue to serve as ...

Emergency medicine physicians focus on EMS issues and products at annual meeting
The 2015 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly attracted thousands of emergency medicine physicians and practitioners from around the globe. This year's assembly was held in Boston and as expected, many of the ...

Mindful EM: Should Malingering Be on the Differential?
LWW Journals
Dr. Hazan is an emergency physician in Las Vegas and the author of the medical thriller Dr. Vigilante and the preteen urban fantasy series The League of Freaks. Find out more about his novels at He is also a board member with ...

Doc APProvED: Streaking Takes on a Whole New Meaning
LWW Journals
Dr. Mohseni is an emergency physician in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and the chief innovation officer of Emergency Medicine Associates. He is the editor of his own blog, Follow him @amohseni, and read his past ...

News: Mugged
LWW Journals
I was no stranger to violence when I was a resident at Detroit Receiving Hospital, a busy trauma center in the heart of the most dangerous city in America. I treated the victims, perpetrators, and collateral damage of violent crime on every shift. I ...

Special Report: Ending the Silence
LWW Journals
Dr. Q, a first-year emergency medicine resident, slips into depression after a recent unexpected breakup. He seeks an explanation, but his texts, emails, and phone calls are ghosted. The abrupt rejection seems only to affirm his low self-esteem, which ...

Quick Consult: Symptoms: Headache, Vomiting, Shortness of Breath
LWW Journals
Dr. Eutermoser is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Denver Health and University of Colorado Hospital. A 44-year-old obese woman presented to the emergency department complaining of headache, vomiting, shortness of breath, and cough.

Emergency trauma technicians train in Manokotak
Bristol Bay Times
Roberts, a former special education teacher, first became serious about emergency medicine when living in Kotzebue in 1993. "I was a teacher in Kotzebue and looking for things to do when I wasn't teaching and I noticed that the people at the fire ...

CBS' 'Code Black' inspired by Pitt medical school graduate's documentary
In his off-camera life, McGarry — a faculty member of emergency medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University — serves as an attending physician on the weekends at the ER of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New ...

Decreasing mental health services increases mental health emergencies American ...
EurekAlert (press release)
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 ...

Toxicology Rounds: Flakka: Illicit Drug Triggering Bizarre Behavior
LWW Journals
Dr. Gussow is a voluntary attending physician at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Rush Medical College, a consultant to the Illinois Poison Center, and a lecturer in emergency ...

Emergentology: Getting to Know You (Or Not)
LWW Journals
This may have been even before emergency medicine when there truly was an emergency room, and triage divvied everyone into medical patients and surgical patients. Regardless, all of the physicians knew each other for the most part. Someone would ...

Home > Current Issue > HIMSS News: Wearable Technology and the Potential of ...
LWW Journals
Dr. Ranney is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the director of the Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation program. Follow her on Twitter @meganranney. This article ...

InFocus: No Proven Efficacy for Ketofol over Propofol Alone
LWW Journals
Dr. Roberts is a professor of emergency medicine and toxicology at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Read the Procedural Pause, a blog by Dr. Roberts and his daughter, Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, at ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure in Emergency Medicine. (Dec 2015)
Health Information Exchange in Emergency Medicine. (Jul 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Optimizing Patient-centered Communication and Multidisciplinary Care Coordination in Emergency Diagnostic Imaging: A Research Agenda. (Nov 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Evaluation and treatment of the elbow and forearm injuries in the emergency department. (May 2015)
Shift, Interrupted: Strategies for Managing Difficult Patients Including Those with Personality Disorders and Somatic Symptoms in the Emergency Department. (Nov 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
The meaning of elevated troponin I levels: not always acute coronary syndromes. (Oct 2015)
Evaluation of hidden HIV infections in an urban ED with a rapid HIV screening program. (Oct 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Children With In-Hospital and Out-of-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest: Multicenter Study From Turkey. (Nov 2015)
A Toddler With Uncontrollable Shaking After a Minor Fall. (Oct 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Time delay to surgery for appendicitis: no difference between surgical assessment unit and emergency department. (Oct 2015)
The SPEED (sepsis patient evaluation in the emergency department) score: a risk stratification and outcome prediction tool. (Oct 2015)
Abdominal aortic thrombosis in association with an attempted Heimlich maneuver. (Mar 1983)
In-flight medical emergencies. One year of experience with the enhanced medical kit. (Sep 1989)
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)
Mifepristone (RU 486) compared with high-dose estrogen and progestogen for emergency postcoital contraception. (Oct 1992)
Interval between decision and delivery by caesarean section-are current standards achievable? Observational case series. (Jun 2001)
Impact of case management (Evercare) on frail elderly patients: controlled before and after analysis of quantitative outcome data. (Jan 2007)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Prehospital Administration of Epinephrine in Pediatric Anaphylaxis. (Nov 2015)
Feasibility of Remote Ischemic Peri-conditioning during Air Medical Transport of STEMI Patients. (Aug 2015)
Air Med J
Rural trauma patients cannot wait: tranexamic Acid administration by helicopter emergency medical services. (Jan-Feb 2015)
An instrument approach to airway management. (Mar-Apr 2015)
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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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Master, His Hepes Causes Choking & Gagging
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