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International Emergency Medicine Symposium
On February 26, 2015, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza welcomed over 50 guests at the International Emergency Medicine Symposium hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé. Among the 50 participants were ambassadors, senior officials, diplomats, ...

QuickEM helps med students and residents formulate Emergency Medicine ...
As its name suggests, quickEM is a new emergency medicine app with the goal of providing interns, medical students, and rotators with a time-saving reference tool for working up common ED complaints. The app was developed by Dr. William Dirkes, an EM ...

Neighbors Emergency Center to Participate in AAEM 21st Annual Scientific ...
Virtual Press Office (press release)
PEARLAND, Texas, Feb. 26th, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Neighbors Emergency Center will exhibit at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine 21st Annual Scientific Assembly February 28th - March 4th in Austin, Texas. The American Academy of ...

TeamHealth Acquires Ruby Crest Emergency Medicine
12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings Inc. TMH, -0.41% one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced the acquisition of the operations of Ruby Crest Emergency Medicine, the group that ...
TeamHealth announces acquisition of Ruby Crest Emergency

Emergency Medicine Specialist To Lead Collin-Fannin County Medical Society
D Healthcare Daily
De Moore is an emergency medicine specialist who also dabbles in pediatrics. She oversees Project Access Collin County, a program that offers free care to the county's underserved. Physicians volunteer their time to participate. She follows Dr. Radha ...

Redlands Community Hospital physician assistant receives specialty credential ...
Redlands Daily Facts
Stinnett was awarded a CAQ in emergency medicine, which he earned by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing an exam in the specialty. He is one of 57 certified physician assistants in California and approximately 800 ...
Local businesspeople for Feb. 6, 2015York Dispatch

UW Hospital emergency clinic to double in size, thanks to large gifts
James Berbee and Karen Walsh have given $10 million to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Emergency Medicine, with the gift to be used for the expansion of the emergency facility and to provide sustainable academic support to ...

New helipad marks first milestone for York Hospital's $50M Emergency ...
York Daily Record/Sunday News
The current emergency department's capacity is 50,000 patients per year, but the current volume is 78,000 patients per year. It's a problem people are having across the country, Dr. David Vega, director of emergency medicine at WellSpan York Hospital ...

3 Reasons to Tailor Emergency Departments for Seniors
HealthLeaders Media
"Ten thousand people turn 65 every day," says Teresita Hogan, MD, director of geriatric emergency medicine, and associate professor for geriatric and palliative care medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine, the 568-bed academic medical center on ...

Fischer merges emergency services departments
The release says Orthober is Assistant Clinical Professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is also a part-time assistant professor at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. Orthober ...

Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
Allentown Morning Call
... Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Reynolds was awarded a CAQ in Emergency Medicine, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing ...

TeamHealth Enters Strategic Partnership with St. David's HealthCare, Capitol ...
PR Newswire (press release)
"TeamHealth offers extensive resources in hospital medicine and emergency medicine management and provides unparalleled support for physicians and other clinicians," said Quan Dang, MD, president of CTH. "We are excited to join a provider-centric ...

First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Lauren Grossman as Medical ...
PR Web (press release)
She received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York and completed her emergency medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She is fellowship trained from the University of Arizona Center ...

Ninety percent of patients at risk of CHD fail to receive statins
Robert M. Guthrie, M.D. Professor of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pharmacology at the Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. said: “This paper captures a very large amount of extremely important data on the underuse of statin therapy in ...

Deadly Addiction: Heroin Deaths In Connecticut Up 86 Percent From 2012 To ...
Hartford Courant
Dr. Oliver Mayorga, chairman for emergency medicine at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, said just this week he received a report from a paramedic about an overdose victim found in a bathroom with hypodermic needles nearby. Mayorga said ...

The rise of the specialty emergency department
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., opened its obstetrics emergency department in August. As more people gain insurance, many expectant mothers with complaints unrelated to pregnancy visit the ED because they don't have a ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Repeated Emergency Department Visits Among Children Admitted With Meningitis or Septicemia: A Population-Based Study. (Nov 2014)
Self-care Barriers Reported by Emergency Department Patients With Acute Heart Failure: A Sociotechnical Systems-Based Approach. (Jan 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Emergency Department-triggered Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer: Proof of Concept. (Feb 2015)
Inhibition of nitric oxide synthases, but not inducible nitric oxide synthase, selectively worsens left ventricular function after successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest in Swine. (Feb 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Mental health consequences of chemical and radiologic emergencies: a systematic review. (Feb 2015)
Organophosphate and carbamate poisoning. (Feb 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Lengths of stay for involuntarily held psychiatric patients in the ED are affected by both patient characteristics and medication use. (Jan 2015)
Rate at 120/min provides qualified chest compression during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. (Jan 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Factors associated with emergency department discharge after pediatric interhospital transport: a role for outreach education? (Jan 2015)
Hair-Thread Tourniquet Syndrome of the Hypertrophic Clitoris in a 6-Year-Old Girl. (Jan 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Lactate is associated with increased 10-day mortality in acute medical patients: a hospital-based cohort study. (Oct 2014)
The feasibility of recognizing the heart rhythm with an automated external defibrillator from an area the size of a mobile phone. (Oct 2014)
Cardiac arrest due to anesthesia. A study of incidence and causes. (Apr 1985)
Outcomes of surgery in patients 90 years of age and older. (Apr 1989)
N Engl J Med
Emergency coronary angioplasty in refractory unstable angina. (Aug 1985)
Skull x-ray examinations after head trauma. Recommendations by a multidisciplinary panel and validation study. (Jan 1987)
Explaining differences in English hospital death rates using routinely collected data. (Jun 1999)
Barking mad? another lunatic hypothesis bites the dust. (Dec 2000)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Considerations for Safe EMS Transport of Patients Infected with Ebola Virus. (Nov 2014)
Prehospital Pediatric Care: Opportunities for Training, Treatment, and Research. (Feb 2015)
Air Med J
Air travel of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm: urgent air medical evacuation and nonurgent commercial air repatriation. (May-Jun 2014)
Geographic information software programs' accuracy for interfacility air transport distances and time. (Jul-Aug 2014)
CBCED Features
Links to other web pages related to Biologic Counterterrorism and Emerging Diseases. The Casualty Care Research Center prepared this series of real-life-based risk scenarios.
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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Fear of laughter.

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