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Essentia Health welcomes medical staff to Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine ...
Walker Pilot Independent
Family Medicine Physician Dr. Sarah Osborne, Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Tyler Verworn and Urgent Care Physician Dr. Leah Novak Urgent Care are three of 12 new medical staff who are moving to the Brainerd Lakes Area to expand services and ...

Special Report: Can We Reduce ED Visits? Should We?
LWW Journals
You come home from a hard day at work and reach down to feed your cat. Pain suddenly shoots through your lower back, and though it doesn't radiate to your leg, it hurts. A lot. Where would you go for treatment?

Franklin: Emergency medicine, for the pre-Yelp generation
Boston Herald
Yelp, the company that publishes crowd-sourced reviews on everything from restaurants to car mechanics, has added emergency room waiting times to its review pages. Upon reading that, my mind drifted back to one night more than 35 years ago when I ...

Time in the bank: A Stanford plan to save doctors from burnout
Washington Post
All of it is courtesy of the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine. As was Gilbert's freshly cleaned condo, the gift cards he'd given his assistant to thank her for her work, and the life coach he's worked with to find better balance in his life ...

HIE Critical to Emergency Medicine, But Info Lacking in ERs
Health Data Management
HIE Critical to Emergency Medicine, But Info Lacking in ERs. Care standards and protocols to support data exchange in emergency department electronic health records need to be developed, including workflow optimizations and pushing of important ...
ED Physician Work Group Outlines Recommendations for National HIEiHealthBeat

Epidemiologist Tomas Nuño, PhD, Joins UA Department of Emergency Medicine
Inside Tucson Business
Tomas Nuño, PhD, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine as research assistant professor. With expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics, Nuño's work will focus on providing research support for department faculty ...

Health System Seeks Aid for Emergency Medicine Strategy
Hospitals & Health Networks
Centura Health is teaming up with a freestanding ED developer from Texas, looking to speed up the rollout of such facilities. As hospital leaders continue to respond to evolving community needs, many are realizing that they can't go it alone ...

Quick Consult: Symptoms: Poor Feeding, Weakness, Constipation
LWW Journals
Dr. Quinlan is a third-year emergency medicine resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. Dr. Smalley is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and emergency ultrasound there. Follow her on Twitter @SmallsUSDenver.

DocAPProvED: Devices Worth a 'Look'
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 ...

The Speed of Sound: Ultrasound Complications in Placing Central Lines
LWW Journals
Dr. Butts is the director of the division of emergency ultrasound and a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at Louisiana State University at New Orleans. Follow her @EMNSpeedofSound, and read her past columns at ...

Stay tuned for emergency medicine doco beaming in from Oamaru
New Zealand Doctor Online
Oamaru Hospital comes under the spotlight on Thursday night in a TV3 documentary made by a man who knows all about the business – rural hospital medicine doctor Paul Trotman. Dr Trotman works part-time at Gore Hospital but has previously worked at ...

New recommendations to improve HIE for emergency physicians
The recommendations were published online Tuesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Health Information Exchange in Emergency Medicine"). "HIE helps emergency physicians - who usually do not have much information about their patients - access ...

Medicine is his calling
News & Observer
“Some of them were physicians, some were emergency medicine and surgeons and physician assistants. I learned more about public health. We were able to watch a filmed open-heart surgery.” According to the leadership conference's website, the students ...

InFocus: Synthetic Cannabinoids: Treating Toxicity
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 ...

Two programs launching to reduce hospital readmissions, ease ER overcrowding
Medical Xpress
The thought was maybe there were other patient care delivery options these very well trained professionals could perform," said Dr. Baxter Larmon, an adjunct professor of emergency medicine, director of California State Community Paramedic CORE ...

Diagnosis Deconstructed: A Recipe for Encephalopathy
LWW Journals
Dr. Morchi is an associate professor of emergency medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. Read his past columns at Any organ failure can be broken down into pre-organ, intra-organ, and post-organ. Walking the ...

Spontaneous Circulation: EM 'Owns' Chest Pain: The Frustrations of ACS
LWW Journals
Dr. Bruen is a fellow in critical care medicine and emergency cardiology at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He has special interest in stabilization, resuscitation, hemodynamic evaluation, and emergency cardiovascular care. Visit his ...

Toxicology Rounds: Calcium Channel Blocker ODs Still Scare EPs
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 ...

Home > Current Issue > News: Eggs and Peppercorns: A New, Low-Tech Simulation ...
LWW Journals
Dr. Rega, left, is an assistant professor of public health and preventive medicine in the department of emergency medicine; Dr. Fink, second from left, is an associate professor of public health, the coordinator of MD/MPH program and public health ...

Home > Current Issue > At Your Defense: Risk Management Principles Make You a ...
LWW Journals
Dr. Reyes is the vice chief of staff and the assistant medical director of emergency medicine at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, CA. He is also a clinical professor in emergency medicine and pediatrics at Olive View/UCLA Medical Center, a health ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Emergency Department Crowding and Outcomes After Emergency Department Discharge. (May 2015)
Mobile Integrated Health Care and Community Paramedicine: An Emerging Emergency Medical Services Concept. (Jul 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Topical Antibiotic Ointment Versus Silver-containing Foam Dressing for Second-degree Burns in Swine. (Aug 2015)
Constipation Prophylaxis Is Rare for Adults Prescribed Outpatient Opioid Therapy From U.S. Emergency Departments. (Aug 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Emergency department evaluation and treatment of cervical spine injuries. (May 2015)
The emergent evaluation and treatment of hand injuries. (May 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Prearrest hypothermia improved defibrillation and cardiac function in a rabbit ventricular fibrillation model. (Jul 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
The Use of Automated External Defibrillators in Infants: A Report From the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. (Jul 2015)
Lacticemia After Acute Overdose of Metformin in an Adolescent Managed Without Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate or Extracorporeal Therapy. (Aug 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Diagnosing fractures: pain intensity and subjective functional impairment are unreliable markers for initial assessment of possible extremity fractures. (Apr 2015)
Use of checklists improves the quality and safety of prehospital emergency care. (Aug 2015)
Blood contacts during surgical procedures. (Mar 1991)
Surgical standby for coronary balloon angioplasty. (Aug 1992)
N Engl J Med
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C in emergency department patients. (May 1992)
Emergency hospitalizations for adverse drug events in older Americans. (Nov 2011)
Deprivation and emergency admissions for cancers of colorectum, lung, and breast in south east England: ecological study. (Jul 1998)
Safety and effectiveness of nurse telephone consultation in out of hours primary care: randomised controlled trial. The South Wiltshire Out of Hours Project (SWOOP) Group. (Oct 1998)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Supraventricular Tachycardia Cardioverted by an Automated External Debrillator in a 9-year-old Male with a History of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. (Jul-Sep 2015)
The Utility of Prehospital ECG Transmission in a Large EMS System. (Aug 2015)
Air Med J
Air medical retrieval of acute psychiatric patients. (Nov-Dec 2014)
Helicopter patient transportation service on the Ulleung Island, South Korea. (Nov-Dec 2014)
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Incapacitating Agents, Cannabinoids
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Irritants: Cs, Cn, Cnc, Ca, Cr, Cnb, PS
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Lung-damaging Agents, Chloropicrin
Lung-damaging Agents, Diphosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Phosgene
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Nerve Agents, G-series: Tabun, Sarin, Soman
Nerve Agents, V-series: Ve, Vg, Vm, Vx
Personal Protective Equipment
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T-2 Mycotoxins
Urticants, Phosgene Oxime
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
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