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One Person Killed in Virginia Ambulance Crash
  ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) - Police identified the woman who died in an ambulance crash in Alleghany County as 69 year-old Claudette Wince of Covington. Jasper Persinger heard the ambulance crash across the street from his house on Wednesday morning. Police say it ran off the road, into his mailbox, then into an embankment on Potts Creek Road. Persinger rushed out and helped the driver call for help.   (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - July 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices
Find out what critical care physicians and emergency department providers need to know about the use of these devices. < br / > < i > Critical Care < /i > (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide for Child Care Centers and Child Care Homes
Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children. 01/2016 < br/ > This 68-page document provides guidelines that were developed for child care centers and child care homes in the State of Illinois to help with their development of a plan for emergency situations. Chapters include Disaster Preparedness in the Child Care Setting, Disaster Plan Content, Emergency Situations and Procedure/Response Recommendation, and Children with Special Health Care Needs. Appendices includes templates, tools, and checklists. < br/ > (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Supplements meant to help couple get pregnant land husband in hospital
"I had no idea that there were side effects, I thought it was just like regular vitamins," Bobby Cimorelli said after he wound up in the emergency room < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=wdG5El55RFg:7xOf0CUOauY:w--LzT5DBIM" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?i=wdG5El55RFg:7xOf0CUOauY:w--LzT5DBIM" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=wdG5El55RFg:7xOf0CUOauY:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All bleeding stops — but does idarucizumab (Praxbind) make it stop faster?
3.5 out of 5 stars Persistent life-threatening hemorrhage after administration of idarucizumab. Alhashem HM et al. Am J Emerg Med 2016 June 30 [Epub ahead of print] Reference Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is a direct thrombin inhibitor approved for stroke and embolism prophylaxis in patients with non-valve-related atrial fibrillation. When it was first released in 2008, a major disincentive to widespread use was the lack of a reliable reversal agent to treat major bleeds, or to administer before necessary invasive procedures. In October 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved idarucizumab (Praxbind), a monoclonal ant...
Source: The Poison Review - July 27, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical anticoagulant hemorrhage idarucizumab pradaxa praxbind reversal agent Source Type: news

ApolloMed's Population Health Management Platform Chosen By Two Accountable Care Organizations To Deliver End-To-End Solutions
GLENDALE, Calif., July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. ("ApolloMed" or "the Company") (OTC: AMEH), an integrated population health management company, today announced that it has entered into management services agreements with APCN ACO, Inc. and Allied Physicians ACO, LLC to provide end-to-end population health management solutions, leveraging off ApolloMed ACO's expertise, processes and success within the Medicare Shared Savings Program ("MSSP") since 2012. APCN ACO, based in San Gabriel, California, has been participating in the MSSP program since January 2013 an...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Mobile Integrated Healthcare Industry News Source Type: news

PerSys Medical partners with M.A.S. Med Global Ltd.
< p > < p > First Care Products Ltd. (a portfolio company of Persys Medical) announced the completion of a partnership agreement with M.A.S. Med Global Ltd., to develop and manufacture the ADAM Tourniquet, the first fully automated pneumatic tourniquet. < /p > < p > The ADAM Tourniquet combines state-of-the-art technology with pneumatics to create the first smart tourniquet. With a simple one-handed operation, it is applied, locked, and activated. A self-regulating valve controls the device ’ s pneumatic component, which inflates the < a adhocenable="false" href="http://www.jems.com/articles/print/volume-41/issue-40/spec...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Product Announcements Source Type: news

PerSys Medical partners with M.A.S. Med Global Ltd.
First Care Products Ltd. (a portfolio company of Persys Medical) announced the completion of a partnership agreement with M.A.S. Med Global Ltd., to develop and manufacture the ADAM Tourniquet, the first fully automated pneumatic tourniquet. The ADAM Tourniquet combines state-of-the-art technology with pneumatics to create the first smart tourniquet. With a simple one-handed operation, it is applied, locked, and activated. A self-regulating valve controls the device’s pneumatic component, which inflates the tourniquet maintaining an optimal pressure for vascular occlusion. The ADAM Tourniquet communicates with hospital s...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Product Announcements Source Type: news

Government nod to new AIIMS at Bhatinda
< a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/healthcare/government-nod-to-new-aiims-at-bhatinda/articleshow/53423137.cms" > < img width="100" height="75" border="0" hspace="10" align="left" src="http://img.etimg.com/photo/53423137.cms" / > < /a > This will include emergency and trauma beds, AYUSH beds, private beds and ICU speciality and super speciality beds. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JEMS is at Medic Update hosted by the Oklahoma EMT Association
(Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - July 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Slideshow Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

Barbie's 'Ken' Rodrigo Alves has insured his body for £1m  
Rodrigo Alves, 32, who is originally from Brazil but now lives in London, insured his body after spending £40,000 on emergency treatment. The flesh on his face began to die after his sixth nose job. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does America Have PTSD?
America is afraid. There is fear of daily new terror attacks here or abroad. There is growing fear of rampant domestic gun violence. Fear that this person or that is ruining the country. It is fear aimed outward: witness the pervasive discourse of threat at the recent Republican National Convention. It is fear aimed inward: witness our 2.2 million people behind bars, a highly disproportionate number of whom are people of color. If our country were a person, we would view that person as anxious, reactive and reeling from years of trauma: major symptoms of PTSD. Suggesting the country itself has PTSD is hyperbolic to make ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

List of Acts President Must Do for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
By Editor, The Manila Times, PhilippinesJul 27 2016 (Manila Times)President Rody Dutuerte’s SONA could not possibly give details about every important program of his administration. But a SONA does mark for the people which activities a president thinks should be given top priority. Disaster response together with disaster risk reduction should be treated as a high priority by any president. The people, specially the poorest among us, suffer a lot because of natural and recurring disasters brought about by heavy rains and typhoons. May God will the predicted earthquakes to never come. Our entire country suffers because t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editor Manila Times Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Natural Resources Source Type: news

South Florida health care nonprofit taps new leader
< img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10098027/jaime-caldwell*100xx288-288-0-20.png" > The South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association, a non-profit that represents many of the region ’s hospitals, tapped Jaime Caldwell as president. Caldwell had been vice president of the SFHHA for seven years. In December, he was named interim president after Linda Quick retired following her 21 years leading the association. He previously worked at the Florida Department of Health and at a n emergency medical transportation company. “Caldwell will focus on carrying out the new strategic… < div class="feedflare" > < a hre...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Gunmen Hold Paramedics Hostage in Armenia
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage after they came in to help the wounded following an exchange of fire with officers. The group seized the police post in the capital, Yerevan, on July 17, demanding freedom for a jailed opposition figure, and took those inside hostage. The last of those hostages were released on Saturday. After an exchange of fire before dawn Wednesday two of the gunmen surrendered and one police officer and two gunmen were wounded and taken to hospitals. Over 20 gunmen are believed to remain...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Gunmen Hold Paramedics Hostage in Armenia
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage after they came in to help the wounded following an exchange of fire with officers. The group seized the police post in the capital, Yerevan, on July 17, demanding freedom for a jailed opposition figure, and took those inside hostage. The last of those hostages were released on Saturday. After an exchange of fire before dawn Wednesday two of the gunmen surrendered and one police officer and two gunmen were wounded and taken to hospitals. Over 20 gunmen are believed to remain...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Delirium Common in Advanced Cancer Patients Visiting ER
Ten percent of advanced cancer patients have developed delirium, but it is often missed by emergency department physicians. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 27, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Cancer Complications News Source Type: news

The Next Step: How to Choose the Right Path after Medical School
Image Source Choosing what path to take in a medical career can be daunting. There are many factors to consider. Many of these choices will have to be made prior to the third year of medical school in order to stay ahead of the curve and maintain a competitive edge. It is important to have a clear vision of your specialty choice so you have no regrets on Residency Match Day. Most importantly, self-reflection and self-understanding are key steps to choosing the right specialty and deciding what to do after medical school. It is never too early to begin this discernment process. Variety - What kind of variety is best for y...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Profile of pediatric eye trauma at Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal (HBDF), Bras ília, Brazil - Rohr JT, Santos PM, Santos RC, Vieira CV, Fé LM, Solano RL, Reis TF, Leão Mde O, Guimarães Vda C.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological profile of ocular trauma in children at the HBDF emergency department. METHOD: Descriptive, cross-sectional study. We evaluated 103 cases of ocular trauma in children less than 15 years between July 2012 a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Systems fragility: the sociology of chaos - Hodges LR.
This article examines the concept of community fragility in emergency management from a systems perspective. Using literature that addresses fragility in four areas of complex systems, including ecosystems, social systems, sociotechnical systems, and compl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ocular jellyfish stings: report of 2 cases and literature review - Mao C, Hsu CC, Chen KT.
An ocular jellyfish sting is an ophthalmic emergency and is rarely reported in the medical literature. With the evolution of aquatic activities and entertainment in recent decades, we anticipate that more patients with ocular jellyfish stings may be taken ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Nigeria: MSF Warns of Large-Scale Humanitarian Disaster in Northeastern Nigeria
[MSF] More than 500,000 people are living in catastrophic and unsanitary conditions in a number of villages and towns across Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, according to international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which is calling for the provision of emergency aid for those people in immediate danger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SPD Chief Fowler and SWAT Commander Belgrader present Seth Dukes, MD, with service award
Upstate's Emergency Medical Services Instructor W. Seth Dukes, MD, closes out his yearlong fellowship with a service award for his work with the Syracuse Police Department's SWAT Team and Upstate's EMS and Disaster Medicine Physician Response Team. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - July 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sepsis case study
A case of a 39-year-old man who presented with swelling and pain in his scrotum and penis highlights the importance of remaining vigilant to the risk of sepsis, red flags for sepsis in adults and the Sepsis Six care bundle. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 27, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Emergency medicine Source Type: news

Wide variation found in emergency specialist surgery mortality rates
Wide variation has been uncovered across hospitals in emergency bowel and abdominal surgery mortality rates in an annual audit. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 27, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Farm workers who detassel corn are sickened by pesticides; emergency crews called to decontaminate
(NaturalNews) Growing up in America's heartland (central Iowa), detasseling corn each summer was a great way to earn some extra money. However, the job wasn't easy, as it required waking up early and working manual labor outside in the hot summer sun. Unlike my peers, my parents did... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Pittsburgh Announces Community Paramedic Academy
The CONNECT Community Paramedic Program in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania is part of one of the longest running community paramedic programs in the nation.   As pioneers in this constantly evolving role, the CONNECT Community Paramedic Team will be offering a unique, week-long training program for EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics interested in expanding their patient assessment and intervention techniques to practice in this new role. Led by Dr. Swayze and current community paramedics on the team, the academy will be offered Monday September 26, 2016 through Friday September 30, 2016 from 0830 until 1630 in Cranberry Towns...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Mobile Integrated Healthcare Industry News Source Type: news

Congenital Zika virus program at Children's National Health System
( < i > Children's National Health System < /i > ) The Children's National Health System Congenital Zika Virus Program serves as a dedicated resource for referring clinicians and for pregnant women to receive counseling and science-driven answers about the impact of Zika on pregnancies and newborns. 'While we're hopeful there are few local cases, the Congenital Zika Virus Program has been developing emergency response plans in collaboration with local departments of health to prepare for any eventuality,' says Roberta DeBiasi, Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease and Congenital Zika Virus Program co-leader. (Source:...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sports-related brain injuries among children on the rise
The Canadian Institute for Health Information released a report Tuesday highlighting a big increase in emergency room visits in Alberta for sport-related concussions over the past five years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Photos Show California's Central Coast Ravaged By Wildfire
California’s central coast continued to burn Tuesday as the Soberanes fire was only 10 percent contained ― with no end in sight. The fire, one of two major California wildfires raging out of control, has spread across more than 19,000 acres in Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, and the area north of Big Sur since it began on Friday. The Sand fire in Southern California’s Santa Clarita Valley mountains has consumed more than 37,000 acres. The Soberanes fire has destroyed 20 homes and threatens an additional 1,650 buildings, forcing evacuations from more than 11 communities in the tourist-heavy but spa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zika Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) Discussion: Causes of Stigma and A Path To Community Hardiness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 07/19/2016 < br/ > These presentation slides are from a teleconference about the Zika crisis, stigmatization, and why people stigmatize. It discusses examples of stigma, the toll of stigmatization, the role for communication in countering stigma, and community hardiness and resilience. < br/ > (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Arizona Department of Health Services issues Certificate of Necessity to Maricopa Ambulance in Maricopa County
The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued a Certificate of Necessity (CON) to Maricopa Ambulance to provide emergency and nonemergency ambulance service to the majority of Maricopa County. “Thank you to the Arizona Department of Health Services for approving Maricopa Ambulance’s certificate of necessity,” said Bryan Gibson, Maricopa Ambulance founder. “The residents of metropolitan Phoenix are the ultimate beneficiaries of this decision. Competition maintains quality and cost control without further regulation. Maricopa Ambulance will bring excellent performance and competition to ambulance service in Ar...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Arizona Department of Health Services issues Certificate of Necessity to Maricopa Ambulance in Maricopa County
The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued a Certificate of Necessity (CON) to Maricopa Ambulance to provide emergency and nonemergency ambulance service to the majority of Maricopa County. “Thank you to the Arizona Department of Health Services for approving Maricopa Ambulance’s certificate of necessity,” said Bryan Gibson, Maricopa Ambulance founder. “The residents of metropolitan Phoenix are the ultimate beneficiaries of this decision. Competition maintains quality and cost control without further regulation. Maricopa Ambulance will bring excellent performance and competition to ambulance service in Ar...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

From hospital to home: A model for safer transitions
< p > Patients with multiple chronic conditions, polypharmacy and unmet social needs are often at risk for serious drug therapy problems during the transition from hospital to home. A new model has made these transitions safer and decreased hospital admissions and emergency department visits for patients. < /p > < p > Developed by the University of Tennessee in partnership with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, the SafeMed model uses a primary care-based team, which includes physicians, pharmacists, nurses and community health workers, to form a support network for high-risk and high-needs patients as they tr...
Source: AMA Wire - July 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

New Funding Opportunities from the Middle Atlantic Region
Clinical and Public Health Outreach:  Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use health information in practice and/or in patient education. Amount:  Up to $15,000 Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016 Details Emergency Preparedness / Library Partnership:  Strengthen the involvement of public and health sciences libraries in assisting with health and disaster information […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 26, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Funding General (All Entries) Source Type: news

Response to Pulse Nightclub Attack Costs State over $1.7M
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials in central Florida say the cost of responding to last month's Pulse nightclub shooting by police officers, firefighters, hazmat crews and others comes to more than $1.7 million. Figures released Tuesday by the city of Orlando show the city's expenses at under $600,000, with almost two-thirds of the costs from overtime outlays. More than a dozen other central Florida agencies spent a combined $1.1 million. The cost to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where most victims were treated, was $632,000. The U.S. Department of Justice has made $1 million available to help reimburse agencies for t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

NewYork-Presbyterian health system unveils suite of digital health services, NYP OnDemand
NewYork-Presbyterian health system announced the rollout of NYP OnDemand, a new set of digital health tools including telehealth services for both patients and providers available on the NYP website and via its mobile app. The offerings will rollout gradually over the next few months, and will include offerings for emergency services, digital follow-ups, second opinions and acute stroke care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 26, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Advanced Cancer Patients in the ED Often Have Delirium Advanced Cancer Patients in the ED Often Have Delirium
About 1 in 11 advanced cancer patients presenting to the emergency department has delirium, researchers report. < br / > < i > Reuters Health Information < /i > (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Minorities May Not Get Best Care After a Stroke Minorities May Not Get Best Care After a Stroke
Minority stroke patients in the U.S. may be less likely than white people to undergo appropropriate procedures, a study suggests. < br / > < i > Reuters Health Information < /i > (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Adds Label Warnings on Cipro, Related Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Strengthens black-box warning on fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - July 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news