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Evidence-Based Management Of Neonatal Vomiting In The Emergency Department
A systematic approach in the emergency department, as outlined in this review, is required to identify the serious causes of vomiting in the neonate. (Source: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice)
Source: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Emergency Department Management Of Acute Infective Endocarditis
Infective endocarditis has a high rate of mortality, and most patients suspected of having the disease will require hospital admission. This review examines the literature as it pertains specifically to emergency clinicians who must maintain vigilance for risk factors and obtain a thorough history, including use of intravenous drugs, in order to guide the workup and treatment. (Source: Emergency Medicine Practice)
Source: Emergency Medicine Practice - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Ebola: Nurse Beats Quarantine Push
(MedPage Today) -- Judge rules that she's not infectious and rejects the idea that she's a risk to the public. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Tweet of the Week: Docs Love Crocs
(MedPage Today) -- Halloween footwear fun. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Ready or not: Does household preparedness prevent absenteeism among emergency department staff during a disaster? - Mercer MP, Ancock B, Levis JT, Reyes V.
INTRODUCTION: During major disasters, hospitals experience varied levels of absenteeism among healthcare workers (HCWs) in the immediate response period. Loss of critical hospital personnel, including Emergency Department (ED) staff, during this time can n... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Risks to emergency medical responders at terrorist incidents: a narrative review of the medical literature - Thompson J, Rehn M, Lossius H, Lockey D.
As the threat of international terrorism rises, there is an increasing requirement to provide evidence-based information and training for the emergency personnel who will respond to terrorist incidents. Current major incident training advises that emergenc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Complex rectal and anal canal injuries secondary to unusual blunt perineal trauma - El Lakis MA, Rida K, Nakhle R, Abi Saad G.
A 27-year-old woman sustained a trauma to her perineal area when she was ejected from a jet ski while riding on water at high speed. The patient presented to the emergency department with blood streaking from her anal canal. Imaging revealed pneumoperitone... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Intentional drug poisoning care in a physician-manned emergency medical service - Maignan M, Richard A, Debaty G, Pommier P, Viglino D, Loizzo F, Timsit JF, Hanna J, Carpentier F, Danel V.
OBJECTIVEs. Severely poisoned patients can benefit from intensive and specific treatments. Emergency medical services (EMS) may therefore play a crucial role by matching prehospital care and hospital referral to the severity of poisoned patients. Our aim w... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Psychosocial predictors of suicidal ideation in patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses in Jordan - Amer NR, Hamdan-Mansour AM.
Suicide ideation (SI) is considered a major psychiatric emergency in patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses. Suicide ideation is a multifaceted issue that involves bio- psychosocial and cultural factors that interfere with patients' abilities. The purpo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Injury Profile of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors
Conclusions: The observed injury rate was lower than previously reported suggesting recent regulatory changes have made MMA a safer sport. Increased clinical awareness and additional research should be extended to head-related injuries in MMAs especially those associated with KOs/TKOs. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Radiation-induced Changes in Levels of Selected Proteins in Peripheral Blood Serum of Breast Cancer Patients as a Potential Triage Biodosimeter for Large-scale Radiological Emergencies
AbstractThe threat of a large scale radiological emergency, where thousands of people may require fast biological dosimetry for the purpose of triage, makes it necessary to search for new, high throughput biological dosimeters. The authors tested an assay based on the quantitative analysis of selected proteins in peripheral blood serum. They were particularly interested in testing proteins that are specific to irradiation of skin, as these can be used in cases of partial body exposure. Candidate proteins were identified in an earlier study with mice, where skin of the animals was exposed to different doses of radiation and...
Source: Health Physics - October 31, 2014 Category: Radiology Tags: Papers Source Type: research

Using Lean Methodology to Decrease Wasted RN Time in Seeking Supplies in Emergency Departments
CONCLUSION: A redesigned process including a standardized stocking system significantly decreases the number of searches by nurses for supplies. (Source: JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration)
Source: JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration - October 31, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Using LEAN to Improve a Segment of Emergency Department Flow
This article describes how Toyota LEAN methods were used as a performance improvement framework to address ED overcrowding. This initiative also impacted “bolus of patients” or “batching” concerns, which occur when inpatient units receive an influx of patients from EDs and other areas at the same time. In addition to decreased incidence of overcrowding, the organization realized increased interprofessional collaboration. (Source: JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration)
Source: JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration - October 31, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Spotlight on Quality Source Type: research

UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center honored for stroke care
The UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has received a Get With The Guidelines - Stroke award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines - Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. UCLA earned the Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award award for measures that include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therap...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pneumonia: When Antibiotics Are Not the Answer
We present the case of an 88-year-old bedridden man, with hypertension, multiple myeloma, coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke, seizures, dysphagia, and constipation under treatment with mineral oil. He was brought to the emergency department after 3 days of cough, dysphagia, and dyspnea, following a recent hospitalization, due to a health care–associated pneumonia. A chest computed tomography scan obtained showed bilateral multifocal opacities with consolidates described as Hounsfield units of −62, consistent with fat. A diagnosis of lipoid pneumonia was done, and mineral oil was discontinued. Given the patient’...
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - October 31, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Platelet transfusion strategy for hematologic cancers
(Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine)
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

How can we optimize the processes of care for acute coronary syndromes to improve outcomes?
Publication date: November 2014 Source:American Heart Journal, Volume 168, Issue 5 Author(s): Lars Wallentin , Steen Dalby Kristensen , Jeffrey L. Anderson , Marco Tubaro , José Luis Lopez Sendon , Christopher B. Granger , Christoph Bode , Kurt Huber , Eric R. Bates , Marco Valgimigli , Philippe Gabriel Steg , E. Magnus Ohman Acute coronary syndromes (ACS), either ST-elevation myocardial infarction or non–ST-elevation ACS, are still one of the most common cardiac emergencies with substantial morbidity and mortality. The availability of evidence-based treatments, such as early and intense platelet inhibition and antico...
Source: American Heart Journal - October 31, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Proximal femoral nail antirotation against dynamic hip screw for unstable trochanteric fractures; a prospective randomized comparison
Conclusion Proximal femoral nail antirotation technique offers better recovery than dynamic hip screw, whereas both techniques possess the same risk of postoperative complications. (Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Editors
Publication date: November 2014 Source:Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 5 (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

What's Coming in Annals ● December 2014
Publication date: November 2014 Source:Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 5 (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Redesigning Graduate Medical Education to Meet the Nation’s Needs IOM Report Stirs Controversy
Publication date: November 2014 Source:Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 5 Author(s): Eric Berger (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

EMTALA and Patients With Psychiatric Emergencies: A Review of Relevant Case Law
Conclusion Lawsuits involving alleged EMTALA violations in the care of ED patients with psychiatric complaints are uncommon and rarely successful. (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Rash and Fever in a 7-Week-Old Infant
Publication date: November 2014 Source:Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 5 Author(s): Therese L. Canares , Brian L. Chang , Dale W. Steele (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Emergency Department Hospitalization Volume and Mortality in the United States
Conclusion Patients have a lower likelihood of inhospital death if admitted through high-volume EDs. (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Using Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for Emergency Medicine Research
Publication date: November 2014 Source:Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 5 Author(s): Ryan Mutter , Carol Stocks (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Addressing World Health Assembly Resolution 60.22: A Pilot Project to Create Access to Acute Care Services in Uganda
Publication date: November 2014 Source:Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 5 Author(s): Heather Hammerstedt , Samuel Maling , Ronald Kasyaba , Bradley Dreifuss , Stacey Chamberlain , Sara Nelson , Mark Bisanzo , Isaac Ezati The World Health Assembly 2007 Resolution 60.22 tasked the global health community to address the lack of emergency care in low- and middle-income countries. Little progress has yet been made in integrating emergency care into most low- and middle-income-country health systems. At a rural Ugandan district hospital, however, a collaborative between a nongovernmental organization and local an...
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Lack of Association Between Press Ganey Emergency Department Patient Satisfaction Scores and Emergency Department Administration of Analgesic Medications
Conclusion Overall Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores were not primarily based on in-ED receipt of analgesic medications or opioid analgesics; other factors appear to be more important. (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

How Do Physicians Adopt and Apply Opioid Prescription Guidelines in the Emergency Department? A Qualitative Study
Conclusion These exploratory findings suggest that hospital-based opioid guidelines complement and occasionally supersede state and national guidelines and that emergency physicians apply guidelines primarily as communication tools. The perspectives of providers should inform future policy actions that seek to address the problem of opioid abuse and overdose through practice guidelines. (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The Opioid Prescription Epidemic and the Role of Emergency Medicine
Publication date: November 2014 Source:Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 5 Author(s): Sabrina J. Poon , Margaret B. Greenwood-Ericksen (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Statewide Regionalization of Postarrest Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Association With Survival and Neurologic Outcome
Conclusion Implementation of a statewide system of cardiac receiving centers and EMS bypass was independently associated with increased overall survival and favorable neurologic outcome. In addition, these outcomes improved among patients with witnessed shockable rhythms. (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Improving Postarrest Care Through Evidence-Based Common Sense
Publication date: November 2014 Source:Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 5 Author(s): Michael C. Kurz , Henry E. Wang (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research