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A Bumpy -- but Hopeful -- Road Ahead for Ukraine
Dalibor Rohac Even when one tries to ignore the current developments in the East of the country, Ukraine is in a pickle. With one of the lowest incomes per capita among the transitional economies of Eastern Europe, rampant corruption, and quickly depleting foreign reserves, the country is overdue for a reform package in many areas, including fiscal and monetary policy, the judiciary system, bankruptcy law, energy policy, state ownership, to name just a few. While there is no shortage of foreign experts offering their views on what policies Ukraine needs or does not need, the future of Ukraine is for Ukrainians to decide. ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 10, 2014 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Dalibor Rohac Source Type: blogs
Good Palliative Care Requires Good Long-Term Care: A Medicare Strategy To Strengthen Both
Editor’s Note: This post is also coauthored by Robert Berenson, an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute. This post is the fifth in a periodic Health Affairs Blog series on palliative care, health policy, and health reform. The series features essays adapted from and drawing on an upcoming volume, Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform, in which clinicians, researchers and policy leaders address 16 key areas where real-world policy options to improve access to quality palliative care could have a substantial role in improving value....
Source: Health Affairs Blog - March 10, 2014 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Judy Feder Tags: Aging All Categories End-of-Life Care Long-Term Care Medicaid Medicare Source Type: blogs
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Every year, over 400 Americans die of carbon monoxide poisoning. For Carbon Monoxide poisoning prevention tips in English and 16 other languages, go to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1ekr81r. (Source: BHIC)
Source: BHIC - March 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Emergency Preparedness Source Type: blogs
Ripping off the sticking plaster: whole-system solutions for urgent and emergency care
This report acts as a roadmap to the fundamental changes required to create a sustainable and high-quality urgent and emergency care system that can meet the needs of patients now and in the future. Report NHS Confederation - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - March 10, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Changing configuration of health services Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs
The disturbing confessions of a medical scribe
As a medical scribe working with a large, well-known scribe company, unnamed to protect my job, it makes me proud reading all the articles published about how much having a scribe benefits a physician, especially in the emergency department. I enjoy my job immensely and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and engage in patient care. However, as a pre-medical student working next to several other doctor-hopefuls in a high stress environment, being a scribe frustrates me on an ethical level. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 9, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Emergency Source Type: blogs
Doctors May Guess Your Diagnosis and Why They May Be Wrong
Source: Bioethics Discussion Blog - March 9, 2014 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
We need to talk about TTM…. Again
This study has brought about widespread (although not universal) practice change in Australia.Whilst the conclusions of the trial were well received, there have been concerns from those involved in the trial that the study has been misinterpreted as evidence against actively cooling patients following out of hospital cardiac arrest. It is worth noting that many international bodies that set guidelines for the management of cardiac arrest have not endorsed the recommendations of the TTM trial. Currently this includes the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). As has been well documented, social media played a large role in...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 8, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: David Denman Tags: Emergency Medicine Evidence Based Medicine Featured Intensive Care Resuscitation post-cardiac arrest care Targeted Temperature Management Therapeutic Hypothermia TTM trial Source Type: blogs
APHA’s Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks
How often should you refresh your emergency supplies? At least every six months, experts say. But with everything else that’s going on in life, remembering to do so can be hard. That’s why American Public Health Association’s (APHA’s) Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign uses the twice-a-year clock change as a reminder. The campaign advises people to refresh their stockpile, such as their emergency food, water and batteries, when they adjust their clocks for daylight saving time. Every American should have at least a three-day supply of food and water in case of an emergency, including...
Source: BHIC - March 7, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Lori Tagawa Tags: Emergency Preparedness Multilingual Websites Source Type: blogs
TechTool Thursday 049 AgileMD
TechTool review AgileMD by AgileMD Inc on iOS and android Agile MD aims to be a point-of-care handbook where health professionals can quickly look up treatment guidelines and protocols without requiring internet access. Website: - iTunes - Android - Website Design The design is clean, the colour scheme looks good. They’ve not exactly gone all-out on the rest of the graphics but it does the job User Interface Agile MD 1 expand(document.getElementById('ddet1835938620'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1835938620')) Agile MD 2 expand(document.getElementById('ddet381227915'));expand(document.getElementById(...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 7, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Tessa Davis Tags: Application Education eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured iOS Reviews Agile MD AgileMD iphone Tech Tool TechTool Source Type: blogs
What Ails Mt. Sinai Hospital Ails The Entire US Healthcare System
A Bloomberg News article raises extremely troubling questions about policies and procedures that have made the Mt. Sinai hospital catheterization laboratory the busiest and most lucrative in New York City. It is unclear whether the specific allegations in the article will stand up to rigorous scrutiny but, say some experts, the ills identified in the article go far beyond Mt. Sinai and New York City and are actually endemic throughout the entire US healthcare system. The most explosive charge in the story by David Armstrong, Peter Waldman and Gary Putka is that hospital physicians scheduled emergency room appointments ...
Source: CardioBrief - March 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Larry Husten Tags: Interventional Cardiology & Surgery People, Places & Events Policy & Ethics Bloomberg News Mt. Sinai Samin Sharma Source Type: blogs
Does texting ER wait times affect patient care?
On our recent road trip I was amazed by the number of billboards (from several health care systems and hospitals) advertising texting for emergency room (ER) wait times. My first thought was, “if you can text, how emergent is it?” This was quickly followed by the concern that the option/advertising of texting about wait times might make the ER seem, well, less for acute care and more for convenient care. Should I be concerned? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 6, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Emergency Source Type: blogs
Night shift and paying it forward
On a cold Monday night in late winter I pulled on my scrubs, packed my lunch and quietly crept into the small, cosy room my children share. My daughter was lying rumpled and skewiff in her big bed, covers thrown back, her little nappy clad bottom in the air. I moved to the cot where my son was safe and snuggly in his baby sleeping bag, little hands balled into tight fists by his face, fair head turned to one side, breath soft and rhythmic. Then I kissed my husband, patted our dogs and went to work, staying up all night to treat other people’s families while mine slept. I was back on the grindstone o...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 6, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kristin Boyle Tags: Emergency Medicine Featured Health Literary Medicine Pediatrics Prose ECMO night-shift Source Type: blogs
Transcript of podcast interview with Martha Coakley, Attorney General and candidate for Governor of Massachusetts
This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with Martha Coakley, Attorney General and Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. Visit the original post to listen to the podcast and read a summary. This is part of a series of interviews with all nine candidates for Governor. The full schedule is available here. David E. Williams: This is David Williams from the Health Business Blog. I’m speaking today with Martha Coakley, Attorney General of Massachusetts and candidate for Governor. Martha, does Chapter 224 represent the right approach to addressing rising healthcare costs? And if not, where doe...
Source: Health Business Blog - March 6, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: David Williams Tags: Podcast Policy and politics election Governor health care health care reform health information technology healthcare Martha Coakley Massachusetts Source Type: blogs
The “Olden Days” and the (o)esophagus
aka American ER Doc Gone Walkabout… 027 I got another “Pathway” to be used in our ED today – for the management of esophageal obstruction. It ought to be pretty useful, as it defines what the various departmental roles and responsibilities are if medical management fails – i.e. who manages sedation while GI disimpacts via endoscope and what happens next if endoscopy under procedural sedation only fails. But, I was surprised that the only recommended medical management was IV glucagon. I gave up on that decades ago – it’s never worked for me (except when the patient vomits from the glucagon, and b...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 6, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Rick Abbott Tags: American ER Doc Gone Walkabout Emergency Medicine ENT and Maxillofacial Featured Gastroenterology esophageal obstruction flood bolus oesophagus rick abbott Source Type: blogs
The problem of hip pain
Hip pain is a common problem, but not always a straightforward one. Pain that you feel in your hip can actually be caused by a problem in your back. Similarly, pain in the hip can sometimes be felt as pain in your groin or even in the middle of your thighs. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be sought to solve the underlying problem. Causes of pain • Arthritis – the most frequent cause of hip pain is arthritis although pain is often felt in the front part of your thigh or groin • Burstitis – an extremely common problem where the bursa over the outside of the hip join...
Source: Mental Nurse - March 5, 2014 Category: Nurses Authors: Author104 Tags: Health gynaecological hip pain women Source Type: blogs
Enter the smaccGOLD RUSH!
As you already know smaccGOLD promises to be an amazing event… Now it is shaping up to be ludicrously awesome… If you can demonstrate that you can function as part of the ultimate multi-disciplinary critical care team during the conference, your team will win $5,000 cold hard cash. That’s right, FIVE GRAND! Here’s the low down, from ICN’s Oli Flower on behalf of the smaccGOLD organising committee: Competition Objective Teams should visit as many trade exhibits as possible and complete the short (< 5 minute) challenge at each stand. The challenges are scored out of 10 at each stand...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 5, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Conference Emergency Medicine Featured Intensive Care SMACC competition critical care GOLD RUSH prize smaccGOLD Source Type: blogs
A Fisherman’s Friend… or Foe?
aka Toxicology Conundrum 052 A 64 year-old male was brought in after a collapse at home. He had been sitting on the couch with his wife when she noticed that he had gone limp and was not breathing. Bystander CPR was performed for 15 minutes until ambulance crews arrived. He received 2x DC 200J shock for ventricular fibrillation, after which he had a return of spontaneous circulation, with HR 80 sinus rhythm, BP 90/60 and GCS 3. In the Emergency department he received 300mg Amiodarone, and cooling was commenced as per out of hospital cardiac arrest protocol at that time. He had a further episode of VF arrest soon after ar...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 5, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kylie McNamara Tags: Clinical Case Emergency Medicine Featured Intensive Care Toxicology Toxicology Quiz cardiac arrest ECG Glycyrrhizic acidm hypokalemia laboratory results licorice liquorice Source Type: blogs
Healthcare Update Satellite — 03-04-2014
Science reporter Miles O’Brien suffers a freak accident while packing equipment after a reporting trip. Case falls onto his arm and causes bruise/injury. The following day, pain and swelling in his arm got worse. The day after that, he was being rushed to the operating room for compartment syndrome. His blood pressure dropped during surgery and the surgeon had to amputate his arm. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Miles. Patients who have had strokes are 50% more likely to have iron deficiency anemia as are control populations. Authors suggest a couple of possible mechanisms for the correlation including decreased o...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - March 4, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Healthcare Update Source Type: blogs
The LITFL Review 128
The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around. Welcome to the 128th edition, brought to you by: Kane Guthrie [KG] from LITFL Tessa Davis [TRD] from LITFL and Don’t Forget The Bubbles Brent Thoma [BT] from BoringEM, and ALiEM Chris Ni...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 4, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: eLearning Featured Intensive Care Pediatrics Toxicology #FOAMped #FOAMtox #meded FOAMcc FOAMed LITFL R/V LITFL review Source Type: blogs
Huddling in New York City
It's National Patient Safety Week, and I was honored to be invited to Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City to give a talk on clinical process improvement. Before that, I had a chance to visit parts of the hospital to see some of their initiatives. Led by Chief of Service Gregory Almond, the Emergency Department has been looking at many of their processes. One of the simplest and most effective steps was a decision to conduct huddles, not just once per day, but every two hours. These might last only two or three minutes, but everyone is involved, including the security folks as well as clini...
Source: Running a hospital - March 4, 2014 Category: Health Managers Source Type: blogs
Emergency admissions to hospital
This report examines the increasing levels of demand on A&E services when budgets are coming under increasing pressure. It identifies the lack of specialist A&E consultants; the slow progress in introducing out of hours consultant cover; and a lack of performance quality data as key factors in hampering the development and improvement of A&E services. Report House of Commons - press release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - March 4, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS finances and productivity NHS measurement and performance Quality of care and clinical outcomes Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs
Understanding How Quick Cash Loans Work
Quick cash loans are more commonly known as pay day loans in the financial market. The popularity of these types of loans is growing due to the ease they offer to the borrowers. These loans are short term loans and like all other short term loans have a high interest rate. People can acquire these loans according to their needs to meet emergency money requirements on time. Pay day loans allow (Source: Random Reminiscing Ramblings)
Source: Random Reminiscing Ramblings - March 3, 2014 Category: Autism Authors: rofiah gurape Source Type: blogs
Simulation can take healthcare from hierarchy to teamwork
by Lydia Forsythe Social intricacies surround us. As we walk through our healthcare organizations they exist whether we acknowledge them. Recognizing these social nuances is important, but not easy to do, given the many societal layers and time constraints in our busy and complex health organizations. In particular, both explicit and implicit activities socially shape healthcare teams. It's hard for new staff and leaders to acclimate to an organization and a team, which sometimes creates retention issues. We can identify and recognize a team's social structures by giving it a voice, and enhance its presence by using a q...
Source: hospital impact - March 2, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: Wendy Johnson Source Type: blogs
Tech in the pharmacy improves outcomes, med safety
by Steve Kessinger "Optimizing patient outcomes through interdisciplinary medication management" is our pharmacy department's purpose. Let me elaborate on our recent transition to fulfill that objective. The implementation of an electronic medical record (EMR) system has profoundly affected efforts to improve medication safety and advance pharmacy practice. Perhaps the most noteworthy endeavor has been the implementation of computerized physician order management (CPOM) functionality. Prior to this project, copies of hand-written medication orders were scanned to the pharmacy department for manual transcription into a p...
Source: hospital impact - March 2, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: Wendy Johnson Source Type: blogs
Lundbeck Limited, A Menarini Pharma, Bayer plc, HRA Pharma UK and GlaxoSmithKline breach the ABPI Code of Practice
Lundbeck Limited, A Menarini Pharma, Bayer plc, HRA Pharma UK and GlaxoSmithKline have each breached Clause 2 of the ABPI Code of Practice and are the subject of advertisements in the medical, pharmaceutical and nursing press.Lundbeck – Case AUTH/2617/7/13A Menarini – Case AUTH/2629/8/13Bayer plc – Case AUTH/2631/8/13For each sponsoring one or two speakers and paying for exhibition space at a meeting which was not primarily for educational purposes and the impression given by their involvement, each company was ruled in breach of the following clauses of the Code:Clause 2 - Bringing discre...
Source: PharmaGossip - March 2, 2014 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
UTI TOPICs Page
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common in patients living with Alzheimer's and related dementias.UTIs can cause Alzheimer's and dementia patients to become dull, listless, discombobulated, mean, ornery, and confused.In is not unusual for Alzheimer's Care Partners to assume these changes in behavior are due to Alzheimer's disease when in fact these new found challenging behaviors are being caused by an infection - usually a urinary tract infection.You cannot assume that are person living with dementia will tell yo they are sick. In fact, they most likely won't when it comes to infection.This means you must be on guard at...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - March 1, 2014 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs
Don’t let small hospitals die
When I was a resident in emergency medicine, at what was then simply Methodist Hospital of Indiana, I was blessed with the opportunity to fly with Lifeline. While I am originally from West Virginia, where rural means mountainous, I came to love the beautiful, stark emptiness of Indiana as seen from the sky. And over time, I came to truly appreciate the small, rural hospitals that called us for help at all hours of the day and night. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 28, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Hospital Source Type: blogs
How to save hundreds of dollars on your medical bills
Rob got a cat bite. Then a swollen hand. He goes to the ER, gets antibiotics, then develops itching. So he calls me for advice. A few days later, I get this email: “The itching from the antibiotics went away as you said it would. But what is NOT poised to go away is the $624 bill from the ER for talking to a doctor for 5 minutes. No blood drawn, no stitches made, no x-rays, but I’m told the standard amount for the classification of my visit is $624. I called to complain and, of course, the person on the phone can’t do anything. Well, she could have sounded sympathetic. I didn’t even know that there’s a difference...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 28, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Emergency Primary care Source Type: blogs
Cardiac Arrest: To the cath lab with ongoing chest compressions
CONCLUSION Beta-blockade should be considered in all patients with RVF in the ED prior to cessation of resuscitative efforts. (Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog)
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - February 28, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs
14 Recommended Books for Psychiatry Patients
An effective psychiatrist or psychologist will own a bookshelf stocked with recommended reading for his patients. He will have read a host of books on various topics, from sleep strategies to marital advice, so he knows what he is recommending. My psychiatrist has compiled the following list of recommended books for patients. It may be helpful to you too. 1. “A Deeper Shade of Blue” by Ruta Nonacs. Nonacs, the associate director of the Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, offers a comprehensive guide on depression during ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Books General Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Psychiatry Psychology Relationships Self-Help An Unquiet Mind Anne Sheffield Bipolar Disorder Center for Women's Mental Health Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Colle Source Type: blogs
Seizing Control of Brain Seizures
How can trauma lead to chronic seizures? Berkeley researcher Daniela Kaufer found that only when albumin in the blood breaches the blood-brain barrier does the likelihood of post-traumatic epilepsy go up. Accelerated signaling between neurons results from this exposure, leaduing to seizures. “We were surprised, even a little disappointed, that it was such a common component of the blood – nothing exotic at all – that led to epilepsy,” recalls Kaufer, associate professor of integrative biology. She and colleagues went on to Daniela Kaufer in the labshow that albumin interacts with a ubiquitous cell prote...
Source: neuropathology blog - February 27, 2014 Category: Pathologists Tags: research trauma Source Type: blogs
The Trials of Parenting Teens with Mental Health Concerns
Perhaps the biggest problem of being a parent of an adolescent, particularly a teen that might be exhibiting symptoms of mental illness, is whether to consider your child’s behavior normal for the adolescent stage of life. For instance, your child is sleeping more than he used to. He hardly responds to your questions about his day at school, whereas he used to tell you in detail. He used to help with the yard afterschool. Now, every afternoon, he closes the door to his bedroom, hides away for hours, and remains glued to his Ipad. You begin to wonder about depression. But it’s not until you notice that his grades are dr...
Source: Mental Nurse - February 27, 2014 Category: Nurses Authors: Author123 Tags: Mental health adolescent mental illness Parenting Teens Source Type: blogs
Cape Town ER at Khayelitsha Hospital
Looking forward to returning to Cape Town, South Africa with the Western Force in May 2014. Had a great time with Dr Sa’ad Lahri and Dr Anne Smith at GF Jooste hospital exploring alternate approaches to managing significant trauma load. This year hope to catch up with bongi, OutClosetRugby, EMCapeTown and other ER physicians to once again experience alternate strategies to managing penetrating trauma and GSW at Khayelitsha Hospital http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLygYx_acVE Twenty years since the first free elections and in the shadow of Nelson Mandela’s death, Reggie Yates gets up close and personal w...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 27, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Mike Cadogan Tags: Emergency Medicine Featured Health Cape Town GF Jooste hospital GSW Khayelitsha Hospital knife crime sa'ad lahri South Africa Western Force Source Type: blogs
13 things to know about Atrial Fibrillation
Here are 13 things I tell AF patients. I am sorry that you have AF. Welcome to the club, there are many members. (Three million Americans and counting.) I know how it feels. Your fatigue, shortness of breath and uneasiness in the chest are most likely related to your AF. AF may pass without treatment. Really. Important new work suggests AF is modifiable with lifestyle measures. As in you can help yourself. AF isn’t immediately life-threatening, though it feels so. Worrying about AF is like worrying about getting gray hair and wrinkles. Plus, excessive worry makes AF more likely to occur. Emergency rooms treat all AF...
Source: Dr John M - February 27, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs
FDA Draft Guidance Analgesic Indications: Developing Drug and Biological Products
The FDA recently released a new draft guidance with recommendations on how sponsors of analgesic painkillers should develop products in preparation for future marketing authorization. The draft, "Analgesic Indications: Developing Drug and Biological Products", is intended for sponsors of analgesic products intended to treat acute, chronic and breakthrough pain. All three types of pain—acute, chronic and breakthrough—are characterized by the need for long-term, regular treatment with analgesics. FDA notes that while it is important to understand how a single dose of the drug works, it's even more interested in underst...
Source: Policy and Medicine - February 27, 2014 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
Farewell to Rachel
By David Spero My mother-in-law died last week. It wasn't a tragedy. She was 93 years old and died peacefully in her sleep, without apparent pain. But it got me thinking about death and other scary things. Rachel was living in a board and care facility 60 miles away when she died. For various reasons, including my own disability, she couldn't stay with us. We couldn't afford four-star care, but the staff was very caring and skillful. She actually got to do more socializing and seemed less lonely than she had before she got there. She made two friends and the three of them had all their meals together and hung out in their...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - February 26, 2014 Category: Diabetes Authors: David Spero Source Type: blogs
Useful Android apps for medical students
by PenguinPro (Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:47 pm)Hi! I couldn't see a list of medical apps for Android anywhere, but there's some great apps out there that really help me so I thought I'd create a list. Please post any apps to add to the list The following are apps I've selected are my favourite free or paid apps out of the many I have looked at. FREE APPS[url="https://bit.ly/medmcqfo"]Medicine MCQs[/url]An essential revision aid for your medical exams, containing over 900 multiple choice questions right at your fingertips. Revise with tips, tricks and explanations in Practice Mode or test yourself against the clock in Exam ...
Source: Med Student Guide - February 26, 2014 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
Food Insecurity is a Health Issue
A Toledo-based hospital system is trying new approaches to address hunger. Treating it as a health issue, the non-profit ProMedica system is building a grocery store selling healthy food, reclaiming unserved food and packaging meals for the hungry. They also started a system to screen hospital patients for food insecurity and connect them to programs that can help and provide them with emergency groceries. Citing social determinants of health as fundamental, ProMedica is forming partnerships with local food banks and other organizations to address community needs. The cost is not a burden as they are able to locate and rea...
Source: BHIC - February 26, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: General Low Income Source Type: blogs
Useful Android apps for medical students
by PenguinPro (Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:47 pm)Hi! I couldn't see a list of medical apps for Android anywhere, but there's some great apps out there that really help me so I thought I'd create a list. Please post any apps to add to the list The following are apps I've selected are my favourite free or paid apps out of the many I have looked at. FREE APPS[url="https://bit.ly/medmcqfo"]Medicine MCQs[/url]An essential revision aid for your medical exams, containing over 900 multiple choice questions right at your fingertips. Revise with tips, tricks and explanations in Practice Mode or test yourself against the clock in Exam...
Source: Med Student Guide - February 26, 2014 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
smaccGOLD Workshop Resources
So you’re gutted you missed out on the smaccGOLD Education, ECG or ‘Get Creative and Express Yourself’ workshops (actually there might be a spot or two left on the latter if you’re quick). Luckily for you, these workshops all have ‘flipped classroom’ components with many of the pre-course resources and suggestions for further learning made freely accessible. Check out the workshop pages and explore the FOAM resources provided: SMACC Education Workshop at iTeachEM SMACC ECG Workshop at LITFL ECG Library SMACC Get Creative and Express Yourself Workshop at LITFL Enjoy! PS. you can st...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 26, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Education Emergency Medicine Featured Intensive Care SMACC ECG Workshop Education Workshop Get Creative and Express Yourself Workshop smaccGOLD workshops Source Type: blogs
First Do No Harm
As I’ve become balder and more grey, I have come to think about the health system as much as the delivery of acute care. This is another advantage of FOAMed. It allows you to broaden your horizons and still stay in touch with the latest in your chosen specialty. I would like to share a story that has brought me out of the blogging wilderness. Last week, I looked over the fence and noticed my neighbour had her arm in a cast. She told me she had fallen over playing tennis and fractured her wrist. She had been seen by her GP first, then sent up to a local private emergency department. This would have cost he...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 26, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Sean Rothwell Tags: Administration Emergency Medicine Featured Health expenses First Do No Harm out of pocket private insurance public health Source Type: blogs
The simple reason the medical-home study failed…
This week, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a comprehensive study that has major health implications. Major because the negative findings should change how Americans think about health and healthcare. Plus, the findings validate a belief this doctor holds as truth. First my belief, then the study. One blog is enough for any practicing doctor, but if I were to start another, its name would be: “Health cometh not from healthcare.” Nary a day goes by that I don’t see an example of how good-intentioned active management of a patient causes problems. (BTW: My son, a grammar...
Source: Dr John M - February 26, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs
Erroneous concepts in Acute coronary syndromes !
Is “Non-flow limiting“ coronary lesions more prone for ACS ? If your answer is “No”, you can skip this article. If your answer is “Yes” , you need to read this article. ACS is the commonest cardiac emergency .Thousands of patients are treated every day.Millions of dollars are spent.Bulk of the cardiologist’s life revolves around this entity. Scattered atherosclerotic plaques in coronary artery lead to ACS either in a random fashion or in a predictable manner . Still, we are highly uncertain about which lesions are likely to result in ACS ! Some time in the begi...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - February 25, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: Cardiology -Mechnisms of disease Cardiology -unresolved questions cardiology- coronary care Pathology-Vulnerable plaque acute coronary syndrome fibrin cap flow limiting vs non flow limiting lesions ivus oct nir for plaques lipid core pat Source Type: blogs
The LITFL Review 127
The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around. Welcome to the 127th edition, brought to you by: Kane Guthrie [KG] from LITFL Tessa Davis [TRD] from LITFL and Don’t Forget The Bubbles Brent Thoma [BT] from BoringEM, and ALiEM Chris Ni...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 25, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Education eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured Health Intensive Care Source Type: blogs
A Key Factor to Living Life to the Fullest
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein If you want to live your life to the fullest, there is one thing you need to do: make bets. No, I’m not talking about gambling. Instead, I’m talking about taking calculated risks that could propel you forward in life. You can’t expect to have forward leaps in your life if you just do what you’ve always been doing. If you want to get different results, you must do things differently. You must move out of your comfort zone and take risks. It’s a “bet” because you could fail, but it’s a bet worth t...
Source: Life Optimizer - February 25, 2014 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Attitude Finance Working Source Type: blogs
mHealth – How Much Does it Cost and is it Clinically Effective?
I wrote in the beginning of 2012 that perhaps that year was the year for mHealth to ‘breakout. ‘ I cited several proclamations and organizational activities to support that claim. mHealth and the use of remote monitoring as an integrated healthcare offering is still not as prevalent as one would think it would be two years later. Even in the Telemedicine & E-Health LinkedIn Group, one sees angst at the low adoption rate of the use of telehealth solutions. Inevitably, when I speak with my colleagues and other people involved in healthcare, economic and clinical effectiveness questions prevail. Two specifi...
Source: Medical Connectivity Consulting - February 24, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: BMoorman Tags: Remote Monitoring Source Type: blogs
Healthcare Update Satellite — 02-24-2014
This article is just one of what I’m sure will be many more to come. Another article on the same topic is here. And another. Receiving healthcare insurance doesn’t guarantee you medical care any more than receiving automobile insurance guarantees you a car. And California is getting close to Florida as one of the states in which doctors should NEVER consider practicing medicine. Topeka, Kansas VA Hospital is converting its emergency department into an urgent care clinic. As a result, the hospital no longer has to take ambulance runs. Hospital cites staffing shortages. Kansas Senator Jerry Moran alleges that the...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - February 24, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Healthcare Update Source Type: blogs
Published This Week
Andra le Roux-Kemp, Deferred Consent in Emergency Care Research: A Comparative Perspective of South African Regulations, 14 J. Phil. Sci. & L. 47 (2014). Richard S. Saver, Shadows Amid Sunshine: Regulating Financial Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research, 145 Chest... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - February 24, 2014 Category: Medical Lawyers and Insurers Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs
Not enough rest
The combination of all my ailments requires me to make the most of downtime and get enough rest. When I don't the fatigue just piles up and I end up collapsing for a few hours. I try to schedule myself with enough rest breaks built into my week so that I can stay on top of what my body needs. I focus my life on working part time, going to the gym three days a week and fitting in all my damn doctor appointments. This gives me two afternoons in the week where I can do nothing.If I have a few hours of doing nothing - meaning sitting around and watching tv, knitting, reading, surfing the internet, or whatever that does not req...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - February 23, 2014 Category: Cancer Tags: fatigue overscheduled resting stress Source Type: blogs
We're Sorry ... Our New EMR May Screw Up Your Care, But Don't Worry ... Patient Safety Has Not Been Compromised
A sign seen at a hospital system recently (name redacted):We're Sorry for any "Delays" as we start using our new EMR system ... But as a patient, you'll notice many benefits. As to risks, nothing to see here ... move along. (Click to enlarge)FirstNet is an EMR system for Emergency Departments. What's missing here is this:While "glitches" that can harm you can happen anytime with these systems, at startup time disruptions and malfunctions that could cause injury or death (as reported by FDA, U.S. Institute of Medicine, ECRI Institute per their Deep Dive study of health IT risk and others) are most co...
Source: Health Care Renewal - February 23, 2014 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: healthcare IT risk informed consent Patient care has not been compromised Source Type: blogs