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Hospital Emergency Departments To Care For Pediatric Emergencies

Hospital Emergency Departments To Care For Pediatric Emergencies

Critically ill children brought to hospital emergency departments that are ill-prepare to care for pediatric emergencies have more than three times the odds of dying compared to those brought to hospitals well equipped to care for them; so according to an analysis led by University of Pittsburgh and University of California-Los Angeles physician scientists. Care…

Party Increases Risk Of Drug Related Emergencies

Party Increases Risk Of Drug Related Emergencies

People who frequent electronic dance music (EDM) parties often use multiple drugs simultaneously and experience adverse effects with some ending up in the emergency department, say researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Rutgers University. The study, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, is the first to survey adverse effects; with…

Chest Pain Was The Most Common Symptom For Both Men And Women

Chest Pain Was The Most Common Symptom For Both Men And Women

Chest Pain; Women who have heart attacks experience the same key symptoms as men, quashing one of the reasons give for women receiving unequal care, according to new British Heart Foundation fund research. The analysis puts into question a long held medical myth that women tend to suffer unusual or “atypical” heart attack symptoms; also…

Emergency Ambulance Dispatch Following Secondary Telephone Triage

Emergency Ambulance Dispatch Following Secondary Telephone Triage

Ambulance based secondary telephone triage systems have established in ambulance services to divert low-acuity cases away from emergency ambulance dispatch. However, some low-acuity cases still receive an emergency ambulance dispatch following secondary triage. To date, no evidence exists identifying whether these cases require an emergency ambulance. The aim of this study was to investigate whether…

Closing The Emergency Room At Mountain View

Closing The Emergency Room At Mountain View

Ballad Health has submitted a plan to close the emergency room at Mountain View Regional Hospital. So ballad Health released an update to employees on its plans for Wise County and Norton. Ballad states that it has requested Virginia authorities’ permission to: Move patient and critical care services from Mountain View to Lonesome Pine Hospital…

Emergency Department Staff Members Are Treating The Victims

Emergency Department Staff Members Are Treating The Victims

Many years ago, it was called the emergency room. Now we call it the emergency department. However, unlike so many departments in the world, the emergency department has almost too many purposes, duties, and mandates to number. However, in the process of being the under-funded safety net for American health care, it has also become…

Intensive Treatment Will Potentially Prevent Emergency Department Visits

Intensive Treatment Will Potentially Prevent Emergency Department Visits

For people with diabetes, taking medications and monitoring their blood sugar is part of the rhythm of their daily lives. However, according to new research from Mayo Clinic, more than 20% of adult patients in the U.S. are likely treated too intensively. This has caused thousands of potentially preventable emergency department visits and hospitalizations for…

Cardiovascular Diseases Are The Most Common Cause Of Death

Cardiovascular Diseases Are The Most Common Cause Of Death

Cardiovascular diseases;Patients with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) benefit more from treatment with a statin in combination with ezetimibe than from treatment with a statin alone. However, there is no hint that the combination therapy of a statin plus ezetimibe is also superior to the combination of a…

Heart Attack Can Have Serious Health Effects

Media Portrayal Of Heart Attack Can Have Serious Health Effects

Someone like the Roger Sterling character from the popular television series Mad Men, who had two heart attack in season 1? While Mad Men was set in the 1960s, popular culture continues to repeat this stereotype. Can you think of any women in news reports, magazines, literary fiction, television drama or film who have been…

Emergency Department Patients Discharging With Opioid Prescription

Emergency Department Patients Discharging With Opioid Prescription

Opioid use at the three-month follow-up in emergency department patients discharged with an opioid prescription for acute pain is relatively low and not necessarily synonymous with opioid misuse. That is the conclusion of a study to be published in the August 2019 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency…

Emergency Room To Save The Lives Of Rampage Victims

Emergency Room To Save The Lives Of Rampage Victims

The first victim was conscious and described the carnage at the El Paso Walmart to doctors. Within moments, though, the emergency room at University Medical Center of El Paso devolved into controlled chaos: “EMS called two, three, four, five, six” patients en route, emergency medicine doctor Nancy Weber recalled. “At that point, we knew that,…

Emergency Department Severely Undersized For The Comfort For Patients

Emergency Department Severely Undersized For The Comfort For Patients

In a major change, Bayshore Medical Center will begin a project that will reposition the campus and triple the size of its emergency department. The five-year plan will move the main entrance to the rear and create an expanded emergency department that will be located closer to the front entrance at North Beers Street. “The current…