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Physical And Mental Illnesses

Physical And Mental Illnesses Increase Emergency Department Visits

Physical And Mental Illnesses; People with both physical illnesses and mental disorders visit the emergency department more frequently than people with multiple physical illnesses or mental illness alone, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Physical multimorbidity and mental disorders are associated with frequent visits to the emergency department,” says author Mr. Marc…

Ambulance Dispatches for minor injuries like abrasions

Ambulance Dispatches For Minor Injuries Soar After ACA Expansion

By 2016, two years into the expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 17.6 million previously uninsured people around the U.S. had gained health insurance coverage. But with the expansion, researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Kentucky found that ambulance dispatches for minor injuries like abrasions, minor burns and muscle…

Emergency Departments with the goal of improving quality

Emergency Departments With The Goal Of Improving Quality

Emergency Departments; This study find that the An emergency department is sometimes the first place a person thinks to go for health care. The emergency department is an essential care setting, treating over 145 million annual visits in the United States across a wide range of patient populations, from children to adults,” says Keith Kocher,…

Vehicle Submersion from the media,

Vehicle Submersion, Type Of Accident Has Highest Mortality

Vehicle Submersion; How to get out of a submerging vehicle isn’t common knowledge according to a recent report in Injury Epidemiology. The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management-based study found a majority of people had knowledge of vehicle submersion from the media, but they were unaware of an effective self-rescue protocol. Vehicle submersion Road traffic accidents…

Medical Intensive Care Unit

Medical Intensive Care Unit Mitigate Burnout Among Physicians

Shortening the length of rotations in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) from the traditional 14-consecutive day schedule to only seven days helps mitigate burnout among critical care physicians, according to a new Penn Medicine pilot study. The study, published today in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; so is the first to validate…

Bad Gene Associated With Sudden Death In Epilepsy

Bad Gene Associated With Sudden Death In Epilepsy

Bad Gene; In sudden death in epilepsy, people stop breathing for no apparent reason and die. Now, a group of UConn neuroscientists have a lead as to why, they report in the journal eLife. More than one of every 1,000 people with epilepsy die each year from what’s called sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). No one…

Pressure injuries at the time of admission to an intensive care unit

Pressure Injuries At Time Of Intensive Care Unit

Pressure injuries at the time of admission to an intensive care unit may predict patients at risk for longer hospital stays, according to a study published in the June issue of Critical Care Nurse. William T. McGee, M.D., from the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and colleagues retrospectively analyzed inpatient data from 2,723 adult patients in a…

Patient safety improvement intervention

Patient Safety Varies By Climate Factor Across Nursing Homes

Patient safety improvement seems to be related to healthcare organizations’ ability to address and improve safety culture. Patient safety climate survey scores may show variation in staff perceptions across organizational units. Such variation may indicate risks related to leadership or other aspects of organization. That offers the opportunity to address patient safety improvement; so through…

Stroke Symptoms

Difference in Stroke Symptoms And Emergency Response By Occupation

Stroke Symptoms; One of the most important public health problems in the world, is a disease that can lead to severe disability or death. As early intervention such as thrombolytic therapy is used to treat acute stroke, prompt treatment affects the survival and prognoses of stroke patients. However, due to lack of knowledge of stroke…

Impact of Hypophosphatemia on Outcome of Patients in Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care Unit Identify The Phosphate Metabolism Abnormalities

Intensive Care Unit; Phosphate homeostasis is complex, and the phosphate ion may be influence by other factors, such as decreased renal clearance, increased consumption in catabolic patients, intestinal losses, or clearance over a continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) membrane. Importantly, hypophosphatemia is among the most frequently encountered electrolyte metabolic disturbances in critically ill patients with…

Hospitals

Hospitals May Divert Ambulances To Avoid Treating Certain Patients

Some hospitals may strategically divert ambulances to avoid treating low paying patients who are uninsure or who have Medicaid, according to a recent analysis. Charleen Hsuan, assistant professor of health policy and administration at Penn State, led a study that examine whether hospitals are more likely to temporarily close their emergency departments to ambulances a…

Emergency Department

Emergency Department Crowding Not Linked To Death

Emergency Department; Visiting a crowded pediatric emergency department in Canada may increase the likelihood of being hospitalized but is not linked to delay hospitalization or death in children, according to research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Emergency department overcrowding is a problem in North America and has been associate with increase illness, death and lower patient…