News tagged with emergency medicine
Two emergency medicine physicians with wartime experience have developed a weapon against one rapidly lethal war injury.
Other Jan 11, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 2
If Don Stein were the kind of man who listened to what others said, he would have shut down his lab years ago. The Emory neuroscientist spent more than two decades investigating progesterone as a treatment ...
Medical research Apr 24, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0
(AP) -- This week's heat wave may be uncomfortable, but you're healthy, active and feel just fine. So what if you're over 65? Think again. Feeling good doesn't mean you're safe.
Health Jul 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Most people killed or wounded in stray-bullet shootings were unaware of events leading to the gunfire that caused their injuries, and nearly one-third of the victims were children and nearly half were ...
Other Jul 10, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0
(HealthDay) -- The recent advent of so-called "synthetic pot" is a rising public health concern, researchers warn, sending kids to the emergency room and prompting parental calls to poison control centers.
Health Mar 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Medical residents training to work in the emergency department need more formal stroke training, says a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress, noting that, as the first point of contact in stroke care, they ...
Cardiology Oct 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Telestroke programs substantially improve access to life-saving stroke care, extending coverage to less populated areas in an effort to reduce disparities in stroke care access. A new study by researchers from the Perelman ...
Cardiology Mar 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Think new discoveries are the bee's knees? This one is even better—this research out of Rhode Island Hospital is the mice's knees. Researchers have found that adding lubricin, a protein that our bodies naturally produce, ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Not all holiday spice is nice, says toxicologist: Cinnamon, nutmeg and marshmallows abused for cheap thrills
(Medical Xpress)—Watch your kitchen cupboards this season as thrill seekers look to common holiday baking ingredients for a rise – cinnamon, nutmeg and even marshmallows are the primary ingredients in an increasingly ...
Health Dec 19, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Dog bites are one of the risks faced by children playing outdoors, but some simple safety measures can help protect them.
Health Sep 02, 2012 | 2.3 / 5 (3) | 0
This June, a law took effect in the state of Florida limiting physicians' ability to ask patients about firearm ownership. In September, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, ...
Health Nov 10, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Could the emergency room be a good place to spot undiagnosed eating disorders among teens, and help steer them to treatment? A new study from the University of Michigan suggests that could be the case.
Health Nov 19, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Repeated unnecessary 911 calls are a common drain on the manpower and finances of emergency medical services, but a pilot program that identified Baltimore City's top 911 callers and coupled them with a case worker has succeeded ...
Health Apr 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A landmark study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that patients in Africa receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for HIV can expect to live ...
HIV & AIDS Jul 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
A study involving nearly 10,000 cardiac arrest patients from 10 North American regions has shown that extending the period of initial cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by paramedics and firefighters from one to three minutes ...
Cardiology Aug 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Emergency medicine is a medical specialty in which a physician receives practical training to provide patients with acute illnesses or injuries which require immediate medical attention. While not usually providing long-term or continuing care, emergency medicine physicians diagnose a variety of illnesses and undertake acute interventions to stabilize the patient. Emergency medicine physicians practice in hospital emergency departments, in pre-hospital settings via emergency medical service, other locations where initial medical treatment of illness takes place, and recently the Intensive-care unit. Just as clinicians operate by immediacy rules under large emergency systems, emergency practitioners aim to diagnose emergent conditions and stabilize the patient for definitive care.
Urgent Care Centers are often staffed by physicians, physician assistants, nurses and licensed nurse practitioners(LPN) who may or may not be formally trained in emergency medicine. They offer primary care treatment to patients who desire or require immediate care, but who do not reach the acuity that requires care in an emergency department or admission to a hospital.
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