American College of Emergency Physicians

Health

ERs can improve population health in rural areas

Emergency physicians in Michigan propose a new health care delivery model for rural populations that depends on a partnership between emergency medicine and primary care and seeks to reverse the trend of failing health in ...

Health

Falls lead to declines in seniors

More than half of elderly patients (age 65 and older) who visited an emergency department because of injuries sustained in a fall suffered adverse events—including additional falls, hospitalization and death—within 6 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New pediatric protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76 percent

An electronic sepsis alert using a combination of vital signs, risk factors and physician judgment to identify children in a pediatric emergency department with severe sepsis reduced missed diagnoses by 76 percent. The results ...

Health

Smartphones in the ER can help discharge patients faster

Chest pain patients in the emergency department whose attending emergency physicians received lab results delivered direct to their smartphones spent about 26 minutes less waiting to be discharged than patients whose lab ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Got hives? Hold the steroids

Despite standard use for the itching associated with urticaria (commonly known as hives), prednisone (a steroid) offered no additional relief to emergency patients suffering from hives than a placebo did, according to a randomized, ...

Other

ER docs can pick your nose

The range of options for medicating emergency patients intranasally has greatly expanded in recent years and can even be preferable for certain patients, including children, according to the results of a paper published online ...

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