Health

Use of HINTS exam in emergency department is of limited value

The diagnostic value of the Head-Impulse, Nystagmus, Test of Skew (HINTS) exam in the emergency department setting is limited. This is the result of a study titled Diagnostic Accuracy of the HINTS Exam in an Emergency Department: ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

German ICU doctors urge 'immediate return' to partial lockdown

Intensive care doctors in Germany warned Monday that the country would need to make an "immediate return" to partial lockdown if it is to avoid stumbling into a dangerous third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Health

Medical workforce data shortage hampering access to care

Challenges with data collection and infrastructure are affecting medical workforce research and access to medical care, particularly in rural and regional Australia, according to the authors of a Perspective published by ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Opioid overdose reduced in patients taking buprenorphine

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, opioid misuse has continued unabated in the United States, with an estimated 2.5 million or more Americans suffering from opioid use disorder. Most people treated for the disorder are given ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research studies the impact of face masks on heart rate

Researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) published new findings today that wearing a face mask—either a cloth mask or a surgical mask—did not impair the ability of subjects ...

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Emergency medicine

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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