Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improving tuberculosis screening in remote areas

Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one infectious disease killer worldwide. Particularly in hard-to-reach populations, diagnosis and treatment of TB remains very challenging. In high-burden areas, one third of patients are never ...

Surgery

Current practice not cost-effective for air medical triage

(HealthDay)—Current practice is not cost-effective compared with the Air Medical Prehospital Triage (AMPT) score for trauma patients, and the field triage system undertriage rate for patients with severe injuries exceeds ...

Surgery

Surgeons support nonphysician screens for low back pain

(HealthDay)—Most spine surgeons are interested in a nonphysician clinician (NPC) model of care for screening of low back or low back-related leg pain for patients referred for a surgical assessment, according to a study ...

Other

Web learning improves nurses' triage skills

(HealthDay)—Web-based learning is effective at standardizing training for triage skills of registered nurses (RNs), according to a review published in the January issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Other

Triage decisions differ for paramedics and physicians

(HealthDay) -- Real-time emergency room triage decisions by paramedics agree with the triage decisions of emergency residents about half the time, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Emergency ...

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