Frances Arnold: ‘To expect a Nobel prize is rather silly’
The joint winner of this year ’s Nobel prize in chemistry talks about her pioneering work on enzymes and the realities of sexism in the sciencesThismonth,Frances Arnold, professor of chemical engineering atCaltech in California, was awarded the 2018Nobel prize in chemistry, shared with two others. She ’s the fifthfemale chemistry laureatesince the prizes first began in 1901, and the only ever American woman to win in the subject.Where were you when you got the news you had won the Nobel prize?I was in deep sleep in a Dallas hotel room having arrived at midnight to give a lecture the next day. The phone rang at ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Biochemistry and molecular biology Nobel prizes Science prizes People in science Source Type: news

New health insurer policy may mean you pay for your ER visit
(Reuters Health) - While symptoms like chest or belly pain might reasonably drive you to the emergency room with worries about a heart attack or appendicitis, your insurance company might decide not to pay if it turns out your fears were unfounded, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Missouri Challenges Residents to #BuckleUpPhoneDown
Missouri Governor Michael Parson has officially proclaimed Oct. 19, 2018, to be Buckle Up Phone Down Day. Organized by the state's Department of Transportation and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, #BuckleUpPhoneDown (#BUPD) day is intended to be the first step to break driving habits that cause deadly motor vehicle crashes on the state's roadways. In messages over social media and through grassroots outreach, all of state's resident's are asked to accept the challenge, as well as challenge a friend, relative or members of the community.   The idea is simple, according to the Missouri Department of Tr...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Missouri Challenges Residents to #BuckleUpPhoneDown
Missouri Governor Michael Parson has officially proclaimed Oct. 19, 2018, to be Buckle Up Phone Down Day. Organized by the state's Department of Transportation and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, #BuckleUpPhoneDown (#BUPD) day is intended to be the first step to break driving habits that cause deadly motor vehicle crashes on the state's roadways. In messages over social media and through grassroots outreach, all of state's resident's are asked to accept the challenge, as well as challenge a friend, relative or members of the community.   The idea is simple, according to the Missouri Department of Tr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Derivation of a screen to identify severe sepsis and septic shock in the Emergency Department-BOMBARD vs. SIRS and qSOFA
This study looks to predict severe sepsis/septic shock in ED patients. The authors conducted a retrospective case-control study of patients ≥18 admitted to two urban hospitals with a combined ED census of 162,000. Study cases included patients with severe sepsis/septic shock admitted via the ED. Controls comprised admissions without severe sepsis/septic shock. Using multivariate logistic regression, a prediction rule was const ructed - BOMBARD. The model's AUROC was internally validated using 1000 bootstrap samples. BOMBARD was more accurate than SIRS and qSOFA at predicting severe sepsis/septic shock and sepsis mortali...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raising Awareness for Sepsis, Sepsis Screening, Early Recognition, and Treatment in the Emergency Department
This journal article outlines how early recognition and initiation of treatment is vital to patient outcomes and survival from sepsis. The authors state that sepsis screening in triage should be completed by nurses on all patients with suspected infection. Initiation of sepsis protocol and/or standing orders for positive sepsis screens should be implemented. Education of staff, patients, and families should be done regarding signs and symptoms of sepsis, severe sepsis, and severe sepsis with shock; raise awareness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Sudan:Health Ministry Successfully Conducts First-Ever Diagnostic Test for Ebola
[WHO] South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:Health Ministry Successfully Conducts First-Every Diagnostic Test for Ebola
[WHO] South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Process for Rapidly Updating National EMS Scope of Practice Model
As part of an ongoing revision of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, a group ofexperts convened by the National Association of State EMS Officials, with support from the NHTSA Office of EMS, recently developed and approved a process for quickly updating the Model. The description of the process is available on ems.gov.   The National EMS Scope of Practice Model was initially published in 2007 and provides guidance to states developing EMS scope of practice laws and regulati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NHTSA Office of EMS Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Process for Rapidly Updating National EMS Scope of Practice Model
As part of an ongoing revision of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, a group ofexperts convened by the National Association of State EMS Officials, with support from the NHTSA Office of EMS, recently developed and approved a process for quickly updating the Model. The description of the process is available on ems.gov.   The National EMS Scope of Practice Model was initially published in 2007 and provides guidance to states developing EMS scope of practice laws and regulati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NHTSA Office of EMS Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

The Opportunity & Need for a Nuanced View of Prehospital Information
On the final day of the 2018 North Carolina EMS Expo, Stephen J. Howell, NRP, the EMS captain and coordinator at New Hanover Regional EMS, gave a talk audaciously titled “How Data Drives Success.” Having seen many such presentations over the years—many of which have fallen short of innovative or anything more than platitudes about the “need” to chart patient care for legal coverage, and a pining, fruitless, frankly overblown and never-really-explained desire to gain unfettered access to hospital-side electronic health records—I was curious. Mr. Howell offered a sophisticated overview of ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathon S. Feit, MBA, MA Tags: Columns Exclusive Articles Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Mesa Fire to Outfit All Fire/EMS Crews With Bulletproof Vests
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Body armor is not just for police anymore. Mesa Fire is now putting the bulletproof gear on all of its firefighters. Mesa City Council approved $262,000 to buy ballistic vests and helmets for all frontline firefighters earlier this month. In the event of an active shooter, police go into the "hot zone" first. Fire crews and paramedics typically have to wait a ways away from the scene in the "warm zones" until it's safe before they can go in and rescue victims. In scenes like these, seconds can mean the difference between life and death for victims. Fire departments around the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauren Reimer (3TV/CBS 5) Tags: News Terrorism & Active Shooter News Videos Source Type: news

Your Employer ’ s Health Plan Will Cost More In 2019
(CBS News) — As American workers approach this year’s open-enrollment season for employer-sponsored health care plans, they can expect the same bad news they’ve been hearing for years: Workers are once again getting hit with more of the costs of their coverage in the form of higher premiums and higher deductibles. Annual family premiums rose 5 percent to an average of $19,616, the eighth year of increases, according to the 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Benefits Survey released earlier this month. On average, workers contribute $5,547 of the cost of family coverage. Premiums for singles increased 3 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Health Care Local TV Source Type: news

WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not a Global Emergency
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet severe enough to be declared a global emergency, the World Health Organization decided after a meeting of experts yesterday. The U.N. health agency said it is " deeply... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Steps outlined for health systems to establish comprehensive, ongoing procurement strategies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Tech For The Over-65s
People are living better for longer than ever before, and research has consistently shown that the longer one stays independent in one ’s own home, the happier and healthier one is.[1] There is a clear societal need to meet the practical and emotional burdens of aging in a fast-growing low-dependence group whose quality of life could be transformed with the right level of light-touch care.  Pharmaceutical and healthcare players big and small are currently exploring how best to support over-65s in maintaining quality of life. Digital health technology to support patient quality of life is taking hold, and smartph...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pamela Walker Source Type: news

Uganda at 'big risk' for Ebola spreading from neighbouring Congo, officials say
The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency but has called for an "intensified" response. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Athlete Thanks Paramedics Who Save Her Life
  GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Months after suffering a traumatic brain injury a college softball star thanked the paramedics who rushed to her aid. Kali Shultz was home for the summer and hanging out with her boyfriend at a Gwinnett County park when she fell off a longboard. Read more at Fox 5 Atlanta. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Natalie Fultz (Fox 5 Atlanta) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Athlete Thanks Paramedics Who Save Her Life
  GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Months after suffering a traumatic brain injury a college softball star thanked the paramedics who rushed to her aid. Kali Shultz was home for the summer and hanging out with her boyfriend at a Gwinnett County park when she fell off a longboard. Read more at Fox 5 Atlanta. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Natalie Fultz (Fox 5 Atlanta) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- A simple clinical assessment seems to be superior to the formalized Danish Emergency Process Triage (DEPT) system for predicting mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novant Health, like Atrium, plans new hospital south of Charlotte
Winston-Salem-based Novant Health is prepping to open a 161,000-square-foot hospital in Ballantyne in 2023. Novant expects to invest $154 million in the project, dubbed Ballantyne Medical Center. The proposed hospital would be on a 19-acre site at the intersection of Johnston Road/U.S. Highway 521 and Marvin Road. It would house 36 beds, two general operating rooms, another operating room for C-section s, an emergency department and a helipad. Novant filed a certificate-of-need application earlier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Statement on the October 2018 meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the DRC
Conclusion (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola in DRC Is Not a Global Health Emergency - WHO
[VOA] An emergency committee convened by the World Health Organization has decided that the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polluted city neighborhoods are bad news for asthmatic children
(Springer) Children with asthma who grow up in a New York City neighborhood where air pollution is prevalent need emergency medical treatment more often than asthmatics in less polluted areas. This is according to researchers from Columbia University in the US in a new study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen significant improvements over the past weeks, including strong performances by field teams conducting vaccinations, and improved community engagement and risk communication in priority areas. However, as new cases continue to emerge from Beni and appear closer to security ‘red zones’, it is clear that risks remain and that strong response measures need to be prioritized. The virus’ spread is partly due to security conditions that severely impact frontline and health workers, at times forcing the suspens...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Funding social care through budget will help NHS meet demands
We can no longer afford to plan and fund health and care services in isolation, Colleges tell chancellor Related items fromOnMedica Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area Experts urge radical action on mental health crises NHS investment in child health will reap rewards Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

California's Prop 11: EMS Personnel Break Time Debate
  LOS ANGELES (CBS): When you need help and call 9-1-1 you expect paramedics will race to you right away with lights and sirens on, right? Well, there’s a major battle raging in the California courts, capital, and the November ballot box that could dramatically change things. One company has spent more than $20 million to support a state ballot measure that ensure EMTs and paramedics keep radios and pagers on during breaks so they can respond anytime. (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CBS Los Angeles Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

California's Prop 11: EMS Personnel Break Time Debate
  LOS ANGELES (CBS): When you need help and call 9-1-1 you expect paramedics will race to you right away with lights and sirens on, right? Well, there’s a major battle raging in the California courts, capital, and the November ballot box that could dramatically change things. One company has spent more than $20 million to support a state ballot measure that ensure EMTs and paramedics keep radios and pagers on during breaks so they can respond anytime. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CBS Los Angeles Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

The Agenda is Set ... Now What?
In September, Jon Krohmer, MD, FACEP, marked the end of his second year as director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS. His tenure has included major initiatives, such as EMS Agenda 2050 and a revision of the National EMS Model Scope of Practice, as well as continued efforts to support state and local EMS organizations battling the opioid crisis and addressing other public health issues.Krohmer has a long career in EMS, starting as an emergency physician and EMS medical director in Michigan. He served in national organizations, including a stint as president of the National Associat...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles EMS Insider Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Bad, but Not Global Emergency, WHO Says Congo's Ebola Outbreak Bad, but Not Global Emergency, WHO Says
The Democratic Republic of Congo's rising number of cases and deaths are concerning, but a committee ruled that the circumstances don't warrant an international emergency declaration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA, DHS ink cooperative medtech cybersecurity agreement
The FDA said yesterday that it is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seeking to jointly improve cybersecurity in medical devices. The two agencies inked a memorandum of agreement looking to implement a new framework that will improve coordination and cooperation between the two bodies, according to the release. Through the agreement, both agencies will look to share information and coordinate on potential or confirmed medical device cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats in hopes that the they will be better equipped to handle such threats to patient safety in a timely manner, according to the rele...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Cybersecurity Dept. of Homeland Security Source Type: news

Medical device vulnerabilities will impact patient safety, infrastructure
Despite the healthcare sector ’s awareness of medical device flaws, many are still focused on whether a patient has been harmed. But to UC San Diego researcher, emergency medicine provider Christian Dameff, it’s more about retaining patient trust and ensure the technology doesn’t fail. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Novant Health, like Atrium, makes plans for new hospital south of Charlotte
Winston-Salem-based Novant Health is prepping to open a 161,000-square-foot hospital in Ballantyne in 2023. Novant expects to invest $154 million in the project, dubbed Ballantyne Medical Center. The proposed hospital would be on a 19-acre site at the intersection of Johnston Road/U.S. Highway 521 and Marvin Road. It would house 36 beds, two general operating rooms, another operating room for C-section s, an emergency department and a helipad. Novant filed a certificate-of-need application earlier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
UN says Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Latest Ebola Outbreak Not An International Emergency, World Health Organization Says
The outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever has already killed 139 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response - WHO committee
The Ebola situation in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to the outbreak is stepped up, a World Health Organization emergency committee said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak not a public health emergency
The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not meet the criteria of a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying
AP Explains: Why Congo's worrying new Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Found Among Kids in 22 States
  NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Similar waves of the same illness occurred in 2014 and 2016. CDC officials say they haven't found the cause. Some possible suspects, such as polio and West Nile virus, have been ruled out. Another kind of virus is suspected, b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer & Reuters (Video) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Found Among Kids in 22 States
  NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Similar waves of the same illness occurred in 2014 and 2016. CDC officials say they haven't found the cause. Some possible suspects, such as polio and West Nile virus, have been ruled out. Another kind of virus is suspected, b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer & Reuters (Video) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Outpatients and day surgery could move out of city
Day surgery and outpatient clinics could largely move out of Canterbury if a proposal to site an emergency and specialist hospital in the city go ahead. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The WHO Said the DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Not an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not constitute an international public health emergency, but stressed in a statement that it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation. The emergency meeting, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, was called about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet Wednesday to determine whether a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The meeting, set to be held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, comes about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel or trade in and out of the DRC. But depending on the conclusion of Wednesday’s eme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

'Pretty angry' CEO accuses neighbouring trust of poor planning
An NHS trust chief executive has criticised his neighbouring provider for “poor” planning ahead of the part closure of its accident and emergency department next month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Even with health insurance, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely to delay medical care
Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California have rates of health insurance coverage on par with or better than that of straight men and women in the state, but they are more likely to wait to see the doctor when they need medical care, according to a new  policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Why the delay? According toSusan Babey, a co-author of the study, one reason cited in other research is that sexual minorities sometimes experience discrimination when they seek health care.“Sexual minorities who have had a bad experience with a medical provider because of their sexual orie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Day of discharge does not influence heart surgery patient readmission rates, study finds
FINDINGSA study has found that the day of the week that a patient is discharged from the hospital does not affect the likelihood that he or she will be readmitted. The study showed comparable readmission rates for weekday and weekend or holiday discharge. It has been speculated that patients who are discharged on a weekend or holiday, when staff levels are typically lower, might be more likely to be readmitted to the hospital.The researchers found that the use before surgery of beta-blockers, a type of medication used to treat heart conditions; tobacco use; and surgical site infections were independent predictors of readmi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

N.J. EMS Council Receives $7,000 AT & T Contribution to Support Cadet Scholarships
SAYREVILLE, NJ – AT&T has contributed $7,000 to support the EMS Council of New Jersey’s (EMSCNJ) cadet scholarship program. The 89-year-old nonprofit New Jersey State First Aid Council, now doing business as the EMSCNJ, represents 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with 250+ EMS agencies throughout the Garden State. Today Althea Yancy, Regional Director, AT&T, presented EMSCNJ President Joseph G. Walsh, Jr. with a check, which will be used to expand the organization’s cadet scholarship program. “We distribute scholarships twice a year, as our budget allows,” Walsh said. “W...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMSCNJ and AT & T (Press Release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

N.J. EMS Council Receives $7,000 AT & T Contribution to Support Cadet Scholarships
SAYREVILLE, NJ – AT&T has contributed $7,000 to support the EMS Council of New Jersey’s (EMSCNJ) cadet scholarship program. The 89-year-old nonprofit New Jersey State First Aid Council, now doing business as the EMSCNJ, represents 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with 250+ EMS agencies throughout the Garden State. Today Althea Yancy, Regional Director, AT&T, presented EMSCNJ President Joseph G. Walsh, Jr. with a check, which will be used to expand the organization’s cadet scholarship program. “We distribute scholarships twice a year, as our budget allows,” Walsh said. “W...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMSCNJ and AT & T (Press Release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Hospital Reporting Unrelated to Better Patient Outcomes Hospital Reporting Unrelated to Better Patient Outcomes
There is a broad consensus that measuring quality is important, but new emergency medicine data call some of these processes into question because they might not be improving patient care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

WHO ’s Regional Committee discusses regional priorities
Tuesday, 16 October 2018, Khartoum, Sudan — The 65th Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean continued its regular sessions today in Khartoum, Sudan. HE the Federal Minister of Health in Sudan Professor Mohamed Abu Zaid Mustafa was elected by the members of the Regional Committee as the chair of the 65th Session of the Regional Committee. Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, presented the WHO Regional Director’s Annual Report. He outlined his Health for All by All vision for 20182023 emphasizing its four strategic priorities  expandin...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news