Disproportionate use in minor trauma is driving emergency department cervical spine imaging: an injury severity score-based analysis - Khaja A, Horn ý M, Balthazar P, Hanna TN, Harkey P, Villalobos A, Duszak RJ.
PURPOSE: Clinical practice guidelines intended to reduce unnecessary cervical spine imaging have yielded mixed results. We aimed to assess evolving emergency department (ED) cervical spine imaging utilization in patients with trauma by injury severity. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Documentation of firearm safety screening during emergency department visits for assault-related injury - Mulcahy LB, Goyal MK, Cohen J.
Assault-injured youth have an increased risk of future violence. Identifying firearm access among youth in the emergency department (ED) creates an opportunity for interventions aimed at reducing future violent events. We performed this study to determine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk factors for cancellation after dispatch of rapid response cars for prehospital emergency care: a single-center, case-control study - Inoue J, Hirano Y, Fukumoto Y, Kudo T, Usami R, Kondo Y, Matsuda S, Okamoto K, Tanaka H.
The objective of this study is to identify the risk factors for cancellation after dispatch of rapid response cars (RRC) for prehospital emergency care. METHODS: We retrospectively extracted data from all RRC cases dispatched from our hospital... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical opioid poisonings in Victoria, Australia: rates and characteristics of a decade of emergency department presentations across nine pharmaceutical opioids - Lam T, Hayman J, Berecki-Gisolf J, Sanfilippo P, Lubman DI, Nielsen S.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pharmaceutical opioids are a significant contributor to the global 'opioid crisis', yet few studies have comprehensively distinguished between opioid types. We measured whether a range of common pharmaceutical opioids varied in their c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Outcomes and complications of diabetic burn injuries: a single center experience - Aldekhayel S, Khubrani AM, Alshaalan KS, Barajaa M, Al-Meshal O.
INTRODUCTION: Comorbid conditions may adversely affect burn outcomes. Burn injuries remain one of the most prevalent injuries presenting to emergency departments. The current study compares the outcomes of burn injuries in diabetic and non-diabetic patient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Engaging Haitian community leaders in emergency preparedness - Charles ML, Fievre G.
Background The Grand'Anse area of Haiti was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The Health Education Action League for Haiti (HEAL-Haiti) provided an educational program in Dame Marie (Grand'Anse) on disaster management and emergency pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

A behavioural simulation study of allocating evacuees to public emergency shelters - Nagarajan M, Shaw D.
The opening of public shelters to provide evacuees with access to safety and welfare is a typical response to large-scale emergencies. In some countries, officials allocate people at risk to shelters based on the location of their residence or workplace an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A healthcare location-allocation model with an application of telemedicine for an earthquake response phase - Gulzari A, Tarakci H.
Researchers have focused on finding ways of reducing natural disaster losses for decades. In recent times, technological advancements have improved the health care system and transformed emergency relief operations. An emerging medical advancement is telem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Emergency department registered nurses overestimate their disaster competency: a cross-sectional study - Murphy JP, Kurland L, R ådestad M, Magnusson S, Ringqvist T, Ruter A.
BACKGROUND: Major incidents continue to pose a threat to health care systems by overwhelming them with a sudden surge of patients. A major factor impacting a hospital's surge capacity is the skills, abilities, and knowledge of emergency department (ED) reg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Experts in emergencies: a framework for understanding scientific advice in crisis contexts - Donovan DA.
This paper draws on several recent cases to analyse the particular challenges for experts who are called to provide scientific advice under time-critical circumstances. It uses the notion of civic epistemologies (Jasanoff, 2005) [1] to consider the testing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Handling false information in emergency management: a cross-national comparative study of European practices - Torpan S, Hansson S, Rhinard M, Kazemekaityte A, Jukarainen P, Meyer SF, Schieffelers A, Lovasz G, Orru K.
During emergencies, exposure to false information can increase individual vulnerability. More research is needed on how emergency management institutions understand the effects of false information and what are the various approaches to handling it. Our do... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Safety aspects, emergency preparedness and hazard prevention in hospitals concerning mass casualty incidents (MCI)/terror-related MCI : prospects on future challenges based on survey results from the 3rd emergency conference of the DGU - Hoth P, Bieler D, Friemert B, Franke A, Bl ätzinger M, Achatz G.
BACKGROUND: Worldwide terrorist activities since "9/11" and subsequently also in the European region have led to a  rethinking in the context of the evaluation of critical infrastructure in Germany, also with respect to security at and in hospitals. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The challenges and countermeasures in emergency management after the establishment of the ministry of emergency management of China: a case study - Wu Q, Han J, Lei C, Ding W, Li B, Zhang L.
Emergency management is critical for the safety of life and property, as well as the economic and social stability of a country or region. To improve the level of emergency management, China has established the Ministry of Emergency Management of the Peopl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Abdominal self-stabbing: an uncommon type of sharp abdominal trauma - Kara čić A, Vojvodić B.
Abdominal self-stabbing, a type of sharp abdominal trauma, is a rare form of attempted suicide. Such cases are not commonly seen in the emergency department, but a prompt and well-reasoned decision is essential in the management of these patients. We repor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicidality presented to a child and adolescent psychiatry emergency service: increasing rate and changing characteristics - Kandsperger S, Jarvers I, Schleicher D, Ecker A, Wirth M, Brunner R.
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents who present to child and adolescent psychiatric emergency departments show a variety of reasons for their presentations. Suicidality, in particular suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, as well as non-suicidal self-in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A paramedic's role in reducing number of falls and fall-related emergency service use by over 65s: a systematic review - Bonner M, Capsey M, Batey J.
BACKGROUND: Around 10-25% of emergency calls for adults aged over 65 are attributed to falls. Regardless of whether injuries are caused, quality of life is often affected by fear of falling, leading to reduced confidence and activity, negatively impacting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Household cleaning products poisoning in a pediatric emergency center: a 10- year cross-sectional study and literature review - Yen CW, Lee EP, Cheng SC, Hsia SH, Huang JL, Lee J.
BACKGROUND: Poisoning by household cleaning products(HCPs) is common in children. Some HCPs are toxic and may cause severe complications. We assessed HCP poisonings treated in a pediatric emergency department(PED). METHODS: This was a retrospective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bystander intervention in bullying: differences across latent profiles - Jenkins LN, Snyder Kaminski S, Miller M.
The current study used latent profile analysis to find subgroups of youth based on bullying participant roles and then compared subgroups on the five bystander intervention steps (Notice, Interpret as an emergency, Accept Responsibility, Know how to Interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A Warning About The Future Of Covid-19 From The Scientific Advisory Group For Emergencies Of The United Kingdom
According to a recent report from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) in the United Kingdom, the virus is very likely to evolve into a still more dangerous form. We must be prepared for this outcome, for we are already behind the curve as SARS-CoV-2 is outpacing our response. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Do You Want a COVID-19 Booster Shot? Do You Want a COVID-19 Booster Shot?
"We are prepared for booster doses if and when the science demonstrates that they are needed," US health authorities have said.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Namibia: UK Sends Reinforcements to Namibian Frontliners
[Namibian] THE United Kingdom Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) has deployed frontline response support to Namibia to help hospitals that are battling the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘ Don ’t Forget Leprosy ’ Campaign Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination answers questions from Patricia Soares, a guest at the launch of the ‘Don’t Forget Leprosy’ campaign. They are with Takahiro Nanri, Executive Director of the Sasakawa Health Foundation. Credit: Cecilia Russell By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Aug 4 2021 (IPS) A visit to a leprosy facility in Korea with his father, Ryoichi Sasakawa, spurred Yohei Sasakawa to dedicate his life to eliminating both the disease and discrimination of those affected. He was speaking in an emotional pre-recorded address ahead of his 20th anniversary as ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) leprosy Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Fou Source Type: news

She Helped New York Through the Worst of the Pandemic. Then the Nightmare Followed Her Home
Sixteen months ago, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, Dr. Rebecca Martin was one of thousands of out-of-state doctors and nurses who came to help the city battle what was then a new disease. That spring, the pulmonologist from Arkansas spoke to TIME about her 96-hour stint at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn. Martin, 45, wondered at the time how her own hospital, Baxter Regional Medical Center in northern Arkansas, would handle COVID-19 if it arrived. She got her answer this July, when rising infections turned the state into one of the worst virus hotspots in the nation. [time-brightcove no...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate nationpod News Source Type: news

Florida ’s Governor Won’t Issue New Rules Even As COVID-19 Surges
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions. With the much more contagious delta variant now spreading exponentially, Florida hit 11,515 hospitalized patients Tuesday, breaking last year’s record for the third straight day and up from just 1,000 in mid-June. DeSantis said he expects hospitalizations to drop in the next couple weeks, asserting that the spike is seasonal as Floridians spend more time together indoors to...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

With Private Space Flight On the Rise, Who Gets to Be Called ‘Astronaut?’
On Sept. 15, if all goes according to plan, Jared Isaacman—the billionaire CEO of Shift4 Payments—and three other private citizens will strap into a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft—all four seats paid for by Isaacman—and blast off for orbit on the mission dubbed Inspiration4. Three days later they will return to Earth. Unlike most of the rest of us, they will have spent time off of the planet. But will that earn them the label of “astronaut?” Time was, it was easy to recognize an astronaut. They were all test pilots, they wore silvery space suits and signature buzz cuts and they had perfec...
Source: TIME: Science - August 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Space Special Project Source Type: news

The First All-Civilian Team of Astronauts Is Headed to Orbit. Here ’s What to Know About the Inspiration4 Mission
The prospect of space travel will feel much different after the Inspiration4 mission—the first orbital mission with an all-civilian crew—launches this fall. Once that happens, the history of human spaceflight will instantly be divided into two eras. There will have been the six decades after the first human circled above the Earth in 1961, when orbital space was mostly a realm solely for nation-states and their hand-picked astronauts. And then there will be the post-2021 era following Inspiration4, when space travel will come definitively within the grasp of private corporations and citizens—an era in whi...
Source: TIME: Science - August 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Space Special Project Source Type: news

Nigeria: UNICEF - 122 Million Nigerians At Risk of Contracting Tropical Diseases
[This Day] The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has said about 122 million Nigerians currently face the risk of being infected by one form of prevalent tropical disease or the other. The agency lamented that the country faced possible reversal of the fragile gain made in rescuing the populace from the health crisis if nothing was done to improve the funding of intervention programmes targeted at tackling the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Scanxiety' over imaging studies is real, but often treatable
"Scanxiety" among patients with serious disease is common, and it can be severe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 4 ways radiology can enhance the patient experience What has radiology learned from the COVID-19 pandemic? Has COVID-19 scared patients away from emergency visits? Relaxing rooms may improve mammogram image quality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Objective evaluation study on the shortest time interval from fire department departure to hospital arrival in emergency medical services using a global positioning system ― potential for time savings during ambulance running - Fukushima F, Moriya T.
In Japan, the transport time of patients by ambulance is increasing annually, yet it is not clear how this is affected by the extension of ambulance driving time. Using data obtained from a global positioning system (GPS), we used simulations to examine ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ranking the collaborative competencies of local emergency managers: an analysis of researchers and practitioners' perceptions in Taiwan - Chang K, Wang WJ.
This study synthesizes the public management and emergency management literature to construct dimensions and components of the concept of emergency management collaborative competencies. These competencies are classified into four general dimensions: Leade... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Psycholinguistics and emergency communication: a qualitative descriptive study - Abukhalaf AHI, von Meding J.
Psycholinguistics is a field in behaviorism science that was established by George Miller to study the psychological impact of languages on the human mind. Specific research and application of psycholinguistics in emergency communication are limited, where... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Language access in emergency and disaster preparedness: an assessment of local government "whole community" efforts in the United States - Xiang T, Gerber BJ, Zhang F.
In 2011, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency enunciated a "whole community" strategic approach to emergency and disaster preparedness. Central to this approach is inclusion of the interests and concerns of all residents of a jurisdiction,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources
A heat wave in southeast Europe has fueled wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter for disaster relief through sentiment analysis for COVID-19 and natural hazard crises - Behl S, Rao A, Aggarwal S, Chadha S, Pannu HS.
In emergencies and disasters, large numbers of people require basic needs and medical attention. In such situations, online social media comes as a possible solution to aid the current disaster management methods. In this paper, supervised learning approac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Improving non-emergency patient transport services: report of the non-emergency patient transport review
This report sets out measures for improving an important element of travel to health care: non-emergency patient transport (NEPTS). These NHS-funded transport services support those people whose medical condition or mobility constraint would otherwise be a major barrier to getting to treatment. The report draws on the findings of a national review, which has worked closely with the sector. The aim is to ensure that NEPTS is more responsive, fair and sustainable. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welfare of ambulance staff at risk as services face ‘unsustainable’ demand     
UNISON has written to ambulance service chiefs calling for urgent support for staff as services face unprecedented 999 call volumes and unsustainable demand from the public. The letter to Daren Mochrie, chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), says employers must act ​now to​limit the impact on the wellbeing and morale of staff, especially those working in control rooms. In the letter, UNISON says ‘missed meal breaks, late finishes, queuing outside hospitals and increasing levels of sickness absence have become widespread’. The letter continues: “This is all having...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Ambulance ambulance workers Helga Pile Source Type: news

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 2021 (IPS) Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries’ access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South “fault lines” will certainly widen. Enhancing relief, recovery, transformation While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised rich countries’ recovery prospects upward, the United Nations (UN) notes formidable challenges, especially for developing countries, due to the pandemic. Anis ChowdhuryThe UN warns of more setbacks for the S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS: Eighth Amendment to Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID –19
Notice of amendment from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the authority for certain qualified pharmacy technicians to prescribe, dispense, and administer childhood vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccinations. Also expands the authorization for qualified pharmacy technicians and interns to administer seasonal influenza vaccines under the supervision of a pharmacist to people age 19 and older. This amendment will be effective upon official publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for August 4, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Florida Sees Record Number of COVID - 19 Cases, Hospitalizations
On Saturday, there were a record - setting 21,683 new COVID - 19 cases in the state (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Troubling Rise Seen in Both COVID - 19, RSV Cases Among Children
Patients have ranged in age from 2 weeks to 17 years, and some have also had COVID - 19 pneumonias (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Institutional, Source Type: news

What Will History Say About COVID? What Will History Say About COVID?
All of us are curators now, and what we preserve — as well as what we don't — will write the pandemic story.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California Learns Costly Pandemic Lesson About Hospitals California Learns Costly Pandemic Lesson About Hospitals
California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate, and staff alternate care sites. It was an expensive way to learn their hospital system is far more elastic than was thought at the start of the pandemic.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Texas Health Systems Feeling Crunch of Latest COVID Surge Texas Health Systems Feeling Crunch of Latest COVID Surge
In Austin, the health department said there were only nine ICU beds available on Friday in the 11-county trauma service region that includes the city and serves 2.3 million people.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Almost Every Doctor Recommends Sunscreen. So Why Don ’t We Know More About Its Safety?
Each year, as Memorial Day approaches, Holly Thaggard braces herself for the headlines. About how sunscreen may be damaging coral reefs. About the possible flammability of spray-on sunscreen. Headlines—as there were this year—about how sunscreen contains chemicals that could harm your health. “This has happened every single year for the last decade of my life,” says Thaggard, founder of Texas-based Supergoop, a sunscreen company that brands itself as reef-safe and free of hundreds of potentially problematic ingredients. This year, the is-sunscreen-dangerous news cycle started in May, when Valisure, ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Delayed diagnosed trauma in severely injured patients despite guidelines-oriented emergency room treatment: there is still a risk - Suda AJ, Baran K, Brunnemer S, K öck M, Obertacke U, Eschmann D.
PURPOSE: Emergency trauma room treatment follows established algorithms such as ATLS ®. Nevertheless, there are injuries that are not immediately recognized here. The aim of this study was to evaluate the residual risk for manifesting life-threatening inju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Decreasing psychiatric emergency visits, but stable addiction emergency visits, during CoViD-19-a time series analysis 10 months into the pandemic - H åkansson A, Grudet C.
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has been suspected to increase mental health problems, but also to possibly lead to a decreased treatment seeking, for example due to fear of attending hospital. Early findings demonstrate decreased treatment seeking for m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can Rusty Nails Cause Tetanus?
Discussion Clostridium tetani is a gram-positive bacillus that is anaerobic and spore forming. Tetanus spores are found universally worldwide in the soil and the stool of animals and people. The spores are hardy and can persist in a variety of environments. Contamination through the skin in wounds (especially deep puncture wounds) and the umbilicus are the primary entry points. It is not unusual for the organism not to grow in cultures. The bacteria grow in low oxygen environments and produces a potential neurotoxin which blocks the myoneural junction. Incubation period is 3-21 days, averaging 10 days. Neonatal tetanus gen...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Glenmark inks deal with SaNOtize for COVID treatment spray in India, other Asian markets
Glenmark said in early July 2021, the company presented a proposal to the subject expert committee of CDSCO for emergency approval for import and marketing of the nasal spray. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Myanmar: State of emergency extended with coup leader as PM
Gen Min Aung Hlaing takes on the new title and says emergency rule may last until August 2023. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear language in a warning is beneficial to risk perception in lower-risk situations - Whitmer DE, Sims VK.
OBJECTIVE: The goal was to examine the effectiveness of fear language in the protective action recommendation of an emergency warning, which instructs people how to prepare and stay safe. BACKGROUND: Past work is limited because it has focused on d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news