New East Memphis urgent care highlights national trend
In fall 2019, residents and businesses in the Poplar/Perkins area of Memphis will have a new health care option.   MedPost Urgent Care will open in the Nordstrom Rack-anchored Poplar Commons shopping center, and despite its relatively small size, the facility represents an ongoing trend in health care.  Urgent and minor medical clinics are increasingly filling a gap between more traditional health care opt ions and patient needs. “Not everybody needs to go to an emergency room [or] to a hospital,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Women face greater odds of death if they suffer a cardiac arrest
Researchers analysed data from all CPR attempts made by emergency services in one part of the Netherlands between 2006 and 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York Faces a Growing Number of Ambulance Company Closings
NEW YORK (WHEC) - Tonight, in our community, someone is going to call 911 because they need an ambulance.  But so many volunteer ambulance companies have closed in New York, the state's director of Emergency Medical Services worries if help will get to our neighbors on time. This is a problem that News10NBC has been exposing for you. MORE   (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

States Turn to Drones to Predict Avalanches, Spot Wildfires
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according to a new survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The report released Monday finds a sharp increase in their use over the last few years, showing that governments as well as hobbyists have rapidly adopted the technology. Photos: States Turn to Drones In 2016, the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Three Dead as Tornado Strikes Missouri Capital
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, causing heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. The service reported that a "confirmed large and destructive tornado" was observed over Jefferson City at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday, moving northeast at 40 mph (64 kph). The capital city has a population of about 40,000 and is located about 130 miles (209 kilometers) west of St. Louis. "Across the state, Missouri's first responders once a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

U.N. creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo
The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Filing This 1 Health Care Form Now May Save Your Life In The Future
The paperwork allows you to choose someone to make medical decisions for you in case of an emergency. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri's Grounded Ambulances Hurt Emergency Health Services
[Nation] Mr Wachira Mburu had been admitted to a mission hospital in Nyeri County with a heart disease that had persisted for more than two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Improvements made at bullying scandal A&E
The Care Quality Commission has observed improvements to culture at an accident and emergency department at the centre of a major bullying scandal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 80% Lack Access to Emergency Surgical Care - Surgeon
[Premium Times] A Paediatric Surgeon, Emmanuel Ameh, said in Abuja on Tuesday that Nigeria's poorest citizens and those living outside major cities face the greatest challenge in accessing emergency and essential surgical care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Even Doctors Can't Navigate Our'Broken Health Care System'Even Doctors Can't Navigate Our'Broken Health Care System '
Social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook are a powerful new avenue for people to seek redress for health care grievances. One doctor, angry at the care being shown for his father, did just that.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

CMMI Announces Request for Applications for ET3 Model
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is excited to announce that the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model has been posted on our website at https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/et3/. Please note that the Innovation Center is not accepting applications at this time. However, this is an opportunity for potential applicants to review the RFA before the online application becomes available later this summer. The ET3 Model has generated a lot of great discussion and we at the Innovation Center have received many informative and thoughtful ques...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations News Source Type: news

CMMI Announces Request for Applications for ET3 Model
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is excited to announce that the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model has been posted on our website at https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/et3/. Please note that the Innovation Center is not accepting applications at this time. However, this is an opportunity for potential applicants to review the RFA before the online application becomes available later this summer. The ET3 Model has generated a lot of great discussion and we at the Innovation Center have received many informative and thoughtful ques...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations News Source Type: news

Obstetric Fistula and Mental Health: From Tanzania to Mali
By Melissa Watt, Associate Professor of the Practice in Global Health, Duke UniversityMay 22, 2019Data from a pilot study in Mali are helping the country provide more holistic fistula care to women and girls.Like most global health researchers, I want my work to have the broadest possible reach and greatest possible impact. That ’s why, when I had the serendipitous opportunity to partner withIntraHealth International to share the lessons I ’d learned through my obstetric fistula research in Tanzania, I jumped on it.Obstetric fistula results from prolonged obstructed labor or a perforation made during a caesar...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Obstetric Fistula Mental Health International Day to End Fistula Source Type: news

Esoc 2019 esoc 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESOC 2019Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

The Science, Skill, and Luck, Behind Evacuation Order Calls
(THE CONVERSATION) Government officials order coastal evacuation even when it’s sunny at the beach with not a cloud in the sky and no hint of the ominous threat thousands of miles away other than from satellite images. People who know I study hurricane evacuations have often asked me to explain this curious decision. In the end, evacuation planning is part science, part skill based on experience, and part luck.   Who makes the call Evacuations are an example of the precautionary principle: protect people from harm before an event occurs. In the case of hurricanes, the harm is the storm surge – the rise in ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Jamaica Hospital Center EMS Week 2019
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center - Emergencies can happen at any time. Jamaica Hospital EMS responders such as Frank & Navindra are always prepared to answer the call of duty. It takes special people to sacrifice their lives to save others- join us in celebrating them during EMS Week.   (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Three warning signs that could mean your life's at risk
HEART attacks are considered a serious medical emergency which can prove fatal depending on the circumstances, so recognising the symptoms as early as possible is extremely important. There are three major signs you should look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

900-lb. Man Pleads in Drug Case from Ambulance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak said the court engaged in "some extraordinary procedures" Tuesday to deal with Kenneth Hicks' health issues and to "protect his dignity." Hicks, 48, stayed inside the ambulance and wasn't visible to several of his family members and reporters who attended the hearing. He was visible to Novak and a prosecutor...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

900-lb. Man Pleads in Drug Case from Ambulance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak said the court engaged in "some extraordinary procedures" Tuesday to deal with Kenneth Hicks' health issues and to "protect his dignity." Hicks, 48, stayed inside the ambulance and wasn't visible to several of his family members and reporters who attended the hearing. He was visible to Novak and a prosecutor...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

At Triangle emergency units, patients wait longer than average
Few are happy waiting in an emergency room, but recently released data shows the average Triangle residents is spending more time waiting than the average American – unless you're at the right hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

37 Tornadoes Hit Four Midwest States
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were blamed on the severe weather that started in the Southern Plains Monday night and moved to the northeast. Missouri and parts of Illinois and Arkansas were in the crosshairs Tuesday. By Wednesday, the storm will move into Great Lakes region, where it will weaken. But another storm system was gathering steam for later ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Clackamas Fire: EMS Week 2019
Clackamas Fire - EMS Strong: Stronger Together Clackamas Fire thanks all of our Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs for their exceptional service provided to our community every day.     (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Source Type: news

Teaching trusts 'not putting enough priority' on cutting A&E waits
A number of teaching trusts are “not putting enough priority” on tackling poor emergency waiting times performance, a major review due later this year will indicate. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living With Leg Swelling
-- Leg swelling typically occurs from fluid buildup or inflammation, says Mayo Clinic. It can affect any part of the leg, including the foot, ankle, calf or thigh. Even for non-emergency problems, prompt care is still recommended. To minimize leg... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study finds lower ER triage scores associated with delayed antibiotics delivery for sepsis patients
(Intermountain Medical Center) in a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that antibiotic delivery was significantly faster -- by up to 32 minutes -- for sepsis patients being treated in an emergency department if they were assigned a slightly higher score on a subjective one-to-five acuity scale commonly used for patient triage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Is It Ethical to Pressure Physicians to Refer In-House? Is It Ethical to Pressure Physicians to Refer In-House?
While most hospital-employed doctors seem unconcerned about directed referrals, the story is different for independent physicians.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Why local hospital executives want to keep you out of their emergency rooms
Executives from LifeBridge, Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland and Greater Baltimore Medical Center discussed what they're doing to reduce hospital admissions and other health care advances at a recent BBJ panel. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

Tornadoes Damage Homes in Southern Plains
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid powerful storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge of rain and powerful winds, closing an interstate and flipping campers at a raceway. Storms could bring more tornadoes and flash flooding to parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma on Tuesday.   Storms Monday evening flipped campers at Lucas Oil Speedway in Hickory County, injuring seven people, four of whom were taken to hospitals. The speedway's grandstand also was destroyed, forc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Report finds 47.2 million doses lost due to health care worker misuse and theft in 2018 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2019 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

Dare County, NC EMS Offers Open Houses During EMS Week
Dare County - Open houses will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Station #1 located at 1632 North Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills and Station #3 located at 50346 NC Highway 12 in Frisco.  To celebrate EMS week May 19 - May 25 and demonstrate their service to the community, Dare County EMS will host open houses to display equipment, offer tours of facilities, perform blood pressure checks, and provide educational programs including Hands-Only CPR (non-certification course) and Stop the Bleed Program. EMS providers will be available to answer any questions about the County’s EMS system...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Source Type: news

Pinellas County, FL 2019 EMS Professionals of the Year
pcctv1 - National Emergency Medical Services Week will be celebrated from May 19-25 this year.  In honor of the 45th annual National EMS week, The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners observes the occasion through a proclamation recognizing all of the people that dedicate their careers to saving lives in Pinellas County.  As a county, we also recognize the three individuals named Emergency Medical Services Professionals of the Year.  This year’s recipients exemplify Pinellas County’s strategic goal of delivering first-class services to the public and ensuring a safe community.  The ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

EMS Strong: Building a Resilient EMS Workforce
To handle the stress associated with working in EMS, paramedics and EMTs benefit from good physical, mental and emotional health. The greatest asset of any EMS agency is its people—the EMS practitioners and other personnel who are there for members of the community during their worst moments, and who ensure their patients receive high-quality, compassionate and lifesaving care.  However, “being there” for patients and their family members and friends during medical emergencies is inherently stressful. EMS practitioners often work in harsh environments; under difficult, unpredictable circumstances; wi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Source Type: news

Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Alabama Walmart
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A man who set himself on fire outside a Walmart store in Alabama was reported in stable condition Friday at a Tennessee hospital. After the incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the man was taken to a hospital in Athens, Alabama, and then sent by helicopter ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, The Athens News Courier reported. VUMC spokeswoman Kristin Smart confirmed the man was alive and in stable condition as of Friday morning. Further details were not released. Authorities have not released the man's name. Investigators are trying to understand why he did it. At...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Alabama Walmart
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A man who set himself on fire outside a Walmart store in Alabama was reported in stable condition Friday at a Tennessee hospital. After the incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the man was taken to a hospital in Athens, Alabama, and then sent by helicopter ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, The Athens News Courier reported. VUMC spokeswoman Kristin Smart confirmed the man was alive and in stable condition as of Friday morning. Further details were not released. Authorities have not released the man's name. Investigators are trying to understand why he did it. At...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Local biotech pushing tech that trains for medical emergencies nationally
The Alamo City company has national deals to market its technology and a contract with the Army that could lead to more business with the Department of Defense. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

National Rates of and Reasons for EM Resident Attrition National Rates of and Reasons for EM Resident Attrition
A better understanding of the reasons and factors behind EM resident attrition may help improve the recruitment and retainment of successful residents.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Head CT offers low diagnostic yield for fainting
More than half of all patients who faint still undergo head CT despite a diagnostic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High rate of pediatric head CT persists despite efforts Variation in emergency CT use may be lower than it seems More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Are chest x-rays still useful for syncope patients? Head CT may be overused in emergency departments (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Global climate change emergency leads to first World Forum on Climate Justice
(Elsevier) Elsevier and the Glasgow Caledonian University Centre for Climate Justice are pleased to announce a partnership that will provide the platform to discuss the impacts of climate change on weather forecasting, people trafficking and growing spread of mosquito-borne malaria, among other topics, at the first World Forum on Climate Justice, June 19-21, 2019 at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Presidential Proclamation on EMS Week 2019
During Emergency Medical Services Week, we pay tribute to our Nation’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, whose selfless dedication and extraordinary efforts help save countless lives each day.  As the first link to emergency medical care, EMS personnel are a critical component of our healthcare system.  Day or night, faithful EMS first responders — many of whom are volunteers — intensively prepare for and stand at the ready to help their fellow Americans through chaotic and distressing situations. In the last year, our Nation has experienced some of the largest and most destructive wil...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Extreme Weather a Disaster for Mental Health Extreme Weather a Disaster for Mental Health
There is a compelling need to better anticipate and prepare for the psychological consequences of increasingly dangerous extreme weather events caused by climate change, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDNY Unveils EMS Week 2019 Poster
NEW YORK - Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro unveiled FDNY’s poster for National EMS Week on Thursday, May 16th at at FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn in celebration of national EMS Week, which began on Sunday, May 21. This year’s FDNY-developed poster’s theme is “EMS Strong: Beyond the Call.” The poster features EMT Ellis Olive, a 35-year-veteran of EMS, and EMT Mary Vanicky, a 31-year veteran of EMS, pictured treating an injured child in a playground. In 2018, FDNY responded to more than 1.5 million medical emergencies, and more than 1.8 million emergencies overall. The...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Funeral Details for Wisconsin Firefighter Killed on EMS Call
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin fire chief is encouraging citizens to line a funeral procession route to honor a firefighter killed in the line of duty last week. JEMS: Appleton, Wisconsin Firefighter Killed, Police Officer and Others Wounded on EMS Call USFA: Wisconsin On-Duty Death The processional honoring Mitch Lundgaard begins at 1 p.m. Monday followed by a public visitation at Appleton Alliance Church. Appleton Chief Jeremy Hansen says the processional route will run from Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel to the church. Lundgaard will be taken back to the funeral home following the 6 p.m. service, ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

One Dead, Two Injured in Indiana House Explosion
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana early Sunday, killing one person, injuring two others and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable, authorities said. Hours after the explosion shattered windows across a Jeffersonville neighborhood and sent debris flying onto roofs, lawns and cars, officials had not said what they believe caused the explosion. Indiana State Police, Jeffersonville police and firefighters were at the scene, along with crews from Vectren, a natural gas provider. Jeffersonville police Lt. Isaac Parker told The Courier-Journal that the house exploded just befor...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ebola in Congo Questions Country's Readiness On Outbreaks
[Guardian] Besides the loss of many lives, outbreaks of pandemics or epidemics could cost Nigeria trillions of naira if adequate preparations are not made to contain health emergencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why do women military vets avoid using VA benefits?
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Many women military veterans turn to the Veterans Administration (VA) for health care and social services only as a 'last resort' or 'safety net,' typically for an emergency or catastrophic health event, or when private health insurance is unaffordable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Free-standing emergency departments in Texas' big cities are not reducing congestion at hospitals
(Rice University) Free-standing emergency departments (EDs) in Texas' largest cities have not alleviated emergency room congestion or improved patient wait times in nearby hospitals, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University. That finding contradicts arguments made by proponents of free-standing EDs, who have claimed the proliferation of stand-alone emergency rooms would speed care in overcrowded hospitals, said the authors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TMA Chooses Houston Physician for President-Elect
DALLAS – Houston emergency physician Diana L. Fite, MD, is elected the new president-elect of the Texas Medical Association (TMA). The TMA House of Delegates policymaking body today elected Dr. Fite to serve in this leadership role for one year, before she assumes the presidency. Delegates elected her du ring TexMed, the association’s annual conference. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extending the reach of pediatric emergency preparedness: a virtual tabletop exercise targeting children's needs - So M, Dziuban EJ, Franks JL, Cobham-Owens K, Schonfeld DJ, Gardner AH, Krug SE, Peacock G, Chung S.
The objectives of our study were to (1) evaluate the effectiveness of a VTTX in improving preparedness capabilities s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Home-based primary care's role in supporting the older old during wildfires - Wyte-Lake T, Claver M, Johnson-Koenke R, Dobalian A.
This study aimed to identify emergency preparedness protocols and procedures undertaken in advance of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news