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Injury severity in polytrauma patients is underestimated using the injury severity score: a single-center correlation study in air rescue - Schr öter C, Urbanek F, Frömke C, Winkelmann M, Mommsen P, Krettek C, Zeckey C.
PURPOSE: Prehospital estimation of injury severity is essential for prehospital therapy, deciding on the destination hospital and the associated emergency room care. The aim of this study was to compare prehospital estimates of the abbreviated injury scale... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Disease and non-battle traumatic injuries evaluated by emergency physicians in a U.S. tertiary combat hospital - Bebarta CSVS, Mora AG, Ng CPC, Mason PE, Muck A, Maddry MJK.
This study aims to f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Measures of emergency preparedness contributing to nursing home resilience - Lane SJ, McGrady E.
This study's purpose was to: Determin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Kenya:Recruitment of Health Professionals Into Security Services to Be Enhanced
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Plans are underway to expand the ratio of health workers in security services to ensure effective response to health emergencies such as cholera which remains active in seven counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Sepsis App a Must-Have for Emergency Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Sepsis Timer combines guidelines and evidence-based info (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility
Potential to improve access if federal, state governments require insurers to participate (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Premier Health to construct $12M emergency center in Miamisburg
Dayton-area hospitals continue to expand across the region. Premier Health will break ground on a new emergency center in Miamisburg later this month, the hospital network announced Thursday. The $12 million freestanding facility, called the Miami Valley Hospital Austin Boulevard Emergency Center, will provide full-service, 24-hour emergency care. It is e xpected to open in September. The project will bring another health option to local residents, as well as new jobs and construction work. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Arkansas Abortion Facilities Threatened With Suspension
Two Arkansas abortion facilities were threatened with suspension — one for not listing the Red Cross on its emergency number list and another for using cloth booties on an exam table — under a new law that the abortion providers are challenging in federal court, according to documents released Wednesday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » On Being Ill
After an emergency room visit on Thanksgiving, Dr. Gordon reflects on treatments for injury vs. psychiatric conditions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Motorcycle Passengers Have Higher Head Injury Risks Motorcycle Passengers Have Higher Head Injury Risks
Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Massive Southern California Fire Now 4th Largest in State History
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The colossal wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles became the fourth largest in California history and authorities said it would likely keep growing and threatening communities as hot, gusty winds fanned the flames. State officials said Thursday that the so-called Thomas Fire straddling coastal Ventura and Santa Barbara counties covered 379 square miles (982 square kilometers). That surpassed a blaze that burned inland Santa Barbara County a decade ago. Some evacuations were lifted and the risk to the agricultural city of Fillmore was diminishing. But coastal enclaves to the west rema...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

I ’m OK (sort of): The Unpredictability of OCD
When people ask me how I’m doing, I say that I’m doing ok. And sometimes I really am. The problem is that when you’re someone like me, someone who lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you’re basically ok until suddenly you’re not. Let me explain. OCD is unpredictable. It’s that schoolyard bully that sneaks up behind you to pull your pigtails just when you found a spot in the shade to sit and read your book peacefully. It’s the unpredictable storm, the one that you think has passed, only to be followed by scattered thunderstorms an hour later. It’s the questions of...
Source: Psych Central - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Cushman Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychology Students Treatment college coping obsessions. compulsions Ocd support worry Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Endure Lingering Trauma
Rubina (far left) along with her friend at the Islamic School at Kutupalong camp, home to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 14 2017 (IPS)Twelve-year-old Rubina still struggles with the horrors she witnessed in her homeland in Myanmar before fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh three months ago.Despite reaching the relative safety of a refugee camp at Kutupalong in Bangladesh’s southeast town of Cox’s Bazar – now home to nearly a million ethnic Rohingya people, mostly women and children, who fled military persecution in Myanmar – Rubina su...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Bangladesh International Source Type: news

Recurrent hospitalization for self-injuries and suicide attempts: case study of a super-utilizer - Roden-Foreman JW, Warren AM, Reynolds M, Foreman ML.
Super-utilizers, patients who amass disproportionately large occurrences of emergency department visits and hospital admissions, are increasingly recognized as a significant and potentially preventable resource consumer. A comprehensive understanding of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Clinical severity alone does not determine disposition decisions for patients in the emergency department with suicide risk - Kroll DS, Karno J, Mullen B, Shah SB, Pallin DJ, Gitlin DF.
Background Boarding of patients with suicide risk in emergency departments (EDs) negatively impacts both patients and society. Factors other than clinical severity may frequently preclude safe outpatient dispositions among suicidal patients boarding for p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Housing and overdose: an opportunity for the scale-up of overdose prevention interventions? - Bardwell G, Collins AB, McNeil R, Boyd J.
North America is currently experiencing an overdose epidemic due to a significant increase of fentanyl-adulterated opioids and related analogs. Multiple jurisdictions have declared a public health emergency given the increasing number of overdose deaths. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Transport to the emergency department for assisted living residents who fall -
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Improving decisions about transport to the emergency department for assisted living residents who fall - Williams JG, Bachman MW, Lyons MD, Currie BB, Brown LH, Jones AW, Caba ñas JG, Kronhaus AK, Myers JB.
BACKGROUND: Residents of assisted living facilities who fall may not be seriously ill or injured, but policies often require immediate transport to an emergency department regardless of the patient's condition. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether unnec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

"I did not know there was another life": meanings of life in the out-of-home Mothers Unit reunification programme - Tener D, Sorek Y, Schwartz E.
The Mothers Unit is a reunification and treatment programme in a welfare emergency centre in Israel. The unit is the only one in Israel offering joint residence for mothers at risk of abusing or neglecting their children. The unit provides an alternative t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome
It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child c...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation cerebral palsy Dr. Christopher Duggan Dr. Mark Puder Dr. Tom Jaksic necrotizing enterocolitis short bowel syndrome (SBS). Source Type: news

The Opioid Epidemic in Appalachia: Addressing Hurdles to Economic Development in the Region
Hearing of the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management from December 2017 examines the impact of the opioid crisis on economic development in Appalachia. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A little black box for detecting and tracking outbreaks
One of the toughest tasks in responding to a major public health emergency is getting accurate information about infectious disease outbreaks. Infections can spread even more quickly than rumours, particularly when there is a lack of reliable, up-to-date information to detect, track and respond to outbreaks. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Feature [doctype] Source Type: news

South Africa:MEC Gwen Ramokgopa On Health and Emergency Medical Services State of Readiness for the Festive Season
[Govt of SA] Statement by MEC Gwen Ramokgopa on health and emergency medical services state of readiness for the festive season (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Hospitals, Clinics Remain Open for Festive Season
[SAnews.gov.za] Clinics, hospitals and emergency services will remain operational throughout the festive season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 48-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) requirements. It provides the requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testing, a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institution Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 43-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institution (RNHCI) requirements. It provides the requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, and Training and Tes...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rural Health Clinic/Federally Qualified Health Center Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 39-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Rural Health Clinic/Federally Qualified Health Center (RHC/FQHC) Requirements. It provides the requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Home Health Agency Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 38-page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Home Health Agency (HHA) Requirements. It provides the requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testing, and Integrated Healthcare Systems. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospice Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 49-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for hospice requirements. It provide requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testing, and Integrated Healthcare Systems. (PDF) (Source: Di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital (and Transplant Center) Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 69-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Hospital and Transplant Center Requirements. It provides the requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testing, Integrated Healthcar...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 48-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) Requirements. It provides the requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communicat...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Long Term Care Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 66-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Long Term Care (LTC) Requirements. It provides requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testing, Emergency and Standby Power System...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Organ Procurement Organization Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 33-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Requirements. It provides requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testing, Continuity of OPO ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 49-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) requirements. It provides the requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testin...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The mechanics of corneal deformation and rupture for penetrating injury in the human eye - Rau A, Lovald ST, Nissman S, McNulty J, Ochoa JA, Baldwinson M.
Penetrating eye injuries are surgical emergencies with guarded visual prognosis. The purpose of the current study was to determine the force required to rupture the cornea with a penetrating object, and to study how this force is affected by the object geo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Officer Honored for Adopting Baby from Opioid Addicted Mom
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A routine call about an Albuquerque convenience store theft turned into a life-transforming moment for an officer who came across upon a pregnant woman he found using heroin. That officer later volunteered to adopt the unborn baby. Officer Ryan Holets and his wife, Rebecca, were honored Monday for adopting the baby girl they named Hope after the addicted mom agreed to let the couple raise her child. The baby is now 6-weeks-old and is recovering after being born with an opioid addiction. "We're blessed," Holets said. City officials called the officer's act selfless, said it gave the ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Russell Contreras, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Bombing Highlights NYC Subway System's Vulnerability
NEW YORK (AP) — The crude pipe bomb that exploded beneath the streets of New York this week served as a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the city's subway system, a 24-hour-a-day operation with 472 stations and more than 5 million daily riders. While police say the nation's largest subway system has some of the tightest security possible that still allows busy New Yorkers to get where they're going, they acknowledge they can't be everywhere or anticipate every kind of attack, particularly in this era of lone-wolf terrorism. "It's very difficult, and it's getting harder," John Miller, the New York P...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Colleen Long and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

CytoSorbents wins German gov ’ t funding for CytoSorb endocarditis trial
CytoSorbents (OTC:CTSO) said this week it won funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a randomized controlled trial exploring the use of its CytoSorb blood purification technology for treating infective endocarditis. The newly funded randomized, controlled, multi-center Remove trial aims to enroll 250 patients to explore the safety and efficacy of intraoperative CytoSorb in patients with dangerous bacterial heart valve infections during valve replacement surgeries and cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, the Monmouth, N.J.-based company said. The study’s goal is to demonstrate improv...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Clinical Trials CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

End Stage Renal Disease Facilities Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 44-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facility Requirements. It provides requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testing, and Integrated ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Critical Access Hospital Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 53-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Requirements. It provides requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testing, Emergency and Standby Po...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Advance Team: Medical Needs Shelter Set-Up Demonstration
Alabama Department of Public Health. 11/15/2017 This 30-minute video demonstrates the set-up for an Advance Team, a group of Alabama Department of Public Health employees who deploy to a Medical Needs Shelter (MNS) location in advance of the MNS Team. The team brings supplies and equipment for sheltering and, in coordination with local nursing staff, sets up the shelter. After the shelter closes, the Advance Team returns to the facility, packs up the equipment and unused supplies, and returns the items to the Center for Emergency Preparedness warehouse. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Video game helps emergency room doctors triage more effectively
With mounting pressure in emergency rooms, doctors need to be able to make a quick, accurate triage of patients ’ needs. But that doesn’t always happen. In non-acute trauma centers, 30 percent of severely injured patients are not transferred as recommended by clinical practice guidelines.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

In their Down Time, Denver Paramedics Crochet for a Good Cause
DENVER (CBS4)– A pair of Denver Health paramedics have come up with a way to pass the time between emergencies. It isn’t busy work, rather handiwork with a purpose. When they are not on a call, they are answering a calling to help others. Denver Health Paramedic Ame Lozano will tell you her job is often fast-paced and always unpredictable. “It can get stressful sometimes,” Lozano told CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh. But then, sometimes, there can be silence for the rest of the shift.    (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - December 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kathy Walsh, CBS4 Tags: News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Video Game Improves Doctors' Recognition and Triage of Severe Trauma Patients
Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The results, published by The BMJ, held even though doctors assigned to the game enjoyed it less than those assigned to traditional, text-based education. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - December 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can Video Games Hone ER Docs' Skills?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Emergency Medical Services, Health Occupations (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carolinas HealthCare ’s 2018 budget includes $971M in projects
Carolinas HealthCare System is eyeing $971 million in capital expenditures across its footprint in 2018. That breaks down to 9.5% of its projected net operating revenue next year. In Charlotte, that includes a $130 million investment in the Levine Cancer Institute, $115 million tied to modernization of Carolinas HealthCare NorthEast as well as expansion of its freestanding emergency department in St eele Creek and adding an urgent care in center city.   Additional funds will be used for medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Can Video Games Hone ER Docs' Skills?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Emergency room doctors must think fast -- and video games might help boost their decision-making, new research suggests. A study led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found an adventure video game... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Autonomous emergency braking systems adapted to snowy road conditions improve drivers' perceived safety and trust - Koglbauer I, Holzinger J, Eichberger A, Lex C.
This study investigated drivers' evaluation of a conventional autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system on high and reduced tire-road friction, and compared these results to those of an AEB system adaptive to the reduced tire-road friction by ea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children: the role of emergency rigid bronchoscopy - Baram A, Sherzad H, Saeed S, Kakamad FH, Hamawandi AMH.
Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a common and lethal accident in the pediatric age group. It requires early recognition and treatment by rigid bronchoscopy to avoid fatal outcomes. OBJECTIVE. The aim of this study was to study the pattern of FBA in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Validity and responsiveness to change of the 30-second chair-stand test in older adults admitted to an emergency department - Hansen Bruun I, Mogensen CB, N ørgaard B, Schiøttz-Christensen B, Maribo T.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Few physical performance measurement tools are validated for acutely admitted older adults, and for this reason we aimed to examine the validity and responsiveness to change of the 30-second Chair-Stand Test (30s-CST) used to assess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news