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Ketamine vs Ketamine and Propofol for Procedural Sedation Ketamine vs Ketamine and Propofol for Procedural Sedation
Might the co-administration of ketamine and propofol for pediatric procedural sedation offer additional benefits over ketamine alone?The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

CARE International DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee) Ebola Emergency Response Project: Final Evaluation Report
CARE International. 12/30/2016 This 54-page report presents findings from a final evaluation of the CARE International Ebola Emergency Response project that addressed the impact of Ebola on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and health. The project was concentrated in the northern region of Sierra Leone. The report assesses the extent to which proposed outcomes and objectives have been achieved, the efficient and effective use of resources, and the extent to which the Code of Conduct standards and Sphere had been respected. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) in Emergencies Research Prioritisation Meeting: Briefing Paper
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. 09/2017 This 17-page briefing paper summarizes a meeting held on June 29-30, 2017, to identify and discuss the priorities for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) research, and consider a WASH research agenda for humanitarian crises. The document discusses barriers to WASH research, the need to create a research repository, key points, and recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Health Maps: Using Mapping Tools During Disasters
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 10/12/2017 These presentation slides are from a Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) webinar that provided an overview of the tools created by the Center for Public Service Communications, with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), by its Community Health Maps (CHM) initiative, and how to use these tools during disaster response. CHM's premise is that community-based organizations, environmental health groups, public health agencies, and emergency management departments are in a better position to serve their populations when they are able t...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Kneeling Posture Impacts Chest Compressions ’ Effectiveness
Efficacy of CPR compressions better in self - adjusted, nearest kneeling postures versus farthest (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments
Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician - patient relationship, quality of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Somalia Truck Bombing Kills Over 300, Many Still Missing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years. As funerals continued, the government said the death toll was expected to rise. Nearly 400 people were injured in the bombing Saturday that targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu. Somalia's government blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, though the Islamic extremist group has not claimed responsibility for the attack. A new statement by the SITE Intelligence Group ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Abdi Guled, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Journal of Emergency Medical Services Partners with Medic-CE to Debut JEMS CE Powered by Medic-CE
TULSA, Okla. – A new partnership between the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and Medic-CE affords EMT professionals and paramedics easy access to accredited, virtual instructor-led training and self-paced continuing education (CE) courses on a customizable online platform. The complete catalog of JEMS CE Powered by Medic-CE courses are accredited in all 50 states through the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and meet the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) core requirements.   JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman is e...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: PennWell Corporation Tags: Training Industry News Source Type: news

Trump says he'll declare the US opioid crisis a national emergency 'next week'
Trump teases ‘major announcement, probably next week, on the drug crisis’Says he could revisit Tom Marino nomination as drug czarDonald Trump on Monday teased a long-awaited announcement on tackling the crisis ofopioid addiction. He also suggested his choice to lead to lead the National Office of Drug Control Policy might be under review.Related:West Virginians struggle for answers in America's worst hit opioid epidemic stateContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ben Jacobs in Washington Tags: Opioids US news Donald Trump Drugs Science World news Source Type: news

What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency
The state's hepatitis A outbreak has infected at least 578 people, killed 18. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump says administration to make opioid announcement next week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration would likely make an announcement next week on the opioid crisis, which a White House commission suggested should be declared a national emergency. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Review of the potential use of blood neuro-biomarkers in the diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury - Jones A, Jarvis P.
Head injury is a common presenting complaint amongst emergency department patients. To date, there has been no widespread utilization of neuro-biomarkers to aid the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury. This review article explores which neuro-biomarkers co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patient characteristics of the Accident and Emergency Department of Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya: a cross-sectional, prospective analysis - Myers JG, Hunold KM, Ekernas K, Wangara A, Maingi A, Mutiso V, Dunlop S, Martin IBK.
BACKGROUND: Resource-limited settings are increasingly experiencing a 'triple burden' of disease, composed of trauma, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and known communicable disease patterns. However, the epidemiology of acute and emergency care is not wel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Puerto Rico struggles with massive environmental crisis
Nearly a month after the hurricane made landfall, Puerto Rico is only beginning to come to grips with a massive environmental emergency that has no clear end in sight (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Passing of a Legend, Hero, Mentor & Inspiration: Chief Alan Brunacini
The sudden, unexpected death of Alan “Bruno” Brunacini Sunday hit me like a ton of bricks as I am sure it did many of my colleagues in EMS and the fire service. He was one of those bigger than life leaders that you thought would live forever. He presented the eulogy at the funeral of James O. Page, the founder of JEMS and one of his closest friends. He made us laugh at a time when we all wanted to cry. He showed us hope at a time of great despair, when we thought our world was hopelessly changed and empty. He told us that life must go on, and it will go on, because of the legacy Jim left behind and the principl...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

The Passing of a Legend, Hero, Mentor & Inspiration: Chief Alan Brunacini
The sudden, unexpected death of Alan “Bruno” Brunacini Sunday hit me like a ton of bricks as I am sure it did many of my colleagues in EMS and the fire service. He was one of those bigger than life leaders that you thought would live forever. He presented the eulogy at the funeral of James O. Page, the founder of JEMS and one of his closest friends. He made us laugh at a time when we all wanted to cry. He showed us hope at a time of great despair, when we thought our world was hopelessly changed and empty. He told us that life must go on, and it will go on, because of the legacy Jim left behind and the principl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Second freestanding ER to be built in Four Corners
The growing area known as Four Corners — where Lake, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties meet — will be getting a second freestanding emergency room department. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

California Fire Victims Return Home as Crews Gain Ground
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places. People were being allowed to go back to homes in areas no longer in harm's way, and the number of those under evacuation orders was down to 75,000 from nearly 100,000 the day before. Many began to take the ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sudhin Thanawala and Brian Melley, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation? Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation?
A hospital wants its L&D nurses to learn moderate sedation in the rare event that an emergency C-section is performed under local anesthesia.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Trust approves 'temporary' A&E overnight closure plan
Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust has approved plans that could see Calderdale Royal Hospital’s emergency department in Halifax “temporarily” closed at night and patients sent to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary instead. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exeter hospital porters appeal for support
Hospital porters in Exeter are gearing up for strike action this weekend over management attempts to move them onto 12-hour shifts – and asking for support from colleagues across the union. The porters at the Royal Devon and Exeter foundation trust are among some of the lowest-paid staff in the NHS, but 96% of them voted for industrial action, with a 24-hour strike due to start at 6am on Friday 20 October and an 8-hour follow-up strike from 10pm on Sunday 22 October. UNISON South West has also launched a Respect Our Porters campaign to support the workers concerned, who have been invited to meet their local MP Ben Br...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News ancillary and maintenance health care NHS Respect our Porters unison south west Source Type: news

Morning Break: Big Pharma vs DEA; Wildfire Health Emergency; Size Matters, Again
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO supports the immunization of 874 000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria
WHO supports the immunization of 874,000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria (Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters)
Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, yellow fever [subject], yellow fever [subject], African Region [region], Nigeria [country], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Calif. Declares Emergency Over Hepatitis Outbreak
Declaration allows governor to more swiftly respond as epidemic spreads. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you shouldn't have surgery in the evening
Researchers from the University of Michigan also found such complications are significantly more likely to be severe if the surgery is an emergency, as opposed to being scheduled in advance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Join UNISON on SOS Day and fight back against library cuts
Thursday 19 October is UNISON’s SOS Libraries Day. UNISON members and activists in libraries will be standing up for our public library service, holding events and calling for an end to the seemingly endless assault on our libraries. Last week was Libraries Week, organised by library and information association CILIP, which celebrated everything good about libraries. And it’s clear we love libraries. Why else would we make 250 million visits to public libraries in Great Britain in the last year? That’s more than visits to the cinema, theatre, live music gigs, and trips to the UK’s top 10 touris...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Sarah Pearce Tags: Blogs local government Save Our Local Services save our services Source Type: news

In 3 States, If Anthem Thinks You Shouldn't Have Gone To ER, It Won't Pay
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has developed a secret list of diagnoses it will not cover, even if the patient thought it was a medical emergency, and is placing policy holders in three states on notice that they could be responsible for picking up the tab. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Anthem At Odds With Your Decision To Visit The ER And Refusing To Pay In Certain States
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is placing policy holders in three states on notice that they could be responsible for covering the cost for certain ER visits. Anthem has developed a secret list of diagnoses they will not cover, even if the patient thought it was a medical emergency. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER?
MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 -- Many American parents aren't sure when to rush their child to the emergency room, a new survey finds. " When young children experience urgent medical situations, parents have to make decisions about whether to administer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: State of Emergency Declared in California Over Hepatitis A Outbreak A lack of vaccines to combat a hepatitis A outbreak in California has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Literacy – A Universal Precautions Approach
Part 3 of our Health Literacy Month series — Universal Precautions is a concept in medicine aimed at preventing the transmission of bloodborne infections. The idea is to assume infection could be present and take the needed precautions at all times. These steps are incorporated into the objectives of a program and made a part of training and implementation of policies designed to prevent the inadvertent transmission of infection. Likewise, health literacy can be approached from a universal precautions standpoint. Experts recommend assuming that everyone may have difficulty understanding medical information and instr...
Source: Dragonfly - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Evacuating people and their pets: older Floridians' need for and proximity to pet-friendly shelters - Douglas R, Kocatepe A, Barrett AE, Ozguven EE, Gumber C.
OBJECTIVES: Pets influence evacuation decisions, but little is known about pet-friendly emergency shelters' availability or older adults' need for them. Our study addresses this issue, focusing on the most densely populated area of Florida (Miami-Dade)-the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The concentration and stability of drug activity in Seattle, Washington using police and emergency medical services data - Hibdon J, Telep CW, Groff ER.
OBJECTIVEsPrior research demonstrates that crime is highly concentrated at place and that these concentrations are stable from year to year, highlighting the importance of place to crime control and prevention. A potential limitation is that most studies o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Human factors challenges in emergency management: enhancing individual and team performance in fire and emergency services - King K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Assessing mental models of emergencies through two knowledge elicitation tasks - Whitmer DE, Sims VK, Torres ME.
OBJECTIVE:The goals of this study were to assess the risk identification aspect of mental models using standard elicitation methods and how university campus alerts were related to these mental models.BACKGROUND:People fail to follow protective act... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Blood-based protein biomarkers for the management of traumatic brain injuries in adults presenting with mild head injury to emergency departments: a living systematic review and meta-analysis - Mondello S, Sorinola A, Czeiter E, V ámos Z, Amrein K, Synnot A, Donoghue EL, Sandor J, Wang KKW, Diaz-Arrastia R, Steyerberg EW, Menon D, Maas A, Büki A.
Accurate diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is critical to effective management and intervention, but can be challenging in patients with mild TBI. A substantial number of studies have reported the use of circulating biomarkers as signatures for TBI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Diagnostics and early treatment in prehospital and emergency-room phase in suspicious pelvic ring fractures - Schweigkofler U, Wohlrath B, Trentsch H, Greipel J, Tamimi N, Hoffmann R, Wincheringer D.
BACKGROUND: Testing for mechanical stability in pelvic ring fractures is advocated for the initial assessment and management of pelvic ring fractures. A survey among trauma surgeons showed that 91% agree with this recommendation. The aim of the present stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Multicomponent intervention for patients admitted to an emergency unit for suicide attempt: an exploratory study - Brovelli S, Dorogi Y, Feiner AS, Golay P, Stiefel F, Bonsack C, Michaud L.
Suicide is a major cause of premature deaths worldwide and belongs to the top priority public health issues. While suicide attempt is the most important risk factor for completed suicide, intervention for suicide attempters (SA) have produced mixed results... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Study calls for less shame and secrecy around menstruation in global conflict areas
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study found that girls and women in emergency contexts have inadequate access to safe and private facilities and supplies for menstrual hygiene management, and are provided with insufficient guidance by response teams on the basics of managing menstruation. Moreover, many staff have a limited understanding of what an improved response should entail, and instead, focus predominantly on supplies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cascading Effects and Escalations in Wide-Area Power Failures: A Summary for Emergency Planners
University College London, Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. 10/09/2017 This 16-page document, written with London Resilience, provides an overview of the cascading effects caused by wide-area power failures. It defines the recurrent impacts and sources of escalation to support the training and situational awareness of decision-makers and emergency operators. It includes an introduction of wide-area power failures policies and practices, and a table listing cascading effects and escalations caused by wide-area power failure, including the impacts on the health sector. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Protective Action Area Map Templates
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 09/2017 This eight-page guide, a companion document to the Environmental Protection Agency's Protective Action Guide (PAG) Manual, provides templates for state, local, and tribal governments that need to provide evacuation, sheltering, food, and/or drinking water guidance quickly to a population in a specific geographical area during a radiological emergency. It will help emergency responders prepare public communication materials prior to and during a radiological emergency. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Confusion recurs 2 weeks after fall - Koneri N, Muck A, Adams BD.
A 77-year-old woman presented to the emergency department complaining of a headache following a syncopal episode (while standing) earlier that day. She said that she'd lost consciousness for several minutes, and then experienced several minutes of mild con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Parental perceptions, risks, and incidence of pediatric unintentional injuries - Hogan CM, Weaver NL, Cioni C, Fry J, Hamilton A, Thompson S.
INTRODUCTION: More than 9,000 children die annually from various causes of unintentional injury. Of all the pediatric unintentional injuries occurring in the United States, 8.7 million are treated in emergency departments, and 225,000 require hospitalizati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pediatric poisonings in a rural Ugandan emergency department - Boyle KL, Periyanayagam U, Babu KM, Rice BT, Bisanzo M.
This study aims to describe pediatric poisonings presenting to a rural Ugandan emergency department (ED), identifying demographic factors and causative agents. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in the ED of a rural hospital... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Unintentional marijuana exposure presenting as altered mental status in the pediatric emergency department: a case series - Thomas AA, Mazor S.
BACKGROUND: Unintentional tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) exposure in pediatric patients can present as altered mental status. Altered mental status in a pediatric patient often leads to invasive diagnostic testing. CASE REPORT: The following cases describe 3 p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Superglue instead of eye ointment; the sealed eye: often frightening and painful, generally ends well - Zegers RHC.
BACKGROUND: Not infrequently, patients mistakenly put glue in their eye. This often induces considerable emotional and physical reaction. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 20-year-old man came to the Emergency Department at night because he had mistaken a tube of superg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Emergency preparedness and response in occupational setting: a position statement - Descatha A, Schunder-Tatzber S, Burgess J, Cassan P, Kubo T, Rotthier S, Wada K, Baer M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news