Mark Gestring Named URMC Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery
The professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics joined the faculty in 2001. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

More details emerge about Providence ’s plan to maintain emergency services
Providence Health System is taking steps to keep its emergency department and needed support services open through April. The Northeast D.C. hospital submitted its application Dec. 7 to D.C. Health to renew its license, which was set to expire Dec. 14 — the day the hospital had planned to end all acute-care services. The health department said it received that application and sent the hospital its renewal license t hat night. In addition to emergency care, the hospital will continue lab, diagnostic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Pilot Walk-in Clinic Improves Access to Mental Health Care Pilot Walk-in Clinic Improves Access to Mental Health Care
The ability to walk into a clinic without an appointment helps patients with mental illness get needed psychopharmacology, stay in treatment, and even reduce future emergency department visits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

South Snohomish Firefighter/EMT Efforts Save Rower from 'Widowmaker'
  On a gray winter day at Lake Whatcom, Charles Hamlin came to say thank you. Hamlin, a former Olympic rower, was out on the lake in June, training and taking the maiden voyage on a boat named “Susan Hirst.” “It really was a miracle what happened,” he said. “Incredible doesn’t do it, and unbelievable doesn’t really capture what happened.” Hamlin slumped over in the boat – he was having a heart attack many refer to as a "widowmaker.” Luckily, Antonio Robinson was there for the dedication – the boat is named for his late mother-in-law. Robinson is a ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Crowe (KING-TV) Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Videos Source Type: news

South Snohomish Firefighter/EMT Efforts Save Rower from 'Widowmaker'
  On a gray winter day at Lake Whatcom, Charles Hamlin came to say thank you. Hamlin, a former Olympic rower, was out on the lake in June, training and taking the maiden voyage on a boat named “Susan Hirst.” “It really was a miracle what happened,” he said. “Incredible doesn’t do it, and unbelievable doesn’t really capture what happened.” Hamlin slumped over in the boat – he was having a heart attack many refer to as a "widowmaker.” Luckily, Antonio Robinson was there for the dedication – the boat is named for his late mother-in-law. Robinson is a ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Crowe (KING-TV) Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Videos Source Type: news

Winter Storm Creates a Busy Day for WV 9-1-1 Call Center
  BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - When winter weather hits, the amount of accidents on the roads have the potential to increase, which means a busy day for 911 call centers. Director of JanCare Ambulance, Paul Seamann, and his team is working around the clock to make sure they are ready in any event. He said fortunately, the accidents are not as critical because the speeds are less. (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taylor Neuman (WVNS) Tags: News News Videos Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

Winter Storm Creates a Busy Day for WV 9-1-1 Call Center
  BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - When winter weather hits, the amount of accidents on the roads have the potential to increase, which means a busy day for 911 call centers. Director of JanCare Ambulance, Paul Seamann, and his team is working around the clock to make sure they are ready in any event. He said fortunately, the accidents are not as critical because the speeds are less. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taylor Neuman (WVNS) Tags: News News Videos Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

EMT Accused of Sending Explicit Photos to Teen He Treated
  (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: WPXI Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

EMT Accused of Sending Explicit Photos to Teen He Treated
  (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: WPXI Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Wintry Storm Ices Roads Across Much of US Southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A lingering storm kept dumping immobilizing snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. Authorities urged people to stay home Monday in areas where driving was dangerous. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays Sunday, hundreds of flights were canceled and drivers in North Carolina and Virginia got stuck in snow or lost control on icy patches. But the commuters' nightmare provided pre-winter thrills for kids and the young at heart, who were able to go sledding and build snowmen...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Wintry Storm Ices Roads Across Much of US Southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A lingering storm kept dumping immobilizing snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. Authorities urged people to stay home Monday in areas where driving was dangerous. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays Sunday, hundreds of flights were canceled and drivers in North Carolina and Virginia got stuck in snow or lost control on icy patches. But the commuters' nightmare provided pre-winter thrills for kids and the young at heart, who were able to go sledding and build snowmen...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

The government should lower retirement age for ambulance staff, says UNISON
The government is being urged to lower the retirement age for ambulance staff to bring them into line with other emergency services workers, says UNISON today (Monday). Paramedics will this afternoon travel to Whitehall to hand the health and social care secretary Matt Hancock a petition. It has been signed by more than 250,000 people and is calling for their retirement age to be reduced from 67 to 60. Ambulance workers face extreme physical and mental pressures, says UNISON, including shifting from day to night rotas, lifting and carrying patients, and attending traumatic incidents. But they currently retire seven years l...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - December 10, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release health Source Type: news

EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Patients with cardiac arrest from the poorest neighborhoods have longer emergency medical service (EMS) times, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open. Renee Y. Hsia, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before Lawmakers
State lawmakers are scheduled to resume their inquiry into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ contract to provide emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mental health nurses set to become first responders
Specialist paramedic response cars aim to treat patients in crisis at home Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Commission calls for mental health parity in Northern Ireland Patients confused over emergency care Major trauma centres have saved an extra 1,600 BMA says winter pressures will continue into summer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Worcester (MA) Firefighter Dies at Apartment Building Fire
  A Worcester firefighter has died in an early-morning fire inside an apartment building on Lowell Street in Worcester this morning. Read more at MassLive   Sources confirm the firefighter died from his injuries while battling the fire. Firefighters are still at the scene of 5-7 Lowell St. as of 8 a.m.   Initially, there were reports of a firefighter trapped in the building during the response. The street remains closed. The fire department is still fighting the fire inside the large building. According to WCVB, Firefighter Christopher Roy, 36, wa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MassLive Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Rap Concert Stampede in Italy Leaves 6 Dead, Over 50 Hurt
CORINALDO, Italy (AP) — A stampede at a rap concert in an overcrowded Italian disco killed five teenagers early Saturday along with a woman who had brought her young daughter to the event, authorities said. Fifty-three people were reported injured, including 13 in very serious condition. Video broadcast on Italian state TV RaiNews24 showed scores of teenagers rushing out of a door and surging toward a low wall near an exit of the Blue Lantern disco in the central Italian town of Corinaldo, near Ancona on the Adriatic coast. The barrier then appeared to give way and a cascade of teenagers tumbled over it, falling on t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Diana Maltagliati And Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents International Source Type: news

Emergency preparedness of secondary school athletic programs in Arizona - McLeod TCV, Cardenas JF.
CONTEXT: Schools that sponsor athletic programs have an obligation to provide a safe environment with appropriate policies for addressing emergencies. OBJECTIVE: To describe the emergency preparedness of secondary schools in Arizona specific to eme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Major Storm, Flooding Expected throughout Texas and Southeast U.S.
Extreme weather is expected across Texas and much of the Southeat this weekend as a major winter strom travels across the country after hitting California yesterday and throughout the night. Below are several notable reports to be aware of, comipled by JEMS from Associated Press reports, with several states already delcaring a state of emergency to ensure preparedness. TEXAS (Heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes in Houston region) HOUSTON (AP) — Houston authorities have activated their emergency operations center and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch as a storm system could bring up to 10 inches ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press (compiled reports) Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Major Storm, Flooding Expected throughout Texas and Southeast U.S.
Extreme weather is expected across Texas and much of the Southeat this weekend as a major winter strom travels across the country after hitting California yesterday and throughout the night. Below are several notable reports to be aware of, comipled by JEMS from Associated Press reports, with several states already delcaring a state of emergency to ensure preparedness. TEXAS (Heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes in Houston region) HOUSTON (AP) — Houston authorities have activated their emergency operations center and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch as a storm system could bring up to 10 inches ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press (compiled reports) Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Emergency Contraception Requests May Be Sign of Domestic Abuse (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- An important opportunity for intervention and support (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

EKG, Other Heart Health Features Come to Apple Watch
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them of any irregular heartbeat. Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn't make them available until Thursday. The new features have been given clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are for U.S. customers only. Related JEMS Article: The iBeat Is a ‘Smart’ Watch, But It Can’t ‘Save Your Life’ The watch can intermittently check the wearer's heart rhythm in the background and send a notification if it detects irregular heart rhythm. That can poi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

EKG, Other Heart Health Features Come to Apple Watch
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them of any irregular heartbeat. Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn't make them available until Thursday. The new features have been given clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are for U.S. customers only. Related JEMS Article: The iBeat Is a ‘Smart’ Watch, But It Can’t ‘Save Your Life’ The watch can intermittently check the wearer's heart rhythm in the background and send a notification if it detects irregular heart rhythm. That can poi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker to Sell Alternative to EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Mixed Feelings About Naloxone: Saves Lives, but at What Cost? Mixed Feelings About Naloxone: Saves Lives, but at What Cost?
Dr Hilton gives his perspective on treating opioid overdoses with naloxone.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Article Source Type: news

Are Kids' Playgrounds Really Safe?
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- The numbers are alarming. According to U.S. health officials, more than 200,000 children aged 14 or under are treated each year in emergency departments for playground-related injuries, about 10 percent of which involve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A mercenary academic produced dodgy data to sabotage my case | Anonymous academic
When I gave evidence showing that an environmental toxin had caused deaths, the authorities hired a rogue scientistMost of my job as an academic researcher is spent at my desk or in meetings, so it was with some surprise that I ended up working on a legal case. I felt like a scientist in a TV thriller. I had been contacted by someone who asked me to analyse some simple data, and the results were clear: they revealed deaths and emergency admissions to hospital caused by a known environmental toxin.Related:Performance-driven culture is ruining science | Anonymous AcademicContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 7, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Education Universities Higher education Science Academics Lecturers Research Source Type: news

News about a plant hormone
(University of W ü rzburg) The plant hormone jasmonic acid also performs a function that was previously unknown. It ensures that the leaf pores close when leaves are injured. For the plant, this could be an emergency signal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Generic drugmaker to sell alternative to EpiPen injectors
Generic drugmaker Sandoz to sell prefilled syringe alternative to EpiPen emergency allergy medication (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Volunteers taking on police roles as cuts continue to bite
Cash-strapped police forces are filling some key job vacancies with unpaid volunteers amid ongoing cutbacks, says a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The number of police support volunteers (PSVs) being used across England and Wales has soared to more than 6,000 – the equivalent of a 15% rise – in just four years from 2014 to 2017, according to the report Crossing the Line. Yet the number of paid police staff including Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) has dropped by 4,177 – or 5% – from 80,749 to 76,572 over a similar period, according to government figures*. The increasing relian...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release dave prentis police volunteers Source Type: news

Global Differences in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Reporting
Despite technological advancement, globalization and an ever-growing evidence base which sculps the way prehospital care is delivered, there continues to be large gaps in some of the most critical areas that EMS is responsible for. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a significant area of EMS responsibility, so much that the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) in the United States has historically required all its paramedics to possess and maintain valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) credentials every two years for its “traditional model of recertification.”1 So why do OHCA su...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Schulz, MS, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Reusable Respirators Effectively Protect Healthcare Workers Reusable Respirators Effectively Protect Healthcare Workers
Currently, they are not widely used in healthcare, but a CDC-sponsored report finds them durable and effective and recommends stockpiling them for day-to-day practice and public health emergencies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Drugmaker to sell cheaper generic rival to EpiPen injectors
Drugmaker Sandoz to sell slightly cheaper generic rival of EpiPen emergency allergy medication (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Memphis ambulance company hiring for new brand
The acquisition of a local ambulance company is proceeding and hiring is underway. In September, Memphis Business Journal reported the acquisition of Memphis-based Emergency Mobile Health Care (EMHC) by Louisiana-based Acadian Ambulance Service. On Dec. 5, a layoff notice with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the closure of EMHC affecting 207 w orkers. But, that closure is part of a planned transition from the EMHC brand and employee benefit structure to Acadian. “We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Memphis ambulance company hiring for new brand
The acquisition of a local ambulance company is proceeding and hiring is underway. In September, Memphis Business Journal reported the acquisition of Memphis-based Emergency Mobile Health Care (EMHC) by Louisiana-based Acadian Ambulance Service. On Dec. 5, a layoff notice with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the closure of EMHC affecting 207 w orkers. But, that closure is part of a planned transition from the EMHC brand and employee benefit structure to Acadian. “We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

FDNY EMT Arroyo's Alleged Killer Again Deemed Unfit for Trial
  NEW YORK CITY (NEWS 12 The Bronx) - A court-appointed psychologist has found Jose Gonzalez unfit to stand trial in the death of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. Gonzalez, who is charged with first-degree murder, is accused of carjacking Arroyo's ambulance and running her over with it. She was a mother to five children. Since the March 2017 incident, Gonzalez has been evaluated twice by two court-appointed psychologists who found him not suitable to stand trial. Read more at News 12 The Bronx. (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: News 12 The Bronx Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

FDNY EMT Arroyo's Alleged Killer Again Deemed Unfit for Trial
  NEW YORK CITY (NEWS 12 The Bronx) - A court-appointed psychologist has found Jose Gonzalez unfit to stand trial in the death of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. Gonzalez, who is charged with first-degree murder, is accused of carjacking Arroyo's ambulance and running her over with it. She was a mother to five children. Since the March 2017 incident, Gonzalez has been evaluated twice by two court-appointed psychologists who found him not suitable to stand trial. Read more at News 12 The Bronx. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: News 12 The Bronx Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Tenn. Paramedic Killed in Crash Honored at Funeral
JACKSON, Tenn. (JACKSON SUN) -- It takes a special heart to serve in Emergency Medical Services, and Zachary Quinn Pruitt had a heart for service, according to the hundreds gathered for his funeral Wednesday afternoon.   Pruitt, 36, lost his life on Friday in an ambulance crash while helping transport a patient to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. At his service, family, friends and co-workers said Pruitt died doing what he loved — helping people. Medical Center EMS Operations Manager Paul Spencer was one of Pruitt's supervisors and said he was a hard worker with a big heart. "He was just a...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Cassandra Stephenson, Jackson Sun Tags: News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Tenn. Paramedic Killed in Crash Honored at Funeral
JACKSON, Tenn. (JACKSON SUN) -- It takes a special heart to serve in Emergency Medical Services, and Zachary Quinn Pruitt had a heart for service, according to the hundreds gathered for his funeral Wednesday afternoon.   Pruitt, 36, lost his life on Friday in an ambulance crash while helping transport a patient to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. At his service, family, friends and co-workers said Pruitt died doing what he loved — helping people. Medical Center EMS Operations Manager Paul Spencer was one of Pruitt's supervisors and said he was a hard worker with a big heart. "He was just a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Cassandra Stephenson, Jackson Sun Tags: News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar wi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

NYC Health Officials Oppose New'Green Card' Rule
(MedPage Today) -- Could cost city hospitals $362 million in unnecessary emergency care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Reusable Respirators Could Help Protect Health Care Personnel During Routine Work and Public Health Emergency Response, Says New Report
Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents— for example, influenza virus— during day-to-day work or with a sudden or rapid influx of patients, such as during a public health emergency, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Implementation challenges need to be addressed, including storage, disinfection, and maintenance; training and education; user comfort and tolerability; and supply logistics and emergency stockpilin...
Source: News from the National Academies - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

The role of telemedicine in the management of maxillofacial trauma in emergency departments - preliminary results - Ambroise B, Benateau H, Garmi R, Hauchard K, Prevost R, Veyssi ère A.
New technologies have over the past forty years become widespread across all domains of basic and applied research particularly in health-related fields. Telemedicine is a form of remote medical practice using information and communication technologies. It... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The 2015 Amtrak Philadelphia train derailment: after-action review of the emergency radiology response at Temple University Health System - Bhattacharya AK, Fenerty S, Awan OA, Ling S, Jonnalagadda P, Cohen G, Hershey B, Ali S.
PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to assess a large tertiary care medical center's emergency radiology response after the 2015 Amtrak Philadelphia train derailment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 55 patients with 308 total CTs and radiographs ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exposure to domestic violence and abuse and consultations for emergency contraception: nested case-control study in a UK primary care dataset - Jackson J, Lewis NV, Feder GS, Whiting P, Jones T, MacLeod J, Redaniel MT.
BACKGROUND: Evidence of an association between exposure to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and use of emergency contraception (EC) is lacking in the UK. AIM: To quantify the association between exposure to DVA and consultations for EC in general ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What color are emergency exit signs? Egress behavior differs from verbal report - Kinateder M, Warren WH, Schloss KB.
Illuminated emergency exit signs inform building occupants about safe egress routes in emergencies. These exit signs are often found in the presence of other colored signs, which may distract occupants when searching for safe exits. Such distractions can l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

One Call's ride service hits milestones, sees new opportunities
One Call, a national provider of health care solutions for the workers ’ compensation industry, has seen rapid growth in its RelayRIDE system and is now expanding it into new markets. Almost 170 medical care providers now use RelayRIDE to get patients to appointments at nearly 5,000 non-emergency medical facilities. RelayRIDE brings One Call's scheduling, monitoring and communication services together with Lyft's open API to get patients to appointments for surgeries, dialysis treatments, physical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Robinson Source Type: news

Several Injured in Gas Station Explosion Near Rome
ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others. Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells the ANSA news agency the incident occurred Wednesday as a fuel tanker was offloading fuel at the service station. Fire crews were responding to an initial blaze when a huge explosion rattled the area. The blast occurred along the Salaria state road, one of the main highways north of Rome. All contents © copyright 2018 Associated Press. All rights reserved. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Patient Care News Source Type: news

Several Injured in Gas Station Explosion Near Rome
ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others. Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells the ANSA news agency the incident occurred Wednesday as a fuel tanker was offloading fuel at the service station. Fire crews were responding to an initial blaze when a huge explosion rattled the area. The blast occurred along the Salaria state road, one of the main highways north of Rome. All contents © copyright 2018 Associated Press. All rights reserved. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Patient Care News Source Type: news

Patient Safety Alert: Safer temporary identification criteria for unknown or unidentified patients
NHS Improvement has issued a patient safety alert for the safer temporary identification criteria for unknown or unidentified patients for all organisations with emergency departments. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - December 6, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news