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NASA Plans Emergency Spacewalk To Replace Key Computer On International Space Station
A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major U.S. systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA said on Sunday. The primary device failed on Saturday, leaving the $100 billion orbiting laboratory to depend on a backup system to route commands to its solar power system, radiators, cooling loops and other equipment. The station’s current five-member crew from the United States, Russia and France were never in any danger, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said in a statement. The Ex...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Paramedics warn cycle lanes are putting lives at risk
Segregated lanes have been built in major cities across the UK, including London, Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh - but paramedics warn they can slow down emergency vehicles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earlier Antibiotics in ED Reduced In-Hospital Sepsis Deaths (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pluses and minuses of New York state's sepsis care mandate (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - May 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients
SUNDAY, May 21, 2017 -- People with the potentially life-threatening infection complication known as sepsis are less likely to receive immediate antibiotic treatment in overcrowded emergency departments, researchers say. " Prompt initiation of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Fail (And How To Fix It)
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. Four months after graduating college among the top of my class, I failed. I moved to Vancouver to be with my boyfriend and travel somewhere. I tried to be Lululemon’s Senior Director of Marketing, but somehow that didn’t work out. So I wound up a legal secretary—a job that was, for me, unfulfilling and unrelated to my passions. It got worse. I scrambled to sidestep my situation and applied to several top tier PhD programs. I didn’t get in to any. I&rsq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telehealth in Emergency Preparedness and Response
Healthcare Ready. 05/17/2017 This three-page fact sheet discusses telehealth, or using technology to support healthcare activities from a distance, and how it has become an essential tool for providers, planners, and responders in protecting patient access to care. The risks of disaster and disease outbreak persist while demands on healthcare increase, and public health funding is variable, making telehealth an important trend in healthcare for resilience. The fact sheet illustrates how telehealth is strengthening preparedness and response, public health emergencies, and disease outbreaks. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Risk factors of road traffic accidents associated mortality in northern Iran; a single center experience utilizing Oaxaca blinder decomposition - Sherafati F, Homaie-Rad E, Afkar A, Gholampoor-Sigaroodi R, Sirusbakht S.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the differences in death after receiving emergency services in traffic accidents between urban and rural regions, and decompose factors of the gap in Langerood, Northern Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was condu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Short simulation exercises to improve emergency department nurses' self-efficacy for initial disaster management: controlled before and after study - Jonson CO, Pettersson J, Rybing J, Nilsson H, Prytz E.
INTRODUCTION: Head nurses at emergency departments often assume responsibility for managing the initial response to a major incident, and to create surge capacity. Training is essential to enable these nurses to perform an effective disaster response. Eval... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Surgeons Support Teaching Public to Stop Bleeding in Emergencies Surgeons Support Teaching Public to Stop Bleeding in Emergencies
Just as many regular people have already learned CPR, members of the public can and should learn techniques to stop bleeding after mass-shooting events or everyday injuries, a survey of U.S. surgeons concludes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

President Trump Appoints Chief G. Keith Bryant as U.S. Fire Administrator
Fairfax, Va. -- President Donald J. Trump announced May 18 his intention to appoint Chief G. Keith Bryant, 2014-2015 IAFC president, as U.S. fire administrator. As an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Fire Administration provides national leadership to foster a solid foundation for American fire and emergency service stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response. "The IAFC is extremely pleased with President Trump's appointment of Chief Keith Bryant as U.S. fire administrator," said Chief John Sinclair, IAFC president a...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: International Association of Fire Chiefs Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

President Trump Appoints Chief G. Keith Bryant as U.S. Fire Administrator
Fairfax, Va. -- President Donald J. Trump announced May 18 his intention to appoint Chief G. Keith Bryant, 2014-2015 IAFC president, as U.S. fire administrator. As an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Fire Administration provides national leadership to foster a solid foundation for American fire and emergency service stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response. "The IAFC is extremely pleased with President Trump's appointment of Chief Keith Bryant as U.S. fire administrator," said Chief John Sinclair, IAFC president a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: International Association of Fire Chiefs Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Study: Cannabis May Reduce Crack Use
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices
FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 -- People in U.S. emergency rooms may receive unnecessary opioid painkiller prescriptions for minor injuries such as a sprained ankle, a new study finds. This practice -- which varies widely depending on what area of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nightstick Adds In-Body USB Recharging Port Innovation to New NSR-9854XL Tactical Dual-Light Flashlight
Wylie, Texas - Bayco Products Inc., a Texas, USA based leader in professional grade lighting products today announces availability of their new 850 Lumen Nightstick NSR-9854XL LED USB Rechargeable Tactical Dual-Light Flashlight. “Our Nightstick brand is already known as the innovator of Dual-Light Technology and we just upped the stakes again with the introduction of our new in-body USB recharging port that eliminates the need for external chargers and the need to remove the battery from the flashlight to recharge.” says Russell Hoppe, Marketing Manager for Nightstick. “No one else offers waterproof USB r...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bayco Products, Inc. Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Nightstick Adds In-Body USB Recharging Port Innovation to New NSR-9854XL Tactical Dual-Light Flashlight
Wylie, Texas - Bayco Products Inc., a Texas, USA based leader in professional grade lighting products today announces availability of their new 850 Lumen Nightstick NSR-9854XL LED USB Rechargeable Tactical Dual-Light Flashlight. “Our Nightstick brand is already known as the innovator of Dual-Light Technology and we just upped the stakes again with the introduction of our new in-body USB recharging port that eliminates the need for external chargers and the need to remove the battery from the flashlight to recharge.” says Russell Hoppe, Marketing Manager for Nightstick. “No one else offers waterproof USB r...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bayco Products, Inc. Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Teen's Death Linked to Caffeine Overdose
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A shocking case out of South Carolina has a lot of parents rethinking caffeine, especially for children and teenagers. A coroner in Anderson, S.C., ruled high doses of caffeine killed an otherwise healthy 16-year-old boy last month. "It wasn't a car crash that took his life. Instead it was an energy drink," said Sean Cripe, the father of the teenager. Davis Cripe was an aspiring rock drummer who had no use for drugs or alcohol, according to friends and family. However, the teen was okay with caffeine and unaware too much could be dangerous.  Read more... (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Emily Wood, KY3 News Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Recovering Addict Thanks EMS Crews Who Saved His Life
Washington Twp., Ohio - While the Miami Valley — and the country as a whole — continues to deal with its heroin epidemic, one man took time today to say thanks to those he credit with saving his life from the deadly drug. Recovering heroin addict Mark Bracken of Dayton thanked Washington Twp. EMS crews today for using Narcan to save him from a potentially fatal overdose. Narcan is a medication that reverses an overdose caused by an opiod drug such as heroin or prescription pain drugs. Bracken said he awoke last July to several EMS members “hovering” over him after having been administered Narcan. Al...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tremayne Hogue, Dayton Daily News Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Through the Pharmacy Window
May 19, 2017Meet Elina Nantinda, one of a new generation of health workers who are turning the tide of Namibia ’s HIV epidemic.“When I was in grade 8, I was into two things: fashion and medicine,” says Elina Nantinda, a 25-year-old pharmacy assistant in rural Namibia. “So I decided to study hard. I thought, ‘It would be so nice to work with medicine and to know more about yourself and how medicine works in your body .’”Today she runs the pharmacy at Omuthiya District Hospital ’s HIV clinic in northern Namibia, dispensing antiretroviral medicines to a hundred clients per day, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It's Getting Ugly
There is less than a week to go in the race to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. And given the WHO’s recent mis-steps, especially with regard to Ebola, this is a crucial election. Unfortunately, the race just got terribly nasty with its own “dirty tricks.” The race has boiled down to a contest between Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia and Dr. David Nabarro of Britain. Tedros, as he is universally known, is the former minister of health and foreign minister of Ethiopia.  Under his leadership, Ethiopia trained and deployed approximately 40,000 community health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motocross-associated head and spine injuries in adult patients evaluated in an emergency department - Silva LOJE, Fernanda Bellolio M, Smith EM, Daniels DJ, Lohse CM, Campbell RL.
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle-related injuries (including off-road) are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acute traumatic spinal cord injury in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To describe motocross-related head and spine injuries of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder among older adults experiencing motor vehicle collision: a multicenter prospective cohort study - Platts-Mills TF, Nebolisa BC, Flannigan SA, Richmond NL, Domeier RM, Swor RA, Hendry PL, Peak DA, Rathlev NK, Jones JS, Lee DC, Jones CW, McLean SA.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize risk factors for and consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among older adults evaluated in the emergency department (ED) following motor vehicle collision (MVC). DESIGN: Prospective multicenter longitudina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Nearly 700 vacancies at CDC because of Trump administration ’ s hiring freeze
Nearly 700 positions are vacant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of a continuing freeze on hiring that officials and researchers say affects programs supporting local and state public health emergency readiness, infectious disease control and chronic disease prevention. The same restriction remains in place throughout the Health and Human Services Department despite the […]Related:‘An embarrassment’: U.S. health care far from the top in global studyWomen with advanced breast cancer are surviving longer, study saysBlood tests significantly underestimated lead levels, FDA...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guide to Choosing Pet Care When Estate Planning - AARP
8 hours ago ... All good AARP readers should already have emergency legal and medical forms on file that make sure someone can speak for you if you get  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: HIV/Aids Campaign Gets Cash Dole-Out
[Daily News] National efforts to combat HIV/Aids - through scale-up treatment aimed at complete elimination in 2030 -- has received a financial boost from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) totalling some $526 million (1.177trl/- ). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN emergency food agency sending rations to war-torn Central African Republic
The United Nations emergency food agency has started dispatching supplies by air and road to the Central African Republic (CAR), where violence erupted in March and has since claimed the lives of more than 120 people, it was announced today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delivering Gender-Informed Health Services in Emergencies
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/17/2017 This fact sheet provides information about how the physical and mental health of girls, women, boys, and men can be affected in a variety of ways in emergencies. Differences are correlated to gender in terms of exposure to and perceptions of risk, preparedness, response, and physical and psychological impact, as well as capacity to recover. Topics include How to Provide Gender-Responsive Health Services in Emergencies, Addressing Physical and Psychological Trauma of Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Burden of pediatric traumatic brain injury beyond the emergency department: the untold story of the silent epidemic - Zogg CK, Haring RS, Canner JK, Alsulaim HA, Scully R, Wolf L, Engineer LD, Haider AH, Schneider EB.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability among pediatric patients. Much of our understanding comes from work by the CDC, who conceptualized the "silent epidemic" as a pyramid: "[unknown burden of outpatient disease] →emerg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and reproductive health among university women - L évesque S, Rodrigue C, Beaulieu-Prévost D, Blais M, Boislard MA, Lévy JJ.
Relationships between victimization, termination of pregnancy (ToP), diagnosis of sexually transmitted infection (STI), and emergency contraceptive use were examined using data from a survey of university students in Montreal, Canada. Female students who h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Violence in schools: prospective study conducted in an emergency reception center for victims of aggression - Dubourg O, Hiquet J, Saint-Martin P, Christin E, Fougas J, Gromb-Monnoyeur S.
This study had two main purposes: to add to the national epidemi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of home-based tai chi and lower extremity training and self-practice on falls and functional outcomes in older fallers from the emergency department--a randomized controlled trial - Hwang HF, Chen SJ, Lee-Hsieh J, Chien DK, Chen CY, Lin MR.
OBJECTIVEs To compare the effects of guided home-based tai chi chuan (TCC) and lower extremity training (LET) and of levels of self-practice on falls and functional outcomes in older fallers. Design Randomized controlled trial. Setting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Factors associated with participation in an emergency department-based take-home naloxone program for at-risk opioid users - Kestler A, Buxton J, Meckling G, Giesler A, Lee M, Fuller K, Quian H, Marks D, Scheuermeyer F.
Study objective Although the World Health Organization recommends take-home naloxone to address the increasing global burden of opioid-related deaths, few emergency departments (EDs) offer a take-home naloxone program. We seek to determine the take-home n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Frequent emergency department presentations among people who inject drugs: a record linkage study - Nambiar D, Stoove M, Dietze P.
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) have been described as frequent users of health services such as emergency departments (EDs), however few studies have described demographic factors, patterns of substance use and previous health service use assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is a prehospital treat and release protocol for opioid overdose safe? - Kolinsky D, Keim SM, Cohn BG, Schwarz ES, Yealy DM.
Background The current standards for domestic emergency medical services suggest that all patients suspected of opioid overdose be transported to the emergency department for evaluation and treatment. This includes patients who improve after naloxone admi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychiatric emergencies for clinicians: emergency department management of benzodiazepine withdrawal - Puening SE, Wilson MP, Nordstrom K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How bad is it? Usefulness of the "7eed model" for scoring severity and level of need in complex emergencies - Eriksson A, Gerdin M, Garfield R, Tylleskar T, von Schreeb J.
BACKGROUND: Humanitarian assistance is designated to save lives and alleviate suffering among people affected by disasters. In 2014, close to 25 billion USD was allocated to humanitarian assistance, more than 80% of it from governmental donors and EU insti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

An environmental scan of emergency response systems and services in remote First Nations communities in Northern Ontario - Mew EJ, Ritchie SD, VanderBurgh D, Beardy JL, Gordon J, Fortune M, Mamakwa S, Orkin AM.
BACKGROUND: Approximately 24,000 Ontarians live in remote Indigenous communities with no road access. These communities are a subset of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), a political grouping of 49 First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, Canada. Limited i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Something for pain: responsible opioid use in emergency medicine - Strayer RJ, Motov SM, Nelson LS.
The United States is currently experiencing a public health crisis of opioid addiction, which has its genesis in an industry marketing effort that successfully encouraged clinicians to prescribe opioids liberally, and asserted the safety of prescribing opi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Workplace violence against nurses in the emergency departments of three hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey - Alyaemni A, Alhudaithi H.
This study sought to identify the prevalence and pattern of workplace violence and the consequences of violence on nurses working in emergency department... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

User violence towards nursing professionals in mental health services and emergency units - Llor-Esteban B, S ánchez-Muñoz M, Ruiz-Hernández JA, Jiménez-Barbero JA.
This study analyzed hostile user statements against nursing professionals of Mental Health S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement
Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted through different stages of physicians'careers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Docs to use marijuana to help break opiate addiction
Dr. Gina Berman and Dr. Ravi Chandiramani have teamed to open a clinic that will combine medical cannabis with alternative and traditional medical treatments to help patients with opiate addictions. Berman had been an emergency room doctor for 10 years before she opened two medical marijuana dispensaries called the Giving Tree Wellness Center in north Phoenix and Mesa. That’s when she saw how medical marijuana could be useful in breaking opiate addiction. She also wanted to offer tradition al… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Docs to use marijuana to help break opiate addiction
Dr. Gina Berman and Dr. Ravi Chandiramani have teamed to open a clinic that will combine medical cannabis with alternative and traditional medical treatments to help patients with opiate addictions. Berman had been an emergency room doctor for 10 years before she opened two medical marijuana dispensaries called the Giving Tree Wellness Center in north Phoenix and Mesa. That’s when she saw how medical marijuana could be useful in breaking opiate addiction. She also wanted to offer tradition al… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

My Anxiety Is Not Your Damsel In Distress
Among the media’s attempts to open the discussion of mental health, there’s another, arguably more dangerous, movement growing in tandem. Love as a treatment for mental health goes way, way back, to Oscar winners like “Silence of the Lambs” and cult classics like “Wristcutters: A Love Story.” Diseases have been Hollywood’s “IT” girl of themes for a while now, but as someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), my mental health — and that of others — isn’t a plot line or object of interest. It can be an emotional experience, yes, but it’s als...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons on board with teaching public to stop bleeding in emergencies
(Reuters Health) - Just as many regular people have already learned CPR, members of the public can and should learn techniques to stop bleeding after mass-shooting events or everyday injuries, a survey of U.S. surgeons concludes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: Orlando Health's Lake Mary project to create 1,000-plus jobs
Orlando Health ’s plan to build a new medical complex and freestanding emergency room in Lake Mary is expected to create 600 jobs — and that's just the tip of the iceberg. The hospital system on May 18 announced plans for a four-story, 90,000-square-foot medical pavilion featuring a freestanding emergency roo m on the northwest corner of Manderley Run and Rinehart Road in Lake Mary as part of Orlando Health’s South Seminole Hospital. This will be the first phase of a new 30-acre medical campus,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Breaking: Orlando Health plans new $42M medical complex
Orlando Health on May 18 announced plans for a new $42 million, 30-acre medical complex in Lake Mary. The project on the northwest corner of Manderley Run and Rinehart Road — part of Orlando Health’s South Seminole Hospital — will include a new four-story, 90,000-square-foot medical pavilion featuring a freestanding emergency room on the first floor, said a news release. The new freestanding ER will include up to 24 exam rooms, an imaging department, ambulance bays and a helipad, the release… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

Tories will target NHS weekend discharge rates
New targets for NHS trusts to discharge emergency admissions “at a similar” rate at weekends as on weekdays will be a key priority if the party wins the general election, a senior party source has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Most Routine Coagulation Tests Reliable Up to Eight Hours
PT/INR, aPTT, fibrinogen, FV, D - dimer can be reliably assessed in tubes stored for up to eight hours (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Chance to put mental health at heart of NHS services could be missed
18 May 2017A key opportunity to revolutionise mental health care could be missed because flagship NHS schemes are not doing enough to put it at the heart of services, according to a new report by The King’s Fund and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.The report, Mental health and new models of care, looks at mental health in vanguard areas– flagship NHS schemes that bring services together. These include groups of GP surgeries working collaboratively to cater for up to 50,000 patients and NHS organisations coming together to deliver the full range of health care in their area.There is strong evidence that addre...
Source: The King's Fund - Press - May 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Car Plows into Times Square Crowd, At least One Dead, Many Injured
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who appeared to be intoxicated steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square on Thursday and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks, killing a teenager and injuring 22 others, before he was tackled by bystanders, authorities said. Pandemonium erupted when the vehicle barreled through the prime tourist location and slammed into a security barrier, coming to rest with two of its wheels in the air. The car leaned on a lamppost and steel barriers intended to block vehicles from getting onto the sidewalk. "He didn't stop," said Asa Lowe, of Brooklyn, who was st...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Colleen Long, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news