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Keeping Babies HIV-Free
May 26, 2017This team of health workers in northern Namibia is determined to test 100% of babies  born to HIV-positive mothers. And they're almost there.  Squinting in the hot northern Namibian sun, a man smartly dressed in a nurse ’s uniform greets us with a warm smile. Rightwell Zulu, or “Dr. Zulu,” as he is affectionately called by his colleagues, is a nurse mentor at Nyangana District Hospital in Namibia.Zulu, together with his colleagues, Veronika Shivute and Felistas Shindimba, developed a system that has helped this hospital test nearly every baby born there to HIV-positive mothers. Their...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sema Celebrates Birth of 100 Babies in Yobe IDP Camp
[Daily Trust] Damaturu -Yobe State Emergency Management Agency has celebrated the birth of 100 babies by internally displaced women in Pompomari IDP Camp, Damaturu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS staff are already prepared for another terror attack
Chris Moulton, vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said all NHS staff are already prepared for any kind of emergency in the wake of the Manchester terror atrocity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A & Es 'struggling' to meet key time targets for asthma care
Pressure on accident and emergency departments means they are finding it “challenging” to meet standards for timely treatment for asthma patients, warn the authors of an audit. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Reforms, new spending fail to fix mental health system
Tens of millions of dollars have been spent to bolster mental health services in Sacramento County since the recession, but local emergency rooms still struggle to cope with dozens of patients in crisis every day. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kathy Robertson Source Type: news

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust: From the Bottom to the Top [HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Emergency, Urgent & Trauma Care]
This project is an outstanding demonstration of clinical leadership empowering all staff, with an organisation-wide approach delivering extraordinary improvement in quality, performance and efficiency. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health and new models of care: lessons from the vanguards
This report finds that where new models of care have been used to remove the barriers between mental health and other parts of the health system, local professionals saw this as being highly valuable in improving care for patients and service users. It concludes that there remains much to be done to fully embed mental health into integrated care teams, primary care, urgent and emergency care pathways, and in work on population health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five must-have communications devices for any emergency
(Natural News) It’s crucial that you have the right communication equipment during emergency situations. Your ability to communicate with the right people can spell the difference between life and death. Having the right communications tool can save you during times of crisis. That being said, there are five essential communications devices you must have during emergency... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Commissioner asks staff for ‘more forceful steps’ to stem the opioid crisis
This study also found that the longer a person’s first exposure to opioids, the greater the risk that he or she will continue using opioids after one, or even three years. For example, when a person’s first exposure to opioids increases from one day to 30 days, that person’s likelihood of continuing to use opioids after one year increases from 6% to about 35%. Working together, we need to do all we can to get ahead of this crisis. That’s why we’ll also be soliciting public input, through various forums, on what additional steps FDA should consider. I look forward to working closely with my FDA...
Source: Mass Device - May 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

From Micro-hospitals to Mobile ERs: New Models of Healthcare Create Challenges and Opportunities for Pathologists and Medical Laboratories
New low-cost alternatives to emergency department and hospital visits could require flexibility from pathology groups and clinical laboratories to provide the best quality care In response to the rising cost of conventional hospital services, innovative healthcare models such as micro-hospitals, bedless hospitals, and mobile and freestanding emergency rooms (ERs), are attempting to lower costs while […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 26, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations bedless hospital clinical laboratory Dark Daily Source Type: news

Cover Story: Triangle hospitals' fiscal struggle to improve emergency care
In emergency rooms, doctors and nurses fight for space and resources, while America debates who eventually foots the bill. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams?
When radiologists interpret initial ultrasound studies in the emergency department...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Increases in ED imaging use aren't across-the-board More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Initiative drives PACS use in point-of-care ultrasound Point-of-care ultrasound can assess soft-tissue neck masses Bedside ultrasound can diagnose acute shoulder dislocation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine
A child from drought-stricken southern Somalia who survived the long journey to an aid camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 26 2017 (IPS)World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Ahead of the 43rd G7 summit, Oxfam urged world leaders to urgently address the issue of famine, currently affecting four countries at unprecedented levels.“Political failure has led to these crises – political leadership is needed to resolve them…the world&rsquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Source Type: news

NHS A & E units are 'stretched to their very limits'
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine last night warned hospitals are ‘stretched to their very limits’ - with patient safety suffering as a result. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency mapping app finds vulnerable faster
People marooned in remote areas during an emergency are being found more easily thanks to a mapping and crowdsourcing tool. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Interactive Module Aims to Clarify Professional Boundaries
Module focuses on potential boundary violations relating to treating family, colleagues, receiving gifts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 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

Lipid rescue therapy for local anesthetic toxicity: is less more
DISCUSSION: Most of the “adverse events” associated with lipid rescue therapy have occurred after administration of relatively high doses. Although there have been no good studies demonstrating the maximum “safe” dose of intralipid for lipid rescue therapy, many authors recommended limiting the dose to that recommended by the FDA for nutritional support: 12.5 mL/kg (lean body mass) per day total. In specific cases it may be reasonable to consider extending the infusion beyond this, but such situations are likely rare. In this patient, who did not appear to have cardiovascular instability, it is...
Source: The Poison Review - May 25, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical adverse event intralipid lipid rescue therapy local anesthetic toxicity mepivacaine Source Type: news

From Panic and Neglect to Investing in Health Security: Financing Pandemic Preparedness At a National Level
World Bank. 05/01/2017 This 131-page report proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in country and regional preparedness and response capacities for pandemics and other health emergencies. It summarizes the case for investing in pandemic preparedness, and looks at how countries can identify the gaps in their pandemic defenses, assess resource needs, and develop an action plan. It sets out 12 specific recommendations to ensure adequate and sustained financing of preparedness, identify gaps, and estimate funding needs. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Vocations: Finding Meaning in Health Crises
A hospital chaplain counsels people in the throes of medical emergencies, unexpected diagnoses and end-of-life decisions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELIZABETH OLSON Tags: Hospitals Chaplains Death and Dying NYU Winthrop Hospital Source Type: news

ATS: Mortality Down for Patients Hospitalized With COPD in U.S.
Annual number of patients who died from COPD while in the hospital decreased 62 percent from 2005 - 2014 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

The 7 Injuries Doctors See Most On Summer Weekends
Warm weather and longer days will bring many Americans outdoors for cookouts, pool parties and more. But long weekends ― we’re looking at you, Memorial Day ― also lead to more trips to urgent care or even the emergency room, according to experts. In fact, a 2015 study from researchers at Brown University found that heat-related illness alone can ratchet emergency department visits in the summertime.  The risk for issues like drowning and sports injuries go up in the hotter seasons, according to Dr. Christopher M. McStay, chief of clinical operations and associate professor at the University of Colorado ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Path to Empathy Deemed As Vital As Being Empathetic
Conclusion could be especially useful in context of medical professions, researcher says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Hurricane Season Is About to Get Stronger After Years of Calmer Waters
Forecasters warned Thursday that the eastern United States will likely experience a stronger than normal hurricane season this year, with as many as four major hurricanes forming over the Atlantic. The prediction from federal forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggests a 45% chance for an “above-normal” hurricane season, a 35% chance of a “near-normal” season and a 20% chance of a “below-normal” season. Agency officials said they expect a total of five to nine hurricanes with wind speeds of at least 74 miles per hour. They expect as many as four of ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime weather Source Type: news

NHS told to prepare urgently for second possible terrorist attack
Emergency departments across the NHS have been told to prepare for a possible terrorist attack, following the raising of the threat level. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

East Coast EMS Memorial Bike Ride Finishes in Arlington
The East Coast Route of the National EMS Memorial Bicycle Ride completed on May 19th after completing over 530 miles in 7 days.  “The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, Inc. (NEMSMBR) honors Emergency Medical Services personnel by organizing and implementing long distance cycling events that memorialize and celebrate the lives of those who serve every day, those who have become sick or injured while performing their duties, and those who have died in the line of duty.”  The group started in Boston on May 13th, completing the first two days in cold and wet weather.  But they persevered on, and had o...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Darren Girardeau Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

East Coast EMS Memorial Bike Ride Finishes in Arlington
The East Coast Route of the National EMS Memorial Bicycle Ride completed on May 19th after completing over 530 miles in 7 days.  “The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, Inc. (NEMSMBR) honors Emergency Medical Services personnel by organizing and implementing long distance cycling events that memorialize and celebrate the lives of those who serve every day, those who have become sick or injured while performing their duties, and those who have died in the line of duty.”  The group started in Boston on May 13th, completing the first two days in cold and wet weather.  But they persevered on, and had o...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Darren Girardeau Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman and the JEMS Team Plead for Extra Vigilance During Overdose Responses
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the paramedics and law enforcement officer in Harford County Maryland who were impacted and needed treatment for potential exposure to heroin and fentanyl while responding to a drug overdose call in Abingdon.  This incident is another important reminder and warning of the contact danger presented by overdoses of fentanyl and opioids. JEMS has been vigilant in reporting to our readers that fentanyl poses a dangerous and potentially deadly threat to all first responders called upon to see, assess and treat patients in the ever-growing opioid epidemic. Gloves should be worn whenever any...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman and the JEMS Team Plead for Extra Vigilance During Overdose Responses
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the paramedics and law enforcement officer in Harford County Maryland who were impacted and needed treatment for potential exposure to heroin and fentanyl while responding to a drug overdose call in Abingdon.  This incident is another important reminder and warning of the contact danger presented by overdoses of fentanyl and opioids. JEMS has been vigilant in reporting to our readers that fentanyl poses a dangerous and potentially deadly threat to all first responders called upon to see, assess and treat patients in the ever-growing opioid epidemic. Gloves should be worn whenever any...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Africa – More than Just Conflicts, Corruption, Disasters
A woman in El Fasher, North Darfur, uses a Water Roller for easily and efficiently carrying water. Credit: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.By IPS World DeskROME, May 25 2017 (IPS)Natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts, widespread corruption and deep social inequalities have been so far a dramatic source for most news coverage when it comes to Africa, the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, which hosts 54 states spreading over 30 million square kilometres that are home to over 1.2 billion people. Nevertheless, an often neglected fact is that this vast continent with huge natura...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

South Texas Congressman: ER centers not the cure for shuttered hospitals
New research from the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute found that one of the options for rural hospitals in the state in danger of closing their doors is to convert more of them into free-standing emergency room facilities. But Texas officials who have watched several communities lose their hospital as a result of ill financial health or other factors warn that such ER centers are not an adequate replacement for patients who are losing critical access to inpatient care. A dozen rural… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Oishei Children's hospital teams with AMR for new neonatal ambulances
Women& Children ’s Hospital of Buffalo has partnered with American Medical Response (AMR), the city’s emergency transportation provider, to unveil two new specialized ambulances to provide pediatric transport and neonatal care. Wrapped with graphics promoting this fall’s move to the new John R. Oishei Childr en’s Hospital site, the two vehicles are equipped with specialized machinery and tools not found in a typical emergency vehicle, said Allegra Jaros, hospital president. “It’s all… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Deputy, EMTs exposed to opioids get medical treatment
A Maryland sheriff's deputy and two emergency medical technicians received treatment for possible heroin and fentanyl exposure after responding to a drug overdose. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Emergency, Urgent & Trauma Care
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust: From the Bottom to the Top (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors Urged to Check Patient Drug History Before Opioid Rx
Opioid abuse down when physicians are legally obligated to check patient's drug history (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Idaho Man Rescued From Canyon
    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A man walked away unharmed after being rescued from the canyon just before 10 p.m. Tuesday in Twin Falls. Crews responded to the area just outside of Sportsman's Warehouse a little after 7 p.m. A call came into dispatch for a man who had climbed down into the canyon and couldn't get back up. Twin Falls Fire Department, along with Twin Falls County Sheriffs, Search and Rescue, and Magic Valley Paramedics all responded. Read more... (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Zack Rickens, KMVT/CBS 11 Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Bringing care closer to home: Health systems accelerate expansion plans as competition heats up
More than 100 miles north of Pittsburgh, UPMC is investing $111 million to expand its Hamot hospital facility in Erie with a seven-story, 177,000-square-foot patient care tower that will include new ICU beds and other upgrades. Two miles away, Allegheny Health Network is busy with its own hospital expansion project, investing $115 million to upgrade Saint Vincent Hospital by building a new emergency department and an operating room suite. The expansions, both so close together and in regions where… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tim Schooley Source Type: news

Chief Executive of NHS Praises Emergency Response to Manchester Suicide Bombing
Manchester, England - NHS workers helping people injured by the bomb attack in Manchester have been praised for their "superb" response. North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust sent 60 ambulances to the scene at Manchester Arena on Monday. It said 59 casualties had been taken to nearby hospitals and a number of walking wounded were treated at the scene. Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: "Together with the other emergency services, frontline NHS responders, managers and other staff have once again...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Manchester Evening News Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Bringing care closer to home: Health systems accelerate expansion plans as competition heats up
More than 100 miles north of Pittsburgh, UPMC is investing $111 million to expand its Hamot hospital facility in Erie with a seven-story, 177,000-square-foot patient care tower that will include new ICU beds and other upgrades. Two miles away, Allegheny Health Network is busy with its own hospital expansion project, investing $115 million to upgrade Saint Vincent Hospital by building a new emergency department and an operating room suite. The expansions, both so close together and in regions where… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tim Schooley Source Type: news

Health Workers, Facilities Under Attack in 23 Nations; UN Accused of Inaction
May 24, 2017Even one attack on a health worker is one too many.In 2012, two Pakistani health workers were out vaccinating children against polio when they were both shot by extremists. One of them died.The other, shot in the leg, had 11 metal rods inserted into his leg and was hospitalized for three months.In November, I met this remarkable man named Latif (his surname is withheld to protect his security). He is now fully recovered and back to work on the polio vaccination campaign. He told me he never considered giving up.Pakistan reported only two cases of wild poliovirus in 2017  as of May 17 and Latif is dete...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Edmonton Fire Rescue Service deploys Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption Technology to 58 Intersections
St. Paul, Minn. - Global Traffic Technologies Canada, Inc. (GTT) has contracted with Edmonton Fire Rescue Service in Alberta, Canada for the implementation of the GPS-based Opticom™ traffic preemption solution. The Opticom system works alongside intersection controllers to help ensure emergency vehicles can move through intersections rapidly and safely. When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection, the Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) system on-board the emergency vehicle sends a request to the intersection’s controller ahead of its arrival, turning the light green and clearing a path t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Global Traffic Technologies Canada Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Edmonton Fire Rescue Service deploys Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption Technology to 58 Intersections
St. Paul, Minn. - Global Traffic Technologies Canada, Inc. (GTT) has contracted with Edmonton Fire Rescue Service in Alberta, Canada for the implementation of the GPS-based Opticom™ traffic preemption solution. The Opticom system works alongside intersection controllers to help ensure emergency vehicles can move through intersections rapidly and safely. When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection, the Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) system on-board the emergency vehicle sends a request to the intersection’s controller ahead of its arrival, turning the light green and clearing a path t...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Global Traffic Technologies Canada Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Middletown hospital opens ER for seniors
Atrium Medical Center has opened an eight-bed unit geared toward seniors within the Warren County hospital ’s emergency department. The Senior Emergency Center, designed for patients 65 or older, could make a difference in the care of more than 7,500 emergency department patients annually, Atrium officials said. Many people who are ultimately admitted to a hospital first come through the emergency dep artment. Most emergency departments aren’t designed with seniors in mind, Atrium officials said.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

How Prepared is Your Community for an Emergency?
An annual assessment finds America’s preparedness for managing health emergencies is improving. But progress is slow, and deep regional inequities remain. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Alonzo L. Plough Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Orlando Health ’s new Osceola, Lake Mary complexes to create 2,000+ jobs
It ’s going to be a busy year for Orlando Health, thanks to its announcement of two major Central Florida projects set to break ground by year’s end. Orlando Health earlier this month revealed plans to build a 60,000-square-foot, three-story medical pavilion and freestanding emergency room near th e Tupperware SunRail commuter rail station in Osceola County. Construction on that project is expected to start in October, and it will create about 1,000 jobs in all. Then last week, the hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Mortality Rates Found Lower at Major Teaching Hospitals
Researchers assessed 30 - day survival for older patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk Communication Essentials
World Health Organization. 02/2017 This five-module course discusses what risk communication is, and why it is important. It covers the key elements of risk communication; risk communication capacities, such as policy, strategies, and evaluation; Single Overarching Communication Outcome (SOCO), and spokesperson tips and message development; and exercises and ways they can be used to test preparedness in communicating risks. Topics include the different kinds of exercises used for testing preparedness of the communication response, and the benefits of exercises for testing the preparedness for an emergency. (Text) Site requ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Boston Scientific ’ s post-approval Alair study shows long-term asthma improvement
Patients treated with the Alair device made by Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) showed long-term improvement in controlling their asthma, according to a post-approval study released today at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society in Washington. The Alair bronchial thermoplasty treatment uses a bronchoscope to deliver radiofrequency energy to reduce the amount of excess smooth muscle tissue in the airways. Boston acquired the technology when it paid $194 million in cash for Asthmatx in 2010, shortly after that company won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for Alair. The deal also included some $250 million in pote...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

​Greater Cincinnati hospital opens ER for seniors
Atrium Medical Center has opened an eight-bed unit geared toward seniors within the Warren County hospital ’s emergency department. The Senior Emergency Center, designed for patients 65 or older, could make a difference in the care of more than 7,500 emergency department patients annually, Atrium officials said. Many people who are ultimately admitted to a hospital first come through the emergency dep artment. Most emergency departments aren’t designed with seniors in mind, Atrium officials said.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Discovering the Meaning of EMS Week
Being in EMS since 1990 I can certainly tell you I have seen numerous EMS Week celebrations come and go. Did you know EMS week owes its founding to the American College of Emergency Physicians?  In 1974, ACEP asked former President Gerald R. Ford to declare November 3-10 as National Emergency Medical Services Week. Since then, ACEP has moved the annual observance numerous times, finally landing on the third week in May. This move provided a distinction between EMS and Fire Prevention week. EMS has always been a part of my life, from the EMT-M class I took in January 1990 to becoming an RN in 2008.  I have done al...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott F. McConnell Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Deaths prompt Abbott recall of Thoratec HeartMate II controllers
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) is recalling nearly 29,000 controllers for the HeartMate II implantable heart pump made by its Thoratec subsidiary after 26 patients died trying to change out the controllers on their own. The March 29 recall of 28,882 controllers for the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device follows 70 reports of “incidents in which the controller has malfunctioned after an exchange,” including 19 injuries and the 26 deaths, according to the FDA. “All of the deaths occurred when patients attempted to exchange controllers while away from the hospital,” the federal safety watchdog said yesterd...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Recalls Wall Street Beat Abbott Thoratec Corp. Source Type: news