Patterns of injuries and predictors of inhospital mortality in trauma patients in Saudi Arabia - Abolfotouh MA, Hussein MA, Abolfotouh SM, Al-Marzoug A, Al-Teriqi S, Al-Suwailem A, Hijazi RA.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the pattern of traumatic injuries and determine the predictors of inhospital mortality in patients admitted to the emergency department. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lifetime prevalence, correlates and health consequences of gender-based violence victimisation and perpetration among men and women in Somalia - Wirtz AL, Perrin NA, Desgroppes A, Phipps V, Abdi AA, Ross B, Kaburu F, Kajue I, Kutto E, Taniguchi E, Glass N.
BACKGROUND: Humanitarian emergencies increase the risk of gender-based violence (GBV). We estimated the prevalence of GBV victimisation and perpetration among women and men in urban settings across Somalia, which has faced decades of war and natural disast... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fears over learning disability care
New data shows 40% fall in specialist learning disability nurses since 2010 Related items fromOnMedica One in three nurses to reach retirement age within 10 years Emergency care in Northern Ireland unsustainable, warn emergency doctors Staffing has improved since Francis, claims Hunt Maternity care to become more ‘personalised’ Staffing and accountability key parts of NHS shake-up (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a watermelon allergy
A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
Most due to respiratory distress, psychiatric/behavioral emergencies, or seizures (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed
Expert panel recommends five action steps for treating opioid abuse and its intersecting epidemics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke: Time not the only factor in emergency care
The expert who once coined the rule 'Time is brain!' uses a model to argue that there is also a need to consider the circulation pattern in the brain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

SEAside Webinar: Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies, the Mission of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
September 6, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gunshot Gaza: hospitals struggle to treat surge in firearms injuries - Owen J.
More than a thousand people in Gaza have been left with life changing injuries after being shot by Israeli soldiers at demonstrations in the past few months, doctors have said, leading to a medical emergency. Nearly 10 000 people have received inju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A new prehospital score to predict hospitalization in trauma patients - Yousefzadeh-Chabosk S, Haghdoost Z, Mohtasham-Amiri Z, Davoudi-Kiakalayeh A, Razzaghi A, Kazemnegad-Leili E, Kouchakinejad L.
This study aimed at developing a new prehospital score for emergency medical service (EMS) staff to predict hospitalizati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tornado disaster impacts and management: learning from the 2016 tornado catastrophe in Jiangsu Province, China - Jia H, Pan D.
As a key component of disaster reduction management, disaster emergency relief and reconstruction is an important process. Based on disaster system theory, this study analyzed the Jiangsu tornado from the formation mechanism of disasters, through to the ec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Simulation-based optimization of emergency evacuation strategy in ultra-high-rise buildings - Ding N, Zhang H, Chen T.
Emergency evacuation in high-rise buildings is a crucial problem. The evacuation strategy of using stairs and evacuation elevators should be optimized. In this paper, simulation-based optimization method is used to optimize the evacuation strategy of using... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Perceptions, behavioral expectations, and implementation timing for response actions in a hurricane emergency - Huang SK, Wu HC, Lindell MK, Wei HL, Samuelson CD.
This study examined the perceived attributes, behavioral expectations, and expected implementation timing of 11 organizational emergency response actions for hurricane emergencies. The perceived attributes of the hurricane response actions were characteriz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Learning from experience: emergency response in schools - Tipler K, Tarrant R, Tuffin K, Johnston D.
This study explored emergencies (i.e. bomb threat, a flood, and an earthquake) in three case study schools in New Zealand. Within each case,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AHN plans labor and delivery services at Wexford hospital
Allegheny Health Network ’s new Wexford Hospital will have labor and delivery services when it opens in 2021, only the second maternity unit to open in Pennsylvania in the past 30 years. Wexford Hospital will have 160 beds and other services including cardiac, neurosurgery, a full emergency department and other adult and pediatric services. It will be AHN’s biggest investment to date and part of a $1 billion commitment to build out the hospital network with the end of the consent decree between… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Five Injured in Pennsylvania Walmart Shooting
WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) — A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after crashing into a police vehicle, police said Tuesday night. All victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the gunfire reported just after 6 p.m. Tuesday in the crowded store at the Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center, Cheltenham Township Chief of Police John Frye said. Frye said the gunfire started after some type of altercation between customers in separate lines near the cash register, when "words were...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Emergency hospital visits for bowel cancer linked to deprivation
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13% higher levels of emergency admissions prior to a diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies During Public Health Emergencies
August 22, 2018 1:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

39 Dead in Italy Bridge Collapse
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency experts pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of cars and three trucks plunging as much as 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground Tuesday as many Italian families were on the road ahead of Wednesday's major summer holiday. Civil protection authorities confirmed Wednesday that 39 people had died and 15 were injured. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said three children were among the dead. Wor...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Red Tide Is Killing Marine Life and Scaring Away Tourists in Florida. Here ’s What to Know About It
Tourists and residents alike have been chased away from Florida’s famous beaches by an ominous-sounding ecological occurrence: red tide. Florida sees red tide — an algae outbreak that can kill marine life and sicken humans — nearly every year, but the current flare-up has become severe enough to warrant a state of emergency declaration from Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Here’s what to know about red tide in Florida. What is red tide? The naturally and frequently occurring marine phenomenon is caused by an influx of microscopic algae called Karenia brevis, which give water a namesake reddish hue. The orga...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Source Type: news

Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- The rate of pediatric emergency medical services (EMS) transports from ambulatory practices is 42 per 100,000 children per year, according to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Matthew L. Yuknis, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Several Injured in Denver Explosion
DENVER (AP) — Nine people were injured, one critically, by an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver on Tuesday, firefighters said. Capt. Greg Pixley, a spokesman for the Denver Fire Department, said seven bystanders were treated for minor injuries and released after a portion of a brick rowhouse was leveled in the blast just south of downtown. A man was critically injured, and a woman who was pulled from the debris is in stable condition. Photos: Denver Gas Explosion Pixley said some of the injured were burned, and the fire department is working with Xcel Energy to determine what happened. Pieces of wood were thro...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Agreement between self and psychiatrist reporting of suicidal ideation at a Veterans Administration psychiatric emergency clinic - McClure JR, Tal I, Macera CA, Ji M, Nievergelt CM, Lee SY, Kayman J, Zisook S.
BACKGROUND: With suicide rising in the United States, identifying and preventing suicides is increasingly important. To provide a valuable step toward achieving effective suicide risk assessment, this study examines the agreement between self-report measur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Achieving just outcomes: forensic evidence collection in emergency department sexual assault cases - Muldoon KA, Drumm A, Leach T, Heimerl M, Sampsel K.
This study was designed to determine the prevalence and correlates of Sexual Assault Evidence Kit (SAEK) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Challenges to use response time standard in assessing emergency medical services in Iran: a systematic review - Hosseini SMR, Maleki M, Gorji HA, Khorasani-Zavareh D, Roudbari M.
This study aimed at investigating the u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bull horn head injury with retained horn in brain: a rare case report - Kumar P, Kulshreshtha V, Kumar A, Jaiswal G, Gupta TK.
We report here a child who presente... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fixation differences in visual search of accident scenes by novices and expert emergency responders - Prytz EG, Nor én C, Jonson CO.
OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate whether expert-novice differences in visual search behavior found in other domains also apply to accident scenes and the emergency response domain. BACKGROUND: Emergency service professionals typically arrive at ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Effects of providing measures against earthquakes: experimental studies on the perceived risks of disasters and disaster preparedness intentions in Japan - Nakayachi K.
This research examined the effects of providing measures against disasters on recipients' perceived risks and preparedness intentions by conducting two experimental studies. A provision of a set of emergency food was manipulated in the first experiment. Pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Decisions under duress: factors influencing emergency management decision making during Superstorm Sandy - Hoekstra S, Montz B.
This study is an investigation of how emergency managers (EMs) make critical evacuation decisions, using Superstorm Sandy as a case study. A total of twenty-three in-depth interviews were conducted with EMs in New Jersey and New York. Including different l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Construction of collaborative mapping engine for dynamic disaster and emergency response - Peng G, Wen Y, Li Y, Yue S, Song Z.
In the collaborative mapping of disasters, response situations and decisions, it is important to support various emergency responders with a unified platform to help in decision making and coordinating emergency action. However, most existing symbol librar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A geo-ontology-based approach to decision-making in emergency management of meteorological disasters - Zhong S, Fang Z, Zhu M, Huang Q.
Ontology as a kind of method for knowledge representation is able to provide semantic integration for decision support in emergency management activities of meteorological disasters. We examine a meteorological disaster system as composed of four component... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Naloxone administration frequency during emergency medical service events - United States, 2012-2016 - Cash RE, Kinsman J, Crowe RP, Rivard MK, Faul M, Panchal AR.
As the opioid epidemic in the United States has continued since the early 2000s (1,2), most descriptions have focused on misuse and deaths. Increased cooperation with state and local partners has enabled more rapid and comprehensive surveillance of nonfata... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A survey of clinical approaches to suicide risk assessment for patients intoxicated on alcohol - Simpson SA.
This study aims to describe pract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Physical abuse of the elderly: a 4-year retrospective evaluation in the emergency department - Altintop I, Tatl ı M.
In this study, patients aged 65... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Emergency department provider perspectives on elder abuse and development of a novel ED-based multidisciplinary intervention team - Rosen T, Stern ME, Mulcare MR, Elman A, McCarthy TJ, LoFaso VM, Bloemen EM, Clark S, Sharma R, Breckman R, Lachs MS.
BACKGROUND: An ED visit provides a unique opportunity to identify elder abuse, which is common and has serious medical consequences. Despite this, emergency providers rarely recognise or report it. We have begun the design of an ED-based multidisciplinary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Avoiding anchoring bias by moving beyond 'mechanical falls' in geriatric emergency medicine - Nagaraj G, Hullick C, Arendts G, Burkett E, Hill KD, Carpenter CR.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The effective use of communication tools during a long-term campus emergency - Hildebrand S.
This article examines the experience of the campus community at Kean University in Union, NJ before, during, and after the landfall of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Like any university during an emergency situation, the campus utilized traditional and s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Emergency hospital visits more common among most deprived bowel cancer patients
(Cancer Research UK) Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13 percent higher proportions of emergency hospital admissions before a diagnosis than patients living in the least deprived areas, according to a study funded by Cancer Research UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Car and Ambulance Running Lights and Siren Collide in Delaware
  MILL CREEK, Del. (WPVI) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash involving an ambulance in New Castle County, Delaware. Read more at WPVI. Additional details and below video obtained from delawareonline.com: The ambulance had its lights and sirens activated, state police said, and proceeded through the intersection. A westbound BMW crashed into the ambulance, causing it to overturn, state police said a preliminary investigation revealed. The driver was cited for inattentive driving.  The two EMTs in the ambulance were taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure, according to state po...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: WPVI and Adam Duvernay (Delaware News Journal) Tags: News Videos Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

Bus Crash Kills 24 People, Injures 19 in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A bus hit another vehicle at high speed and then rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 19 while smashing into several houses along a highway near Ecuador's capital early Tuesday, officials said. The Colombian-registered bus was traveling to Quito when it hit a smaller vehicle in an area known as dead man's curve at about 3 a.m., Ecuadorean authorities said. JEMS: Three-Step Method for EMS Management of Bus Collisions Col. Wilson Pavon, head of Ecuador's transit police, said the majority of the passengers aboard were Colombians, but some Venezuelans were also among ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CARLOS NORIEGA, Associated Press Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents International Source Type: news

Israel-based Carbyne collects $15M to modernize emergency response systems
Carbyne, an Israeli firm looking to digitally update emergency response systems, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Elsted Capital Partners, with participation from strategic investor Founders Fund. According to the announcement, Carbyne — which was founded in 2014 and is backed by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak —will be using these new funds to build its presence in global markets and fuel R&D. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

BARDA, J & J launch ‘ reimagined ’ emergency respiratory device challenge
The Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Janssen R&D are launching a new crowdsourced tech development challenge looking to support innovative respiratory protection devices, according to a recently listed government posting. The new contest, dubbed the QuickFire Challenge, will look to award up to $100,000 to developers of “reimagined, transformative respiratory protection” devices, according to the release. Both J&J’s Janssen and BARDA will collaborate on the challenge, alongside J&J&rsqu...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Respiratory Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Terror Attack Near London ’s Houses of Parliament
LONDON (AP) — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons. A rooftop camera recorded the car driving past Parliament and suddenly veering sharply to the left, striking cyclists waiting at a set of lights before crossing the road and crashing into a barrier outside Parliament. Armed police surrounded the car within seconds, pulling a man from the vehicle. JEMS: Preparing for Vehicle Attacks: Lessons Learn...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Tags: News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Completing Sepsis Bundle Within an Hour Cuts Pediatric Mortality
However, completing individual bundle elements in that timeframe does not reduce pediatric mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

When Head Injuries Make Life Too Hard, Suicide Risk May Rise
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID ’ d
Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 14, 2018 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

First Responder Sepsis Education Video and Training Module Available
Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization, launched Sepsis: First Response, a 15-minute educational video and 60-minute training module that provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel with the tools to rapidly identify and begin treating sepsis cases in the field. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening reaction to an infection that takes more than 270,000 lives a year in the United States.   As many as 87% of sepsis cases originate in the patient’s community. First responders are often the first medical providers to reach these cases. They transport as many as 50% of patien...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sepsis Alliance Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

First Responder Sepsis Education Video and Training Module Available
Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization, launched Sepsis: First Response, a 15-minute educational video and 60-minute training module that provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel with the tools to rapidly identify and begin treating sepsis cases in the field. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening reaction to an infection that takes more than 270,000 lives a year in the United States.   As many as 87% of sepsis cases originate in the patient’s community. First responders are often the first medical providers to reach these cases. They transport as many as 50% of patien...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sepsis Alliance Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news