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WASH' (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Nutrition: A Practical Guidebook on Increasing Nutritional Impact Through Integration of WASH and Nutrition Programmes
Action Against Hunger. 01/2017 This 156-page guidebook is for practitioners in humanitarian and development contexts. It demonstrates the importance of both supplementing nutrition programs with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities, and adapting WASH interventions to include nutritional considerations, i.e. making them more nutrition-sensitive and impactful on nutrition. Chapter 4, Section 5 discusses integrating interventions in emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Alternative Sanitation in Protracted Emergencies: Final Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/2017 This 46-page report provides valuable insight into the acceptability and performance of a large urine-diversion dry toilet (UDDT) program implemented in a humanitarian context in Ethiopia, several years into the program and after considerable scale-up in Hiloweyn camp, Dollo Ado. The evaluation was implemented over more than a two-year period, allowing documentation of real field conditions over time, including stored waste characteristics, toilet infrastructure, and overall user experience. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Health Maps: Using Mapping Tools during Disasters
The Center for Public Service Communications and its partner Bird’s Eye View, together with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), have developed the Community Health Maps (CHM) initiative. CHM’s premise is that community-based organizations, environmental health groups, public health agencies, and emergency management departments are in a better position to serve their populations when they are able to collect and maintain their own data, rather than relying solely on national or state agencies, or majority-institution partners to provide data to them. CHM has dedicated a number of resources and trainings to ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Education Source Type: news

Worker Contribution to Health Benefits Up in 2017
Share of firms offering coverage, workers receiving coverage remained stable (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry 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

14 Things Flight Attendants Know About Flying — and You Probably Don’t
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Gillett / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

EMS Crews in St. Louis Area Compete in Warrior Challenge
St. Louis, Mo. (KSDK) - It was one part training exercise, one part friendly competition. Dozens of first responders from the St. Louis area competed in the second annual EMS Warrior Challenge, hosted by their supervisors through SSM Health. “It’s a skills challenge where we are testing not only physical, but mental abilities, and obstacles and different training aspects,” explained Dr. Justin Rapoff, who oversees the regional SSM Health EMS teams. Rapoff designed the course for the competition, which was held at Hidden Valley Ski Resort earlier this month. Teams of two from different ambulance distr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jennifer Meckles, KSDK Tags: Training News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Launches Promotion of Totect(R) in The U.S. for Emergency Oncology Intervention
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and BURTON ON TRENT, England, Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX, 'Cumberland') and Clinigen Group plc (AIM:CLIN, 'Clinigen'), announced today the promotional launch o... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Product Launch Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Totect, dexrazoxane, anthracycline, extravasation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Emergency Food Pantry Use Among SNAP Households with Children (Issue Brief)
This issue brief presents findings from an analysis of data from the SNAP Food Security (SNAPFS) study. The analysis used a pretest-posttest design to compare use of emergency food pantries at SNAP program enrollment and after six months of participation for households with children, accounting for differences in key household characteristics. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Stay Away or Be Swept Away.’ Puerto Rico Dam Battered by Hurricane Could Burst
Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans remain in grave danger as a dam battered by Hurricane Maria is in danger of bursting and triggering a massive deluge. The National Weather Service (NWS) said Sunday that the Guajataca Dam is nearing failure. The agency extended a flash flooding warning through Monday afternoon in the municipalities of Western Quebradillas and eastern Isabela, where the dam is located. “Stay away or be swept away” warned the NWS. “River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe. Stay away from evacuated areas until told by emergency officials it is safe to return.” Guajataca...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Florida Hospital Carrollwood unveils new cath lab for heart patients (Photos)
Florida Hospital Carrollwood has taken the wraps off its new hybrid catheterization lab for heart patients. The cath lab and a future emergency room expansion were funded in part through a $5 million gift to the hospital foundation by Dr. Kiran Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, health care entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The physicians began their medical careers at the Carrollwood facility and have seen it grow from a 10-bed hospital with a mobile cath lab to one with 120 beds and a state-of-the-art… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Electronic triage tool improves patient care in emergency departments
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) When a patient arrives in any emergency department, one of the first steps in their care process is triage, an opportunity for a care team member to identify critically ill patients and assign priority treatment levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest do not benefit from ACLS during transport
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) There is no association between prehospital   advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and survival to hospital discharge in patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. ACLS is, however, associated with an improvement in prehospital return of spontaneous circulation, but with longer delays to hospital arrival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Zero Communication.’ Puerto Ricans Are Hunting for Wi-Fi and Cell Signal to Contact Loved Ones
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen Sunday, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan. There, thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered for a chance at a resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria — communication. “It’s ringing, it’s ringing, it’s ringing!” Aponte, a janitor, screamed as her phone connected to free Wi-Fi and her Facetime call went through to the mainland. Her eyes filled wit...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heimlich maneuver (abdominal thrusts): How to do it
If someone nearby was choking would you know what to do? Learn how to perform the Heimlich maneuver and how to practise it safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Antidote saves victims of painkiller overdose
Currently, emergency medication must be given within eight hours of an overdose, as after this time, the build-up of damaging chemicals released by the liver becomes fatal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference
After the home lost power to its air-conditioning, 11 of its residents died. Records and interviews show a preventable descent into chaos. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELLEN GABLER, SHERI FINK and VIVIAN YEE Tags: Nursing Homes Elder Care Elderly Power Failures and Blackouts Disasters and Emergencies Hurricane Irma (2017) Scott, Richard L Broward County (Fla) Hollywood (Fla) Florida Source Type: news

Ensuring Pediatric Readiness for All Emergency Departments: National Pediatric Readiness Project
Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center. 07/2017 This nine-page report describes the history of the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP), the progress made to date, and the need for continued efforts to improve pediatric health care services within the nation's emergency departments. The project aims to establish a composite baseline of the nation's capacity to provide care to children in the emergency department, and create a foundation for emergency departments to engage in an ongoing quality improvement process. (PDF) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Model EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Clinical Guidelines: Version 2.0 (2017)
National Association of State EMS Officials. 09/2017 This 373-page document, an update of the 2014 version, provides guidelines that are intended to help state EMS systems ensure a more standardized approach to the practice of patient care, and to encompass evidence-based guidelines as they are developed. The long-term goal is to develop a full range of evidence-based pre-hospital care clinical guidelines. The guidelines can fill a significant gap in uniform clinical guidance for EMS patient care, while also providing input to the evidence-based guideline development process. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency medical service personnel's risk from violence while serving the community - Maguire BJ, O'Neill BJ.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the risks of violence-related injury among emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed 1630 violence-related occupational injury cases reported to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Opioid overdose outbreak - West Virginia, August 2016 - Massey J, Kilkenny M, Batdorf S, Sanders SK, Ellison D, Halpin J, Gladden RM, Bixler D, Haddy L, Gupta R.
On August 15, 2016, the Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy in Huntington, West Virginia, notified the Cabell-Huntington Health Department (CHHD) of multiple calls regarding opioid overdose received by the emergency medical system (EMS) during 3 p.m.-8 p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Towns Forced to Evacuate After Guajataca Dam Fails in Puerto Rico
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — A failing dam prompted emergency evacuations of two towns in northwest Puerto Rico on Friday as the U.S. territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria’s wake. The National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday that the northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas, home to some 70,000 people, were being evacuated with buses because the nearby Guajataca Dam was failing. Details remained sketchy about the evacuation with communications hampered after the storm. The 345-yard (316-meter) dam holds back a manmade lake cover...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente CEO: Health Care Must Mean More Than Coverage
Health care has been in the spotlight this year — and most of the focus has been on what is not working for the American people. Like many other industries that have undergone significant transformation before health care, the way forward is rarely simple or defined. There is no question it’s time for the health care industry to reflect the changing needs of America. Yet, is the health care system so broken that — to solve for 30 million more people getting access to high-quality, affordable care — we must throw out what is currently working for the 300 million people who have access to coverage whi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bernard J. Tyson Tags: Uncategorized health Health Care politics The CEO Initiative Source Type: news

How Architecture Should Adapt to Climate Change
Ever since humans left their caves, providing shelter has been the focus of their architectural endeavors. Perfecting the art over time, we have come to think of buildings as permanent. When we build, we do it for eternity. Still, whenever disaster strikes, buildings invariably burn, flood or collapse. We have seen a lot of that in the news lately. Grenfell Tower, hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria, the Mexican earthquakes, to name a few. Confronted with the fragility of our structures — and the ever-growing power of the elements they face — we start asking questions, search for solutions and, inevitably, tur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reinier de Graaf Tags: Uncategorized building climate change Disasters Innovation Natural Disasters Source Type: news

NHS leaders chant 'we can do this' at A&E improvement summit
NHS chief executives were led in a chant of “we can do this” at a nationally convened meeting about the need to improve emergency performance, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New concussion guidelines: Q & A with a sports medicine physician
For the last few years, concussions have been on the forefront of the minds of parents, coaches and athletes across the country, as their risks and prevalence become more well-known. This increase in visibility has raised a lot of concern about both the immediate and potential long-term effects of concussions sustained by children and adolescents. Luckily, research efforts have also increased, leading to a better understanding of how concussions should be managed in young athletes. At the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Berlin, Germany, physicians and researchers around the world came together t...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Ask the Expert Kids' Safety Division of Sports Medicine Dr. William Meehan sports concussion Sports Concussion Clinic Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM MAR has a new Health Professions Coordinator, Erin Seger! See our recent blog post to learn more about Erin. Check out the Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport! In this issue, Executive Director Kate Flewelling writes about MAR travel, including conferences where you can meet with our coordinators in-person! Read the article to learn more. Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Nerf gun eye injuries: traumatic hyphema - Bizrah M, Verma S.
Three unrelated patients attended the accident and emergency department with pain and blurred vision after ocular injury with a Nerf gun. Two were adults and one was a child, all of which presented within a 3 months' period. All three cases were found to h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Measuring and comparing hospital accessibility for Palm Beach County's elderly and nonelderly populations during a hurricane - Prasad S.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether, during a hurricane, geographic accessibility to hospitals with emergency care is compromised disproportionately for the elderly than for the nonelderly. METHODS: The locations of hospitals with emergency health car... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Factors influencing short-term outcomes for older patients accessing emergency departments after a fall: the role of fall dynamics - Trevisan C, Di Gregorio P, Debiasi E, Pedrotti M, La Guardia M, Manzato E, Sergi G, March A.
BACKGROUND: While the relevance of falls in raising the risk of fractures, hospitalization and disability in older age is well recognized, the factors influencing the onset of fractures and the need for ward admission after a fall have yet to be fully eluc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The emergency department: challenges and opportunities for suicide prevention - Asarnow JR, Babeva K, Horstmann E.
This article focuses on the ED and emergency services as service delivery sites for suicide prevention. Characteristics of EDs, models of emergency care, ED screening and brief inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Optimizing recruitment and retention of adolescents in emergency department research: findings from concussion biomarker pilot - Mbachu SN, Pieribone VA, Bechtel KA, McCarthy ML, Melnick ER.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

National survey on managing minor childhood traumatic head injuries in The Netherlands shows low guideline adherence and large inter-hospital variations - Niele N, Willemars L, van Houten M, Pl ötz FB.
More than 12,000 children are seen in Dutch emergency departments with a mild traumatic head injury (MTHI) every year. In The Netherlands, the paediatric MTHI guidelines are primarily based on the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network study (1)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inter-observer agreement in pediatric cervical spine injury assessment between prehospital and emergency department providers - Browne LR, Schwartz H, Ahmad FA, Wallendorf M, Kuppermann N, Lerner EB, Leonard JC.
BACKGROUND: Investigators have derived cervical spine injury (CSI) decision support tools from physician observations. There is a need to demonstrate that prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) providers can use these tools to appropriately determine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Violent behavior by emergency department patients with an involuntary hold status - Dawson NL, Lachner C, Vadeboncoeur TF, Maniaci MJ, Bosworth V, Rummans TA, Roy A, Burton MC.
BACKGROUND: Violence against health care workers has been increasing. Health care workers in emergency departments (EDs) are highly vulnerable because they provide care for patients who may have mental illness, behavioral problems, or substance use disorde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Postconcussive symptoms over the first 14 days after mild traumatic brain injury: an experience sampling study - Pacella M, Prabhu A, Morley J, Huang S, Suffoletto B.
This study examined changes in postconcussive symptoms (PCS) over the acute postinjury recovery period, focusing on how daily PCSs differ between mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and other injury types. SETTING: An urban emergency department (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service has a beneficial impact on the incidence of prehospital hypoxia and secured airways on patients with severe traumatic brain injury - Pakkanen T, K ämäräinen A, Huhtala H, Silfvast T, Nurmi J, Virkkunen I, Yli-Hankala A.
BACKGROUND: After traumatic brain injury (TBI), hypotension, hypoxia and hypercapnia have been shown to result in secondary brain injury that can lead to increased mortality and disability. Effective prehospital assessment and treatment by emergency medica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patients with acute poisoning presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania - Mbarouk GS, Sawe HR, Mfinanga JA, Stein J, Levin S, Mwafongo V, Runyon MS, Reynolds TA, Olson KR.
BACKGROUND: Poisoning is a major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting patients of all age groups. Poisoned patients often present to the emergency department (ED) and prompt evaluation and appropriate management are imperative to ensure o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prehospital response time delays for emergency patients in events of concurrent mass casualty incidents - Kim J, Kim CH, Shin SD, Park JO.
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the extent of delays in the response time of emergency medical services (EMS) as an impact of mass casualty incidences (MCIs) in the same area. METHODS: We defined an MCI case as an event that resulted in 6 or more patien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The forgotten need of disaster relief - Tamariz L, Cely C, Palacio A.
Disasters in countries with limited resources can put the emergency preparedness of the country to the test. The first major task after a disaster is to take care of the wounded. In countries where the epidemiological transition has occurred, chronic disea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

Emergency contraception not as accessible as it should be, says CU Anschutz study
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Efforts to remove barriers to accessing emergency contraception (EC) scored victories in 2013, when the US Food and Drug Administration removed age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the levonogestrel drug Plan B. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low screening rates for adolescents diagnosed with PID in the nation's emergency departments
(Children's National Health System) The nation's emergency departments had low rates of complying with recommended HIV and syphilis screening for at-risk adolescents, though larger hospitals were more likely to provide such evidence-based care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Follow-up protocol was useful for children whose parents attended emergency departments after partner violence, substance abuse or a suicide attempt - Hoytema van Konijnenburg EMM, Gigengack M, Teeuw AH, Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn T, Brilleslijper-Kater SN, Flapper BC, Lindauer RJL, van Goudoever JB, van der Lee JH.
AIM: This was a one-year follow up of families referred to support services after the parents visited the emergency department due to intimate partner violence, substance abuse or a suicide attempt. Its aim was to evaluate the wellbeing of any children. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The challenge of triaging apparently mild paediatric traumatic brain injury in the emergency room: We're not there yet - Forsyth R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Salivary α-amylase in on-call from home fire and emergency service personnel - Hall SJ, Aisbett B, Robertson SJ, Ferguson SA, Turner A.
This study had two aims, Aim 1: examine salivary α-amylase awakening response (AAR) and diurnal salivary α-amylase (sAA) profile in fire and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A system-wide solution to antidote stocking in emergency departments: the Nova Scotia antidote program - Murphy NG, Bona DR, Hurley TA.
OBJECTIVE: Inadequate stocking of essential antidotes in hospitals is an internationally documented problem. A concrete and sustainable system-wide solution for easy access to antidotes in emergency departments (EDs) was developed and implemented in Nova S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Violence towards emergency nurses: a narrative review of theories and frameworks - Ramacciati N, Ceccagnoli A, Addey B, Lumini E, Rasero L.
INTRODUCTION: Workplace Violence in the health environment is a growing issue worldwide. Emergency department have been identified asa high-risk setting for Workplace Violence and emergency nurses are most exposed to this phenomenon. To address workplace v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Montelukast Associated With Nightmares, Depression
Odds of depression, aggressive behavior, suicide ideation, nightmares, headaches all increased (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Florida Public Employees Lost Their Jobs Because They Didn ’t Come to Work During Hurricane Irma
Four public works employees in Florida lost their jobs because they did not come to work during Hurricane Irma. The Tampa Bay Times reports that four city workers in Largo, Fl. decided to remain with family as the hurricane approached the area earlier this month, instead of showing up to work. Two employees were fired, while the other two resigned. “It was like a sledgehammer hit me right between the eyes,” said Brian Nutting, a former solid waste driver who was fired. “I didn’t think they’d be that harsh to someone who has dedicated services to them for 24 years.” Largo city manager He...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Source Type: news

CLAIM: Red Cross stole emergency supplies from the doorsteps of churches, then sold them for profit
(Natural News) A Houston-area woman has made an explosive allegation that the American Red Cross scooped up Hurricane Harvey relief supplies that poured in from all over the country, and supposedly sold some of them — like bottle water — for a profit. Other supplies were discarded in dumpsters. In a Facebook video, Gina Nelms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news