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Emergency Legal Preparedness and Zika Virus: A Primer (2017)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 04/13/2017 This 31-page report, updated in April 2017, outlines major public health concerns underlying the Zika virus, and discusses legal preparedness and response issues. These include legal issues related to testing and screening, surveillance and reporting, public health preparedness, mosquito abatement, liability and insurance, and maternal and child health. It discusses international legal response efforts, and U.S legal preparedness and response actions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Latest Software Update from Intermedix Enables Health Care Providers and Public Health Agencies to Track Patients in Virtually Any Situation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Intermedix Corporation latest software release provides users with increased flexibility when tracking patients and assets during major events and daily operations.    The company, which has been recognized as an emergency management and preparedness industry leader for years, announced major enhancements to its patient tracking software, EMTrack. “The web-based tracking market has significantly evolved in the past few years,” said Joel Portice, CEO of Intermedix. “For our latest EMTrack release, we’ve expanded the solution’s workflow to meet our clients’ evolving needs, and given...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Intermedix Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Angela Fiege, M.D., Joins AMR ’s NASCAR Safety Team as Medical Director
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – American Medical Response (AMR) announced today the appointment of Angela Fiege, M.D., as the NASCAR/AMR Safety Team medical director. As a physician medical consultant to NASCAR for the past two years, she has been instrumental in enhancing on-track care and advocating for the health and safety of drivers and crew members. She will build upon her efforts to advance the medical care and emergency response services in motor sports as she leads AMR’s NASCAR team effective April 22, 2017. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Fiege to the team,” said Edward M. Racht, M.D., chief medical officer, A...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Medical Response (AMR) Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Nasco Healthcare Releases New 2017-2018 Healthcare Catalog
Fort Atkinson, WI - The 2017-2018 Healthcare catalog, featuring Life/form® and Simulaids highly specialized skills trainers, manikins, and simulators for Nursing and Medical, EMS, Fire, and Rescue, is now available from Nasco Healthcare in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Saugerties, New York. The 252-page catalog includes Nasco Healthcare’s Life/form® and Simulaids lines, as well as many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The catalog’s major emphasis is to provide more effective training tools for educators to train their students, who are facing an increasingly demanding work environment that re...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nasco Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

City of Pittsburgh Prepares for a Severe Air Quality Incident Using Predictive Analytics Technology
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The City of Pittsburgh was joined Monday by representatives from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Intermedix to host an emergency preparedness resilience workshop as a part of the ONEPGH initiative, which is a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities- Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.   The three organizations put on a daylong workshop at the university aimed at exploring how emergency response technology would work with predictive simulations to prepare the region for an air quality combined with a heat wave disaster of the magnitude of the killer Donora smog e...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Intermedix Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Rural PA County Addresses EMT Shortage
  Huntingdon County, PA (WTAJ) - A nationwide shortage of EMS workers is affecting Huntingdon County.  Pre-hospital coordinator Debra Fleagle from J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital said she's seen drastic changes in her 24 years in the industry.  "I had some concerns that the population of EMS providers in Huntingdon County is middle-aged, not a whole lot of younger people that were getting involved," Fleagle said.  Read more at WTAJ. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Aaron Thomas, WTAJ Tags: News Videos Source Type: news

Lawsuit Accuses Local Ambulance Company of Denying Rest Breaks to Paramedics and EMTs
A recently filed federal court lawsuit alleges that the City of San Diego's emergency medical provider, Rural/Metro, has systematically denied its ambulance crews state-required rest breaks. An attorney for Rural/Metro's paramedics and EMTs says the lack of those 10 minute breaks, which are required every four hours for non-salaried employees in California, endangers patients' lives and health.  Read the full article. How do you make sure to get the rest that you need?   Here are some related JEMS articles articles on fatigue and its impact on EMS providers, including the work that was done in Austin-Travis Count...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Lawsuit Accuses Local Ambulance Company of Denying Rest Breaks to Paramedics and EMTs
A recently filed federal court lawsuit alleges that the City of San Diego's emergency medical provider, Rural/Metro, has systematically denied its ambulance crews state-required rest breaks. An attorney for Rural/Metro's paramedics and EMTs says the lack of those 10 minute breaks, which are required every four hours for non-salaried employees in California, endangers patients' lives and health.  Read the full article. How do you make sure to get the rest that you need?   Here are some related JEMS articles articles on fatigue and its impact on EMS providers, including the work that was done in Austin-Travis Count...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Climate-Smart Agriculture – From Tanzania to Vietnam
Farmers clear weeds from a trench, which retains water and prevents soil erosion during rains, as part of the FAO project to strengthen capacity of farms for climate change in Kiroka, Tanzania. Credit: FAOBy IPS World DeskROME, Apr 28 2017 (IPS)As part of efforts to move towards “climate-smart” agriculture, several countries have shared In a meeting in Rome new experiences on how to produce food in ways that help farmers cope with the impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. The exchange took place at a special 26 April side-event during a session of the UN Food and Agric...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Middle East & North Africa Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nati Source Type: news

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months
A livestock owner in Yemen tends her goats. Livestock production fell by more than 35 per cent in 2016 compared to the pre-crisis period. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Apr 28 2017 (IPS)Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency’s chief on April 28 warned. “If nothing is done, some 20 million people could starve to death in the next six months.” “Famine does not just kill people, it contributes to social instability and also perpetuates a cycle of poverty and aid dependency that en...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Middle East & North Africa Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nati Source Type: news

'Superbug' Fungus Outbreak in NY, NJ Hospitals
NEW YORK (AP) — A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the U.S. dates back to 2013, but most were reported in the last year. The fungus called Candida auris is a harmful form of yeast. Scientists say it can be hard to identify with standard lab tests. U.S. health officials sounded alarms last year because two of the three kinds of commonly used antifungal drugs have little effect. "It's acting like a superbug&qu...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe,  AP Medical Writer Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

'Superbug' Fungus Outbreak in NY, NJ Hospitals
NEW YORK (AP) — A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the U.S. dates back to 2013, but most were reported in the last year. The fungus called Candida auris is a harmful form of yeast. Scientists say it can be hard to identify with standard lab tests. U.S. health officials sounded alarms last year because two of the three kinds of commonly used antifungal drugs have little effect. "It's acting like a superbug&qu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe,  AP Medical Writer Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Austin, TX Receives Its First Hospital-Affiliated Ambulance Aircraft
    The plane is staffed every hour of every day and is the first hospital-affiliated ambulance aircraft in Austin, serving St. David's patients. "It's new and it's great for the patients and it's going to make a difference for patients' lives throughout the region," said Brett Steffen, Assistant VP of Outreach and EMS Relations for St. David's HealthCare. The fixed-wing ambulance aircraft isn't limited by inclement weather including fog and it can provide a less turbulent ride for passengers. (Read more....) (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Liepman\CBS Austin Tags: News Videos Source Type: news

Faster Clean Catch Urine Collection From Infants Faster Clean Catch Urine Collection From Infants
Can a new, non-invasive voiding stimulation method increase the rate of urine voiding within five minutes for infants in the emergency department?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Spice ruins lives and costs taxpayers a fortune. It doesn ’t have to be this way | David Nutt
Antidotes to these dangerous, destructive synthetic drugs are desperately needed. But the government is standing in the way of their developmentLast year I wrote to the health and home secretaries with suggestions on how antidotes forspice could be developed. Their replies revealed a complete lack of appreciation of the magnitude of the synthetic cannabinoid problem and lack of interest in the idea of an antidote.Spice-induced “zombie” outbreaks inNew York andin Manchester have hit the headlines in the past year. Use of these new damaging and powerful forms of synthetic cannabinoids is rife in our prisons and by homele...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: David Nutt Tags: Drugs Society Science Drugs policy Politics UK news Crime Prisons and probation Law UK criminal justice NHS Health Police Legal highs Source Type: news

Focus on: emergency hospital care for children and young people: what has changed in the past 10 years?
This report draws on emergency hospital admissions data and finds that the number of babies and young children admitted to hospital in an emergency has grown by almost a third over the past decade. The analysis reveals that many children are being admitted to hospital for conditions like asthma and tonsillitis – admissions that could potentially have been avoided with better care and support out of hospital. The report raises questions about where children and young people can access high quality treatment outside of the hospital emergency care setting (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'Nerd For Science' Challenging The Biggest Climate Denier In Congress
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

California Sea Level Could Rise 10 Feet By End Of This Century
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Improved emergency care data to support commissioning
From October 2017 a new improved level of data will be submitted by trusts on urgent and emergency care to enable better commissioning. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sutter adding another building to Roseville campus
Sutter Health is continuing to expand its Roseville campus with a three-story, 97,615-square-foot building going through city planning. According to Sutter, the new building would connect to the west and north sides of its existing medical center at 1 Medical Plaza. The building’s primary purpose would be to expand the hospital’s emergency and intensive care space. The site is currently occupied by a parking lot, according to a Roseville city staff report for a planning commission hearing tonight… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ben van der Meer Source Type: news

Ken Simpson Joins MedStar as Chief Operations Officer
Fort Worth, TX. -- MedStar Mobile Healthcare is pleased to announce that Ken Simpson has joined the MedStar executive team as Chief Operations Officer.  In this role, Ken will be responsible for field and communications center operations, support services, business intelligence, information technology and risk and safety. Ken was selected after a national search resulting in of over 60 applicants and joins MedStar from the Georgia operations of American Medical Response, where he was responsible for high performance ambulance service operations for 20 communities in the Metro Atlanta area.  Ken has an extensive b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MedStar Mobile Healthcare Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Field Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. 03/22/2017 This 287-page handbook provides up-to-date and detailed operational guidance for all actors concerned with the welfare and protection of unaccompanied and separated children. These girls and boys are at increased risk of physical and psychological harm, abduction, trafficking and unlawful recruitment or use by armed forces or armed groups, sexual abuse and exploitation, and permanent loss of identity. Chapter topics include characterizing family separation in emergencies, alternative care of unaccompanied and separated children, family tracing, reunification,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Toolkit on Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. 03/22/2017 This 250-page toolkit, which accompanies the Field Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children, provides 56 tools to guide policy development and programming in addressing cases of family separation, including family tracing and reunification, and the provision of appropriate alternative care in all settings as part of the case management system. It includes tools for prevention and preparedness measures; a family tracing and reunification kit supply list; core staff functions for an emergency response to unaccompanied and separated children; and terms o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Iraq: MSF treating emergencies in Qayyarah hospital
Half of all emergency room patients are children, including many who fled recent fighting in Mosul.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Thousands of lives at risk as Gaza public hospitals face fuel and electricity crisis
Increasing power cuts and shortages of fuel are creating an impending crisis for Gaza ’s 14 public hospitals, threatening the closure of essential health services which would leave thousands of people without access to life-saving health care. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region] Source Type: news

Police-associated injury not on the rise in U.S.
(Reuters Health) - Despite increased attention to deaths and injuries resulting from clashes with police, U.S. emergency department visits for police-associated injuries have remained stable at about 51,000 a year since 2006, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blood Donor Age, Sex Do Not Affect Outcomes After All Blood Donor Age, Sex Do Not Affect Outcomes After All
After full adjustment for total number of units transfused, a previously observed association between increased mortality and blood from young, old, and female donors disappeared, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Delaware Police Officer Killed, Suspect Barricaded in Home
MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Officers came under fire again early Thursday outside a home where the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper remained holed up. Delaware State Police said in a statement that officers were fired at about 4 a.m. at the home in Middleton. Police say officers used explosives to blow off windows but did not enter the home. They blew the front door off its hinges Wednesday night. Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard, 32, was shot several times about 12:10 p.m. Wednesday after he approached a vehicle in the parking lot of a Wawa convenience store near Bear. State police superintendent Col. Nathan...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Randall Chase, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

A Report From EMS 3.0 Summit 2017
Across the Potomac River from our nation’s capital, EMS leaders and visionaries gathered April 24, 2017 in Arlington, VA to discuss the future of EMS within the United States. Organized by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and in part sponsored by JEMS, the 2017 EMS Transformation Summit explored likely changes and key components of tomorrow’s EMS, also known as “EMS 3.0.” Matt Zavadsky, chief strategic integration officer, MedStar Mobile Health (Fort Worth, TX) and JEMS MIH Editor, served as moderator of the Summit’s agenda.  In his opening remarks, Zavadsky captured the sco...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

A Report From EMS 3.0 Summit 2017
Across the Potomac River from our nation’s capital, EMS leaders and visionaries gathered April 24, 2017 in Arlington, VA to discuss the future of EMS within the United States. Organized by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and in part sponsored by JEMS, the 2017 EMS Transformation Summit explored likely changes and key components of tomorrow’s EMS, also known as “EMS 3.0.” Matt Zavadsky, chief strategic integration officer, MedStar Mobile Health (Fort Worth, TX) and JEMS MIH Editor, served as moderator of the Summit’s agenda.  In his opening remarks, Zavadsky captured the sco...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Face cooling may temporarily prevent cardiovascular shutdown following blood loss
As a first response, cooling a casualty's face with ice water may be an effective way to help prevent cardiovascular shutdown following blood loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment
The Bhumia tribal community practices sustainable forestry: these women returning from the forest carry baskets of painstakingly gathered tree bark and dried cow dung for manure. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 2017 (IPS)Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment. A forum organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) brought together indigenous women from around the world to discuss the effects of climate change in their communities and their wor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Democracy Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Inequity Po Source Type: news

Emergency hospital care for children and young people
This report analyses hospital episode statistics from 2006/07 to 2015/16, giving a picture of how children and young people used emergency care at NHS hospitals over the past 10 years, what conditions they needed care for, and what may be happening to care quality in some areas. It finds that some age groups saw significant rises in emergency admissions, and many children were hospitalised for conditions that could be treated in other settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency admissions in young children rise a third in 10 years
GP workforce problems have contributed to growing levels of emergency hospital admissions for children with asthma, tonsillitis and epilepsy, researchers have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Are You Prepared for a Wildfire?
Untitled by Michael Held is licensed under CC0. Last week was Wildfire Awareness Week, and it’s getting to be that season…are you prepared? The New Mexico Department of Health is stressing less about how to prevent starting wildfires, but instead, more about what to do to protect yourself if a wildfire occurs nearby. The smoke that a wildfire produces can be very dangerous, and business, schools and other facilities where people gather might want to consider becoming clean air shelters in the event of a wildfire. The smoke is one of the most dangerous effects of a wildfire for people in an area where one is occurr...
Source: Network News - April 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Disaster Emergency Preparedness General (all entries) Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trust chief pledges to get back on track after opening £48m A & E
University Hospitals of Leicester Trust ’s chief executive has promised the provider will hit the four hour target in 2018 – as required by national leaders – after opening a new, £48m accident and emergency department. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

SPECT/CT can solve renal cell carcinoma diagnosis conundrum
By turning to a SPECT/CT scan with technetium-99m (Tc-99m) sestamibi, clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SPECT/CT advances abdominal emergency diagnoses MRI shows benefits for renal cell carcinoma CEUS shines for indeterminate small renal masses SNMMI: SPECT/CT shines at sentinel lymph-node imaging SPECT/CT aids in tough endocarditis cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dr. Judd Hollander to headline SAEM Annual Meeting in Orlando May 16-19
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Judd Hollander, M.D., associate dean for strategic health initiatives at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and professor and vice chair of finance and healthcare enterprises in the Department of Emergency Medicine, will open the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine on Wednesday, May 17, with a keynote address titled, 'The Future of Emergency Medicine: What You (and Hopefully I) May Be Doing in 35 Years.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Didactics to highlight physician experience in the ED the night of Orlando mass shooting
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Two didactics presented by emergency physicians describe what it was like in the emergency department of Orlando Health's Orlando Regional Medical Center the night of the mass-casualty incident. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Society for Academic Emergency medicine announces Annual Meeting plenary speakers
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Emergency medicine academicians in six plenary presentations will explore a variety of subjects related to the practice of emergency medicine during a special plenary session to be held on the opening day of SAEM17 -- the annual meeting for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the largest forum for the presentation of original education and research in academic emergency medicine, to be held May 16-19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Medical Investigations Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/30/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus and its Medical Investigations Team, which supports CDC preparedness before, during, and after all public health emergencies. It also discusses the Clinical Inquiries Team, which is responsible for managing clinical inquiries and maintaining inquiry-related data that CDC receives; and the CDC Emergency Response Team (CERT), a highly trained cadre of public health experts trained to mobilize and deploy upon identification of loca...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Evaluation of the implementation of the Trauma Triage and Destination Plan on the field triage of injured patients in North Carolina - Brice JH, Shofer FS, Cowden C, Lerner EB, Psioda M, Arasaratanam M, Mann NC, Fernandez AR, Waller A, Moss C, Mian M.
OBJECTIVE: Timely triage and appropriate destination decision making for injured patients are central challenges faced by emergency medical services (EMS) systems. In 2010, North Carolina (NC) adopted a statewide Trauma Triage and Destination Plan (TTDP) b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Factors that predict discharge recommendations following paediatric mild traumatic brain injury - Roberts RM, Bunting J, Pertini M.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors that predict discharge recommendations for children and adolescents who present to an Australian paediatric Emergency Department (ED) following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). RESEARCH DESIGN: Retrospective d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Report finds too few options for emergency hospital care for children
A report from QualityWatch finds that the number of babies and young children admitted to hospital in an emergency has grown by almost a third over the past decade. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Inexpensive Drug Prevents Deaths in New Mothers, Study Finds
Postpartum hemorrhage, which kills 100,000 women in developing countries, can be treated with a nearly forgotten blood-clotter invented in the 1950s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Pregnancy and Childbirth Clinical Trials Source Type: news

More Botulism Cases Tied to Heroin ' Skin Popping '
(MedPage Today) -- Fifteen cases over 10-year period in El Paso, Texas (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - April 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Video: JEMS Editor-in-Chief Reunites With Man He Saved 27 Years Ago
      (ABC News) - A.J. Heightman, 62, and Rodney Barron Jr., now 26, met face-to-face Sunday--the first time since the incident that occurred on May 24, 1990.  That night, Heightman, who was then a 37-year-old command officer, answered a call to a home in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, to assist a woman who was giving birth.  (Read more...) (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nicole Pelletiere, ABC News Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

UNISON launches ad campaign to promote public services champions
UNISON has today (Wednesday) launched an advertising campaign to show the positive impact of public sector workers, while also highlighting their struggles as a result of cuts to public spending. The campaign, called Public Service Champions, was developed by the Good Agency and is made of a series of six adverts showing an employee and a member of the public sharing two sides of a story that’s been made difficult due to lack of funding. The ads show that public services are at risk despite the positive impact staff make saving lives, keeping communities safe, caring for the vulnerable and supporting children in schools....
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 26, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Are Primary Care Physicians Missing Cancer Symptoms? Are Primary Care Physicians Missing Cancer Symptoms?
Thousands of people diagnosed with cancer in hospital as emergency patients had already visited their GP with symptoms, new figures show.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news