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A randomized controlled trial of screening, risk modification and physical therapy to prevent falls among the elderly recently discharged from the emergency department to the community: the Steps to Avoid Falls in the Elderly Study - Matchar DB, Duncan PW, Lien CT, Hock Ong ME, Lee M, Gao F, Sim R, Eom K.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a multifactorial, tailored program of physical therapy to reduce the occurrence of falls among a heterogeneous group of high-risk elderly Singaporeans recently discharged from the Emergency Department (ED). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Emergency department utilisation by older people in metropolitan Melbourne, 2008?12: findings from the Reducing Older Patient - Mazza D, Pearce C, Joe A, Turner LR, Brijnath B, Browning C, Shearer M, Lowthian J.
OBJECTIVE Older patients are over-represented in emergency departments (ED), with many presenting for conditions that could potentially be managed in general practice. The aims of the present study were to examine the characteristics of ED presentations by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Non-emergency medical transportation needs of middle-aged and older adults: a rural-urban comparison in Delaware, USA - Smith ML, Prohaska TR, Macleod KE, Ory MG, Eisenstein AR, Ragland DR, Irmiter C, Towne SD, Satariano WA.
This study contrasts non-emergency medical transporta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Neighborhood factors and fall-related injuries among older adults seen by emergency medical service providers - Lee S, Lee C, Rodiek S.
Falls are serious health problems among older adults, and are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries treated by emergency medical services (EMS). Although considerable research has examined the risk factors of falls at the individual level, relat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Selecting power-efficient signal features for a low-power fall detector - Wang C, Redmond S, Lu W, Stevens M, Lord S, Lovell N.
Falls are a serious threat to the health of older people. A wearable fall detector can automatically detect the occurrence of a fall and alert a caregiver or an emergency response service so they may deliver immediate assistance, improving the chances of r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Qualitative exploration of why people repeatedly attend emergency departments for alcohol-related reasons - Parkman T, Neale J, Day E, Drummond C.
BACKGROUND: Understanding why people repeatedly attend Emergency Departments (EDs) for alcohol-related reasons is an important prerequisite to identifying ways of reducing any unnecessary demands on hospital resources. We use Andersen's Behavioural Model o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Integration of spatial analysis and an agent-based model into evacuation management for shelter assignment and routing - Liu X, Lim S.
Evacuation planning is a complex and challenging task as it requires an integrated approach to heterogeneous spatial datasets, including population, road network and facilities. Evacuation management of emergency situations is often based on delineation of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Impact assessment of inadequate hospital disaster management : reflection based on a  risk model - Pfenninger E, Güzelel H.
BACKGROUND: According to legal regulations alarm and emergency plans have to be developed and kept current in hospitals. However, often neither the hospital administration, nor the medical employees and nursing staff pay the necessary attention to these al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Retrospective chart analysis of concussion discharge instructions in the emergency department - Lane AD, Berkman MR, Verbunker D, Shekell T, Bouska M, Barnett L, Keogh A, Nuno T, Stolz U, Waterbrook AL.
BACKGROUND: Recognition and diagnosis of concussion is increasing, but current research shows these patients are discharged from the emergency department (ED) with a wide variability of recommendations and instructions. OBJECTIVE: To assess the ade... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What is the relationship between age and deprivation in influencing emergency hospital admissions? A model using data from a defined, comprehensive, all-age cohort in East Devon, UK - Pereira Gray D, Henley W, Chenore T, Sidaway-Lee K, Evans P.
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the relationship between social deprivation and age as two factors associated with emergency admissions to hospital. DESIGN: Emergency admissions for 12  months were analysed for patients in the NHS NEW Devon CCG. Social dep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence of horizontal violence among emergency attending physicians, residents, and physician assistants - Volz NB, Fringer R, Walters B, Kowalenko T.
INTRODUCTION: Horizontal violence (HV) is malicious behavior perpetrated by healthcare workers against each other. These include bullying, verbal or physical threats, purposeful disruptive behavior, and other malicious behaviors. This pilot study investiga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Arkansas Children's Northwest to Get $350,000
Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale is getting two more grants to support construction efforts. Steve and Sharon Stafford of Green Forest and family committed $100,000, and University of Arkansas at Fayetteville students involved in the campus organization, Hogs for Hope, have pledged $250,000. The organization will raise the money over the next five years through Dance Marathon, an annual 12-hour event. Dance Marathon is a national Children's Miracle Network Hospital movement. Students at universities across the U.S. help local children by raising thousands of dollars for their local hospitals. Dance Marathon has...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

10 things to ask before ... Choosing a hospital
Does my physician practice at the hospital? This is a critical first question, especially when dealing with a non-emergency health care need, in particular. If your physician does not practice at the hospital you were thinking of using, your insurance won ’t cover the cost of the procedure/treatment received. Does the hospital accept my health insurance plan? If the hospital doesn’t take your insurance carrier, you face the prospect of much higher out-of-pocket expenses. Make sure to verify that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cindy Barth Source Type: news

10 things to ask before ... Choosing a hospital
Does my physician practice at the hospital? This is a critical first question, especially when dealing with a non-emergency health care need, in particular. If your physician does not practice at the hospital you were thinking of using, your insurance won ’t cover the cost of the procedure/treatment received. Does the hospital accept my health insurance plan? If the hospital doesn’t take your insurance carrier, you face the prospect of much higher out-of-pocket expenses. Make sure to verify that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Cindy Barth Source Type: news

DHS official: Ransomware an increasing threat to medical device cybersecurity
Medical devices will increasingly be the target of ransomware, according to a US Department of Homeland Security official. Threats to medical devices are expanding alongside the expansion of Internet of Things technology, according to DHS Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team director Marty Edwards. “It’s only a matter of time before we see some sort of significant type of events that involve patient safety that are cyber enabled. here have been a lot of healthcare providers and hospitals that have fallen prey to ransomware,” Edwards said at the HIMSS 17 pre-conference symposium in Orlando,...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Software / IT Cybersecurity/Hacking Dept. of Homeland Security Source Type: news

San Jose Mayor Admits Evacuation Notification Failure
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice with a knock on their door from a firefighter. City officials ordered more than 14,000 residents to leave their homes as water from swollen Coyote Creek flooded homes and temporarily shut down a portion of a major freeway. Earlier on JEMS: Evacuations Ordered after California Storm Multiple Rescues in California Flooding "If the first time a resident is aware that they need to get out of their home is w...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Responding to Mental Health Needs in Disasters: Recommendations for Policy and Practice in Hong Kong
Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 05/2016 This 11-page policy brief outlines best practice for disaster psychology and the implementation of trauma-informed services in Hong Kong. It discusses how psychological services are an integral component of the public health response in complex emergencies. Its recommendations for practice and policy include improving resources for healthcare staff training in disaster mental health intervention, strengthening communication and coordination in the field, and ensuring regulation of practice following disasters in Hong Kong. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Andy Warhol's Death Might Not Have Been As 'Routine' As We First Thought
Andy Warhol lived life at a frenetic pace. New details emerging about the pop art icon’s death, which occurred 30 years ago Wednesday, reveal just how great a toll his lifestyle took on his physical health.  In a piece for The New York Times, Warhol biographer Blake Gopnik caught up with Dr. John Ryan, a medical historian and retired surgeon, who has been investigating Warhol’s medical history during his retirement. Ryan was skeptical of the initial explanation for Warhol’s death ― that he died during a “routine” gallbladder operation in a reputable hospital at only 58 years old.&n...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

I Had An Abortion Because I Love My Son
This piece by Raina J. Johnson originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. When I became pregnant with my son, I was a 24-year-old sixth-year senior studying English, with no real prospects for a stable post-graduation life. It was a scary time in my life, even though it was also joyous, and it took me a while to come to terms with the fact that I was really having a baby. Even so, I never reconsidered or regretted my choice. He was born two weeks before my winter final exams. With the support of my professors, I completed those exams from home, where I ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Practices Are Used to Identify and Prioritize Vulnerable Populations Affected by Urban Humanitarian Emergencies?
This systematic review represents the first ever attempt to systematically search, sort and synthesize the existing evidence in order to consolidate findings on the tools, methods and metrics used to identify and prioritize vulnerable people, households and communities, including those displaced within and to urban areas. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NASCAR Starts 2017 Season with Concussion Testing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues. "Good to see progress being made and implemented. Health and safety is top priority," Earnhardt tweeted . Earnhardt, long NASCAR's most popular driver, was sidelined for the second half of last season with a concussion. Earnhardt missed the final 18 races with nausea, vision and balance issues after at least the fifth concussion of his career following a June wreck. In the 16 years since his father's death at Daytona...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

NASCAR Starts 2017 Season with Concussion Testing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues. "Good to see progress being made and implemented. Health and safety is top priority," Earnhardt tweeted . Earnhardt, long NASCAR's most popular driver, was sidelined for the second half of last season with a concussion. Earnhardt missed the final 18 races with nausea, vision and balance issues after at least the fifth concussion of his career following a June wreck. In the 16 years since his father's death at Daytona...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

How One Woman Finally Overcame Her Lifelong Anxiety
For decades, Monique Barry was tortured by incessant anxiety (her daughter’s rough day at school? proof the child’s life was ruined) and baseless guilt (choosing a bad restaurant? a hanging offense!). Then she learned that her garden-variety neuroses might be something else: the trauma of her ancestors, passed down through the generations.   Nobody likes me, said my daughter, Elyse, inhaling dry cereal as she bopped to Taylor Swift on the car radio. It was the end of her first week at a new school. “I’m sure that’s not true,” I said, gripping the steering wheel. My heart rattled. My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On the move: Lilith ’s dramatic recovery from arteriovenous fistula
It began like any typical late summer day. Lilith Borden and her mom, Victoria, had stopped by a farm near their Concord, New Hampshire, home where the 3-year-old could enjoy an ice cream cone — and burn off some energy playing in a nearby field. “We were running through the grass, when Lilith suddenly grabbed the back of her neck and screamed that she had a boo-boo,” Victoria remembers. Within seconds, she seemed to have trouble moving. As Victoria called for help, the little girl collapsed to the ground. At first, the cause of Lilith’s emergency seemed apparent. A small red mark on her neck, combined with a near...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories arteriovenous fistula AVF Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Darren Orbach endovascular embolization Source Type: news

Detroit EMTs Rescue People in Firebombed House
DETROIT (WJBK) - Two Detroit EMTs are being called heroes after saving nine people from a house that had just been firebombed. A charred car and melted house siding is what remains after an early-morning fire on Avon Street on Detroit's west side Tuesday. Those who were inside are thanking the two Detroit workers for saving their lives. (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - February 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Analysis of NHS 111 impact reveals ‘mixed picture’
The NHS 111 telephone service is sending an increasing number and also an increasing proportion of its callers to accident and emergency departments and ambulances, according to a think-tank. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Red State Rural America Is Acting On Climate Change – Without Calling It Climate Change
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Multiple Rescues in California Flooding
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated Tuesday by water from an overflowing creek. Further north, farmers used tractors to shore up an endangered levee in California's agricultural heartland, officials opened a spillway at the Don Pedro reservoir for the first time in 20 years, and a Sierra Nevada highway threatened to collapse after the latest downpours swelled waterways, leaving nearly half of the state under flood advisories. In San Jose, at least 225 residents were taken to dry land and rinsed with soap...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Piedmont Healthcare to operate retail clinics in metro Atlanta Walgreens
Piedmont Healthcare will operate and provide clinical services at 27 retail health clinics inside Walgreens stores in metro Atlanta. The clinics will be called Piedmont QuickCare at Walgreens. The clinics will transition to Piedmont operation this August. Until then, they will remain under Walgreens' management. In a statement, Piedmont Healthcare CEO Kevin Brown said the clinics will offer "same day primary care offerings to give consumers more choice for non-emergency services." Walgreens has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Brandon Regional Hospital takes wraps off bigger ER
Brandon Regional Hospital has completed a key part of a $60 million expansion project — construction of an expanded emergency department. The expanded department includes eight new exam rooms, four new trauma rooms, an ambulance entrance and a helipad. Patients can also receive procedures in the department, a move that will help ensure faster care, a spokesman said. It's one of s everal ongoing or recently completed hospital expansions in the Tampa Bay area, as health care facilities tap into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

A collaborative virtual geographic environment for emergency dam-break simulation and risk analysis - Zhu J, Zhang H, Yang X, Yin LZ, Li Y, Hu Y, Zhang X.
Since barrier lakes are affected by a highly changing and complex environment, it is always a great challenge to determine the proper actions that must be performed within a limited amount of time. Existing methods have some restrictions, such as the dispe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A 10-year review of cannabis exposure in children under 3-years of age: do we need a more global approach? - Claudet I, Le Breton M, Br éhin C, Franchitto N.
Pediatricians working in an emergency environment are confronted with children admitted to emergency departments for intoxication on a daily basis. We carried out a retrospective cohort study of children admitted to a pediatric emergency department due to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Follow-up imaging significantly less when initial ED ultrasound is interpreted by radiologists than
(Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute) According to new research by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department (ED) ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist. The study is published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

More patients being sent for emergency care via non-urgent 111 number
THE NHS's non-emergency phone line is sending a rising proportion of patients for emergency care, new analysis shows. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthropologist psychiatrist sees global health through a cultural prism
As a pre-med major at UC San Diego studying biochemistry, Ippolytos Kalofonos discovered his future career while listening to a guest lecturer at an undergraduate seminar.Here was a field that wove together his interests in health, medicine and social context, he learned after listening to the medical anthropologist. Kalofonos was always interested in broader issues beyond the lab where he worked. He volunteered at a Red Cross emergency room in Tijuana, and was struck by the various forms of inequality “that were swirling around me” locally, nationally and globally.“I was really excited by the idea of medicine as a s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

5 Big Things We Have To Lose If Republicans Repeal Obamacare
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteopathic technique helps locate ectopic pregnancies when imaging fails
The location of an ectopic pregnancy can be determined quickly and easily with a simple, noninvasive physical examination technique used by osteopathic physicians. The method can be helpful in emergency situations, like ruptured ectopic pregnancies, when bleeding obscures traditional imaging. Ectopic pregnancies account for nearly 2 percent of all pregnancies in North America and are the leading cause of maternal mortality in the first trimester. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Solving The Rural Health Care Access Crisis With The Freestanding Emergency Center Care Model
Freestanding Emergency Centers (FECs) present a practical solution to this rural hospital closing crisis. While rural communities may have insufficient demands for inpatient care to support a full hospital, FECs have a lower cost structure and higher patient volume. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

7 Amazing Things (Not Including Casseroles) You Can Do For Anybody In Pain
1. Be her good fairy of transportation. Logistics can be twice as hard to manage when you’re suffering. Extra travel and parking costs are often overlooked. Help your friend by gifting her a pass for parking, subways or Uber. Or let her out-of-town family borrow your second car while they’re visiting, or pick them up from the airport. If she lives in a city, volunteer to move her car for street cleaning or a snow emergency. Don’t wait for an invitation; a grieving friend may not even know what she needs until it’s too late, and having to ask for help may make her feel like a burden. 2. Break out you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commuter Trains Collide Near Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials are investigating an accident involving two out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the Market-Frankford Line trains were travelling near the 69th Street Transportation Center when the accident occurred Tuesday morning. Television news footage shows several cars have derailed and one is tipped over at a 45-degree angle. There is no word on injuries, but the trains were not carrying passengers. SEPTA is operating shuttle buses between 69th Street Transportation Center and 63rd Street Station. Copyright...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Evacuations Ordered after California Storm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged Tuesday from yet another winter storm. The atmospheric river of moisture that has saturated drought-parched ground with a series of drenching storms in recent weeks returned with a vengeance to the north on Monday after briefly focusing its fury on Southern California. The downpours swelled watercourses that already teetered near or above flood levels and left about half of the state under flood, wind and snow advisories. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2017
April 25-28, 2017, Toronto, ON. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Texas Ambulance in Five Vehicle Crash
HOUSTON (KTRK) - A private city ambulance was involved in a four-vehicle accident in west Harris County during rush hour traffic. An eyewitness told ABC13's Jeff Ehling that his father was stopped at a red light in the left hand turn lane on Highway 6 and Bellaire around 8am.   (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - February 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

FDA rejects Amphastar's nasal opioid overdose treatment
(Reuters) - Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had rejected its application to market an intranasal version of the emergency opioid-overdose treatment, naloxone. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Plane Crashes into Australian Shopping Mall
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before the Direct Factory Outlet mall in suburban Essendon was to open, Police Minister Lisa Neville said. The U.S. Embassy in Canberra confirmed that four victims were U.S. citizens. Texans Greg Reynolds De Haven and Russell Munsch have been identified by their families on social ...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Plane Crashes into Australian Shopping Mall
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before the Direct Factory Outlet mall in suburban Essendon was to open, Police Minister Lisa Neville said. The U.S. Embassy in Canberra confirmed that four victims were U.S. citizens. Texans Greg Reynolds De Haven and Russell Munsch have been identified by their families on social ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Cannabidiol may soon be used in the emergency room to fight effects of stroke and cardiac emergencies
(Natural News) During a cardiac emergency, the sudden stoppage of blood flow puts severe stress on the rest of the body. During a cardiac arrest, valuable oxygen and nutrients are cut off. The real damage occurs when the person is revived and the blood flow returns. The quick influx of blood flow often causes injury... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You can't be serious about prepping if you're not serious about your health
(Natural News) While no one knows what life is going to throw at us, it is safe to say that it won’t hurt to be prepared for an emergency, disaster, or SHTF (S**t Hits The Fan) scenario. According to Back Door Survival, some three million Americans, or 1 percent of the total population, are making... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed: Significant variation in A & E cancer diagnoses across England
Cancer diagnosis in accident and emergency departments are three times more likely in some parts of England than others, HSJ analysis reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Q & A: Malnutrition and Emergencies
World Health Organization. 02/2017 This resource provides questions and answers about malnutrition and how big a problem it is in emergencies. Topics include the many forms malnutrition comes in, who is most vulnerable to undernutrition and starvation during emergencies, how severe acute malnutrition should be treated in an emergency, the importance of infants being breastfed during emergencies, and the challenges to breastfeeding in emergency situations. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news