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Massive lamotrigine poisoning. A case report - Grosso S, Ferranti S, Gaggiano C, Grande E, Loi B, Di Bartolo R.
We describe a child who was admitted to the emergency room because of generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus followed by a complex neurologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mass media communication of emergency issues and countermeasures in a nuclear accident: Fukushima reporting in European newspapers - Gallego E, Cantone MC, Oughton DH, Perko T, Prezelj I, Tomkiv Y.
This paper presents the results of a large study of 1340 articles published by two major newspapers in six European countries (Belgium, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Russia) in the first 2 months after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The focus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A national assessment of the health and safety of emergency medical services professionals - Bentley MA, Levine R.
The objectives were to assess changes in (1) health and physical fitness, (2) the prevalence of selected health problems, (3) risk behaviors, (4) ambulance safety issues, and (5) the preparedness of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nuclear and radiological preparedness: the achievements of the European research project PREPARE - Schneider T, Gering F, Charron S, Zhelezniak M, Andronopoulos S, Heriard-Dubreuil G, Camps J, Raskob W.
The PREPARE project aimed closing gaps identified in nuclear and radiological preparedness in Europe following the first evaluation of the Fukushima disaster. With 46 partners from Europe and Japan, it collected the key players in the area of emergency man... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Risk of fractures after stroke: results from the Ontario Stroke Registry - Kapral MK, Fang J, Alibhai SM, Cram P, Cheung AM, Casaubon LK, Prager M, Stamplecoski M, Rashkovan B, Austin PC.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk of fractures after stroke. METHODS: Using the Ontario Stroke Registry, we identified a population-based sample of consecutive patients seen in the emergency department or hospitalized with stroke (n = 23,751) or TIA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Substituting systolic blood pressure with shock index in the National Trauma Triage Protocol - Haider AA, Azim A, Rhee P, Kulvatunyou N, Ibraheem K, Tang A, O'Keeffe T, Iftikhar H, Vercruysse G, Joseph B.
INTRODUCTION: The National Trauma Triage Protocol (NTTP) is an algorithm that guides emergency medical services providers through four decision steps to identify the patients that would benefit from trauma center care. The NTTP defines a systolic blood pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Multiple Fatalities in Oakland, Calif. Warehouse Fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least nine people died in a blaze that broke out during a party in a warehouse late Friday night in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to fire officials. Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed says at least another 13 people are unaccounted for as of Saturday morning. The fire started about 11:30 p.m. Friday. It tore through the building during an event featuring musician Golden Donna's 100% Silk West Coast tour, the East Bay Times reports. Oakland firefighters tweeted video of flames pushing through the roof. Fire officials said the building had no sprinklers. Authorities told KTVU-TV about ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Major Incidents Source Type: news

Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood
SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 -- Artificial blood stored as a powder could one day revolutionize emergency medicine and provide trauma victims a better chance of survival. Researchers have created an artificial red blood cell that effectively picks up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 3, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Effectiveness of forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking systems in reducing front-to-rear crash rates - Cicchino JB.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of forward collision warning (FCW) alone, a low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system operational at speeds up to 19mph that does not warn the driver prior to braking, and FCW with AEB... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Dissuasive exit signage for building fire evacuation - Olander J, Ronchi E, Lovreglio R, Nilsson D.
This work presents the result of a questionnaire study which investigates the design of dissuasive emergency signage, i.e. signage conveying a message of not utilizing a specific exit door. The work analyses and tests a set of key features of dissuasive em... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The effect of smartphone-delivered emergency preparedness education on coping knowledge among fifth- and sixth-grade elementary schoolchildren in South Korea - Kim SJ, Cho H.
This study examined the effect of an intervention on coping knowledge among fifth- and sixth-grade elementary schoolchildren who received smartphone-delivered emergency preparedness education. This was a quasi-experimental study using a pre-/posttest desig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A Win for Patient Safety in the Electronic Era
Emergency medicine takes strides in developing a comprehensive reporting tool for EMR problems We’ve written – in these pages and elsewhere – about the great potential of electronic health records to improve emergency care. That potential includes better access to past histories and medications, easier coordination among the care team, improved guideline adherence and evidence-based practice through intelligent decision support. And yet, as the country belatedly moves to adopt EHR, the potential for improved care has often remained just that – potential. Even as a few decision support tools shine through and make a...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Uncompensated Tasks: How Much Is Too Much?
Conclusion Although we are exempt from the FLSA, which means that we need to do whatever it takes to effectively complete our job, I’d like to think that the time each doc gives outside the clinical arena is similar to what other physicians around the hospital are giving. The good news is that whether you realize it or not, you likely benefit by this participation. Another way to think about your responsibility is to approach your position so that your hourly compensation includes different professional responsibilities that you pay back as the year goes on. This works whether you’re salaried for a number of hours or y...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

4 Metrics That Can Change Medicine
1 The Changing Landscape: ED visits have increased by about 3% per year over 12 years from 369 visits to 451 per 1000 population. The ED population is aging in line with the demographics of the country, and EDs need to prepare to meet the needs of seniors. 2 Less Trauma, More Sickness: Over the past 40 years, American emergency care has trended away from trauma and towards high acuity illness. Injuries now represent only 29% of patient encounters, with the biggest group of injured patients being the elderly. 3 Inpatient Admissions: Hospital inpatient admissions that are processed through the ED now stand at 68%. The need f...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Dx: Ruptured Vessel
The ultrasound image shows a view of the globe with the retina at the bottom of the image. The vitreous humor appears anechoic (black) and the retina echoic (gray). Just in front of the retina is a small echoic area that was not present in the unaffected eye. It does not appear to be connected to the retina, making it a bit atypical in appearance for a retinal detachment. A vitreous detachment could also look like this on ultrasound, but would also be attached at some point to the posterior globe. Examination by ophthalmology with his fancy gadgets and unique skill set revealed that this echoic area seen on ultrasound was ...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Right Job at the Wrong Time
Conclusion Timing is rarely perfect when it comes to considering unsolicited job promotions. Companies, including hospital networks, are usually facing time constraints to find new leaders and may not have many options. I’ve learned from my own experiences, as well as watching colleagues, friends and my wife change jobs, and believe the timing of a job change rarely ideally aligns with our personal lives. Sure, a new job environment can sometimes be a dramatic change from what we’re used to, but ultimately it’s the administrative opportunity that matters – and that may be the most important factor in determinin...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

4 Metrics That Can Change Medicine
1 The Changing Landscape: ED visits have increased by about 3% per year over 12 years from 369 visits to 451 per 1000 population. The ED population is aging in line with the demographics of the country, and EDs need to prepare to meet the needs of seniors. 2 Less Trauma, More Sickness: Over the past 40 years, American emergency care has trended away from trauma and towards high acuity illness. Injuries now represent only 29% of patient encounters, with the biggest group of injured patients being the elderly. 3 Inpatient Admissions: Hospital inpatient admissions that are processed through the ED now stand at 68%. The need f...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Put Up or Shut Up: What EM Can Learn from the Teamsters
If emergency physicians are going to have a chance at influencing healthcare policy in Washington, they’re going to need to get serious about organizing and fundraising. The power of unions is legendary. The Teamsters, formed in 1903, now boast more than 1.3 million members and are the 11th largest campaign contributor in the United States. Fortune magazine consistently ranks the National Education Association in the top 15 of its Washington Power 25 list for influence in the nation’s capital. In the words of Terry Moe, author of Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools, “the power of the unio...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Geriatric ED: Cost-Efficient Hub of Care
Geriatric emergency departments can pay for themselves by meeting healthcare reform incentive goals No one can deny the aging of our population in general, and of the emergency department patient load in particular. But there is some disagreement about how EDs should respond – specifically whether it is appropriate to design geriatric emergency departments. After all, in an era of belt-tightening and budget slashing is it really our priority to invest in softer mattresses, warmer lighting and aromatherapy? I aim to dispel the myth that geriatric EDs are just about superficial aesthetic improvements and show that these de...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Visual DX- “ My Eye Popped Out ”
A 44-year-old male with hypertension presents via EMS with this ocular complaint after having sneezed. What’s your assessment? by Lauren Westafer, DO and Nicholas Daniel, DO A 44-year-old male with hypertension presented via EMS with the complaint “my eye popped out!” The patient reported right eye swelling and pain immediately after sneezing. He denied trauma or change in his visual acuity, but admitted to a prior history of cocaine abuse. Physical exam revealed periorbital subcutaneous emphysema and intact accommodation and extraocular movements. His pupils were equal and reactive to light. Visual acuity was meas...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taja Whitted Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Dx: Prostatic Mass
Upon seeing the images on the screen, you notice a tinge of red in your resident’s cheeks as she begins her spiel about the need to perform a prostate exam as part of the work up today. She eloquently explains to the patient that the ultrasound results and his symptoms are concerning for a prostatic mass that is eroding into the base of his urinary bladder (Image 3). On the transverse view of the bladder a hyperechoic mass can be seen along the posterior wall of the bladder. In the longitudinal view, you can see the hypoechoic lumen of the mass originating from the prostate to the lower left of the bladder wall. Your res...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

State Cuts Medical, Public Costs by Helping Homeless State Cuts Medical, Public Costs by Helping Homeless
A successful program that provides housing to those in need, before they receive any other services, is cheaper than paying the expenses associated with services for homeless people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Freestanding ER part of Fairfield Medical's $30M expansion in Lancaster
Fairfield Medical Center has confirmed its second freestanding emergency room will be part of its more than $30 million Health& Wellness Center. Construction starts in spring on the 85,000-square-foot complex next to the Lancaster health system's River View Surgery Center on North Columbus Street, 4 miles from the main hospital and just off Route 33. Developed by Boldt Co. of Appleton, Wisconsin, it's expected to open in mid-2018. “Peo ple want access to convenient, affordable care, and that’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Mike Knipstein Named EMS Director at Williamson County (Texas) Emergency Services
Mike Knipstein has been named the director of Williamson County Emergency Services. On Nov. 30 the county announced Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed had selected Knipstein who now serves as the deputy director. Knipstein has been with Williamson County EMS for 22 years and will take over for Kenny Schnell who retired in October. Read More at communityimpact.com (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Priority Ambulance Announces Intent to Purchase Medshore Ambulance
Priority Ambulance, a national company headquartered in East Tennessee, announced today its intention to acquire Medshore Ambulance Service, which provides emergency and nonemergency medical transport services to more than 100,000 patients in South Carolina each year. "Medshore is a great company with respected, experienced leadership and an outstanding industry reputation for medical excellence and patient care," Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson said. Read More at Scnow (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

EMSRelay Helps EMS Help Patients by Cutting Check-In Times at the ED
During medical emergencies, time is of the essence. And Mike Kobneck, founder and COO of EMSRelay is on a mission to streamline emergency services, granting hospital workers just a few more minutes to potentially save a ... Read More at www.denverite.com (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Administration and Leadership Communications Dispatch Source Type: news

Mike Knipstein Named EMS Director at Williamson County (Texas) Emergency Services
Mike Knipstein has been named the director of Williamson County Emergency Services. On Nov. 30 the county announced Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed had selected Knipstein who now serves as the deputy director. Knipstein has been with Williamson County EMS for 22 years and will take over for Kenny Schnell who retired in October. Read More at communityimpact.com (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

EMSRelay Helps EMS Help Patients by Cutting Check-In Times at the ED
During medical emergencies, time is of the essence. And Mike Kobneck, founder and COO of EMSRelay is on a mission to streamline emergency services, granting hospital workers just a few more minutes to potentially save a ... Read More at www.denverite.com (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Administration and Leadership Communications Dispatch Source Type: news

Priority Ambulance Announces Intent to Purchase Medshore Ambulance
Priority Ambulance, a national company headquartered in East Tennessee, announced today its intention to acquire Medshore Ambulance Service, which provides emergency and nonemergency medical transport services to more than 100,000 patients in South Carolina each year. "Medshore is a great company with respected, experienced leadership and an outstanding industry reputation for medical excellence and patient care," Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson said. Read More at Scnow (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Classificatory multiplicity: intimate partner violence diagnosis in emergency department consultations - Olive P.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to explore the naming, or classification, of physical assaults by a partner as 'intimate partner violence' during emergency department consultations. BACKGROUND: Research continues to evidence insta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Two validated ways of improving the ability of decision-making in emergencies: results from a literature review - Khorram-Manesh A, Berlin J, Carlstr öm E.
The aim of the current review wasto study the existing knowledge about decision-making and to identify and describe validated training tools.A comprehensive literature review was conducted by using the following keywords: decision-making, emergencies, disa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Comorbid Parkinson's disease, falls and fractures in the 2010 National Emergency Department Sample - Beydoun HA, Beydoun MA, Mishra NK, Rostant OS, Zonderman AB, Eid SM.
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder of multifactorial etiology affecting ∼1% of older adults. Research focused on linking PD to falls and bone fractures has been limited in Emergency Department (ED) setting... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

US emergency department visits for outpatient adverse drug events, 2013-2014 - Shehab N, Lovegrove MC, Geller AI, Rose KO, Weidle NJ, Budnitz DS.
Importance The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 brought attention to adverse drug events in national patient safety efforts. Updated, detailed, nationally representative data describing adverse drug events can help focus these efforts. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evacuees Return to Wildfire-Ravaged Tennessee City; 13 Dead
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters also increased the number of buildings damaged, saying it now approaches 1,000. "I can't describe to you the feelings we have over this tragedy," he said during a news conference with the governor and U.S. senators. Local officials, bowing to pressure from frustrated property owners, said they w...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ADAM BEAM, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Time to End Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis? Time to End Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis?
Dr Amal Mattu questions whether we should continue to provide antibiotic prophylaxis to patients who are undergoing various medical procedures.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged
FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 -- The number of Americans who attempted suicide and wound up in the emergency room has remained steady in the past decade, a new report finds. Females were more likely to attempt suicide, but males used more violent methods.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Weight-Based vs Standard Dose Diltiazem for AF in the ED Weight-Based vs Standard Dose Diltiazem for AF in the ED
Which is the better dosing strategy for the initial dose of diltiazem in the treatment of atrial fibrillation?The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Somalia: Cholera Outbreak Kills Four Children in Central Somalia
[Shabelle] A watery diarrhea outbreak has claimed the lives of four Somali kids in Bulo-Burde town in Hiiraan province over the past few hours, according to medics. Scores of children who were infected by the disease have been admitted in an emergency temporary health centre in the town, where they are now being treated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

RelyMD partners with Piedmont Health for after-hours coverage
For patients of Piedmont Health Services, it ’s all about saving money. The agency, which serves primarily low-income patients throughout central North Carolina, is partnering with RelyMD to provide after-hours advice on medical conditions via a web browser, mobile app or phone call. Patients who might previously have had no choice but to m ake an expensive visit to an urgent-care clinic or hospital emergency room, can now get medical attention from a health care professional without leaving home. There’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Huffman Source Type: news

Hypochondriacs more likely to have health problems, study says
A complicated part of being human: living with the knowledge of your own impending death. So it's somewhat understandable if your mind might have wandered into worst-case-scenario mode that time you had a bad bout of the flu, or thought a weird twinge in your finger was the beginnings of a medical emergency. (Dr. Google certainly doesn't help.) (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Storable foods investigation reveals brands still use chemical enhancers and preservatives in overpriced JUNK meals
(NaturalNews) There are a whole lot of choices out there when it comes to purchasing storable emergency food. Companies claiming to offer the "highest quality" meal options at the lowest possible prices are everywhere these days, and some brands obviously fit the bill better than... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overview: The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Rule
Healthcare Ready. 09/2016 This Web page provides information and resources about the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare final rule on emergency preparedness for healthcare providers, which establishes national, consistent emergency preparedness requirements for 17 different providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid. The page highlights 10 Things to Know; Four Mandated Elements-What You Need to Know; and Relevant Articles. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Resources for CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Requirements
National Fire Protection Association. 09/2016 This Web page provides resources about the two new rules issued in September 2016 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and information that can help gain an understanding of the new requirements. The first rule requires the use of an updated edition of NFPA 101 to measure life safety compliance in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and certain residential board and care occupancies. The second rule implements a new set of provisions dealing with emergency preparedness for all provider types regulated under the CMS umbrella. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Conducting Research in the Context of Global Health Emergencies: Identifying Key Ethical and Governance Issues
Nuffield Council on Bioethics. 11/2016 This 28-page report provides an overview of key ethical and governance challenges associated with conducting research and innovation in the context of global health emergencies. In addition to identifying key pre-existing contributions, it identifies gaps and areas of potential further interest. It discusses how establishing and maintaining the proper distinctions and priorities between response and research raise particularly challenging questions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Evidence-Based Interventions in Emergency and Humanitarian Contexts: A Systematic Reviews Approach
Evidence Aid. 11/16/2016 This resource provides information about and presentation slides from a course that focused on building the research capacities of professionals working in the context of humanitarian emergencies and disasters around the world, including the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization member states. It provided learning and practical experience in key aspects of reviewing in emergency and humanitarian contexts, such as question formulation and eligibility, searching, data extraction, analysis, and reporting. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Humanitarian Evidence: 4th Evidence Aid International Conference; Washington, USA, 17 and 18 November 2016
Evidence Aid. 11/17/2016 This resource provides information about the 4th Evidence Aid International Conference held in Washington, D.C., on November 17-18, 2016. The conference presentations and interactive discussion addressed the access and uptake of robust evidence and how to facilitate appropriate use so that decisions on the ground use the best knowledge when responding to or preparing for disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Emergency Responders
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 11/28/2016 This resource provides information about protecting emergency responders at risk of exposure to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid analgesic. Fentanyl and its analogs pose a potential hazard to law enforcement, public health workers, and first responders who could unknowingly come into contact with these drugs in their different forms. The resource discusses risk assessment, personal protective equipment, respiratory equipment, gloves, eye protection, and coveralls, boot covers, and protective sleeves. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Truck Smashes into Iowa Wal-Mart Store Killing Three People
PELLA, Iowa (AP) — A pickup truck smashed through the front doors of an Iowa Wal-Mart store on Thursday, killing three people and scattering merchandise on the floor before it came to a stop at the fresh produce section in what authorities believe was a tragic accident. A photograph posted by the Des Moines Register showed the pickup resting near a sign that said "Fresh Produce," with boxes and other debris behind it. Witnesses said the truck entered through the front doors in the grocery portion of the store and came to a rest after hitting a refrigerated produce display. "At this time, we don't have any ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Truck Smashes into Iowa Wal-Mart Store Killing Three People
PELLA, Iowa (AP) — A pickup truck smashed through the front doors of an Iowa Wal-Mart store on Thursday, killing three people and scattering merchandise on the floor before it came to a stop at the fresh produce section in what authorities believe was a tragic accident. A photograph posted by the Des Moines Register showed the pickup resting near a sign that said "Fresh Produce," with boxes and other debris behind it. Witnesses said the truck entered through the front doors in the grocery portion of the store and came to a rest after hitting a refrigerated produce display. "At this time, we don't have any ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Red Blood Cell Transfusion Method Influences Risk of VTE Red Blood Cell Transfusion Method Influences Risk of VTE
Administering red blood cells through multi-lumen peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news