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Patients with cardiac arrest from the poorest neighborhoods have longer emergency medical service times

EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods

Total EMS time for cardiac arrest was longer for patients in lowest ZIP code income quartile

November 2018 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for November 2018. This roundup includes the...
There are great differences in access to naloxone even among states that have passed legislation to allow pharmacists to dispense the medication without a physician's prescription

Even With Standing Orders, Naloxone Access Varies

Despite standing order legislation in two states, there is great variance in pharmacy availability
There is an urgent need for blood and platelet donations in the United States because donations during September and October fell 21

Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Ahead of the Holidays

More than 4,300 blood drives needed to stop the shortage from continuing throughout the winter
Nearly 500 blood components were transfused in the first 24 hours following the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1

Blood Donations Exceeded Demand After Las Vegas Shooting

Almost 800 units of blood donated by public citizens after shooting; more than 17 percent wasted
From 2012 to 2016

AAP: More Children Visiting Pediatric EDs for Mental Health

Increase in mental health-related diagnoses from 2012 to 2016, higher rate for non-Hispanic blacks

October 2018 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for October 2018. This roundup includes the...
The American Academy of Pediatrics

Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children

Revised recommendations focus on pediatric readiness in emergency departments
A policy retrospectively denying insurance coverage if an emergency department discharge diagnosis is determined to be nonemergent is not associated with accurate identification of unnecessary emergency department visits

Policy Denying Coverage for Nonemergent ED Visits Imprecise

Of the visits meeting criteria for denial of coverage, 39.7 percent received ED-level care
A simple clinical assessment seems to be superior to the formalized Danish Emergency Process Triage system for predicting mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department

Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality

Agreement between formalized triage assessment and simple clinical assessment was poor