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Emergency room physicians report that their use of point-of-care ultrasound is usually followed by confirmatory testing

Confirmatory Testing Follows ER Use of Ultrasound

Majority of emergency doctors rely on gold standard testing in addition to point of care ultrasound
Hemorrhage control training for laypersons is the most efficacious method for controlling hemorrhaging

Hemorrhage Control Training Is Beneficial for Laypersons

Overall, 54.5 percent could correctly apply tourniquet in assessment three to nine months after training
Children with exposure to secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke have an increased rate of emergency department visitation

Child Secondhand Pot + Tobacco Exposure Ups Risk for ER Visits

Children in the marijuana and tobacco exposure group also had increase in otitis media episodes

April 2018 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for April 2018. This roundup includes the...
The Child Opportunity Index measure of neighborhood context is associated with pediatric acute care visit frequency and diagnoses

Child Opportunity Index Linked to Pediatric Acute Care Use

Odds of four or more acute care visits per year up for children in lowest opportunity neighborhoods
The Pittsburgh Atlas provides a new framework for emergency and trauma care regional referrals in the United States

New Map Improves Emergency, Trauma Care Referrals

The 326 emergency and trauma referral regions uphold county and state boundaries

March 2018 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for March 2018. This roundup includes the...
A revisit to the emergency department within 30 days of a previous visit predicts poor outcomes in elderly adults

30-Day ER Revisit Predicts Poor Outcomes in Elderly

Older age, male sex, polypharmacy, and cognitive impairment are independent predictors of a revisit
Opioid-involved overdoses are continuing to increase

CDC: Opioid-Involved Overdoses Up July 2016 to Sept. 2017

Average increase of 5.6 percent/quarter in rate of ER visits with suspected opioid-involved overdoses

February 2018 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for February 2018. This roundup includes the...