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Most emergency providers report having little experience handling firearms

Most Emergency Providers Have Little Firearms Safety Experience

However, 59.1 percent report encountering firearms in ED or immediate environment at least once a year
In 2019

Most Mass Shooting Events Occur Close to Nontrauma Centers

About half of all events occurred more than 10 miles from a pediatric trauma center
From 2009 to 2015

2009 to 2015 Saw Increase in Hyperglycemic Events

Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state events increased in emergency, inpatient settings
Less than one in five of the U.S. population has access to endovascular thrombectomy centers within 15 minutes

Current Access to Endovascular Thrombectomy Centers Limited

Increasing number of EVT centers and/or bypassing non-EVT centers could expand access
Emergency departments are increasingly seeing patients for repeat opioid-related care

Repeat ED Visits for Opioid-Related Emergencies on the Rise

Health information exchanges may enable more efficient care for patients seeking care in multiple EDs
More than 10

>10,000 Uninsured Texas Patients Seek Dialysis in ED Annually

In 2017, emergency hemodialysis for the uninsured totaled $21.8 million in hospital costs

February 2020 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for February 2020. This roundup includes the...
Antibiotics and opioids are frequently prescribed during emergency department visits for dental conditions

Antibiotic, Opioid Rx Common With ED Visits for Dental Conditions

Authors say there is an opportunity to further combat opioid abuse, antibiotic overprescribing
For simulated patient evaluations

Gender, Race Do Not Affect How Patients Rate Emergency Doctors

No difference seen in composite outcome of participant satisfaction and confidence in physician

January 2020 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for January 2020. This roundup includes the...