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Prehospital administration of epinephrine may aid pediatric patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

Prehospital Epinephrine Aids Out-of-Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Arrests

Study shows improved return of circulation following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest but not improved survival
Prolonged electrocardiographic monitoring of patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope is a safe alternative to hospitalization

Prolonged ECG Monitoring for Syncope in ED Feasible, Safe

Diagnostic accuracy of ECG monitoring fair, but sensitivity increases with >12 hours of monitoring
Routine troponin testing for acute coronary syndrome may not be warranted in elderly patients with nonspecific complaints presenting to the emergency department

Troponin Testing May Be Overused in Geriatric Patients

Findings show high false-positive rate in elderly with nonspecific complaints in the emergency department
Rapid correction of elevated serum potassium levels is associated with reduced mortality in emergency department patients

Quickly Reducing High Potassium Levels Improves Outcomes

Lower mortality seen in emergency department patients whose potassium is normalized quickly
Ill and injured children and their families have unique needs that should be considered in emergency medical services protocols and operations

Experts Call for Pediatric Consideration in EMS Planning

Recommendations address planning of EMS dispatch protocols, operations, and physician oversight
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for all blood types

NFL Joins Blood Drive by Giving Away Two Super Bowl Tickets

People who donate blood or platelets by Jan. 19 will be entered automatically in the drawing
The percentage of emergency department visits with an opioid prescribed increased from 2006-2007 to 2010-2011 then decreased to 2016-2017

Recent Years Saw Drop in Opioid Prescribing at ED Discharge

Opioid prescribing at discharge increased from 2006-2007 to 2010-2011 followed by drop in 2016-2017

December 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for December 2019. This roundup includes the...
The severity of pediatric admissions for acute opioid ingestions

Number of Children With Opioid Poisonings Increasing

Percentage of critical care admissions and suicidal intent increased in each era
The Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansions correlated with a slight increase in access to primary care providers

Marginal Increase in PCP Access After ACA Medicaid Expansion

No change in emergency department utilization during 2014 to 2016 after expansion of Medicaid