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Suicide Risk Can Be Intercepted in the Emergency Department, Study Finds
Suicide Risk Can Be Intercepted in the Emergency Department, Study Finds
A new study from UMass Medical School found that universal suicide risk screening in emergency departments nearly doubled the number of patients who were positively identified as thinking about or having attempted suicide. In the study, suicide risk sc...
Emergency Physicians Call For Better Coordination To Battle Overdose Deaths
Emergency Physicians Call For Better Coordination To Battle Overdose Deaths
Running a busy emergency department is hard enough, let alone when you throw drug-seeking opioid addicts and overdose victims into the mix. America is in the middle of an epidemic of prescription painkiller and heroin abuse that’s killing thousan...
Tiny Coils Improve Quality of Life For Patients With Severe Emphysema
Tiny Coils Improve Quality of Life For Patients With Severe Emphysema
The minimally invasive implantation of tiny coils into the lungs improves exercise ability, lung function and quality of life for patients with severe emphysema, according to a large international trial presented by researchers at the University of Pit...
Ketamine Appears To Be Safe, Effective For Difficult-To-Sedate ER Patients
Ketamine Appears To Be Safe, Effective For Difficult-To-Sedate ER Patients
For the small segment of the emergency population whose acute behavioral disturbance does not respond to traditional sedation, ketamine appears to be effective and safe, according to an Australian study published online last in Annals of Emergency Medi...
How Hospitals Prepare for the Worst
How Hospitals Prepare for the Worst
Last month, the tragic mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub rattled our nation. In all, 49 people lost their lives, with many others injured. But fortunately, the trauma teams, first responders and the staff of the Orlando Regional Medical Center were...