Tag: "emergency" at medical news
Study finds safety intervention increases use of child safety restraints in shopping carts
...00 children were treated in United States hospital emergency
departments in 2005 for shopping cart-related inju...t for a shopping cart-related injury in a hospital emergency
department in 2005, required hospital admission. Fractures were the most common (45%) diagnosis of t...
Study shows lawn mowers injure thousands of US children annually
...nt safety efforts, thousands of U.S. children need emergency
medical care for preventable lawn mower-related in...d and younger receive treatment in a U.S. hospital emergency
department annually, with 25% of the injuries incurred by children younger than five years. Using ...
Study shows escalators as source of injury to children
...000 children are treated in United States hospital emergency
rooms annually for escalator-related injuries. Acc...ears of age and younger were treated in a hospital emergency
department for an escalator-related injury in 1990-2002. "This study is the first to describe the...
Standard developed for collection of suspicious powders
...for a coordinated effort with federal agencies and emergency
responders to standardize activities related to an...ortant step towards building consensus between the emergency
responder communities and the federal agencies on national standards for responding to possible terr...
Elders suffer disproportionately during heat waves, other disasters
...er age groups and the urban poor. Just as normal emergency
response systems become overloaded in times of disaster, functional seniors are among the first groups to become challenged beyond their reserves. Author Thomas Glass of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health therefore outlines several policy r...
UK recommendations on the availability of common painkillers are being contravened
... should be sold at a time. But evidence from the emergency
department of an inner city London teaching hospit...questioned 107 people attending one major hospital emergency
department for paracetamol poisoning between November 2001 and March 2003 as to how many tablets the...
BIDMC's Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center receives American College of Surgeons accreditation
...oom replicates multiple clinical areas, such as an emergency
room, intensive care unit or a medical/surgery floor. Physicians, nurses, students and other members of the healthcare team practice on interactive mannequins that change blood pressure, pulse, and other physiological measures on cue, and diagnose ...
World Trade Center dust cuts lung function capability in rescue workers
New York City firemen and emergency
personnel exposed to dust from the collapse of the...edy. Approximately 11,500 fire personnel and 2,500 emergency
medical service workers were at the World Trade Center site within the first week after September 11...
Hispanic and African American adults are uninsured at rates 1 1/2 to three times higher than whites
...-third (36%) of African American adults visited an emergency
room for a condition that could have been treated by a regular doctor if one had been available, compared to 19% of Hispanics and 19% of whites. Just three-quarters of Hispanic adults had their blood pressure checked in the past year, compared to ...
Screening method can play role in disclosure of intimate partner violence
...nducted from May 2004 to January 2005 at 2 each of emergency
departments, family practices, and women's health clinics in Ontario, Canada. Participants were randomized to 1 of 3 screening approaches: a face-to-face interview with a health care provider (physician or nurse), written self-completed questionnai...
Ninety-eight percent of Gaza's children experience or witness war trauma -- Queen's study
...ember of Doctors Without Borders (MSF). MSF is an emergency
medical humanitarian aid organization that primarily works in war-zones with populations in danger, usually in refugee camps. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. ...
Identifying medical proxy should be part of routine medical care
...ose someone other than the person identified as an emergency
contact to act as proxy in medical decision-making. "When patients choose a surrogate who is not the person doctors would usually consult or who would not become empowered as a substitute decision-maker under state laws, physicians are alerted to en...
Rutgers College of Nursing professor elected Academy of Emergency Nursing Fellow
...ave made enduring and substantial contributions to emergency
nursing, who advance the profession of emergency
nursing, including the health care system in which emergency
nursing is delivered, and who provide v...
NIDA announces recommendations to treat drug abusers, save money and reduce crime
...crimes, prison expenses, court and criminal costs, emergency
room visits, child abuse and neglect, lost child support, foster care and welfare costs, reduced productivity, unemployment, and victimization. The cost to society of drug abuse in the year 2002 was $181 billion--$107 billion associated with drug-rel...
Treatment developed for patients with medically unexplained symptoms
...per year, many of those visits being to a hospital emergency
room. The most common symptoms are back pain, headache, fatigue, as well as musculoskeletal, nervous system and gastrointestinal complaints. "Medically unexplained symptoms are common and costly," Smith said. "A patient's symptoms just won't go a...
A stitch in time saves lives: High survival seen for patients with condition that killed John Ritter
...n, showing that 90 percent of patients who survive emergency
surgery and hospitalization for its most serious f...esult may have a lot to do with recent advances in emergency
diagnosis, surgical and anesthesiology techniques, and intensive-care practices, as well as better p...
Montefiore and Einstein receive $2-million grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
...luding doctors who care for hospitalized patients, emergency
room physicians, internists and family practitioners. They, in turn, will influence and improve geriatric care provided by Montefiore now and in the future. "The program allows us to bridge the academic and research environment at Einstein with t...
New study predicts child injuries by consumer fireworks
...r) fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. emergency
departments from 1990 through 2003. During the st...d injuries were treated and released from hospital emergency
departments, 5.3% were admitted, and 2.3% were transferred to another institution. CIRP faculty m...
Teen sexual assault survivors seldom complete HIV prevention therapy
...es 12 to 22 years who visited one of two pediatric emergency
departments in Boston within 72 hours of a sexual assault. During the years of the study--2001 to 2003--both academic medical centers followed protocols directing that medications to prevent HIV be considered on a case-by-case basis following sexual...
UT Southwestern-led study finds doctors' judgment as important as guideline for Cesarean sections
...pitals have long been required to be able to start emergency
Cesarean sections within 30 minutes, but neither c...itical role in determining the speed with which an emergency
Cesarean is performed," said Dr. Steven Bloom, interim chairman of the department of obstetrics and ...
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