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Urgences 2016

2016 13 Mar

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Mass Casualty Events: Survival Strategies

2015 29 Sep

A new compendium of strategies to enhance survival of victims from mass casualty events has been released as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. The report, "Strategies to Enhance Survival in Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events: A Compendium", contains recommendations from the Joint Committee to Create a... Read more

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Chicago Trauma Centre A Model for Collaborative Partnerships

2015 14 Sep

The University of Chicago Medicine and Sinai Health System are partnering to create a more comprehensive system of needed trauma and emergency care for Chicago’s South and Southwest side communities. The two organisations will build and operate a Level 1 adult trauma centre at Holy Cross Hospital, part of the Sinai Health System. Holy Cross, at 68th... Read more

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Improving Health Information Exchange in the ER

2015 10 Aug

An article published in Annals of Emergency Medicine offers guidance on maximising the value of health information exchange (HIE) in emergency departments. The report lists five primary and seven secondary recommendations made by an emergency physician-led workgroup to improve HIE in the emergency room. "HIE helps emergency physicians — who usually... Read more

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Emergency Nurses Susceptible to Death Anxiety

2015 15 Jul

The nature of their work and daily exposure to death and other mortality cues make emergency nurses highly susceptible to death anxiety, according to a paper published online in the journal Emergency Nurse. Death anxiety, or "thanatophobia", is a state in which people experience negative emotional reactions in recognition of their own mortality.Nurses... Read more

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Ultrasound for Diagnosing Minor Fractures

2015 17 May

Use of portable ultrasound has been shown to be effective in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Results of the study, published in the journal Emergency Nurse, showed that 85 percent of patients with a fracture confirmed by x-ray had injuries detected through ultrasonography. The findings mean... Read more

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Frequent ED Use Linked to Higher Admissions, Deaths

2015 12 May

Frequent users of emergency department (ED) care are more than twice as likely as infrequent users to die, be admitted to hospital, or require other outpatient treatment. The new findings are based on a systematic review of available evidence and published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.Relevant data analysed by researchers from the University... Read more

Executive Health Management

Surgeries Planned In Advance Save Lives and Money

2014 30 Dec

Surgical care plays a major role in the rising cost of hospital care in the United States, representing nearly 30 percent of total healthcare expenditures. New research shows that hospital expenditures and the mortality risks associated with three common procedures can be significantly reduced when the surgeries are planned in advance instead of being... Read more

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By Road or By Air? An Ambulance Costs Analysis

2014 07 Jun

A recent study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, has analysed and compared the costs involved in the three types of intensive care transports commonly used in Sweden.The aim was to evaluate to what extent the road ambulance, rotor-wing ambulance and fixed-wing ambulance differed in their cost-effectiveness.... Read more

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