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IMAGING Management

Is Your Radiology Department Rapid Response Ready?

2015 15 Dec

Mock codes can be useful exercises to identify inadequacies in systems, standards of care, and teamwork that could be remediated in order to optimise patient care and safety, according to a report published in the Journal of Radiology Nursing . Using in situ mock codes can continue to provide practice for responders — both noncode team and code team... Read more

ICU Management


2016 13 Jan

Every January, the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine and the EMCrit Podcast host > 500 residents and faculty from the Greater NY area for a conference on Resuscitation & Critical Care. On January 13, 2016, this year's conference features short, engaging TED-style talks along with panel experts discussing cutting-edge... Read more

ICU Management

DIVI 2015

2015 02 Dec

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ESICM 2015: Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine: A Symbiotic Relationship?

2015 13 Oct

Critical care does not only happen in the ICU, but how can emergency medicine and intensive care medicine work optimally together? Several models were presented at the 2015 European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) congress in Berlin 3-7 October.   Solution 1: Shock Lab Intensive care and emergency medicine do have a symbiotic relationship,... Read more

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Study: Do EHRs Affect Workflow in the ER?

2015 28 Sep

The transition from a homegrown electronic health record to a commercially available EHR system affected emergency physician work activities, resulting in more tasks performed per minute (or an increase of nearly 12 percent), according to a new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine . Researchers say frequent task switching after the new EHR was implemented... Read more

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Emergency Medicine: Risk of Injury Increases with Longer Shifts

2015 15 Sep

Long work shifts are known to increase fatigue and impact on decision making. Now a study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine has shown a 60% increase in injury and illness risk among emergency services (EMS) clinicians when shifts are 16-24 hours long. In this observational study the researchers analysed three years of shift schedules... Read more

ICU Management

Innovative Anti-Burnout Programme

2015 28 Aug

Stanford Hospital has implemented an innovative "time-banking" programme intended to prevent burnout amongst its emergency room physicians. Its Department of Emergency Medicine now provides physicians with meals, housecleaning and an array of other services — babysitting, elder care, movie tickets, handyman services, speech training and more... Read more

Executive Health Management

EUSEM: 9th European Congress on Emergency Medicine

2015 11 Oct

Welcome to the European Society for Emergency Medicine EuSEM is a forum for European emergency physicians and non-physicians involved in emergency care in hospital emergency departments and in the pre-hospital environment committed to: The highest quality of emergency care for all patients The delivery of such care by specialists trained in... Read more

Executive Health Management

ER Clinicians Benefit From Mental Rehearsal of Trauma Scenarios

2015 16 Apr

The fast-paced environment of trauma resuscitation demands that team members understand their responsibilities before patients enter the hospital, and continuously communicate with each other while delivering care. A study of mental mapping on trauma teams shows the benefits of rehearsing possible scenarios in order to minimise stress and ensure that... Read more

ICU Management

36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) 2016

2016 15 Mar

The International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine is organised by the Departments of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine of Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, in association with the Belgian Society of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (SIZ). The meeting is held every year in March. Started in 1980,... Read more