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2012-12-12 16:22:52

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has a journalism awards program to recognize significant contributions made by members of the news media to cover emergency medicine issues and to educate the public about them. ACEP invites submissions on key issues in emergency medicine in the categories of television (national), television (local), television (cable), newspaper, radio, Internet-based news sites and magazine....

2012-12-06 08:28:22

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients admitted to the hospital from the emergency department during periods of high crowding died more often than similar patients admitted to the same hospital when the emergency department was less crowded. Crowding was also associated with longer overall hospital length of stay and increased costs per admission, according to the results of a study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Impact of Emergency...

2012-11-05 16:26:32

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth has expanded its Alabama presence through the acquisition of certain assets of Alabama ER Administrative Services, PC (AERAS) and by partnering with the physicians of ER Med, LLC, the physician groups that provided services to the emergency departments of Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Medical Center East and Prattville Baptist Hospital in Montgomery, Ala. On November 1, TeamHealth commenced services for these emergency...

2012-10-26 07:24:07

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency department patients and/or family members who experience an unexpected death or unexpected clinical outcome have difficulty understanding and coping with the event. The Next Step Program provides outreach and support to emergency department patients and/or their family members after an unexpected outcome by offering a chance to meet with a team of emergency department doctors and nursing staff as well as a social worker to review the...

2012-10-08 23:20:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injuries and fatalities from skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling have not declined, despite measures aimed at making these popular winter sports safer, according to two studies being presented this week at Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, in Denver, Colorado ("Skiing and Snowboarding-related Head Injuries in the United States: A Retrospective Analysis from 2004-2010" and "Snowmobile...

2012-08-22 06:24:43

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a head to head contest between the New Orleans Criteria and the Canadian CT Head Rules, the Canadian rules showed higher sensitivity and specificity in predicting neurosurgical intervention for mild head injury. The results of the study, conducted in Tunisia, were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Prediction Value of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria for Positive Head CT Scan and Acute...

2012-08-07 06:25:07

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boarding in emergency departments, which is at the root of crowding and potentially dangerous wait times, could be virtually eliminated by implementing a number of strategies proven to improve efficiency but federal regulation may be required to bring those strategies into widespread use. A policy analysis published yesterday in Health Affairs notes that these strategies are widely underused. ("Solutions to Emergency Department 'Boarding'...

2012-08-06 06:21:31

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG) and Emergency Medicine Business Intelligence (EMBI) are pleased to announce that effective June 11, 2012, the two organizations have formed a new partnership which will allow EPMG to offer a powerful, easy-to-use emergency department performance dashboard and analytics solution to its hospital partners. Rodney Smith, MD, EPMG's Chief Medical Officer, notes, "Our new ability to offer the EMBI dashboard...

2012-07-13 02:21:16

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by ACEP: Reducing non-urgent visits to emergency departments - a growing focus of both private and public insurance plans - will yield little to no savings for the health care system, according to a paper published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("A Novel Approach to Identifying Targets for Cost Reduction in the Emergency Department") http://bit.ly/LSncb9. (Logo:...

2012-07-12 10:24:04

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An otherwise healthy pregnant woman who suffered cardiac arrest and was resuscitated, therapeutically cooled and then re-warmed, delivered a healthy, full-term baby 19 weeks later. Researchers published a unique case report online last week in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Use of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest in a Pregnant Patient"). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "We have...