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2011-01-25 11:24:39

A new disaster preparedness tool from Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate calculates casualty estimates In the aftermath of a dirty bomb, hundreds or even thousands of victims could require medical attention. First responders conduct extensive training to prepare for such a cataclysmic event, but planning is difficult without a solid estimate of how many people could be injured. The toll would be influenced by a number of variables. For example, the toll from a dirty bomb...

2010-12-30 14:29:57

Emergency department overcrowding can result in long waiting times for seriously ill patients. They then compete with patients with less severe illnesses for the next available treatment. In this edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[50]: 892ð”Æ’“ ), Michael Christ and his coauthors provide an overview of current practice for initial assessment of emergency patients. Triage provides reliable...

2010-12-20 19:30:19

Many trauma patients in Illinois who are transferred to another facility for care are not transported within the state-mandated two-hour window, but the most seriously injured patients appear to reach care more quickly, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Trauma systems have been designed to optimize the outcomes of injured patients by encouraging providers to triage patients to appropriate levels of care, defining...

2010-12-10 00:00:39

Multi-specialty healthcare group witnesses smoother handling of after-hours calls, increase in overall patient satisfaction through TriageLogic's Nurse Triage On Call Programâ“ž¢. Winston Salem, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010 Nearly one year after implementing the Nurse Triage On Call Programâ“ž¢ by TriageLogic, Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) of Texas reports significant enhancements to the way it handles after-hours patient calls...

2010-12-08 02:20:37

Are you ready for robots in the ER? A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emergency room. The specialists in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are enthusiastic about the potential advantages. So, the two groups have formed an interdisciplinary team to explore the use of robotics in this critical and...

2010-10-28 08:38:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The enVision eICU® Center at Inova Health System recently collaborated with the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance (NVHA) Regional Hospital Coordinating Center to provide telemedicine support during an "all-hazards" event to increase surge capabilities in the region. Inova's enVision eICU Center provides 24x7 remote patient monitoring and support using eICU Program technology from Philips VISICU. The exercise was funded...

2010-10-28 00:00:44

iTriage adds new pre-registration feature to help Florida residents and visitors let MD Now Urgent Care Centers know you are on your way and more about your emergency. Denver, CO (Vocus) October 27, 2010 Healthagen® "“ the developer iTriage® -- a free, consumer-based healthcare application is piloting a new feature with MD Now®, the first urgent care centers in the country to roll out pre-registration via a mobile phone application. Palm Beach County residents can now...

2010-10-04 15:09:51

A pediatric medical response to a major disaster should focus on three consecutive missions: protection of life and limb, continuing care, and finally, humanitarian aid, according to research presented Sunday, Oct. 3, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. In January, within 24 hours of the worst earthquake in more than 200 years, the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Comfort was deployed to Haiti. With a staff of more than 800...

2010-09-30 17:23:00

Hospital Leadership is Essential To Breaking Up Emergency Department Gridlock LAS VEGAS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When emergency patients who are "boarded," or held in the emergency department after admission to the hospital, reaches a certain threshold, the rate of other patients leaving without medical treatment increases "significantly," according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Additional research shows...

2010-09-25 01:48:24

African-American, Hispanic patients less likely to be categorized as needing urgent care The well-documented disparities in cardiac care may begin almost as soon as patients arrive at hospital emergency rooms. In a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report that African-American and Hispanic patients assessed for chest pain were less likely than white patients to be categorized as requiring immediate care, despite a lack of...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.