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Dec 23, 2014, 09:51 ET
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New State Nursing Sedation Rule Promotes Patient Safety and Complies with National Guidelines

A recent rule change adopted by the state Board of Nursing outlines how nurses, under the direct supervision of physicians, are to administer...

Dec 17, 2014, 11:33 ET
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Rx Drugs, "Bath Salts," Fake Pot and Laundry Pods Lead Millions to Call Poison Centers

 National Poison Control Center data from 2012 show that poisonings from prescription drugs are the leading cause of injury death in the United...

Dec 08, 2014, 14:36 ET

La desconfianza a la Policía es la Máxima Razón por la cual los Latinos No Llaman al 9-1-1 por paro Cardíaco

El miedo a la policía, las barreras lingüísticas, la falta de conocimiento de los síntomas de paro cardíaco y las...

Dec 08, 2014, 00:01 ET
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Urgent Care or ER for Holiday Injuries? New Poll Says Some Patients Get It Wrong

 With the holidays approaching — along with increases in decorating injuries, falls from ladders and illnesses related to rich food...

Dec 04, 2014, 09:56 ET
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Distrust of Police Is Top Reason Latinos Don't Call 9-1-1 for Cardiac Arrest

 Fear of police, language barriers, lack of knowledge of cardiac arrest symptoms and financial concerns prevent Latinos – particularly...

Nov 25, 2014, 10:14 ET
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One in Four Americans Have Diabetes and Don't Know It

Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States and it is currently the 7th leading cause of death in the country. Alarmingly, a significant...

Nov 20, 2014, 10:42 ET
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ER Visits at Record High, 96 Percent Needed Medical Care within 2 Hours

The nation's emergency departments saw more than 136 million patient visits in 2011, the highest number ever recorded, compared with 129.8 million...

Oct 28, 2014, 15:26 ET
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ACEP Elects Dr. Jay Kaplan as President-Elect

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced that Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, from San Anselmo, Calif., was elected...

Oct 27, 2014, 12:05 ET
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New Ebola Guidelines for Emergency Departments Published by CDC

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced it has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Oct 27, 2014, 09:11 ET
Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14

Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14

 Demonstrations by more than 50 companies of cutting-edge technologies and devices are being featured this week in Chicago during the ACEP 2014...

Oct 22, 2014, 11:06 ET
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Latest Emergency Medicine Research Highlights The Evolving Emergency Medical Care Landscape

Leading researchers in emergency medicine will present more than 400 studies during ACEP14-Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American...

Oct 20, 2014, 11:33 ET
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Emergency Physicians Need More Resources to Manage Ebola

The arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States has prompted the nation's emergency physicians to urge policymakers to provide more resources...

Oct 09, 2014, 10:05 ET
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Ebola and U.S. Readiness are Topics for Discussion in Chicago

Now that the Ebola virus has crossed America's borders and was identified by a hospital in Dallas, emergency physician experts will be in Chicago...

Oct 08, 2014, 11:06 ET
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Prevent Halloween From Becoming A Spooky Nightmare

The risk of a child being hit by a car is roughly four times higher on Halloween than on any other night of the year.  That's when more than...

Sep 02, 2014, 12:24 ET
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Discharged Patients Return to the ER Because "Better Safe Than Sorry"

Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and...

Aug 18, 2014, 11:08 ET
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Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight

Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl...

Aug 15, 2014, 14:33 ET
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Psychiatric "Boarding" in Emergency Departments Ruled Unconstitutional in Washington State

In a potentially precedent-setting ruling, the Washington State Supreme Court determined last week that psychiatric boarding — the process by...

Aug 13, 2014, 04:11 ET
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Why Seniors Don't Eat: It's Complicated.

 More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of...

Aug 11, 2014, 10:05 ET
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Medicaid Patients Are Users not Abusers of the ER

 A new report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) finds that Medicaid enrollees visit the emergency department...

Aug 04, 2014, 16:22 ET
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ER Closures Increase Risk of Death at Surrounding ERs

 Patients who were admitted to hospitals in the vicinity of a hospital that had closed its emergency department had 5 percent greater...