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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...

Jul 24, 2014, 09:49 ET
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Prevent Tipping Furniture From Injuring or Killing Young Children

The nation's emergency physicians handle tragic situations too often, but few things are more upsetting than the sudden death of a child —...

Jul 23, 2014, 09:25 ET
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Ketamine Can Be A Wonder Drug for ER Patients And Their Physicians

 For critically ill patients arriving at the emergency department, the drug ketamine can safely provide analgesia, sedation and amnesia for...

Jul 11, 2014, 09:02 ET
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Text Message Medicine: Texts from the ER Can Reduce Binge Drinking

Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 percent after...

Jul 08, 2014, 11:20 ET
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Emergency Physicians Save More than Lives

 "We are all a heartbeat away from needing emergency care" is one of key messages of the Saving Millions campaign of the American College of...

Jul 07, 2014, 12:29 ET
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Of Non-Marijuana Drug Users in the ER, Nearly All Are Problem Drug Users

Of emergency patients who reported any drug other than marijuana as their primary drug of use, 90.7 percent met the criteria for problematic drug...

Jul 07, 2014, 09:45 ET
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Nearly 12 Million Kids Visit the ER Each Year For Injuries

Fun outdoors this summer can turn downright dangerous and result in a trip to the emergency department for kids and parents who are not...