From the Intelligencer:
The doctor heading Trenton Memorial’s ER butted heads with Quinte Health Care administrators once too often.
Dr. Amber Hayward Stewart said that rocky relationship is to blame for her resignation as department head.
“There w… Continue reading
From Insurance News: The state’s top health official agreed to rethink how up to 50,000 residents who are newly eligible for Medicaid would receive care in emergency rooms after hospital executives, doctors, and advocates for the poor and mentally ill criticized the proposal. The Legislative Fiscal Committee voted overwhelmingly to set aside the policy change […] Continue reading
From Reuters: Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday. The study in the American Journal of Infection Control found that fist bumps, where two people briefly press the top of their closed fists […] Continue reading
From Emergency Medicine Journal: The frequency at which U.S. emergency department physicians prescribed proton pump inhibitors more than doubled during 2001-2010, despite mounting safety concerns surrounding this class of medications. “More education may be needed to ensure ED providers are familiar with the appropriate indications for PPI use. The big thing that I’m hoping will […] Continue reading
From Medscape (free subscription required): As the use of telehealth services with on-call physicians mushrooms, organized medicine is trying to come to grips with the fact that these remote consultations take place outside of an established relationship between a local physician and a patient. While such consultations have long been part of rural telemedicine, the rapid […] Continue reading
From Medscape: Children covered by Medicaid were more likely in 2012 to visit an emergency room (ER) for care at least once in the preceding 12 months than children covered by private insurance or not insured at all, according to a new data brief issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Regardless of […] Continue reading
From US News: Children covered by Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for the poor, visit the emergency room for medical care far more often than uninsured or privately insured youngsters, a U.S. survey finds. And kids with Medicaid were more likely than those with private insurance to visit for a reason other than a […] Continue reading
From the Washington Post: To dramatically reduce wait times, hospitals must reduce the gridlock that occurs when emergency patients have been admitted to the hospital but wait hours, even days, in the ER for inpatient beds. The patients who wait the longest are often those with psychiatric emergencies; increasing the number of mental-health beds would […] Continue reading
From YouTube: The North Park Police Department has released video footage of the Cache Valley Hospital shooting. It all started around 8 a.m. on May 16, 2014. Surveillance video shows Jason Burr walking into the Cache Valley Hospital ER waiting room. Moments later, the receptionist bolts from her desk, getting away from the glass window […] Continue reading
From the AHA: Basic Life Support for Prehospital Providers (BLS PHP) is the first of its kind in the AHA’s lifesaving training portfolio, designed specifically to meet the needs of the EMS market. BLS PHP consists of both online and classroom components, leveraging the “flipping the classroom” trend. A combination of online and in-classroom training improves […] Continue reading
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