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Comprehensive Accessible Humanitarian Assistance for Older People and People with Disabilities

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:47:18 +0100

HelpAge International. 09/2017 This 60-minute online course supports humanitarian actors to deliver gender-sensitive, age, and disability inclusive emergency response. It will help plan and enhance accessible assistance and safety and dignity for older women and men, and for women, men, girls, and boys with disabilities. It details how to understand the barriers experienced by older people and people with disabilities during a humanitarian crisis, and the increased exposure to risk when they do not access assistance. (Text) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Rapid Radiochemical Methods for Analysis of Environmental Samples Contaminated with Curium-244 (244Cm) for Use During Environmental Remediation and Recovery

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:47:18 +0100

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center. 09/2017 This three-page document describes a method for curium analysis, one of the robust analytical methods developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enable emergency response officials to rapidly and accurately characterize contaminated areas and to determine the effectiveness of ongoing remediation in the event of a radiological and/or nuclear contamination incident. Improvement in sample processing and analysis will increase laboratory capacity to handle the analysis of a large number of samples, in a short period of time, following an intentional or unintentional release of a radiological and/or nuclear contaminant. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...



Emergency Management: Federal Agencies Could Improve Dissemination of Resources to Colleges

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:47:18 +0100

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 01/2018 This 36-page report examines how selected colleges prepare for emergencies, and how federal agencies support college emergency preparedness efforts, including the extent to which selected colleges reported awareness of federal resources. It recommends that the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and Department of Education work together to identify opportunities to more effectively publicize emergency preparedness resources to colleges. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:12:00 +0100

Collaboration was key for the 10 emergency rooms that cut opioid prescriptions by 36 percent. Doctors say they now use less addictive medicines to manage pain and have shifted patients' expectations.(Image credit: John Daley / CPR News) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



The prevalence of unexplained falls and syncope in older adults presenting to an Irish urban emergency department - Bhangu J, Hall P, Devaney N, Bennett K, Carroll L, Kenny RA, McMahon CG.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:24:28 +0100

AIM: There is growing evidence of an overlap between unexplained falls and syncope in older adults. Our aim was to examine the prevalence and associated resource utilization of these conditions in an urban emergency department (ED). PATIENTS AND ME... (Source: SafetyLit)



Emergency Broadcast - Health Ranger - Feb. 23, 2018

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:52:06 +0100

(Natural News) This is an emergency broadcast from the Health Ranger, Feb. 23, 2018. This broadcast covers the accelerating attempted communist takeover of America by radicalized left-wing forces that include CNN, Antifa and other George Soros-funded sabotage operations. Their goal is to de-legitimize all conservative voices by demolishing their First Amendment rights, revoking their Second... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to evaluate chest pain in the emergency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites Use rates of diagnostic imaging on the rise Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Uganda:Beyond Donor Dollars for Health Care

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:23:20 +0100

[The Conversation Africa] Over the last 15 years, there's been a rapid increase in the number of patients receiving HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. This has largely depended on foreign aid, particularly from global aid organisations such as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and The Global Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)



Emergency CT for head trauma may be overused, study shows

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Roentgen Ray Society) Emergency patients are too often given head CT to check for skull fractures and brain hemorrhage, leading to unnecessary heath care costs and patient exposure to radiation, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:09:22 +0100

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. 12/2017 This 19-page issue briefing details how opioid misuse and addiction have become a large, nation-wide issue, with opioid use disorder affecting people of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas. Older adults are among the groups affected by this problem because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or procedures, such as surgery. The report provides data on older adults'opioid use, and discusses risks associated with older adults'opioid use. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



TV Trauma Cases Don ’ t Look Much Like Real Life TV Trauma Cases Don ’ t Look Much Like Real Life

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:46:34 +0100

Fans of the television show “ Grey ’ s Anatomy ” may be getting the wrong idea about what happens in trauma cases - and that could create unrealistic expectations in the real world, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Distracted and impaired driving -

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:30:27 +0100

In recognition of the significant public safety dangers associated with drivers who are impaired by the use of alcohol or drugs, as well as by those who engage in distracted driving, ∗ the American College of Emergency Physicians: •Encourages publ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Consultants criticise 'catastrophic' rise in 12-hour A&E waits

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:13:59 +0100

Hospital consultants warn over patient safety as the longest waits to be seen in emergency units rise. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Asthma inhaler batches recalled due to dose delivery problem

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:05:00 +0100

Three specific lots of asthma inhalers are being recalled, including preventer and emergency relief inhalers, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)



No Evidence Use of SEP - 1 Bundle Ups Survival in Sepsis

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Neither the sepsis management bundle nor its interventions improve survival for adults with sepsis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) Profile of State and Territorial Public Health, Volume Four

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:47:14 +0100

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 11/2017 This 186-page report provides a comprehensive look at the structures, functions, and resources of state and territorial health agencies, based on the 2016 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Profile Survey. It includes information on partnerships with emergency responders, work in all-hazards preparedness and response, and workforce development in emergency preparedness competencies for all public health workers. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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The Journal of Emergency Medical Services Announce the 2018 John P. Pryor, MD/ Street Medicine Society Award

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:49:00 +0100

CHARLOTTE, NC –  Benjamin J. Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, has been awarded the 2018 John P. Pryor, MD/Street Medicine Society Award at the EMS Today conference in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Benjamin J. Lawner is recognized as an emergency medicine advocate focusing on clinical and educational excellence. Dr. Lawner is currently the Medical Director of Prehospital Services for Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His academic and operational responsibilities include oversight for EMS agencies, a critical care transport program, and graduate medical education in emergency medical services. Dr. Lawner’s educational background includes completion of EMT training, paramedic school, Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine and is in the process of securing official appro...



The Journal of Emergency Medical Services Announce the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:36:00 +0100

CHARLOTTE, NC – Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P has been awarded the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award at EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, NC. This award recognized Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P as a leader, professor and visionary to the field and future of emergency medical services (EMS). The James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award is given to individuals or agencies who have exhibited the drive and tenacious effort necessary to develop improved EMS systems, resolve important EMS issues and bring about positive EMS system changes. Walt Stoy recognized that Emergency Medical care was his calling at the age of 15, when he enrolled in a first aid class. Since then he has received his EMT License, Associate Degree in EMS, Bachelor’s Degree in EMS and Doctorate of Philosophy in Education. Currently...



Social Media Analysis During Disasters

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:29:41 +0100

New from the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) comes this self-paced course for Disaster Information Specialists! For emergency managers, information specialists, and others responding to large-scale disasters, it is challenging to filter through the volume of noise on social media to identify valid, actionable information. This course will help participants develop and implement a plan to effectively monitor and analyze disaster information on social media. Social Media Analysis During Disasters is a self-paced course. It fulfills one of the requirements of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Disaster Information Specialization, and  provides three MLA continuing education (CE) credits. Objectives After completing this course, you will be able to: Develop a plan ...

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PrepTalks: The Next Pandemic - Lessons from History

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:50:42 +0100

January 2018 PREPTalk " The Next Pandemic: Lessons From History, " offers lessons learned from the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics. Speaker provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials to implement measures that can save lives. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Saint Francis drops Arlington ER plan; Baptist proceeds with its proposal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:38:48 +0100

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (BMHCC) is appealing its second Certificate of Need (CON) application for a free-standing emergency department in Arlington, while Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has withdrawn from the process. Last August, the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (THSDA) board denied Baptist's new application for a free-standing ER. The health care system's appeal of that decision will be heard in late August. “Baptist has always been interested in meeting the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:07:34 +0100

Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-threatening haze across the region (Source: ABC News: Health)



Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugees Face New Dangers as Rainy Season Approaches

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:13:29 +0100

MSF emergency coordinator Kate Nolan writes from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar are living in dire conditions.Language English (Source: MSF News)



Billing Costs Consume 14.5% of Primary Care Visit Revenue Billing Costs Consume 14.5% of Primary Care Visit Revenue

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:56:18 +0100

A time-based study in a large academic center with a certified EHR shows that for each PCP, it takes $99,000 in administrative work per year just to get paid. For emergency department visits, billing was 25.2% of revenue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



EMS10: Innovators in EMS Award Winners Announced at EMS Today 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:00 +0100

The winners of this year’s EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards were announced Tuesday, Feb. 20, at an exclusive banquet, hosted as part of EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, N.C. A panel of professional EMS colleagues and peers selected the distinguished winners, who each displayed initiative, creative thinking, action-orientation and a desire to positively impact EMS, patients and their communities. This year's winners are: Paul Banerjee, DO Medical Director, Polk County (Fla.) Fire Rescue Dr. Paul Banerjee is recognized for developing and teaching new life-saving resuscitation techniques for pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. E. Stein Bronsky, MD Medical Director, Colorado Springs (Colo.) Fire Department Dr. E. Stein Bronsky is recognized for streamlining communication acro...



Mortality Risks of Exclusive Cigar, Cigarette, Pipe Use ID ’ d

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Higher risk of tobacco - related cancer death for current/former cigarette, current cigar, pipe smoking (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Grey ’s Anatomy May Be Giving You the Wrong Ideas About Medicine, Study Says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:14:32 +0100

New research has diagnosed a problem with television medical dramas. A study published Monday in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care says that medical dramas — Grey’s Anatomy, specifically — “may cultivate false expectations among patients and their families” when it comes to the realities of medical care, treatment and recovery. That conclusion isn’t altogether unexpected, given that Grey’s Anatomy is notorious for its dramatic cases. Over the show’s 14-and-counting seasons, patients have accidentally swallowed bombs, been skewered by trees and poles, become encased in hardening cement and much more. Nonetheless, study author Dr. Jordan Weinberg, trauma medical director at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Az...



' Grey's Anatomy' Not Much Like a Real ER

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:02:02 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- As much as you might love watching the popular TV drama " Grey's Anatomy, " don't mistake it for real medicine, researchers suggest. If you do, your expectations may exceed reality if you ever find yourself in an emergency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Next Pandemic: Lessons from History

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:29:20 +0100

Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 02/20/2018 This 19-minute presentation offers lessons learned from the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics. It provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials to implement measures that can save lives and, as importantly, avoid ineffective measures that can lose community trust. It details how responding to an influenza pandemic will require coordination and communication with the whole community. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Must-see SURVIVAL medicine: How to treat infections without antibiotics ... exclusive viewing for THREE days only

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:20:39 +0100

(Natural News) Through a special arrangement with The Food Grow Network and Food.news, we’ve made a lifesaving how-to video available to you for three days only, beginning today. It’s called “Treating Infections Without Antibiotics” and it shows you how to make your own potent antibiotics for emergency survival situations, or when pharmaceutical antibiotics become useless... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Nigeria:Nigeria Ranked 11th Highest On Newborn Deaths - Unicef Report

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:39:45 +0100

[Vanguard] The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has ranked Nigeria 11th position on newborn deaths globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)

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98 Killed in Syria Attack

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:58:00 +0100

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 98 people in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. A day after Monday's government barrage, retaliatory shells rained down on the capital Damascus, killing at least one person on Tuesday. The targeted suburbs — scattered across an area known as eastern Ghouta — have been subjected to weeks-long bombardment that has killed and wounded hundreds of people. Opposition activists say government forces have brought in more reinforcements in recent days, suggesting a major assault is imminent to recapture the area that is the last main rebel stronghold near Damascus. Monday's bombardment that killed nearly 100 people s...



OpenWHO

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:57:52 +0100

is WHO's interactive, web-based platform that offers online courses to people preparing to work in epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies or already doing so. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Fire Destroys 5 Ambulances, Building at N.J. Ambulance Company

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:23:00 +0100

WOODSTOWN, N.J. (WTXF) - WOODSTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a fast-moving fire gutted an ambulance squad's building in New Jersey and destroyed five ambulances, causing at least $2 million in damage overall. The fire at the American Legion Ambulance Association in Woodstown broke out around 4 a.m. Monday and was extinguished about two hours later. Officials say oxygen tanks inside some of the squad's ambulances exploded shortly after the fire began, helping the flames to quickly spread. Read more... (Source: JEMS Operations)



Health Tip: Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:02:08 +0100

-- Tetanus shots are recommended starting in infancy and continuing every ten years after age 5, the American College of Emergency Physicians says. But most adults don't get boosters until they step on a rusty nail or suffer a deep and dirty wound,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



First aid basics to teach your kids

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:44:46 +0100

(Natural News) Children get into all sorts of trouble, and many accidents may be hard to avoid. What’s more, parents or guardians won’t be able to keep an eye on the little ones every second of every day. Teaching your kids basic first aid skills can help them feel confident during emergency situations if there are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Building the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network: how does it work and what is it achieving? - Leonardo JB, Spicer RS, Katradis M, Allison J, Thomas R.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study investigated whether the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) framework could be applied in the field of injury and violence prevention to reduce fatalities, hospitalizations and emergency departmen... (Source: SafetyLit)



Emergency Management and Preparedness Training for Youth (EMPTY): the results of the first Swedish pilot study - Khorram-Manesh A, Berlin J, Roseke LL, Aremyr J, S örensson J, Carlström E.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of a simulation training in raising a group of young students' personal and situational awareness in disasters and emergencies. METHODS: In total, 25 young students participated in two simulation scenarios represent... (Source: SafetyLit)



Predictors of safe discharge for pediatric drowning patients in the emergency department - Brennan CE, Hong TKF, Wang VJ.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to determine if stable, well-appearing, drowning patients who have normal age-adjusted vital signs and pulse oximetry upon arrival to the emergency department may be safely discharged without a prolonged observation... (Source: SafetyLit)



Reliability of Glasgow Coma Score in pediatric trauma patients - DiBrito SR, Cerullo M, Goldstein SD, Ziegfeld S, Stewart D, Nasr IW.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study sought to determine the reliability of prehospital GCS compared to emergency department (ED) GCS. METHODS: We conducted a... (Source: SafetyLit)



Fractures in the pediatric emergency department: are we considering abuse? - Lavin LR, Penrod CH, Estrada CM, Arnold DH, Saville BR, Xu M, Lowen DE.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Approximately one fourths of infant fractures are due to abuse. Recognition of abuse is important to avoid further morbidity/mortality. There is limited knowledge regarding how frequently pediatric emergency department clinicians consider abuse in infants ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Factors influencing emergency department care of young children at-risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury - Rhine T, Wade SL, Zhang N, Zang H, Kennebeck S, Babcock L.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

OBJECTIVES: Care decisions for young children presenting to the emergency department (ED) with head injury are often challenging (e.g. whether to obtain neuroimaging). We sought to identify factors associated with acute management of children at-risk for c... (Source: SafetyLit)



A lack of aquatic rescue competency: a drowning risk factor for young adults involved in aquatic emergencies - Petrass LA, Blitvich JD.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Drowning is an important public health issue with major impacts on young adults aged 15 –24 years, yet little is known about the causal factors for drowning for this group. As young adults recreate with peers in unpatrolled aquatic environments, the ca... (Source: SafetyLit)



Patrol officers' perception on the intoxicated people-related work and implications -

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Dealing with intoxicated people reported by 112 emergency call is one of the biggest difficulties among patrol officers who are responsible for the safety of the public. Many studies pointed out that this should be improved, but it did not improve sufficie... (Source: SafetyLit)



Does crash risk increase when emergency vehicles are driving with lights and sirens? - Missikpode C, Peek-Asa C, Young T, Hamann C.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

INTRODUCTION: Emergency vehicles, such as police, ambulances, and fire vehicles, need to arrive at the scene of emergencies as quickly as possible, and thus they often travel in emergency mode - using their lights and sirens and often bypassing traffic sig... (Source: SafetyLit)



Management of multi-casualty incidents in mountain rescue: evidence-based guidelines of the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM) - Blancher M, Albasini F, Elsensohn F, Zafren K, H ölzl N, McLaughlin K, Wheeler AR, Roy S, Brugger H, Greene M, Paal P.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

INTRODUCTION: Multi-Casualty Incidents (MCI) occur in mountain areas. Little is known about the incidence and character of such events, and the kind of rescue response. Therefore, the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM) s... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Weekend woodsmen: Overview and comparison of injury patterns associated with power saw and axe utilization in the United States - Sritharen Y, Hernandez MC, Zielinski MD, Aho JM.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

INTRODUCTION: Power saw and axe injuries are associated with significant morbidity and are increasingly managed in the emergency department (ED). However, these injuries have not been summarily reported in the literature. We aim to evaluate and compare the... (Source: SafetyLit)



Risk factors analysis of criminals escape from prison based on interpretative structural modelling - Song Y.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Urban public facilities play essential roles during the operating process of cities. How to prevent and mitigate emergencies which affect the urban public facilities is the focus of urban emergency management. However, the risk factors of emergencies in ur... (Source: SafetyLit)



Clinical chameleons: an emergency medicine focused review of carbon monoxide poisoning - Ng PCY, Long B, Koyfman A.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is found in the environment, in the home, and in the human body as a normal part of mammalian metabolism. Poisoning from CO, a common exposure, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if... (Source: SafetyLit)



Psychiatric nurses' attitudes towards violent behaviour: a Brazilian study - Dias MGPF, de Vargas D.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study examines nurses' attitudes towards violent behaviour and the management of aggressiveness. A convenience sample of 185 nurses working in psychiatric urgent care and emergency services in Brazil responded to the MAVAS-BR. The results show that nu... (Source: SafetyLit)



A & E nursing staff ‘resigned to being abused by patients’

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:43:00 +0100

A review of the experiences of hospital accident and emergency staff suggests that workers have resigned themselves to patient violence and aggression. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Motorcycle Response Units in EMS

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:12:23 +0100

Patric Lausch will moderate the panel "Using Motorcycles in EMS Response" at EMS Today in Charlotte, N.C. Patric's session will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 1:15 - 2:45 pm. He will be joined by members of other EMS motorcycle teams. Dr. Lausch and his co-presenters will also explain the operational and patient care benefits resulting from the deployment of a well-equipped, efficient first response motorcycle at special events.  More information located here.   Motorcycles are utilized in Fire & EMS in Europe, Asia and beyond Motorcycle use in both Fire and EMS is very common outside of the US. In many countries in Europe and Asia, fast response motorcycles are used to reach patients and emergency scenes where dense populations, traffic and sma...



17 Killed in Garbage Dump Collapse in Mozambique

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:47:00 +0100

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search was underway. The garbage in the poor, densely populated area where the disaster happened rose to the height of a three-story building, according to the Portuguese news agency Lusa. Lusa and Radio Mocambique both reported 17 deaths. Half a dozen homes were destroyed and some residents in the area fled for fear of another collapse. "The mountains of garbage collapsed on the houses and many families were still inside these residences," Fatima Belchior, a national disaster official, told Lusa. Author...



FDA Oks First Blood Based Concussion Detection Test

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:02:44 +0100

A new blood-based test could help change the way TBI’s such as concussions are detected in patients. FDA recently granted a De Novo request to Banyan Biomarkers to market the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BTI). “The goal standard right now is the CT scan and it’s better than anything else out there,” Henry Nordhoff, chairman and CEO of Banyan Biomarkers, told MD+DI. “But the problem with CT is the cost; the time it takes; and the amount of ionizing radiation that’s delivered to the brain. It’s particularly dangerous when it’s a developing brain. You’re getting about 100 times the ionizing radiation in a brain scan that you’re getting in a chest X-ray.” The San Diego-based company’s test identifies two brain-specific protein biomarkers (Ubiquitin Carboxy-terminal Hy...



Survival first aid: How to stop excessive bleeding when you’re off-grid

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:33:05 +0100

(Natural News) You can’t assume that there will always be someone you can call for help. Even emergency services may not reach you fast enough, and you might have to improvise as quickly as possible. Knowing how to stop excessive bleeding can help minimize health risks. Listed below are some methods you can use to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:58:50 +0100

(NEW YORK) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it’s no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic also held steady at 43. “I thought I was going to die, I really did,” said Ben Bland, a 39-year-old event planner in Kansas City, Missouri, who was hospitalized this week with pneumonia on top of flu. “My lungs f...

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Budgeting for Medical Countermeasures: An Ongoing Need for Preparedness

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:47:32 +0100

Bipartisan Policy Center. 02/13/2018 This 16-page report summarizes the progress to date in procuring medical countermeasures and prior Congressional funding mechanisms for Project BioShield. It discusses ways to optimize funding for medical countermeasures so that the existing public-private partnership can continue to thrive, by restoring the program's original multi-year funding structure. It reviews the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE), and future considerations for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Violence towards emergency nurses. The Italian National Survey 2016: a qualitative study - Ramacciati N, Ceccagnoli A, Addey B, Rasero L.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

INTRODUCTION: Physical and verbal aggression against health professionals, particularly nurses, is globally serious and widespread, with the most vulnerable being nurses working in the Accident and Emergency Department. Most international research into thi... (Source: SafetyLit)



Ambulance traffic accidents in Taiwan - Chiu PW, Lin CH, Wu CL, Fang PH, Lu CH, Hsu HC, Chi CH.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Ambulance traffic accidents (ATAs) are the leading cause of occupation-related fatalities among emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. We aim to use the Taiwan national surveillance system to analyze the characteristics of ATAs and ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Is it possible to recover from traumatic brain injury and a Glasgow coma scale score of 3 at emergency department presentation? - Sadaka F, Jadhav A, Miller M, Saifo A, O'Brien J, Trottier S.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

INTRODUCTION: A Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 3 on presentation in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) portends a poor prognosis. Consequently, there is often a tendency to treat these patients less aggressively because of low expectations for a... (Source: SafetyLit)



Gasoline-related injuries and fatalities in the United States, 1995-2014 - Drago DA.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

This descriptive study examines twenty years of gasoline-related fatalities and emergency department treated injuries in the United States, based on data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Thermal burns consistently accounted for the majority ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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The effect on emergency department visits of raised alcohol minimum prices in Saskatchewan, Canada - Sherk A, Stockwell T, Callaghan RC.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: The province of Saskatchewan, Canada introduced minimum prices graded by alcohol strength in April 2010. As previous research found this intervention significantly decreased alcohol consumption and alcohol-attributable morbidity, we ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Nonfatal assaults among persons aged 10-24 years - United States, 2001-2015 - David-Ferdon CF, Haileyesus T, Liu Y, Simon TR, Kresnow MJ.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

In 2015, persons aged 10-24 years who were treated for nonfatal assault injuries in emergency departments (EDs) in the United States accounted for 32% of the approximately 1.5 million patients of all ages that EDs treated for nonfatal assault injuries (1).... (Source: SafetyLit)



Estimation of driver injury severity in traffic collisions -

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

An automated collision notification system installed in vehicles could inform emergency response teams of the crash and its' severity. Tracking information and recognition of the extent of injuries would assist in prompt arrival of appropriate teams to the... (Source: SafetyLit)



Significant Challenges for Developmental - Behavioral Peds

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Care issues include long waits, high case complexity, poor reimbursement, and provider burnout (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Emergency Manager Law Primer: Protecting the Public's Health During Financial Emergencies: Lessons Learned from the Flint Water Crisis

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:41:59 +0100

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 12-page fact sheet addresses the purpose of emergency manager laws; how they operate; the emergency manager's powers, duties, and limitations; the role of citizens and elected officials while under emergency management; transition after emergency management; and the intersection of emergency manager laws with other laws. It illustrates the variety of state emergency manager laws based on key features, and examines differences in their implementation, including in Michigan. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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FDA OKs First Blood-Based Concussion Detection Test

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:43:46 +0100

A new blood-based test could help change the way TBI’s such as concussions are detected in patients. FDA recently granted a De Novo request to Banyan Biomarkers to market the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BTI). “The goal standard right now is the CT scan and it’s better than anything else out there,” Henry Nordhoff, chairman and CEO of Banyan Biomarkers, told MD+DI. “But the problem with CT is the cost; the time it takes; and the amount of ionizing radiation that’s delivered to the brain. It’s particularly dangerous when it’s a developing brain. You’re getting about 100 times the ionizing radiation in a brain scan that you’re getting in a chest X-ray.” The San Diego-based company’s test identifies two brain-specific protein biomarkers (Ubiquitin Carboxy-terminal Hy...



Anti - Heroin Vaccine Shows Promise Against Lethal Doses

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

TLR9 agonist in presence of alum is stable over 30 days, elicits strong anti - heroin antibody titers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses Predominate 2017 - 2018 Season

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Vaccine effectiveness estimated at 25 percent against A(H3N2) (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Report: Learning from the Flint Water Crisis - Protecting the Public's Health During a Financial Emergency

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:23:23 +0100

Report details why shortcomings in the structure and implementation of laws related to public health, safe drinking water, and emergency financial management failed to stop or mitigate the Flint water crisis. Along with key findings, the report provides recommendations to help prevent similar crises from happening in other communities. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Public Health Handbook for Communities Under Emergency Management - A Case Study of the Flint Water Crisis

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:23:23 +0100

This handbook is intended to help policymakers and practitioners incorporate the lessons learned from this preventable disaster to avert and/or mitigate future crises. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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Triad health provider seeks approval for new $23.5 million medical complex

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:43:40 +0100

A Triad health system wants to build a $23.5 million emergency department and imaging services complex in Greensboro. Cone Health said Friday that it has asked state regulators to approve the building of a 102,000-square-foot MedCenter at the intersection of Drawbridge Parkway and Battleground Avenue. The MedCenter will be a new structure on the two properties Cone Health recently bought by the former grocery sto re. "Our MedCenters are models of moving health care services into the community where… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Efficacy of Articaine versus Lidocaine in Supplemental Infiltration for Mandibular First versus Second Molars with Irreversible Pulpitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind Clinical Trial

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:09:00 +0100

ConclusionsThe success rate for IANB with 4% articaine was 25%. Articaine and lidocaine had similar success rates for supplemental infiltration in first molars, whereas articaine was significantly more successful for second molars. However, because BI often did not provide profound pulpal anesthesia, additional techniques including intraosseous anesthesia may still be required. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)



Mum forced to give seven-week-old baby the kiss of life

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:24:29 +0100

Mother Nicola Bell from Leeds had to give her seven-week-old baby emergency resuscitation, after she started choking on her own mucus, thanks to training she received at her local hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Maker of highly addictive OxyContin says it will stop incentivizing doctors to push its deadly drugs

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:39:39 +0100

(Natural News) The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in this country, with the number of deaths quadrupling since 2000, and around 115 people dying from overdoses each day. President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency, and high schools across the country have started stocking up on the drug Narcan to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



WellStar Health System continues Atlanta expansion

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0100

WellStar Health System was scheduled to break ground Feb. 15 on a new emergency department at its Kennestone Hospital that is more than triple the size of its current ER. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Dr. Dustin Calhoun

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0100

Emergency medicine physican University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/UC Health Calhoun helped develop Pytensys, a customized, mobile trauma response kit.  What inspired the Pytensys system? Large mass casualty incidents are relatively rare events, fortunately, which require a significant amount of resources and planni ng to mitigate. A local company, TyTek Industries, was working with a large venue organizer to develop a self-contained, mobile disaster medical resource system. They approached… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Mass Shootings Trigger Change for Emergency Medicine

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:35:04 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Emergency responders rethink what it takes to save lives (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Stryker wins expanded FDA indications for Trevo thrombectomy device

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:58:45 +0100

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it won expanded FDA indications for its Trevo thrombectomy device, now cleared as a front-line treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients for up to 24 hours from symptom onset. The expanded indication lifts the previously cleared treatment window by 18 hours, according to the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company. “The 24-hour indication opens the treatment window to patients whose stroke would previously have progressed until all the brain tissue surrounding the affected arteries was dead, leaving them with a life of significant disabilities. These patients now have a much better chance for an independent life without disability,” Dr. Raul Nogueira of Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University said in a prepared statement. “FDA clearance of...



FDA Approves First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:23:37 +0100

(CHICAGO) — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry’s race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The test doesn’t detect concussions and the approval won’t immediately change how patients with suspected concussions or other brain trauma are treated. But Wednesday’s green light by the Food and Drug Administration “is a big deal because then it opens the door and accelerates technology,” said Michael McCrea, a brain injury expert at Medical College of Wisconsin. The test detects two proteins present in brain cells that can leak into the bloodstream following a blow to ...

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Treatment of Hoarding-Induced Trauma and Perpetration

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:01:40 +0100

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Standards Manual, Edition V (2013) reports that between 2 and 6% of the general population have a hoarding disorder. Once considered a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding is now regarded as a serious clinical condition co-morbid with diagnoses of depression, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and sometimes psychosis given the delusional levels of denial that hoarders often present (Frost, Stekelee, Tolin, 2011). Hoarders engage in excessive acquisition of items, whether those items have real world value or not, as well as excessive shopping. This behavior often results in living environments that are seriously compromised, if not uninhabitable: blocked entrances and exits, leading ...



The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:10 +0100

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer and closer. It’s the rare person who can confront the final decline with flippancy or ease. That, as it turns out, might be our first mistake. Humans are not alone in facing the ultimate reckoning, but we’re the only species–as far as we know–who spends its whole life knowing death is coming. A clam dredged from the ocean off Iceland in 2006–and inadvertently killed by the scientists who disco...



Public Health Handbook for Communities Under Emergency Management: A Case Study of the Flint Water Crisis: Legal Mapping Tools and Lessons Learned

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:29:33 +0100

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 28-page handbook is intended to help policymakers and practitioners incorporate the lessons learned from the Flint water crisis to avert and/or mitigate future crises. It provides guidance for implementing several overarching recommendations produced through extensive research and analysis aimed at answering a key legal question with respect to the Flint water crisis: Given the emergency manager's appointment, what legal authority could state, local, and federal public health and environmental agencies use to avert or mitigate the crisis? (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Learning from the Flint Water Crisis: Protecting the Public's Health During a Financial Emergency

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:29:33 +0100

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 84-page report, co-authored by attorneys from the Network for Public Health Law and the University of Michigan School of Public Health, details why shortcomings in the structure and implementation of laws related to public health, safe drinking water, and emergency financial management failed to stop or mitigate the Flint water crisis. Along with key findings, the report provides recommendations to help prevent similar crises from happening in other communities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Pediatric Issues in Disasters

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:47:52 +0100

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/13/2018 This one-hour, 31-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) discusses how local, regional, state, and federal level entities are incorporating pediatric issues into their planning efforts. It details how to identify and incorporate pediatric special considerations into preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and resilience-building plans and actions; be prepared every day for an emergency; and integrate pediatric issues into healthcare preparedness plans, trainings, and exercises. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Zika Virus and Emerging Mosquito-Borne Diseases: The European Emergency Risk Communication Challenge; A Response Guide

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:47:52 +0100

World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 09/2017 This 46-page manual and the associated app are designed to assist public health authorities in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region communicate in response to possible outbreaks of the Zika virus, and other mosquito-borne diseases. The main objective of the guide is to enable European countries to learn from the experience of other regions on how to communicate about Zika, and apply these lessons to the European context. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Climber's Death on Popular Oregon Peak Underscores Dangers

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:08:00 +0100

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's tallest peak rises above the streets of downtown Portland, its gorgeous snow-capped slopes luring 10,000 climbers a year. The picture postcard view of Mount Hood makes it one of the most visited snow-capped peaks in America, a destination to check off during any respectable visit to the City of Roses. "It just stands there and calls to you — and during clear weather like we've had the past couple of days, that mountain is there calling to anyone who's ever thought about climbing it," said Mark Morford, spokesman for Portland Mountain Rescue. But Mount Hood's accessibility and beauty also obscure a treacherous history that once again came into focus Tuesday, when one man plummeted 1,000 (305 meters) feet to his death while summiting and th...



Legislative committee backs increase in regulations on free-standing emergency rooms

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:04:27 +0100

Republicans and Democrats have teamed with business leaders, insurers and health-care advocates to come up with a solution that received bipartisan support in passing out of its first committee on Wednesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Gunman Kills at Least 17 in Florida High School Shooting

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:48:00 +0100

  PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday as classes were being dismissed, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students running into the streets to escape the bullets.   Frantic parents rushed to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where SWAT team members and ambulances had surrounded the campus. Live footage showed emergency workers who appeared to be treating the wounded on sidewalks. "It is a horrific situation," Superintendent Robert Runcie said. "It is a horrible day for us." The 19-year-old suspect was taken into custody without incident about an hour after he left the school, authorities said. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the suspect, who was previously expelled for disciplinary...



Rule-Out Criteria Safely Reduced Testing for PE Rule-Out Criteria Safely Reduced Testing for PE

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:18:47 +0100

Among very low risk patients seen in emergency departments with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), the use of PE rule-out criteria did not result in more thromboembolic events in the next 3 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Actions and Research

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:00:00 +0100

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, which include concussions, contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits (and even deaths) each year. Learn more about TBI, and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)



Shooting at Florida High School; Numerous Fatalities Reported

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:40:00 +0100

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A school official says there are numerous fatalities from the high school shooting in South Florida. Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie says "There are numerous fatalities. It is a horrific situation." He added, "It is a horrible day for us." The Broward County Sheriff's Office tweeted Wednesday afternoon that "so far we have at least 14 victims." The tweet added: "Victims have been and continue to be transported to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hospital." The sheriff's statement didn't elaborate on the victims or their injuries. ___ 4:15 p.m. The White House has canceled its daily press briefing after a Florida hig...



Doctors Struggle to Treat Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0100

CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert's second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms and she was allowed to keep him in her room to encourage breast-feeding and bonding. His hospital stay was just a week. "It was like night and day," Sherbert said. T...

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Identifying and splinting bone fractures in a survival situation

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:46:55 +0100

(Natural News) The chances of you getting injured during an emergency are high, especially if everyone around you is panicking. During times like this, it is important that you keep a cool head and assess your situation carefully. People running around, pushing, and screaming can cause you to fall down and injure your arm or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Patient transport members vote on industrial action over two-tier workforce

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:06:25 +0100

UNISON members who transport patients in greater Manchester are being balloted for potential strike action over pay differences which see some of them paid up to £2.40 an hour less, get fewer breaks and receive less sick pay. Around 100 staff at Greater Manchester Patient Transport Services were hired when the service was outsourced to Arriva between 2013 and 2016, and employed on the inferior terms and conditions. This means that a third of the services staff are paid less than colleagues who were employed before the service was privatised, or after it was brought back into the public sector – a situation UNISON says is both “ridiculous and untenable”. UNISON North West regional organiser David Atkinson pointed out: “You have colleagues working together on a 10-hour shift, doing ...



Statement of the Sixteenth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:20:00 +0100

14 February 2017 – The sixteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 7 February 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via tel econference. (Source: WHO news)



Improving the Measurement of Fertility Regulation Practices: Findings from Qualitative Research in Ghana

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:28:23 +0100

CONCLUSIONSThe fertility control strategies commonly reported by the study respondents —periodic contraception, and frequent use of traditional methods and emergency contraceptive pills—are likely not adequately captured in general surveys such as the DHS. Such surveys are also not well suited to measuring combinations of methods and mosaics of method combinations. New ways of cap turing women's fertility regulation practices should be considered, including additional survey items, new question modules and specialist studies. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)

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Awareness and Perceptions of Emergency Contraceptive Pills Among Women in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:28:23 +0100

CONCLUSIONSEmergency contraceptive pills have the potential to address gaps in the family planning method mix in the DRC. Assessing whether women have incomplete or erroneous information about family planning methods can provide better understanding of women's contraceptive choices in low-income countries. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)



Drug Fever: Recent Cases From the Medical Literature Drug Fever: Recent Cases From the Medical Literature

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:14:52 +0100

A review of recent case reports provides insight into the symptoms of drug fever and the agents that have been associated with this condition.Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Book Review: Insane Consequences

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:13:15 +0100

I have read Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill a couple of times and am still contemplating it. It also inspired me to research further into how we treat the seriously mentally ill in America. In the book, author DJ Jaffe takes on what he calls the “mental health industry,” and I think that is a fair characterization. He is not the only writer to use the phrase, and he confronts that industry with a voice that reminds me of a prosecuting attorney on a mission. Jaffe became involved in the mental health system in the 1980s when his wife’s 18 year old sister, Lynn, came to New York from Wisconsin to live with them. Lynn had been a high performing high school student who began to have behavioral issues with her Hungarian immigrant mom,...