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News

Online Patient Reviews of EDs and Urgent Care Centers Inform Care Delivery

Online Patient Reviews of EDs and Urgent Care Centers Inform Care Delivery

Publicly available online ratings of emergency departments and urgent care centers provide important insights for health systems.

Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association have released updated guidelines for emergency care of injured and critically ill children.

Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality

Agreement between formalized triage assessment and simple clinical assessment was poor.

Opinion

The House's healthcare bill: Trumpcare or "Chumpcare"?

Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.

Tips for adjusting to the night shift

Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.

Clinical Feature

Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Malaise, and a Bruise on the Leg

Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Malaise, and a Bruise on the Leg

A 44-year-old man presents to the hospital with generalized abdominal pain, malaise, subjective low-grade fever, and a bruise on his left shin. He has an extensive medical history including HIV, hypertension, diabetes, and GERD, but he denies vomiting or diarrhea.

Community Paramedicine: Bridging the Gap

Community Paramedicine: Bridging the Gap

Community paramedics are trained within the standard paramedic education model and then complete program-dependent training with a goal of decreasing unnecessary hospital readmissions and improving overall patient care.

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