Different illnesses require that patients stay home from school or work for different lengths of time.
As the volume of patients in emergency departments across the country rise, more EDs are experimenting with appointment reservation systems.
Sunburn, mosquito bites, and fireworks all present dangerous hazards during the summer months.
Only 5.5% of ER patients are diagnosed with 1 of 6 life threatening conditions.
Patients on opioids for chronic pain who were coprescribed naloxone had 47% fewer opioid-related ER visits.
For patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, intensive blood pressure reduction has similar outcomes compared with standard treatment.
Emergency department clinicians are faced with a number of challenges as ED's become more crowded.
Aspirin significantly reduces the risk of a recurrent stroke 6 weeks after a transient ischemic attack or minor stroke.
Almost one-quarter of patients admitted to the STICU short term are there for <4 hours of ventilator management.
Deferred defibrillation was not associated with improved survival.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has proposed a new term—brief resolved unexplained events—and has released guidelines for management.
Triage practices in EDs are essential to providing patient care.
Identifying the type of conjunctivitis that a patient has is the key to identifying the most effective course of action.
Clinicians should trust their intuition when a patient's injuries don't match up with their story.
A patient's widow asserts that the clinician should have checked hospital records taken prior to admission.
When patients present with concerning behavior, an explanation of patient-provider confidentiality can help clinicians provide effective treatment more quickly.
The patient flow may slow down during the holidays, but some people come to the emergency department for more than just physical reasons.
A new formulation of intranasal naloxone - marketed as Narcan - has been FDA approved to help combat opioid abuse in the United States.
Using a combination of sutures and Steri-Strips can help close skin tears in elderly patients with fragile skin.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests the prescription of naloxone to the family and friend of patients who are at risk of opioid overdose.
Emergency providers need to make every effort to be responsible prescribers.
After a major car accident, two providers disclose a patient's health information to his employer.
A 29-year-old woman, 12 years post-liver transplant, presents with fever and tachycardia and had recently reported fatigue, weakness, and abdominal pain.
Providers need to address the overuse of prescription narcotics in the emergency room.
Epinephrine should be used if anaphylaxis is suspected, even if it is unconfirmed.
Emergency-department initiated buprenorphine treatment may increase addiction treatment and decrease opioid use in patients with opioid dependence .
After major surgery, returning to the same hospital for any complications increases survival.
Uric acid therapy reduced disability for up to 90 days in women after stroke.
In emergency rooms, UTIs are overdiagnosed while STIs are underdiagnosed in women.
CPR from bystanders and first responders can increase cardiac arrest survival rates.