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Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding

Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding

Benefits could be seen for frequent complaints like cough, dermatitis, and inflammation of ear, nose, throat.

Evidence on ED Diversion Strategies Inconclusive

But prehospital diversion does not seem to decrease proportion of patients transferred to ED.

Risk for Later Suicide Up for Certain Youth Presenting to ED

Hazard ratios significantly increased for self-directed violence after initial visit for epilepsy, seizures.

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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