Emergency Medicine Information Center
Benefits could be seen for frequent complaints like cough, dermatitis, and inflammation of ear, nose, throat.
But prehospital diversion does not seem to decrease proportion of patients transferred to ED.
Hazard ratios significantly increased for self-directed violence after initial visit for epilepsy, seizures.
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.
Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.
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 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.
A young woman presented with symptoms consistent with aseptic meningitis after taking a dose of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.
Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.
Incision and drainage on already infected skin structures can always be uncomfortable for the patient.
Consider using topical ethyl chloride before the use of anesthesia when working with infected skin.
Involving a child in suturing can subdue perceived pain.