Month: June 2012

Acute Pain Management in the ED

Pain has been identified as the most common reason for patients seeking care in emergency rooms. Considering the substantial impact that pain has on patients, ED physicians need to be well versed in its management, particularly...

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Evaluating Pediatric Syncope

A University of Cincinnati study suggests that ECG imaging should be used more often to screen for underlying cardiac abnormalities when evaluating pediatric patients who present with syncope. Of more than 625,000 ED visits for...

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Physician Triage in the ED

Having physicians conduct triage in the ED appears to lead to earlier evaluations, physicians orders, and disposition decisions when compared with non-physician triage. A 2-year before-and- after analysis found statistically...

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