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Emergency Medicine

Conference Highlights: HM18 | Feature

New research was presented at HM18, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Annual Conference, from April 8-11 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

Managing Risk Associated with Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices | Feature

Heater-cooler devices used during cardiothoracic and other surgical procedures to warm or cool a patient have been linked with infections from bacteria called M. chimaera. Between 2010

The Impact of Critical Access to Hospitals | Feature

Older patients undergoing common surgeries who are admitted to critical access hospitals appear to have similar early mortality rates as those admitted to non–critical access facilities. The findings may have important policy implications for payers and policymakers evaluating healthcare services for rural Americans.

CME/CE: Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Researchers conducted an anonymous, 24-question survey that asked physician mothers representing all medical specialties about mental health history and treatment, perception of stigma, opinions about state licensing questions on mental health, and personal experiences with reporting.

Do You Know the Costs of ED Care? | Feature

The relationship between cost efficiencies and quality of care cannot be overstated. Previous research shows that improved knowledge of some basic costs that are under the control

Conference Highlights: ACC 2018 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2018, the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, from March 10-12 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Previous research has suggested high rates of suicide and depression among physicians when compared with the general public. Debilitating mental illness can critically impact physicians’ ability to

Conference Highlights: SCCM 2018 | Feature

New research was presented at SCCM 2018, the 47th annual Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, from February 25 to 28 in San Antonio. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

CME/CE: Assessing Appropriate Use of Vascular Access Devices | Feature

The Michigan Appropriateness Guide to Intravenous Catheters has been developed to help clinicians appropriately select vascular access devices. These efforts are important to limiting the risk of complications in critically ill patients.

Communication and Integration in Emergency Care: Has Anything Changed in 30 Years? | Feature

Thirty years ago, hospital emergency departments and ambulance services experienced many issues and shortcomings when it came to timely communication, as well as integration of patient care processes. We take a look at what has changed since then and will follow-up with a live #PWChat on Feb 28 at 3pm Eastern to discuss.

#PWChat – Communication & Integration in Emergency Medicine: Has Anything Changed in 30 Years? | Feature

Join us Wednesday, February 28 at 3:00pm ET for our live, interactive tweetchat with PW blogger Matthew Loxton, MKM, CKM, on whether communication and integration in emergency

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2017, the annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 28 to November 1 in Toronto, Canada. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

MACRA: Proceed With Confidence at the Point of Care | Feature

We’ve been living in a MACRA world for some time now, and yet most physicians still aren’t ready—or even close to ready—for this new reality. As if

Expert-Based Opinions: A Supplement to, Not a Replacement for, Evidence-Based Content | Feature

Nationally recognized and highly regarded health systems have a variety of ways to expand the reach of their “special sauce.” For some, it’s to launch outpatient centers

Information Rx: The Missing Piece of Quality Care | Feature

The vast majority of healthcare takes place outside of a physician’s office. Consumers often care for themselves when they have acute problems, such as colds and the

Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2017, the annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 28 to November 1 in Toronto, Canada. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Video – Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands From the Netherlands to Sierra Leone | Medical Blog

PW blogger Lars Brouwers, MD, discusses his trip to bring 3D printed hands and umbilical cord clamps to underserved populations throughout northwestern Africa in this exclusive video!

Calling Responsible Parties to Task for their Role in the Opioid Epidemic | Medical Blog

PW blogger and regular #PWChat Tweetchat co-host Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, take a thorough look at the opioid epidemic, including how we got to this point and what can be done to turn things around.

Comparing Ventilation Approaches for Pneumonia | Feature

Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of hospitalization in US, resulting in more than 1 million admissions annually. Roughly 60% of patients with severe pneumonia develop acute

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACEP17 | Feature

New research was presented at ACEP17, the American College of Emergency Physician’s annual scientific assembly, from October 29 to November 1 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies and new information emerging from the conference.

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