ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Emergency Medicine

May 1, 2016 Issue
AHA Updates Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care [Practice Guidelines]

This summary practice guideline from the American Heart Association focuses on adult and child basic life support and CPR quality, as well as alternative CPR techniques.


Apr 1, 2016 Issue
Useful Signs and Symptoms of Severe Intracranial Injury After Minor Head Trauma [POEMs]

Specific individual risk factors, clinical signs, and symptoms are useful in identifying adults with minor head trauma who are at risk of severe intracranial injury. The absence of all features of the Canadian CT Head Rule and New Orleans Criteria is also highly accurate for identifying adults at low risk of severe injury.


Apr 1, 2016 Issue
Prevention and Treatment of Drowning [Article]

Review the statistics of drowning incidents, how to improve the likelihood of successful resuscitation, and the most effective prevention strategies.


Nov 1, 2010 Issue
Altitude Illness: Risk Factors, Prevention, Presentation, and Treatment [Article]

Altitude illness affects 25 to 85 percent of travelers to high altitudes, depending on their rate of ascent, home altitude, individual susceptibility, and other risk factors. Acute mountain sickness is the most common presentation of altitude illness and typically causes headache and malaise within ...


Sep 1, 2010 Issue
Hypothermia for Neuroprotection in Adults After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with standard care, therapeutic hypothermia with conventional cooling methods improves the rate of survival to hospital discharge and neurologic outcome in patients successfully resuscitated after cardiac arrest.


Oct 1, 2008 Issue
Does Limiting Interruptions During Cardiac Resuscitation Improve Outcomes [AFP Journal Club]

Does the ACLS recommendation to limit interruptions during cardiac resuscitation improve outcomes for patients with cardiac arrest? It is a reasonable recommendation, but success rates in this study may be too good to believe.


Oct 15, 2007 Issue
AAP Releases Guidelines on Treatment of Anaphylaxis [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on the treatment of anaphylaxis. Epinephrine is an effective treatment option for anaphylaxis if it is injected into the lateral leg immediately.


Jun 1, 2007 Issue
Medical Emergency Preparedness in Office Practice [Article]

Most primary care physicians report at least one emergency presenting to their office per year. Asthma, anaphylaxis, shock, seizures, and cardiac arrest are among the most common adult and childhood emergencies in the office setting. Most offices are not fully prepared for these medical emergencies....


Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Emergency Response: Physician Training and Obligations [Curbside Consultation]

There is no question that physician training in emergency response is available and effective, and that physicians, if properly prepared, are extremely valuable in mitigating mortality and morbidity during an emergency.


May 1, 2006 Issue
2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care.


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