Emergency Medicine

Apr 1, 2006 Issue
NAMDRC Recommendations for Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation [Practice Guidelines]

The National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC) has developed recommendations for the assessment and management of patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation.

Nov 1, 2005 Issue
AHA Advisory Statement on Public Access Defibrillator [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) has released an advisory statement to highlight the findings of the Public Access Defibrillation Trial, which studied the effects of lay rescuer automated external defibrillators (public access defibrillation).

Oct 1, 2005 Issue
Freestanding Urgent Care Facilities: Recommendations by the AAP [Practice Guidelines]

The Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement that provides recommendations to guide the care of young patients in emergency situations and the timely transfer from urgent care facilities to the hospital when necessary.

Feb 15, 2005 Issue
Pain and Anxiety Treatment in Children During Emergencies [Practice Guidelines]

Feb 1, 2005 Issue
AHA Report on Response to Cardiac Arrest [Practice Guidelines]

Jan 15, 2005 Issue
Guidelines for Pediatric Intermediate Care [Practice Guidelines]

Sep 1, 2003 Issue
Responding to an In-flight Emergency [Curbside Consultation]

Although usually it's just the in-flight movie and food we get to fret about, unfortunately, in-flight emergencies are a frequent occurrence.

Jun 15, 2003 Issue
Splinter Removal [Article]

Splinter injuries are common, but larger and deeper splinters are often difficult and painful to remove at home. These splinters often present as a foreign body embedded in the superficial or subcutaneous soft tissues. Whenever possible, reactive objects like wood, thorns, spines, and vegetative mat...

Jun 1, 2003 Issue
Emergency Response [Curbside Consultation]

Family physicians who encounter an unexpected medical emergency face a myriad of ethical, legal, and competency issues.

May 1, 2003 Issue
Recognition and Management of Bioterrorism Infections [Article]

Recent events have demonstrated that bioterrorists have the ability to disseminate biologic agents in the United States and cause widespread social panic. Family physicians would play a key role in the initial recognition of a potential bioterrorism attack. Familiarity with the infectious agents of ...

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