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The role of volunteers in disasters: an irreplaceable pillar of disaster relief

Emergency Live

Dedication and expertise serving the community at critical times The indispensability of Volunteers Volunteers play a crucial role in emergency and disaster situations. Taking on responsibilities without expectation of material reward, more than 13 million volunteers work with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, demonstrating the growing importance of volunteerism in modern society.

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Cytotron – Magical Device Pseudoscience

Science Based Medicine

The claims of Neurocytonix are extraordinary and dubious. The post Cytotron – Magical Device Pseudoscience first appeared on Science-Based Medicine.

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Planning for mass evacuation strategies

Emergency Live

A crucial approach to managing the unpredictable Mass evacuation management is an essential component of preparedness for emergency situations. Planning an effective response to natural disasters, major accidents or other crises is critical to public safety. This article will examine some key strategies for planning for mass evacuations. Risk identification and preparation The first step […] The post Planning for mass evacuation strategies appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Foohey’s Figures Updates

First 10 EM

If you haven’t yet discovered the Foohey’s Figures section of First10EM, now is the time. Foohey’s Figures is run by the brilliant educator Dr. Sarah Foohey, and is dedicated to graphics that distill emergency medicine topics down to their basics. They are amazing for quick reference on shift and are easy to save to your […] The post Foohey’s Figures Updates appeared first on First10EM.

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Diabetes: from telemedicine to new drugs

Emergency Live

New Strategies and Technologies for the Effective Management of Diabetes in Critical Situations Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires careful and constant management. However, in emergency situations, such as accidents or natural disasters, diabetes management can become extremely complex. Fortunately, in recent years, new strategies and technologies have emerged that are revolutionizing the management […] The post Diabetes: from telemedicine to new drugs appeared first on Emergency

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Initial Hematology Work Up for Cytopenias

EMDocs

Authors: Rachel Bridwell, MD (EM Attending Physician; Tacoma, WA); Alec Pawlukiewicz, MD (EM Attending Physician; Killeen, TX) // Reviewed by: Brit Long, MD (EM Attending Physician, San Antonio, TX) Even prior to COVID-19’s strain on emergency departments (ED), boarding has been a longstanding issue. Especially for clinicians working in EDs with limited resources and consultants, the ED workup may not provide comprehensive care, and thoughtful evaluation can improve inpatient care and aid consul

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Grand Rounds Recap 12.6.23

Taming the SRU

Guest lecture: leadership and the nfl - eMS Grand Rounds - sports medicine jeopardy - r4 capstone - clinical knowledge: prosthetic valve emergencies - QI/KT: ICH leadership is worthless but leading is priceless: Leadership and the nfl WITH special guest lecturer, nfl players’ association physician director, dr. thom mayer Don’t aspire to lead, you are already leading!

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Man suffers cardiac arrest – Saved by fellow cyclists performing CPR

AED Leader

Omaha resident Greg Schraeder suffered a cardiac arrest on a social bike ride on June 20, 2023. He was fortunate to be surrounded by a “dream team” including a retired pediatrician, a retired law enforcement officer, and a retired respiratory therapist. The group performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Schraeder for around 11 to 13 minutes before an ambulance arrived and shocked him with an AED before taking him away.

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Bubble Wrap PLUS – December 23

Don't Forget the Bubbles

Can’t get enough of Bubble Wrap? The Bubble Wrap Plus is a monthly Paediatric Journal Club reading list from Professor Jaan Toelen (University Hospitals Leuven) and Dr Anke Raaijmakers (Sydney Children’s Hospital). This comprehensive list is developed from 34 journals, including major and subspecialty paediatric journals. We suggest this list can help you discover relevant or interesting articles for your local journal club or allow you to keep a finger on the pulse of paediatric research.

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Littleton man recovers after multiple cardiac arrests and 100+ AED shocks

AED Leader

Before the arrival of Thanksgiving, Chad Martinez went into cardiac arrest multiple times and was given a total of over 100 AED shocks to try to restart his heart. When he first lost consciousness at 2 a.m., his wife, Deidre, started chest compressions immediately and called 9-1-1. Later on, after transfer to AdventHealth Porter, surgeons located the damaged heart tissue that was causing electrical problems and performed a cardiac ablation.

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Effective Management of Patient Elopement Training

American Medical Compliance

Elopement is defined by the VA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) as when a patient knows they are not allowed to leave but yet chooses to do so consciously. Finding out that a patient has “gone missing” is a terrifying experience for both clinicians and patients’ families. Furthermore, patients who elope frequently have decreased cognitive abilities as a result of dementia, brief delirium, or sporadic changes in mental status brought on by medicine, illness, or traumati

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Woman goes into cardiac arrest at Fairfax County Zumba class – 8 people worked together to save her life

AED Leader

On September 13, 65-year old Linda Carr went into cardiac arrest during a Zumba class in South Run Recreation Center in Fairfax County. The class instructor, another participant, a lifeguard, and a manager applied CPR and AED shocks until the emergency services arrived. Mrs. Carr survived the ordeal thanks to the team of people who recognized the emergency immediately and pitched in to help.

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A united voice for health: doctors and nurses on strike for rights and working conditions

Emergency Live

Eighty-five percent of healthcare workers are participating in the national strike, raising crucial questions about the management of healthcare in Italy A far-reaching protest On Dec. 5, Italian doctors, nurses, midwives, and health care managers called a 24-hour national strike, with an extraordinary turnout of up to 85 percent. The unions, including Cimo Fesmed, Anaao […] The post A united voice for health: doctors and nurses on strike for rights and working conditions appeared first on

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Man suffers cardiac arrest – Saved by fellow cyclists performing CPR

AED Leader

Omaha resident Greg Schraeder suffered a cardiac arrest on a social bike ride on June 20, 2023. He was fortunate to be surrounded by a “dream team” including a retired pediatrician, a retired law enforcement officer, and a retired respiratory therapist. The group performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Schraeder for around 11 to 13 minutes before an ambulance arrived and shocked him with an AED before taking him away.

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Women on the front lines: women's heroism and leadership in global emergencies

Emergency Live

Positively impacting communities by increasing women’s participation Importance of women’s participation Women’s participation in emergencies is fundamental. Representing 50 percent of the population, women need to be involved in decision-making processes that affect their lives, especially in vulnerable settings such as humanitarian emergencies.

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Littleton man recovers after multiple cardiac arrests and 100+ AED shocks

AED Leader

Before the arrival of Thanksgiving, Chad Martinez went into cardiac arrest multiple times and was given a total of over 100 AED shocks to try to restart his heart. When he first lost consciousness at 2 a.m., his wife, Deidre, started chest compressions immediately and called 9-1-1. Later on, after transfer to AdventHealth Porter, surgeons located the damaged heart tissue that was causing electrical problems and performed a cardiac ablation.

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Fighting cancer in emergencies: innovations and challenges in emergency oncology treatment

Emergency Live

New frontiers and obstacles in the cancer patient care pathway Innovations in oncology treatment In the field of oncology, recent innovations include new drug targets, immunotherapy, genetic and molecular testing. These innovations offer new treatment opportunities for patients but do not replace traditional treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.

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Woman goes into cardiac arrest at Fairfax County Zumba class – 8 people worked together to save her life

AED Leader

On September 13, 65-year old Linda Carr went into cardiac arrest during a Zumba class in South Run Recreation Center in Fairfax County. The class instructor, another participant, a lifeguard, and a manager applied CPR and AED shocks until the emergency services arrived. Mrs. Carr survived the ordeal thanks to the team of people who recognized the emergency immediately and pitched in to help.

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Advanced training for emergency personnel: toward a new standard of excellence

Emergency Live

Elevating the skills of health care personnel to meet the challenges of emergency care Innovation in training In Olbia (Sardinia, Italy), an advanced training project has begun for healthcare personnel in the Gallura Emergency Area of the Asl Gallura Region to address the growing number of patients and high-intensity critical cases. The first Advanced Life […] The post Advanced training for emergency personnel: toward a new standard of excellence appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Lab case 430 interpretation

EMergucate

Question 1: PH = 7.475, that is mild alkalaemia. pCO2 = 24 mmHg. So, we have respiratory alkalosis.

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My Recent Talk on AF Ablation at the Brazilian EP Society

Stop and Think

Today I will post a lecture I just gave at the Brazilian EP society. This will be a gift for those who have become paid subscribers. It’s only 5 dollars per month, but thank you. (In fact, I am thinking that perhaps once a month, I will post a lecture as a gift to paid subscribers.) The lecture was a debate regarding the use of AF ablation in patients with heart failure.

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Randomised Control Trials – The Basics

Mind The Bleep

Introduction Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) play a vital role in evidence-based medicine, providing valuable insights into the effectiveness of medical interventions. As medical students, it is crucial to develop the skills to critically appraise RCTs. What is a Randomised Control Trial? An RCT is a type of study used to assess the effectiveness of medical interventions, such as new drugs, treatments, or procedures.

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A Comprehensive Training on the Foundations of Restorative Nursing

American Medical Compliance

Restorative nursing entails several nursing interventions that support the resident’s ability to perform at their highest level. Furthermore, the purpose of a Restorative Nursing Program (RNP) is to restore as much independence as feasible while still preventing functional loss. RNPs assist people in doing things for themselves rather than personnel conducting duties on their behalf.

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How to Critique Randomised Control Trials

Mind The Bleep

Table Of Contents Introduction Step 1: Assess Bias Step 2: Assess Study Design and Methodology Appraisal Example 1: Appraising an RCT's Study Design Step 3: Evaluate Study Population Appraisal Example 2: Appraising an RCT's Population Step 4: Analyse Results Appraisal Example 3: Appraising an RCT's Results Conclusion RCT Appraisal Checklist Introduction Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) play a vital role in evidence-based medicine, providing valuable insights into the effectiveness