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ABG Versus VBG in the Emergency Department

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There is well-documented evidence that low systolic blood pressure, a low Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), and a high Injury Severity Score (ISS) are known predictors of poor outcomes, and in combination with serum lactate provide adequate prognostic value. Int J Emerg Med. Eur J Emerg Med. Emerg Med J. Open Access Emerg Med.

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SGEM#423: Where is the Love? Microaggression in the Emergency Department

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

Patient Perceptions of Microaggressions and Discrimination Towards Patients During Emergency Department Care. AEM Dec 2023 Date: December 14, 2023 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Chris Bond is an emergency medicine physician and assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. Reference: Punches et al. Reference: Punches et al.

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SGEM #425: Are You Ready for This? Pediatric Readiness of Emergency Departments

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

National Assessment of Pediatric Readiness of US Emergency Departments during the Covid-19 Pandemic. July 2023 Date: Dec 11, 2023 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Rachel Hatcliffe is a pediatric emergency medicine attending at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. Are general emergency departments ready to care for children?

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2037 Multimorbidity and adverse outcomes in the emergency department: a cohort study

Emergency Medicine Journal

Aims and Objectives The prevalence of multimorbidity, the presence of two or more long-term conditions (LTCs) is increasing, and it is associated with poor health outcomes. Multimorbidity is likely to impact on care delivery in emergency department(ED) settings due to time-critical decision-making in the context of patient complexity.

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Is Ketamine an Effective Treatment of Acute Agitation in the Emergency Department? Implications for APRN Practice

AENJ: Current Issue

This article reviews the results of a randomized controlled trial, “Rapid Agitation Control with Ketamine in the Emergency Department: A Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial” by D. Barbic et al. The findings are discussed in the context of practice change for patient stabilization within the ED.

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Safety and efficacy of a nitrous oxide procedural sedation programme in a paediatric emergency department: a decade of outcomes

Emergency Medicine Journal

Methods Prospectively collected data from a sedation registry at a paediatric emergency department (PED) were reviewed. Total procedures performed with N 2 O alone or with INF, success rate, sedation depth and adverse events were determined.

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114 Comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency department: a prospective cohort study of process, clinical and patient-reported outcomes

Emergency Medicine Journal

Background Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) has been shown to improve outcomes in hospitalised older adults; however, there is currently no compelling evidence to support CGA interventions within the emergency department (ED). The primary outcome was incidence of hospital admission following the index ED attendance.