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New York Says It's Ready for Ebola, Health Workers Aren't Sure
The Washington Post/Bloomberg News
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-NDTAGF6VDKHV01-1SDPN48LCJPKK3GJH201U6RBVM
Summary:  Health institutions around the U.S. have said they’re working to prepare for a possible Ebola case, though the level of readiness varies. The American College of Emergency Physicians will feature Ebola at a conference in Chicago this month. In California, however, nurses said there wasn’t a hospital in the state ready for an Ebola case.

Clinics Say They Are Not Equipped to Check for Ebola
NBCWashington.com
Monday, October 20th, 2014
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/Clinics-Say-They-Are-Not-Equipped-to-Check-for-Ebola-279740572.html
Summary:  Urgent care centers for many people have become de-facto emergency rooms, places where they can avoid the high cost of hospitals and long wait times. But officials who run them want potential patients to go to a hospital instead because the facilities are not equipped to treat the highly contagious virus.

The New York Times
Downfall for Hospital Where Ebola Spread
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/us/infamy-for-dallas-hospital-where-virus-spread.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone&_r=1
Summary:  Some nurses donned layer after layer of protective garb but unknowingly raised their risk of exposure to the Ebola virus when taking the gear off. Some wore gowns that left their necks uncovered and haphazardly applied surgical tape to the bare spots.

Bloomberg News
Ebola Patient's Family Struggles With Isolation Amid Fear
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-15/ebola-patient-s-family-struggles-with-isolation-amid-fear.html
Summary:  I think all these potential patients need counseling and good psychiatric care,” Robert Glatter, a doctor and spokesman for the American College of Emergency Physicians, said by telephone. “It’s very difficult emotionally and can bring out underlying mental health issues.

USA Today
Dallas hospital stumbles in early response to Ebola
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/14/ebola-dallas-hospital-mistakes/17204527/
Summary:  Part of the concern is that while there are CDC guidelines for hospitals to follow on treating and containing Ebola, there is no enforcement agency to ensure that those guidelines are met, said Robert Glatter, emergency medicine physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Blog Post:  Edwin Leap
How Could an ER Miss Ebola? Let Me Explain...
http://edwinleap.com/how-could-an-er-miss-ebola-let-me-explain/?fb_action_ids=588558107934349&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B816683451707684%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D
Summary:  Now that we have Ebola in the US we are reminded that we in medicine, on the front lines, might miss something important. The medical pundits are wagging fingers and lecturing everyone about how best to manage this crisis. (Lecturing, that is, from the relative calm and safety of television studios, rather than the in the mind-numbing chaos of the ER.)I agree. We need a plan. But the system, as it stands, functions every day on the very razor’s edge of disaster. We need to address that fact if we’re going to have any hope of dealing with Ebola, or other disasters, in the future.

ABCNews.com
US Hospitals Drill to Prep for Ebola But Real Outbreak Could Be Trickier
Friday, October 10th, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ebola-scare-prompts-us-hospitals-prepare-outbreak/story?id=26105274
Summary:   "We're all a little bit on edge because we've never seen it before," said Dr. Ryan Stanton, an emergency room physician in Lexington, Kentucky, and spokesman for the American College of Emergency Physicians. "Stuff we've seen before, like heart attack and stroke, we recognize as soon as we walk in the door. For Ebola, it's not going to come as naturally."

High fever alone not reason to be admitted to hospital, experts say
Los Angeles Times
Friday, October 10th, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-experts-agree-it-take-more-than-a-high-fever-to-be-admitted-to-a-hospital-20141010-story.html
Summary:   “There is no fever that is the sole determinant of whether a patient has a particular disease or whether [he or she] needs to be hospitalized," said Dr. Tom Sugarman, the past president of the California chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Sugarman practices in Berkeley and Antioch.

US Will Screen Air Passengers for Signs of Ebola. Will It Work?
Wired.com
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/ebola-screen-air/ 
Summary:   noticed in my email this morning that the annual scientific assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians takes place in two weeks in Chicago, and the organization has scheduled two expert sessions on Ebola and ERs. It is smart for them to do so; they may be the real front line.

Why ERs are bracing for an Ebola panic
The Washington Post
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/09/why-ers-are-bracing-for-an-ebola-panic/
Summary:  Anecdotally, some members of the American College of Emergency Physicians say they have seen early signs of Ebola fears in their hospitals, and others are bracing for broader panic that could change as flu season hits and the outbreak drags on.

Your Views: Violence in ER is directly linked to a lack of mental health care (Dr. Alex Rosenau)
Gainsville Times (GA)
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/225/article/105108/
Summary:  In a recent poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians, an overwhelming 84 percent of ER docs report that psychiatric patients are being held or boarded in their emergency department sometimes for several days, with 9 in 10 saying that this practice has led to violent behavior, distracted staff or bed shortages, all of which may harm patients.

As Anxiety Increases, Agency Scrambles to Address concerns of Health Workers
The New York Times
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/us/as-anxiety-increases-agency-scrambles-to-address-concerns-of-health-workers.html
Summary:  "But at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, standard precautions are considered adequate, said Dr. John Casey, an emergency physician. “The basic rule is ‘If it’s wet and you didn’t make it, don’t touch it,’ ” he said. “Essentially, that is protection against Ebola. It doesn’t really take much more than that.”

Letter:  Out-of-Network Doctors in the Emergency Room (Dr. Alex Rosenau)
The New York Times
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/04/opinion/out-of-network-doctors-in-the-emergency-room.html?src=twr&_r=0
Summary:  The real culprits behind out-of-network charges are hiding in plain sight: health insurance companies. While emergency physicians are bound by ethics and law to treat anyone who comes for help, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, insurance companies are free to set rates of reimbursement as they see fit.

Why your patients seek primary care from the emergency department
Clinical Advisor
Thursday, October 2, 2014
http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/patients-going-to-emergency-room-for-primary-care/article/374272/
 Summary:  A recent study described 60 persons who returned to an emergency department (ED) within 9 days after being discharged from it.

Why did hospital send Ebola patient home without diagnosis?
USA Today
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/01/hospital-ebola-patient/16527143/
Summary:  For weeks, CDC director Thomas Frieden has told the public that American hospitals are ready for Ebola patients and that emergency room staff are being urged to check not only a patient's symptoms but also to ask about recent travel. The American College of Emergency Physicians is sending out an alert to all of its members Wednesday to remind them of this protocol.

The ObamaCare Shell Game
Investors Business Daily
Thursday, October 2, 2014
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/100114-719838-the-obamacare-shell-game-provides-insurance-without-access.htm 
Summary:  "We've given people an ATM card in a town with no ATMs," is how Dr. Ryan Stanton of the American College of Emergency Physicians correctly described the situation to USA Today.

Costs Can Go Up Fast When ER Is in Network but the Doctors Are Not
The New  York Times
Monday, September 29th, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/us/costs-can-go-up-fast-when-er-is-in-network-but-the-doctors-are-not.html
Summary:  Dr. Jeffrey Bettinger, chairman of the reimbursement committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said that out-of-network emergency room doctors were an unusual phenomenon and expressed doubt that the practice was widespread.

Column:  Emergency Care Safety Net Frayed
Tampa Bay Tribune
Friday, September 26th, 2014
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-emergency-care-safety-net-frayed/2199605 
Summary:  Emergency departments are the health care safety net for everyone, not just the uninsured. In Florida, more than 7 million people were cared for by emergency physicians last year.

Hospital Pharmacies Prep for Drug Takebacks
HealthLeaders 
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/QUA-308589/Hospital-Pharmacies-Prep-for-Drug-Takebacks 
Summary:  Still, the programs may end up having the biggest impact on hospital emergency departments. Howard Mell, MD, a spokesman for The American College of Emergency Physicians says it makes sense for hospitals to get involved in light of the rise in opiate abuse.

Malnourishment among elders often undetected
Boston Globe
Monday September 22nd, 2014
http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2014/09/21/malnourishment-among-elders-undetected/hX0XklTPgFWbfPK64NDDrK/story.html    
Summary: The routine questions nurses ask all patients coming into the ER typically include one question about nutrition, and yet malnourishment was still overlooked, according to Platts-Mills’s research, which was recently published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Announce Charitable Donations of More Than $1 Million to Support Cardiovascular Education for Patients and Caregivers
CBS Detroit
Monday September 22nd, 2014
http://markets.financialcontent.com/cbscid.wwjtv/news/read?GUID=28271794   
Summary: National Stroke Association, Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Physicians, American Heart Association Founders Affiliate, Regents of the University of Michigan/Society for Vascular Medicine, WomenHeart and American College of Emergency Physicians will each receive a charitable donation to support their independent educational initiatives.

Sunday letters: Voter ID, paddling, hospital bills (Dr. Rosenau)
Houston Chronicle
Sunday September 21st, 2014
http://m.chron.com/opinion/letters/article/Sunday-letters-Voter-ID-paddling-hospital-bills-5768042.php    
Summary: “Report says hospital bill surprises hit Texans often” (Page B2, Wednesday), to fix this problem, health plans must pay for emergency services based on reasonable standards. Currently, they set arbitrary rates, forcing physicians to be out of network.

Re: 7.3 million enrolled in Obamacare
Politico - Latest Comments
Friday September 19th, 2014
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/obamacare-enrollment-numbers-111097.html#comment-1596623783
Summary: That’s just the opposite of what many people expected under Obamacare, particularly because one of the goals of health reform was to reduce pressure on emergency rooms by expanding Medicaid and giving poor people better access to primary care. Instead, many hospitals in Kentucky and across the nation are seeing a surge of those newly insured Medicaid patients walking into emergency rooms.

CT scans may be overused for detecting kidney stones
Sabriya Rice
Modern Physician
Wednesday September 17th, 2014
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140917/BLOG/309179996/ct-scans-may-be-overused-for-detecting-kidney-stones
Summary: More than 300,000 go to the ED for treatment. An abdominal CT scan, which uses X-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the belly area, is the most common imaging test used for confirming a patient has the condition. Many believe CT scans’ higher sensitivity and detailed imaging leads to more rapid diagnosis and cuts the time a patient spends in the emergency department.

AirStrip Highlights the Power of Interoperable Mobility as Part of National Health IT Week
CBS Detroit
Monday September 15th, 2014
http://markets.financialcontent.com/cbscid.wwjtv/news/read?GUID=28213215
Summary: Sanjeev Bhavnani, Cardiologist, Wireless Health & Digital Medicine with Scripps Health. Scripps and AirStrip recently announced the launch of a pilot study of AirStrip ONE (R) , which securely delivers data from multiple hospital-based patient monitoring systems to mobile devices used by physicians both within and outside the hospital.

Unintended Consequences: ER Visits Increase
Sheila Burke
Memphis Daily News
Friday September 12th, 2014
http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/sep/13/unintended-consequences-er-visits-increase/
Summary: Hospital officials have been pushing for the state to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of Tennessee’s poorest citizens, despite two significant and related concerns: Expansion will lead to increased visits to the most expensive place in America for routine health care, the emergency room.

Health report looks at frequent ER trips
Hometown News
Friday September 12th, 2014
http://www.myhometownnews.net/index.php?id=119559
Summary: For Hometown News Five people used a Volusia County emergency department on 398 separate occasions in 2012, racking up $1.5 million in hospital charges, according to a report released by the Department of Health in Volusia County. The report describes the frequency in which people use hospital emergency department services in Volusia and highlights the financial impact of over usage of them.

The New Old Age: In the Emergency Room, a Hidden Ailment
New York Times Online
Thursday September 11th, 2014
http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/in-the-emergency-room-a-hidden-ailment/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 
Summary: Many seniors who seek care in emergency departments may be malnourished, a small study by researchers at the University of North Carolina suggests. The study is among the first to attempt to document the extent of this problem. “Although we don’t know if the results extrapolate to all emergency departments, my guess is they probably come pretty close,”

Why Does This Video Matter Now?
HuffingtonPost.com
Wednesday September 10th, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leigh-vinocur-md/why-does-this-new-video-m_b_5794770.html
Summary: As an ER doctor who has treated and advocated for victims of domestic violence for over 20 year I have asked myself: Why now? Why are we reacting to a video as opposed to the act of partner violence? I was horrified by the first video, showing Ray Rice dragging his girlfriend’s unconscious body out of an elevator!

Long wait time leads to patient frustration
Sacramento Bee
Sunday September 7th, 2014
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/07/6686083/long-wait-time-leads-to-patient.html
Summary: SALEM, Ore. -- Sonya Pierce arrived at the Salem Hospital emergency department at 9:30 p.m. recently, with severe stomach pains. She says she was cramping and couldn’t stand or walk. When she was finally seen at 6 a.m. the next day, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “I felt like I’d been abused as a human being there,” she said.

ACLU of Connecticut Pushes for Regulated Police Taser Use
Farmington Patch
Saturday September 6th, 2014
http://patch.com/connecticut/farmington/aclu-connecticut-pushes-regulated-police-taser-use-0
Summary: ...ermines that an officer’s actions were a direct cause of death, no investigation is launched and, in a majority of cases, the cause of death is ruled as “excited delirium.” The condition is not recognized by the American Medical Association or the American Psychological Association but is accepted by the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Grandpop and Prostate Cancer
Reuters
Thursday September 4th, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/04/pamed-prostate-facts-idUSnPn9vck5s+80+PRN20140904
Summary: Pennsylvania physicians say beating it begins with communications The simple fact of life for men is that as they age the risk of prostate cancer increases. And, it’s one of those things that men cringe about.

Elite Medical Scribes, LLC Showcases Next Generation Virtual Scribes Using Google Glass At innovatED
Red Orbit
Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113225169/elite-medical-scribes-llc-showcases-next-generation-virtual-scribes-using/
Summary: Pioneers in Scribe Technology Strengthen Ties with ACEP Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Elite Medical Scribes, LLC., one of the nation’s leading vendors of medical scribe services, announced that they have been exclusively selected, for the second consecutive year, to participate in innovatED.

Discharged patients return to ER because ‘better safe than sorry’
Science Daily
Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140902171527.htm
Summary: Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and have lost trust in other parts of the health care system, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine .

Discharged Patients Return to ER Because ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’
RT Magazine
Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
http://www.rtmagazine.com/2014/09/discharged-patients-return-to-er/
Summary: Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and have lost trust in other parts of the healthcare system, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine .

Anxiety, provider mistrust send patients back to ER
Fierce Healthcare
Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/anxiety-provider-mistrust-send-patients-back-er/2014-09-03
Summary: Emergency department (ED) patients who return within a few days of discharge are usually anxious about their symptoms and lack trust in their care, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Discharged Patients Return to the ER Because “Better Safe Than Sorry”
Reuters
Tuesday September 2nd, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/02/acep-er-visits-idUSnPnN6fw4+50+PRN20140902
Summary: Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and have lost trust in other parts of the health care system, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine. 

Discharged Patients Return to the ER Because “Better Safe Than Sorry”
Sacramento Bee
Tuesday September 2nd, 2014
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/02/6672225/discharged-patients-return-to.html#mi_rss=PR%20Newswire
Summary: Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and have lost trust in other parts of the health care system, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine (”Return Visits to the Emergency Department: 

Discharged Patients Return to the ER Because “Better Safe Than Sorry”
Good Day Sacramento
Tuesday September 2nd, 2014
http://markets.financialcontent.com/cbscid.gooddaysacramento/news/read?GUID=28109073
Summary: Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and have lost trust in other parts of the health care system, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine (”Return Visits to the Emergency Department: 

Discharged Patients Return to the ER Because “Better Safe Than Sorry”
Yahoo! News
Tuesday September 2nd, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/discharged-patients-return-er-because-better-safe-sorry-162400350.html
Summary: Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and have lost trust in other parts of the health care system, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine (”Return Visits to the Emergency Department: 

Discharged Patients Return to the ER Because “Better Safe Than Sorry”
Wall Street Business Network
Tuesday September 2nd, 2014
http://markets.financialcontent.com/salemcomm.kdow/news/read?GUID=28109073
Summary: Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and have lost trust in other parts of the health care system, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine (”Return Visits to the Emergency Department: 

Rollins kicks off new health lecture series
Orlando Sentinel
Sunday August 31st, 2014
http://Orlando.feedsportal.com/c/34256/f/623119/s/3e03ef04/sc/36/l/0L0Sorlandosentinel0N0Cbusiness0Cos0Ecfb0Ehealth0Ecare0Eindustry0E0A90A10E20A140A8310H0A0H28455770Bstory0Dtrack0Frss/story01.htm
Summary: Rollins College is launching its new Center for Health Innovation with a free lecture from Dr. Adewale Troutman on Sept. 8 at the Archibald Granville Bush Science Center on the Rollins Campus. The forum will be the debut of a series of public events for the newly formed center, which also is developing undergraduate and graduate curriculum programs. Center Executive Director Dr.

ER visits jump under Obamacare
The Orange County Register
HealthWays
Saturday August 30th, 2014
http://blog.illumen.org/healthways/?p=106190
Summary: Aug. 29–Advocates of the Affordable Care Act have long argued that extending medical coverage to millions of people would reduce their reliance on expensive emergency room care. That would save billions of dollars in unnecessary health costs that are passed on to consumers and employers in the form of higher insurance premiums. Initial signs, however, point in the opposite direction.

Why a Trip to the ER Could Cost You More Than You Expect
Time
Friday August 29th, 2014
http://time.com/money/3221955/emergency-room-medical-bill-shock/
Summary: If a holiday weekend mishap sends you to the emergency room, watch your wallet. You shouldn’t owe more if the hospital is outside your insurance network. But that could change if you’re admitted. When you need emergency care, chances are you aren’t going to pause to figure out whether the nearest hospital is in your health insurer’s network. Nor should you.

ER visits jump under Obamacare [The Orange County Register :: ]
BusinessWeek
Friday August 29th, 2014
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201408291048KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_55704_39811-1
Summary: Aug. 29--Advocates of the Affordable Care Act have long argued that extending medical coverage to millions of people would reduce their reliance on expensive emergency room care. That would save billions of dollars in unnecessary health costs that are passed on to consumers and employers in the form of higher insurance premiums. Initial signs, however, point in the opposite direction.

Beware Of Higher Charges If You Go To An Out-Of-Network Emergency Room
Kaiser Health News
Friday August 29th, 2014
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2014/August/29/Beware-Of-Higher-Charges-If-You-Go-To-An-Out-Of-Network-Emergency-Room.aspx
Summary: When you need emergency care, chances are you aren’t going to pause to figure out whether the nearest hospital is in your health insurer’s network. Nor should you. That’s why the health law prohibits insurers from charging higher copayments or coinsurance for out-of-network emergency care.

Beware Of Higher Charges If You Go To An Out-Of-Network Emergency Room
Austin American Statesman
Friday August 29th, 2014
http://www.statesman.com/feed/lifestyles/beware-of-higher-charges-if-you-go-to-an-out-of/fjP7g/
Summary: When you need emergency care, chances are you aren’t going to pause to figure out whether the nearest hospital is in your health insurer’s network. Nor should you. That’s why the health law prohibits insurers from charging higher copayments or coinsurance for out-of-network emergency care. to visit an emergency department that is out of your provider network.

Beware Of Higher Charges If You Go To An Out-Of-Network Emergency Room
The Palm Beach Post
Friday August 29th, 2014
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/feed/lifestyles/beware-of-higher-charges-if-you-go-to-an-out-of/fjP7g/
Summary: By Michelle Andrews Kaiserhealthnews.org When you need emergency care, chances are you aren’t going to pause to figure out whether the nearest hospital is in your health insurer’s network. Nor should you. That’s why the health law prohibits insurers from charging higher copayments or coinsurance for out-of-network emergency care.

Fed up with violent incidents, hospitals seek to balance security with patient care
Fierce Healthcare
Thursday August 28th, 2014
http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/fed-violent-incidents-hospitals-seek-balance-security-patient-care/2014-08-28
Summary: Although the shooting shattered windows and glass doors, the emergency room was back to normal operation in less than half an hour. It was also the third gun-related incident outside the hospital doors since April, according to the Star Tribune.

Shots outside HCMC show hospitals must balance security, care
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Wednesday August 27th, 2014
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/272955761.html
Summary: A day after a street fight and shooting that shattered windows and glass doors at the Hennepin County Medical Center, a hospital official praised emergency room staff for not letting the violent attack interrupt the emergency room for long. “We were back to normal operations in less than half an hour,” said Scott Wordelman, a vice president at Hennepin County Medical Center.

ACLU: 14 deaths in Connecticut since 2005, after Taser use
New Haven Register
Sunday August 24th, 2014
http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140823/aclu-14-deaths-in-connecticut-since-2005-after-taser-use
Summary: Brown’s death.” In the majority of Taser death cases, the medical examiner has ruled the cause of death as due to a case of “excited delirium.” The term is not recognized by the American Medical Association but is recognized by the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Newman’s Notes: Sepsis Mission Impossible (CME/CE)
MedPage Today
Saturday August 23rd, 2014
http://www.medpagetoday.com/EmergencyMedicine/EmergencyMedicine/47344
Summary: Emergency Medicine Published: Aug 23, 2014 Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD ; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Welcome to Newman’s Notes, a regular column by David H. Newman, MD , the director of clinical research in the department of emergency medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai .

The new street drug to watch: Acetyl fentanyl
FOXNews.com
Friday August 22nd, 2014
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/08/22/new-street-drug-to-watch-acetyl-fentanyl/
Summary: A bag of heroin and drug paraphernalia are seen at an abandoned house.REUTERS/Bor Slana Emergency doctors may soon see larger numbers of patients who appear to have overdosed on heroin, but have actually taken a relatively new and deadly designer drug called acetyl fentanyl, a researcher says.

Moving Emergency Care Systems Forward
Physicians Weekly
Friday August 22nd, 2014
http://www.physiciansweekly.com/moving-emergency-care-systems-forward/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=moving-emergency-care-systems-forward
Summary: Emergency care is an essential component of healthcare delivery in the United States but remains outdated and fragmented. A common sense approach to increasing the value of emergency care delivery is to develop regionalized integrated networks by taking advantage of market, financial, and technological changes to achieve a critical shift in emergency care.

Health Watch: School allergy and asthma checklist
Washington Times Reporter
Friday August 22nd, 2014
http://www.washingtontimesreporter.com/article/20140822/NEWS/140829987/10250/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true
Summary: Plan in advance to get your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner to review and sign the action plan. Make sure you bring it to school on the first day, if not sooner along with a fresh supply of any prescribed emergency medicines. Share the plan with all appropriate staff members.

Health Watch: School allergy and asthma checklist
Orion Gazette
Friday August 22nd, 2014
http://www.oriongazette.com/article/20140822/NEWS/140829986/10122/LIFESTYLE
Summary: Plan in advance to get your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner to review and sign the action plan. Make sure you bring it to school on the first day, if not sooner along with a fresh supply of any prescribed emergency medicines. Share the plan with all appropriate staff members.

Health Watch: School allergy and asthma checklist
New Philadelphia Times-Reporter
Friday August 22nd, 2014
http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20140822/NEWS/140829987/10559/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true
Summary: Plan in advance to get your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner to review and sign the action plan. Make sure you bring it to school on the first day, if not sooner along with a fresh supply of any prescribed emergency medicines. Share the plan with all appropriate staff members.

Health Watch: School allergy and asthma checklist
Herald News
Friday August 22nd, 2014
http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20140822/NEWS/140829929/2002/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true
Summary: Plan in advance to get your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner to review and sign the action plan. Make sure you bring it to school on the first day, if not sooner along with a fresh supply of any prescribed emergency medicines. Share the plan with all appropriate staff members.

Health Watch: School allergy and asthma checklist
Rolla Daily News
Friday August 22nd, 2014
http://www.therolladailynews.com/article/20140822/NEWS/140829987/10117/LIFESTYLE
Summary: Plan in advance to get your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner to review and sign the action plan. Make sure you bring it to school on the first day, if not sooner along with a fresh supply of any prescribed emergency medicines. Share the plan with all appropriate staff members.

The New Street Drug to Watch: Acetyl Fentanyl
Yahoo! News
Thursday August 21st, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/street-drug-watch-acetyl-fentanyl-153311362.html
Summary: Emergency doctors may soon see larger numbers of patients who appear to have overdosed on heroin, but have actually taken a relatively new and deadly designer drug called acetyl fentanyl, a researcher says.

The New Street Drug to Watch: Acetyl Fentanyl
Yahoo! UK and Ireland
Thursday August 21st, 2014
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/street-drug-watch-acetyl-fentanyl-153311362.html
Summary:Emergency doctors may soon see larger numbers of patients who appear to have overdosed on heroin, but have actually taken a relatively new and deadly designer drug called acetyl fentanyl, a researcher says.

The New Street Drug to Watch: Acetyl Fentanyl
Yahoo! Canada
Thursday August 21st, 2014
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/street-drug-watch-acetyl-fentanyl-153311362.html
Summary: Emergency doctors may soon see larger numbers of patients who appear to have overdosed on heroin, but have actually taken a relatively new and deadly designer drug called acetyl fentanyl, a researcher says.

Ouch! Ice bucket fails leave some bruised and battered — or worse
NBCNews.com
Thursday August 21st, 2014
http://www.today.com/health/ouch-ice-bucket-fails-leave-some-bruised-battered-or-worse-1D80088361
Summary: It’s the Ice Bucket Challenge, of course, which in just a few weeks has raised $31.5 million in donations for the ALS Association . But some participants, in a bid to get in on the action or outdo each other with crazy stunts while raising awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are ending up with bumps or bruises — or even a trip to the emergency room.

Acetyl fentanyl is a deadly new street drug
Examiner.com
Thursday August 21st, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/article/acetyl-fentanyl-is-a-deadly-new-street-drug?cid=rss
Summary: There is a new street drug named acetyl fentanyl which is causing concerns reported Live Science on Aug. 20, 2014. Researchers say that emergency physicians may soon be confronted with larger numbers of patients who appear to have overdosed on heroin, but who have actually taken a relatively new and deadly designer drug which is called acetyl fentanyl.

Preventing Malnutrition Among Older Adults
Forbes.com
Wednesday August 20th, 2014
http://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2014/08/20/preventing-malnutrition-among-older-adults/
Summary: One is malnutrition. Spend a little time in a hospital emergency department and you’ll be shocked at how many frail elderly patients arrive malnourished. A new study reports that one of every six older adults living at home reaches a hospital ER weakened by malnutrition and as many as 6 in 10 are at least at risk for the condition.

Coalition Launched to Fight Doctor-Replacement Plan at California Hospitals
CBS Detroit
Wednesday August 20th, 2014
http://markets.financialcontent.com/cbscid.wwjtv/news/read?GUID=28017463
Summary: A broad alliance of California health professionals announced today the formation of the Coalition for Quality Hospital Care, a group opposing Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s controversial plan to terminate contracts with independent physicians at its hospitals across California.


Coalition Launched to Fight Doctor-Replacement Plan at California Hospitals
Reuters
Wednesday August 20th, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/ca-hospital-coalition-idUSnBw205808a+100+BSW20140820
Summary: Coalition Launched to Fight Doctor-Replacement Plan at California Hospitals Hospital Conglomerate Tenet Spurs Opposition by “Putting Profits Ahead of Patients” A broad alliance of California health professionals announced today the formation of the Coalition for Quality Hospital Care, a group opposing Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s controversial plan to terminate contracts with independent physicians...

Coalition Launched to Fight Doctor-Replacement Plan at California Hospitals
TMC Net
Wednesday August 20th, 2014
http://technews.tmcnet.com/news/2014/08/20/7979765.htm
Summary: A broad alliance of California health professionals announced today the formation of the Coalition for Quality Hospital Care, a group opposing Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s controversial plan to terminate contracts with independent physicians at its hospitals across California.

Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight
Health News
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.healthcanal.com/substance-abuse/54298-quasi-legal-drug-fifteen-times-stronger-than-heroin-hides-in-plain-sight.html
Summary: Share on: Facebook del.icio.us Digg StumbleUpon Twitter WASHINGTON - Emergency physicians should expect “an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses,” but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin.

More children hit by cars in September
Alabamas13
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.alabamas13.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb, and check for traffic before crossing the street. - If a school bus has seat belts, children must use them at all times when they’re inside the bus. More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety . Copyright (C) 2014 HealthDay . All rights reserved.

More children hit by cars in September
12 News Now
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.12newsnow.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: Never stop with any part of your car over a crosswalk, the news release noted. This forces pedestrians into danger zones as they walk around your car. School buses also pose risks and the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety tips: More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety.

More children hit by cars in September
State Journal
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.statejournal.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: Never stop with any part of your car over a crosswalk, the news release noted. This forces pedestrians into danger zones as they walk around your car. School buses also pose risks and the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety tips: More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety.

More children hit by cars in September
My Fox Dallas
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: - Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb, and check for traffic before crossing the street. - If a school bus has seat belts, children must use them at all times when they’re inside the bus. More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety . 

More children hit by cars in September
Fox54
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.fox54.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: Never stop with any part of your car over a crosswalk, the news release noted. This forces pedestrians into danger zones as they walk around your car. School buses also pose risks and the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety tips: More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety.

More children hit by cars in September
FOX WTTG Washington
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: - Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb, and check for traffic before crossing the street. - If a school bus has seat belts, children must use them at all times when they’re inside the bus. More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety . 

More children hit by cars in September
Your HomeTown Lima Stations
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.hometownstations.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: Never stop with any part of your car over a crosswalk, the news release noted. This forces pedestrians into danger zones as they walk around your car. School buses also pose risks and the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety tips: More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety.

More children hit by cars in September
KCTV 5
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.kctv5.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: Never stop with any part of your car over a crosswalk, the news release noted. This forces pedestrians into danger zones as they walk around your car. School buses also pose risks and the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety tips: More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety.

More children hit by cars in September
MyFox Detroit
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: Never stop with any part of your car over a crosswalk, the news release noted. This forces pedestrians into danger zones as they walk around your car. School buses also pose risks and the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety tips: More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety. 

More children hit by cars in September
ABC 3340
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.abc3340.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: Never stop with any part of your car over a crosswalk, the news release noted. This forces pedestrians into danger zones as they walk around your car. School buses also pose risks and the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety tips: More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety.

More children hit by cars in September
WKRN
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://www.wkrn.com/story/26307541/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september
Summary: Never stop with any part of your car over a crosswalk, the news release noted. This forces pedestrians into danger zones as they walk around your car. School buses also pose risks and the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety tips: More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety.

Database could curb opioid abuse
Standard Speaker
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://standardspeaker.com/opinion/database-could-curb-opioid-abuse-1.1737726
Summary: To help stop opiate addiction at the front end, the state Department of Health, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, has issued new guidelines for dispensing opioids in hospital emergency departments. But the guidelines themselves are a precursor to action yet to be taken by the state Legislature.

Acetyl fentanyl is more potent and dangerous than heroin
HEALTH NEWS
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
http://health4news.blogspot.com/2014/08/acetyl-fentanyl-is-more-potent-and.html
Summary: American College of Emergency Physicians Acetyl fentanyl is more potent and dangerous than heroin

Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat to users
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times (CA)
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-street-drug-overdose-20140818-story.html  
Summary: Aug. 18--Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like heroin but may not respond to commonly used doses of the opiate-reversal drug naloxone because it is so powerful, a new study reports.

Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat to users
Melissa Healy
Baltimore Sun
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://Baltimore.feedsportal.com/c/34255/f/623048/s/3d9fdb26/sc/14/l/0L0Sbaltimoresun0N0Chealth0Cla0Esci0Esn0Estreet0Edrug0Eoverdose0E20A140A8180H0A0H2369370Bstory0Dtrack0Frss/story01.htm
Summary:Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like heroin but may not respond to commonly used doses of the opiate-reversal drug naloxone because it is so powerful, a new study reports.

Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat
Columbus Dispatch
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2014/08/18/0818-Quasi-legal-street-drug-poses-new-lethal-threat.html
Summary: Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like heroin but may not respond to commonly used doses of the opiate-reversal drug naloxone because it is so powerful, a new study reports.

Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight
BusinessWeek
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201408181108PR_NEWS_USPRX____DC92166-1
Summary: Emergency physicians should expect “an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses,” but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin.


Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight
Reuters
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/18/acep-acetyl-fentanyl-idUSnPn6tYpMV+8b+PRN20140818
Summary: Emergency physicians should expect “an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses,” but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin.

Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight
Yahoo! News
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/quasi-legal-drug-fifteen-times-stronger-heroin-hides-150800555.html
Summary: Emergency physicians should expect “an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses,” but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin.

Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight
Sacramento Bee
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/18/6636354/quasi-legal-drug-fifteen-times.html#mi_rss=PR%20Newswire
Summary
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians should expect “an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses,” but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin.

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say
Health Finder
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://www.healthfinder.gov/News/Article.aspx?id=690793
Summary: Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb, and check for traffic before crossing the street. If a school bus has seat belts, children must use them at all times when they’re inside the bus. More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety . Vanderbilt University Medical Center, news release, Aug.

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say
Health Day
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/misc-kid-s-health-news-435/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september-experts-say-690793.html
Summary: If a school bus has seat belts, children must use them at all times when they’re inside the bus. More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, news release, Aug. 12, 2014 -- Robert Preidt Last Updated: Aug 18, 2014 Copyright (C) 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say
Newsday
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september-experts-say-1.9087783
Summary: Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb, and check for traffic before crossing the street. If a school bus has seat belts, children must use them at all times when they’re inside the bus. More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety . Copyright (C) 2014 HealthDay . All rights reserved.

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say
US News & World Report
Monday August 18th, 2014
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/08/18/more-children-hit-by-cars-in-september-experts-say
Summary: Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb, and check for traffic before crossing the street. If a school bus has seat belts, children must use them at all times when they’re inside the bus. More information The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about pedestrian safety . Copyright (C) 2014 HealthDay . All rights reserved.

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