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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Emergency Medicine NEWS

Top 7 Signs You’re Treating a Human-Trafficking Victim – and How to Respond

For many victims of human trafficking, their only chance to find freedom comes when and if they see a healthcare provider.

For Healing Injuries, A New Wound Dressing Design Feels Like Embryonic Skin

The latest innovation in wound dressings does more than maintain moisture and prevent infection, like traditional cotton and gauze treatments.

3 Ways to Help Yourself After an Assault by a Patient

Roughly 75 percent of workplace assaults every year take place in healthcare settings. Nurses are the most likely to be victimized.

Antidepressant Could Stop Sepsis, New Study Shows

A successful treatment for sepsis, an often fatal disorder in which the body’s immune response spirals wildly out of control, has long...

Key Facts on Vitamin D Deficiency and Toxicity

Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency affects approximately 70% of Americans.  One in 4 adults over the age of 60 takes vitamin D...

Psych Interventions Control Pain in Older Adults

Chronic pain is very common in older adults, and an issue that nurses have to work with when caring for patients...

Expectations of Pain Can Influence Actual Sensation

Can pain be a self-fulfilling prophecy? Maybe. Getting vaccinated, stubbing a toe, or even breaking a finger can hurt. Medical procedures in general...

Evidence Supports Placebos for Pain, Fatigue, IBS

Placebos, inactive substances that don’t contain any medication, shouldn’t make a clinical impact. Yet their effects can still be powerful, even if...

Non-Invasive Approaches to Emergency Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging

Radiologic imaging, including computed tomography (CT), continues to be a standard approach to diagnosing pediatric conditions in the emergency department. In a...

Common Orthopedic Injuries in Kids — Is a Cast a Must?

Pediatric fractures are common. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners often face the decision of immobilizing the fracture with a cast or splint....

Update on Concussion

The understanding of concussion and its more serious counterpart -- traumatic brain injury --  continues to advance as diagnostic practices evolve. For...

Protecting Yourself From Contagious Patients

The CDC estimates that about 99,000 Americans die each year from health-care acquired infections. Here’s how you can protect yourself and still...

ACT Now: Put the Asthma Control Test in Primary Care

Investigators have conducted an evidence-based project to implement the Asthma Control Test (ACT) -- a screening tool recommended by the National Heart,...

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