Emergencies and First Aid News

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1/2/2009
Shovel Snow Safely

Experts offer tips on how to avoid injury while performing winter task

12/29/2008
Family Needs to Know When Patient Survival Is Uncertain

In most cases, loved ones prefer doctors be honest about possible outcomes, study finds

12/25/2008
How to Avoid a Holiday Trip to the ER

Following basic safety rules should help keep celebrants safe

12/10/2008
U.S. May Soon Face Shortage of General Surgeons

It means people will wait longer for ER treatment, elective procedures, study says

12/10/2008
Car Crashes, Falls Top List of Accidental Injuries for Kids

CDC researchers say it's an under-recognized public health problem

12/2/2008
Rapid Response Teams Don't Cut Hospital Heart Attacks, Death Rates

Money may be better spent in other areas, experts say

11/24/2008
Parents Often Choose ER for Routine Kids' Care

Wait times, frustration with primary care doctors driving the trend, study finds

11/20/2008
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient

Study finds those tending Alzheimer's relatives at risk for hospital visits of their own

11/19/2008
Patient's Race Doesn't Affect Emergency Room Care

Trauma treatment similar regardless of ethnicity, U.S. study finds

11/14/2008
IV 'Ice Slurry' Quickly Cools Body for Surgeries

Innovative approach could give heart attack victims, other patients more time, developers say

11/10/2008
Speed Not Always of the Essence With Heart Cases in ER

Study found some low-risk patients can wait for tests

11/7/2008
ER Physicians Press for New Cardiac Arrest Strategies

More bystander CPR, faster patient-to-doctor time would boost survival rates, survey finds

10/29/2008
Flu Vaccine Could Prevent 357,000 Deaths in Pandemic

Predictive model shows shots would also save $7 billion in related health-care costs

10/20/2008
Minorities More Likely to Die in ER

Lack of insurance could play a major role, study suggests

9/23/2008
Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Vary Widely

Fivefold difference in 10 North American sites

9/23/2008
Heart Attack Care Often Delayed for the Poor

Reasons for slowed time to treatment remain unclear, experts say

9/21/2008
Fall Cleanup Is a Prime Time for Accidents

Whether it's raking leaves or climbing ladders for repairs, work safe

9/17/2008
Stress Disorder Affects 20% of Intensive Care Patients

Prior history of mental health problems, sedative use contribute to risk, study says

9/15/2008
Later Use of Clot-Buster After Stroke Possible: Study

tPA can be safely given beyond the current 3-hour limit, international researchers find

9/10/2008
Retail Clinics Attracting Those Without Regular Doctors

Users mostly seek preventive care or assistance with easy-to-treat illnesses, study says

8/18/2008
Older Patients Less Likely to Be Taken to Trauma Centers

Authors of new study say aim is to generate awareness of the problem

8/14/2008
Heart Drug Used in Ambulance Boosts Survival

High dose of tirofiban plus standard therapy had lower overall mortality, study finds

8/14/2008
Safety Triggers, Training Cut Nail Gun Injuries

Study urges more regulation of tools responsible for more than 35,000 ER visits yearly

8/7/2008
Many Miss Out on Stroke Treatment

Less than quarter of victims get to hospital quickly enough to limit damage, study shows

8/6/2008
ER, Doctor Visits Topped 1 Billion in 2006

As America grows older, that's an average of 4 a year per person, CDC report says

8/4/2008
OTC Cold Medicines Sending Children to Emergency Rooms

The FDA recently advised that kids under 2 not use these products

8/4/2008
Diving Accidents Common Among U.S. Kids

About 6,500 kids seen in ERs each year, study finds

7/28/2008
Accidental Overdoses in the Home Soaring

Study finds huge increase in number of people dying after mixing meds, illegal drugs

7/25/2008
ER Visit Leaves Many Confused

New research shows most don't understand what was done or what they now need to do

7/22/2008
Nursing Homes Unprepared for Pandemic Flu Fallout

Only a quarter have emergency plan, less than half have educated staff, study finds

7/14/2008
Health Tip: Keep Stitches Clean and Dry

Take care of them properly

7/11/2008
Trauma Center Counseling Reduces Kids' Repeat Injuries

Emergency department 'teachable moments' remembered well by parents, youngsters, study finds

7/9/2008
ELS Plus CPR Boosts Blood Flow After Cardiac Arrest

Catheter procedure keeps heart tissue alive, benefits other organs, study finds

7/2/2008
Two-Drug Treatment Didn't Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

But the case isn't closed, American cardiologists say

7/1/2008
Extreme Heat a Deadly Risk for Older Adults

Their bodies don't cool quickly, so caution should rise with temperatures

6/28/2008
Barefoot Lifestyle Has Its Dangers

Surgeons group offers tips on how to be footloose and injury-free

6/16/2008
Health Tip: Prepare for an Emergency

What to include in a kit

6/2/2008
Public Lacks Confidence to Help in Cardiac Emergencies

Survey finds less than 25% sure they could perform CPR, use automated defibrillator

5/29/2008
Certain Tests in ERs Raise Cancer Risk for Some

Study found too many X-rays, CT scans and nuclear medicine tests led to radiation buildup

5/18/2008
Study Finds Gender Disparity in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Men checking into ERs sicker than women, more likely to die within a year

5/9/2008
Telemedicine a Cost-Effective Alternative to ER Visits

Study finds more than 25% of pediatric 'emergencies' could have been handled online

4/28/2008
Experimental Blood Substitutes Unsafe, Study Finds

FDA delay in acting on heart hazards might have put some in jeopardy, researchers say

4/21/2008
Off-Hours Heart Patients Less Likely to Get Angioplasty

But study also finds survival rates similar, no matter when admission occurred

4/4/2008
Seniors Avoid ER at Start of Month

Researcher suggests they might want to avoid theft of Social Security checks

3/31/2008
Hands-Only Resuscitation OK for Cardiac Arrest

New American Heart Association guidelines don't require ventilation

3/17/2008
Chest Pain May Signal Cocaine Use in Young Patients

It's important that doctors ask about drug use upfront, experts say

3/14/2008
White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs

Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

3/11/2008
New Method Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival

Emergency crews focus on uninterrupted chest compression, experts say

2/27/2008
Two Drugs Found Equal in Treatment of Septic Shock

But vasopressin might be slightly better than norepinephrine in less severe cases

2/20/2008
In-Hospital Stroke Deaths Rise on Nights, Weekends

Staffing changes may be to blame, experts say