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Survey paints positive view of telemedicine market

HIMSS Analytics recently published a new report, "Essentials Brief: Telemedicine Study" — a survey of health IT executives that finds an increase in the adoption of telemedicine solutions and services, from 54.5 percent in 2014 to 57.7 percent in 2015. Small, but...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Agitation, mental illness, and delirium are common reasons for older adults to seek care in the emergency department. There are significant knowledge gaps in understanding how to best screen older adults...

source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

Patients with substance use disorders frequently seek emergency care, and the emergency department may be their only point of contact with the healthcare system. While the ED visit has been increasingly recognized as providing...

source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

A 50-year-old woman with widely metastatic melanoma presented to the emergency department with dyspnea. She was found to be tachypneic, hypoxic, tachycardic, and hypotensive. A non-rebreather oxygen mask was placed and her oxygen saturation improved mildly. Emergency staff...

source: Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine

In order to simulate a heartbeat in a cardiac arrest patient, cardiopulmonary resuscitation requires that chest compressions be delivered with a force of at least 560 N at a rate >100 compressions/min. Many new learners initially...

source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine

The diagnosis of blunt cerebrovascular injuries requires a high level of suspicion. Focal neurologic deficits are consistently a risk factor across all screening criteria, including the Denver, Utah, Memphis, and Eastern Association...

source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine

Exertional rhabdomyolysis is a common condition with potentially life-threatening consequences; early recognition can prevent severe downstream complications. Some migrants and undocumented immigrants who have travelled to the United States have encountered extreme heat...

source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine

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