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Emergency Physicians are Always on Call — Anyone, Anything and Anytime

Dr. John Burton, MD, FACEP Chair of Carilion Clinic’s emergency department, was recently racing through the countryside north of Richmond in a 100-mile Heart of Virginia Century bike race when his fast group came upon a rider...

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Fluoroquinolones are the third most commonly prescribed outpatient antibiotic class in the United States in adults, with an estimated 115 prescriptions per 1000 persons annually. In 2016, the FDA issued a black box warning (its strongest warning) to stress serious and disabling...

source: Medscape (free login required)

Language barriers during medical emergencies may compromise care, highlighting the importance of medical interpreter services in emergency departments, an analysis in Annals of Emergency Medicine found.

source: Becker's Hospital Review

As the opioid crisis continues to hold the nation captive, some new,...

source: By Joan Spitrey

Urban youngsters are almost twice as likely as rural youth to be hospitalized for gun injuries, a U.S. study suggests. That’s largely because youth 15 to 19 years in cities are almost eight times more likely than rural teens to be hospitalized after firearm assaults,...

source: Reuters

Hospital staff pay dramatically less attention to hand hygiene when they feel no one is watching, a new study reveals. The research suggests government reported compliance rates are overstated. UNSW medical researchers have found that...

source: Medical Xpress

When researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and RAND set out to explore the relationship between hospital occupancy and Clostridium difficile infection risk, they expected to find that high census would mean greater risk for infection. But, after analyzing data...

source: MedPage Today


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