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Emergency departments (EDs) are the point of entry for infectious diseases, making it necessary to reevaluate current practices and make adjustments to decrease transmission when presented with a novel viral infection. This article discusses strategies implemented in the ED to prevent...
There has been a great increase in the number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed in the emergency department (ED) setting over the past several decades. Most of these procedures are unscheduled, unplanned, and much more likely to be successful and result in a positive outcome...
With health care costs continuing to rise, much attention has been focused on appropriate emergency department (ED) utilization, and nationwide interventions have been developed to support reduction in health care costs and ED use including primary care, community, and home health models. The...
In the United States, 7,000–8,000 people are bitten by a venomous snake each year, out of which approximately 5 die. Although common practice is to treat any and all victims of envenomation with repeated doses of antivenom, this approach is not without its risks. The gold standard for treating...
Injured patients with traumatic hemorrhagic shock often require resuscitation with transfusion of red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Resuscitation with whole blood (WB) has been used in military settings, and its use is increasingly common in civilian practice. We provide an overview of the...
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