Partnering to Promote Service Continuity in the Event of an Emergency: A Successful Collaboration Between Two Interlibrary Loan Departments (Brief Communications) (Report)

Partnering to Promote Service Continuity in the Event of an Emergency: A Successful Collaboration Between Two Interlibrary Loan Departments (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Much of traditional library disaster planning focuses on recovery of facilities and collections, while relatively little planning focuses on preparing libraries to continue to offer selected services to their patrons throughout a disaster [1]. This article reports about a service continuity plan developed by two academic health sciences libraries’ interlibrary loan (ILL) departments, who […]

Emergency Department Usage by Uninsured Patients in Galveston County, Texas.

Emergency Department Usage by Uninsured Patients in Galveston County, Texas.

The number of uninsured Texas residents who rely on the medical emergency department as their primary health care provider continues to increase. Unfortunately, little information about the characteristics of this group of emergency department users is available. Using an administrative billing database, we conducted a descriptive study to examine the demographic and clinical features of […]

Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Centre (Guidelines) (Report)

Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Centre (Guidelines) (Report)

Introduction A proportion of patients presenting to emergency centres need to undergo procedures that can be unpleasant and painful. The provision of safe and effective analgesia and procedural sedation is a critical aspect of the provision of care in an emergency centre. Given the nature of an emergency centre, which is often overwhelming and noisy […]

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines

National EMS Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines – Completed in 2009, the National EMS Education Standards (the Standards) represents yet another step toward realizing the vision of the 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future, as articulated in the 2000 EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. The Standards define the minimal entry-level educational […]

Community Medical Center v. Emergency Medical Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania Inc.

Community Medical Center v. Emergency Medical Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania Inc.

Community Medical Center (CMC) appeals from the grant of a motion in favor of Emergency Medical Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania (EMSNP), dismissing a complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. CMCs claim is based on alleged deprivations of its due process and equal protection rights under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments in violation of 42 […]

Emergency War Surgery

Emergency War Surgery

Military surgeons must assume a leadership role in combat casualty care in circumstances that are far less than ideal. This handbook provides much of the information needed to tackle these issues and features state-of-the-art principles and practices of forward trauma surgery as used by military physicians in far flung locations around the globe. Featuring nearly […]