Poor Adherence to South African Guidelines for the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Poor Adherence to South African Guidelines for the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Objective. To evaluate adherence to the South African guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and to determine whether adherence reduced length of hospital stay and mortality in patients with severe CAP. Setting. King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban.

Use of Radiation After Breast Conserving Surgery (BCS) for DCIS and Early Invasive Breast Cancer at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC): a Study of Compliance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines (Scientific Article)

Use of Radiation After Breast Conserving Surgery (BCS) for DCIS and Early Invasive Breast Cancer at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC): a Study of Compliance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines (Scientific Article)

Objectives 1. Determine NCCN guidelines for management of early stage invasive breast cancer in those undergoing lumpectomy.

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 […]

Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis (Guidelines) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis (Guidelines) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Diagnosis and medical management 1.1 Background. Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is defined as a continuing inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterised by irreversible morphological changes, often associated with pain and with the loss of exocrine and/or endocrine function which may be clinically relevant.

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 […]

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards Emergency Medical Responder Instructional Guidelines: Airway Management, Shock and Resuscitation, Trauma, EMS Operations

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards Emergency Medical Responder Instructional Guidelines: Airway Management, Shock and Resuscitation, Trauma, EMS Operations

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 […]

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines - Airway Management, Shock and Resuscitation, Trauma, EMS Operations

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines – Airway Management, Shock and Resuscitation, Trauma, EMS Operations

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 […]