Measurement of Functional Capacity Requirements of Police Officers to Aid in Development of an Occupation-Specific Cardiac Rehabilitation Training Program.

Measurement of Functional Capacity Requirements of Police Officers to Aid in Development of an Occupation-Specific Cardiac Rehabilitation Training Program.

Police work involves exposure to a broad range of emotionally harrowing incidents and is often cited as one of the most stressful occupations (1). Traumatic events such as shootings, severe motor vehicle accidents, and incidents involving the death of a child are all ranked as extremely stressful by law enforcement personnel (2-4). Given the overwhelming […]

Safety and Efficacy of Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA) Conducted by Medical Officers in a Level 1 Hospital in Cape Town (Original Articles) (Report)

Safety and Efficacy of Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA) Conducted by Medical Officers in a Level 1 Hospital in Cape Town (Original Articles) (Report)

Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is a skill commonly required when dealing with patients in the emergency department (ED). Typical procedures performed under PSA in the ED or minor theatre setting are reduction of fractures and common dislocations, incision and drainage of abscesses, laceration repair in children, foreign body removal, and evacuation of retained products […]

Lessons of Experience: Key Events and Lessons Learned of Effective Chief Medical Officers at Freestanding Children's Hospitals.

Lessons of Experience: Key Events and Lessons Learned of Effective Chief Medical Officers at Freestanding Children’s Hospitals.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As the healthcare environment changes, physician executives who are effective leaders and agents of change are needed. Healthcare organizations that are successful at developing effective physician leaders will be at an advantage. This article examines how physician leaders develop on the job. Such knowledge and insight can be useful to healthcare systems looking […]

Quality and Compliance: The Dual Responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer (Special Report: Chief Medical Officers)

Quality and Compliance: The Dual Responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer (Special Report: Chief Medical Officers)

In this article … Chief medical officers are at the center of the quality-compliance dyad of the health care provider organizations and should report directly to the board to allow freedom to properly protect organizations and their medical staffs.

The Street Officer's Guide to Emergency Medical Tactics

The Street Officer’s Guide to Emergency Medical Tactics

In this important field guide, experienced law enforcement officer and Emergency Medical Service professional Lt. Eric M. Dickinson shares immediate-action insights for dealing with a variety of serious medical issues in an understandable, practical fashion. Also includes discussion of tactics and hierarchy of considerations & action when forced to work in an immediately threatening environment.