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How to Teach CPR

How to Teach CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) involves giving chest compressions and artificial respiration to a victim who has undergone cardiac or respiratory arrest. CPR can save lives, and CPR instructors have the ability to teach laypeople and medical professionals how to perform this life-saving procedu
Value-Based Health Care: The MD Anderson Experience

Value-Based Health Care: The MD Anderson Experience

Implementing a value-based health care system--a must read for any professional interested in the steps toward system reform.
Timely Pain Management in the Emergency Department

Timely Pain Management in the Emergency Department

How effective was this new approach in improving the timeliness of pain relief in the ED?
How to Test for Gadolinium Poisoning

How to Test for Gadolinium Poisoning

Gadolinium, a very rare metal, is used to enhance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) images. Gadolinium poisoning can occur in patients with kidney disease who have been injected with the substance before getting an MRI or MRA. In these cases, patients develop a
Insect and Spider Bites: How to Protect Yourself

Insect and Spider Bites: How to Protect Yourself

Are you bugged by insect bites? Find out where ticks, mosquitoes, biting flies, and spiders hang out; how to protect yourself from bug bites; and how to treat them.
Hurricane Safety Plan

Hurricane Safety Plan

The National Hurricane Center designates hurricane season as June 1 through Nov. 30 in the Atlantic; and May 15 through Nov. 30 in the eastern Pacific. The peak threat in the United States is mid-August through late October. It's important to take action, via the development of a hurricane safety pl
Leg Injuries-Related Information

Leg Injuries-Related Information

A list of topics related to leg injuries.
Patient Transfer Techniques

Patient Transfer Techniques

According to the Vancouver Career College, proper patient transfer techniques are required for the health and safety of patients and caregivers. The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) states that the leading cause of back injuries among caregivers is the execution of improp
Child Abuse: Bridging the Gap Between the ED and the Legal System

Child Abuse: Bridging the Gap Between the ED and the Legal System

Tara Torno Morley, JD and Eric Morley, MD address critical issues in a Q&A style that all emergency care providers need to consider when treating suspected child abuse victims.
A New Tool to Assess ED Physicians' Non-technical Skills

A New Tool to Assess ED Physicians' Non-technical Skills

A newly developed assessment tool can provide valuable insight into the non-technical skills of emergency medicine physicians.
Brain Surgery Procedures

Brain Surgery Procedures

This is a general information guide to brain surgery processes and procedures detailing the three main routes of brain surgery and the sub-routes of the chosen option, with emphasis on radiation.
How to Use Splints

How to Use Splints

A splint is used to immobilize a body part to promote healing after injury. It can be fabricated out of moldable thermoplastic, metal or fiberglass. Some splints are removable to allow the skin to be cleaned and to allow some motion as instructed by the physician. They typically cover half of the wi
Reversing the Slide

Reversing the Slide

Are hospitalists lacking fundamental skills in common bedside procedures?
Science: What to Do If There Is a Fire in a Lab

Science: What to Do If There Is a Fire in a Lab

Among the many things that could happen in a lab, fire is a major concern. With the right equipment and planning, though, fires can be taken care of efficiently.
Florida Evacuation Procedures

Florida Evacuation Procedures

Floridians must be ready to evacuate before a major storm.furacao image by god85 from Fotolia.comEach year, Floridians await the predictions of forecasters and weather experts, wondering what the Atlantic hurricane season may bring. And each year, officials warn that it takes only one...
The Side Effects of Fluoroscopy

The Side Effects of Fluoroscopy

A fluoroscopy is a common imaging procedure used to get a good look at the inside of your body. Fluoroscopes are often used in combination with other technologies depending on which body organ or system is being looked at. These procedures are generally considered safe and often patients have little
CPR Outcome Predictors Between Compression Techniques

CPR Outcome Predictors Between Compression Techniques

In this study, the performance of two CPR compression techniques are evaluated. How do they compare?
Photo of the Month: Ultrasound Eye Emergencies

Photo of the Month: Ultrasound Eye Emergencies

What is the diagnosis for this 60-year-old man who presents to the ED with an eye emergency?
How to Do Red Cross CPR

How to Do Red Cross CPR

Red Cross CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training is an important skill that can help save lives. According to First Aid Web, cardiac arrest is becoming one of the main causes of death in America. Performing CPR while waiting for paramedics to arrive is crucial, since the brain can only survive
Viability and Apoptosis of Wound Fibroblasts

Viability and Apoptosis of Wound Fibroblasts

The optimal serum concentration for cryopreserving dermal fibroblasts has not been properly defined.