Special Patients

Making House Calls, But for How Long?

The number of physicians willing to make house calls has grown slightly since Medicare increased reimbursements in 1998, but pending cuts may reverse the trend.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween Prank Leads to Campus Evacuation in Calif.?

A chemical scare police suspect was a Halloween prank sent 22 students to Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center in Concord and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday morning.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Children Would Need Different Medical Care In Wake Of Dirty Bomb

In the event of a dirty bomb, medical authorities should be prepared to treat children differently than adults because their developing bodies would absorb and respond to the radiation exposure in distinct ways.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

EMS Reported Unprepared to Care for Children in Disasters

The American Academy of Pediatrics believes most licensed U.S. prehospital emergency medical service agencies are "significantly unprepared" to appropriately care for pediatric patients during a disaster.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

$175,000 Awarded to Family of Dropped Oklahoma Patient

A judge this week awarded $175,000 to the family of an Oklahoma woman dropped by ambulance workers.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007

EMS Providers Strain to Care for Obese Patients

As North Carolina waistlines expand, EMS providers are feeling the strain.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Austin Kids ER Already Burdened

Like other area hospitals, the newest one in Austin is experiencing wait times in the ER. But having waits that trigger a plan to add beds is not something a new hospital expects.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

ACEP Calls for Bariatric Studies

Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania rescue crew had to cut a hole in the house of a 900-pound Michigan man, move him with a forklift and take him to the hospital on a flatbed truck.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

ED Demand Grows in Denver Following CU Move

Emergency rooms across Denver are feeling the impact of the University of Colorado Hospital's move to Aurora three months ago. Now, they're preparing for a possible surge in pediatric patients as Children's Hospital prepares to also move to the city east of Denver.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007






 

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