Tag: emergency department

1. In a study of children with pneumonia or sinusitis, opioids and corticosteroids were inappropriately prescribed more frequently in the emergency department (ED) for both conditions compared to the ambulatory setting. 2. Overall, 1 in 16 children with pneumonia and 1 in 13 children with sinusitis were prescribed an opioid...
1. Families including children with special health care needs (CSHCN) reported significantly lower odds of unmet health needs when they also reported high family resilience and neighborhood cohesion on surveys. 2. Reported material hardship was associated with higher odds of emergency department (ED) visits and unmet health care needs for...
1. Between the years 2008 and 2017, researchers noted a significant rise in the number of trampoline-related fractures. 2. Though still most commonly occurring at home, trampoline-related fractures became more common at places of organized sport or recreation over the course of the decade observed. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
While the early recognition of severe traumatic injury is associated with improved morbidity and mortality, undertriage has been associated with poorer patient outcomes. Previous research has shown that tachypnea and blunt thoracic injury are associated with undertriage. In this retrospective cohort study, researchers reviewed 3123 lower-level adult activations (2014-2016)...
Medical scribes are used in variety of clinical settings to complete clerical tasks otherwise done by a clinician. Limited research has been done concerning the effects of scribes on physician productivity in emergency medicine settings. In this randomized controlled trial from Australia, data were collected from 589 scribed shifts...
1. Of children with baseline high emergency department (ED) use, defined as ≥4 ED visits in one year, only 16% experienced sustained high ED use (≥8 ED visits) over the following 2 years. 2. Children with initial baseline high ED use and sustained high ED use tended to be adolescents,...
1. In this meta-analysis, researchers found that a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) assay along with a nonischemic electrocardiogram (ECG) could be used to classify 30.6% of 9241 adults arriving at the emergency department (ED) for possible cardiac-related chest pain as low-risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). 2. This suggests...
1. By integrating Dutch primary care physician cooperatives with emergency departments, overall emergency department use has been reduced by 22%. 2. Other recent developments to the Dutch system include access to electronic health records of daytime primary care practices and direct access to more diagnostic facilities.   Study Rundown: One of the...
1. From 1990 to 2014, the annual rate for soccer-related injuries increased by 111.4% in children 7 to 17 years of age. 2. The most common injuries were sprains/strains, fractures, soft tissue injuries, and concussions, while the most common location of injuries included the upper extremity, ankles, and head/neck. Evidence Rating...
1. The number of trampoline park injuries (TPIs) increased significantly from 581 in 2010 to 6932 in 2014. 2. Compared to home trampoline injuries (HTIs), TPIs were less likely to involve head injury, more likely to involve lower extremity injury, more likely to involve a dislocation, and more likely to...