ATLANTA – With knowledge about Ebola virus disease and how to manage and treat it evolving by the minute, the CDC has released new guidelines for emergency departments based on recent experiences of U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients.
BOSTON – As many as one in 10 older adults seen in hospital EDs in the United States experience delirium, but, in too many cases, the condition goes unrecognized, partly because of a lack of accurate screening instruments.
LOS ANGELES – For emergency physicians wondering if the flood of newly insured Medicaid patients to ED will ever recede, here is an answer: If the other 26 states expanding Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act are anything like California, ED usage by those patients should decline sharply after the first year.
BOSTON – How well are EDs doing in meeting nationally established treatment guidelines for acute asthma attacks? While use of appropriate medications improved over the study period, timeliness of care and other issues remained significant problems.
BALTIMORE – If an isolated case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) shows up in a U.S. emergency department, it is highly likely to be confused with other, more common conditions, according to a new Ebola primer for clinicians.