MAYWOOD, IL – For a growing number of medications administered in the emergency department, there is no need to have patients roll up their sleeves or drop trousers. Instead, the nostrils are becoming the preferred route, according to an article published recently in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – The overwhelming majority of patients — 80% to 90% — who present to the ED with chest pain suspected of being cardiac related end up without an acute myocardial infarction diagnosis.
Guidelines recommend intramuscular midazolam for status epilepticus patients who experience seizures and, according to a new study, the benzodiazepine is increasingly being administered in prehospital care before the patients arrives at the emergency department.
In states such as Texas, patients seeking immediate care still primarily use urgent care centers and hospital-based emergency departments, but they also are increasingly presenting at freestanding EDs.