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  • Influenza, 2014-2015 — Something Old, Something New

    As of early January, influenza activity had reached epidemic proportions in large parts of the United States, with many of those being affected despite prior vaccination.1 The occurrence of infection in vaccinated individuals is not unexpected since influenza vaccine efficacy is usually only approximately 60%.

  • Nursing Notes Can Become Unexpected Problem for EP During Med/Mal Litigation

    A triage nurse’s note stating that a patient had fever and hip pain in his prosthetic hip became a key area of focus during a recent malpractice trial. At deposition and at trial, the emergency physician (EP) claimed to have examined the hip, and found that the patient did not have increased pain with range of motion.