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Recognize an overdose, save a life

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Every day nearly 200 people die from an overdose of drugs or from alcohol poisoning, with opioids responsible for the majority. Recognizing the signs and knowing how to respond to medical emergencies, including carrying and administering naloxone in cases of opioid overdose, can save lives says the ASA.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Emergency Medicine, Pain, Patient Safety, Substance Abuse, Surgery,

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22-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to Have a Greater Role in National Response to Opioid Epidemic

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

As we enter a new year and a new decade, many states have enacted legislation affecting the roles of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in terms of practice authority, reimbursement, and prescriptive authority, according to the 32nd Annual Legislative Update in the January issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Healthcare, Nursing, Pain, Patient Safety, Substance Abuse,

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24-Jan-2020 12:45 PM EST
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For Low Back Pain in Older Adults, Treatment Doesn’t Match Guidelines

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Many Medicare patients with new episodes of low back pain receive care inconsistent with current guidelines – including high use of opioids and advanced imaging tests, reports a study in the February issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: Aging, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pain, Patient Safety, All Journal News,

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23-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Inspired by Patients, Laerdal Medical Brings Latest Simulator Advances to IMSH 2020

Laerdal Medical

Healthcare professionals of all experience levels attend the IMSH conference to advance their skills, to impact change in their organizations, and, ultimately, to improve patient safety.

Channels: Healthcare, Marketing, Patient Safety, Technology,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 9:45 AM EST
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Newswise: FSU Research: Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits

FSU Research: Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits

Florida State University

When female firefighters put on the protective suits they need for their work, they’re often using gear that has been designed for a male body.Because of that mismatch, the suits don’t fit as well as they should, and their mobility is impaired. Firefighters working in gear that restricts their movement must work harder to move around in a stressful and physically demanding environment, which puts them at greater risk of overexertion and heart attacks, the leading cause of on-duty deaths.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Gender Issues, In the Workplace, Men's Health, Patient Safety, Women's Health, All Journal News,

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16-Jan-2020 10:40 AM EST
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Don't let winter sports injuries freeze your fun

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

For many people, dropping temperatures mean it's time to bundle up and head outdoors for their favorite winter activities. Whether you're a sports enthusiast hitting the ski slope, a casual skater heading to the local rink or a parent ready to tackle the nearby sledding hill with your child, great times and memories await. However, it's important to make sure your fun winter day isn't spoiled by an accident or injury.

Channels: Patient Safety, Public Health, Sports,

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16-Jan-2020 9:35 AM EST
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Reduced Inhaler Use is Safe for Infants with Bronchiolitis

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated with albuterol delivered via inhalers, despite evidence showing no benefit in most patients. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) redesigned the hospital’s standard treatment for the infection and reduced albuterol use without compromising care.

Channels: Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Patient Safety, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST
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