In a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers led by Laura Burke, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician at BIDMC, found that among Medicare beneficiaries receiving ED care in the United States, mortality within 30 days of an ED visit has declined in recent years, particularly for the highest-severity patients.Read more
FastER Track will provide rapid access to care for low-acuity conditions, such as sore throats, rashes, and common colds.Read more
Announcement of $3 million to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to establish a Pediatric Disaster Care Center of Excellence. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR).Read more
From 20 minutes or more to 10 seconds. Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University say 10 seconds is about how quickly a new system they studied that utilizes artificial intelligence took to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of patients in the emergency department suspected of having pneumonia.Read more
It was a windy day back in 2008. Lily James was in a boat on Lake Washington with her family and friends when the wind lifted an inflatable that was tied to a rope. Like a vise, the rope caught her legs and pulled her overboard. Her feet were almost severed.Read more
You don’t think it could happen to you, but the stories in the news show it can. Nearly 40 children die every year from being left in a parked car, and a majority of them are parents just forgetting their child was in the car.
Dr. Brian Johnston, chief of pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center, says temperatures can rise quickly in minutes if a car is sitting in the sun, even if it’s only 70 or 80 degrees outside. A simple way to remind yourself to look in the backseat before getting out is to leave your cell phone there.Read more
When caregivers used ultrasound to guide placement of intravenous lines in children with presumed difficult access, they had higher success rates on their first attempt. Pediatric researchers report that this technique reduces the number of needle sticks in their young patients.Read more