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Compulsory Use of the Backboard is Associated with Increased Frequency of Thoracolumbar Imaging
(Taylor & Francis, 2018-02-15)
Background: Backboards have been shown to cause pain in uninjured patients. This may alter physical exam findings, leading emergency department (ED) providers to suspect a spinal injury when none exists resulting in ...
Double Sequential Defibrillation and the Tyranny of the Case Study
Hospital Observation Upon Reversal (HOUR) with Naloxone: A Prospective Clinical Prediction Rule Validation Study
Objective: St. Paul’s Early Discharge Rule was derived to determine which patients could be safely discharged from the emergency department after a 1-hour observation period following naloxone administration for opiate ...
Transport Home and Terminal Extubation by Emergency Medical Services: An Example of Innovation in End of Life Care
For the majority of terminally ill patients, the preferred place of death is at home. Previous literature has demonstrated the feasibility of at-home terminal extubation performed by critical care and hospice physicians. ...