Long lines of ambulances have hit the headlines in recent weeks. But ‘ramping’ isn’t a new problem for patients or paramedics. COVID means we must fix it now.
If you feel like you’re having a medical emergency then you should still go to hospital. Expect longer waits and extra precautions.
More 9/11 responders died from physical and mental health issues after the terrorist attacks than on the day itself. And survivors are still suffering 20 years later.
Outsourcing is common in many hospitals. But when health care systems outsource certain clinical tasks to separate companies, costs can go up, quality of care can fall and patients can be harmed.
Removing social medicine from the education of medical students would be to their detriment - as well as their future patients.
A doctor explains how he introduces mindfulness to self-harming youth in the emergency room.
Football could take a leaf from rugby union’s book on how to treat head-injured players, pitch side.
Whether for police, ambulance or fire fighters, the future of emergency communication is expected to be digital-friendly, flexible and diversified.
A radical new model of “competency based” medical education emphasizes trainee skill over time invested. Queen’s University is the first in Canada to fully embrace this shift.
From broken limbs to blood tests, hospital visits can cause unnecessary pain for children. An emergency care pediatrician offers seven easy strategies for parents to lessen this pain.
Given the persistent risk of terrorist attacks and large-scale accidents, it’s more critical than ever for EMTs, police, firefighters and others to learn from the past.
The Affordable Care Act gets blamed for many health care ills, but here’s one condition that it should not be blamed for.
What we and other responders learned that day would go on to spark major changes in U.S. emergency response efforts.
Few African emergency centres are able to provide comprehensive emergency care because they are staffed by general practitioners.