Ameer Khalek

Block visualization showing 2016 firearms related deaths at 58% of intentional causes and of those 60% suicide and 38% homicide https://wisqars-viz.cdc.gov:8006/
Mar 12 2019 - 11:21am

In 2016, there were a total of 63,979 intentional injury deaths in the United States. Of these, 37,353 (58%) involved a firearm: 22,938 (36%) were intentional self-harm deaths and 14,415 (23%) were assault-related deaths. Since 1999, firearm...

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Apr 3 2017 - 11:00am

There is a rural healthcare crisis due to alarming closure rates of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in sparsely populated communities. These communities are experiencing a gap in healthcare access and consequent economic loss in healthcare...

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Mar 21 2017 - 11:05am

Patients presenting with chest pain associated with normal EKGs, negative cardiac enzymes, and few cardiac risk factors are designated “low-risk,” and can often be safely to discharge from the emergency department (ED) for early patient follow-up...

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Mar 6 2017 - 1:36pm

Level of consciousness (LOC) is a measurement of arousal and response to external stimuli. An altered (from individual baseline) LOC can be caused by insufficient oxygenation, traumatic injury, or changes to the chemical environment of the brain...

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Jan 26 2017 - 2:55pm

A new article by Nagurney et al. in press in the Annals of Emergency Medicine examined association between emergency department (ED) visits and functional decline in the...

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Oct 10 2016 - 11:38am

Triage is the process of determining treatment priority based on the severity of a patient’s condition. The term triage is derived from the French word trier which means “to sort.” The concept of triage was first applied to...

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Sep 6 2016 - 2:37pm

A key indicator of emergency department (ED) performance is length of stay (LOS), or how long a patient remains in the ED from the time they arrive until departure. ...

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Aug 10 2016 - 12:12pm

Emergency Medical Technicians are trained to assess patient signs and symptoms and deliver specific, protocol-based treatments in the pre-hospital setting. While EMTs are not trained as diagnosticians, one common presentation we are trained to...

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