Emergency Medicine

Tornado, Flood, Power Outage?

Small practices and clinics have to prepare, too.

Two Roads to Best 
Stroke Prevention Practices

Evidence points to aggressive medical management as the standard of care for stroke prevention in patients with intracranial arterial stenosis, and research suggests the same holds true for stenosis of the carotid artery. But the road to evidence-based standards is lined with complications.

St. Luke’s University Health Network Bolsters Trauma Care Credentials with Miners Campus Certification

With Level IV trauma certification of its Miners Campus, St. Luke’s University Health Network is enhancing the services available in its trauma care network — while speeding patients to advanced care.

Moving the Waiting Room to the Livıng Room

For many, the words “emergency room” conjure feelings of dread about never-ending waits, as well as images of coughing, contagious fellow patients. Online services such as InQuicker are seeking to help emergency care and urgent care facilities alter the perception — and the reality — of a visit to the ER.

Medicaid + ER = Take a Number

Traditionally, the emergency department has been a significant — and costly — source of medical care for people without health insurance. Some proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) argue that its broader Medicaid coverage could reduce reliance on emergency rooms by making primary care more readily available. However, a new study in the journal Science suggests the expansion may make emergency rooms fuller.