Tag Archives: Emergency Medicine

MLH EMS conference Every Second Counts highlights trends in pre-hospital management

  Submitted by Chris Knaff, System Director, EMS Operations & Patient Flow   The 9th Annual Main Line Health EMS Conference “Every Second Counts” was held on November 8 at Lankenau Medical Center. The conference highlighted new trends in pre-hospital … Continue reading

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Registration is open for Paoli Hospital’s 7th Annual Trauma Symposium

  Submitted by Lisa M. Eckenrode, Paoli Trauma Program   Registration is now open for Paoli Hospital’s Trauma Symposium on November 10th from 5:30 – 9:15 PM at the Penn State Great Valley Conference Center, Malvern, PA. To register, go … Continue reading

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Drs. Usatch and Bushra honored by Montgomery County

  Two Lankenau Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians, Ben Usatch, MD, and Lankenau’s Emergency Medicine Chief Joseph Bushra, MD, were among those honored by Montgomery County this week for their services during the Papal visit. During the Papal visit, Dr … Continue reading

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Lankenau Medical Center to pursue Level II Trauma certification

Lankenau Medical Center to pursue Level II Trauma certification Submitted by John Schwarz, VP, Administration, LMC   Last week—after approval from the MLH Board of Governors–Lankenau Medical Center submitted a letter of intent to pursue Level II Trauma Center accreditation … Continue reading

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June Spotlight — Emergency Medicine: EMTALA, A Federal law that may affect your area of practice

  Submitted by Steven Gamburg, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine   The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is a federal law that has tentacles reaching into many physician areas of practice, not just the Emergency Department. Initiated in … Continue reading

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June Spotlight — Emergency Medicine: Being prepared

  Submitted by Robert Feinberg, MS, EMT-P, PA-C, CHEP, and System Director, Emergency Management   As a clinician, you prepare every day. You preview your patient’s charts, you prepare for procedures, you organize and prepare differential diagnoses, then develop a … Continue reading

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June Spotlight – Emergency Medicine: Improving patient flow through the ED; how YOU can help the process

Submitted by Kelly Henry, director, Performance Improvement and Regulatory Affairs, and Steven Gamburg, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine   Improving Emergency Department (ED) patient flow is a process improvement priority at Main Line Health and is important for the comfort and … Continue reading

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February Spotlight — Hospital Medicine: HMS at MLH

  Submitted by Jonathan Stallkamp, MD, Medical Director, Hospitalist Medicine Services, MLH   The world of hospital medicine continues to grow, and Main Line Health is no exception to this.  Hospital Medicine at Main Line Health (or HMS as it … Continue reading

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ED Providers: FDA Approves Peramivir (Rapivab) for Influenza

  Submitted by Steven Gamburg, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine   The FDA recently approved Peramivir (Rapivab) which is another neuraminidase inhibitor like Tamiflu.   Note the indication: acute uncomplicated influenza. It is administered i.v. for adults with flu duration of less than 48 hours, … Continue reading

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ED System upgrade – and one important impact to you

  Submitted by Harm Scherpbier MD MS, CMIO, Main Line Health   Next week, on Wednesday, October 22, the ED information system (T-system) will be upgraded.  This, of course, mostly affects the ED physicians and nurses – but there is … Continue reading

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