Tag Archives: Emergency Medicine

In the ED: Ebola Update — Maintain Vigilance

Submitted by Steven Gamburg, MD, FACEP, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, MLH   As you know, the first Ebola patient was recently diagnosed in the U.S.    Ironically, even though the patient volunteered information that he had traveled from West … Continue reading

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New policy on blood draws from Central Line

Submitted by Steven J. Gamburg, MD, FACEP, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine   The new policy re: Blood Draw from Central Line is now in effect.  Unless absolutely necessary, we do not ever draw any blood work now from a central … Continue reading

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2014 Paoli Trauma Symposium Registration is now open

Submitted by Lisa M. Eckenrode, MSN, MBA, RN, NREMT-P, Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator, Paoli Hospital Trauma Program   Registration for the 6th Annual Paoli Hospital Trauma Symposium being held November 5 is officially open!  Please review the attached document for a … Continue reading

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Enterovirus D68 outbreak in pediatric patients across 12 states

Submitted by Connie Cutler, MLH Director, Infection Prevention and Control; Mark Ingerman, MD, MLH Chair, Infectious Diseases; and Steven Gamburg, MD, MLH Chair Emergency Medicine As of September 11, 2014, there is an outbreak of Enterovirus D68 in pediatric patients … Continue reading

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Ebola update and Occ Health guidelines

Submitted by Mark Ingerman, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention   The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever outbreak of Ebola continues to be a worldwide concern regarding the spread of this infectious disease beyond the four “at risk” countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, … Continue reading

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ED: Stroke management guidelines

Submitted by Steven J. Gamburg, MD, FACEP, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine   While all four MLH acute care hospitals have stroke center certification, patients requiring neurointerventional care are transferred to Bryn Mawr Hospital, the first hospital in the western … Continue reading

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Ebola virus update

Submitted by Mark Ingerman, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention   Dear Clinician,   The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has created concerns regarding the risk of transmission of this viral infection into the U.S.  Although the risk is extremely … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Health Alert 285 – Evaluating suspected Ebola patients

PA Health Alert 285 -Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease

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New MLH policy provides guidelines for Care of the Pregnant Patient

Submitted by Steven Gamburg, MD, System Chair, Emergency Medicine; Nancy Roberts, MD, System Chair, Obstetrics/Gynecology; Jonathan Stallkamp, MD, System Section Chief, Hospital Medical Services   A new policy, Clinical Guideline: Care of the Pregnant Patient, coordinates care of the pregnant … Continue reading

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June Spotlight – Emergency Department: Red Rules in the ED

Submitted by Steven Gamburg, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine   I​t’s ​important​! Remember our Red Rule on INITIATING patient contact, and it’s especially important in the ED at ​DISCHARGE.​ The ED is often referred to as the entrance to the hospital. When … Continue reading

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