Emergency Medicine

WhatsApp streamlines heart attack care in Argentina

Argentinian ambulance doctors are using WhatsApp to fasttrack their patients’ care. Study data presented at the <b>Argentine Congress of Cardiology</b>’s …

Medicine

Incredible Doctor Dances with Worried Children in Florida Emergency Room

Emergency room physician, Dr. Chima Matthew was treating Autumn Moses for strep throat at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, when …

Country Lifestyle

Latest as emergency services called to Liverpool Pier Head - updates

13:17KEY EVENT<p>Fire service statement<p>Merseyside Fire and Rescue service were called to the scene at 12.20pm.<p>A spokesman said: “A male has been rescued …

New technology to allow emergency services pinpoint exact location of caller

It is hoped that new mobile-phone technology launched today will save lives in emergencies.<p>The system on Android devices allows emergency staff …

News (Ireland)

Man trapped after car hits a tree at Helensburgh

Emergency services are on scene near Helensburgh where a man is trapped in his car after an accident.<p>The accident happened on Friday morning at …

Australian News

GOP Lawmaker Says Emergency Rooms Should Be Able To Turn People Away

Back to the good old days.<p>Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) proposed on Friday that hospital emergency rooms should be able to turn patients away to help keep health care costs down.<p>“I’m an emergency room nurse,” Black told MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Friday. “There are people that came into my emergency …

Health Care

Americans can’t stop going to the emergency room

The Affordable Care Act gave health insurance to millions of Americans, but studies suggest it did not put a dent in the number of people attending …

Health Care

New phone location service to aid emergency services

A new mobile phone precise location service will help emergency services locate callers who need assistance more quickly and accurately, the Minister …

News (Ireland)

Worker suffers 'serious injuries' at Swift Caravans - what we know so far

Emergency services have been called to a "serious accident" at Swift Caravans on Tuesday.<p>Workers have been sent home from the site, with a number of …

Health and Safety

Report into death of woman tied to wheelchair at Edmonton hospital calls for change

Nearly eight years after an intoxicated woman who was tied to a wheelchair died at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH), a public inquiry report …

Health Care (Canada)

Occupants thrown from car after it hits a bank

The intersection of Opunake and Poto roads, where the crash occurred.<p>Two people were thrown from a car when it rolled after hitting a bank in Central …

New Zealand News

Huge Strathfield factory blaze is now a crime scene

FIFTY firefighters battled for over two hours to stop a blaze which ripped through a factory in Sydney’s inner west spreading to neighbouring …

Crime

Man rescued after being trapped down 15-metre pit on Cronulla building site

A man has been freed after he became trapped in a 15-metre pit on a construction site in Sydney's south.<p>The accident occurred when construction …

Australian News

The curious case of the $629 ER bill — and one expensive Band-Aid

In January 2015, Malcolm Bird took his 1-year-old daughter, Collette, to an emergency room after she started bleeding heavily from a cut on her finger. The doctor cleaned up the cut, put a Band-Aid on it, and sent them home.<p>A few weeks later, the family received a bill in the mail for $629. The …

Health Care

Do You Know When You Should Really Take Your Kids to the ER?

According to new research, many parents don't know how to handle certain urgent medical issues.<p>Would you take your child to the emergency room if he or she got a minor burn? What about if your child swallows a pill or starts choking?<p>If you're like half the parents surveyed for a recent study, you …

Parenting

New study: nearly half of US medical care comes from emergency rooms

Figures are even higher for minorities and women<p>Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study by …

Health Care

How a Band-Aid cost $629

Malcolm Bird took his one-year-old daughter Colette to see a doctor at the emergency department near their home in Connecticut in the US when his …

Australian News

Teenage boy arrested for allegedly driving fake emergency services truck

A teenager has been arrested for allegedly terrorising Melbourne motorists in a fake emergency services truck he modified himself.<p>Detectives from the …

Crime

Emergency room visit costs: what’s the price of care?

Hospitals keep ER fees secret. Share your bill to help change that.<p>Each year, Americans make 141 million trips to the emergency room. In nearly all of those visits, hospitals charge patients something called a facility fee: the price for walking in the door and seeking medical service.<p>Facility fees …

Health Care

Alphabet is teaching law enforcement how to respond to self-driving collisions

Self-driving cars are expected to help greatly reduce the number of vehicle collisions by eliminating human error but no technology is likely to be …

Waymo

Mentally ill patient died while strapped to bed in locked hospital room, inquest hears

The family of Nokolaos Mpelos says they were never told he was admitted to the hospital<p>A Toronto man with mental health issues died while being held …

Crime

Vic CFA's bullying culture

Victoria is approaching a hot and dry summer, but the threat is indoors for some of the state's firefighting staff according to an explosive report …

Australian News

Kingston area students learn healthy lifestyle choices from local emergency services

More than 1,200 students from 30 different schools are attending ‘racing against drugs’ at CFB Kingston’s Thompson Drill Hall aimed at promoting a …

Canadian News

Medical Residents aboard Comfort Respond in Puerto Rico

Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher | 171012-N-PG340-182 CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 12, 2017) - Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Perry, an...... read more<p>…

Health Care

In 3 States, If Anthem Thinks You Shouldn't Have Gone To ER, It Won't Pay

When you decide to make a trip to the ER for symptoms such as chest pain or difficulty breathing, you do it because you are concerned that this could potentially be a life-threatening situation. After undergoing careful medical evaluation including X-rays, EKGs, ultrasounds or CT scans in the ER, …

Health Care

Burning house rescue: Two men injured in Leicester fire

<b>A man who was found lying in the street outside a burning house when firefighters arrived has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.</b><p>Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and the police were called to the blaze in Ruby Street, Leicester shortly after 08:30 BST.<p>Another man was taken to …

Crime

Patients could be banned from A&E unless GP refers them

NHS patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have been referred by a GP or the 111 service, a health official has said.

Health Care

Emergency services’ switch to mobile network facing a year delay

An ambitious project to replace the bespoke radio network used by ­hundreds of thousands of police, ­paramedics and fire crews with a cheaper system based on normal ­mobile signals faces a new delay of up to a year, ­according to Westminster sources.<p>The first users of the Emergency Services Network …

Mobile

One dead after horror bus crash

A WOMAN has died after a bus carrying at least 30 people hit a tree and rolled north west of Melbourne, leaving five people fighting for life and …

Victoria (Australia)

'Living in Dublin, it always has been racist' - RTÉ documentary hears how man had part of his ear bitten off

Shop owner Milan Hosek, who had his part of his ear bitten off during a racist attack on a Dublin street, is among those featured in new RTÉ2 …

News (Ireland)