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American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2008 Scientific Assembly

October 27 - 30, 2008; Chicago, Illinois

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Conference News

  • New Cardiac-Arrest CPR Protocol for Paramedics

    Adoption by Los Angeles of a protocol for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that calls for at least 20 minutes of chest compressions and other measures before efforts to transport boosted in-the-field rates of restored spontaneous circulation by 70%.
    Heartwire, November 4, 2008
  • Door-to-Balloon Times of Less Than 90 Minutes

    A new Mayo Clinic protocol resulted in sustainable and durable improvements for 4 years.
    Medscape Medical News, October 30, 2008
  • Scene Time May Not Affect Mortality in Traumas

    Time on the scene of an accident or assault did not predict mortality in trauma patients taken to a level 1 trauma center, but research is needed to validate the findings.
    Medscape Medical News, October 29, 2008
  • Child Abuse Often Overlooked in the ED

    At least one third of children diagnosed with abuse had at least 1 visit to the emergency department before diagnosis, according to a new study.
    Medscape Medical News, October 28, 2008

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