Acupuncture as useful as painkillers in emergency departments: Study

From the Morning Herald:

Professor Marc Cohen and his colleagues from RMIT University, Monash University and participating health centres conducted the test by using a verbal pain scale.

Patients recorded on a scale of zero to 10 the level of their pain over set periods of time in order to measure the reduction, if any, of pain.

Acupuncture as a pain relief treatment used by Doctors and clinicians is a common practice but few emergency departments offer it as treatment in situations that do not require surgery.

Nurse shot inside hospital emergency room

From WESH:

We now know a nurse was hit by a bullet from an FHP trooper’s gun during a struggle inside an Ocala hospital.

FHP said a suspect taken to the hospital struggled with a trooper.

The trooper’s gun went off and a bullet struck a nurse.

FHP said she in stable condition.


Emergency medical providers teach in Vietnam

From the Daily Press:

Imagine being seriously injured in a country without 911, ambulance service or even an emergency room.

Six medical providers from Craig didn’t have to imagine such a scenario when they traveled to Vietnam this spring to teach emergency medicine.

“I expected more impoverished areas. There’s a crazy dichotomy. In some areas you’d see skyscrapers and crazy malls with fancy labels, and then down the street you’d see street food stalls,” said Brooke Cape, Memorial Regional Health Emergency Department nurse.