Docs miss — or opt to dismiss — signs of pulmonary embolism in dementia patients, study finds
Sep 22, 2021
Physicians appear to place lower importance on factors that may lead to diagnosis of pulmonary embolism when evaluating patients with dementia who present with shortness of breath, investigators say.
Feds revoke emergency use of some respirators, mask decontamination in healthcare settings
Jul 02, 2021
Healthcare personnel are no longer authorized to use certain respirators not approved by NIOSH or technology for cleaning disposable masks, the FDA says.
Identify a COVID emergency: Watch for these key signs, specialists say
Jun 01, 2021
High-risk COVID-19 patients should be assessed for certain objective signs of respiratory compromise in order to identify the need for life-saving medical therapy as early as possible, a new study suggests.
FDA says it’s time to move away from mask reuse
Apr 13, 2021
Healthcare facilities should move away from decontaminating and reusing disposable masks now that U.S. respirator supply has recovered, the agency says.
Frailty affects outcomes in older adults following emergency surgery
Feb 12, 2020
These patients’ care preferences merit extra attention, as they are at high risk for poor one-year outcomes, say surgeon-researchers.
Witnesses say some Hollywood Hills victims could have been saved after Hurricane Irma
Feb 05, 2018
Several medical experts told a Florida judge this week some residents who died of heat stroke at the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center could have been saved, if the nursing home had acted sooner and...
Feds want Medicaid payments returned for common ambulance services
Jan 30, 2015
Medicaid programs are taking pause to ensure their non-emergency medical transportation services are operating properly after one state agency was told to return nearly $400,000 for improper bills.
Will the emergency button ever change?
Oct 10, 2014
After working in an FDA-regulated environment, I have seen the limitations first hand. Change is hard to embrace for an industry that is a slave to its regulations. This is one reason why the button design...
CMS wants tougher emergency prep rules
Feb 01, 2014
Long-term care facilities would have to meet more comprehensive emergency preparedness guidelines if a newly proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is enacted.
PERS provide solutions for aging-in-place
Jan 08, 2014
There’s a wide range of PERS available today. Many such devices include a medical pendant that simply activates a base station that is centrally located in the home.