Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Tips for medical practices to stay prepared for medical emergencies

How a Physician Practice Can Be Ready for a Pediatric Medical Emergency

Do you see pediatric patients, or do children often accompany adults to visits at your practice or medical office? Then you very likely will encounter a serious pediatric illness or injury...
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Imaging Centers Quick to Help Patients In Medical Emergency

Unexpected allergic reactions can happen at any time in a medical practice or facility – to patients, staff or even family members in the waiting room. Every week, HealthFirst representatives learn...
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How To Assess Your Practice’s Medical Emergency Response Needs

Since general practices see sick patients and those who accompany them every day, doctors can count on needing to respond to a medical emergency at some point in their careers.  A...
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Surgeon General Urges Equipping More Americans With Naloxone

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams recommended today that more Americans should be equipped with Narcan (naloxone) to save victims of opioid overdoses.  “Research shows that when naloxone and overdose education...
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Three Factors to Assess Your Practice’s Medical Emergency Readiness

Medical emergencies aren’t frequent at a physician’s office. But they are always possible, and studies show they are not rare. Yet there is no national standard or requirement for primary care...
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Required by FAA Since 1986, Airline Emergency Medical Kits Have Expanded Over the Years

Since 1986 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations have mandated that all domestic passenger airplanes with a flight attendant have an emergency medical kit containing medications and devices onboard1. The FAA also...
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Minimum Contents For FAA-Approved Emergency Medical Kits

Sphygmomanometer Stethoscope Airways, oropharyngeal: 1 pediatric, 1 small adult, and 1 large adult or equivalent Self-inflating manual resuscitation device with 1 pediatric mask, 1 small adult mask, and 1 large...
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How Physician Offices Can Respond to 5 Common Medical Emergencies

Medical emergencies can and do happen at physicians’ offices. Though you can’t prepare for every emergency, here are five common emergencies you can be ready to address. The American Academy of Family...
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Is Your AED Ready for an Emergency?  

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals each year. An automated external defibrillator (AED) doubles the chances of survival for victims. In a study released in March 2018, those who got a...
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6 Tips To Choose the Best Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

As a medical doctor or staff member, your patients trust you with their lives. In the event of a cardiac arrest, CPR can only take you so far. The chance of...
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