News

NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center December 2017 The National Library of Medicine has published a new web resource for its Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). The aim of the DIMRC website is to provide access to quality... Read More →
Preparedness Of Emergency Departments managing chemical incidents November 2017 A number of significant chemical incidents occur in the UK each year and may require Emergency Departments (EDs) to receive and manage contaminated casualties. Previously UK EDs have been found to... Read More →
Critical Care Contingency Planning Materials November 2017 A set of general principles have been provided to guide all NHS organisations in developing their ability to respond to an emergency where the number of patients substantially exceeds normal... Read More →
Design For Patient Safety October 2017 The Design for Patient Safety series looks at how better design can reduce risk, improve the working environment, and ensure better, patient-centred care.

The series is based on the belief... Read More →
Future Of Surgery To Take Place Close To Patients Homes October 2017 A report on the future of planned surgery, recommends that 80% of all surgery should be done locally with the remaining 20% of the more complex cases taking place at specialist centres where... Read More →
Urinary alkalinisation for acute chlorophenoxy herbicide poisoning October 2017 Acute poisoning with chlorophenoxy herbicides such as 2,4-D and MCPA is reported world wide, potentially causing severe toxicity and death. Since there is no antidote for chlorophenoxy herbicides,... Read More →
H1-antihistamines for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without shock October 2017 Anaphylaxis is a rare, but potentially life-threatening emergency. Evidence suggests that incidence may be increasing rapidly. Common triggers of anaphylaxis include a variety of foods, drugs and... Read More →
Endovascular treatment for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm October 2017 The abdominal aorta is the main artery supplying blood to the lower part of the body. An abnormal ballooning and weakening of the wall of the aorta (aortic aneurysm) particularly affects men as they... Read More →
Radiation Protection Division October 2017 This section of the Health Protection Agency's website provides information about the Radiation Protection Division.

On 1 April 2005 the National Radiological Protection Board merged with... Read More →
Vector borne diseases September 2017 Purdue University?s entomology department recently unveiled a website providing information to health officials, educators and the general public about diseases such as West Nile virus and the... Read More →

Resources

Safety Report Gives Insight Into Patient Deterioration November 2017 A report, ?Recognising and responding appropriately to early signs of deterioration in hospitalised patients?, was launched...
Planning For The Management Of Burn-Injured Patients October 2017 Best practice guidance has been published to describe a general set of principles to NHS organisations in planning,...
Management of the Fractured Edentulous Atrophic Mandible October 2017 Fractures of the toothless brittle and weakened lower jaw are fairly common in elderly people. Options for treatment...
Elsevier Journals September 2017 Elsevier is a leading publisher of health science books and journals, helping to advance medicine by delivering superior...
Dr Foster Intelligence September 2017 Dr Foster works with healthcare organisations to achieve sustainable improvements in their performance through better use...
Online tool aids diagnosis September 2017 ISABEL, an on-line tool helping GPs and nurses to make fast and accurate diagnoses of children's illnesses.

Jason...
Critical care strategy: managing the H1N1 flu pandemic August 2017 A strategy has been published setting out the Department of Health approach to managing critical care during the swine flu...
Guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment August 2017 NICE guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment. The advice in this guideline covers the alerting features in children...
Child Protection Toolkit August 2017 A toolkit designed to guide GPs through the myriad of procedures for safeguarding children has been produced by the Royal...
Software To Aid Early Detection Of Infectious Disease Outbreaks August 2017 A software programme lets health authorities at the site of an infectious disease outbreak quickly analyse data, speeding...
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