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How soon after patients present in hospital emergency departments with sepsis should they receive broad-spectrum antibiotics and intravenous fluid? a. 3 hours b. 4 hours c. 5 hours d. 6 hours To learn the answer, read more. 
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Which health care professionals are best positioned to obtain accurate medication histories when patients present in the emergency department? a. clinical pharmacists b. pharmacy technicians c. members of the nursing staff d. attending physicians To find out the answer, read more. 
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A corticosteroid should be added to antihistamine therapy for the first-line treatment of patients who present to the emergency department with acute urticaria. a. true b. false To learn the answer, read more. 
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Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, a clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, co-developed an overdose education and naloxone training program for pharmacists. In 2015, he served as a member of the Rhode Island Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task…
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Epinephrine autoinjectors are available in 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg doses. Which dose should be administered when anaphylaxis is recognized in a child who weighs less than 7.5 kg? a. 0.15 mg b. 0.3 mg c. neither d. either To find out the answer, read more. 
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By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of jet injection of lidocaine to control intravenous (IV) placement-related pain in children greatly increased at a tertiary pediatric ED after it made ordering easier and provided staff with education on the method. Better pain control is…
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By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with suspected infection presenting to the emergency department, the Sepsis-3 criteria accurately predict in-hospital mortality, according to the French Society of Emergency Medicine Collaborators Group. "Sepsis-3 criteria should be adopted…
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Which drug accounts for the most emergency room visits among older adults with diabetes? a. insulin b. metformin c. glipizide d. glyburide e. glimepiride ----- To see the answer, click here. 
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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Emergency department patients may be more likely to get needed pain medication when they're younger and don't show up during the day, an Australian study suggests. Compared with patients seen from midnight to 8 o'clock in the morning, those seeking care from 8…
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By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - Emergency room patients needing mental health care were transferred to other facilities six times more often than patients needing other services, and they waited longer to be treated or moved, a new study found. "This study provides data showing that ERs are…
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