1. Peer Review in Your Emergency Department

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    • CareStories - Entrepreneur Mom - Seattle

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      Nicey Hilton is an entrepreneur and busy working mom of two young girls in Seattle, Washington. Her family used CareSimple.com multiple times in the past couple of months and she was happy to have a "doctor on-demand" when her daughter was sick in the middle of the night. She loved not having to make a trip to the ER, and perhaps the most valuable part of the service was the "peace of mind" from getting advice from a real physician (versus asking Dr. Google or WebMD). Her husband also used the service for an emergency situation and was pleased he didn't have to miss work. As an entrepreneur, they buy their own health insurance and the only affordable option was one with a high deductible. CareSimple.com provided healthcare in their time of need for a low (and transparent) cost, which paired with a high deductible health plan (HDHP), made a ton of sense for their family.

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      • 41411 Care

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        An animated TV commercial for St.Vincent Health emergency rooms and immediate care centers in Hamilton County, Indiana. Text "Care" to 41411 to find out wait times at St.Vincent facilities.

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        • Energy Drink Sparking More ER Visits

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          Energy drinks fueled Thomas Sandstorm’s nightlife. Mixed with alcohol, it helped the twenty-something keep the party going. “I used to drink some energy in vodka just like everybody else usually does with their energy drink. And that would get me going for a while, but just like everything else that would make me crash even harder at the end. And everything would just go down hill from there,” says Sandstorm. Health experts are seeing the downside. It says it has 120 milligrams of caffeine per container. Between 2007 and 2011, the number of energy drink-related ER visits doubled, from about 10,000 to nearly 21,000. Almost half of the emergencies involved mixing the drinks with drugs or alcohol. “That’s a bigger worry of combining alcohol with any of the energy drinks because the caffeine has the opposite effect of alcohol. So instead of decreasing your brain system, it actually speeds it up. So you don’t feel the effects of the alcohol. And it can be very dangerous,” says Dr. Julia Fashner, family practitioner with Lee Memorial Health System. The high levels of caffeine and proprietary stimulants in energy drinks can increase in heart rate and drive up blood pressure. That can spark bouts of insomnia, nervousness, headaches, fast heartbeats - even seizures. “They are attributing deaths due to these beverages. The other thing with these beverages and toxicities is that it doesn’t take much for them to have negative side effects which will lead to a trip to the emergency room,” says Dr. Fashner. When it happened to a friend, Sandstorm decided to give the energy drinks a rest. “That kind of hits close to home because you don’t realize how these things are affecting everybody around you,” says Sandstorm. While most ER visits involved teens and young adults, experts saw a spike in people over 40 who may have underlying heart problems, which could boost the negative side effects. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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          • Managing Fever Phobia

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            Keeping a cool head is easier said than done, when it’s your child who has a fever. “I think the natural inclination is to be nervous and you want to figure out what the cause is and figure out what you need to do to get it better,” says Caitlin Schultheis, mother. In the heat of the moment, about 1.6 million children a year are rushed to the emergency room. “These viral illnesses typically have a time of the day they’re worse and sadly that is often in the evening, the time that the physicians’ offices aren’t open. So we do see a lot of ER visits with the sole presenting trouble is a feverish child,” says Dr. Nancy Witham, pediatrician with Lee Memorial Health System. Experts say it’s important to treat the child, not the number. In fact, pediatricians don’t consider a temperature a fever until it tops 100.4 - but too many people see the slightest elevation and grab the fever reducer. “The first thing we look at is how the child is feeling? If they are happily watching TV and 5 minutes ago said ‘mom can I have something to eat’ you don’t have to do something for that fever,” says Dr. Witham. Fever reducers drop the temperature a degree or two, and should only be used to comfort your tot. Fevers are the body’s way of fighting illness; there is research that shows they are beneficial to healing. “Reducing the fever may delay how fast your child gets better which gives you that difficult balance. Should you give the fever reducer to make them feel a little bit better or should you see how they’re doing. That may actually help them get better a little bit faster,” says Dr. Witham. Some fevers deserve prompt medical attention: they include a child under two months, if the fever lasts longer than 5 days, if the child has a chronic disease, if they also have a stiff neck, and if they’re vomiting and not drinking. The rest are left for parents to decide. “As long as they stay low; anything above 102.5 is usually a sign that I definitely need to take them to the doctor,” says Marlene McCleary, mom. The most painful for a parent, may be letting a fever run its course. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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            • DeKalb Medical - Heart and Vascular - Dr. Mirza Ahmed – Door to Balloon Time

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              Every second counts when you’re having a heart attack. DeKalb Medical’s Heart and Vascular Institute in metro Atlanta is very proud of its rapid response time for heart attack patients. The first 90 minutes between the opening of the artery and the onset of symptoms or arrival to the emergency room is called Door to Balloon time. DeKalb Medical offers 24-hour emergency cardiac services and they make an extraordinary effort to achieve those 90-minute Door to Balloon times. Dr. Mirza Ahmed, who works closely with patients at DeKalb Medical, explains some critical information you need to know if you or your loved one ever have heart attack symptoms.

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              • PointCare's got you covered!

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                PointCare is a patient advocacy company dedicated to helping health systems strengthen the communication of health coverage options to uninsured patients. Our eligibility software, PointCarePA, can help your facility become a trusted health coverage resource in the community.

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                • Emergency

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                  • CareSimple

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                    Whether you’re traveling, have out-of-town guests, or are just crazy busy, CareSimple can help you and your family take care of those nagging or urgent medical concerns, injuries, and illness -- on-demand. Visits typically take less than 30 minutes from requesting care to resolution of your concern and our providers can treat a myriad of things via webcam (and write you a prescription if medically appropriate). And the best part? You don’t even have to take off your PJs.

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                    • Electronic Medical Records

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                      Medical records are coming out of the filing cabinet and into an electronic format. Starting with a pilot campaign in Fairbanks in 2013, the health information exchange will give doctors, nurses and families secure access to patients' medical information when and where they need it. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Health Information Technology is partnering with Alaska eHealth Network. For more information, visit www.ak-ehealth.org.

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