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Preparing for New Year’s Eve with PEPID

The numbers are staggering. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) there are an average of 300,000 drunk driving accidents per day. It’s a problem magnified during the holiday season, capped off by New Year’s Eve. PEPID is here to help you prepare. Here’s a quick refresher for the most common ER visits on January…

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Preparing for Christmas Catastrophes with PEPID

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, but that’s not always the case. In fact, for some the holiday season could mean it’s time to deck the halls with gauze and band-aids. In 100 hospitals spread throughout the U.S., The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) documented more than 1,700 Christmas-related injuries…

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Repercussions of the Wildfires & How to Treat Them

Wildfires are ravaging thousands of acres of land in California. Many displaced victims will be seeking treatment away from home with many problems associated with the fires. Here are the most common health problems emergency departments will see. Click to view the PEPID protocol for each. General Information Structure and Wildland Fires Heat Injuries – Edema, Tetany, Syncope,…

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World AIDS Day: 3 Reasons to be Optimistic

World Aids Day is Friday, December 1. It’s a day to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS, a disease that took more than one million lives in 2016 alone. Luckily, we’re closer than ever before to finding a cure. Here are three methods that could hold the keys to curing this horrible disease. The Berlin Patient Revisited…

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Killing Cancer with CAR-T Cell Therapy

There’s a new immunotherapy approach that could change the way cancer is treated in the future. It’s called CAR-T cell therapy and it’s showing promising results in small clinical trials treating children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and adults with advanced lymphomas and blood cancers. Over the course of the next 10 years, CAR-T cell…

Help Patients Stop Smoking

5 Ways to Help Patients Quit Smoking

An estimated 480,000 Americans die each year from issues associated with smoking cigarettes. According to the CDC, tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of death in the United States. Even worse, these illnesses cost more than $300 billion each year – $170 billion in medical care and $156 billion lost in productivity. Quitting reduces…

Hospital Horror Stories

7 Hospital Horror Stories for Halloween

Any health care professional can tell you, Halloween or not, some pretty scary things can happen on the job at any given moment. ’Tis the season to be spooky, so we’ve decided to round up a few hospital horror stories to make your Halloween a little bit more … horrifying. Do you have a horror story to…