DEM physician Edouard Coupet discusses binge drinking concerns on WTNH
The investigation into the death of a Southern Connecticut State University student is ongoing. The police suspect alcohol may have been involved. This may have parents worried about their child drinking on campus. Dr. Edouard Coupet, a Yale Medicine Emergency Medicine Doctor, tells parents what they need to know.
Yale authored CDC report lauds New Haven’s response to fentanyl overdoses
The quick-acting response by city medical, law enforcement and public health officials to last summer’s string of fentanyl overdoses likely limited the potential impact of the drug’s deadly outbreak, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Five-minute intervention can help patients with substance and behavioral problems
A brief 5 to 10 minute intervention in an emergency department can provide effective help to patients with substance and behavioral problems, and should be broadly implemented, say the authors of a new Yale study. Their recommendations appear in the December issue of Health Affairs.
Obtaining health care in the appropriate setting is crucial for older patients
The 3-day rule prevents timely and coordinated care for older adults needing rehabilitation, which often places older patients in the inappropriate setting for the care they need, in order to avoid excess out-of-pocket costs and ensure coverage.
ED Patient Restraints Foster Healthcare Distrust
Patients with behavioral disorders who were physically restrained in the emergency department reported distrust in the healthcare system and psychological distress. The patients reported a desire for more compassionate and therapeutic engagement during their visits. The findings highlighted that patient-centered approaches might be needed in the emergency department to minimize harm and decrease negative consequences associated with being physically restrained. Ambrose Wong, MD, MSEd, and colleagues interviewed 25 adults who were physically restrained during an emergency department visit. The investigators found 3 major themes from the interviews: harmful experiences of restraint use and care provision, diverse and complex personal contexts affecting visits to the emergency department, and challenges in resolving their experiences which resulted in worsened well-being.
Yale Investigators' Lead Grant Awarded as Part of the NIH HEAL Initiative on Opioids
Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health and Dr. David Fiellin, Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Public Health are lead investigators in a $25.5 Million study being conducted by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network’s New England Consortium Node.
Study Reaches Multidisciplinary Consensus on Imaging for Kidney Stones
A multidisciplinary group of researchers conducted a systematic review of the scientific literature and engaged in a structured consensus process to determine scenarios where CT scans could be avoided in the diagnosis of renal colic.