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HHS Releases Emergency Response Resources for New Nerve Agents

The US Department of Health and Human Services has released medical management guidelines and other resources to help the emergency response community prepare for and respond to incidents involving fourth-generation nerve agents. The resources provide tailored guidance to various segments of the emergency response community,

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News Release: North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems stand ready and prepared to care

Cary, NC – September 13, 2018 – As Hurricane Florence nears landfall, North Carolina’s hospitals are activating emergency command centers, stocking supplies and preparing to house staff and patients through the storm. Preparedness is a top priority for hospitals and health systems, on

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2018 North Carolina Disaster Symposium is April 25-26

The 2018 North Carolina Disaster Symposium will be April 25-26 at the New Bern Convention Center. Hospital emergency managers, regional healthcare coalition members, EMS administrators, state and local emergency managers, state and local public health, long term care and continuing care administrators are

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NIH: Alcohol-related ED visits up 47% since 2006

Hospital emergency department visits related to alcohol use increased 47% between 2006 and 2014, or an average 210,000 per year, outpacing the increase for any other cause, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Rates increased

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NCHA partners with emergency physicians, pharmacists on opioid management guidelines

In 2016, North Carolina’s emergency departments treated more than 4,100 opioid overdoses, an average of 11 per day.  As part of its ongoing commitment to help address the behavioral health crisis in our state, NCHA convened front-line providers to develop new guidelines to

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