Jennifer K Rossi

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Violent and agitated patients are high risk because they may pose a physical threat to the staff, may harm themselves, and may have dangerous comorbidities and illness that are causing the violence. The emergency physician must quickly control these behaviors, and thoroughly identify and treat their etiology, while simultaneously protecting the patients'(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the rate of infection at which it is cost-effective to treat dog bite wounds with antibiotics. METHODS Our study was composed of two parts. First we performed a randomized, double-blind controlled trial (RCT) to compare the infection rates of dog bite wounds in patients given amoxicillin-clavulanic acid(More)
A 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) with gradual onset shortness of breath exacerbated by lying flat three weeks after undergoing minimally invasive three-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Due to a history of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis, he was taking warfarin, which was held pre-operatively and restarted on(More)
Objectives  To determine whether real-time passive notification of patient radiation exposure via a computerized physician order entry system would alter the number of computed tomography scans ordered by physicians in the Emergency Department (ED) setting. Methods  When a practitioner ordered a computed tomography scan, a passive notification was(More)
A 68-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with right shoulder and chest wall pain after falling down 12 stairs. Awake and alert, the patient was bruised and tender in the right shoulder and unable to move her right arm because of pain. Her respiratory rate and effort were normal. In accordance with the abnormal chest radiograph result(More)
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