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Call for Papers: Revolutionizing Emergency Care with AI: Opportunities and Challenges
The International Journal of Emergency Medicine is seeking papers on the use of AI and digital health to transform emergency medicine. AI algorithms and chatbots could help with patient triage, decision support, and monitoring. AI-powered communication tools can assist patients in navigating emergency care and post-discharge processes. However, there are also risks, including the introduction of bias, problems with replicability, and the need for explainability. Open to submissions until 15 February 2024.
Call for Papers: Gamification in Emergency Medicine Education
We warmly welcome submissions to our Guest Edited Collection, Gamification in Emergency Medicine Education, Guest Edited by Shayne Gue. Educational gamification is a growing field within both undergraduate and graduate medical education settings to motivate learners and provide an interactive, experiential, and social learning environment. Through this collection, we seek to share experiences from around the world to develop best practices in educational gamification within emergency medicine. Open to submissions until 1 November 2023.
FEATURED PAPER: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed existing weaknesses in public health infrastructure globally as well as the lack of preparedness and suboptimal response for such pandemic disasters, including for psychological aspects. Both the economic hardship and the continuous media coverage of alarming news have exacerbated this effect which also includes increased domestic violence.
M. Sheek-Hussein et al. discuss how addressing psychological effects may improve the disaster management of infectious pandemics.
FEATURED ARTICLE: TENECTEPLASE VS. ALTEPLASE FOR ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
This systematic review by Neha Potla & Latha Ganti compares the efficacy of tenecteplase vs. alteplase with regard to three outcomes: rate of symptomatic hemorrhage, functional outcome at 90 days, and reperfusion grade after thrombectomy to compare the efficacy of both thrombolytics in AIS. The available evidence suggests that tenecteplase appears to be a better thrombolytic agent for acute ischemic stroke when compared to alteplase.
Aims and scope
The International Journal of Emergency Medicine is a high-quality Open Access journal which aims to bring to light the various clinical advancements and research developments attained over the world, thus helping the specialty forge ahead. It is directed towards physicians and medical personnel undergoing training or working within the field of Emergency Medicine. Disciplines covered include interesting clinical cases, the latest evidence-based practice and research developments in Emergency Medicine, including emergency pediatrics. The International Journal of Emergency Medicine focuses on the practice of Emergency Medicine in a variety of settings, from urban emergency departments and rural clinics in the developing world, to humanitarian and disaster situations. It aims to shed light on international advances in practice, education and research, with a single common goal: to reduce suffering and promote excellence in patient care worldwide.
Paediatric procedural sedation and analgesia in a South African emergency centre: a single-centre, descriptive study
Factors associated with non-invasive positive pressure ventilation failure in a COVID-19 intermediate care unit
An undifferentiated cause of rhabdomyolysis: a case report
Pre-excited atrial fibrillation revealed at a very delayed age: case report
Physical and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare workers: a scoping review
Fluid resuscitation in trauma: what are the best strategies and fluids?
Intractable nausea and vomiting in naïve ingestion of kratom for analgesia
Disaster management of the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
Current methods of diagnosis and treatment of scaphoid fractures
State of International Emergency Medicine
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Annual Journal Metrics
41 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)
98 days from submission to acceptance
19 days from acceptance to publication
1.049 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
0.477 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
2.200 - Citescore
818,729 Downloads (2022)
459 Altmetric Mentions
- ISSN: 1865-1380 (electronic)
- ISSN: 1865-1372 (print)