It has been one year since the first issue of Journal of Rural Emergency Medicine (JREM) was released in June 2014. The JREM Editorial Board has been working diligently to put together the second issue since we released that first issue. We are pleased to announce JREM Issue #2 is ready.
We hope that you enjoy this issue that includes both original research, reviews, and commentary that are pertinent to rural practitioners and policy-makers and probably would not have been published in any other existing emergency medicine or rural journal. The articles in JREM Issue #2 include:
- Submersion Injuries and Drowning – Rural ED specific management and transfer protocols reviewed by Dr. Kurt Eiffling at Washington University in St. Louis.
- Introduction to Tractor Injuries on the Farm – Part 1 of a 3 part series by Drs. Chuck Jennissen and Ross Mathiasen at the University of Iowa, describing environment hazards on the farm and pre-hospital plus ED management of tractor injuries with an extensive review of the literature on this topic.
- Defining Rural – Drs. Rodi and Hirsch provide review of various journal and governmental agency’s definitions for “rural” with practical recommendations for all of us moving forward.
- Traumatic Brain Injury Transfer Protocols – Katy Applin and Drs. Zink, and Zafren describe the development of TBI protocols in Alaska and review adherence to the protocol in mild or severe isolated head injury patients.
- ACEP Open Wide the Gates – Dr. Rick Bukata of Emergency Medicine Abstracts opines about the benefits to ACEP in a more inclusive approach to rural providers.
- JREM Rural Spotlight: Idaho – Dr. Ken Gramyk launches a new JREM series that highlights the rural emergency medicine capabilities, protocols, and resources from state-to-state.
The JREM Editorial Board is very interested to understand how we are doing. Send our new Editor-in-Chief Dr. Bob Solomon your feedback. In addition, send us your rural-relevant research manuscripts, reviews, editorials, and state rural spotlights for peer-review and possible inclusion in future issues of JREM.
We can only succeed if you help to disseminate this work. Forward this link to any of your colleagues who might find the topics of interest, including rural nurses, physician extenders, physicians, hospital administrators, community healthcare resources, or patient advocate groups.
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Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.