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J Williams-Johnson

Traumatic Cardiac Tamponade in the Golden Hour

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.219

INTRODUCTION

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18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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Twenty-four Hour Trauma Team at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica – The Time is Now

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211–2b

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Idiopathic Nasal Septal Abscess – A Case Report

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.001
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832–3

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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2013

A Clinical Audit of the Management of Acute Asthmatic Attacks in Adults and Children Presenting to an Emergency Department

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10.7727/wimj.2013.146
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226–33
Synopsis: 
A prospective docket audit comparing the actual acute management of asthma in the emergency department of the University Hospital of the West Indies with a universally approved written protocol for its management is presented. Failure to assess and document the severity of asthma attacks along with the under-utilization of peak expiratory flow rate was prominent. Strategies to address these should be implemented.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare the guidelines in the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) acute asthma management protocol with actual practice in the Accident and Emergency Department.

Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

The Compliance of Healthcare Workers with Universal Precautions in the Emergency Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.044
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217–25
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Due to the nature of interventions that unstable patients require, emergency room healthcare providers are at risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. This study assessed compliance with universal precautions among healthcare workers in the emergency room.

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Objectives: The study assessed compliance among health workers in the Emergency Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies with universal precautions. This was done by determining the knowledge, practices and perceptions of staff of universal precautions and by assessing compliance. Reported adherence with universal precautions was compared with observed practice.

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

The Effect of Hurricane Ivan on Emergency Department Operations at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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232–5
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The authors conducted a descriptive retrospective record-based incidence study of all admissions to the Emergency Department (ED) during a hurricane. Injuries that took place during the hurricane period represented 40% of the total patients seen. Overall, the coping mechanism of the ED was adequate for this magnitude of disaster.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Differences and Similarities in Explanatory Models of Hypertension in the United States of America, Tanzania and Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.302
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238–46
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Health beliefs drive health behaviour, yet the health beliefs of racially similar but culturally divergent groups in regards to hypertension have yet to be explored. We examine the differences and similarities amongst racially “black” emergency department patients in the United States of America, Jamaica and Tanzania.

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Background: Misperceptions detract from effective disease management in a number of conditions but the nature of underlying illness beliefs and their relative consistency in patients with chronic hypertension (cHTN) who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with poor blood pressure control is not known.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Suicide Attempt by Self-poisoning: Characteristics of Suicide Attempters Seen at the Emergency Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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526–31
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Of the sample of 127 patients seen for attempted suicide by self-poisoning, 75.6% were females. The age cohort 16–30 years represented the largest number of cases (70.8%).

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Objective: To document the characteristics of self-poisoning suicide attempters who were brought to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Emergency Room and to outline the type of drug used in the attempt.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

A Survey of the Pain Management of Acute Painful Crisis among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease at Two Centres in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.333
Pages: 
252–7
Synopsis: 
Evidence suggests that acute painful crisis (APC) can be managed safely and effectively in the outpatient setting. This survey reviewed the management of APC at two outpatient centres on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies.
 

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Objectives: The aim of this survey was to establish the pain management approaches to acute painful crisis (APC) in sickle cell patients at two healthcare facilities and to compare with available guidelines.

Accepted: 
12 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2014

Delays in Presentations of Stroke Patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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341–6
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Early diagnosis of patients with stroke is paramount in order to achieve benefits from thrombolytic therapy. Public education, improved access to pre-hospital care and healthcare personnel along with prompt neuroimaging are some means by which care can be improved.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

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