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  1. Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Even a brief visit with a therapy dog can reduce anxiety in ER patients.

  2. Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

  3. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

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    | Contributor(s):: Reddekopp, J., Dell, C. A., Rohr, B., Fornssler, B., Gibson, M., Carey, B., Stempien, J.

    To date there have been no studies examining whether patients want emergency department (ED) therapy dog programs. This patient-oriented study examined the opinions of patients about whether they would want to be visited by a therapy dog in the Royal University Hospital ED. Cross-sectional...

  4. K9's Helping Heroes

    | Contributor(s):: Jackie Spence

     Jackie Spence is an Assistant Fire Chief and Paramedic at the Osceola County Fire Department in Florida. She has been in the fire service for  over 30 years, and has risen through the ranks.  She comes from a firefighting background, and understands the needs of...

  5. "Don't Just Do Something … Stand There!" Emergency Responders' Peri-Incident Perceptions of Animal Owners in Bushfire

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Anne Nosworthy Westcott, Kevin Ronan, Hilary Bambrick, Melanie Taylor

    Narrowing the awareness–preparedness gap in bushfires (wildfires) means that new strategies and tactics will be needed to improve human safety and survival in this increasingly frequent and severe globally significant natural hazard. One way to do this is to explore the peri-event...