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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30389792/exploring-parents-reasons-for-attending-the-emergency-department-for-children-with-minor-illnesses-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review
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Ahmet Butun, Mark Linden, Fiona Lynn, Jennifer McGaughey
BACKGROUND: The number of EDs visit is on the increase, and the pressure on EDs is of significant concern worldwide. The usage of EDs by parents of children with minor illness is an important and still unresolved problem causing a burden to healthcare services. The aim of this study was to review the literature to summarise parental reasons for visiting ED for children with minor illness. METHOD: Seven electronic databases (Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus) were comprehensively searched during a 2-week period in August 2016 and updated between 11 and 20 June 2018...
November 2, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30377161/analgesia-in-the-emergency-department-why-is-it-not-administered
#2
Joyce Kant, Mahesha Dombagolla, Fiona Lai, Andreas Hendarto, David McDonald Taylor
OBJECTIVE: Pain management in the ED is often suboptimal, with many patients not receiving analgesia. We aimed to determine why some patients refuse it, why others do not receive it, and whether these variables impact on patient satisfaction with their pain management. METHODS: We undertook a prospective, observational study in a large, Australian, tertiary referral ED (February-May 2017). A convenience sample of consecutive adult patients with a triage pain score of ≥4 were examined...
October 30, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30377160/emergency-response-training-and-provision-of-emergency-response-kits-to-rohingya-community-leaders-an-approach-to-local-disaster-risk-reduction-and-community-resilience
#3
EDITORIAL
Mir Saaduddin Ahmad, Najeeb Rahman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 30, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30361207/side-effects-of-decision-rules-or-the-law-of-unintended-consequences
#4
EDITORIAL
Ellen J Weber, Edward W Carlton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 25, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30352808/evaluation-of-the-provision-of-helicopter-emergency-medical-services-in-europe
#5
Angharad Jones, Michael John Donald, Jan O Jansen
BACKGROUND: Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) are a useful means of reducing inequity of access to specialist emergency care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the variations in HEMS provision across Europe, in order to inform the further development of emergency care systems. METHODS: This is a survey of primary HEMS in the 32 countries of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Information was gathered through internet searches (May to September 2016), and by emailing service providers, requesting verification and completion of data (September 2016 to July 2017)...
October 23, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30343267/patients-with-learning-disabilities-should-be-considered-at-high-risk-of-cervical-spine-injury
#6
LETTER
Carol Byrne, Graham D Johnson, Andrew J Tabner, Susie M Hewitt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30343266/predrawn-prehospital-medications-are-microbiologically-safe-for-up-to-48-hours
#7
Torgrim Soeyland, Alan Garner, Sam Vidler, Cristian Humberto Gutierrez, Arnold Foster, Jane Kitcher
BACKGROUND: Prehospital medical teams are commonly required to administer a range of medications for urgent stabilisation and treatment. The safe preparation of medications during resuscitation requires attention, time and resources, and can be a source of medication error. In our two road and HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) prehospital services, medication errors are mitigated by predrawing commonly used medications to set concentrations daily (Hunter Retrieval Service, HRS) or second-daily (CareFlight Sydney, CFS)...
October 20, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30343265/on-the-other-side-of-the-curtain
#8
EDITORIAL
William Angus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30327415/a-simple-clinical-assessment-is-superior-to-systematic-triage-in-prediction-of-mortality-in-the-emergency-department
#9
Anne Kristine Servais Iversen, Michael Kristensen, Rebecca Monett Østervig, Lars Køber, György Sölétormos, Jakob Lundager Forberg, Jesper Eugen-Olsen, Lars Simon Rasmussen, Morten Schou, Kasper Karmark Iversen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the Danish Emergency Process Triage (DEPT) with a quick clinical assessment (Eyeball triage) as predictors of short-term mortality in patients in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: The investigation was designed as a prospective cohort study conducted at North Zealand University Hospital. All patient visits to the ED from September 2013 to December 2013 except minor injuries were included. DEPT was performed by nurses. Eyeball triage was a quick non-systematic clinical assessment based on patient appearance performed by phlebotomists...
October 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30327414/triage-making-the-simple-complex
#10
EDITORIAL
Ellen J Weber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30327413/preferred-learning-modalities-and-practice-for-critical-skills-a-global-survey-of-paediatric-emergency-medicine-clinicians
#11
Simon S Craig, Marc Auerbach, John Alexander Cheek, Franz E Babl, Ed Oakley, Lucia Nguyen, Arjun Rao, Sarah Dalton, Mark D Lyttle, Santiago Mintegi, Joshua Nagler, Rakesh D Mistry, Andrew Dixon, Pedro Rino, Guillermo Kohn-Loncarica, Stuart R Dalziel
OBJECTIVE: To describe senior paediatric emergency clinician perspectives on the optimal frequency of and preferred modalities for practising critical paediatric procedures. METHODS: Multicentre multicountry cross-sectional survey of senior paediatric emergency clinicians working in 96 EDs affiliated with the Pediatric Emergency Research Network. RESULTS: 1332/2446 (54%) clinicians provided information on suggested frequency of practice and preferred learning modalities for 18 critical procedures...
October 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30282630/symptom-triggered-therapy-for-assessment-and-management-of-alcohol-withdrawal-syndrome-in-the-emergency-department-short-stay-clinical-decision-unit
#12
Muhammad Fahmi Ismail, Kieran Doherty, Paula Bradshaw, Iomhar O'Sullivan, Eugene M Cassidy
INTRODUCTION: We previously reported that benzodiazepine detoxification for alcohol withdrawal using symptom-triggered therapy (STT) with oral diazepam reduced length of stay (LOS) and cumulative benzodiazepine dose by comparison with standard fixed-dose regimen. In this study, we aim to describe the feasibility of STT in an emergency department (ED) short-stay clinical decision unit (CDU) setting. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we describe our experience with STT over a full calendar year (2014) in the CDU...
October 3, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30282629/defining-significant-childhood-illness-and-injury-in-the-emergency-department-a-consensus-of-uk-and-ireland-expert-opinion
#13
Peter J Lillitos, Mark D Lyttle, Damian Roland, Colin Ve Powell, Julian Sandell, Andrew G Rowland, Susan M Chapman, Ian K Maconochie
BACKGROUND: Clarifying whether paediatric early warning scores (PEWS) accurately predict significant illness is a research priority for UK and Ireland paediatric emergency medicine (EM). However, a standardised list of significant conditions to benchmark these scores does not exist. OBJECTIVES: To establish standardised significant illness endpoints for use in determining the performance accuracy of PEWS and safety systems in emergency departments (ED), using a consensus of expert opinion in the UK and Ireland...
October 3, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30254035/a-just-outcome-or-just-an-outcome-towards-trauma-informed-and-survivor-focused-emergency-responses-to-sexual-assault
#14
EDITORIAL
Elaine J Alpert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 25, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30242095/what-do-adolescents-want-from-their-ed-an-evaluation-on-the-preferences-and-opinions-of-adolescents-attending-local-eds
#15
Anna Bryans, Julian Camilleri-Brennan, Lei Hua, Nandesh Patel, Rebecca Price, Jen Browning
INTRODUCTION: The adolescent population comprises a significant proportion of attendances to the ED. Despite adolescent patients reporting lower levels of healthcare satisfaction compared with other age groups, their opinions are under-represented in existing literature. This prospective study investigated adolescents' expectations and preferences regarding the ED service. METHODS: A questionnaire designed by the investigators was distributed to children aged 12-16 years over a 6-month period in 2015 at two EDs in the UK...
September 21, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30217952/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-pre-hospital-diagnostic-accuracy-studies
#16
Caitlin Wilson, Clare Harley, Stephanie Steels
INTRODUCTION: Paramedics are involved in examining, treating and diagnosing patients. The accuracy of these diagnoses is evaluated using diagnostic accuracy studies. We undertook a systematic review of published literature to provide an overview of how accurately paramedics diagnose patients compared with hospital doctors. A bivariate meta-analysis was incorporated to examine the range of diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, AMED and the Cochrane Database from 1946 to 7 May 2016 for studies where patients had been given a diagnosis by paramedics and hospital doctors...
September 14, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30217951/do-all-heart-scores-beat-the-same-evaluating-the-interoperator-reliability-of-the-heart-score
#17
William G P Niven, David Wilson, Steve Goodacre, Alexander Robertson, Samira Jane Green, Tim Harris
BACKGROUND: Patients presenting with chest pain represent a significant proportion of attendances to the ED. The History, ECG, Age, Risk Factors and Troponin (HEART) Score is validated for the risk stratification of suspected ischaemic chest pain within the ED. The goal of this research was to establish the interoperator reliability of the HEART Score as performed in the ED by different grades of doctor and nurse. METHODOLOGY: Patients with suspected ischaemic chest pain presenting to the ED of an inner city, London Hospital, were recruited prospectively between January and May 2016...
September 14, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30194070/correction-towards-evidence-based-emergency-medicine-best-bets-from-the-manchester-royal-infirmary
#18
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September 7, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30185505/understanding-better-how-emergency-doctors-work-analysis-of-distribution-of-time-and-activities-of-emergency-doctors-a-systematic-review-and-critical-appraisal-of-time-and-motion-studies
#19
Maysam Ali Abdulwahid, Andrew Booth, Janette Turner, Suzanne M Mason
BACKGROUND: Optimising the efficiency and productivity of senior doctors is critical to ED function and delivery of safe patient care. Time and motion studies (TMS) can allow quantification of how these doctors spend their working time, identify inefficiencies in the current work processes and provide insights into improving working conditions, and enhancing productivity. Three questions were addressed: (1) How do senior emergency doctors spend their time in the ED? (2) How much of their time is spent on multitasking? (3) What is the number of tasks completed per hour? METHODS: The literature was systematically searched for TMS of senior emergency doctors...
September 5, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30181161/comparing-resource-use-between-paediatric-emergency-department-visits-by-triage-level
#20
Margaret E Samuels-Kalow, Matthew Niedzwiecki, Ari B Friedman, Peter E Sokolove, Renee Y Hsia
OBJECTIVE: The majority of paediatric ED visits result in discharge but little is known about what ED resources are deployed for these visits. The goal of this study was to understand the utilisation of diagnostic testing, procedures and hospital admission for paediatric ED visits triaged as 'non-urgent'. STUDY DESIGN: We examined US ED visits for children aged 0-17 years from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 in the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey...
September 4, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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