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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641035/hypoglycemia-patients-and-transport-by-ems-in-alameda-county-2013-15
#1
Howard H Moffet, E Margaret Warton, Lee Siegel, Karl Sporer, Kasia J Lipska, Andrew J Karter
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the rate, characteristics, and dispositions of hypoglycemia events among persons who received care from Alameda County, California, Emergency Medical Services (EMS). METHODS: This study was based on data for 601,077 Alameda County EMS encounters during 2013-15. Subjects were defined as having hypoglycemia if EMS personnel recorded a primary impression of hypoglycemia or low blood glucose (<60 mg/dl or "unspecified low"). The outcome of interest was patient transport or non-transport to an emergency department or other care setting; we excluded 33,177 (6%) encounters which lacked clear disposition outcomes...
June 22, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622075/meaningful-interventions-in-prehospital-and-retrieval-medicine
#2
Cliff Reid, Brian Burns
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622074/disparities-in-feedback-provision-to-emergency-medical-services-professionals
#3
Rebecca E Cash, Remle P Crowe, Severo A Rodriguez, Ashish R Panchal
INTRODUCTION: Feedback to EMS professionals is a critical component for optimizing patient care and outcomes in the prehospital setting. There is a paucity of data concerning the feedback received by prehospital providers. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of feedback received by EMS professionals in the past 30 days including the types, sources, modes, and utility of feedback. The secondary objective was to identify factors associated with receiving any feedback and, specifically, feedback regarding medical care provided...
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622073/neighborhood-poverty-and-9-1-1-ambulance-contacts
#4
Josh Seim, Joshua English, Karl Sporer
BACKGROUND: Neighborhood poverty is positively associated with frequency of 9-1-1 ambulance utilization, but it is unclear whether this association remains significant when accounting for variations in the severities and types of ambulance contacts. METHODS: We merged EMS ambulance contact records in a single California county (n = 88,027) with data from the American Community Survey at the census tract level (n = 300). Using tract as a proxy for neighborhood and negative binomial regression as an analytical tool, we predicted 16 outcomes: any ambulance contacts, ambulance contacts stratified by three intervention severities, and ambulance contacts varied by 12 primary impression categories...
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622071/survival-in-out-of-hospital-rapid-sequence-intubation-of-non-traumatic-brain-pathologies
#5
Pieter Francsois Fouche, Paul Andrew Jennings, Karen Smith, Malcolm Boyle, Gabriel Blecher, Jonathan Knott, Mani Raji, Pamela Rosengarten, Michael Roberto Augello, Stephen Bernard
INTRODUCTION: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is not only used in traumatic brain injuries in the out-of-hospital setting, but also for non-traumatic brain pathologies (NTBP) such as brain tumors, meningitis, encephalitis, hypoxic/anoxic brain injury, stroke, arteriovenous malformations, tumors, aneurysms, brain hemorrhage, as well as brain injury due to diabetes, seizures and toxicity, metabolic conditions, and alcohol and drug overdose. Previous research suggests that RSI is common in non-traumatic coma, but with an unknown prevalence of NTBP in those that receive RSI...
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622069/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-in-a-woman-with-a-past-medical-history-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
#6
Jean Bardon, Fabien Picard, Franck Barbou, Olivier Varenne, Benoît Vivien
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon disease. We report the case of a 50 year-old woman with a past medical history of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, presenting with acute chest pain and diffuse ST segment elevation on ECG. Coronary angiogram revealed a SCAD of the left anterior descending coronary artery. The association between cerebral aneurysms and SCAD should trigger providers concern for fibromuscular dysplasia. We hereby report on a rare and atypical case involving the relationship between fibromuscular dysplasia and SCAD...
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622064/re-comparison-of-helicopter-emergency-medical-services-transport-types-and-delays-on-patient-outcomes-at-two-level-i-trauma-centers
#7
Brodie Nolan, Alun Ackery
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509603/reaching-beyond-doing-a-survey-and-a-few-interviews-the-importance-of-maintaining-rigor-validity-in-prehospital-qualitative-research
#8
K N Dainty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489506/prehospital-intubation-is-associated-with-favorable-outcomes-and-lower-mortality-in-protect-iii
#9
Kurt R Denninghoff, Tomas Nuño, Qi Pauls, Sharon D Yeatts, Robert Silbergleit, Yuko Y Palesch, Lisa H Merck, Geoff T Manley, David W Wright
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes more than 2.5 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, or deaths annually. Prehospital endotracheal intubation has been associated with poor outcomes in patients with TBI in several retrospective observational studies. We evaluated the relationship between prehospital intubation, functional outcomes, and mortality using high quality data on clinical practice collected prospectively during a randomized multicenter clinical trial...
May 10, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489503/does-prehospital-time-influence-clinical-outcomes-in-severe-trauma-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Jungeun Kim, Kyoung Jun Song, Sang Do Shin, Young Sun Ro, Ki Jeong Hong, James F Holmes
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital time potentially impacts clinical outcomes in severely injured trauma patients. The importance of individual components, including scene and response time, however, is controversial. Our objective was to determine the impact of prehospital times on survival in severely injured patients. METHODS: We reviewed injured trauma patients enrolled in a Korean EMS trauma registry during 2012. Severe trauma patients were defined as having either a "V" or lower in the AVPU system, a systolic blood pressure ≤90mmHg, or respiratory rate <10 or >29...
May 10, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489471/effect-of-the-2011-revisions-to-the-field-triage-guidelines-on-under-and-over-triage-rates-for-pediatric-trauma-patients
#11
E Brooke Lerner, Jeremy T Cushman, Amy L Drendel, Mohamed Badawy, Manish N Shah, Clare E Guse, Arthur Cooper
BACKGROUND: In 2011, revised Field Triage Guidelines were released jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). It is unknown how the modifications will affect the number of injured children identified by EMS providers as needing transport to a trauma center. OBJECTIVE: To determine the change in under- and over-triage rates when the 2011 Field Triage Guidelines are compared to the 2006 and 1999 versions...
May 10, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481722/ems-provider-perceptions-on-termination-of-resuscitation-in-a-large-urban-ems-system
#12
Katie L Tataris, Christopher T Richards, Leslee Stein-Spencer, Stephanie Ryan, Pete Lazzara, Joseph M Weber
OBJECTIVE: Despite the value of out-of-hospital Termination of Resuscitation (TOR) and the scientific evidence in favor of this practice, TOR has not been uniformly adopted or consistently practiced in EMS systems. Previous focus group studies have identified multiple barriers to implementation of out of hospital TOR but existing literature on EMS provider perceptions is limited. We sought to identify EMS providers' perceived barriers to performing out-of-hospital TOR in a large urban EMS system...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481669/prehospital-fluid-administration-in-trauma-patients-a-survey-of-state-protocols
#13
Sahil Dadoo, Joseph M Grover, Lukas G Keil, Kay S Hwang, Jane H Brice, Timothy F Platts-Mills
OBJECTIVE: The optimal resuscitation approach during the initial treatment of hypotensive trauma patients remains unknown, but some clinical trials have observed a survival benefit from restricting fluid administration prior to definitive hemorrhage control. We sought to characterize emergency medical services (EMS) protocols for the administration of intravenous fluids in this setting. METHODS: Publicly accessible statewide EMS protocols for the treatment of hypotensive trauma patients were included and characterized by: 1) goal of fluid administration, 2) dosing strategy, 3) maximum dose, 4) type of fluid, and 5) specific protocols for head trauma, if present...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481656/multiple-naloxone-administrations-among-emergency-medical-service-providers-is-increasing
#14
Mark Faul, Peter Lurie, Jeremiah M Kinsman, Michael W Dailey, Charmaine Crabaugh, Scott M Sasser
BACKGROUND: Opioid overdoses are at epidemic levels in the United States. Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers may administer naloxone to restore patient breathing and prevent respiratory arrest. There was a need for contemporary data to examine the number of naloxone administrations in an EMS encounter. METHODS: Using data from the National Emergency Medical Services Information System, we examined data from 2012-5 to determine trends in patients receiving multiple naloxone administrations (MNAs)...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481163/body-temperature-after-ems-transport-association-with-traumatic-brain-injury-outcomes
#15
Joshua B Gaither, Vatsal Chikani, Uwe Stolz, Chad Viscusi, Kurt Denninghoff, Bruce Barnhart, Terry Mullins, Amber D Rice, Moses Mhayamaguru, Jennifer J Smith, Samuel M Keim, Bentley J Bobrow, Daniel W Spaite
INTRODUCTION: Low body temperatures following prehospital transport are associated with poor outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, a minimal amount is known about potential associations across a range of temperatures obtained immediately after prehospital transport. Furthermore, a minimal amount is known about the influence of body temperature on non-mortality outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation between temperatures obtained immediately following prehospital transport and TBI outcomes across the entire range of temperatures...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467148/outcomes-of-cardiac-arrest-in-residential-care-homes-for-the-elderly-in-hong-kong
#16
Kit Ling Fan, Ling Pong Leung
OBJECTIVE: Studies done in the 1990's suggested nursing home residents with cardiac arrest had minimal chance of survival and resuscitation was not recommended. More recent studies showed opposing results. In Hong Kong, the proportion of elderly living in the residential care homes for the elderly is increasing. There is no study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes in this population. This study aimed at evaluating the prognosis of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest occurring in the residential care homes for the elderly...
May 3, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467138/chest-compression-fraction-between-mechanical-compressions-on-a-reducible-stretcher-and-manual-compressions-on-a-standard-stretcher-during-transport-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-the-ambulance-stretcher-innovation-of-asian-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#17
Tae Han Kim, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Young Sun Ro, Sung Wook Song, Chu Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the use of mechanical devices is recommended during ambulance transport. However, the CPR quality en route and while in transfer to the emergency department (ED) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) remains uncertain. We developed a mechanical CPR device outfitted on a reducible stretcher (M-CPR) and compared with standard manual CPR on a standard stretcher (S-CPR) to evaluate CPR quality. METHODS: Adult OHCAs transported by five ambulances in a metropolitan area with a population of 3...
May 3, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467125/do-trauma-patients-aged-55-and-older-benefit-from-air-medical-transport
#18
Howard A Werman, Subrahmanyam Darbha, Michael Cudnik, Jeffrey Caterino
INTRODUCTION: A recent analysis of the National Sample Project demonstrated that the mortality benefits of air medical transport do not extend to patients age 55 or older. The purpose of the current investigation was to evaluate mortality benefits of air transport in adult trauma patients ≥ 55 years of age. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all adult patients greater than age 55 years directly transported from a trauma scene to a Level I or II facility was conducted...
May 3, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467124/building-capacity-in-healthcare-by-re-examining-clinical-services-in-paramedicine
#19
Walter Tavares, Ian Drennan, Kelly Van Diepen, Michael Abanil, Natalie Kedzierski, Chris Spearen, Norm Barrette, Mathew Mercuri
OBJECTIVES: Emergency departments (ED) continue to be overburdened, leading to crowding and elevated risk of negative clinical outcomes. Extending clinical services to paramedics may support efforts to improve ED burdens by promoting health care access and capacity during times of patient crisis. The objective of this study was to identify the clinical course and most responsible diagnosis of patients transported by paramedic services to local EDs to then evaluate impact of various augmented 9-1-1/paramedic clinical service models on the need for additional ED services...
May 3, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463042/defining-components-of-team-leadership-and-membership-in-prehospital-emergency-medical-services
#20
Remle P Crowe, Robert L Wagoner, Severo A Rodriguez, Melissa A Bentley, David Page
BACKGROUND: Teamwork is critical for patient and provider safety in high-stakes environments, including the setting of prehospital emergency medical services (EMS). OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the components of team leadership and team membership on a single patient call where multiple EMS providers are present. METHODS: We conducted a two-day focus group with nine subject matter experts in crew resource management (CRM) and EMS using a structured nominal group technique (NGT)...
May 2, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
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