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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29847193/prehospital-triage-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-to-an-intravenous-tpa-ready-versus-endovascular-ready-hospital-a-decision-analysis
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Justin L Benoit, Pooja Khatri, Opeolu M Adeoye, Joseph P Broderick, Jason T McMullan, Jan F Scheitz, Achala S Vagal, Mark H Eckman
BACKGROUND: American Stroke Association guidelines for prehospital acute ischemic stroke recommend against bypassing an intravenous tPA-ready hospital (IRH), if additional transportation time to an endovascular-ready hospital (ERH) exceeds 15-20 min. However, it is unknown when the benefit of potential endovascular therapy at an ERH outweighs the harm from delaying intravenous therapy at a closer IRH, especially since large vessel occlusion (LVO) status is initially unknown. We hypothesized that current time recommendations for IRH bypass are too short to achieve optimal outcomes for certain patient populations...
May 30, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29847186/optimization-of-nonambulant-mass-casualty-decontamination-protocols-as-part-of-an-initial-or-specialist-operational-response-to-chemical-incidents
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Robert P Chilcott, Hannah Mitchell, Hazem Matar
OBJECTIVE: The UK's Initial Operational Response (IOR) is a new process for improving the survival of multiple casualties following a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incident. Whilst the introduction of IOR represents a patient-focused response for ambulant casualties, there is currently no provision for disrobe and dry decontamination of nonambulant casualties. Moreover, the current specialist operational response (SOR) protocol for nonambulant casualty decontamination (also referred to as "clinical decontamination") has not been subject to rigorous evaluation or development...
May 30, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787325/barriers-to-self-reporting-patient-safety-incidents-by-paramedics-a-mixed-methods-study
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Julie E Sinclair, Michael A Austin, Christopher Bourque, Jennifer Kortko, Justin Maloney, Richard Dionne, Andrew Reed, Penny Price, Lisa A Calder
BACKGROUND: A minimal amount of research exists examining the extent to which patient safety events occur within paramedicine and even fewer studies investigating patient safety systems for self-reporting by paramedics. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to paramedic self-reporting of patient safety incidents (PSIs). METHODS: We randomly distributed paper-based surveys among 1,153 paramedics in an Ontario region in Canada. The survey described one of 5 different PSI clinical scenarios (near miss, adverse event, and minor, major or critical patient care variances) and listed 18 potential barriers to self-reporting PSIs as statements presented for rating on a 5-point Likert scale (very significant = 1 - very insignificant = 5)...
May 22, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775117/intravenous-low-dose-ketamine-provides-greater-pain-control-compared-to-fentanyl-in-a-civilian-prehospital-trauma-system-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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E Stein Bronsky, Catherine Koola, Alessandro Orlando, Diane Redmond, Cecile D'Huyvetter, Heather Sieracki, Allen Tanner, Ray Fowler, Charles Mains, David Bar-Or
OBJECTIVE: A few studies report comparable analgesic efficacy between low-dose ketamine and opioids such as morphine or fentanyl; however, limited research has explored the safety and effectiveness of intravenous low-dose ketamine as a primary analgesic in a civilian prehospital setting. The objective of this study is to compare pain control between low-dose ketamine and fentanyl when administered intravenously (IV) for the indication of severe pain. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational review of prehospital adult patients (≥18 years) who presented with severe pain (numeric rating scale, 7-10) and were treated solely with either low-dose ketamine IV or fentanyl IV between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016...
May 18, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768077/strategy-to-address-private-location-cardiac-arrest-a-public-safety-survey
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Jennifer Blackwood, Mickey Eisenberg, Dawn Jorgenson, James Nania, Bryan Howard, Bryan Collins, Peter Connell, Tim Day, Cody Rohrbach, Thomas Rea
OBJECTIVE: Most cardiac arrests occur in the private setting where response is often delayed and outcomes are poor. We surveyed public safety personnel to determine if they would volunteer to respond into private locations and/or be equipped with a personal automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of a vetted responder program that would use smart geospatial technology. METHODS: We conducted an anonymized survey among personnel from fire-based emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue organizations from Washington State...
May 16, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723076/feasibility-of-bystander-administration-of-public-access-naloxone-for-opioid-overdose
#6
Scott A Goldberg, Daniel A Dworkis, Vincent T Liao, Andrew J Eyre, Jack Albert, Meghan M Fawcett, Conor M Narovec, James DiClemente, Scott G Weiner
OBJECTIVE: Pre-stationing naloxone, a competitive antagonist that can reverse the effects of opioid overdose, in public spaces may expedite antidote delivery. Our study aimed to determine the feasibility of bystander-assisted overdose treatment using pre-stationed naloxone. METHODS: Convenience sample of bystanders in Cambridge, Massachusetts in April 2017. Subjects assisted a simulated patient described as unconscious. Subjects interacted with simulated EMS dispatch to locate a nearby box, unlock it, and administer naloxone...
May 3, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714527/comparison-of-the-force-required-for-dislodgement-between-secured-and-unsecured-airways
#7
Curtis Davenport, Christian Martin-Gill, Henry E Wang, James Mayrose, Jestin N Carlson
INTRODUCTION: Airway device placement and maintenance are of utmost importance when managing critically ill patients. The best method to secure airway devices is currently unknown. STUDY OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the force required to dislodge 4 types of airways with and without airway securing devices. METHODS: We performed a prospective study using 4 commonly used airway devices (endotracheal tube [ETT], laryngeal mask airway [LMA], King laryngeal tube [King], and iGel) performed on 5 different mannequin models...
May 1, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714510/does-non-targeted-community-cpr-training-increase-bystander-cpr-frequency
#8
Amy Uber, Richard C Sadler, Todd Chassee, Joshua C Reynolds
OBJECTIVE: Only 37% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) receive bystander Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in Kent County, MI. In May 2014, prehospital providers offered one-time, point-of-contact compression-only CPR training to 2,253 passersby at 7 public locations in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To assess the impact of this intervention, we compared bystander CPR frequency and clinical outcomes in regions surrounding training sites before and after the intervention, adjusting for prehospital covariates...
May 1, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693490/fatal-wounding-pattern-and-causes-of-potentially-preventable-death-following-the-pulse-night-club-shooting-event
#9
E Reed Smith, Geoff Shapiro, Babak Sarani
BACKGROUND: Mortality following shooting is related to time to provision of initial and definitive care. An understanding of the wounding pattern, opportunities for rescue, and incidence of possibly preventable death is needed to achieve the goal of zero preventable deaths following trauma. METHODS: A retrospective study of autopsy reports for all victims involved in the Pulse Nightclub Shooting was performed. The site of injury, probable site of fatal injury, and presence of potentially survivable injury (defined as survival if prehospital care is provided within 10 minutes and trauma center care within 60 minutes of injury) was determined independently by each author...
April 25, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384419/procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-in-trauma-patients-in-an-out-of-hospital-emergency-setting-a-prospective-multicenter-observational-study
#10
Michel Galinski, Laure Hoffman, Delphine Bregeaud, Mounir Kamboua, François-Xavier Ageron, Catherine Rouanet, Jean-Christophe Hubert, Jacques Istria, Mirko Ruscev, Karim Tazarourte, Florence Pevirieri, Frédéric Lapostolle, Frédéric Adnet
BACKGROUND: The quality of procedural analgesia and sedation among trauma patients has not been studied much in the prehospital setting. The main objective of this study was to characterize the quality of procedural analgesia sedation practices in prehospital settings in trauma patients. METHODS: This was an open-label observational prospective multicenter study (January 01, 2012-December 31, 2013). We included all consecutive trauma victims undergoing a potentially painful procedure on the accident scene...
July 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351501/pediatric-anaphylaxis-in-the-prehospital-setting-incidence-characteristics-and-management
#11
Emily Andrew, Ziad Nehme, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: Although hospital presentations for pediatric anaphylaxis have been described in the literature, a minimal amount is known regarding the incidence, characteristics, and management of pediatric anaphylaxis presenting to emergency medical services (EMS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study of pediatrics (≤16 years) presenting to EMS in Victoria, Australia. Patients with suspected anaphylaxis were included if they were treated with epinephrine before or after EMS arrival...
July 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336638/prehospital-administration-of-epinephrine-in-pediatric-anaphylaxis-a-statewide-perspective
#12
Leslie M Cristiano, Brian Hiestand, Jason W Caldwell, W Adam Gower, Antonio R Fernandez, Katherine Gilbert, James E Winslow
OBJECTIVE: Timely administration of epinephrine is critical in the treatment of anaphylaxis. This study sought to determine the frequency of administration of epinephrine by EMS providers caring for pediatric patients in the prehospital setting. METHODS: We examined data from the NC EMS database (PreMIS) from 2010-3 to determine frequency of epinephrine administration in pediatric patients with anaphylaxis. We studied patients <18 years of age with an EMS provider impression of "allergic reaction...
July 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364743/comparison-of-the-i-gel-supraglottic-and-king-laryngotracheal-airways-in-a-simulated-tactical-environment
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Juan A March, Theresa E Tassey, Noel B Resurreccion, Roberto C Portela, Stephen E Taylor
BACKGROUND: When working in a tactical environment there are several different airway management options that exist. One published manuscript suggests that when compared to endotracheal intubation, the King LT laryngotracheal airway (KA) device minimizes time to successful tube placement and minimizes exposure in a tactical environment. However, comparison of two different blind insertion supraglottic airway devices in a tactical environment has not been performed. This study compared the I-Gel airway (IGA) to the KA in a simulated tactical environment, to determine if one device is superior in minimizing exposure and minimizing time to successful tube placement...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364735/ems-physician-performed-clinical-interventions-in-the-field
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May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364730/improving-prehospital-protocol-adherence-using-bundled-educational-interventions
#15
Megan C Marino, Daniel G Ostermayer, Juan A Mondragon, Elizabeth A Camp, Elizabeth M Keating, Louis B Fornage, Charles A Brown, Manish I Shah
BACKGROUND: Seizures and anaphylaxis are life-threatening conditions that require immediate treatment in the prehospital setting. There is variation in treatment of pediatric prehospital patients for both anaphylaxis and seizures. This educational study was done to improve compliance with pediatric prehospital protocols, educate prehospital providers and decrease variation in care. OBJECTIVE: To improve the quality of care for children with seizures and anaphylaxis in the prehospital setting using a bundled, multifaceted educational intervention...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345516/association-between-weather-related-factors-and-cardiac-arrest-of-presumed-cardiac-etiology-a-prospective-observational-study-based-on-out-of-hospital-care-data
#16
Mario Hensel, Daniel Geppert, Jan F Kersten, Markus Stuhr, Jürgen Lorenz, Sebastian Wirtz, Thoralf Kerner
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the association between weather-related factors and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) of presumed cardiac etiology. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study performed in a prehospital setting. Data from the Emergency Medical Service in Hamburg (Germany) and data from the local weather station were evaluated over a 5-year period. Weather data (temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind speed) were obtained every minute and matched with the associated rescue mission data...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345513/no-benefit-in-neurologic-outcomes-of-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-mechanical-compression-device
#17
Ryan Newberry, Ted Redman, Elliot Ross, Rachel Ely, Clayton Saidler, Allyson Arana, David Wampler, David Miramontes
INTRODUCTION: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major cause of death and morbidity in the United States. Quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has proven to be a key factor in improving survival. The aim of our study was to investigate the outcomes of OHCA when mechanical CPR (LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System™) was utilized compared to conventional CPR. Although controlled trials have not demonstrated a survival benefit to the routine use of mechanical CPR devices, there continues to be an interest for their use in OHCA...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345508/response-by-twin-italian-hub-hospitals-in-a-double-seismic-event-a-retrospective-observational-investigation
#18
Alberto Barbieri, Gabriele Melegari, Valentina Lob, Lorenzo Mazzali, Luca D'Amelio, Andrea Giovannoni, Enrico Giuliani
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of this study were to compare prevalence rates of different pathologies, ambulance system and emergency department management times, and patient survival and hazard ratios for codes 2 and 3 in two hub hospitals in Modena in the 36-month period across the stages of two major earthquakes in short sequence in Northern Italy in 2012. METHODS: Clinical records pertaining to the emergency care of patients were analyzed and only those assigned status codes 2 and 3 by ambulance professionals were included (if the assessment was confirmed by emergency department triage)...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336710/consensus-statement-prehospital-care-of-exertional-heat-stroke
#19
Luke N Belval, Douglas J Casa, William M Adams, George T Chiampas, Jolie C Holschen, Yuri Hosokawa, John Jardine, Shawn F Kane, Michele Labotz, Renée S Lemieux, Kyle B McClaine, Nathaniel S Nye, Francis G O'Connor, Bryan Prine, Neha P Raukar, Michael S Smith, Rebecca L Stearns
Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is one of the most common causes of sudden death in athletes. It also represents a unique medical challenge to the prehospital healthcare provider due to the time sensitive nature of treatment. In cases of EHS, when cooling is delayed, there is a significant increase in organ damage, morbidity, and mortality after 30 minutes, faster than the average EMS transport and ED evaluation window. The purpose of this document is to present a paradigm for prehospital healthcare systems to minimize the risk of morbidity and mortality for EHS patients...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333893/syringe-administration-of-epinephrine-by-emergency-medical-technicians-for-anaphylaxis
#20
Andrew J Latimer, Sofia Husain, Jonathan Nolan, Vinod Doreswamy, Thomas D Rea, Michael R Sayre, Mickey S Eisenberg
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, the costs of epinephrine autoinjectors (EAIs) in the United States have risen substantially. King County Emergency Medical Services implemented the "Check and Inject" program to replace EAIs by teaching emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to manually aspirate epinephrine from a single-use 1 mg/mL epinephrine vial using a needle and syringe followed by prehospital intramuscular administration of the correct adult or pediatric dose of epinephrine for anaphylaxis or serious allergic reaction...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
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