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Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929641/patients-choice-between-public-and-private-hospital-emergency-departments-a-cross-sectional-survey
#1
Jun He, Xiang-Yu Hou, Ghasem Sam Toloo, Gerry FitzGerald
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand what factors influence patients' choice between public and private hospital ED and the relative weight of those factors among adult patients with private health insurance in Australia. METHODS: A survey of 280 patients was conducted in four public and private hospitals' EDs in Brisbane between May and August 2015. The survey included information about respondent's demographics, nature of illness, decision-making, attitudes and choice...
September 19, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913974/impact-of-ladder-related-falls-on-the-emergency-department-and-recommendations-for-ladder-safety
#2
C J Cabilan, Kirsten Vallmuur, Rob Eley, Chantelle Judge, Sarah Cochrane, Connie Reed, Jessica Riordan, Kym Roberts, Ogilvie Thom, Gabriella Wood
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of patients who presented to the ED from a ladder-related fall and their injuries, highlight the impact of ladder-related falls on the ED, identify contributing factors of ladder falls and draw recommendations to improve ladder safety. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in two EDs. Patients' demographics and ED services used were obtained from medical records. A 53-item questionnaire was used to gather information about the type of ladder used, ladder activity, circumstances of the fall, contributing factors and future recommendations...
September 14, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898927/in-hospital-code-stemi-improves-door-to-balloon-time-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#3
Ji Quan Koh, David C Tong, Rumes Sriamareswaran, Allysha Yeap, Bryan Yip, Sam Wu, Padeepa Perera, Shyaman Menon, Saad Al Noaman, Jamie Layland
OBJECTIVE: Reducing time to reperfusion for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is essential in improving outcomes. Consequently, numerous strategies have been employed to reduce median door-to-balloon time (DTBT). METHODS: CODE STEMI is an ED physician-activated STEMI notification system. On activation, an announcement is made over the hospital's public announcement (PA) system. We prospectively analysed all in-hours STEMI patients who had primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) Pre-CODE STEMI (2014) and after CODE STEMI was implemented (2015)...
September 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851053/returning-to-work-from-extended-leave-a-trainee-perspective
#4
Eva-Christine Ross
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845913/alcohol-related-presentations-to-the-royal-perth-hospital-emergency-department-a-prospective-study
#5
Stuart Vb McLay, Ellen MacDonald, Daniel M Fatovich
OBJECTIVE: To quantify and describe alcohol-related presentations to our ED, as part of the binational Alcohol Harm in Emergency Departments study. METHODS: A prospective observational study at Royal Perth Hospital of every patient attending ED for the 168-h period commencing 08.00 hours Monday 1 December 2014. Patient presentations were classified as alcohol-related (alcohol-positive) using predefined criteria. These patients were compared to alcohol-negative patients on a range of demographic and clinical descriptors...
August 28, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845606/returning-to-work-after-extended-leave-due-to-suspension-a-director-s-perspective
#6
Geoff Hughes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845599/paediatric-emergency-medicine-point-of-care-ultrasound-fundamental-or-fad
#7
Peter J Snelling, Mark Tessaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845571/challenges-faced-by-trainees-returning-to-work-after-an-extended-period-of-leave-a-director-of-emergency-medicine-training-perspective
#8
Tonia Nicholson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845546/hitting-the-ground-running-returning-to-work-after-extended-leave
#9
Kimberly Humphrey, Suzanne Hamilton, Viet Tran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845545/can-improving-information-to-patients-about-emergency-department-processes-reduce-aggressive-behaviour-towards-staff
#10
LETTER
Jody Anne See, Phillip Catterson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845544/ventilatory-choices-for-intubated-patients-during-helicopter-stretcher-winching
#11
John Hollott
INTRODUCTION: The winching of intubated patients on a stretcher into a helicopter is a rare event. Intermittent positive pressure ventilation is mandatory, which can either be performed manually with a self-inflating bag, or automatically using a portable ventilator. Theoretically automatic ventilation would provide improved oxygenation, more stable arterial carbon dioxide levels and a reduced risk of airway disconnection. Furthermore, the stretcher attendant may better perform winching procedures with higher situational awareness, contributing to crew and patient safety...
August 28, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836385/the-time-paradox-of-emergency-medicine-another-inverted-u-curve
#12
Daniel M Fatovich
Time is integral to emergency medicine, but the importance of time is over-rated. Media promotes a focus on time over suffering. Terms such as the 'golden hour' and 'time is muscle' are embedded into our language, but is language that corrupts thought. Time-based metrics for ED quality measures focus on speed over accuracy, reflecting another inverted U curve in our system of care. We often fail to understand the importance of heterogeneity, and the heterogeneity of treatment effect, for example, sicker patients are more likely to benefit from the intervention, whereas less sick patients do not benefit but are more likely to be harmed...
August 23, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816031/do-you-see-what-i-see-a-mother-s-plea
#13
Kees Nydam, Rebecca Soole
There is sometimes dissonance between the medical services that the general public expects an ED to provide and the acute critical care that emergency clinicians hope to provide. One explanation for this is that the ED is both a territory and a meeting place for a cornucopia of clinicians, some of whom are not ED clinicians themselves. Roles are sometimes ambiguous and location-specific. Recently, one Queensland mother believed that her son's suicide could have been prevented had emergency staff been better educated...
August 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816011/lessons-learnt-from-incidents-involving-the-airway-and-breathing-reported-from-australasian-emergency-departments
#14
Carmel Crock, Kim Hansen, Toby Fogg, Angela Cahill, Anita Deakin, William B Runciman
OBJECTIVE: To review incident reports relating to problems encountered during the ED management of patients with 'airway or breathing' problems, with the aim of finding and highlighting common themes within these rare events, and making recommendations to further improve patient safety in the areas in which deficiencies have been identified. METHODS: Thematic analysis of 36 incidents reported from Australasian EDs, which were related to problems with airway and breathing...
August 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815974/health-promotion-in-fiji-is-it-feasible-in-the-emergency-department
#15
Anne Creaton, Jackie Holt
OBJECTIVES: Complications of diabetes, hypertension and asthma are commonly seen in EDs in Fiji. Time spent in the ED offers an opportunity for health promotion activities. The aim of the intervention was to provide information on diabetes, hypertension and asthma to patients in the ED. The aim of the project was to determine whether such an intervention could be implemented using public health students. The aim of this paper is to document the experiences of those who delivered and supervised the intervention...
August 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782875/comparison-of-trauma-care-systems-in-asian-countries-a-systematic-literature-review
#16
Se Jin Choi, Moon Young Oh, Na Rae Kim, Yoo Joong Jung, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to compare the trauma care systems in Asian countries. METHODS: Asian countries were categorised into three groups; 'lower middle-income country', 'upper middle-income country' and 'high-income country'. The Medline/PubMed database was searched for articles published from January 2005 to December 2014 using relevant key words. Articles were excluded if they examined a specific injury mechanism, referred to a specific age group, and/or did not have full text available...
August 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766874/people-with-dementia-in-the-emergency-department-behavioural-symptoms-and-use-of-restraint
#17
LETTER
Joanne Tropea, Dina LoGiudice, Luciana Kelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766858/adolescent-presentations-to-an-adult-hospital-emergency-department
#18
Omar Noori, Shweta Batra, Amith Shetty, Katharine Steinbeck
OBJECTIVE: Age-related policies allow adolescents to access paediatric and adult EDs. Anecdotally, paediatric and adult EDs report challenges when caring for older and younger adolescents, respectively. Our aim was to describe the characteristics of an adolescent population attending an adult ED, co-located with a tertiary paediatric ED. METHODS: The Westmead Hospital ED database was accessed for 14.5-17.9 years old presentations between January 2010 and December 2012...
August 2, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762658/do-antiemetic-drugs-benefit-adult-emergency-department-patients-with-nausea-the-literature-says-no-but-is-it-right
#19
Robert Meek, Andis Graudins
Nausea is a common problem in ED patients. Antiemetic drugs have been used in the ED for decades, but a recent Cochrane review found no convincing evidence for the benefit of antiemetic drugs over placebo. This was largely based on three placebo-controlled trials, which found mean Visual Analog Scale (VAS) changes for various drugs and placebo, to be similar. However, reliance on mean VAS change as the primary outcome measure has probably been a mistake. It does not give information on the number of improved patients, so these cannot be compared between groups...
August 1, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759946/which-age-adjusted-d-dimer-cut-off-performs-best
#20
LETTER
Imogen Ackerly, Sharon Klim, James McFarlane, Anne-Maree Kelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
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