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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158105/the-effect-and-associated-factors-of-dispatcher-recognition-of-stroke-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Ming-Ju Hsieh, Kuo-Liong Chien, Jen-Tang Sun, Sung-Chun Tang, Li-Kai Tsai, Wen-Chu Chiang, Yu-Chun Chien, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Matthew Huei-Ming Ma
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Details of the communication between the caller and dispatcher have not been reported previously in Taiwan. This study aimed to: (1) understand the details of the communication between the caller and dispatcher among the calls for stroke patients, (2) identify factors associated with stroke recognition by dispatchers, and (3) evaluate the association between stroke recognition by dispatchers and stroke management. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study involving patients with stroke or transient ischemic stroke transported by the emergency medical service, and arriving at 9 hospitals in Taipei within 3 h of symptom onset from January 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157711/physician-medical-direction-of-emergency-medical-services-dispatch-programs
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December 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141907/emergency-versus-standard-response-time-efficacy-of-london-s-air-ambulance-rapid-response-vehicle
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Marius Rehn, Gareth Davies, Paul Smith, David Lockey
OBJECTIVE: The potential increased risk of an emergency response using a rapid response vehicle (RRV) should only be accepted when it allows a clinically significant time saving for management of patients who are critically injured or sick. Air ambulance services often use an RRV to maintain operational resilience. We compared the RRV response time on emergency versus standard driving to inform emergency services of time efficacy of emergency response in an urban environment. METHODS: Prospective observational controlled study of response data of emergency and standard driving...
November 15, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132455/going-beyond-the-9-1-1-call-what-bc-emergency-health-services-is-doing-to-improve-timely-access-to-emergency-care
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Kerry Campbell, Jessica Jaiven, Kimberly Banfield, Corinne Begg, Janice Butler, Leanne Thain
British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) uses an internationally recognized Medical Priority Dispatch System to assign appropriate responses to 9-1-1 calls based on patients' clinical acuity. In 2015, 71% of Omega calls (classified as calls involving low acuity injuries) were assigned an ambulance. To better meet patients' needs, BCEHS collaborated with HealthLink BC's Nursing Services (HLBC NS) to audit over 2,000 calls. Based on the results, three Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycles were implemented, yielding a 35% decrease in ambulances assigned and a 173% increase in referrals to HLBC NS to provide more suitable support...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123905/effectiveness-of-dispatcher-training-in-increasing-bystander-chest-compression-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-in-japan
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Taichiro Tsunoyama, Shinji Nakahara, Masafumi Yoshida, Maki Kitamura, Tetsuya Sakamoto
Aim: The Japanese government has developed a standardized training program for emergency call dispatchers to improve their skills in providing oral guidance on chest compression to bystanders who have witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs). This study evaluated the effects of such a training program for emergency call dispatchers in Japan. Methods: The analysis included all consecutive non-traumatic OHCA patients transported to hospital by eight emergency medical services, where the program was implemented as a pilot project...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123900/evaluation-of-factors-associated-with-the-difficulty-in-finding-receiving-hospitals-for-traffic-accident-patients-at-the-scene-treated-by-emergency-medical-services-a-population-based-study-in-osaka-city-japan
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Yusuke Katayama, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Kosuke Kiyohara, Taku Iwami, Takashi Kawamura, Sumito Hayashida, Hiroshi Ogura, Takeshi Shimazu
Aim: Although the prolongation of the time between injury and hospital arrival of traffic accident patients can influence their prognosis, factors associated with the difficulty in hospital acceptance of these patients have not been sufficiently evaluated in Japan. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the population-based ambulance records of all traffic accident patients for whom the Osaka Municipal Fire Department (Osaka City, Japan) dispatched an ambulance in 2013...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123877/performance-review-of-regional-emergency-medical-service-pre-arrival-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-with-or-without-dispatcher-instruction-a-population-based-observational-study
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Hidetada Fukushima, Yasuyuki Kawai, Hideki Asai, Tadahiko Seki, Kazunobu Norimoto, Yasuyuki Urisono, Kazuo Okuchi
Background: To investigate variations in emergency medical service (EMS) pre-arrival cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including both bystander CPR without dispatch assistance and dispatch-assisted CPR (DACPR). Methods: We carried out an observational study by implementing EMS pre-arrival CPR reports in three fire agencies. We included adult, non-traumatic, and non-EMS witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. This reporting system comprised the dispatch instruction process and bystander CPR quality based on evaluations by EMS crews who arrived on the scene...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123835/ambulance-dispatches-to-schools-during-a-5-year-period-in-fukui-prefecture
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Yoshikazu Takinami, Shinji Maeda
Aim: To determine the characteristics and trends of medical emergencies during school activities by analyzing information provided by fire departments. Methods: During a 5-year period from January 2009 to December 2013, all nine fire departments in Fukui Prefecture handled 850 emergencies at schools. We investigated the 850 cases with the age range of 0-63 years. Results: It was found that 21.5% of ambulance dispatches to schools were on weekends and there were more dispatches for non-faculty members of all age groups on weekends than on weekdays...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105736/stroke-identification-by-criteria-based-dispatch-a-register-based-study
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E N Ellensen, H Naess, T Wisborg, S Hunskaar, E Zakariassen
BACKGROUND: Rapid and precise dispatch of resources is a key element in pre-hospital emergency medicine. Emergency medical communication centres (EMCCs) dispatch resources based on protocols and guidelines, balancing the acute need of the individual and the resource allocation of the pre-hospital emergency medical system. The aim of this study was to determine the validity of stroke identification by the Norwegian dispatch guidelines. METHOD AND MATERIAL: This was a register-based study where patients suspected for stroke were compared to those with the final diagnosis of stroke as an indicator group for the guideline validation...
November 5, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105064/outcomes-after-cancelled-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-missions-due-to-concurrencies-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ø Østerås, J-K Heltne, K Tønsager, G Brattebø
BACKGROUND: Appropriate dispatch criteria and helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) crew decisions are crucial for avoiding over-triage and reducing the number of concurrencies. The aim of the present study was to compare patient outcomes after completed HEMS missions and missions cancelled by the HEMS due to concurrencies. METHODS: Missions cancelled due to concurrencies (AMB group) and completed HEMS missions (HEMS group) in Western Norway from 2004 to 2013 were assessed...
November 3, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077228/air-ambulance-delivery-and-administration-of-4-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-is-feasible-and-decreases-time-to-anticoagulation-reversal
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Claire Vines, Stephanie J Tesseneer, Robert D Cox, Damon A Darsey, Kristin Carbrey, Michael A Puskarich
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and preliminary efficacy of four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4-factor PCC) administration by an air ambulance service prior to or during transfer of patients with warfarin-associated major hemorrhage to a tertiary care center for definitive management (interventional arm) compared to patients receiving 4-factor PCC following transfer by air ambulance or ground without 4-factor PCC treatment (conventional arm). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients presenting to a large academic medical center...
October 27, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070716/plumber-study-prevalence-of-large-vessel-occlusion-strokes-in-mecklenburg-county-emergency-response
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Adeline Dozois, Lorrie Hampton, Carlene W Kingston, Gwen Lambert, Thomas J Porcelli, Denise Sorenson, Megan Templin, Shellie VonCannon, Andrew W Asimos
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The recently proposed American Heart Association/American Stroke Association EMS triage algorithm endorses routing patients with suspected large vessel occlusion (LVO) acute ischemic strokes directly to endovascular centers based on a stroke severity score. The predictive value of this algorithm for identifying LVO is dependent on the overall prevalence of LVO acute ischemic stroke in the EMS population screened for stroke, which has not been reported. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of patients transported by our county's EMS agency who were dispatched as a possible stroke or had a primary impression of stroke by paramedics...
October 25, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065643/experimental-simulation-based-performance-evaluation-of-an-sms-based-emergency-geolocation-notification-system
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Isibor Osebor, Sanjay Misra, Nicholas Omoregbe, Adewole Adewumi, Luis Fernandez-Sanz
In an emergency, a prompt response can save the lives of victims. This statement generates an imperative issue in emergency medical services (EMS). Designing a system that brings simplicity in locating emergency scenes is a step towards improving response time. This paper therefore implemented and evaluated the performance of an SMS-based emergency geolocation notification system with emphasis on its SMS delivery time and the system's geolocation and dispatch time. Using the RAS metrics recommended by IEEE for evaluation, the designed system was found to be efficient and effective as its reliability stood within 62...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062596/exploring-the-psychological-health-of-emergency-dispatch-centre-operatives-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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Sarah E Golding, Claire Horsfield, Annette Davies, Bernadette Egan, Martyn Jones, Mary Raleigh, Patricia Schofield, Allison Squires, Kath Start, Tom Quinn, Mark Cropley
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to investigate and synthesize available evidence relating to the psychological health of Emergency Dispatch Centre (EDC) operatives, and to identify key stressors experienced by EDC operatives. METHODS: Eight electronic databases (Embase, PubMed, Medline, CINAHL, PsycInfo, PsycArticles, The Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection, and Google Scholar) were searched. All study designs were included, and no date limits were set...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055616/sizing-capacity-levels-in-emergency-medical-services-dispatch-centers-using-the-newsvendor-approach
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Gorkem Sariyer
BACKGROUND: The increased volume in demand worldwide in the present day has led to the need for the establishment of effective ambulance services. As call centers have become the primary contact point between patients and emergency service providers, the planning of the call center has become a key task for administrators. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to apply a widely used operations management method, the newsvendor model, for optimizing the capacity level in EMS call centers with a minimum cost in order to efficiently meet the calls arriving...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044399/barriers-and-facilitators-to-public-access-defibrillation-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-systematic-review
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Christopher M Smith, Sarah N Lim Choi Keung, Mohammed O Khan, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Rachael Fothergill, Christopher Hartley-Sharpe, Mark H Wilson, Gavin D Perkins
Public access defibrillation initiatives make automated external defibrillators available to the public. This facilitates earlier defibrillation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims and could save many lives. It is currently only used for a minority of cases. The aim of this systematic review was to identify barriers and facilitators to public access defibrillation. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken defining formal search terms for a systematic review of the literature in March 2017. Studies were included if they considered reasons affecting the likelihood of public access defibrillation and presented original data...
October 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032875/ventilator-use-by-emergency-medical-services-during-911-calls-in-the-united-states
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Mazen El Sayed, Hani Tamim, Aurelie Mailhac, Mann N Clay
BACKGROUND: Emergency and transport ventilators use in the prehospital field is not well described. This study examines trends of ventilator use by EMS agencies during 911 calls in the United States and identifies factors associated with this use. METHODS: This retrospective study used four consecutive releases of the US National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) public research dataset (2011-2014) to describe scene EMS activations (911 calls) with and without reported ventilator use...
October 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979980/association-of-public-health-initiatives-with-outcomes-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-at-home-and-in-public-locations
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Christopher B Fordyce, Carolina M Hansen, Kristian Kragholm, Matthew E Dupre, James G Jollis, Mayme L Roettig, Lance B Becker, Steen M Hansen, Tomoya T Hinohara, Claire C Corbett, Lisa Monk, R Darrell Nelson, David A Pearson, Clark Tyson, Sean van Diepen, Monique L Anderson, Bryan McNally, Christopher B Granger
Importance: Little is known about the influence of comprehensive public health initiatives according to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) location, particularly at home, where resuscitation efforts and outcomes have historically been poor. Objective: To describe temporal trends in bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first-responder defibrillation for OHCAs stratified by home vs public location and their association with survival and neurological outcomes...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978527/dispatch-of-firefighters-and-police-officers-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-nationwide-prospective-cohort-trial-using-propensity-score-analysis
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Ingela Hasselqvist-Ax, Per Nordberg, Johan Herlitz, Leif Svensson, Martin Jonsson, Jonny Lindqvist, Mattias Ringh, Andreas Claesson, Johan Björklund, Jan-Otto Andersson, Caroline Ericson, Pär Lindblad, Lars Engerström, Mårten Rosenqvist, Jacob Hollenberg
BACKGROUND: Dispatch of basic life support-trained first responders equipped with automated external defibrillators in addition to advanced life support-trained emergency medical services personnel in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has, in some minor cohort studies, been associated with improved survival. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between basic life support plus advanced life support response and survival in OHCA at a national level. METHODS AND RESULTS: This prospective cohort study was conducted from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014...
October 4, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959230/accuracy-of-emergency-medical-services-dispatcher-and-crew-diagnosis-of-stroke-in-clinical-practice
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Judy Jia, Roger Band, Michael E Abboud, William Pajerowski, Michelle Guo, Guy David, C Crawford Mechem, Steven R Messé, Brendan G Carr, Michael T Mullen
BACKGROUND: Accurate recognition of stroke symptoms by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is necessary for timely care of acute stroke patients. We assessed the accuracy of stroke diagnosis by EMS in clinical practice in a major US city. METHODS AND RESULTS: Philadelphia Fire Department data were merged with data from a single comprehensive stroke center to identify patients diagnosed with stroke or TIA from 9/2009 to 10/2012. Sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV) were calculated...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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