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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29891124/retention-of-cricothyrotomy-skills-by-paramedics-using-a-wire-guided-technique
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J A March, M J Kiemeney, J De Guzman, J D Ferguson
INTRODUCTION: Cricothyrotomy may be necessary for airway management when a patient's airway cannot be maintained through standard techniques such as oral airway placement, blind insertion airway device, or endotracheal intubation. Wire-guided cricothyrotomy is one of many techniques used to perform a cricothyrotomy. Although there is some controversy over which cricothyrotomy technique is superior, there is no published data regarding long term retention rates. The purpose of this study is to determine whether ground based paramedics can be taught and are able to retain the skills necessary to successfully perform a wire-guided cricothyrotomy...
May 31, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29797706/risk-factors-for-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-related-injuries-sustained-during-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests
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P Setälä, H Hellevuo, H Huhtala, A Kämäräinen, J Tirkkonen, S Hoppu
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the incidence of and associated risk factors for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)-related injuries in non-survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) in an emergency medical service (EMS) system in which all CPR procedures are performed on scene and patients are not routinely transported to the hospital with ongoing CPR. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted this prospective observational study between 1 June 2013, and 31 May 2014...
May 24, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723609/advanced-vs-basic-life-support-in-the-treatment-of-out-of-hospital-cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-the-resuscitation-outcomes-consortium
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Michael Christopher Kurz, Robert H Schmicker, Brian Leroux, Graham Nichol, Tom P Aufderheide, Sheldon Cheskes, Brian Grunau, Jamie Jasti, Peter Kudenchuk, Gary M Vilke, Jason Buick, Lynn Wittwer, Ritu Sahni, Ronald Straight, Henry E Wang
BACKGROUND: Prior observational studies suggest no additional benefit from advanced life support (ALS) when compared with providing basic life support (BLS) for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We compared the association of ALS care with OHCA outcomes using prospective clinical data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC). METHODS: Included were consecutive adults OHCA treated by participating emergency medical services (EMS) agencies between June 1, 2011, and June 30, 2015...
April 30, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689354/timing-of-advanced-airway-management-by-emergency-medical-services-personnel-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Junichi Izawa, Taku Iwami, Koichiro Gibo, Masashi Okubo, Kentaro Kajino, Kousuke Kiyohara, Chika Nishiyama, Tatsuya Nishiuchi, Yasuyuki Hayashi, Takeyuki Kiguchi, Daisuke Kobayashi, Sho Komukai, Takashi Kawamura, Clifton W Callaway, Tetsuhisa Kitamura
BACKGROUND: Early prehospital advanced airway management (AAM) by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel has been intended to improve patient outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, few studies examine the effectiveness of early prehospital AAM. We investigated whether early prehospital AAM was associated with functionally favourable survival after adult OHCA. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study of OHCA in Osaka, Japan, between 2005 and 2012...
July 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549460/success-rates-of-pre-hospital-difficult-airway-management-a-quality-control-study-evaluating-an-in-hospital-training-program
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Helmut Trimmel, Christoph Beywinkler, Sonja Hornung, Janett Kreutziger, Wolfgang G Voelckel
BACKGROUND: Competence in emergency airway management is key in order to improve patient safety and outcome. The scope of compulsory training for emergency physicians or paramedics is quite limited, especially in Austria. The purpose of this study was to review the difficult airway management performance of an emergency medical service (EMS) in a region that has implemented a more thorough training program than current regulations require, comprising 3 months of initial training and supervised emergency practice and 3 days/month of on-going in-hospital training as previously reported...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421664/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-paediatric-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-a-paediatric-sub-study-of-the-pan-asian-resuscitation-outcomes-study-paros
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Lai Peng Tham, Win Wah, Rachel Phillips, Nur Shahidah, Yih Yng Ng, Sang Do Shin, Tatsuya Nishiuchi, Kwanhathai Darin Wong, Patrick Chow-In Ko, Nalinas Khunklai, Ghulam Yasin Naroo, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
BACKGROUND: The Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) is a retrospective study of out- of-hospital cardiac arrest(OHCA), collaborating with EMS agencies and academic centers in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and UAE-Dubai. The objectives of this study is to describe the characteristics and outcomes, and to find factors associated with survival after paediatric OHCA. METHODS: We studied all children less than 17 years of age with OHCA conveyed by EMS and non-EMS transports from January 2009 to December 2012...
April 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419332/alcohol-as-a-factor-in-911-calls-in-denver
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Daniel Joseph, Jody A Vogel, C Sam Smith, Whitney Barrett, Gary Bryskiewicz, Aaron Eberhardt, David Edwards, Lara Rappaport, Christopher B Colwell, Kevin E McVaney
BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol consumption is associated with a substantial number of emergency department visits annually and is responsible for a significant number of lives lost each year in the United States. However, a minimal amount is known about the impact of alcohol on the EMS system. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine the proportion of 9-1-1 calls in Denver, Colorado in which (1) alcohol was a contributing factor or (2) the individual receiving EMS services had recently ingested alcohol...
February 8, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377753/flight-versus-ground-out-of-hospital-rapid-sequence-intubation-success-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pieter F Fouche, Christopher Stein, Paul Simpson, Jestin N Carlson, Kristina M Zverinova, Suhail A Doi
INTRODUCTION: Endotracheal intubation (ETI) is a critical procedure performed by both air medical and ground based emergency medical services (EMS). Previous work has suggested that ETI success rates are greater for air medical providers. However, air medical providers may have greater airway experience, enhanced airway education, and access to alternative ETI options such as rapid sequence intubation (RSI). We sought to analyze the impact of the type of EMS on RSI success. METHODS: A systematic literature search of Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library was conducted and eligibility, data extraction, and assessment of risk of bias were assessed independently by two reviewers...
January 29, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352616/assessing-advanced-airway-management-performance-in-a-national-cohort-of-emergency-medical-services-agencies
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Henry E Wang, John P Donnelly, Dustin Barton, Jeffrey L Jarvis
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Although often the focus of quality improvement efforts, emergency medical services (EMS) advanced airway management performance has few national comparisons, nor are there many assessments with benchmarks accounting for differences in agency volume or patient mix. We seek to assess variations in advanced airway management and conventional intubation performance in a national cohort of EMS agencies. METHODS: We used EMS data from ESO Solutions, a national EMS electronic health record system...
May 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345513/no-benefit-in-neurologic-outcomes-of-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-mechanical-compression-device
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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/29297718/evaluation-of-physiologic-alterations-during-prehospital-paramedic-performed-rapid-sequence-intubation
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Robert G Walker, Lynn J White, Geneva N Whitmore, Alexander Esibov, Michael K Levy, Gregory C Cover, Joel D Edminster, James M Nania
OBJECTIVE: Physiologic alterations during rapid sequence intubation (RSI) have been studied in several emergency airway management settings, but few data exist to describe physiologic alterations during prehospital RSI performed by ground-based paramedics. To address this evidence gap and provide guidance for future quality improvement initiatives in our EMS system, we collected electronic monitoring data to evaluate peri-intubation vital signs changes occurring during prehospital RSI...
January 3, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175355/an-assessment-of-ventilation-and-perfusion-markers-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-receiving-mechanical-cpr-with-endotracheal-or-supraglottic-airways
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Torben K Becker, Aric W Berning, Arjun Prabhu, Clifton W Callaway, Francis X Guyette, Christian Martin-Gill
AIM OF THE STUDY: Mechanical chest compression (MCPR) devices are considered equivalent to manual compressions in patient outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, recent data suggest possible harm in patients with a supraglottic airway device (SGA) during MCPR. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in direct and indirect markers of ventilation and perfusion in patients with cardiac arrest receiving MCPR and who had their airway managed with an endotracheal tube (ETT) or SGA...
January 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109872/severe-decompression-illness-case-report-prehospital-recognition-and-regional-transport-considerations
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Julie Estrada, David Meurer, Kevin De Boer, Karl Huesgen
A 46-year-old male presented to our tertiary care emergency department (ED) with shortness of breath and chest pain following an uneventful four-hour SCUBA dive at 100 feet. His prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) assessment revealed transient hypotension and hypoxia. He later developed progressive skin mottling. Serology was significant for acute kidney injury, transaminitis, hemoconcentration, and hypoxia on an arterial blood gas. Computed tomography (CT) angiography demonstrated intravascular gas throughout the mesenteric and pulmonary arteries as well as the portal venous system...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985969/modifiable-factors-associated-with-survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-the-pan-asian-resuscitation-outcomes-study
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Hideharu Tanaka, Marcus E H Ong, Fahad J Siddiqui, Matthew H M Ma, Hiroshi Kaneko, Kyung Won Lee, Kentaro Kajino, Chih-Hao Lin, Han Nee Gan, Pairoj Khruekarnchana, Omer Alsakaf, Nik H Rahman, Nausheen E Doctor, Pryseley Assam, Sang Do Shin
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The study aims to identify modifiable factors associated with improved out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival among communities in the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) Clinical Research Network: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai). METHODS: This was a prospective, international, multicenter cohort study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the Asia-Pacific. Arrests caused by trauma, patients who were not transported by emergency medical services (EMS), and pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases (<18 years) were excluded from the analysis...
May 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915898/physician-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-has-a-beneficial-impact-on-the-incidence-of-prehospital-hypoxia-and-secured-airways-on-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Toni Pakkanen, Antti Kämäräinen, Heini Huhtala, Tom Silfvast, Jouni Nurmi, Ilkka Virkkunen, Arvi Yli-Hankala
BACKGROUND: After traumatic brain injury (TBI), hypotension, hypoxia and hypercapnia have been shown to result in secondary brain injury that can lead to increased mortality and disability. Effective prehospital assessment and treatment by emergency medical service (EMS) is considered essential for favourable outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) in the treatment of TBI patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study...
September 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838781/a-comparison-of-pediatric-airway-management-techniques-during-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-using-the-cares-database
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Matthew L Hansen, Amber Lin, Carl Eriksson, Mohamud Daya, Bryan McNally, Rongwei Fu, David Yanez, Dana Zive, Craig Newgard
OBJECTIVE: To compare odds of survival to hospital discharge among pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients receiving either bag-valve-mask ventilation (BVM), supraglottic airway (SGA) or endotracheal intubation (ETI), after adjusting for the propensity to receive a given airway intervention. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study using the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) database from January 1 201-December 31, 2015. The CARES registry includes data on cardiac arrests from 17 statewide registries and approximately 55 additional US cities...
November 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821366/safety-events-in-pediatric-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Matt Hansen, Carl Eriksson, Barbara Skarica, Garth Meckler, Jeanne-Marie Guise
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the types of patient safety events that take place during pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest resuscitation. METHODS: Retrospective medical record review from a single large urban EMS system of EMS-treated pediatric (<18years of age) out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occurring between 2008 and 2011. A chart review tool was developed for this project and each chart was reviewed by a multidisciplinary review panel...
March 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780982/validation-of-the-criteria-for-early-critical-care-resource-use-in-assessing-the-effectiveness-of-field-triage
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Ki Ok Ahn, Sang Chul Kim, Ju Ok Park, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to validate the criteria for early critical care resource (CCR) use as an outcome predictor for seriously injured patients triaged in the field by comparing the effectiveness of the criteria for early CCR use with that of criteria defined by an Injury Severity Score (ISS) >15. METHODS: We analysed data from seriously injured trauma patients who were triaged using a field triage protocol by emergency medical service providers (EMS-ST patients)...
February 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750882/unrecognized-failed-airway-management-using-a-supraglottic-airway-device
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Veer D Vithalani, Sabrina Vlk, Steven Q Davis, Neal J Richmond
BACKGROUND: 911 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems utilize supraglottic devices for either primary advanced airway management, or for airway rescue following failed attempts at direct laryngoscopy endotracheal intubation. There is, however, limited data on objective confirmation of supraglottic airway placement in the prehospital environment. Furthermore, the ability of EMS field providers to recognize a misplaced airway is unknown. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients who underwent airway management using the King LTS-D supraglottic airway in a large urban EMS system, between 3/1/15-9/30/2015...
October 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669372/observational-study-on-safety-of-prehospital-bls-cpap-in-dyspnea
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Novneet Sahu, Patrick Matthews, Kathryn Groner, Mia A Papas, Ross Megargel
Introduction Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves outcomes in patients with respiratory distress. Additional benefits are seen with CPAP application in the prehospital setting. Theoretical safety concerns regarding Basic Life Support (BLS) providers using CPAP exist. In Delaware's (USA) two-tiered Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system, BLS often arrives before Advanced Life Support (ALS). Hypothesis This study fills a gap in literature by evaluating the safety of CPAP applied by BLS prior to ALS arrival...
December 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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