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Paramedic, EMT, Ambulance, Advanced Life Support

Eric J Cortez, Ashish R Panchal, James E Davis, David P Keseg
Introduction The staffing of ambulances with different levels of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers is a difficult decision with evidence being mixed on the benefit of each model. Hypothesis/Problem The objective of this study was to describe a pilot program evaluating alternative staffing on two ambulances utilizing the paramedic-basic (PB) model (staffed with one paramedic and one emergency medical technician[EMT]). METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted from September 17, 2013 through December 31, 2013...
April 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Christopher Jason Fullagar, N Heramba Prasad, Lawrence H Brown, Nelson Anaya
OBJECTIVE: To describe requirements of physicians wishing to function as primary field emergency medical services (EMS) providers and variation of these requirements among states. METHODS: A simple mailed survey was developed and distributed to all 50 U.S. state EMS directors. The survey gathered information about each state's regulations concerning physicians performing as a primary EMS crew member. Data were entered into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and reported using simple descriptive statistics, including proportions and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
April 2010: Prehospital Emergency Care
David E Persse, Craig B Key, Richard N Bradley, Charles C Miller, Atul Dhingra
INTRODUCTION: This study examines the effect of paramedic deployment strategy on witnessed ventricular fibrillation (VF) cardiac arrest outcomes. Our null hypothesis was that there is no difference in survival between an EMS system using targeted response (TR) and one using a uniform or all advanced life support (ALS) response (UR) model. We define targeted response as a system where paramedics are sent to critical incidents while ambulances staffed with basic EMTs are sent to less critical incidents...
October 2003: Resuscitation
O John Ma, Lee Millward, Robert A Schwab
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the availability and level of medical services for fans at Professional Golfer Association (PGA) Tour events. METHODS: A questionnaire, written in cooperation with PGA Tour headquarters, was sent to the tournament director of each PGA Tour event that hosted same-site events in 1998 and 1999. The survey addressed five areas of fan medical services: 1) health care provider availability; 2) advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) capabilities, including equipment; 3) presence of on-site ambulance(s); 4) fan fatalities; and 5) alcohol consumption limitations...
January 2002: Prehospital Emergency Care
J S Bowron, K H Todd
INTRODUCTION: Behavioral and social science research suggests that job satisfaction and job performance are positively correlated. It is important that EMS managers identify predictors of job satisfaction in order to maximize job performance among prehospital personnel. PURPOSE: Identify job stressors that predict the level of job satisfaction among prehospital personnel. METHODS: The study was conducted within a large, urban Emergency Medical Services (EMS) service performing approximately 60,000 Advanced Life Support (ALS) responses annually...
October 1999: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
J Stout, P E Pepe, V N Mosesso
In this discussion, two principal types of ambulance deployment systems were compared and contrasted: 1) the multipurpose, sole-provider all-advanced life support (all-ALS) ambulance system in which all ambulance-related services (emergent and nonemergent) for a city or region are provided by one fleet of ambulances, each of which is staffed by ALS providers (paramedics); and 2) the tiered ambulance system (tiered) in which some 911 ambulances are staffed by paramedics and others are staffed by basic emergency medical technicians (EMT-Bs) who provide basic life support (BLS) care...
January 2000: Prehospital Emergency Care
O J Ma, R G Pirrallo, J M Rubin
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the availability and level of medical services for fans at major league baseball games in the United States. METHODS: A 10-item questionnaire was sent to the operations managers of each of 28 major league baseball stadiums. The survey was distributed in cooperation with a major league baseball club. Telephone follow-up was used to complete missing responses. The survey addressed five areas of fan medical services: 1) health-care provider availability and compensation; 2) advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) capabilities, including equipment; 3) presence of on-site ambulance(s); 4) fan fatalities; and 5) alcohol consumption limitations...
October 1995: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
R A Partridge, A Virk, A Sayah, R Antosia
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Some states have enacted legislation authorizing EMS providers to adhere to prehospital advance directives (ADs) in the terminally ill. This study was conducted to assess EMS providers' knowledge of and experience with prehospital ADs. METHODS: An anonymous survey was conducted of 142 EMS providers employed by a local, private ambulance service in the northeastern United States. The survey was administered during a 2-month period from January to March 1995...
November 1998: Annals of Emergency Medicine
C S Cocanour, R P Fischer, C M Ursic
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the medical efficacy of helicopter scene flights for patients with noncranial penetrating injuries. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 122 consecutive victims of noncranial penetrating injuries evacuated by helicopter from the scene of injury to a level I trauma center. There were no medical criteria for accepting or rejecting a request for a scene flight by any public safety agency or emergency medical service (EMS). Flights were dispatched if the weather permitted and if a helicopter was available...
July 1997: Journal of Trauma
S D Jones, P D Donnelly, J Bewley, C F Weston
Of 954 attempted resuscitations outside hospital performed by ambulance personnel, 48 patients (5%) had primary respiratory arrest. Comparing this group with those manifesting cardiorespiratory arrest, patients with primary respiratory arrest were significantly more likely to be female (25 of 48 vs 269 of 906-P < 0.005), were more likely to have a non-cardiac cause (67% vs. 22%-P < 0.00001) and more likely to have witnessed arrest. Of all arrests witnessed by ambulance crew, 35% were respiratory arrests...
April 1995: Resuscitation
P T Pons, B Honigman, E E Moore, P Rosen, B Antuna, J Dernocoeur
The role of advanced trauma life support (ATLS) in the prehospital care of the critically injured is highly controversial. This study analyzes the efficacy of ATLS in the management of critical penetrating wounds of the thorax and abdomen. In the 2 1/2-year period ending July 1984, 203 consecutive patients underwent emergency laparotomy or thoracotomy for gunshot and stab wounds. All patients were treated in the field by advanced paramedics (EMT-P). For gunshot wounds the mean time (+/- S.E.M.) responding to the scene was 4...
September 1985: Journal of Trauma
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