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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781406/analysis-of-emergency-health-care-workforce-and-service-readiness-for-a-mass-casualty-event-in-the-republic-of-ireland
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Tener Goodwin Veenema, Fiona Boland, Declan Patton, Tom O'Connor, Zena Moore, Sarah Schneider-Firestone
OBJECTIVE: Ultimately, a country's capacity for a large-scale major emergency response will be directly related to the competence of its health care provider (HCP) workforce and communication between emergency responders and hospitals. The purpose of this study was to assess HCP preparedness and service readiness for a major emergency involving mass casualties (mass casualty event or MCE) in Ireland. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using a 53-item survey was administered to a purposive sample of emergency responders and HCPs in the Republic of Ireland...
May 21, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748230/senior-doctor-triage-sdt-a-qualitative-study-of-clinicians-views-on-senior-doctors-involvement-in-triage-and-early-assessment-of-emergency-patients
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Maysam Ali Abdulwahid, Janette Turner, Suzanne M Mason
INTRODUCTION: Despite the focus during the last decade on introducing interventions such as senior doctor initial assessment or senior doctor triage (SDT) to reduce emergency department (ED) crowding, there has been little attempt to identify the views of emergency healthcare professionals on such interventions. The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of SDT from the perspective of emergency hospital staff. A secondary aim of this study was to develop a definition of SDT based on the interview findings and the available literature on this process...
May 10, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735227/care-of-the-injured-patients-at-nursing-stations-and-during-air-medical-transport
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Brodie Nolan, Alun Ackery, Sol Mamakwa, Shari Glenn, David VanderBurgh, Aaron Orkin, Michael Kirlew, Evelyn Dell, Homer Tien
INTRODUCTION: Nursing stations are the only access point into the health care system for some communities and have limited capabilities and resources. We describe characteristics of patients injured in Northern Ontario who present to nursing stations and require transport by air ambulance. Secondary objectives are to compare interventions performed at nursing stations with those performed by flight paramedics and to identify systemic gaps in trauma care. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed of all injured patients transported by air ambulance from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015...
May 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729684/paramedics-perspectives-on-factors-impacting-on-scene-times-for-trauma-calls
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Mark Levitan, Madelyn P Law, Richard Ferron, Karen Lutz-Graul
IntroductionAccording to Ontario, Canada's Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on-scene time (OST) for trauma calls should not exceed 10 minutes, unless there are extenuating circumstances. The time to definitive care can have a significant impact on the morbidity and mortality of trauma patients. This is the first Canadian study to investigate why this is the case by giving a voice to those most involved in prehospital care: the paramedics themselves. It is also the first study to explore this issue from a complex, adaptive systems approach which recognizes that OSTs may be impacted by local, contextual features...
May 6, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724172/a-randomized-controlled-trial-testing-the-effectiveness-of-a-paramedic-delivered-care-transitions-intervention-to-reduce-emergency-department-revisits
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Ranran Mi, Matthew M Hollander, Courtney M C Jones, Eva H DuGoff, Thomas V Caprio, Jeremy T Cushman, Amy J H Kind, Michael Lohmeier, Manish N Shah
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of community-dwelling older adults discharged from the emergency department (ED) return to an ED within 30 days, an occurrence partially resulting from poor care transitions. Prior published interventions to improve the ED-to-home transition have either lacked feasibility or effectiveness. The Care Transitions Intervention (CTI) has been validated to decrease rehospitalization among patients transitioning from the hospital to the home but has never been tested for patients transitioning from the ED to the home...
May 3, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688243/patterns-of-emergency-ambulance-use-2009-13-a-comparison-of-older-people-living-in-residential-aged-care-facilities-and-the-community
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R Dwyer, B Gabbe, T D Tran, K Smith, J A Lowthian
Objective: to examine demand for emergency ambulances by older people. Design: retrospective cohort study using secondary analysis of routinely collected clinical and administrative data from Ambulance Victoria, and population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Setting: Victoria, Australia. Participants: people aged 65 years and over, living in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) and the community, attended by emergency ambulance paramedics, 2009-13...
April 24, 2018: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673303/paramedics-as-a-new-resource-for-women-experiencing-intimate-partner-violence
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Simon Sawyer, Jan Coles, Angela Williams, Brett Williams
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has a major impact on the health and well-being of women. The need for a coordinated response from health care professions encountering IPV patients is well established, and guidelines for individual health care professions are needed. Paramedics are believed to frequently encounter IPV patients, and this study aims to create a guideline to direct their response based on expert opinion. A clinical guideline for paramedics was created using current evidence and recommendations from health agencies...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666129/preventing-emergency-department-ed-visits-and-hospitalisations-of-older-adults-with-cognitive-impairment-compared-with-the-general-senior-population-what-do-we-know-about-avoidable-incidents-results-from-a-scoping-review
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Mireille Gagnon-Roy, Benyahia Hami, Mélissa Généreux, Nathalie Veillette, Marie-Josée Sirois, Mary Egan, Véronique Provencher
OBJECTIVES: Older cognitively impaired adults present a higher risk of hospitalisation and mortality following a visit to the emergency department (ED). Better understanding of avoidable incidents is needed to prevent them and the associated ED presentations in community-dwelling adults. This study aimed to synthetise the actual knowledge concerning these incidents leading this population to ED presentation, as well as possible preventive measures to reduce them. DESIGN: A scoping review was performed according to the Arksey and O'Malley framework...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651735/coroners-and-ptsd-treatment-implications
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REVIEW
Raymond B Flannery, Thomas Greenhalgh
Experimental studies have documented the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in first responders. These studies have routinely included police, firefighters, and paramedics. However, there is another group of first responders that are at risk for PTSD but that has received less research attention. This group is comprised of coroners. This paper reviewed the published data concerning coroners and PTSD and outlined various treatments for addressing coronial PTSD. The findings, the differing treatments, and a detailed methodological inquiry are presented...
April 13, 2018: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626354/second-regional-plasmapheresis-conference-and-workshop-for-southeast-asia-sea-on-the-immunomodulatory-role-of-plasma-exchange-in-central-and-peripheral-nervous-system-disorders-kuala-lumpur-malaysia-9th-december-2017
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Shanthi Viswanathan, Stefanie Kar Yan Hung, Vinay Goyal, Metha Apiwattanakul, Umapathi N Thirugnanam, Suhailah Abdullah, Seinn Mya Mya Aye, Ohnmar Ohnmar, Le Tri Si, Saysavath Keosodsay, Riwanti Estiasari, Najib Khalife, Fu Liong Hiew
In December 2017, 79 delegates attended the 2nd regional plasmapheresis conference and workshop for Southeast Asia (SEA) on the immunomodulatory role of plasma exchange in central and peripheral nervous system disorders in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This meeting featured 6 plenary lectures, interactive sessions dedicated for experience sharing, case presentations, and a practical session for paramedics. Clinical experts and researchers from 7 SEA countries and India shared experience and challenges in treating autoimmune neurological disorders...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589042/-hemostyptics-for-treatment-of-junctional-vascular-injuries-management-of-traumatic-vascular-injuries-at-the-transition-from-trunk-to-extremities
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REVIEW
D C Hinck, S Wipper, E S Debus
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled post-traumatic bleeding is still the leading cause of death among trauma patients. In situations of mass casualty incidents (MASCAL) and military conflicts the treatment of uncontrolled critical bleeding is a challenge and associated with a worse outcome due to the austere environment; however, even under optimal treatment circumstances in situations of individual medicine the severity of vascular trauma is underestimated. As a consequence, this leads to a poorer prognosis for patients with (vascular) injuries...
March 27, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582039/violence-against-ambulance-personnel-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-national-data-from-safe-work-australia
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Brian J Maguire
Objectives and importance: Paramedics have high rates of occupational injury and fatality. The objective of this study is to describe their specific risks of violence-related injury. STUDY TYPE: This retrospective cohort study is an examination of retrospective data provided by Safe Work Australia (SWA). METHODS: An examination of the 300 cases of serious claims of injury related to assaults, violence, harassment and bullying that occurred among individuals identified as ambulance officers and paramedics in Australia from 2001 to 2014...
March 15, 2018: Public Health Research & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580702/-methods-to-improve-suicidal-adolescents-compliance-to-care-after-emergency-discharge-a-literature-review
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J Lachal, S Grandclerc, M Spodenkiewicz, M R Moro
OBJECTIVES: Suicidal adolescents admitted in an Emergency Department (ED) present a high risk of suicidal reattempts. Poor observance of follow-up in this particular group imped the efficacity of the treatment. We propose to summarize the international literature on ED interventions promoting suicidal adolescents' adherence to care. METHOD: We carried out a comprehensive review of papers listed in PubMed, PsycInfo, and CINHAL databases using keywords about adolescence, suicide, and ED...
March 23, 2018: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566981/anxiety-related-psychopathology-and-chronic-pain-comorbidity-among-public-safety-personnel
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R N Carleton, T O Afifi, T Taillieu, S Turner, R El-Gabalawy, J Sareen, G J G Asmundson
Canadian Public Safety Personnel (PSP; e.g., correctional service officers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers) regularly experience potentially traumatic, painful, and injurious events. Such exposures increase risk for developing mental disorders and chronic pain, which both involve substantial personal and social costs. The interrelationship between mental disorders and chronic pain is well-established, and both can be mutually maintaining; accordingly, understanding the relationship between mental health and chronic pain among PSP is important for improving health care...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564147/prehospital-recognition-and-antibiotics-for-999-patients-with-sepsis-protocol-for-a-feasibility-study
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Chris Moore, Jenna Bulger, Matt Morgan, Timothy Driscoll, Alison Porter, Saiful Islam, Mike Smyth, Gavin Perkins, Bernadette Sewell, Timothy Rainer, Prabath Nanayakkara, Chukwudi Okolie, Susan Allen, Greg Fegan, Jan Davies, Theresa Foster, Nick Francis, Fang Gao Smith, Gemma Ellis, Tracy Shanahan, Robin Howe, Helen Snooks
Background: Sepsis is a common condition which kills between 36,000 and 64,000 people every year in the UK. Early recognition and management of sepsis has been shown to reduce mortality and improve the health and well-being of people with sepsis. Paramedics frequently come into contact with patients with sepsis and are well placed to provide early diagnosis and treatment.We aim to determine the feasibility of undertaking a fully powered randomised controlled trial (RCT) to test the clinical and cost-effectiveness of paramedics obtaining blood cultures from and administering IV antibiotics to patients with sepsis, so we can make a decision about whether to proceed to a fully powered randomised controlled trial, which will answer questions regarding safety and effectiveness for patients and benefit to the National Health Service (NHS)...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554641/pre-hospital-ambulance-care-of-patients-following-a-suspected-seizure-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jon M Dickson, Zahid B Asghar, A Niroshan Siriwardena
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the characteristics of patients presenting to the ambulance service with suspected seizures, the costs of managing these patients and the factors which predicted transport to hospital. METHODS: We employed a cross-sectional design using routine clinical data from a UK regional ambulance service. Logistic regression was used to identify predictors of transport to hospital from ambulance response times, demographics, clinical (physiological) findings and treatments...
March 8, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527046/kilpauk-mental-hospital-the-bethlem-of-south-asia-a-recall-of-its-history-prior-to-1970
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O Somasundaram, Ponnudurai Ratnaraj
Period of Custodial Care Only: The magnificent "Institute of Mental Health" has its history almost from 1795 when the East India company appointed Surgeon Valentine Conolly to be in charge of a "House for accommodating persons of unsound mind." After a few transitions, backed by a government order for the construction of a lunatic asylum in a 66 1/2 acre site, the asylum started functioning from 1871. The period of about six decades from its inception could be referred to as "the period of custodial care...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521581/self-reported-occupational-blood-exposure-among-paramedics-in-poland-a-pilot-study
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Katarzyna Naylor, Anna Torres, Robert Gałązkowski, Kamil Torres
INTRODUCTION: Paramedics are at risk of occupational exposure, increased by the immediacy of provided treatment. However, the issue has not been acknowledged by any research in Europe up to date. METHODS: The research aimed at assessing the occupational blood exposure among paramedics in Poland. Respondents represented 21 Polish medical institutions. Their participation was voluntary and anonymous. Paramedics were provided with a self-directed job specific questionnaire adapted to Polish conditions from an original North American version...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514274/treatment-of-infections-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-report-of-the-british-society-for-antimicrobial-chemotherapy-healthcare-infection-society-british-infection-association-joint-working-party
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Peter M Hawkey, Roderic E Warren, David M Livermore, Cliodna A M McNulty, David A Enoch, Jonathan A Otter, A Peter R Wilson
The Working Party makes more than 100 tabulated recommendations in antimicrobial prescribing for the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) and suggest further research, and algorithms for hospital and community antimicrobial usage in urinary infection. The international definition of MDR is complex, unsatisfactory and hinders the setting and monitoring of improvement programmes. We give a new definition of multiresistance. The background information on the mechanisms, global spread and UK prevalence of antibiotic prescribing and resistance has been systematically reviewed...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506968/the-impact-of-a-small-private-online-course-as-a-new-approach-to-teaching-oncology-development-and-evaluation
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Charlotte Vaysse, Elodie Chantalat, Odile Beyne-Rauzy, Louise Morineau, Fabien Despas, Jean-Marc Bachaud, Nathalie Caunes, Muriel Poublanc, Elie Serrano, Roland Bugat, Marie-Eve Rougé Bugat, Anne-Laure Fize
BACKGROUND: Oncology involves complex care and multidisciplinary management of patients; however, misinformation and ineffective communication remain problematic. OBJECTIVE: The educational objective of our study was to develop a new teaching method to improve cancer treatment and management by emphasizing the link between hospitals (inpatients) and their surrounding communities (outpatients). METHODS: A team of 22 professionals from public and private institutions developed a small private online course (SPOC)...
March 5, 2018: JMIR Medical Education
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