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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341801/local-vs-national-epidemiology-of-pedestrian-injury-in-a-mid-atlantic-city
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Elizabeth D Nesoff, Keshia M Pollack, Amy R Knowlton, Janice V Bowie, Andrea C Gielen
OBJECTIVE: Understanding pedestrian injury trends at the local level is essential for program planning and allocation of funds for urban planning and improvement. Because we hypothesize that local injury trends differ from national trends in significant and meaningful ways, we investigated city-wide pedestrian injury trends to assess injury risk among nationally-identified risk groups, as well as identify risk groups and locations specific to Baltimore City. METHODS: Pedestrian injury data, obtained from the Baltimore City Fire Department, were gathered through EMS records collected from January 1 to December 31, 2014...
January 17, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283970/prehospital-spine-immobilization-spinal-motion-restriction-in-penetrating-trauma-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-east
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Catherine G Velopulos, Hasan M Shihab, Lawrence Lottenberg, Marcie Feinman, Ali Raja, Jeffrey Salomone, Elliott R Haut
BACKGROUND: Spine immobilization in trauma has remained an integral part of most emergency medical services (EMS) protocols despite a lack of evidence for efficacy and concern for associated complications, especially in penetrating trauma patients. We reviewed the published evidence on the topic of prehospital spine immobilization or spinal motion restriction in adult patients with penetrating trauma to structure a Practice Management Guideline. METHODS: We conducted a Cochrane style systematic review and meta-analysis, and applied GRADE methodology to construct recommendations...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275338/rationale-and-design-of-the-violence-injury-and-trauma-observatory-vito-the-cape-town-vito-pilot-studies-protocol
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Ardil Jabar, Tolu Oni, Mark E Engel, Nemanja Cvetkovic, Richard Matzopoulos
The establishment of violence and injury observatories elsewhere has been found to reduce the burden within a relatively short period. Currently no integrated system exists in South Africa to provide collated data on violence, to allow for targeted interventions and routine monitoring and evaluation.This research seeks to identify if bringing multiple data sources, including but not limited to data from the South African Police Service (SAPS), Forensic Pathology Services (FPS), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and local hospital clinical databases, together are (1) feasible; (2) able to generate data for action, that is valid, reliable and robust and (3) able to lead to interventions...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222105/the-emergency-medical-service-microbiome
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Andrew J Hudson, Graeme D Glaister, Hans-Joachim Wieden
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel are an integral component of the healthcare framework and function to transport patients from various locations to and between care facilities. In addition to physical injury, EMS personnel are expected to be at high risk to acquire and transmit healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in the workplace. However, currently little is known about EMS biosafety risk factors and the epidemiological contribution of EMS to pathogen transmission within and outside of the healthcare sector...
December 8, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214900/injury-related-hospital-admission-of-female-firefighters-in-south-korea
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Ji Young Song, Min-Gi Kim, Yeon-Soon Ahn
PURPOSE: The main objective of this study was to ascertain whether injury related hospital admission in all South Korea female firefighters is greater than that in the general population. METHODS: To perform this comparison, the standardized admission ratios (SARs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated by person-years and mortality computation software. RESULTS: Compared to the general population, the SARs of overall injury (SAR =1...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203028/investigating-ethnic-minorities-perceptions-of-safety-climate-in-the-construction-industry
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Albert P C Chan, Francis K W Wong, Carol K H Hon, Sainan Lyu, Arshad Ali Javed
INTRODUCTION: An increasing number of ethnic minorities (EMs) have been employed in the construction industry to alleviate severe labor shortages in many countries. Unfortunately, statistics show that EMs have higher fatal and non-fatal occupational injury rates than their local counterparts. However, EMs are often underrepresented in safety climate (SC) research as they are difficult to reach and gauge their perception. A positive relationship has been widely found between SC and safety performance...
December 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197316/developing-a-mass-casualty-surge-capacity-protocol-for-emergency-medical-services-to-use-for-patient-distribution
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Samuel E Shartar, Brooks L Moore, Lori M Wood
OBJECTIVES: Metropolitan areas must be prepared to manage large numbers of casualties related to a major incident. Most US cities do not have adequate trauma center capacity to manage large-scale mass casualty incidents (MCIs). Creating surge capacity requires the distribution of casualties to hospitals that are not designated as trauma centers. Our objectives were to extrapolate MCI response research into operational objectives for MCI distribution plan development; formulate a patient distribution model based on research, hospital capacities, and resource availability; and design and disseminate a casualty distribution tool for use by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to distribute patients to the appropriate level of care...
December 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133262/911-emergency-medical-services-and-re-triage-to-level-i-trauma-centers
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Eric Kuncir, Dean Spencer, Kelly Feldman, Cristobal Barrios, Kenneth Miller, Stephanie Lush, Matthew Dolich, Michael Lekawa
BACKGROUND: Interfacility transfer of under-triaged patients to higher level trauma centers has been found to result in a delay of appropriate care and increase in mortality. To address this, for the last 10 years, our region has utilized 911 EMS paramedics for rapid re-triage of under-triaged patients to our institution's Level I trauma center. We sought to determine if utilizing 911 EMS for re-triage (911-RT) to our institution was associated with worse outcomes-with mortality as the primary outcome-compared to direct EMS transport from point of injury...
September 27, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129032/needlestick-injuries-among-emergency-medical-services-providers-in-urban-and-rural-areas
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Riyadh A Alhazmi, R David Parker, Sijin Wen
Through this study, we assessed the knowledge of EMS providers regarding needle stick injuries (NSIs) and examined differences by demographics. This cross-sectional study used a random sample of certified EMS providers in West Virginia. The survey consists of three sections: socio-demographic characteristics, whether or not got NSIs in the past 12 months, whether or not received needle stick training before. A total of 248 out of 522 (47.31%) EMS providers completed the survey. The majority of EMS providers (81...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Community Health
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/29102923/a-traumatic-tale-of-two-cities-does-ems-level-of-care-and-transportation-model-affect-survival-in-patients-with-trauma-at-level-1-trauma-centres-in-two-neighbouring-canadian-provinces
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Colin Rouse, Jefferson Hayre, James French, Jacqueline Fraser, Ian Watson, Susan Benjamin, Allison Chisholm, Beth Sealy, Mete Erdogan, Robert S Green, George Stoica, Paul Atkinson
BACKGROUND: Two distinct Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems exist in Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia operates an Advanced Emergency Medical System (AEMS) and New Brunswick operates a Basic Emergency Medical System (BEMS). We sought to determine if survival rates differed between the two systems. METHODS: This study examined patients with trauma who were transported directly to a level 1 trauma centre in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2013...
November 4, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094162/comparing-the-air-medical-prehospital-triage-score-with-current-practice-for-triage-of-injured-patients-to-helicopter-emergency-medical-services-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Joshua B Brown, Kenneth J Smith, Mark L Gestring, Matthew R Rosengart, Timothy R Billiar, Andrew B Peitzman, Jason L Sperry, Joel S Weissman
Importance: Little evidence exists to guide helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) triage, and current practice is inefficient. The Air Medical Prehospital Triage (AMPT) score was developed to identify patients most likely to benefit from HEMS compared with ground EMS. To our knowledge, no studies have evaluated the potential effect on costs and outcomes of a more targeted HEMS triage strategy, such as the AMPT score. Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of current practice compared with the AMPT score for HEMS scene triage of trauma patients...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048208/an-innovative-technique-of-transurethral-seminal-vesiculoscopy-with-ultrasonic-lithotripter-for-severe-persistent-hematospermia
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Wei Zhang, Guang'an Xiao, Shenfei Qin, Amanda B Reed-Maldonado, Jian Xu, Guanghua Chen, Lei Wang, Tie Zhou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transurethral seminal vesiculoscopy (TSV) provides an efficient approach to diagnose and treat the hematospermia but still need further improvement in manipulation and corresponding instruments. In this study, we develop an innovative technique with ultrasonic lithotripter (EMS) to treat severe, persistent hematospermia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of patients who underwent TSV with or without ultrasonic lithotripter between May 2012 and December 2015 was reviewed...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040241/barriers-to-implementation-of-recommendations-for-transport-of-children-in-ground-ambulances
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Rashida H Woods, Manish Shah, Cara Doughty, Anthony Gilchrest
OBJECTIVES: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released draft recommendations in 2010 on the safe transport of children in ground ambulances. The purpose of this study was to assess awareness of these guidelines among emergency medical service (EMS) agencies and to identify implementation barriers. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, anonymous online survey of 911-responding, ground transport EMS agencies in Texas. Demographics, modes of transport based on case scenarios, and barriers to implementation were assessed...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030647/the-diagnostic-reliability-of-the-quantitative-pivot-shift-evaluation-using-an-electromagnetic-measurement-system-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficiency-was-superior-to-those-of-the-accelerometer-and-ipad-image-analysis
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Toshikazu Tanaka, Yuichi Hoshino, Nobuaki Miyaji, Kazuyuki Ibaragi, Kyohei Nishida, Yuichiro Nishizawa, Daisuke Araki, Noriyuki Kanzaki, Takehiko Matsushita, Ryosuke Kuroda
PURPOSE: Several non-invasive devices have been developed to obtain quantitative assessment of the pivot-shift test in clinical setting using similar but diverse measurement parameters. However, the clinical usability of those measurements has yet to be closely investigated and compared. The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of three non-invasive measurement devices for the pivot-shift test. METHODS: Thirty patients with unilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury were enrolled...
October 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023218/out-of-hospital-pediatric-patient-safety-events-results-of-the-csi-chart-review
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Garth Meckler, Matthew Hansen, William Lambert, Kerth O'Brien, Caitlin Dickinson, Kathryn Dickinson, Joshua Van Otterloo, Jeanne-Marie Guise
OBJECTIVE: Studies of adult hospital patients have identified medical errors as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Little is known about the frequency and nature of pediatric patient safety events in the out-of-hospital setting. We sought to quantify pediatric patient safety events in EMS and identify patient, call, and care characteristics associated with potentially severe events. METHODS: As part of the Children's Safety Initiative -EMS, expert panels independently reviewed charts of pediatric critical ambulance transports in a metropolitan area over a three-year period...
October 12, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021725/prehospital-hydroxocobalamin-for-inhalation-injury-and-cyanide-toxicity-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-a-database-and-survey-of-ems-providers
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M V Purvis, H Rooks, J Young Lee, S Longerich, S A Kahn
Prehospital use of hydroxocobalamin as an antidote for cyanide toxicity, a serious complication of smoke inhalation, has yet to be universally adopted in the United States though its efficacy and safety have been demonstrated since 2006. The purpose of this study was to characterize practices of prehospital hydroxocobalamin administration via a survey of emergency medical services (EMS) and to report a case series from an EMS database to track use of hydroxocobalamin. The Fire Smoke Coalition Newsletter emailed a voluntary survey to EMS subscribers regarding hydroxocobalamin use...
June 30, 2017: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975247/association-of-prehospital-mode-of-transport-with-mortality-in-penetrating-trauma-a-trauma-system-level-assessment-of-private-vehicle-transportation-vs-ground-emergency-medical-services
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Michael W Wandling, Avery B Nathens, Michael B Shapiro, Elliott R Haut
Importance: Time to definitive care following injury is important to the outcomes of trauma patients. Prehospital trauma care is provided based on policies developed by individual trauma systems and is an important component of the care of injured patients. Given a paucity of systems-level trauma research, considerable variability exists in prehospital care policies across trauma systems, potentially affecting patient outcomes. Objective: To evaluate whether private vehicle prehospital transport confers a survival advantage vs ground emergency medical services (EMS) transport following penetrating injuries in urban trauma systems...
September 20, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974202/weaknesses-and-capacities-affecting-the-prehospital-emergency-care-for-victims-of-road-traffic-incidents-in-the-greater-kampala-metropolitan-area-a-cross-sectional-study
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Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Ali Ardalan, Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh, Amir Nejati, Owais Raza
BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital emergency care is a vital and integral component of health systems particularly in the resource constrained countries like Uganda. It can help to minimize deaths, injuries, morbidities, disabilities and trauma caused by the road traffic incidents (RTIs). This study identifies the weaknesses and capacities affecting the pre-hospital emergency care for the victims of RTIs in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the GKMA using a three-part structured questionnaire...
October 3, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956669/prehospital-pain-management-disparity-by-age-and-race
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Hilary A Hewes, Mengtao Dai, N Clay Mann, Tanya Baca, Peter Taillac
IMPORTANCE: Historically, pain management in the prehospital setting, specifically pediatric pain management, has been inadequate despite many EMS (emergency medical services) transports related to traumatic injury with pain noted as a symptom. The National Emergency Services Information System (NEMSIS) database offers the largest national repository of prehospital data, and can be used to assess current patterns of EMS pain management across the country. OBJECTIVES: To analyze prehospital management of pain using NEMSIS data, and to assess if variables such as patient age and/or race/ethnicity are associated with disparity in pain treatment...
September 28, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
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