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EMT, Emergency Medicine, EMS, Paramedic

Joshua Bucher, Colleen Donovan, Jonathan McCoy
BACKGROUND: Free open access to medical education (FOAM, #FOAM) is the free availability of educational materials on various medicine topics. We hope to evaluate the use of social media and FOAM by emergency medical services (EMS) providers. METHODS: We designed an online survey distributed to EMS providers with questions about demographics and social media/FOAM use by providers. The survey was sent to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) EMS Listserv of medical directors and was asked to be distributed to their respective agencies...
May 24, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
Nathan Cleveland, Christopher Colwell, Erica Douglass, Emily Hopkins, Jason S Haukoos
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether emergency physicians (EPs) and prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) personnel differ in their assessment of motor vehicle crash (MVC) severity and the potential for serious injury when viewing crash scene photographs. METHODS: Attending and resident EPs, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) from a single emergency medicine system used a web-based survey platform to rate the severity of 100 crash photographs on a 10-point Likert scale (Crash Score) and the potential for serious injury on a 0-100% scale (Injury Score)...
July 2014: Prehospital Emergency Care
Nobuyuki Suzuki
Although the introduction of t-PA (tissue plasminogen activator) was considered radical treatment for acute cerebral ischemic disease, the actual number of cases for such administration was limited in Japan for many reasons; one such reason was related to the ability of EMT (emergency medical technician) paramedics to transport patients to the proper hospital for treatment within 2 hours of onset. From this point of view, the Committee of the Prehospital Stroke Life Support (PSLS) of the Japanese Society for Emergency Medicine (JSEM) developed an original standard for prehospital treatment of stroke...
February 2010: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
Timothy Jang, George D Kryder, Douglas Char, Randy Howell, Joseph Primrose, David Tan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the religious spirituality of EMS personnel and their perception of the spiritual needs of ambulance patients. METHODS: Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics presenting to an urban, academic emergency department (ED) were asked to complete a three-part survey relating to demographics, personal practices, and perceived patient needs. Their responses were compared to those of ambulance patients presenting to an ED during a previous study period and administered a similar survey...
October 2004: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Thomas M Dunn, Alice Dalton, Todd Dorfman, William W Dunn
OBJECTIVE: To be a first step in determining whether emergency medicine technician (EMT)-Basics are capable of using a protocol that allows for selective immobilization of the cervical spine. Such protocols are coming into use at an advanced life support level and could be beneficial when used by basic life support providers. METHOD: A convenience sample of participants (n=95) from 11 emergency medical services agencies and one college class participated in the study...
April 2004: Prehospital Emergency Care
Bryan E Bledsoe
This is an exciting time to be involved in EMS. EMTs and paramedics can derive a great deal of satisfaction by assuring that they have offered their patients the best care available, based not only on their personal expertise, but also on ample external scientific evidence. EBM is a sound and fairly simple way to merge the two. Take your prehospital practice to the next level--give evidence-based medicine a try.
January 2003: Emergency Medical Services
Fernando L Benitez, Paul E Pepe
To some extent or another, physicians have been involved in emergency medical services (EMS) systems in North America for decades. Over the years, physicians from different specialties have been involved with EMS, occasionally as full-time or part-time employees of the EMS system but more often on a voluntary or small contractual basis. Regardless of the employment relationship, most states and provinces now require by statute that each EMS system, particularly those providing advanced life support (ALS) services, have a designated EMS medical director...
December 2002: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Robert G Nixon
Millions of dollars are spent annually on over-the-counter herbal remedies. While most of these self-administered cures are benign, some may pose a problem for EMS professionals, either through inherent adverse effects or interactions with prescription medications. This article has highlighted several of the more popular herbal remedies and given brief information about the typical problems that EMTs and paramedics may encounter in the field.
August 2002: Emergency Medical Services
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
S J Weiss, A A Ernst, D Blanton, D Sewell, T G Nick
The objective of this study was to determine levels of knowledge regarding domestic violence (DV), and the effectiveness of formal instruction about DV. A general knowledge survey of DV was given before and approximately 4 to 6 months after 3 hours of instruction given by Emergency Medicine and Law Enforcement faculty. A Emergency medical service (EMS) consisting of 73% paramedic-level providers in a metropolitan urban/suburban area. Differences in DV knowledge before and after the instruction were the main outcome measures...
March 2000: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
J Ahrens, R Morando, W McKenna, R Beilfuss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1976: Emergency Medical Services
G Kroesen, M Baubin, A Schinnerl
The emergency medical systems (EMS) in Europe are of a high quality partly due to the presence of an emergency doctor at the scene. In those countries without emergency doctors in the field, the emergency medical technicians (EMT) are allowed by law to carry out medical interventions due to their special education including more than 2000 hrs of first aid training (paramedics). The efficiency of the EMS is essentially improved by the presence of paramedics, especially in connection with the increasing frequency of cardiac arrests due to the high incidence of cardiovascular disorders...
1994: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
M F Boyle, M A Eilers, R L Hunt, J Krohmer, G C Hamilton
Emergency Medical Services are an area of special interest in emergency medicine. Many emergency physicians are called upon to direct, train, or manage emergency medical services. Residents training in emergency medicine have a need for a defined curriculum in emergency medical services. Residency training should provide a basic foundation in EMS including on- and off-line medical control, medicolegal aspects, communications, disaster management, and EMS history, structure, and function. The resident must gain experience through on-scene observation, EMT/Paramedic education, medical direction, and quality assurance activities...
November 1990: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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