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Craig D Newgard, Rongwei Fu, Eileen Bulger, Jerris R Hedges, N Clay Mann, Dagan A Wright, David P Lehrfeld, Carol Shields, Gregory Hoskins, Craig Warden, Lynn Wittwer, Jennifer N B Cook, Michael Verkest, William Conway, Stephanie Somerville, Matthew Hansen
Importance: Despite a large rural US population, there are potential differences between rural and urban regions in the processes and outcomes following trauma. Objectives: To describe and evaluate rural vs urban processes of care, injury severity, and mortality among injured patients served by 9-1-1 emergency medical services (EMS). Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a preplanned secondary analysis of a prospective cohort enrolled from January 1 through December 31, 2011, and followed up through hospitalization...
October 12, 2016: JAMA Surgery
E Brooke Lerner, Amy L Drendel, Jeremy T Cushman, Mohamed Badawy, Manish N Shah, Clare E Guse, Arthur Cooper
BACKGROUND: There is limited research on how well the American College of Surgeons/Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients assist EMS providers in identifying children who need the resources of a trauma center. OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of the Physiologic Criteria (Step 1) of the Field Triage Guidelines in identifying injured children who need the resources of a trauma center. METHODS: EMS providers who transported injured children 15 years and younger to pediatric trauma centers in 3 mid-sized cities were interviewed regarding patient demographics and the presence or absence of each of the Field Triage Guidelines criteria...
October 6, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Todd Chassee, Diann Reischmann, Michael Mancera, John D Hoyle
BACKGROUND: Prehospital pediatric drug dosing errors affect 56,000 U.S. children annually. An accurate weight is the first step in accurate dosing. To date, the accuracy of Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) obtained weights has not been evaluated. We hypothesized that EMD could obtain accurate pediatric weights. METHODS: We used a convenience sample of patients 12 years and younger that were transported by EMS to one children's hospital. EMD obtained patient weight (DW) from the 9-1-1 caller...
September 30, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Mira Hleyhel, Stéphanie Goujon, Jeanne Sibiude, Stephane Blanche, Josiane Warszawski
Ethyl methyl sulfone (EMS) contained in nelfinavir between 2007 and 2008 accidentally exposed embryos and fetuses to a powerful mutagen. We report data for 101 HIV-uninfected children exposed in utero included in the French prospective national cohort. The incidence of malformation was similar to that in the cohort as a whole with different drug exposures; no children had developed cancer after 9 years of follow up.
September 20, 2016: AIDS
Katherine Remick, Christopher Redgate, Daniel Ostermayer, Amy H Kaji, Marianne Gausche-Hill
OBJECTIVE: Many Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) protocols require point-of-care blood glucose testing (BGT) for any pediatric patient who presents with seizure or altered level of conscious. Few data describe the diagnostic yield of BGT when performed on all pediatric seizures regardless of presenting mental status. We analyzed a large single center dataset of pediatric patients presenting with prehospital seizures to determine the prevalence of hypoglycemic seizures and the utility of repeat BGT in the emergency department (ED)...
September 16, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Matthew Hansen, William Loker, Craig Warden
INTRODUCTION: The association between geographic factors, including transport distance, and pediatric emergency medical services (EMS) run clustering on out-of-hospital pediatric endotracheal intubation is unclear. The objective of this study was to determine if endotracheal intubation procedures are more likely to occur at greater distances from the hospital and near clusters of pediatric calls. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study including all EMS runs for patients less than 18 years of age from 2008 to 2014 in a geographically large and diverse Oregon county that includes densely populated urban areas near Portland and remote rural areas...
September 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Ki Ok Ahn, Do Kyun Kim, Young Ho Kwak
OBJECTIVE: We studied the effect of a dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program on paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) outcomes by age groups. METHODS: All emergency medical services (EMS)-treated paediatric OHCAs in Korea were enrolled between 2012 and 2014, excluding cases witnessed by EMS providers and those with unknown outcomes. The cases were divided into three groups: bystander CPR with dispatcher assistance, bystander CPR without dispatcher assistance, and no-bystander CPR...
August 31, 2016: Resuscitation
Ericka L Fink, David K Prince, Jonathan R Kaltman, Dianne L Atkins, Michael Austin, Craig Warden, Jamie Hutchison, Mohamud Daya, Scott Goldberg, Heather Herren, Janice A Tijssen, James Christenson, Christian Vaillancourt, Ronna Miller, Robert H Schmicker, Clifton W Callaway
AIM: Outcomes for pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are poor. Our objective was to determine temporal trends in incidence and mortality for pediatric OHCA. METHODS: Adjusted incidence and hospital mortality rates of pediatric non-traumatic OHCA patients from 2007-2012 were analyzed using the 9 region Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium-Epidemiological Registry (ROC-Epistry) database. Children were divided into 4 age groups: perinatal (<3 days), infants (3days-1year), children (1-11 years), and adolescents (12-19 years)...
October 2016: Resuscitation
Lorin R Browne, Manish I Shah, Jonathan R Studnek, Daniel G Ostermayer, Stacy Reynolds, Clare E Guse, David C Brousseau, E Brooke Lerner
BACKGROUND: The National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians' (NAEMSP) Position Statement on Prehospital Pain Management and the joint National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Evidence-based Guideline for Prehospital Analgesia in Trauma aim to improve the recognition, assessment, and treatment of prehospital pain. The impact of implementation of these guidelines on pain management in children by emergency medical services (EMS) agencies has not been assessed...
July 13, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Jennifer Y Lo, Lloyd Y Tani, Miles Christensen, Xiaoming Sheng, Jason Clawson, Shaji C Menon
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate outcomes after pediatric out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary interventions (CPIs) by emergency medical services (EMS). METHODS: Children (age, ≤18 years) who received CPI by EMS from 2001 to 2008 were identified from the Utah Department of Health. Cardiopulmonary intervention was defined as oxygenation, ventilation or CPR, and transport to a hospital by EMS. Univariate and multivariable regression analyses evaluated associations between potential predictors and outcomes (death and new neurologic dysfunction)...
June 1, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Andrew T Catherine, Robert P Olympia
OBJECTIVES: To determine the etiology of emergency medical services (EMS) activations in 2011 to public buildings, places of recreation or sport, and health care facilities involving children aged 5 to 18 years in Pennsylvania. METHODS: Electronic records documenting 2011 EMS activations as provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Bureau of EMS were reviewed. Data elements (demographics, dispatch complaint, mechanism of injury, primary assessment) from patients aged 5 to 18 years involved in an EMS response call originating from either a public building, a place of recreation and sport, or health care facility were analyzed...
June 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Mauricio A Escobar, Carolynn J Morris
BACKGROUND: The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) view over- and undertriage rates based on trauma team activation (TTA) criteria as surrogate markers for quality trauma patient care. Undertriage occurs when classifying patients as not needing a TTA when they do. Over-triage occurs when a TTA is unnecessarily activated. ACS-COT recommends undertriage <5% and overtriage 25-35%. We sought to improve the under-triage and over-triage rates at our Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by updating our outdated trauma team activation criteria in an evidence-based fashion to better identify severely injured children and improving adherance to following established trauma team activation criteria...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Stephan Huber, Moritz Crönlein, Francesca von Matthey, Marc Hanschen, Fritz Seidl, Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Peter Biberthaler, Rolf Lefering, Stefan Huber-Wagner
BACKGROUND: The effects of private transportation (PT) to definitive trauma care in comparison to transportation using Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have so far been addressed by a few studies, with some of them finding a beneficial effect on survival. The aim of the current study was to investigate epidemiology, pre- and in-hospital times as well as outcomes in patients after PT as compared to EMS recorded in the TraumaRegister DGU®. METHODS: All patients in the database of the TraumaRegister DGU® (TR-DGU) from participating European trauma centers treated in 2009 to 2013 with available data on the mode of transportation, ISS ≥ 4 and ICU treatment were included in the study...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Pierre Demaret, Frédéric Lebrun, Philippe Devos, Caroline Champagne, Roland Lemaire, Isabelle Loeckx, Marie Messens, André Mulder
UNLABELLED: This study aims to describe the pediatric physician-staffed EMS missions at a national level and to compare the pediatric and the adult EMS missions. Using a national database, we analyzed 254,812 interventions including 15,294 (6 %) pediatric emergencies. Less children than adults received an intravenous infusion (52.7 versus 77.1 %, p < 0.001), but the intra-osseous access was used more frequently in children (1.3 versus 0.8 %, p < 0.001). More children than adults benefited from a therapeutic immobilization (16...
July 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Edao Sado, Alemu Sufa
BACKGROUND: Essential medicines (EMs) are those medicines which satisfy the priority health care needs of the population. Although it is a fundamental human right, access to essential medicines has been a big challenge in developing countries particularly for children. WHO recommends assessing the current situations on availability and affordability of EMs as the first step towards enhancing access to them. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess access to EMs for children based on availability, affordability, and price...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
Manish I Shah, John M Carey, Sarah E Rapp, Marina Masciale, Wendy B Alcanter, Juan A Mondragon, Elizabeth A Camp, Samuel J Prater, Cara B Doughty
BACKGROUND: A simulation-based course, Pediatric Simulation Training for Emergency Prehospital Providers (PediSTEPPs), was developed to optimize pediatric prehospital care. Seizures are common in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and no studies have evaluated pediatric outcomes after EMS simulation training. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine if PediSTEPPs enhances seizure protocol adherence in blood glucose measurement and midazolam administration for seizing children...
July 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Matthew Hansen, Kerth O'Brien, Garth Meckler, Anna Marie Chang, Jeanne-Marie Guise
Mixed methods research has significant potential to broaden the scope of emergency care and specifically emergency medical services investigation. Mixed methods studies involve the coordinated use of qualitative and quantitative research approaches to gain a fuller understanding of practice. By combining what is learnt from multiple methods, these approaches can help to characterise complex healthcare systems, identify the mechanisms of complex problems such as medical errors and understand aspects of human interaction such as communication, behaviour and team performance...
July 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Trisha Anest, Sarah Stewart de Ramirez, Kamna S Balhara, Peter Hodkinson, Lee Wallis, Bhakti Hansoti
INTRODUCTION: Low and middle income countries bear a disproportionate burden of paediatric morbidity and mortality. South Africa, a middle income country, has unacceptably high mortality in children less than 5 years of age. Many factors that contribute to the child mortality rate are time sensitive and require efficient access to emergency care. Delays and barriers within the emergency medical services (EMS) system increase paediatric morbidity and mortality from time sensitive illnesses...
August 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Craig D Newgard, Brittany J Sanchez, Eileen M Bulger, Karen J Brasel, Adam Byers, Jason E Buick, Kellie L Sheehan, Frank X Guyette, Richard V King, Jorge Mena-Munoz, Joseph P Minei, Robert H Schmicker
OBJECTIVES: Relatively little is known about the context and location of firearm injury events. Using a prospective cohort of trauma patients, we describe and compare severe firearm injury events to other violent and nonviolent injury mechanisms regarding incident location, proximity to home, time of day, spatial clustering, and outcomes. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort of injured children and adults with hypotension or Glasgow Coma Scale score ≤ 8, injured by one of four primary injury mechanisms (firearm, stabbing, assault, and motor vehicle collision [MVC]) who were transported by emergency medical services to a Level I or II trauma center in 10 regions of the United States and Canada from January 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011...
May 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Beech Burns, Matthew L Hansen, Stacy Valenzuela, Caitlin Summers, Joshua Van Otterloo, Barbara Skarica, Craig Warden, Jeanne-Marie Guise
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 25.5 million pediatric patients are treated in Emergency Departments around the United States annually. Roughly 7% of these patients are transported by ambulance; of these, approximately 7% arrive in ambulances running red lights and sirens (RLS). Compared to those transporting without RLS, emergency vehicles employing RLS are involved in more accidents and are associated with more fatalities. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the use of RLS in pediatric transports and identify factors associated with unnecessary use of RLS...
May 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
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