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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345677/relationships-of-work-related-psychosocial-risks-stress-individual-factors-and-burnout-questionnaire-survey-among-emergency-physicians-and-nurses
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Ivana M Ilić, Mirjana Ž Arandjelović, Jovica M Jovanović, Milkica M Nešić
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial risks represent a great challenge for safety and health protection at work in Europe. The purpose of this study has been to determine the relationships of psychosocial risks arising from work, stress, personal characteristics and burnout among physicians and nurses in the Emergency Medical Service (EMS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study based on a questionnaire survey which contained the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) and Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI)...
March 24, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341188/features-of-hospital-and-emergency-medical-service-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-with-shockable-rhythm
#2
Shang-Li Tsai, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Chien-Hsiung Huang, I-Shiang Tzeng, Chan-Wei Kuo, Yi-Ming Weng, Cheng-Yu Chien
OBJECTIVE: Predicting the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients is crucial. We examined hospital characteristics and parameters of emergency medical service (including scene time interval and direct ambulance delivery to intensive heart hospitals) as survival or outcome predictors. STUDY DESIGN: Data from 546 consecutive OHCA shockable patients treated between January 2012 and December 2015 in Taoyuan City (Taiwan, ROC) were collected. In addition to demographic data, location of arrest, initial rhythm, availability of a hospital with or without 24/7 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), emergency medical service (EMS) time, provision of cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a bystander, presence of a witness at collapse, and level of life support were analysed...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341087/the-impact-of-a-pediatric-emergency-department-facility-verification-system-on-pediatric-mortality-rates-in-arizona
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Amber Rice, Jennifer Dudek, Toni Gross, Tomi St Mars, Dale Woolridge
BACKGROUND: The Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Program, as well as the Institute of Medicine report on pediatric emergency care, encourages recognition of emergency departments (EDs) through categorization and verification systems. Although pediatric verification programs are associated with greater pediatric readiness, clinical outcome data have been lacking to track the effects and patient-centered outcomes by implementing such programs. OBJECTIVE: To describe pediatric mortality rates prior to and after implementation of a pediatric emergency facility verification system in Arizona...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339320/basic-life-support-access-to-injectable-epinephrine-across-the-united-states
#4
Ian D Brasted, Michael W Dailey
BACKGROUND:  Aggressive epinephrine administration has growing support in the treatment of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers are frequently in a position to provide the first care to someone experiencing an anaphylactic reaction. Intramuscular injection of epinephrine is the definitive pharmacologic treatment for many associated symptoms. While easy to use, epinephrine autoinjectors (EAI) are prohibitively expensive, having increased in price ten-fold in ten years...
March 24, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337350/seat-belt-compression-appendicitis-following-motor-vehicle-collision
#5
Muhammad Faisal Khilji, Qazi Zia Ullah
Appendicitis and trauma both present in emergency department commonly but their presentation together in the same patient is unusual. We present a case of a middle-aged man brought by emergency medical services (EMS) to the emergency department with complaints of abdominal pain after he was involved in motor vehicle collision. He was perfectly fine before the accident. His primary survey was normal. Secondary survey revealed tenderness in right iliac fossa with seat belt mark overlying it. Computerized tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis was performed which showed 8 mm thickening of appendix with minimal adjacent fat stranding...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336019/endotracheal-cuff-pressure-changes-during-helicopter-transport-a-systematic-review
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Ashleigh J Delorenzo, Matthew Shepherd, Paul A Jennings
OBJECTIVE: Cuff pressures are important in ventilated patients undergoing helicopter transport. An altitude-related increase in endotracheal tube (ETT) intracuff pressure has been shown in simulated hypobaric environments, model tracheas, and animal studies and may not accurately reflect in vivo pressures. The aim of this study was to determine if ETT intracuff pressure increases above the critical perfusion pressure of the trachea in ventilated patients during helicopter transport. METHODS: Ovid Medline, CINAHL, Embase, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library were searched from their commencement to January 29, 2016...
March 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336017/weather-webcam-system-for-the-safety-of-helicopter-emergency-medical-services-in-miyazaki-japan
#7
Katsuhiro Kanemaru, Robert Katzer, Syu Hanato, Koji Nakamura, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Hidenobu Ochiai
OBJECTIVE: In Japan, the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) system was initiated in 2001 and introduced to Miyazaki Prefecture in 2012. Mountainous areas occupy 88% of Miyazaki's land area, and HEMS flights can be subject to the effects of weather. Therefore, ensuring safety in changing weather conditions is a necessity for HEMS. METHODS: The weather webcam system (WWS) was established to observe the meteorological conditions in 29 locations. Assessments of the probability of a flight based on conventional data including a weather chart provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency and meteorological reports provided by the Miyazaki Airport were compared with the assessment based on the combination of the information obtained from the WWS and the conventional data...
March 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326628/incidence-recurrence-and-cost-of-hyperglycaemic-crises-requiring-emergency-treatment-in-andalusia-spain
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R J Barranco, F Gomez-Peralta, C Abreu, M Delgado-Rodriguez, A Moreno-Carazo, F Romero, M A de la Cal, J M Barranco, F J Pasquel, G E Umpierrez
AIMS: Hyperglycaemic crises (diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state) are medical emergencies in people with diabetes. We aimed to determine their incidence, recurrence and economic impact. METHODS: An observational study of hyperglycaemic crises cases using the database maintained by the out-of-hospital emergency service, the Healthcare Emergency Public Service (EPES) during 2012. The EPES provides emergency medical services to the total population of Andalusia, Spain (8...
March 22, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323083/new-signs-to-encourage-the-use-of-automated-external-defibrillators-by-the-lay-public
#9
Christopher M Smith, Michael C Colquhoun, Marc Samuels, Mark Hodson, Sarah Mitchell, Judy O'Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: Public Access Defibrillation - the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) by lay bystanders before the arrival of Emergency Medical Services - is an important strategy in delivering prompt defibrillation to victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and can greatly improve survival rates. Such public-access AEDs are used rarely: one barrier might be poor understanding and content of current signage to indicate their presence. The aim of this project was to develop a sign, with public consultation, that better indicated the function of an AED, and an associated poster to encourage its use...
March 18, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323081/prevalence-of-advance-directives-and-impact-on-advanced-life-support-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-victims
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Paul-Georges Reuter, Jean-Marc Agostinucci, Philippe Bertrand, Géraldine Gonzalez, Carla De Stefano, Brigitte Hennequin, Pierre Nadiras, Didier Biens, Hervé Hubert, Pierre-Yves Gueugniaud, Frédéric Adnet, Frédéric Lapostolle
AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of advance directives and their impact on the management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) victims. METHODS: We analyzed data extracted from the French national registry of adult OHCA patients (RéAC). The data concerned the emergency medical services (EMS) of a Paris suburb over the period 01/01/2013 to 30/11/2015. The primary endpoint was the prevalence of advance directives. Secondary endpoints were the characteristics of the population, of cardiac arrest, and of basic life support as well as outcomes in patients with or without advance directives...
March 17, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317095/evaluating-helicopter-emergency-medical-missions-a-reliability-study-of-the-hems-benefit-and-naca-scores
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L Raatiniemi, J Liisanantti, M Tommila, S Moilanen, P Ohtonen, M Martikainen, V Voipio, J Reitala, T Iirola
BACKGROUND: The benefits of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and dispatch accuracy are continuously debated, and a widely accepted score to measure the benefits of the mission is lacking. The HEMS Benefit Score (HBS) has been used in Finnish helicopter emergency medical services, but studies are lacking. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) score is widely used to measure the severity of illness or injury in the pre-hospital setting, but it has many critics due to its subjectivity...
March 19, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315728/can-ambulance-telephone-triage-using-nhs-pathways-accurately-identify-paediatric-cardiac-arrest
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Charles D Deakin, Simon England, Debbie Diffey, Ian Maconochie
BACKGROUND: Most out-of-hospital paediatric cardiac arrests (CA) are not identified until a call is made to the emergency medical services. Accurate identification increases overall survival by enabling immediate ambulance dispatch and delivery of bystander CPR. European ambulance services use a variety of didactic telephone scripts to interrogate the caller and rapidly identify paediatric CA. The performance of these scripts has not been reported. This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the NHS Pathways as a telephone triage tool to identify patients less than 16 years age in cardiac arrest...
March 15, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302424/external-validation-of-the-universal-termination-of-resuscitation-rule-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-british-columbia
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Brian Grunau, John Taylor, Frank X Scheuermeyer, Robert Stenstrom, William Dick, Takahisa Kawano, David Barbic, Ian Drennan, Jim Christenson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The Universal Termination of Resuscitation Rule (TOR Rule) was developed to identify out-of-hospital cardiac arrests eligible for field termination of resuscitation, avoiding futile transportation to the hospital. The validity of the rule in emergency medical services (EMS) systems that do not routinely transport out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to the hospital is unknown. We seek to validate the TOR Rule in British Columbia. METHODS: This study included consecutive, nontraumatic, adult, out-of-hospital cardiac arrests treated by EMS in British Columbia from April 2011 to September 2015...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297003/bystander-defibrillation-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-public-vs-residential-locations
#14
Steen Møller Hansen, Carolina Malta Hansen, Fredrik Folke, Shahzleen Rajan, Kristian Kragholm, Linda Ejlskov, Gunnar Gislason, Lars Køber, Thomas A Gerds, Søren Hjortshøj, Freddy Lippert, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Mads Wissenberg
Importance: Bystander-delivered defibrillation (hereinafter referred to as bystander defibrillation) of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) remains limited despite the widespread dissemination of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Objective: To examine calendar changes in bystander defibrillation and subsequent survival according to a public or a residential location of the cardiac arrest after nationwide initiatives in Denmark to facilitate bystander-mediated resuscitative efforts, including bystander defibrillation...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291495/an-assessment-of-national-emt-certification-among-enlisted-military-medics
#15
Stephen Harper, Remle Crowe, Melissa Bentley, Chetan Kharod, Benjamin Walrath
BACKGROUND: Navy Hospital Corpsmen (HMs) are the Navy equivalent to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) both in-garrison and on the battlefield. In 2000, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Agenda for the Future highlighted the need for a single certification agency to provide consistent evaluation of entry level competence for each nationally recognized EMS provider level. Administered by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT), National EMT Certification is currently utilized by 46 states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and six federal organizations as part of their processes for granting licensure...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291494/military-emergency-medical-service-system-assessment-application-of-the-national-park-service-needs-assessment-and-program-audit-to-objectively-evaluate-the-military-ems-system-of-okinawa-japan
#16
Elliot M Ross, Stephen A Harper, Cord Cunningham, Benjamin D Walrath, Gerard DeMers, Chetan U Kharod
INTRODUCTION: As part of a Military Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system process improvement initiative, the authors sought to objectively evaluate the U.S. military EMS system for the island of Okinawa. They applied a program evaluation tool currently utilized by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS). METHODS: A comprehensive needs assessment was conducted to evaluate the current Military EMS system in Okinawa, Japan. The NPS EMS Program Audit Worksheet was used to get an overall "score" of our assessment...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289037/the-barriers-associated-with-emergency-medical-service-use-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-awareness-and-influence-of-an-australian-public-mass-media-campaign
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Susie Cartledge, Judith Finn, Lahn Straney, Phillip Ngu, Dion Stub, Harry Patsamanis, James Shaw, Janet Bray
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical services (EMS) transport to hospital is recommended in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) guidelines, but only half of patients with ACS currently use EMS. The recent Australian Warning Signs campaign conducted by the Heart Foundation addressed some of the known barriers against using EMS. Our aim was to examine the influence of awareness of the campaign on these barriers in patients with ACS. METHODS: Interviews were conducted with patients admitted to an Australian tertiary hospital between July 2013 and April 2014 with a diagnosis of ACS...
March 13, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288774/intravenous-vs-intraosseous-access-and-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-during-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Brian Clemency, Kaori Tanaka, Paul May, Johanna Innes, Sara Zagroba, Jacqueline Blaszak, David Hostler, Derek Cooney, Kevin McGee, Heather Lindstrom
INTRODUCTION: Guidelines endorse intravenous (IV) and intraosseous (IO) medication administration for cardiac arrest treatment. Limited clinical evidence supports this recommendation. A multiagency, retrospective study was performed to determine the association between parenteral access type and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in out of hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: This was a structured, retrospective chart review of emergency medical services (EMS) records from three agencies...
February 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285483/a-perspective-on-the-potential-for-battlefield-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta
#19
Ryan M Knight
Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) has a place in civilian trauma centers in the United States, and British physicians performed the first prehospital REBOA, proving the concept viable for civilian emergency medical service. Can this translate into battlefield REBOA to stop junctional hemorrhage and extend "golden hour" rings in combat? If yes, at what level is this procedure best suited and what does it entail? This author's perspective, after treating patients on the battlefield and during rotary wing evacuation, is that REBOA may have a place in prehospital resuscitation but patient and provider selection are paramount...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280734/saving-the-on-scene-time-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-the-registered-nurses-role-and-performance-in-emergency-medical-service-teams
#20
Ming-Wei Lin, Che-Yu Wu, Chih-Long Pan, Zhong Tian, Jyh-Horng Wen, Jet-Chau Wen
For out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients, every second is vital for their life. Shortening the prehospital time is a challenge to emergency medical service (EMS) experts. This study focuses on the on-scene time evaluation of the registered nurses (RNs) participating in already existing EMS teams, in order to explore their role and performance in different EMS cases. In total, 1247 cases were separated into trauma and nontrauma cases. The nontrauma cases were subcategorized into OHCA (NT-O), critical (NT-C), and noncritical (NT-NC) cases, whereas the trauma cases were subcategorized into collar-and-spinal board fixation (T-CS), fracture fixation (T-F), and general trauma (T-G) cases...
2017: BioMed Research International
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