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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538247/the-positive-predictive-value-of-an-ambulance-prealert-for-stroke-and-transient-ischaemic-attack
#1
Craig W Brown, Mary J Macleod
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic options for ischaemic stroke, such as thrombolysis or thrombectomy, are time sensitive. Multiple innovations have been established to reduce the symptom-to-needle time. One such innovation is the prealerting of emergency department (ED) or stroke unit staff by prehospital personnel of suspected stroke patients. The diagnosis of stroke can sometimes be difficult, with stroke mimics being a recognized issue. The prealert mobilizes ED, stroke and imaging personnel, which, for a true-positive, improves door-to-needle times...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513414/-prehospital-triage-in-trauma-patients-ambulance-care-and-deployment-of-a-mobile-medical-team
#2
M van Heijl, D den Hartog
- The prehospital trauma triage system consisting of regional ambulance services and overarching availability of mobile medical teams, the level criteria for trauma centres and in-hospital care for trauma patients are well-organised in the Netherlands.- However, the quality of prehospital triage in the Netherlands is inadequate at the moment, with an average under-triage rate of more than 30%. There is, thus, much room for improvement in the quality of prehospital triage.- Research in this area is now taking off, partly because of the arrival of a new quality indicator from the Netherlands National Health Care Institute, which states that at least 90% of multiple-trauma patients should be primarily taken to a level 1 trauma centre...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510997/impact-of-m-health-application-used-by-community-health-volunteers-on-improving-utilization-of-maternal-newborn-and-child-health-care-services-in-a-rural-area-of-uttar-pradesh-india
#3
Shankar Prinja, Ruby Nimesh, Aditi Gupta, Pankaj Bahuguna, Madhu Gupta, Jarnail Singh Thakur
OBJECTIVE: To raise the quality of counselling by community health volunteers resulting in improved uptake of maternal, neonatal and child health services (MNCH), an m-health application was introduced under a project named 'Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND)' in district Kaushambi in India. We report the impact of this project on coverage of key MNCH services. METHODS: A pre and post quasi-experimental design was undertaken to assess the impact of intervention...
May 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506282/under-triage-in-telephone-consultation-is-related-to-non-normative-symptom-description-and-interpersonal-communication-a-mixed-methods-study
#4
Hejdi Gamst-Jensen, Freddy K Lippert, Ingrid Egerod
BACKGROUND: Telephone consultation and triage are used to limit the workload on emergency departments. Lack of visual cues and clinical tests put telephone consultations to a disadvantage compared to face-to-face consultations increasing the risk of under-triage. Under-triage occurs in telephone triage; however why under-triage happens is not explored yet. The aim of the study was to describe situations of under-triage in context, to assess the quality of under-triaged calls, and to identify communication patterns contributing to under-triage in a regional OOH service in the capital region of Denmark...
May 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501815/can-the-prehospital-national-early-warning-score-identify-patients-most-at-risk-from-subsequent-deterioration
#5
Joanna Shaw, Rachael T Fothergill, Sophie Clark, Fionna Moore
INTRODUCTION: The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) aids the early recognition of those at risk of becoming critically ill. NEWS has been recommended for use by ambulance services, but very little work has been undertaken to date to determine its suitability. This paper examines whether a prehospital NEWS derived from ambulance service clinical observations is associated with the hospital ED disposition. METHODS: Prehospital NEWS was retrospectively calculated from the ambulance service clinical records of 287 patients who were treated by the ambulance service and transported to hospital...
May 13, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499678/saving-lives-for-35-years-sentara-nightingale-looks-forward
#6
Dale Gauding
The Nightingale Regional air Ambulance program, operated by Norfolk, VA-based not-for-profit Sentara Healthcare, is marking its 35th year of operation in 2017, having surpassed 20,000 safe flights. Looking ahead, the program is adding IFR capabilities, designated landing zones to rendezvous with EMS partners and clinical training in a simulation lab, and collaborating with cardiac and neurology services to provide quicker interventions for STEMI and stroke patients at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
May 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498220/patient-presentations-and-medical-logistics-at-full-and-half-ironman-distance-triathlons
#7
Sheila A Turris, Adam Lund, Ron R Bowles, Michael Camporese, Tom Green
We describe logistical challenges, illness/injury rates, as well as medical and ambulance transfer rates (ATR) at an annual large-scale half/full triathlon in a remote location. Prospective observational study; registry data. Data on patient presentation rates, percentage of patients transferred by ambulance, transfer to hospital rates (TTHR), ATR, and medical usage rates were collected and analyzed. In total, 1923 athletes participated in the 2016 triathlon (1404 in the full-length race and 519 in the half) and 181 patient encounters were documented...
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497763/-on-air-ambulance-services-editorial
#8
Bjorn Gunnarsson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495830/establishing-recommendations-for-stroke-systems-in-the-thrombectomy-era-the-upstate-new-york-stakeholder-proceedings
#9
Zainab Magdon-Ismail, Curtis Benesch, Jeremy T Cushman, Ian Brissette, Andrew M Southerland, Ethan S Brandler, Cemal B Sozener, Sue Flor, Roseanne Hemmitt, Kathleen Wales, Krystal Parrigan, Steven R Levine
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Department of Health Stroke Coverdell Program convened a stakeholder meeting in upstate NY to develop recommendations to enhance stroke systems for acute large vessel occlusion. METHODS: Prehospital, hospital, and Department of Health leadership were invited (n=157). Participants provided goals/concerns and developed recommendations for prehospital triage and interfacility transport, rating each using a 3-level impact (A [high], B, and C [low]) and implementation feasibility (1 [high], 2, and 3 [low]) scale...
May 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494674/should-nurses-receive-formal-commendations
#10
Mike Parker
On 22 March news broke that an incident had occurred at the Palace of Westminster in London. The Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service responded and, as details emerged, it became clear there had been a terrorist attack.
May 12, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494665/remote-clinical-decision-making-a-clinician-s-definition
#11
Mike Brady, Kate Northstone
Aims Remote clinical decision-making (RCDM), commonly known as 'telephone triage' or 'hear and treat', describes clinicians' non-face-to-face involvement with patient care, and is an established strategy in UK ambulance services for managing increasing demand. However, there is no suitable definition of RCDM that fully explains the roles undertaken by clinicians in 999 hubs, or for its use as an ambulance quality indicator (AQI). The aim of this study, which is part of a larger evaluation of a new RCDM module in higher education, is to determine how clinicians define RCDM...
May 12, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494638/an-environmental-scan-of-emergency-response-systems-and-services-in-remote-first-nations-communities-in-northern-ontario
#12
E J Mew, S D Ritchie, D VanderBurgh, J L Beardy, J Gordon, M Fortune, S Mamakwa, A M Orkin
BACKGROUND: Approximately 24,000 Ontarians live in remote Indigenous communities with no road access. These communities are a subset of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), a political grouping of 49 First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, Canada. Limited information is available regarding the status of emergency care in these communities. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to understand emergency response systems, services, and training in remote NAN communities. DESIGN: We used an environmental scan approach to compile information from multiple sources including community-based participatory research...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493551/utilization-of-a-sobering-center-for-acute-alcohol-intoxication
#13
Shannon Smith-Bernardin, Adam Carrico, Wendy Max, Susan Chapman
OBJECTIVE: To describe the population utilizing a sobering center for public alcohol intoxication, and compare between single-visit users, repeat users, and high users. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of 1,271 adults cared for in the Sobering Center from July 2014 to June 2015. We divided the population into three groups: single-use (1 visit), repeat users (2-5 visits) and high (6+) users, and evaluated demographics, lifetime health diagnoses utilizing the Elixhauser Comorbidity Index, rates of public service utilization including ambulance and emergency department, and related costs...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487253/the-drone-ambulance-a-uas-golden-bullet-or-just-a-blank
#14
P Van de Voorde, S Gautama, A Momont, C M Ionescu, P De Paepe, N Fraeyman
Defibrillation within the first minutes after sudden cardiac arrest can save many quality-adjusted life years. Yet, despite enormous investments, 'healthcare' is still unable to provide this for the majority of patients. Emergency Medical Services often have a too long mean response time and many issues surround Public Access Defibrillation programs. In this article we argument that AED-equipped drones could be the 'magic bullet'. They are easily deployed and fast, and have a relatively low operational cost...
May 6, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483035/management-of-patients-brought-in-by-ambulance-to-the-emergency-department-role-of-the-advanced-musculoskeletal-physiotherapist
#15
Rita Kinsella, Tom Collins, Bridget Shaw, James Sayer, Belinda Cary, Andrew Walby, Sallie Cowan
Objective The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of the Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (AMP) in managing patients brought in by ambulance to the emergency department (ED).Methods This study was a dual-centre observational study. Patients brought in by ambulance to two Melbourne hospitals over a 12-month period and seen by an AMP were compared with a matched group seen by other ED staff. Primary outcome measures were wait time and length of stay (LOS) in the ED.Results Data from 1441 patients within the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS) Categories 3-5 with musculoskeletal complaints were included in the analysis...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481656/multiple-naloxone-administrations-among-emergency-medical-service-providers-is-increasing
#16
Mark Faul, Peter Lurie, Jeremiah M Kinsman, Michael W Dailey, Charmaine Crabaugh, Scott M Sasser
BACKGROUND: Opioid overdoses are at epidemic levels in the United States. Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers may administer naloxone to restore patient breathing and prevent respiratory arrest. There was a need for contemporary data to examine the number of naloxone administrations in an EMS encounter. METHODS: Using data from the National Emergency Medical Services Information System, we examined data from 2012-5 to determine trends in patients receiving multiple naloxone administrations (MNAs)...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480623/differences-in-emergency-ambulance-demand-between-older-adults-living-in-residential-aged-care-facilities-and-those-living-in-the-community-in-melbourne-australia
#17
Kate Cantwell, Amee Morgans, Karen Smith, Michael Livingston, Paul Dietze
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and temporal variation in ambulance service cases involving patients aged 65 years or older (older adults) from residential aged care facilities and those who are community dwelling (CD). METHODS: This study used four years of electronic case records from Ambulance Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Trigonometric regression was used to analyse demand patterns. RESULTS: Residential aged care facility cases included proportionally more falls and infection-related problems and fewer circulatory-related incidents than CD cases...
May 7, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476475/lower-chest-compression-fraction-associated-with-rosc-in-ohca-patients-with-longer-downtimes
#18
Milena Talikowska, Hideo Tohira, Madoka Inoue, Paul Bailey, Deon Brink, Judith Finn
AIM: To investigate the relationship between chest compression fraction (CCF) and survival outcomes in OHCA, including whether the relationship varied based upon downtime from onset of arrest to provision of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by emergency medical services (EMS). METHODS: Data from resuscitations performed by St John Ambulance Western Australia (SJA-WA) paramedics between July 2014 and June 2016 was captured using the Q-CPR feedback device. Logistic regression analysis was used to study the relationship between CCF and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC)...
May 2, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476117/time-series-modelling-to-forecast-prehospital-ems-demand-for-diabetic-emergencies
#19
Melanie Villani, Arul Earnest, Natalie Nanayakkara, Karen Smith, Barbora de Courten, Sophia Zoungas
BACKGROUND: Acute diabetic emergencies are often managed by prehospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The projected growth in prevalence of diabetes is likely to result in rising demand for prehospital EMS that are already under pressure. The aims of this study were to model the temporal trends and provide forecasts of prehospital attendances for diabetic emergencies. METHODS: A time series analysis on monthly cases of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia was conducted using data from the Ambulance Victoria (AV) electronic database between 2009 and 2015...
May 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463097/road-traffic-injury-in-lagos-nigeria-assessing-prehospital-care
#20
Nasiru A Ibrahim, Abdul Wahab O Ajani, Ibrahim A Mustafa, Rufai A Balogun, Mobolaji A Oludara, Olufemi E Idowu, Babatunde A Solagberu
Introduction Injuries are the third most important cause of overall deaths globally with one-quarter resulting from road traffic crashes. Majority of these deaths occur before arrival in the hospital and can be reduced with prompt and efficient prehospital care. The aim of this study was to highlight the burden of road traffic injury (RTI) in Lagos, Nigeria and assess the effectiveness of prehospital care, especially the role of Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) in providing initial care and transportation of the injured to the hospital...
May 2, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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