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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340247/usability-testing-of-the-iphone-app-to-improve-pain-assessment-for-older-adults-with-cognitive-impairment-prehospital-setting-a-qualitative-study
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Rachael E Docking, Matthew Lane, Pat A Schofield
Objectives. : Pain assessment in older adults with cognitive impairment is often challenging, and paramedics are not given sufficient tools/training to assess pain. The development of a mobile app may improve pain assessment and management in this vulnerable population. We conducted usability testing of a newly developed iPhone pain assessment application with potential users, in this case as a tool for clinical paramedic practice to improve pain assessment of older adults with cognitive impairment...
March 15, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333367/community-paramedicine-applied-in-a-rural-community
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Kevin J Bennett, Matt W Yuen, Melinda A Merrell
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: Abbeville County Emergency Management Services (ACEMS) began a community paramedicine (CP) program to utilize trained paramedics to serve patients who frequently use the emergency department (ED) and have 1 or more of the following diagnoses: hypertension, diabetes, chronic heart failure, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The objective of this study was to determine if the CP program reduced ED visits in Abbeville while improving patient outcomes. DESIGN: A pre/posttest with a comparison group study design was used to evaluate the CP program...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326162/trauma-informed-care-for-children-in-the-ambulance-international-survey-among-pre-hospital-providers
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Eva Alisic, Mark P Tyler, Melita J Giummarra, Rahim Kassam-Adams, Juul Gouweloos, Markus A Landolt, Nancy Kassam-Adams
Background: Pre-hospital providers, such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians, are in a position to provide key emotional support to injured children and their families. Objective: Our goal was to examine (a) pre-hospital providers' knowledge of traumatic stress in children, attitudes towards psychosocial aspects of care, and confidence in providing psychosocial care, (b) variations in knowledge, attitudes, and confidence according to demographic and professional characteristics, and (c) training preferences of pre-hospital providers regarding psychosocial care to support paediatric patients and their families...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318455/airway-management-in-disaster-response-a-manikin-study-comparing-direct-and-video-laryngoscopy-for-endotracheal-intubation-by-prehospital-providers-in-level-c-personal-protective-equipment
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Sami Yousif, Jason T Machan, Yasser Alaska, Selim Suner
Introduction Airway management is one of many challenges that medical providers face in disaster response operations. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE), in particular, was found to be associated with higher failure rates and a prolonged time to achieve airway control. Hypothesis/Problem The objective of this study was to determine whether video laryngoscopy could facilitate the performance of endotracheal intubation by disaster responders wearing Level C PPE. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, crossover study, a convenience sample of practicing prehospital providers were recruited...
March 20, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315858/how-does-culture-affect-experiential-training-feedback-in-exported-canadian-health-professional-curricula
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Kerry Wilbur, Rasha Mousa Bacha, Somaia Abdelaziz
Objectives: To explore feedback processes of Western-based health professional student training curricula conducted in an Arab clinical teaching setting. Methods: This qualitative study employed document analysis of in-training evaluation reports (ITERs) used by Canadian nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, paramedic, dental hygiene, and pharmacy technician programs established in Qatar. Six experiential training program coordinators were interviewed between February and May 2016 to explore how national cultural differences are perceived to affect feedback processes between students and clinical supervisors...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314465/data-capture-and-communication-during-transfers-to-definitive-care-in-an-inclusive-trauma-system
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Nori L Bradley, Naisan Garraway, Nathaniel Bell, Nasira Lakha, S Morad Hameed
INTRODUCTION: Background trauma survivors in rural areas transferred to urban centers have higher mortality than trauma patients admitted directly to urban centers. Transfer data in trauma registries is important for injury control. Prehospital and early physiologic data may reflect processes of pre-hospital care. British Columbia currently has no standardized process for trauma patient data transfer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective data analysis for major trauma patients (ISS>15) transferred to a Level I trauma center over a 1year period (n=243)...
November 5, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290958/comparative-assessment-of-three-approaches-of-teaching-nonmedically-trained-persons-in-the-handling-of-supraglottic-airways-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mario Hensel, Willi Schmidbauer, Michael Benker, Paula Schmieder, Thoralf Kerner
BACKGROUND: The use of supraglottic airways has been recommended in combat trauma airway management. To ensure an adequate airway management on the battlefield, suitable training concepts are sought to efficiently teach as many soldiers as possible. Our aim was to compare three approaches of teaching laypersons in the handling of supraglottic airways in a mannequin model. METHODS: In this prospective randomized blinded study, 285 military service men without any medical background were divided into three groups and trained in the use of the Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme (LMA) and the Laryngeal Tube Disposable (LT-D)...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257249/pediatric-prehospital-medication-dosing-errors-a-national-survey-of-paramedics
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John D Hoyle, Remle P Crowe, Melissa A Bentley, Gerald Beltran, William Fales
BACKGROUND: Pediatric drug dosing errors occur at a high rate in the prehospital environment. OBJECTIVE: To describe paramedic training and practice regarding pediatric drug administration, exposure to pediatric drug dose errors and safety culture among paramedics and EMS agencies in a national sample. METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 10,530 nationally certified paramedics. Descriptive statistics were calculated...
March 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235388/factors-influencing-the-suicide-intervention-skills-of-emergency-medical-services-providers
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Aidana Lygnugaryte-Griksiene, Darius Leskauskas, Nedas Jasinskas, Agne Masiukiene
BACKGROUND: Lithuania currently has the highest suicide rate in Europe and the fifth highest worldwide. AIMS: To identify the factors that influence the suicide intervention skills of emergency medical services (EMS) providers (doctors, nurses, paramedics). METHOD: Two hundred and sixty-eight EMS providers participated in the research. The EMS providers were surveyed both prior to their training in suicide intervention and six months later...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192440/helicopter-emergency-medical-services-in-major-incident-management-a-national-norwegian-cross-sectional-survey
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Anne Siri Johnsen, Stephen J M Sollid, Trond Vigerust, Morten Jystad, Marius Rehn
OBJECTIVE: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aim to bring a highly specialised crew to the scene of major incidents for triage, treatment and transport. We aim to describe experiences made by HEMS in Norway in the management of major incidents. DESIGN: Doctors, rescue paramedics and pilots working in Norwegian HEMS and Search and Rescue Helicopters (SAR) January 1st 2015 were invited to a cross-sectional study on experiences, preparedness and training in major incident management...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186950/qualitative-study-of-paramedics-experiences-of-managing-seizures-a-national-perspective-from-england
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Adam J Noble, Darlene Snape, Steve Goodacre, Mike Jackson, Frances C Sherratt, Mike Pearson, Anthony Marson
OBJECTIVES: The UK ambulance service is expected to now manage more patients in the community and avoid unnecessary transportations to hospital emergency departments (ED). Most people it attends who have experienced seizures have established epilepsy, have experienced uncomplicated seizures and so do not require the full facilities of an ED. Despite this, most are transported there. To understand why, we explored paramedics' experiences of managing seizures. DESIGN AND SETTING: Semistructured interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of paramedics from the English ambulance service...
November 9, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163926/rapid-analgesia-for-prehospital-hip-disruption-rapid-protocol-for-feasibility-study-of-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jenna K Bulger, Alan Brown, Bridie A Evans, Greg Fegan, Simon Ford, Katy Guy, Sian Jones, Leigh Keen, Ashrafunnesa Khanom, Ian Pallister, Nigel Rees, Ian T Russell, Anne C Seagrove, Helen A Snooks
BACKGROUND: Adequate pain relief at the point of injury and during transport to hospital is a major challenge in all acute traumas, especially for those with hip fractures, whose injuries are difficult to immobilise and whose long-term outcomes may be adversely affected by administration of opiate analgesics. Fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) is a procedure routinely undertaken by doctors and nurses in the emergency department for patients with hip fracture but not yet evaluated for use by paramedics at the scene of emergency calls...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163912/the-benefits-of-youth-are-lost-on-the-young-cardiac-arrest-patient
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Brian Griffith, Patrick Kochanek, Cameron Dezfulian
Children and young adults tend to have reduced mortality and disability after acquired brain injuries such as trauma or stroke and across other disease processes seen in critical care medicine. However, after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), outcomes are remarkably similar across age groups. The consistent lack of witnessed arrests and a high incidence of asphyxial or respiratory etiology arrests among pediatric and young adult patients with OHCA account for a substantial portion of the difference in outcomes...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150278/the-quality-of-a-newly-developed-infant-chest-compression-method-applied-by-paramedics-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
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Jacek Smereka, Mariusz Kasinski, Adam Smereka, Jerzy Robert Ładny, Łukasz Szarpak
BACKGROUND: The etiology of sudden cardiac arrest in infants is different from that in adults, with respiratory failure, sudden infant death syndrome, and drowning being the primary causes in the former. According to the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations, the quality of chest compressions (CC) is a key element affecting the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The current ERC and AHA guidelines recommend the 'two-finger technique' (TFT) or 'two-thumb encircling hands technique' (TTHT) for external CCs during infant CPR...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147415/improving-survival-after-cardiac-arrest
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Conrad Arnfinn Bjørshol, Eldar Søreide
Each year, approximately half a million people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) in Europe: The majority die. Survival after CA varies greatly between regions and countries. The authors give an overview of the important elements necessary to promote improved survival after CA as a function of the chain of survival and formula for survival concepts. The chain of survival incorporates bystanders (who identify warning symptoms, call the emergency dispatch center, initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR]), dispatchers (who identify CA, and instruct and reassure the caller), first responders (who provide high-quality CPR, early defibrillation), paramedics and other prehospital care providers (who continue high-quality CPR, and provide timely defibrillation and advanced life support, transport to CA center), and hospitals (targeted temperature management, percutaneous coronary intervention, delayed prognostication)...
February 2017: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144202/students-attitudes-towards-research-at-mazandaran-university-of-medical-sciences-in-2015
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Hasan Siamian, Roghayeh Mahmoudi, Fatemeh Habibi, Mahsoomeh Latifi, Vahideh Zare-Gavgani
BACKGROUND: In today's world, one of the criteria of progress in a country is research. In our country instead of paying to the research and study, attention is given to the training of human resources. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate Students' Attitudes towards Research at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in 2015. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study the data tool was questionnaire given to the study subjects. The study population were all the paramedical college students at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences selected...
December 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116021/novel-airway-training-tool-that-simulates-vomiting-suction-assisted-laryngoscopy-assisted-decontamination-salad-system
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James DuCanto, Karen D Serrano, Ryan J Thompson
INTRODUCTION: We present a novel airway simulation tool that recreates the dynamic challenges associated with emergency airways. The Suction-Assisted Laryngoscopy Assisted Decontamination (SALAD) simulation system trains providers to use suction to manage emesis and bleeding complicating intubation. METHODS: We modified a standard difficult-airway mannequin head (Nasco, Ft. Atkinson, WI) with hardware-store equipment to enable simulation of vomiting or hemorrhage during intubation...
January 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114415/managing-neonatal-and-early-childhood-syndromic-sepsis-in-sub-district-hospitals-in-resource-poor-settings-improvement-in-quality-of-care-through-introduction-of-a-package-of-interventions-in-rural-bangladesh
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Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Afrin Iqbal, D M Emdadul Hoque, Md Moinuddin, Sojib Bin Zaman, Qazi Sadeq-Ur Rahman, Tahmina Begum, Atique Iqbal Chowdhury, Rafiqul Haider, Shams El Arifeen, Niranjan Kissoon, Charles P Larson
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is dysregulated systemic inflammatory response which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. With an estimated 30 million cases per year, it is a global public health concern. Severe infections leading to sepsis account for more than half of all under five deaths and around one quarter of all neonatal deaths annually. Most of these deaths occur in low and middle income countries and could be averted by rapid assessment and appropriate treatment. Evidence suggests that service provision and quality of care pertaining to sepsis management in resource poor settings can be improved significantly with minimum resource allocation and investments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112989/airway-management-proficiency-checklist-for-assessing-paramedic-performance
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David P Way, Ashish R Panchal, Geoffrey I Finnegan, Thomas E Terndrup
OBJECTIVE: To develop and derive an instrument for assessing airway management proficiency for paramedics. METHODS: Using a validated difficult airway model simulation, we recorded responses to a standard traumatic brain injury scenario requiring airway management in 197 certified paramedics. Discrete items (N = 131) were developed by an expert panel, and referenced to three performance standard subscales (i.e., intubation, ventilation, and backup airway). Responses were scored and subjected to an iterative process to create a more practical number of items for the final Airway Management Proficiency Checklist (AMPC)...
January 23, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107394/quality-of-documentation-as-a-surrogate-marker-for-awareness-and-training-effectiveness-of-phtls-courses-part-of-the-prospective-longitudinal-mixed-methods-epptc-trial
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David Häske, Stefan K Beckers, Marzellus Hofmann, Rolf Lefering, Bernhard Gliwitzky, Christoph C Wölfl, Paul Grützner, Ulrich Stöckle, Marc Dieroff, Matthias Münzberg
OBJECTIVE: Care for severely injured patients requires multidisciplinary teamwork. A decrease in the number of accident victims ultimately affects the routine and skills. PHTLS ("Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support") courses are established two-day courses for medical and non-medical rescue service personnel, aimed at improving the pre-hospital care of trauma patients worldwide. The study aims the examination of the quality of documentation before and after PHTLS courses as a surrogate endpoint of training effectiveness and awareness...
2017: PloS One
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