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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628668/evaluation-of-change-in-knowledge-and-attitude-of-emergency-medicine-residents-after-introduction-of-a-rotation-in-emergency-medical-services-and-disaster-medicine
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Nawfal Aljerian, Aamir Omair, Sami A Yousif, Abdulrahman S Alqahtani, Faisal A Alhusain, Bader Alotaibi, Mohammad F Alshehri, Majed Aljuhani, Saad Albaiz, Yasser Alaska, Abdullah F Alanazi
Background: Saudi Board of Emergency Medicine (SBEM) graduates are involved in a 1-month rotation in emergency medical services (EMSs) and disaster medicine. The purpose of this study was to evaluate change in knowledge and attitude of EM residents after the introduction of the EMS and disaster medicine rotation. Materials and Methods: The study included 32 3rd -year SBEM residents. A pretest/posttest design and a five-point Likert scale were used. The data included a response to a questionnaire developed by EMS and disaster experts...
January 2018: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626139/manchester-arena-bombing-lessons-learnt-from-a-mass-casualty-incident
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Ross J Craigie, P J Farrelly, R Santos, S R Smith, J S Pollard, D J Jones
On 22 May 2017 Salman Abedi detonated an improvised explosive device in the Manchester Arena resulting in 23 deaths (including the attacker). This was the deadliest terrorist attack on UK soil since the 2005 London bombings, but was only one of five mass casualty terrorist attacks in the UK in 2017. Preparation for mass casualty incidents (MCI) is obligatory, involving such methods as multiagency tabletop exercises, mock hospital exercises, as well as simulation and training for clinicians in managing the injuries that would be anticipated in such an event...
April 6, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604210/a-new-triage-method-for-burn-disasters-fast-triage-in-burns-ftb
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Agnieszka Surowiecka-Pastewka, Wojciech Witkowski, Marek Kawecki
BACKGROUND There are few triage methods based on patient age and extent of burn. However, in case of mass casualties, age might be hard to define. Burn segregation in mass-casualty accidents requires an easy, fast, and effective method. Triage in burns should also segregate casualties requiring treatment in burn centers. The aim of this study was to create a proprietary segregation algorithm dedicated to mass-casualty incidents. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 939 burned patients admitted to the Clinical Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Military Institute of Medicine (MIM) in Warsaw and to the Center for the Treatment of Burns (CTB) in Siemianowice Śląskie in 2012 and 2013 was performed...
March 31, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589042/-hemostyptics-for-treatment-of-junctional-vascular-injuries-management-of-traumatic-vascular-injuries-at-the-transition-from-trunk-to-extremities
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D C Hinck, S Wipper, E S Debus
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled post-traumatic bleeding is still the leading cause of death among trauma patients. In situations of mass casualty incidents (MASCAL) and military conflicts the treatment of uncontrolled critical bleeding is a challenge and associated with a worse outcome due to the austere environment; however, even under optimal treatment circumstances in situations of individual medicine the severity of vascular trauma is underestimated. As a consequence, this leads to a poorer prognosis for patients with (vascular) injuries...
March 27, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580857/analytical-interference-of-hboc-201-hemopure-a-synthetic-hemoglobin-based-oxygen-carrier-on-four-common-clinical-chemistry-platforms
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Erik A Korte, Nicole Pozzi, Nina Wardrip, M Tayyeb Ayyoubi, Saeed A Jortani
BACKGROUND: There are 13 million blood transfusions each year in the US. Limitations in the donor pool, storage capabilities, mass casualties, access in remote locations and reactivity of donors all limit the availability of transfusable blood products to patients. HBOC-201 (Hemopure®) is a second-generation glutaraldehyde-polymer of bovine hemoglobin, which can serve as an "oxygen bridge" to maintain oxygen carrying capacity while transfusion products are unavailable. Hemopure presents the advantages of extended shelf life, ambient storage, and limited reactive potential, but it's extracellular location can also can cause significant interference in modern laboratory analyzers similar to severe hemolysis...
March 23, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565241/preparing-for-the-surge-a-half-day-emergency-preparedness-training-course-for-the-second-front
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Lancer A Scott, Layne A Madden, Amy E Wahlquist, Daniel W Fisher
Purpose Clinical disaster medicine requires providers working collaboratively to care for multiple patients, yet many clinicians lack competency-based training. A 5-hour emergency preparedness training (EPT) curriculum was created using didactics, small group discussion, and scenario-based learning. The goal was to evaluate the effect of a short course on improving clinical-provider knowledge, confidence and skill. METHODS: Participants were enrolled in a medical university between 2011 and 2014...
February 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563014/optimizing-mass-casualty-burns-intensive-care-organization-and-treatment-using-evidence-based-outcome-predictors
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Huang-Kai Kao, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Hao-Wei Kou, Kuo-Chin Kao, Han-Chung Hu, Chia-Ming Chang, Chia-Hui Lee, Hsiang-Hao Hsu
BACKGROUND: Majority of current research focuses on pre-hospital care in mass casualty incidents (MCI) whereas this study is the first to examine multifactorial aspects of intensive care unit (ICU) resource management during a surge in massive burn injury (MBI) patients whilst identifying key outcome predictors that resulted in successful disaster managements. METHODS: Both critical care, surgical parameters and cost-effectiveness are investigated in patients admitted with severe burns resulting from the explosion...
March 18, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553040/strategies-for-improved-hospital-response-to-mass-casualty-incidents
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Mersedeh TariVerdi, Elise Miller-Hooks, Thomas Kirsch
Mass casualty incidents are a concern in many urban areas. A community's ability to cope with such events depends on the capacities and capabilities of its hospitals for handling a sudden surge in demand of patients with resource-intensive and specialized medical needs. This paper uses a whole-hospital simulation model to replicate medical staff, resources, and space for the purpose of investigating hospital responsiveness to mass casualty incidents. It provides details of probable demand patterns of different mass casualty incident types in terms of patient categories and arrival patterns, and accounts for related transient system behavior over the response period...
March 19, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547543/expanding-understanding-of-response-roles-an-examination-of-immediate-and-first-responders-in-the-united-states
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Curtis Harris, Kelli McCarthy, E Liang Liu, Kelly Klein, Raymond Swienton, Parker Prins, Tawny Waltz
2017 was a record year for disasters and disaster response in the U.S. Redefining and differentiating key response roles like "immediate responders" and "first responders" is critical. Traditional first responders are not and cannot remain the only cadre of expected lifesavers following a mass casualty event. The authors argue that the U.S. needs to expand its understanding of response roles to include that of the immediate responders, or those individuals who find themselves at the incident scene and are able to assist others...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540284/reboa-by-a-non-surgeon-as-an-adjunct-during-mascal-a-case-report
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Regan F Lyon, D Marc Northern
Use of Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) for control of non-compressible hemorrhage is a re-emerging technology that historically is employed by surgeons. We present a case in which REBOA was successfully placed by an emergency physician in a critical mass casualty patient awaiting transfer to the operating table. This case is an example in which emergency physicians, in collaboration with the surgeon, can utilize REBOA to temporize non-compressible hemorrhage when a surgeon is not immediately available...
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532092/-nationwide-implementation-of-a-hospital-resource-register-for-daily-trauma-care-mass-casualties-and-disasters-position-paper-of-the-german-trauma-society-and-the-federation-of-german-medical-directors-of-emergency-medical-services
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H Lemke, W Lenz, J Schiffner, A Lechleuthner, R Hoffmann, D Pennig, U Schweigkofler, H J Bail
The introduction of requirements for a minimum intake capacity of trauma patients by the German Trauma Society (DGU) into the so-called white book of treatment of seriously injured patients, is helpful for a sufficient preparation for threats and for dealing with mass casualties for trauma centers as well as for the emergency medical services (EMS). In the hospital information database provided by the Federation of German Medical Directors of Emergency Medical Services, more than 1300 hospitals are currently listed...
March 12, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524836/disaster-education-and-preparedness-in-the-acute-care-setting-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-operating-theatre-nurse-s-disaster-knowledge-and-education
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Olivia Sonneborn, Charne Miller, Leon Head, Rachel Cross
BACKGROUND: Operating theatre services can be heavily relied upon during mass casualty disaster events, which require nurses to have adequate training and education of hospital disaster management plans to respond appropriately. The evidence-base of disaster preparedness in the acute setting is limited, particularly with regard to operating theatre nurses. OBJECTIVES: Explore operating theatre nurse's disaster knowledge of their role in a mass casualty event, and identify the preferred mode of disaster education and training to improve disaster preparedness...
June 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501068/automated-translation-of-clinical-parameters-in-evaluating-acute-radiation-injury-results-from-a-mass-casualty-exercise
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James T Dant, Glen Reeves, Daniela Stricklin
OBJECTIVE: A radiological disaster could result in a large number of patients potentially exposed to harmful levels of radiation. Currently, early triage of patients for radiation exposure relies heavily on a clinical evaluation of signs and symptoms. However, detailed clinical assessment takes significant time and requires specialized training to accurately interpret the results. METHODS: During planning of a recent exercise, SMEs estimated that it would take up to 15 minutes per patient...
March 4, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496203/the-halifax-explosion-a-century-later-lessons-for-our-time
#14
Preston L Carter
A brief historical account of the Halifax Explosion, one of North America's greatest mass urban trauma casualty events of the 20th century. This disaster, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was the result of the cataclysmic explosion of a fully loaded World War I munitions ship on the densely waterfront of that city, resulting in nearly 2000 fatalities and 9000 injured. It remains a case study in response to disasters which overwhelm local medical capabilities.
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489405/imaging-patterns-of-injuries-after-the-2015-amtrak-philadelphia-train-derailment
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Anup K Bhattacharya, Sarah Fenerty, Omer A Awan, Beverly Hershey, Gary Cohen, Padmaja Jonnalagadda, Stephen Ling, Sayed Ali
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe the injury patterns observed in the 2015 Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment. CONCLUSION: Fractures accounted for most observed injuries, but uncommon and potentially serious injuries included posterior sternoclavicular dislocation and mesenteric contusion. Imaging plays a critical role in the triage of patients during mass-casualty events, and familiarity with the injury patterns associated with high-velocity unrestrained blunt force trauma will aid diagnosis in any future similar occurrence...
February 28, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485491/physical-and-physiological-performance-determinants-of-a-firefighting-simulation-test
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Andrew G Siddall, Richard D M Stevenson, Philip J F Turner, James L J Bilzon
OBJECTIVE: To examine determinants of firefighting simulation task performance. METHODS: Sixty-eight (63 male; 5 female) firefighters completed a firefighting simulation (eg, equipment carry, casualty evacuation) previously validated to test occupational fitness among UK firefighters. Multiple linear regression methods were used to determine physiological and physical attributes that best predicted completion time. RESULTS: Mean (±SD) time taken to complete the simulation was 610 (±79) seconds...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468628/acceptability-and-perceived-utility-of-drone-technology-among-emergency-medical-service-responders-and-incident-commanders-for-mass-casualty-incident-management
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Alexander Hart, Peter R Chai, Matthew K Griswold, Jeffrey T Lai, Edward W Boyer, John Broach
OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to understand the acceptability and perceived utility of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) scene management. DESIGN: Qualitative questionnaires regarding the ease of operation, perceived usefulness, and training time to operate UAVs were administered to Emergency Medical Technicians (n = 15). SETTING: A Single Urban New England Academic Tertiary Care Medical Center. PARTICIPANTS: Front-line emergency medical service (EMS) providers and senior EMS personnel in Incident Commander roles...
October 2017: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462083/tourniquet-usage-in-pre-hospital-care-and-resuscitation-of-pediatric-trauma-patients-pediatric-trauma-society-position-statement
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Aaron Cunningham, Marc Auerbach, Mark Cicero, Mubeen Jafri
BACKGROUND: Recent mass casualty events in the United States have highlighted the need for public preparedness to prevent death from uncontrolled hemorrhage. The Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) reviewed the literature regarding pediatric tourniquet usage with the aim to provide recommendations about the utility of this adjunct for hemorrhage control in children. METHODS: Search terms "pediatric" and "tourniquet" were used to query the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health for pertinent literature...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443862/red-tides-mass-casualty-and-whole-blood-at-sea-red-tides
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Benjamin T Miller, Andrew H Lin, Susan C Clark, Andrew P Cap, Joseph J Dubose
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Navy's casualty-receiving ships provide remote damage control resuscitation (RDCR) platforms to treat injured combatants deployed afloat and ashore. We report a significant mass casualty incident aboard the USS Bataan, and the most warm fresh whole blood (WFWB) transfused at sea for traumatic hemorrhagic shock since the Vietnam War. METHODS: Casualty-receiving ships have robust medical capabilities, including a frozen blood bank with packed red blood cells (pRBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440876/research-of-an-emergency-medical-system-for-mass-casualty-incidents-in-shanghai-china-a-system-dynamics-model
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Wenya Yu, Yipeng Lv, Chaoqun Hu, Xu Liu, Haiping Chen, Chen Xue, Lulu Zhang
Objectives: Emergency medical system for mass casualty incidents (EMS-MCIs) is a global issue. However, China lacks such studies extremely, which cannot meet the requirement of rapid decision-support system. This study aims to realize modeling EMS-MCIs in Shanghai, to improve mass casualty incident (MCI) rescue efficiency in China, and to provide a possible method of making rapid rescue decisions during MCIs. Methods: This study established a system dynamics (SD) model of EMS-MCIs using the Vensim DSS program...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
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