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Paramedic ambulance trauma emt

Paul R Hinchey, Valerie J De Maio, Amar Patel, Jose G CabaƱas
INTRODUCTION: We assessed heart rate as a surrogate measure of psychological response to determine whether high-fidelity simulation reproduces a stressful atmosphere for air medical providers. METHODS: A prospective simulation study of air-medical providers at a level 1 trauma center randomized to adult or pediatric trauma scenarios in an ambulance. Continuous closed circuit video and wireless heart rate monitoring was conducted from the time of initial patient simulator contact to completion of packaging for transport...
March 2011: Air Medical Journal
P A Sytkowski, L M Jacobs, B Bennett
Nationwide Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training programs at both basic and advanced levels are in flux, confronting similar challenges in design and implementation. There currently exist the 81-hour Department of Transportation course of instruction as the basis for EMT-Ambulance (EMT-A) certification and the National Standard Training Curriculum (NSTC) 15-module course for training the EMT-Paramedic (EMT-P). The National Registry of EMTs has established examination and recertification guidelines as well as requirements for both levels of training...
1983: Emergency Health Services Review
C S Cocanour, R P Fischer, C M Ursic
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the medical efficacy of helicopter scene flights for patients with noncranial penetrating injuries. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 122 consecutive victims of noncranial penetrating injuries evacuated by helicopter from the scene of injury to a level I trauma center. There were no medical criteria for accepting or rejecting a request for a scene flight by any public safety agency or emergency medical service (EMS). Flights were dispatched if the weather permitted and if a helicopter was available...
July 1997: Journal of Trauma
P T Pons, B Honigman, E E Moore, P Rosen, B Antuna, J Dernocoeur
The role of advanced trauma life support (ATLS) in the prehospital care of the critically injured is highly controversial. This study analyzes the efficacy of ATLS in the management of critical penetrating wounds of the thorax and abdomen. In the 2 1/2-year period ending July 1984, 203 consecutive patients underwent emergency laparotomy or thoracotomy for gunshot and stab wounds. All patients were treated in the field by advanced paramedics (EMT-P). For gunshot wounds the mean time (+/- S.E.M.) responding to the scene was 4...
September 1985: Journal of Trauma
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