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ePCR Ambulance

Greg Scott, Jeff Clawson, Mark C Fivaz, Jennie McQueen, Marie I Gardett, Bryon Schultz, Scott Youngquist, Christopher H O Olola
INTRODUCTION: Using the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) - a systematic 911 triage process - to identify a large subset of low-acuity patients for secondary nurse triage in the 911 center is a largely unstudied practice in North America. This study examines the ALPHA-level subset of low-acuity patients in the MPDS to determine the suitability of these patients for secondary triage by evaluating vital signs and necessity of lights-and-siren transport, as determined by attending Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulance crews...
February 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Marina Buswell, Sarah Amado, Claire Goodman, Julia William, Jane Fleming, Phillip Lumbard, Larissa Prothero
BACKGROUND: Care for older people with dementia (OPWD) is a major concern across all care settings. Ambulance services are in the spotlight as pressures on emergency services and calls for admission avoidance are policy priorities. Around 1/3 of emergency call-outs are to people 75 and over, a significant proportion of whom may have dementia. There is a perception that dementia may be an issue but we do not understand how much this affects use of emergency services. METHODS: We reviewed 358 ambulance service paper-based patient care records (PCRs) to test the feasibility of using them as a source of information about ambulance service use by OPWD and, conducted critical incident reviews of 999 callouts to understand factors associated with emergency ambulance call-outs...
June 2015: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
R Katzer, D J Barton, S Adelman, S Clark, E L Seaman, K B Hudson
OBJECTIVES: Georgetown University has a student run Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organization with over 100 emergency medical technicians (EMTs). We set out to determine whether implementing an electronic patient care report (ePCR) system was associated with improved physical exam documentation. METHODS: This study evaluated documentation of the physical exam on prehospital patient care reports (PCRs). An ePCR system was implemented. ePCR documentation was compared to that of the previously used paper PCRs...
2012: Applied Clinical Informatics
Charlie Barry
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August 2009: JEMS: a Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Lee Ann Broussard
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August 2009: JEMS: a Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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