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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894559/helicopter-transport-in-regionalized-burn-care-one-program-s-perspective
#1
Benjamin Nicholson, Harinder Dhindsa
BACKGROUND: The decision to use helicopter EMS (HEMS) for the transport of burn patients is a complex decision. This analysis sought to evaluate burn patients flown to burn centers who met predetermined criteria for patients who likely benefit from HEMS care. METHODS: A retrospective transport chart review of all burn transports covering the preceding nine and a half years was conducted to evaluate for HEMS appropriate criteria defined as patients requiring advanced airway management, ventilator support, facial burns, inhalation injury, circumferential burns, electrical or chemical burn, or major burns...
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894558/helicopter-scene-response-for-stroke-patients-a-5-year-experience
#2
Andrew Hawk, Catherine Marco, Matt Huang, Bonnie Chow
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of an emergency medical service (EMS)-requested air medical helicopter response directly to the scene for a patient with clinical evidence of an ischemic cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and transport to a regional comprehensive CVA center. METHODS: CareFlight, an air medical critical care transportation service, is based in Dayton, OH. The 3 CareFlight helicopters are geographically located and provided transport to all CVA scene patients in this study...
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894556/benchmarking-pain-assessment-rate-in-critical-care-transport
#3
Ryan J Reichert, M David Gothard, Hamilton P Schwartz, Michael T Bigham
The purpose of this study is to determine the rate of pain assessment in pediatric neonatal critical care transport (PNCCT). The GAMUT database was interrogated for an 18-month period and excluded programs with less than 10% pediatric or neonatal patient contacts and less than 3 months of any metric data reporting during the study period. We hypothesized pain assessment during PNCCT is superior to prehospital pain assessment rates, although inferior to in-hospital rates. Sixty-two programs representing 104,445 patient contacts were analyzed...
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850920/1284-accelerating-improvement-benchmarking-quality-care-in-critical-care-transport
#4
Matthew Gothard, Michael Bigham, Michael Gothard, Hamilton Schwartz, Patrick Parrish
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850817/1181-unplanned-device-dislodgement-a-quality-metric-in-critical-care-transport
#5
Michael Bigham, Hamilton Schwartz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850573/935-tracheal-intubation-in-critical-care-transport-global-consensus-quality-metric-performance
#6
Michael Bigham, Hamilton Schwartz, Michael Gothard, Megan Gothard, Patrick Parrish
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801708/pediatric-critical-care-transport-as-a-conduit-to-terminal-extubation-at-home-a-case-series
#7
Corina Noje, Meghan L Bernier, Philomena M Costabile, Bruce L Klein, Sapna R Kudchadkar
OBJECTIVES: To present our single-center's experience with three palliative critical care transports home from the PICU for terminal extubation. DESIGN: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients transported between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014. SETTING: All cases were identified from our institutional pediatric transport database. PATIENTS: Patients were terminally ill children unable to separate from mechanical ventilation in the PICU, who were transported home for terminal extubation and end-of-life care according to their families' wishes...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705990/critical-care-transport-how-perilous-the-trip
#8
Michael T Bigham, Richard J Brilli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625421/the-importance-of-ground-critical-care-transport-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#9
Susan R Wilcox, Michael Ries, Ted A Bouthiller, E Dean Berry, Travis L Dowdy, Sharon DeGrace
Critical care transport (CCT) teams are specialized transport services, comprised of highly trained paramedics, nurses, and occasionally respiratory therapists, offering an expanded scope of practice beyond advanced life support (ALS) emergency medical service teams. We report 4 cases of patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from influenza in need of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation evaluation at a tertiary care center, transported by ground. Our medical center did not previously have a ground CCT service, and therefore, in these cases, a physician and/or a respiratory therapist was sent with the paramedic team...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548743/cross-sectional-survey-of-canadian-pediatric-critical-care-transport
#10
Atsushi Kawaguchi, Anna Gunz, Allan de Caen
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to better understand the unique aspects of pediatric critical care transport programs across Canada by characterizing the current workforce of each transport program. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire was sent to the 13 medical directors of Canada's pediatric critical care transport teams, and to 2 nonhospital-affiliated transport services. If a children's hospital did not have a dedicated team for pediatric transport, the regional transport team providing this service was identified...
August 20, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27505717/frequency-composition-and-predictors-of-in-transit-critical-events-during-pediatric-critical-care-transport
#11
Jeffrey M Singh, Anna C Gunz, Sonny Dhanani, Mahvareh Aghari, Russell D MacDonald
OBJECTIVES: Transport of pediatric patients is common due to healthcare regionalization. We set out to determine the frequency of in-transit critical events during pediatric critical care transport and identify factors associated with these events. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using administrative and clinical data. SETTING: Single pediatric critical care transport provider in Ontario, Canada. PATIENTS: All pediatric care transports between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2010...
October 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484298/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-blood-product-transfusion-during-critical-care-transport
#12
Jorge Mena-Munoz, Udayan Srivastava, Christian Martin-Gill, Brian Suffoletto, Clifton W Callaway, Francis X Guyette
BACKGROUND: Civilian out-of-hospital transfusions have not been adequately studied. This study seeks to characterize patients receiving out-of-hospital blood product transfusion during critical care transport. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We studied patients transported by a regional critical care air-medical service who received blood products during transport. This service carries two units of uncrossmatched packed Red Blood Cells (pRBCs) on every transport in addition to blood obtained from referring facilities...
September 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393759/intra-aortic-balloon-pump-dependent-patient-transports-by-critical-care-paramedics
#13
Russell D MacDonald, Felipe Allendes
OBJECTIVE: Transport of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP)-dependent patients between hospitals is increasingly common. The transports are typically time-sensitive and require personnel familiar with IABP operation and management of a potentially unstable patient. This study examined transports performed by specially trained critical care paramedics in a large air medical and land critical care transport service. METHODS: This retrospective, descriptive review prospectively collected data for IABP-dependent patient transports in Ontario, Canada in a 10-year interval beginning September 2003...
July 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393756/challenges-and-resources-for-new-critical-care-transport-crewmembers-a-descriptive-exploratory-study
#14
Celeste M Alfes, Stephanie Steiner, Tonya Rutherford-Hemming
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify the challenges new crewmembers experience in the critical care transport (CCT) environment and to determine the most valuable resources when acclimating to the transport environment. To date, no study has focused on the unique challenges nor the resources most effective in CCT training. METHODS: This descriptive exploratory study was conducted with a convenience survey sent to the 3 largest professional CCT organizations: the Association of Air Medical Services, the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association, and the Association of Critical Care Transport...
July 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27255879/mechanical-ventilation-in-critical-care-transport
#15
Susan R Wilcox, Mark S Saia, Heather Waden, Michael Frakes, Suzanne K Wedel, Jeremy B Richards
OBJECTIVE: Although the benefit of transferring patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure to tertiary care centers has been shown, transporting hypoxemic patients remains controversial, given the risk of desaturation in transit. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of a database of critical care transports (CCTs) of patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure to quantify the number, types, and effects of ventilator changes performed by the CCT teams...
May 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27255875/airway-management-a-structured-curriculum-for-critical-care-transport-providers
#16
Michele L Kuszajewski, John M O'Donnell, Paul E Phrampus, Walter C Robey, Patricia K Tuite
OBJECTIVE: Airway assessment and management are vital skills for the critical care transport provider. Nurses and paramedics often enter a transport program with limited or no exposure to airway management. Many programs lack a structured curriculum to show skill competence. Optimal methods in the development of airway management competence and the frequency of training needed to maintain skills have not been clearly defined. Because of this lack of standardization, the actual level of competence in both new and experienced critical care transport providers is unknown...
May 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27216808/prehospital-blood-transfusions-in-non-trauma-patients
#17
Cornelius A Thiels, Johnathon M Aho, Aoidhnait S Fahy, Maile E Parker, Amy E Glasgow, Kathleen S Berns, Elizabeth B Habermann, Scott P Zietlow, Martin D Zielinski
INTRODUCTION: Despite advances in trauma care, hemorrhage continues to be the leading cause of preventable mortality in trauma. The evidence to support its use in non-trauma patients is limited. We aim to report our experience with prehospital blood product transfusion. We hypothesize that it is safe, appropriately utilized, and that our protocol, which was designed for trauma patients, is adaptable to fit the needs of non-trauma patients. METHODS: Patients transfused with blood products, packed red blood cells (pRBCs) or plasma, in the prehospital environment between 2002 and 2014 were included...
October 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215866/shaping-the-flight-paramedic-program
#18
Neil B Davids
Over the past 14 years of conflict, the Department of Defense medical community has made significant strides in patient care. As the conflicts developed, many sources identified a critical gap in en route care, specifically the need for critical care trained personnel for point of injury and intrahospital transfers, as well as improved outcomes for patients who received care from critical care trained providers. As stopgap measures were implemented, the US Army instituted the Critical Care Flight Paramedic Program in order to meet this need of life saving critical care transport...
April 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27166622/nurses-versus-physician-led-interhospital-critical-care-transport-a-randomized-non-inferiority-trial
#19
Erik Jan van Lieshout, Jan Binnekade, Elmer Reussien, Dave Dongelmans, Nicole P Juffermans, Rob J de Haan, Marcus J Schultz, Margreeth B Vroom
PURPOSE: Regionalization and concentration of critical care increases the need for interhospital transport. However, optimal staffing of ground critical care transport has not been evaluated. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded-endpoint non-inferiority trial, critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation transported by interhospital ground critical care transport were randomized between transport staffed by a dedicated team comprising a critical care nurse and paramedic (nurses group) or a dedicated team including a critical care physician (nurses + physician group)...
July 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27021671/interprofessional-flight-camp
#20
Celeste M Alfes, Amanda S Rowe
The Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing in Cleveland, OH, holds an annual flight camp designed for master's degree nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner program, subspecializing in flight nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. The weeklong interprofessional training is also open to any health care provider working in an acute care setting and focuses on critical care updates, trauma, and emergency care within the critical care transport environment...
March 2016: Air Medical Journal
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