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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666125/patient-safety-climate-in-general-public-hospitals-in-china-differences-associated-with-department-and-job-type-based-on-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Ping Zhou, Fei Bai, Hui-Qin Tang, Jie Bai, Min-Qi Li, Di Xue
OBJECTIVE: This study analysed differences in the perceived patient safety climate among different working departments and job types in public general hospitals in China. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Eighteen tertiary hospitals and 36 secondary hospitals from 10 areas in Shanghai, Hubei Province and Gansu Province, China. PARTICIPANTS: Overall, 4753 staff, including physicians, nurses, medical technicians and managers, were recruited from March to June 2015...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657235/reduction-in-door-to-balloon-time-with-training-for-effective-and-efficient-action-in-medical-service-better-process-teams-bp-at-a-community-hospital-in-japan
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Hiroki Isono, Tetsuhiro Maeno, Shigeyuki Watanabe
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a fatal condition. Prompt primary percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with lower mortality. However, community hospitals in Japan lack human and medical resources, and implementation of the same strategies as those used in the USA, such as an on-call cardiologist at the hospital, to achieve a door-to-balloon time of ≤ 90 min appears particularly challenging. Therefore, we used Training for Effective and Efficient Action in Medical Service-Better Process (TEAMS-BP) to develop a new process and assessed its effectiveness in reducing door-to-balloon time...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613919/addressing-dual-patient-and-staff-safety-through-a-team-based-standardized-patient-simulation-for-agitation-management-in-the-emergency-department
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Ambrose H Wong, Marc A Auerbach, Halley Ruppel, Lauren J Crispino, Alana Rosenberg, Joanne D Iennaco, Federico E Vaca
INTRODUCTION: Emergency departments (EDs) have seen harm rise for both patients and health workers from an increasing rate of agitation events. Team effectiveness during care of this population is particularly challenging because fear of physical harm leads to competing interests. Simulation is frequently employed to improve teamwork in medical resuscitations but has not yet been reported to address team-based behavioral emergency care. As part of a larger investigation of agitated patient care, we designed this secondary study to examine the impact of an interprofessional standardized patient simulation for ED agitation management...
April 3, 2018: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572041/naloxone-access-for-emergency-medical-technicians-an-evaluation-of-a-training-program-in-rural-communities
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Xiangjun Zhang, Christopher Marchand, Bobbie Sullivan, Evan M Klass, Karla D Wagner
INTRODUCTION: Opioid-related overdose death rates in rural communities in the United States are much higher than their urban counterparts. However, basic life support (BLS) personnel, who are more common in rural areas, have much lower rates of naloxone administration than other levels of emergency medical services (EMS). Training and equipping basic level Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs) to administer naloxone for an opioid overdose could yield positive outcomes. METHODS: Following a legislative change that allowed EMTs to administer naloxone in one rural state, we evaluated an EMT training program by examining EMTs' opioid overdose knowledge and attitudes before and after the training...
March 5, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563847/development-of-new-core-competencies-for-taiwanese-emergency-medical-technicians
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Yu-Tung Chang, Kuang-Chau Tsai, Brett Williams
Objectives: Core competencies are considered the foundation for establishing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and paramedic curricula, and for ensuring performance standards in the delivery of prehospital care. This study surveyed EMT instructors and medical directors to identify the most desirable core competencies for all levels of EMTs in Taiwan. Methods: A principal components analysis with Varimax rotation was conducted. An online questionnaire was distributed to obtain perspectives of EMT instructors and medical directors on the most desirable core competencies for EMTs...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519760/emergency-medical-technician-performed-point-of-care-blood-analysis-using-the-capillary-blood-obtained-from-skin-puncture
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Changsun Kim, Hansol Kim
OBJECTIVE: Comparing a point-of-care (POC) test using the capillary blood obtained from skin puncture with conventional laboratory tests. METHODS: In this study, which was conducted at the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital in April-July 2017, 232 patients were enrolled, and three types of blood samples (capillary blood from skin puncture, arterial and venous blood from blood vessel puncture) were simultaneously collected. Each blood sample was analyzed using a POC analyzer (epoc® system, USA), an arterial blood gas analyzer (pHOx®Ultra, Nova biomedical, USA) and venous blood analyzers (AU5800, DxH2401, Beckman Coulter, USA)...
December 9, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519189/trusting-early-learners-with-critical-professional-activities-through-emergency-medical-technician-certification
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Judith Brenner, Jeffrey Bird, Samara B Ginzburg, Thomas Kwiatkowski, Vincent Papasodero, William Rennie, Elisabeth Schlegel, Olle Ten Cate, Joanne M Willey
BACKGROUND: Two dominant themes face medical education: developing integrated curricula and improving the undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME) transition. An innovative solution to both of these challenges at the Zucker School of Medicine has been the application of the cognitive apprenticeship framework in requiring emergency medical technician (EMT) certification during the first course in medical school as the core on which to build an integrated curriculum and provide entrustable clinical skills...
March 8, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485328/national-systematic-legal-review-of-state-policies-on-emergency-medical-services-licensure-levels-authority-to-administer-opioid-antagonists
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Jeremiah M Kinsman, Kathy Robinson
OBJECTIVE: Previous research conducted in November 2013 found there were a limited number of states and territories in the United States (US) that authorize emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and emergency medical responders (EMRs) to administer opioid antagonists. Given the continued increase in the number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths, many states have changed their policies to authorize EMTs and EMRs to administer opioid antagonists. The goal of this study is to provide an updated description of policy on EMS licensure levels' authority to administer opioid antagonists for all 50 US states, the District of Columbia (DC), and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PR)...
February 27, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
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/29435339/perceptions-regarding-utilization-of-meteorological-information-in-healthcare-in-korea-a-qualitative-study
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Minsu Ock, Eun Young Choi, Inbo Oh, Seok Hyeon Yun, Yoo-Keun Kim, Hyunsu Kim, Min-Woo Jo, Jiho Lee
Background: Health forecasting has been used in an attempt to provide timely and tailored meteorological information to patients and healthcare providers so that they might take appropriate actions to mitigate health risks and manage healthcare-related needs. This study examined the in-depth perceptions of healthcare providers and the general public regarding the utilization of meteorological information in the healthcare system in Korea. Methods: The COREQ (Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research) checklist was applied to this study...
2018: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402633/first-aid-management-of-tonic-clonic-seizures-among-healthcare-personnel-a-survey-by-the-apulian-section-of-the-italian-league-against-epilepsy
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Tommaso Martino, Alessandra Lalla, Elena Carapelle, Maria Teresa Di Claudio, Carlo Avolio, Giuseppe d'Orsi
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the knowledge of healthcare workers about first-aid measures to be performed during and after a tonic-clonic seizure. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-four healthcare workers (86 physicians) working at 8 tertiary hospitals in the Apulia region, Italy, responded to a questionnaire comprising of 28 questions based on available Italian and international recommendations about what to do during a tonic-clonic seizure. RESULTS: One hundred and fifty-four healthcare workers completed and returned surveys with a response rate of 96...
February 2, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402615/improving-call-to-door-time-using-school-based-intervention-by-emergency-medical-technicians-the-akashi-project
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Takuro Arimizu, Chiaki Yokota, Shinya Tomari, Tenyu Hino, Shinichi Wada, Hideyuki Ohnishi, Kazunori Toyoda, Kazuo Minematsu
BACKGROUND: Identification of stroke signs by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) is important for initiating the "stroke chain of survival." The aim of the present study was to clarify the effect of EMT-led lessons on stroke awareness for schoolchildren in the Akashi project on the transportation time to arrive at the hospital. METHODS: Stroke lessons were given by EMTs to 887 elementary school children in elementary schools between September 2014 and October 2015...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399370/an-open-source-3d-printed-preclinical-mri-phantom-for-repeated-measures-of-contrast-agents-and-reference-standards
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B L Cox, K D Ludwig, E B Adamson, K W Eliceiri, S B Fain
In medical imaging, clinicians, researchers and technicians have begun to use 3D printing to create specialized phantoms to replace commercial ones due to their customizable and iterative nature. Presented here is the design of a 3D printed open source, reusable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) phantom, capable of flood-filling, with removable samples for measurements of contrast agent solutions and reference standards, and for use in evaluating acquisition techniques and image reconstruction performance. The phantom was designed using SolidWorks, a computer-aided design software package...
March 2018: Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386867/impact-of-a-pharmacy-led-medication-reconciliation-program
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Naomi Digiantonio, Jeremy Lund, Samantha Bastow
Objective: To determine the impact of a pharmacy-led medication reconciliation program at a large community hospital. The magnitude of the benefit of pharmacy-led medication reconciliation was evaluated based on the number of medication-related discrepancies between nursing triage notes and medication histories performed by pharmacy technicians or students. Discrepancies identified by pharmacy personnel medication histories that required pharmacist intervention on physician admission orders were further classified based on expected clinical impact if the error were to be propagated throughout hospitalization...
February 2018: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333893/syringe-administration-of-epinephrine-by-emergency-medical-technicians-for-anaphylaxis
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Andrew J Latimer, Sofia Husain, Jonathan Nolan, Vinod Doreswamy, Thomas D Rea, Michael R Sayre, Mickey S Eisenberg
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, the costs of epinephrine autoinjectors (EAIs) in the United States have risen substantially. King County Emergency Medical Services implemented the "Check and Inject" program to replace EAIs by teaching emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to manually aspirate epinephrine from a single-use 1 mg/mL epinephrine vial using a needle and syringe followed by prehospital intramuscular administration of the correct adult or pediatric dose of epinephrine for anaphylaxis or serious allergic reaction...
January 15, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290741/identifying-barriers-and-facilitators-at-affect-community-pharmacists-ability-to-engage-children-in-medication-counseling-a-pilot-study
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Olufunmilola Abraham, Dayna S Alexander, Loren J Schleiden, Delesha M Carpenter
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the barriers and facilitators that influence community pharmacists' ability to provide medication counseling to pediatric patients. METHODS: Semistructured interviews ( n = 16) were conducted with pharmacy staff at 3 community pharmacies in 2 Eastern states. The interview guide elicited pharmacy staff experiences interacting with children and their perceived barriers and facilitators to providing medication counseling. Transcripts were reviewed for accuracy and a codebook was developed for data analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231187/-emergency-medical-technician-profile-in-spain
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Santiago Martínez-Isasi, María José Rodríguez-Lorenzo, David Vázquez-Santamariña, Javier Abella-Lorenzo, Diana Josefa Castro Dios, Daniel Fernández García
OBJECTIVE: The emergency medical technician plays a fundamental role and is the most important figure quantitatively in pre-hospital emergencies. The aim was to asses the socio-demographic, work-related, health characteristics and technical skills of an Emergency Medical Technician in Spain. METHODS: Cross-sectional descriptive study. An ad hoc questionnaire was managed using Google Docs® that was delivered between April-June 2014 via email and social networks...
December 11, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199885/emergency-medical-services-provider-experiences-of-hospice-care
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Cassandra Barnette Donnelly, Karen Andrea Armstrong, Molly M Perkins, Danielle Moulia, Tammie E Quest, Arthur H Yancey
BACKGROUND: Growing numbers of emergency medical services (EMS) providers respond to patients who receive hospice care. The objective of this investigation was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of EMS providers in the care of patients enrolled in hospice care. METHODS: We conducted a survey study of EMS providers regarding hospice care. We collected quantitative and qualitative data on EMS provider's knowledge, attitudes, and experiences in responding to the care needs of patients in hospice care...
March 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188915/-occupational-aspects-of-emergency-medicine-practice-in-catalonia-the-opencat-opinion-survey
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Javier Jacob, Emili Gené, Gilberto Alonso, Pere Rimbau, José Zorrilla, Francesc Casarramona, Cristina Netto, Pere Sánchez, Ricard Hernández, Xavier Escalada, Òscar Miró
OBJECTIVES: To gather information on the contracting and training of members of the Catalan Society of Emergency Medicine (SoCMUE) who work in emergency medicine and services in Catalonia. To survey their opinions on certain aspects of resource availability and working conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional descriptive study based on a survey sent to SoCMUE members. We studied the opinions of 5 types of respondent: hospital physicians, out-of-hospital physicians, hospital nurses, out-of-hospital nurses, and emergency medical technicians...
2017: Emergencias: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Emergencias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185840/single-dose-levonorgestrel-emergency-contraception-and-silent-barriers-to-its-access-is-it-really-just-one-step
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Amanda H Ritter, Christine R Isaacs, Stephanie M Lee, Alan J Lee
BACKGROUND: Single-dose levonorgestrel has been legally available over the counter in the United States without age restriction since 2013. The objective of this study was to discover if there are barriers to access and to determine if such barriers vary based on the gender of the person making the purchase. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A male and female caller contacted 146 Richmond, Virginia pharmacies listed on the Plan B One Step® website. Ultimately, these callers interviewed 90 pharmacies via phone and used a rehearsed standardized script to ask eight questions regarding emergency contraception (EC) in relation to availability, age restrictions, parental consent, counseling requirements, and a male's ability to purchase the product...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
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