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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909851/brief-report-knowledge-and-confidence-of-emergency-medical-service-personnel-involving-treatment-of-an-individual-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#1
David Wachob, Louis J Pesci
In order to best respond to an emergency situation, professionals need to have an understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and techniques that will ensure proper care. The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge and confidence of EMS personnel on interacting and treating an individual with ASD. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), and Paramedics were surveyed on their knowledge of ASD; familiarity or experience with ASD, and level of comfort responding to emergencies involving an individual with ASD...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908843/treatment-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-by-telemedically-supported-paramedics-compared-with-physician-based-treatment-a-prospective-interventional-multicenter-trial
#2
Jörg C Brokmann, Clemens Conrad, Rolf Rossaint, Sebastian Bergrath, Stefan K Beckers, Miriam Tamm, Michael Czaplik, Frederik Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Prehospital treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in German emergency medical services (EMSs) is reserved for EMS physicians due to legal issues. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective, interventional, multicenter trial was to evaluate the quality of telemedically-delegated therapy and the possible complications in patients with ACS. METHODS: After approval by the ethics committee and trial registration, a one-year study phase was started in August 2012 with 5 ambulances, telemedically equipped and staffed with paramedics, in 4 German EMS districts...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897380/lived-experience-of-involuntary-transport-under-mental-health-legislation
#3
Joanne Bradbury, Marie Hutchinson, John Hurley, Helen Stasa
Police have historically been responsible for transporting people during a mental health crisis in Australia. A major change to the New South Wales (NSW) Mental Health Act (MHA) in 2007 expanded the range of coercive transportation agencies to include NSW Ambulance (paramedics) and NSW Health (mental health nurses). Anecdotal reports, however, describe a lack of clarity around how these changes should be implemented in practice. This research aims to explore this lack of clarity through qualitative analysis of interviews with people with the lived experience of involuntary transport under the MHA...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897197/on-site-rapid-diagnosis-of-intracranial-hematoma-using-portable-multi-slice-microwave-imaging-system
#4
Ahmed Toaha Mobashsher, A M Abbosh
Rapid, on-the-spot diagnostic and monitoring systems are vital for the survival of patients with intracranial hematoma, as their conditions drastically deteriorate with time. To address the limited accessibility, high costs and static structure of currently used MRI and CT scanners, a portable non-invasive multi-slice microwave imaging system is presented for accurate 3D localization of hematoma inside human head. This diagnostic system provides fast data acquisition and imaging compared to the existing systems by means of a compact array of low-profile, unidirectional antennas with wideband operation...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894476/-telemedicine-and-new-forms-of-cooperation-between-doctors-and-caregivers
#5
Alexandre Mathieu-Fritz
The development of telemedicine is accompanied by new forms of coordination and cooperation between doctors and paramedical caregivers. If we consider the work in terms of the way it is actually carried out in practice, we have a better understanding of the efforts made by practitioners to adapt, as well as the challenges associated with the integration of telemedicine systems. These effect the notions and the execution of 'good work'.
November 2016: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890030/longitudinal-emergency-medical-technician-attributes-and-demographic-study-leads-design-and-methodology
#6
Roger Levine
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe the Longitudinal Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Attributes and Demographic Study (LEADS) design, instrument development, pilot testing, sampling procedures, and data collection methodology. Response rates are provided, along with results of follow-up surveys of non-responders (NRs) and a special survey of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals who were not nationally certified. METHODS: Annual surveys from 1999 to 2008 were mailed out to a random, stratified sample of nationally registered EMT-Basics and Paramedics...
November 28, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890027/a-longitudinal-description-of-emergency-medical-services-professionals-by-race-ethnicity
#7
Remle P Crowe, Roger Levine, Jennifer J Eggerichs, Melissa A Bentley
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper was to compare demographics, employment variables, satisfaction, and motivation for entering the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) between members of under-represented races/ethnicities and members of the majority group. METHODS: A cohort of nationally certified EMS professionals was followed for 10 years through annual surveys; however, race/ethnicity was only available for 9 years (2000-2008). Descriptive statistics and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated and significance was determined by lack of CI overlap...
November 28, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890018/compensation-of-emergency-medical-technician-emt-basics-and-paramedics
#8
Jonathan R Studnek
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this paper is to identify factors associated with compensation for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basics and Paramedics and assess whether these associations have changed over the period 1999-2008. METHODS: Data obtained from the Longitudinal EMT Attributes and Demographic Study (LEADS) surveys, a mail survey of a random, stratified sample of nationally certified EMT-Basics and Paramedics, were analyzed. For the 1999-2003 period, analyses included all respondents providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS)...
November 28, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886777/characteristics-of-patients-who-are-not-resuscitated-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-and-opportunities-to-improve-community-response-to-cardiac-arrest
#9
S Rajagopal, C R Kaye, R Lall, C D Deakin, S Gates, H Pocock, T Quinn, N Rees, M Smyth, G D Perkins
AIM: This study explores why resuscitation is withheld when emergency medical staff arrive at the scene of a cardiac arrest and identifies modifiable factors associated with this decision. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of unselected patients who sustained an out of hospital cardiac arrest attended by ambulance vehicles participating in a randomized controlled trial of a mechanical chest compression device (PARAMEDIC trial). Patients were categorized as 'non-resuscitation' patients if there was a do-not-attempt-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (DNACPR) order, signs unequivocally associated with death or resuscitation was deemed futile (15min had elapsed since collapse with no bystander-CPR and asystole recorded on EMS arrival)...
December 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884215/public-perception-of-emergency-medical-services-in-the-united-states
#10
Remle P Crowe, Roger Levine, Severo Rodriguez, Ashley D Larrimore, Ronald G Pirrallo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the public's experience, expectations, and perceptions related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). METHODS: A population-based telephone interview of adults in the United States was conducted. The survey instrument consisted of 112 items. Demographic variables including age, race, political beliefs, and household income were collected. Data collection was performed by trained interviewers from Kent State University's (Kent, Ohio USA)Social Research Laboratory...
November 25, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872525/experiences-of-breast-cancer-survivors-with-oncology-settings-in-urban-india-qualitative-findings
#11
Michelle S Barthakur, Mahendra P Sharma, Santosh K Chaturvedi, Suraj K Manjunath
The experience of diagnosis and treatment of cancer leads to significant changes within an individual. In the course of survivorship trajectory, very often cancer survivors are left with the sense, improvements could be done to enhance the quality of cancer care. This article focuses on experiences of breast cancer survivors with oncology setting in urban India. Data was collected from 15 women in South and East India using in-depth interview method. Qualitative interview data was analysed using descriptive phenomenology method...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871770/ptsd-in-those-who-care-for-the-injured
#12
Kevin Luftman, Jayson Aydelotte, Kevin Rix, Sadia Ali, Katherine Houck, Thomas B Coopwood, Pedro Teixeira, Alex Eastman, Brian Eastridge, Carlos V R Brown, Matthew Davis
BACKGROUND: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has become a focus for the care of trauma victims, but the incidence of PTSD in those who care for injured patients has not been well studied. Our hypothesis was that a significant proportion of health care providers involved with trauma care are at risk of developing PTSD. METHODS: A system-wide survey was applied using a modified version of the Primary Care PTSD Screen [PC-PTSD], a validated PTSD screening tool currently being used by the VA to screen veterans for PTSD...
November 10, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870588/assessment-of-paramedic-performance-on-difficult-airway-simulation
#13
Ashish R Panchal, Geoffrey Finnegan, David P Way, Thomas Terndrup
OBJECTIVE: Airway management is a common, important intervention for critically ill patients in the United States. A key element of prehospital airway management is endotracheal intubation (ETI). Prehospital ETI success rates have been shown to be as low as 77% compared to in-hospital rates of 95%. Given these rates, the use of backup airway devices is a necessary precaution for patient safety. The extent to which paramedics integrate backup airway use into their airway algorithm is unknown...
November 21, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866692/does-the-number-of-emergency-medical-technicians-affect-the-neurological-outcome-of-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#14
Shuichi Hagiwara, Kiyohiro Oshima, Makoto Aoki, Dai Miyazaki, Atsushi Sakurai, Yoshio Tahara, Ken Nagao, Naohiro Yonemoto, Arino Yaguchi, Naoto Morimura
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether the number of paramedics in an ambulance improves the outcome of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) or not. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study was a prospective, observational study conducted on patients with OHCA. Patients were divided into the One-paramedic group (Group O) and the Two-or-more-paramedic group (Group T) and we analyzed the differences. Patients who were treated with only basic life support during transportation, and whose cause of cardiac arrest were extrinsic cause such as trauma and poisoning were excluded...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866392/drug-caused-deaths-in-australian-medical-practitioners-and-health-care-professionals
#15
Jennifer L Pilgrim, Rhyse Dorward, Olaf H Drummer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are numerous factors putting health-care professionals (HCP) at a higher risk of substance abuse and premature death, including high-stress jobs, access to controlled substances, long hours of practice and constant contact with the critically ill. This study aimed to examine fatal drug toxicity in this high-risk cohort, in order to: (1) estimate the rate of drug-caused deaths of Australian HCPs; (2) describe the key characteristics of the cohort; and (3) examine the relationship between HCP occupation and drug type, or intent...
November 20, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858851/a-comparison-of-a-traditional-endotracheal-tube-versus-etview-sl-in-endotracheal-intubation-during-different-emergency-conditions-a-randomized-crossover-cadaver-trial
#16
Zenon Truszewski, Paweł Krajewski, Marcin Fudalej, Jacek Smereka, Michael Frass, Oliver Robak, Bianka Nguyen, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
BACKGROUND: Airway management is a crucial skill essential to paramedics and personnel working in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Departments: Lack of practice, a difficult airway, or a trauma situation may limit the ability of paramedics to perform direct laryngoscopy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Videoscope devices are alternatives for airway management in these situations. The ETView VivaSight SL (ETView; ETView Ltd., Misgav, Israel) is a new, single-lumen airway tube with an integrated high-resolution imaging camera...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858504/rise-and-shock-optimal-defibrillator-placement-in-a-high-rise-building
#17
Timothy C Y Chan
OBJECTIVE: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) in high-rise buildings experience lower survival and longer delays until paramedic arrival. Use of publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AED) can improve survival, but "vertical" placement has not been studied. We aim to determine whether elevator-based or lobby-based AED placement results in shorter vertical distance travelled ("response distance") to OHCAs in a high-rise building. METHODS: We developed a model of a single-elevator, n-floor high-rise building...
November 18, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858502/prehospital-providers-perceptions-on-providing-patient-and-family-centered-care
#18
Emily M Ayub, Esther M Sampayo, Manish I Shah, Cara B Doughty
BACKGROUND: A gap exists in understanding a provider's approach to delivering care that is mutually beneficial to patients, families, and other providers in the prehospital setting. The purpose of this study was to identify attitudes, beliefs, and perceived barriers to providing patient and family centered care (PFCC) in the prehospital setting and to describe potential solutions for improving PFCC during critical pediatric events. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative, cross-sectional study of a purposive sample of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics from an urban, municipal, fire-based EMS system, who participated in the Pediatric Simulation Training for Emergency Prehospital Providers (PediSTEPPS) course...
November 18, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850721/1084-out-of-hospital-tracheal-intubation-by-paramedics-under-visual-direction-of-emergency-physicians
#19
Shinji Kusunoki, Takuma Sadamori, Tatsutoshi Shimatani, Hiroshi Giga, Junji Itai, Tadatsugu Otani, Takao Yamanoue, Koichi Tanigawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849480/validation-of-an-assessment-tool-for-field-endotracheal-intubation
#20
Danielle Hart, Joseph Clinton, Shilo Anders, Troy Reihsen, Mary Ann McNeil, Gregory Rule, Robert Sweet
OBJECTIVES: Endotracheal intubation (ETI) is an important skill for all emergency providers; our ability to train and assess our learners is integral to providing optimal patient care. The primary aim of this study was to assess the inter-rater reliability (IRR) and discriminant validity of a novel field ETI assessment tool using a checklist-derived performance score (PS) and critical failure (CF) rate. METHODS: Forty-three participants (18 paramedic students, 11 paramedics, and 14 emergency physicians [EPs]) performed ETI during a simulated trauma scenario on a pseudo-ventilated cadaver...
November 2016: Military Medicine
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