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Care of intubated patients at the emergency department

Yuri P Springer, Roy Gerona, Erich Scheunemann, Sarah L Shafer, Thomas Lin, Samuel D Banister, Michael P Cooper, Louisa J Castrodale, Michael Levy, Jay C Butler, Joseph B McLaughlin
In July 2015, personnel in the Alaska Division of Public Health's Section of Epidemiology became aware of an increase in the number of patients being treated in Anchorage hospital emergency departments for adverse reactions associated with use of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs). SCs are a chemically diverse class of designer drugs that bind to the same cannabinoid receptors as tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive component of cannabis. A public health investigation was initiated to describe clinical outcomes, characterize the outbreak, and identify SC chemicals circulating in Anchorage...
October 14, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Brian Clemency, Colleen Clemency Cordes, Heather A Lindstrom, Jeanne M Basior, Deborah P Waldrop
OBJECTIVES: What patients intend when they make health care choices and whether they understand the meaning of orders for life-sustaining treatment forms is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to analyze the directives from a sample of emergency department (ED) patients' MOLST forms. PROCEDURES: MOLST forms that accompanied 100 patients who were transported to an ED were collected and their contents analyzed. Data categories included age, gender, if the patient completed the form for themselves, medical orders for life-sustaining treatment including intubation, ventilation, artificial nutrition, artificial fluids or other treatment, and wishes for future hospitalization or transfer...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Wayne Varndell, Margaret Fry, Doug Elliott
AIM: This systematic review examined the psychometric properties and suitability of the available observational pain instruments for potential use with nonverbal critically ill adult patients in the emergency department. BACKGROUND: In the emergency department assessing pain in critically ill patients is challenging, especially those unable to communicate the presence of pain. Critically ill patients are commonly unable to verbally communicate pain due to altered oral communication (e...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
J M Huitink, P P Lie, I Heideman, E P Jansma, R Greif, N van Schagen, A Schauer
The aim of this study was to develop an audit tool to identify prospectively all peri-operative adverse events during airway management in a cost-effective and reproducible way. All patients at VU University Medical Center who required general anaesthesia for elective and emergency surgical procedures were included during a period of 8 weeks. Daily questionnaires and interviews were taken from anaesthesia trainees and anaesthetic department staff members. A total of 2803 patients underwent general anaesthesia, 1384 men and 1419 women, including 2232 elective patients and 571 emergency procedures, 697 paediatric and 2106 adult surgical procedures...
September 26, 2016: Anaesthesia
Lawrence A DeLuca, Paul Walsh, Donald D Davidson, Lisa R Stoneking, Laurel M Yang, Kristi J H Grall, M Jessica Gonzaga, Wanda J Larson, Uwe Stolz, Dylan M Sabb, Kurt R Denninghoff
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) has been linked to emergency department (ED) intubation and length of stay (LOS). We assessed VAP prevalence in ED intubated patients, feasibility of ED VAP prevention, and effect on VAP rates. METHODS: This was a quality improvement initiative using a pre/post design. Phase 1 (PRE1) comprised patients before intensive care unit (ICU) bundle deployment. Phase 2 (PRE2) occurred after ICU but before ED deployment. Phase 3 (POST) included patients received VAP prevention starting at ED intubation...
September 21, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
Gillian A Beauchamp, Benjamin T Kerrey, Matthew R Mittiga, Andrea S Rinderknecht, Shan Yin
OBJECTIVE: Few studies of children with toxicological emergencies describe those undergoing acute resuscitation, and most describe exposures to single agents. We describe a 12-month sample of patients evaluated in the resuscitation area of a pediatric emergency department (ED) for a toxicological emergency. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients in a high-volume, academic pediatric ED. We identified patients evaluated in the ED resuscitation area for toxicological exposure and conducted structured chart reviews to collect relevant data...
September 20, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Pierre-Géraud Claret, Ian G Stiell, Justin W Yan, Catherine M Clement, Brian H Rowe, Lisa A Calder, Jeffrey J Perry
INTRODUCTION: The first aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics for elderly patients with acute heart failure presenting to the emergency department (ED). The second aim was to determine the characteristics of these elderly patients associated with serious adverse events. METHODS: The population was divided into 2 age groups, <80 and ≥80 years. The primary outcome was the occurrence of a serious adverse event, defined as either death from any cause within 30 days of the index ED visit or any of the following events within 14 days of the index ED visit: admission to a monitored unit, intubation, need for noninvasive ventilation, myocardial infarction, major procedure, or, for patients who were discharged after the initial visit, return to the ED resulting in admission to hospital...
August 12, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Yuko Ono, Takuya Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Chida, Tetsuya Sato, Hiroaki Kikuchi, Daiji Suzuki, Masakazu Ikeda, Koichi Tanigawa, Kazuaki Shinohara
BACKGROUND: A reduction in medical staff such as occurs in hospitals during nights and weekends (off hours) is associated with a worse outcome in patients with several unanticipated critical conditions. Although difficult airway management (DAM) requires the simultaneous assistance of several appropriately trained medical caregivers, data are scarce regarding the association between off-hour presentation and endotracheal intubation (ETI)-related adverse events, especially in the trauma population...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Christopher P Michetti, Heather A Prentice, Jennifer Rodriguez, Anna Newcomb
BACKGROUND: We studied trauma-specific conditions precluding semiupright positioning and other nonmodifiable risk factors for their influence on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study at a Level I trauma center from 2008 to 2012 on ICU patients aged ≥15, who were intubated for more than 2 days. Using backward logistic regression, a composite of 4 factors (open abdomen, acute spinal cord injury, spine fracture, spine surgery) that preclude semiupright positioning (supine composite) and other variables were analyzed...
July 28, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Theresia Monica Rahardjo, Tinni Trihartini Maskoen, Ike Sri Redjeki
BACKGROUND: Recovery from cytomegalovirus meningoencephalitis with brain stem death in an immunocompetent patient is almost impossible. We present a remarkable recovery from a possible cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent man who had severe neurological syndromes, suggesting brain stem death complicated by pneumonia and pleural effusion. CASE PRESENTATION: A 19-year-old Asian man presented at our hospital's emergency department with reduced consciousness and seizures following high fever, headache, confusion, and vomitus within a week before arrival...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Alexander J Doyle, Daniel Stolady, Maryanne Mariyaselvam, Gayathri Wijewardena, Emma Gent, Mark Blunt, Peter Young
PURPOSE: Hypoxia is one of the leading causes of anesthesia-related injury. In response to the limitations of conventional preoxygenation, Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange (THRIVE) has been used as a method of providing both preoxygenation and apneic oxygenation during intubation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, THRIVE was introduced in a critical care unit (CCU), operating room (OR), and emergency department (ED) during emergency intubation of patients at high risk of hypoxia...
June 23, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Panita Worapratya, Jutharat Joraluck, Apisit Wanjaroenchaisuk, Prasit Wuthisuthimethawee
OBJECTIVE: Determine the appropriateness of broad-spectrum antibiotics applied in severe sepsis and septic shock in an emergency room and its impact on the survival rate. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This was a prospective observational study in an emergency room setting at a tertiary care facility where early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) was applied for resuscitation of severe septic and septic shock patients. The data recorded were the initial vital signs, SAP II score, time of EGDT goals achieved (ScvO₂> 70), time of antibiotics initiated, type of antibiotics used, organisms that were identified, source of infection, initial and final diagnosis, and outcome of treatment...
May 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Michael G Tunik, Elizabeth C Powell, Prashant Mahajan, Jeff E Schunk, Elizabeth Jacobs, Michelle Miskin, Sally Jo Zuspan, Sandra Wootton-Gorges, Shireen M Atabaki, John D Hoyle, James F Holmes, Peter S Dayan, Nathan Kuppermann
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We describe presentations and outcomes of children with basilar skull fractures in the emergency department (ED) after blunt head trauma. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of an observational cohort of children with blunt head trauma. Basilar skull fracture was defined as physical examination signs of basilar skull fracture without basilar skull fracture on computed tomography (CT), or basilar skull fracture on CT regardless of physical examination signs of basilar skull fracture...
October 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Michael L Herscher, Juan P Wisnivesky, Paula J Busse, Nicola A Hanania, Tianyun Sheng, Michael S Wolf, Alex D Federman
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of age of onset on clinical characteristics and outcomes in a cohort of older patients with long-standing (LSA) and late-onset asthma (LOA). METHODS: Four hundred fifty-two patients 60 years of age and older with persistent asthma were recruited. We defined LOA as asthma developing at age 40 or later and LSA as developing before age 40. We compared airway obstruction as assessed by spirometry, as well as asthma control using the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ), quality of life using the Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ), and asthma-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations among patients with LSA vs...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Ellen E Connor, Nicole R Jackson, Robin R McGoey
A 51-year-old man presented to a community based emergency department with bilateral lower extremity swelling that began four days prior and that had evolved into recent blister formation on the left lower extremity. Medical history was significant only for hypertension and a recent self-described episode of "food poisoning" five days earlier characterized by diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting that quickly resolved. Physical exam revealed marked bilateral lower extremity edema and an ecchymotic rash below the knee...
May 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
R Mason Curtis, Sarah Felder, Rozita Borici-Mazi, Ian Ball
INTRODUCTION: Upper airway angioedema is a life-threatening emergency department (ED) presentation with increasing incidence. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor induced angioedema (AAE) is a non-mast cell mediated etiology of angioedema. Accurate diagnosis by clinical examination can optimize patient management and reduce morbidity from inappropriate treatment with epinephrine. The aim of this study is to describe the incidence of angioedema subtypes and the management of AAE. We evaluate the appropriateness of treatments and highlight preventable iatrogenic morbidity...
May 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Susan R Wilcox, Tania D Strout, Jeffrey I Schneider, Patricia M Mitchell, Jessica Smith, Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton, Evie G Marcolini, Ani Aydin, Todd A Seigel, Jeremy B Richards
INTRODUCTION: Although emergency physicians frequently intubate patients, management of mechanical ventilation has not been emphasized in emergency medicine (EM) education or clinical practice. The objective of this study was to quantify EM attendings' education, experience, and knowledge regarding mechanical ventilation in the emergency department. METHODS: We developed a survey of academic EM attendings' educational experiences with ventilators and a knowledge assessment tool with nine clinical questions...
May 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Branka Maldini, Iljaz Hodžović, Tatjana Goranović, Jasna Mesarić
Despite the lack of uniformity and the need of further investigation, video laryngoscopy continues to gain popularity both inside and outside the operating room. It has quickly become a first line strategy for potential and/or encountered difficult intubation. It is well established that video laryngoscope improves laryngeal view as compared with direct laryngoscopy in patients with suspected difficult intubation and simulated difficult airway scenarios. For novices and experienced anesthesiologists alike, video laryngoscopy is easy to use and the skills involved are easy to master...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
Sehnaz Akın Paker, Seda Dagar, Erkan Gunay, Zeynep Temizyurek Cebeci, Ersin Aksay
OBJECTIVES: In our study we aimed to investigate the quality and quantity of medical management inside ambulances for 14 and over 14 years old patients transported to a level three emergency department (ED). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our study was conducted prospectively at a level three ED. 14 and over 14 years old patients who were transported to the ED by ambulance were included in the study consecutively. "Lack of vital rate" was described as missing of one or more of five vital rates during ambulance transportation...
September 2015: Turk J Emerg Med
Wei-Hung Lai, Shao-Chun Wu, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Pao-Jen Kuo, Shiun-Yuan Hsu, Yi-Chun Chen, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Ching-Hua Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is a leading cause of preventable trauma death. In this study, we used the reverse shock index (RSI), a ratio of systolic blood pressure (SBP) to heart rate (HR), to evaluate the hemodynamic stability of trauma patients. As an SBP lower than the HR (RSI < 1) may indicate hemodynamic instability, the objective of this study was to assess the associated complications in trauma patients with an RSI < 1 upon arrival at the emergency department (ED) (indicated as (A)RSI) and at the time of departure from the ED (indicated as (L)RSI) to the operative room or for admission...
2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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