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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202076/developing-quality-indicators-for-physician-staffed-emergency-medical-services-a-consensus-process
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Helge Haugland, Marius Rehn, Pål Klepstad, Andreas Krüger
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest for quality measurement in health care services; pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS) included. However, attempts of measuring the quality of physician-staffed EMS (P-EMS) are scarce. The aim of this study was to develop a set of quality indicators for international P-EMS to allow quality improvement initiatives. METHODS: A four-step modified nominal group technique process (expert panel method) was used. RESULTS: The expert panel reached consensus on 26 quality indicators for P-EMS...
February 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193297/pre-hospital-transfusion-of-packed-red-blood-cells-in-147-patients-from-a-uk-helicopter-emergency-medical-service
#2
Richard M Lyon, Eleanor de Sausmarez, Emily McWhirter, Gary Wareham, Magnus Nelson, Ashley Matthies, Anthony Hudson, Leigh Curtis, Malcolm Q Russell
BACKGROUND: Early transfusion of packed red blood cells (PRBC) has been associated with improved survival in patients with haemorrhagic shock. This study aims to describe the characteristics of patients receiving pre-hospital blood transfusion and evaluate their subsequent need for in-hospital transfusion and surgery. METHODS: The decision to administer a pre-hospital PRBC transfusion was based on clinical judgment. All patients transfused pre-hospital PRBC between February 2013 and December 2014 were included...
February 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27211834/impact-brain-apnoea-a-forgotten-cause-of-cardiovascular-collapse-in-trauma
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Mark H Wilson, John Hinds, Gareth Grier, Brian Burns, Simon Carley, Gareth Davies
OBJECTIVE: Early death following cranial trauma is often considered unsurvivable traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, Impact Brain Apnoea (IBA), the phenomenon of apnoea following TBI, may be a significant and preventable contributor to death attributed to primary injury. This paper reviews the history of IBA, cites case examples and reports a survey of emergency responder experience. METHODS: Literature and narrative review and focused survey of pre-hospital physicians...
August 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154162/outcomes-of-physician-staffed-versus-non-physician-staffed-helicopter-transport-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#4
Sverrir I Gunnarsson, Joseph Mitchell, Mary S Busch, Brenda Larson, S Michael Gharacholou, Zhanhai Li, Amish N Raval
BACKGROUND: The effect of physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) on ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patient transfer is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the characteristics and outcomes of physician-staffed HEMS (Physician-HEMS) versus non-physician-staffed (Standard-HEMS) in patients with STEMI. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 398 STEMI patients transferred by either Physician-HEMS (n=327) or Standard-HEMS (n=71) for primary or rescue percutaneous coronary intervention at 2 hospitals between 2006 and 2014...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926759/mortality-and-prehospital-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-major-traumatic-brain-injury-implications-for-the-hypotension-threshold
#5
Daniel W Spaite, Chengcheng Hu, Bentley J Bobrow, Vatsal Chikani, Duane Sherrill, Bruce Barnhart, Joshua B Gaither, Kurt R Denninghoff, Chad Viscusi, Terry Mullins, P David Adelson
Importance: Current prehospital traumatic brain injury guidelines use a systolic blood pressure threshold of less than 90 mm Hg for treating hypotension for individuals 10 years and older based on studies showing higher mortality when blood pressure drops below this level. However, the guidelines also acknowledge the weakness of the supporting evidence. Objective: To evaluate whether any statistically supportable threshold between systolic pressure and mortality emerges from the data a priori, without assuming that a cut point exists...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927189/prehospital-critical-care-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-observational-study-examining-survival-and-a-stakeholder-focused-cost-analysis
#6
Johannes von Vopelius-Feldt, Jane Powell, Richard Morris, Jonathan Benger
BACKGROUND: Survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain low, despite remarkable efforts to improve care. A number of ambulance services in the United Kingdom (UK) have developed prehospital critical care teams (CCTs) which attend critically ill patients, including OHCA. However, current scientific evidence describing CCTs attending OHCA is sparse and research to date has not demonstrated clear benefits from this model of care. METHODS: This prospective, observational study will describe the effect of CCTs on survival from OHCA, when compared to advanced-life-support (ALS), the current standard of prehospital care in the UK...
December 7, 2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879534/physician-provided-prehospital-critical-care-effect-on-patient-physiology-dynamics-and-on-scene-time
#7
Bjørn O Reid, Marius Rehn, Oddvar Uleberg, Andreas J Krüger
INTRODUCTION: Improved physiologic status can be seen as a surrogate measure of improved outcome and a field-friendly prognostic model such as the Mainz Emergency Evaluation Score (MEES) could quantify the effect on physiological response. We aim to examine the dynamic physiological profile as measured by this score on patients managed by physician-manned helicopter emergency medical services and how this profile was related to on-scene time expenditure and critical care interventions...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23087028/severe-sepsis-in-pre-hospital-emergency-care-analysis-of-incidence-care-and-outcome
#8
Christopher W Seymour, Thomas D Rea, Jeremy M Kahn, Allan J Walkey, Donald M Yealy, Derek C Angus
RATIONALE: Severe sepsis is common and highly morbid, yet the epidemiology of severe sepsis at the frontier of the health care system-pre-hospital emergency care-is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We examined the epidemiology of pre-hospital severe sepsis among emergency medical services (EMS) encounters, relative to acute myocardial infarction and stroke. METHODS: Retrospective study using a community-based cohort of all nonarrest, nontrauma King County EMS encounters from 2000 to 2009 who were transported to a hospital...
December 15, 2012: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26719078/severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-pre-hospital-emergency-medicine-survey-results-of-medical-directors-of-emergency-medical-services-concerning-antibiotics-blood-cultures-and-algorithms
#9
Sebastian Casu, David Häske
Delayed antibiotic treatment for patients in severe sepsis and septic shock decreases the probability of survival. In this survey, medical directors of different emergency medical services (EMS) in Germany were asked if they are prepared for pre-hospital sepsis therapy with antibiotics or special algorithms to evaluate the individual preparations of the different rescue areas for the treatment of patients with this infectious disease. The objective of the survey was to obtain a general picture of the current status of the EMS with respect to rapid antibiotic treatment for sepsis...
June 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836253/bi-manual-proximal-external-aortic-compression-after-major-abdominal-pelvic-trauma-and-during-ambulance-transfer-a-simulation-study
#10
M J Douma, D O'Dochartaigh, P G Brindley
BACKGROUND: Applying manual pressure after hemorrhage is intuitive, cost-free, and logistically-simple. When direct abdominal-pelvic compression fails, clinicians can attempt indirect proximal-external-aortic-compression (PEAC), while expediting transfer and definitive rescue. This study quantifies the sustainability of simulated bi-manual PEAC both immediately on scene and during subsequent ambulance transfer. The goal is to understand when bi-manual PEAC might be clinically-useful, and when to prioritize compression-devices or endovascular-occlusion...
January 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814743/prehospital-fibrinolysis-versus-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#11
Vincent Roule, Pierre Ardouin, Katrien Blanchart, Adrien Lemaitre, Julien Wain-Hobson, Damien Legallois, Joachim Alexandre, Rémi Sabatier, Paul Milliez, Farzin Beygui
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred reperfusion strategy in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but its benefit over prehospital fibrinolysis (FL) is not clear. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in which outcomes of patients with STEMI managed with FL early in the prehospital setting versus PPCI were compared. RESULTS: Compared with PPCI, FL was consistently associated with similar rates of short-term (30-90 days) death (relative risk [RR] 0...
November 5, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692683/the-effect-of-combined-out-of-hospital-hypotension-and-hypoxia-on-mortality-in-major-traumatic-brain-injury
#12
Daniel W Spaite, Chengcheng Hu, Bentley J Bobrow, Vatsal Chikani, Bruce Barnhart, Joshua B Gaither, Kurt R Denninghoff, P David Adelson, Samuel M Keim, Chad Viscusi, Terry Mullins, Duane Sherrill
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Survival is significantly reduced by either hypotension or hypoxia during the out-of-hospital management of major traumatic brain injury. However, only a handful of small studies have investigated the influence of the combination of both hypotension and hypoxia occurring together. In patients with major traumatic brain injury, we evaluate the associations between mortality and out-of-hospital hypotension and hypoxia separately and in combination. METHODS: All moderate or severe traumatic brain injury cases in the preimplementation cohort of the Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care study (a statewide, before/after, controlled study of the effect of implementing the out-of-hospital traumatic brain injury treatment guidelines) from January 1, 2007, to March 31, 2014, were evaluated (exclusions: <10 years, out-of-hospital oxygen saturation ≤10%, and out-of-hospital systolic blood pressure <40 or >200 mm Hg)...
January 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650943/physician-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-systems-can-provide-advanced-trauma-life-support-in-mountainous-and-remote-areas
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Julia Ausserer, Elizabeth Moritz, Matthias Stroehle, Hermann Brugger, Giacomo Strapazzon, Simon Rauch, Peter Mair
INTRODUCTION: In remote and mountainous areas, helicopter emergency medical systems (HEMS) are used to expedite evacuation and provide pre-hospital advanced trauma life support (ATLS) in major trauma victims. Aim of the study was to investigate feasibility of ATLS in HEMS mountain rescue missions and its influence on patient condition at hospital admission. PATIENTS: 58 major trauma victims (Injury Severity Score ≥16), evacuated by physician staffed HEMS from remote and mountainous areas in the State of Tyrol, Austria between 1...
January 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637440/the-effect-of-prehospital-intubation-on-treatment-times-in-patients-with-suspected-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
Joshua D Lansom, Kate Curtis, Helen Goldsmith, Alex Tzannes
OBJECTIVE: This study examines whether, in patients requiring intubation with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), prehospital intubation compared with emergency department intubation leads to a reduction in treatment times and time to a computed tomographic (CT) scan. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study compared adult patients with a Glasgow Coma Score of less than 14 with a suspected TBI who underwent intubation, either prehospital or on arrival to the emergency department...
September 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629235/ten-year-maturation-period-in-a-level-i-trauma-center-a-cohort-comparison-study
#15
A M K Harmsen, G F Giannakopoulos, M Terra, E S M de Lange de Klerk, F W Bloemers
PURPOSE: Many changes have been made to improve trauma care. Improved trauma team response and usage of a hybrid resuscitation room are examples of how this trauma center has developed. The aim was to assess how the outcome of the trauma population was influenced by the maturation. METHODS: A cohort comparison, between June 2004-July 2005 and 2014, was performed. All adult trauma patients with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) >15 were included. Variables collected were: patient demographics, mechanism of trauma, total prehospital time, pre- and inhospital trauma scores, vital signs, blood values and interventions, and physician staffed helicopter emergency medical services (P-HEMS) involvement and outcome...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565859/association-between-prehospital-physician-involvement-and-survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-danish-nationwide-observational-study
#16
Annika Hamilton, Jacob Steinmetz, Mads Wissenberg, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Freddy K Lippert, Lars Hove, Nicolai Lohse
AIM: Sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is an important public health problem. While several interventions are known to improve survival, the impact of physician-delivered advanced cardiac life support for OHCA is unclear. We aimed to assess the association between prehospital physician involvement and 30-day survival. METHODS: Observational study including persons registered with first-time OHCA of any cause in the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry during 2005-2012...
November 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567923/prehospital-intubation-for-isolated-severe-blunt-traumatic-brain-injury-worse-outcomes-and-higher-mortality
#17
Tobias Haltmeier, Elizabeth Benjamin, Stefano Siboni, Evren Dilektasli, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
PURPOSE: Prehospital endotracheal intubation (ETI) for traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a controversial issue. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of prehospital ETI in patients with TBI. METHODS: Cohort-matched study using the US National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) 2008-2012. Patients with isolated severe blunt TBI (AIS head ≥3, AIS chest/abdomen <3) and a field GCS ≤8 were extracted from NTDB. A 1:1 matching of patients with and without prehospital ETI was performed...
August 27, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586097/prehospital-transportation-decisions-for-patients-sustaining-major-trauma-in-road-traffic-crashes-in-sweden
#18
Stefan Candefjord, Ruben Buendia, Eva-Corina Caragounis, Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, Helen Fagerlind
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the proportion and characteristics of patients sustaining major trauma in road traffic crashes (RTCs) who could benefit from direct transportation to a trauma center (TC). METHODS: Currently, there is no national classification of TC in Sweden. In this study, 7 university hospitals (UHs) in Sweden were selected to represent a TC level I or level II. These UHs have similar capabilities as the definition for level I and level II TC in the United States...
September 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566790/transtracheal-jet-ventilation-in-the-can-t-intubate-can-t-oxygenate-emergency-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
L V Duggan, B Ballantyne Scott, J A Law, I R Morris, M F Murphy, D E Griesdale
BACKGROUND: Transtracheal jet ventilation (TTJV) is recommended in several airway guidelines as a potentially life-saving procedure during the 'Can't Intubate Can't Oxygenate' (CICO) emergency. Some studies have questioned its effectiveness. METHODS: Our goal was to determine the complication rates of TTJV in the CICO emergency compared with the emergency setting where CICO is not described (non-CICO emergency) or elective surgical setting. Several databases of published and unpublished literature were searched systematically for studies describing TTJV in human subjects...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27075015/pediatric-pre-hospital-emergencies-in-belgium-a-2-year-national-descriptive-study
#20
Pierre Demaret, Frédéric Lebrun, Philippe Devos, Caroline Champagne, Roland Lemaire, Isabelle Loeckx, Marie Messens, André Mulder
UNLABELLED: This study aims to describe the pediatric physician-staffed EMS missions at a national level and to compare the pediatric and the adult EMS missions. Using a national database, we analyzed 254,812 interventions including 15,294 (6 %) pediatric emergencies. Less children than adults received an intravenous infusion (52.7 versus 77.1 %, p < 0.001), but the intra-osseous access was used more frequently in children (1.3 versus 0.8 %, p < 0.001). More children than adults benefited from a therapeutic immobilization (16...
July 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
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