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NHTSA Request for Information: Emergency Medical Services Education Agenda 2050

American Ambulance Association

From Regulations.Gov NHTSA published a request for information on October 13, 2023, seeking comments from all sources (public, private, government, academic, professional, public interest groups, and other interested parties) on […] The post NHTSA Request for Information: Emergency Medical Services Education Agenda 2050 appeared first on American (..)

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The Incidence and Outcomes of Adult Syncope Presentations to Emergency Medical Services

International Journal of Paramedicine

Objective: The objectives of this systematic review were to evaluate the incidence, patient demographics and associated outcomes of adult syncope presentations to emergency medical services (EMS) within current literature.

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Examining Cognitive Aid Use in Emergency Medical Services

International Journal of Paramedicine

Background: Emergency Medical Service (EMS) clinicians render care in less than ideal environments, and errors occur at high rates. Some cognitive aids (CAs) have been shown to reduce errors and improve adherence to evidence-based practices. However, there have been no widespread studies examining CA use in EMS.

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Chemical Incident Preparedness Among Emergency Medical Service Personnel

International Journal of Paramedicine

Past incidents have revealed the importance of preparation and training of emergency medical service (EMS) personnel when responding to these incidents. Background: Hazardous chemicals are essential for modern society but the use and transportation of them bears the risk of major incidents.

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Factors Associated with Caregiver Decision Not to Transport Pediatric Patients Assessed by Emergency Medical Services

International Journal of Paramedicine

Objectives: Almost one third of pediatric 9-1-1 calls result in non-transport by Emergency Medical Services (EMS). It is unknown to what extent these decisions are driven by caregivers’ decisions to decline transport versus EMS advice that transport is unnecessary.

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Examining Workflow for Simulated Pediatric Emergency Medical Services Care

International Journal of Paramedicine

The purpose of this study was to characterize emergency medical service (EMS) workflow in the care of children during simulated emergency, prehospital encounters. Methods: This is a secondary analysis exploring high-fidelity videorecorded simulations, performed by emergency personnel.

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Retrospective Matched Cohort Comparison of Prehospital Finger Thoracostomy and Needle Thoracostomy Performed by Ground Emergency Medical Services

International Journal of Paramedicine

Introduction: Tension pneumothorax related to chest trauma is a rapidly lethal condition that requires immediate treatment, often prior to arrival at definitive care. Recent concerns regarding the safety and efficacy of needle thoracostomy (NT) have led to alternatives.