Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight: Michelle Lilly and Kim Turner

Research Spotlight highlights a study that might be of interest to our readers. An interview with one or more of the study’s authors also provides a more personal, behind-the-scenes understanding of how and why research is done. In this issue, we’re highlighting a study done by Michelle Lilly, Ph.D., and Kim Turner, which examines how duty-related factors impact stress and mental/physical health outcomes.

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Research Spotlight: Marc Gay

It didn’t take much time for Jeff Clawson, M.D., to connect the dots between Marc Gay’s contributions to resuscitation science and the Dispatch Life Support (DSL) tools central to the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAED™) Protocols. That was more than 25 years ago, and Marc’s involvement since 1992 has included several leadership positions, culminating this year with his nomination as chair of the IAED Council of Research. It hasn’t been a hard sell on either side. “Let’s face...

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Research Spotlight: Madeline Marks

Q1. What led you to the study of clinical psychology? I’ve always loved the study of medicine and knew early on that I wanted to pursue a degree in clinical psychology. My research grew from the culmination of these interests. They have led me to research focused on the prevention and treatment of stress-related mental health injury. Q2. Why research intoemergency communications? To date, few studies have examined rates of stress-related pathology and subsequent impairment in emergency...

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Research Spotlight: Implementation of Pit Crew Approach and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Metrics for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Improves Patient Survival and Neurological Outcome

Q1. What led you to the decision to make system-wide improvements to try to improve Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) survival in Salt Lake City? OHCA is one of the leading causes of untimely death in North America, with approximately 400,000 OHCAs per year. This is one disease where EMS care makes a big difference in outcomes. Other EMS systems had shown that they could drive an improvement in outcomes. I thought we could emulate what others have done to optimize outcomes for OHCA...

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