Topic: emergency medical dispatch

Falls Protocol Lift Assist Calls: Predictors of Repeat 911 Calls

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regularly respond to lift assist calls. Previous studies have shown lift assist calls present a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. This group of callers is also likely to make repeated calls to 911 for EMS assistance. The ability to foresee which of these patients may need to call 911 again within 24 hours could help decrease the risk posed to patients in these situations. s: To 1) describe calls originating as lift assist calls...

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Data Left, Right, and Center with Dr. Chris Olola, Greg Scott, and Matt Hirschi

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode_68_ChrisGregMatt_07-28-20_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:48 — 24.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreDr. Chris Olola, Director of Research for the IAED, Greg Scott, Associate Director of Protocol Evolution, and Matt Hirschi, Data Analyst, discuss the IAED’s data center: what it is, how it came to be, and how it can benefit...

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Comparison of Emergency Medical Service Stroke Identification and Neurologist In-Hospital Stroke Assessment: Results of the Pilot Study of Genova Network

Acute stroke is one of the five time-dependent conditions (first hour quintet, FHQ) that emergency medical services (EMS) must manage better and faster; early identification and treatment are critical to reduce both immediate damage and long-term disability. For Emergency Medical Communication Centers, the rapid and accurate identification of stroke patients is the challenge to be won in the coming years. : The main objective of this study is to evaluate the ability of...

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Correlation of Emergency Medical Dispatch Traffic/Transportation Incidents to On-Scene Outcomes

Research on motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) is robust, though most focuses on prevention and treatment. Emergency medical experts now recognize telecommunications’ vital role in the chain of survival; however, MVA research on telecommunicator impact on the MVA is limited. This study seeks to address that gap in research, examining the relationship between Emergency Medical Dispatch codes and on-scene findings. s: The objective of the study was to characterize all...

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Restart a Heart with Jason Carlyon

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode51_Jason-Carlyon_09-20-19_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:28 — 25.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Jason Carlyon, Community and Engagement Coordinator for Yorkshire Ambulance Service. They discuss the origins of Restart a Heart day, the role of bystanders in cardiac arrest survival, and how to bolster...

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Situational Awareness in Emergency Medical Dispatch: An Observation Study and Proposed Model

Situational awareness (SA, also called situation awareness) is the ability to take in relevant information about an event in order to understand it and take effective action. Maintaining effective SA as an emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) may be more difficult than in other, similarly complex roles because of the remote nature of an emergency call for help. This study attempts to provide insight on one remote SA situation by reporting on a simulation study in which...

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Experience Can Lead a Dispatcher Astray

Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District is located in Spanish Fork, Utah, and provides centralized dispatch services for police, fire, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies in Utah and Juab counties. All 45 dispatchers working in the center are certified in CPR, Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD), and Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). These dispatchers are trained to give lifesaving instructions to callers during emergency medical situations. At the time of the call, the EMD was on her...

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Care in Place with Dr. Karen Abrashkin

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode42-2019-01-18-KarenAbrashkin_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:55 — 32.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Dr. Karen Abrashkin, Medical Director of the House Calls Program and the Clinical Call Center for Northwell Health. They discuss how the House Calls Program works, the benefits of aging in place, and the...

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