A A Ernst

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Publications

  1. pmc Occult pneumothoraces in acute trauma patients
    Amy A Ernst
    University of New Mexico, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    West J Emerg Med 13:437-43. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Does the addition of Vocera hands-free communication device improve interruptions in an academic emergency department?
    Amy A Ernst
    University of New Mexico, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    South Med J 106:189-95. 2013
  3. doi request reprint On-site pharmacists in the ED improve medical errors
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:717-25. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Minimal-risk waiver of informed consent and exception from informed consent (Final Rule) studies at institutional review boards nationwide
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:1134-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Warmed versus room temperature saline for laceration irrigation: a randomized clinical trial
    Amy A Ernst
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California at Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    South Med J 96:436-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of three instruments for assessing ongoing intimate partner violence
    Amy A Ernst
    Medical Center, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Med Sci Monit 8:CR197-201. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Detecting ongoing intimate partner violence in the emergency department using a simple 4-question screen: the OVAT
    Amy A Ernst
    University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131 5246, USA
    Violence Vict 19:375-84. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Exception from informed consent: viewpoint of institutional review boards--balancing risks to subjects, community consultation, and future directions
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:1050-5. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Witnessing intimate partner violence as a child does not increase the likelihood of becoming an adult intimate partner violence victim
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:411-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The utility of anoscopy and colposcopy in the evaluation of male sexual assault victims
    A A Ernst
    University of California at Davis Medical Center, and Sexual Assault Forensic Examination team, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 36:432-7. 2000

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  1. pmc Occult pneumothoraces in acute trauma patients
    Amy A Ernst
    University of New Mexico, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    West J Emerg Med 13:437-43. 2012
    ..Our hypotheses were that CR is a sensitive indicator of PTX on CT, that chest pain and shortness of breath are good predictors of PTX on CR, and that we could determine other predictors of PTX on CR...
  2. doi request reprint Does the addition of Vocera hands-free communication device improve interruptions in an academic emergency department?
    Amy A Ernst
    University of New Mexico, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    South Med J 106:189-95. 2013
    ..The research purpose was to determine whether this addition improved interruption times and our hypothesis was the device would decrease length of interruptions...
  3. doi request reprint On-site pharmacists in the ED improve medical errors
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:717-25. 2012
    ..Our hypothesis was that errors would be significantly fewer during PP than PA times. We also hypothesized that times with PP would affect patients greater when disposition was to more critical areas (intensive care unit, or ICUs)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Minimal-risk waiver of informed consent and exception from informed consent (Final Rule) studies at institutional review boards nationwide
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:1134-7. 2005
    ..Performance of research without consent is controversial; however, chances for public health improvements are significant...
  5. ncbi request reprint Warmed versus room temperature saline for laceration irrigation: a randomized clinical trial
    Amy A Ernst
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California at Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    South Med J 96:436-9. 2003
    ..Patient comfort is an important part of laceration repair...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of three instruments for assessing ongoing intimate partner violence
    Amy A Ernst
    Medical Center, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Med Sci Monit 8:CR197-201. 2002
    ..The hypothesis of this study was that the OAS represents a construct that is different from either the original AAS or a single question asking about ongoing IPV...
  7. ncbi request reprint Detecting ongoing intimate partner violence in the emergency department using a simple 4-question screen: the OVAT
    Amy A Ernst
    University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131 5246, USA
    Violence Vict 19:375-84. 2004
    ..In conclusion, four brief questions can detect ongoing IPV to aid in identifying the victim...
  8. ncbi request reprint Exception from informed consent: viewpoint of institutional review boards--balancing risks to subjects, community consultation, and future directions
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:1050-5. 2005
    ..In general, current treatments for EFIC conditions are unsatisfactory and many are unproven. A group of peer reviewers can act as consultants to IRBs that do not have this expertise...
  9. ncbi request reprint Witnessing intimate partner violence as a child does not increase the likelihood of becoming an adult intimate partner violence victim
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:411-8. 2007
    ..The authors also sought to determine whether there were differences in demographics in these two groups...
  10. ncbi request reprint The utility of anoscopy and colposcopy in the evaluation of male sexual assault victims
    A A Ernst
    University of California at Davis Medical Center, and Sexual Assault Forensic Examination team, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 36:432-7. 2000
    ..We sought to compare the use of anoscopy and colposcopy in examinations of male sexual assault victims and to characterize the demographics of male sexual assault victims...
  11. doi request reprint Adult intimate partner violence perpetrators are significantly more likely to have witnessed intimate partner violence as a child than nonperpetrators
    Amy A Ernst
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 95817, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 27:641-50. 2009
    ..In a previous study, no association was found between intimate partner violence (IPV) victims and being an adult who witnessed IPV as a child (ACW)...
  12. doi request reprint Positive outcomes from an immediate and ongoing intervention for child witnesses of intimate partner violence
    Amy A Ernst
    University of New Mexico, Resources Inc, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 26:389-94. 2008
    ..We evaluated a unique immediate and ongoing intervention program for children who witness adult IPV...
  13. doi request reprint Perpetrators of intimate partner violence use significantly more methamphetamine, cocaine, and alcohol than victims: a report by victims
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, MSC10 5560 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 95817, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 26:592-6. 2008
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  14. doi request reprint Brief intervention for perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV): simulation versus instruction alone
    Amy A Ernst
    University of New Mexico, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    South Med J 104:446-55. 2011
    ..To compare two brief randomized computer-based interventions about perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence from the emergency medicine perspective
    Amy A Ernst
    University of California, Davis, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Women Health 35:71-81. 2002
    ..2%. Ongoing IPV may be an immediate cause of presentation for medical care, or it may not be readily apparent. Over the last two decades efforts to improve identification of IPV in the ED have been successful...
  16. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in state-wide EMS transports
    S J Weiss
    University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 18:666-70. 2000
    ..The use of various medications and procedures may also be related to gender. Understanding these differences may help in preparing EMS professionals for patient management...
  17. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence awareness and prevalence in a first-year medical school class
    A A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 5:64-8. 1998
    ..To determine knowledge about domestic violence (DV), the effectiveness of formal instruction about DV, and the prevalence of DV in a first-year medical school class...
  18. ncbi request reprint Visits to home environments by emergency medical services: a statewide study
    S J Weiss
    UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 5:19-22. 2001
    ..Understanding out-of-hospital transport demographics would clarify the opportunities for injury surveillance and prevention...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of a curfew on pediatric out-of-hospital EMS responses
    S J Weiss
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 2:184-8. 1998
    ..This study evaluated the effect of the curfew on emergency medical services (EMS) transports for patients who were 17 years old or younger (pediatric)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Development of a site sampling form for evaluation of ED overcrowding
    Steven J Weiss
    Davis Medical Center, University of California, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Med Sci Monit 8:CR549-53. 2002
    ..ED overcrowding is fast becoming a national crisis although no definition exists. The purpose of this study is to develop and pilot a sampling form that accurately reflects the concept of ED Overcrowding...
  21. ncbi request reprint Development of a novel measure of overcrowding in a pediatric emergency department
    Steven J Weiss
    University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:641-5. 2007
    ..Our primary objectives were to validate the NEDOCS model in our institution's pediatric ED and explore the possibility of another pediatric ED overcrowding model that would be better than the NEDOCS model...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the National Emergency Department Overcrowding Scale and the Emergency Department Work Index for quantifying emergency department crowding
    Steven J Weiss
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:513-8. 2006
    ..Emergency department (ED) crowding is just beginning to be quantified. The only two scales presently available are the National Emergency Department Overcrowding Scale (NEDOCS) and the Emergency Department Work Index (EDWIN)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Child witnesses and victims in homes with adult intimate partner violence
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:696-9. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint An emergency department-based vaccination program: overcoming the barriers for adults at high risk for vaccine-preventable diseases
    Diane Rimple
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:922-30. 2006
    ..More than 10% of the population visit emergency departments (ED) every year. Many of these patients are not up-to-date on routine vaccinations that could prevent future illnesses. The ED could significantly impact these vaccination trends...
  25. doi request reprint Usefulness of CRP and ESR in predicting septic joints
    Amy A Ernst
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico and Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM 87131 001, USA
    South Med J 103:522-6. 2010
    ..To determine whether erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), or a combination of both was better in diagnosing a septic joint...
  26. ncbi request reprint Automatic transport ventilator versus bag valve in the EMS setting: a prospective, randomized trial
    Steven J Weiss
    University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    South Med J 98:970-6. 2005
    ..The primary objective of this study was to compare Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedics (EMT-P) perceptions of the usefulness of an automatic transport ventilator (ATV) compared with bag valve (BV) ventilation for intubated patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effect of a social services intervention among 911 repeat users
    Steven J Weiss
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:492-6. 2005
    ..To determine whether emergency medical services (EMS) 911 frequent users would benefit from social services intervention...
  28. ncbi request reprint Bioimpedance-derived differences in cardiac physiology during exercise stress testing in low-risk chest pain patients
    Steven J Weiss
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    South Med J 96:1121-7. 2003
    ..In addition, the demographics of patients with chest pain, the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD), and the methods used for evaluation have well-documented sex differences...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relationship between the National ED Overcrowding Scale and the number of patients who leave without being seen in an academic ED
    Steven J Weiss
    Department of Emergency, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131 0001, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:288-94. 2005
    ..We hypothesize that the number of patients who leave without being seen is correlated with the simple-to-use National Emergency Department Overcrowding Scale (NEDOCS)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Estimating the degree of emergency department overcrowding in academic medical centers: results of the National ED Overcrowding Study (NEDOCS)
    Steven J Weiss
    University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:38-50. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Prochlorperazine versus promethazine for uncomplicated nausea and vomiting in the emergency department: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial
    A A Ernst
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 36:89-94. 2000
    ..The most effective antiemetic agent is yet undetermined. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of prochlorperazine versus promethazine for uncomplicated nausea and vomiting in the ED...
  32. ncbi request reprint Impact of EMS education on emergency medicine ability and career choices of medical students
    J J Chapman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 3:163-6. 1999
    ....
  33. doi request reprint A novel diversion protocol dramatically reduces diversion hours
    Osei Kwame Asamoah
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 26:670-5. 2008
    ..Ambulance diversion is a problem in many communities. When patients are diverted prompt and appropriate medical care may be delayed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in analgesia: a randomized trial of mu versus kappa opioid agonists
    Penny L Miller
    Patient Care Services, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    South Med J 97:35-41. 2004
    ..We sought to evaluate whether there is a sex difference in the analgesic response to mu versus kappa opioids in the management of acute moderate to severe pain of injury in the emergency department...
  35. ncbi request reprint Development of a screen for ongoing intimate partner violence
    Steve J Weiss
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Violence Vict 18:131-41. 2003
    ..Because the OAS was still not accurate enough, we developed a new screen, based on the ISA, titled the Ongoing Violence Assessment Tool (OVAT)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Use, understanding, and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicines among emergency department patients
    S J Weiss
    UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:41-7. 2001
    ..To describe the extent of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among emergency department (ED) patients, to evaluate patients' understanding of CAMs, and to determine gender differences in beliefs about CAMs...
  37. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of oral versus intramuscular delivery of steroids in acute exudative pharyngitis
    Eduardo G Marvez-Valls
    Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:9-14. 2002
    ..Previous study has shown that the use of intramuscular (IM) steroid leads to improved symptoms in patients with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Residents with disabilities: a national survey of directors of emergency medicine residency programs
    Kevin M Takakuwa
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
    South Med J 95:436-40. 2002
    ..The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect since 1990. The present study shows response to this act for emergency medicine (EM) residents nationwide...
  39. ncbi request reprint The physiological response to norepinephrine during hypothermia and rewarming
    S J Weiss
    Division of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Resuscitation 39:189-95. 1998
    ..03). This study shows that core hypothermia causes a change in physiological response to NE that rewarming does not reverse...
  40. ncbi request reprint Emergency medical services screening of elderly falls in the home
    Steven J Weiss
    Division of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 7:79-84. 2003
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Awareness and use of over-the-counter pain medications: a survey of emergency department patients
    Elaine Cham
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento 95817, USA
    South Med J 95:529-35. 2002
    ..The hypothesis was that knowledge about OTC pain medications would be correlated with demographic characteristics...
  42. ncbi request reprint Relationship of restraint use, patient injury, and assaults on EMS personnel
    Paul R Cheney
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131 0001, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:207-12. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that the assaults on EMS personnel by patients requiring restraints can be correlated with demographic information, patient condition, and other scene information such as presence the of law enforcement...
  43. doi request reprint The relationship between paramedics' level of education and degree of commitment
    Melissa Alexander
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 27:830-7. 2009
    ..Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel attrition is a serious concern. Two fundamental psychological constructs linked to attrition are organizational and occupational commitment...
  44. ncbi request reprint Repeat EMS transports among elderly emergency department patients
    Steven J Weiss
    UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:6-10. 2002
    ..The purposes of this study were to identify repeat transports of elderly patients to the authors' emergency department (ED) by emergency medical services (EMS), to identify demographics, and to compare chief complaints...
  45. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence: steps for future generations
    Amy A Ernst
    Ann Emerg Med 47:200-2. 2006
  46. ncbi request reprint Predicting adverse outcomes in a diagnosis-based protocol system for rapid sequence intubation
    Eduardo Marvez
    Louisiana State University Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 21:23-9. 2003
    ..This could alert the physician to a population at higher risk for adverse outcomes. Variables available in a diagnosis-based protocol RSI system can be used to predict adverse outcome among patients requiring RSI...
  47. ncbi request reprint Protocol for rapid sequence intubation in pediatric patients -- a four-year study
    Eduardo Marvez-Valls
    Medical Center of New Orleans Section of Emergency Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Med Sci Monit 8:CR229-34. 2002
    ..To evaluate a protocol for rapid sequence intubation (RSI) for pediatric patients in a Level 1 trauma center...