Robert E O'Connor

Summary

Affiliation: Christiana Care Health System
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke: why the majority of patients remain ineligible for treatment
    R E O'Connor
    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Section of Neurology, Medical Center of Delaware, Christiana Health Care System, Newark 19718, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 33:9-14. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Exercise-induced hyponatremia: causes, risks, prevention, and management
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, DE 19718, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 73:S13-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Specialty coverage at non-tertiary care centers
    Robert E O'Connor
    Christiana Health Care System, Newark, DE, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:343-6. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Trauma triage: concepts in prehospital trauma care
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:307-10. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Linkages of acute care and emergency medical services to state and local public health programs: the role of interactive information systems for responding to events resulting in mass injury
    Robert E O'Connor
    Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:237-53. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Disparities in emergency department health care: systems and administration
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE 19718, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:1193-8. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Alternative cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 7:31-41. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint EMS systems: foundations for the future
    R E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE 19718, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 6:46-53. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Paramedic success rate for blind nasotracheal intubation is improved with the use of an endotracheal tube with directional tip control
    R E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 36:328-32. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Acute coronary syndrome: pharmacotherapy
    R O'CONNOR
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 5:58-64. 2001

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Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke: why the majority of patients remain ineligible for treatment
    R E O'Connor
    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Section of Neurology, Medical Center of Delaware, Christiana Health Care System, Newark 19718, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 33:9-14. 1999
    ..This study was conducted to identify the number of acute ischemic stroke patients eligible for thrombolytic therapy and to determine the reasons those deemed ineligible were excluded...
  2. ncbi request reprint Exercise-induced hyponatremia: causes, risks, prevention, and management
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, DE 19718, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 73:S13-8. 2006
    ..If hyponatremia is life-threatening, hypertonic saline may be warranted to increase sodium in the extracellular fluid compartment and restore the natural balance...
  3. ncbi request reprint Specialty coverage at non-tertiary care centers
    Robert E O'Connor
    Christiana Health Care System, Newark, DE, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:343-6. 2006
    ..Because prehospital triage criteria are not 100% sensitive, there should be a mechanism in place for the secondary triage of patients. Initial management of patients should continue while efforts are made to transfer the patient...
  4. ncbi request reprint Trauma triage: concepts in prehospital trauma care
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:307-10. 2006
    ..This report examines the efficacy of current trauma triage rules to determine the exigency of field care and transport of severely injured patients from a variety of medical populations...
  5. ncbi request reprint Linkages of acute care and emergency medical services to state and local public health programs: the role of interactive information systems for responding to events resulting in mass injury
    Robert E O'Connor
    Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:237-53. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Disparities in emergency department health care: systems and administration
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE 19718, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:1193-8. 2003
    ..health care system? 3) Are what appear to be inequities really systems incompetence? 4) We assume there should be no inequality in health care: does society also assume this? 5) What would be the systems costs of equality in health care?..
  7. ncbi request reprint Alternative cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 7:31-41. 2003
    ..Despite the difficulty and expense in studying these CPR techniques, additional research is necessary to evaluate their effectiveness in improving survival after sudden cardiac arrest...
  8. ncbi request reprint EMS systems: foundations for the future
    R E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE 19718, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 6:46-53. 1999
    ..This paper was developed by the SAEM EMS Task Force and provides a discussion of these new concepts as well as recommendations for the specialty of emergency medicine to foster the continued development of all of the potentials of EMS...
  9. ncbi request reprint Paramedic success rate for blind nasotracheal intubation is improved with the use of an endotracheal tube with directional tip control
    R E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 36:328-32. 2000
    ..The success rate for BNTI is often lower than for orotracheal intubation. We conducted this study to determine whether the use of an endotracheal tube (ETT) capable of directional tip control can improve the BNTI success rate...
  10. ncbi request reprint Acute coronary syndrome: pharmacotherapy
    R O'CONNOR
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 5:58-64. 2001
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  11. ncbi request reprint Eliminating errors in emergency medical services: realities and recommendations
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:107-13. 2002
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  12. ncbi request reprint Facilitating EMS turnaround intervals at hospitals in the face of receiving facility overcrowding
    Marc Eckstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:267-75. 2005
    ..Federal and state health officials should also play an active role in monitoring progress and compliance...
  13. ncbi request reprint Linkages of acute care and EMS to state and local public health programs: application to public health programs
    E Brooke Lerner
    Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Center for Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 46542, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:291-7. 2005
    ..The relevancy of these findings to public health, as well as the benefits from development of an interoperable infrastructure to public health, will be opined...
  14. ncbi request reprint Validation of new trauma triage rules for trauma attending response to the emergency department
    Glen H Tinkoff
    Department of Surgery, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware, USA
    J Trauma 52:1153-8; discussion 1158-9. 2002
    ..This study validates the accuracy of these criteria in identifying high-risk trauma patients and assesses the impact of trauma surgeon response time...
  15. doi request reprint Mass-gathering medicine: a descriptive analysis of a range of mass-gathering event types
    Samuel Locoh-Donou
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 31:843-6. 2013
    ..In addition, to compare the existing literature base (single mass-gathering event held in large urban population centers) with a broader variety of events varying in crowd size and locations...
  16. doi request reprint The impact of warm weather on mass event medical need: a review of the literature
    Matthew B Baird
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 28:224-9. 2010
    ..This review is intended for event planners and mass event emergency medical personnel for planning future events. We also hope to stimulate further study to develop and verify prediction models...
  17. doi request reprint Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest: the importance of uninterrupted chest compressions in cardiac arrest resuscitation
    Lee M Cunningham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:1630-8. 2012
    ..In addition to comparing cardiocerebral resuscitation to CPR, this review article also discusses possibilities to reduce interruptions in chest compressions without sacrificing the benefit of these interventions...
  18. doi request reprint The introduction of public access defibrillation to a university community: the University of Virginia public access defibrillation program
    Peter Whitney-Cashio
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:e1-8. 2012
    ..This article is a review of the process of public access defibrillation AED system development such that other medical and academic leaders at similar institutions can more easily develop such systems...
  19. doi request reprint In-hospital cardiac arrest: impact of monitoring and witnessed event on patient survival and neurologic status at hospital discharge
    William J Brady
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0309, USA
    Resuscitation 82:845-52. 2011
    ..In-hospital cardiac arrest is a significant public health problem with a low probability of patient survival to hospital discharge...
  20. doi request reprint Mass casualty triage: an evaluation of the data and development of a proposed national guideline
    E Brooke Lerner
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:S25-34. 2008
    ..It incorporates aspects from all of the existing triage systems to create a single overarching guide for unifying the mass casualty triage process across the United States...
  21. ncbi request reprint Drug-assisted intubation in the prehospital setting (resource document to NAEMSP position statement)
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:261-71. 2006
  22. ncbi request reprint Emergency department personnel use seatbelts almost all the time: what do they know that average Delawareans don't?
    John F Madden
    Emergency Department, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware, USA
    Del Med J 74:179-81. 2002
    ..Eighty-four percent wear seatbelts while a passenger in someone else's car. The physician, PA, and NP group had the greatest "always" response rate as compared to the other groups...
  23. doi request reprint Female authorship in emergency medicine parallels women practicing academic emergency medicine
    Banu E Tinjum
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware, USA
    J Emerg Med 41:723-7. 2011
    ..Studies have shown that women in emergency medicine (EM) lag behind their male counterparts in academic productivity...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effect of a graduated licensing system on motor vehicle crashes and associated injuries involving drivers less than 18 years-of-age
    Robert E O'Connor
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:389-93. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to determine whether implementation of a graduated driver's licensing program is associated with a reduced the rate of motor vehicle crashes and injuries involving adolescent driver...
  25. ncbi request reprint Does the simple triage and rapid treatment method appropriately triage patients based on trauma injury severity score?
    Rick Hong
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, USA
    Am J Disaster Med 3:265-71. 2008
    ..To correlate the simple triage and rapid treatment (START) colors to trauma injury severity scores (ISS)...
  26. ncbi request reprint The Delaware trauma system: impact of Level III trauma centers
    Glen H Tinkoff
    Department of Surgery, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    J Trauma 63:121-6; discussion 126-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze whether implementation of this inclusive trauma system reduced the injury-related mortality rates in these counties...
  27. ncbi request reprint Recommended guidelines for uniform reporting of data from out-of-hospital airway management: position statement of the National Association of EMS Physicians
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:58-72. 2004
  28. doi request reprint The diagnosis and management of seizures and status epilepticus in the prehospital setting
    Glen E Michael
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, PO Box 800699, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 29:29-39. 2011
    ..Specific attention is devoted to prehospital care of the pediatric seizure patient. Topics of interest to Emergency Medical Services directors such as patient refusal, resource allocation, and dispatch priority are also addressed...
  29. doi request reprint Predicting resource use at mass gatherings using a simplified stratification scoring model
    Nicholas Hartman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 27:337-43. 2009
    ..The needs of various events have so far been difficult to predict with precision, yet likely are impacted by several factors which may be used in a predictive fashion...
  30. doi request reprint Resuscitation center designation: recommendations for emergency medical services practices
    C Crawford Mechem
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:51-61. 2010
    ..Potential barriers to the establishment of such centers are discussed and strategies to overcome them are proposed...
  31. doi request reprint Evaluating emergency care research networks: what are the right metrics?
    Jill M Baren
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:1010-3. 2009
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Urban sprawl and delayed ambulance arrival in the U.S
    Matthew J Trowbridge
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0699, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:428-32. 2009
    ..Minimizing emergency medical service (EMS) response time is a central objective of prehospital care, yet the potential influence of built environment features such as urban sprawl on EMS system performance is often not considered...
  33. ncbi request reprint Differentiating large-scale surge versus daily surge
    J Lee Jenkins
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Davis Building, Suite 322, 5801 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1169-72. 2006
    ..Differences between daily and catastrophic surge were discussed, and the need to invoke a hospital-wide response to surge was explored...
  34. ncbi request reprint Automated external defibrillator program does not impair cardiopulmonary resuscitation initiation in the public access defibrillation trial
    Jerris R Hedges
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:659-65. 2006
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Emergency medicine resident performed bedside ultrasonography of the gallbladder in non-fasted healthy volunteers
    Michael J Breyer
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    J Emerg Med 39:65-9. 2010
    ..Gallbladder ultrasonography is a commonly performed test in the emergency department. It is unknown whether a non-fasting state alters the visualization of the gallbladder by emergency medicine (EM) residents...
  36. doi request reprint The importance of emergency medicine in organ donation: successful donation is more likely when potential donors are referred from the emergency department
    Glen E Michael
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia Health System GEM, REO, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:850-8. 2009
    ..Particular attention was paid to the frequency, patient characteristics, and outcomes of patients referred for donation from the emergency department (ED)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Clinical operations in academic emergency medicine
    Christopher Beach
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:806-7. 2003
    ..Effective operational processes should ultimately be seen as those which preserve and enhance the patient-physician relationship...
  38. ncbi request reprint Hospital emergency departments: where the doctor is always "in"
    Arthur L Kellermann
    Med Care 41:195-7. 2003