emergency responders


Summary: Personnel trained to provide the initial services, care, and support in EMERGENCIES or DISASTERS.

Top Publications

  1. Perkins G, Jacobs I, Nadkarni V, Berg R, Bhanji F, Biarent D, et al. Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation outcome reports: update of the Utstein Resuscitation Registry Templates for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: a statement for healthcare professionals from a task force of the International Liaison Commi. Circulation. 2015;132:1286-300 pubmed publisher
    ..Several additional important subgroups are identified that enable an estimate of the specific contribution of rhythm and bystander actions that are key determinants of outcome. ..
  2. Kuklane K, Lundgren K, Gao C, Löndahl J, Hornyanszky E, Ostergren P, et al. Ebola: improving the design of protective clothing for emergency workers allows them to better cope with heat stress and help to contain the epidemic. Ann Occup Hyg. 2015;59:258-61 pubmed publisher
  3. Phung V, Trueman I, Togher F, Orner R, Siriwardena A. Community first responders and responder schemes in the United Kingdom: systematic scoping review. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2017;25:58 pubmed publisher
    ..Opportunities for future research include exploring experiences and perceptions of patients who have been treated by CFRs and other stakeholders, while also evaluating the effectiveness and costs of CFR schemes. ..
  4. Bernhard M, Böttiger B. Anaesthesiologists in emergency medicine: a win-win situation. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2012;29:1-2 pubmed publisher
  5. Jargin S. Solid cancer increase among Chernobyl liquidators: alternative explanation. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2015;54:373-5 pubmed publisher
  6. Bhanji F, Donoghue A, Wolff M, Flores G, Halamek L, Berman J, et al. Part 14: Education: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2015;132:S561-73 pubmed publisher
  7. Belfroid E, Timen A, van Steenbergen J, Huis A, Hulscher M. Which recommendations are considered essential for outbreak preparedness by first responders?. BMC Infect Dis. 2017;17:195 pubmed publisher
    ..These key recommendations can be used to shape their preparedness activities. ..
  8. Hao J, Ren J, Wu Q, Hao Y, Sun H, Ning N, et al. Identifying Factors Associated with Risk Assessment Competencies of Public Health Emergency Responders. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..understand the current situation of risk assessment and identify the factors associated with competence of emergency responders in public health risk assessment...
  9. Waterman G, KASE K, Orion I, Broisman A, Milstein O. Selective Shielding of Bone Marrow: An Approach to Protecting Humans from External Gamma Radiation. Health Phys. 2017;113:195-208 pubmed publisher
    The current feasibility of protecting emergency responders through bone marrow selective shielding is highlighted in the recent OECD/NEA report on severe accident management...

More Information


  1. McCanlies E, Gu J, Andrew M, Burchfiel C, Violanti J. Resilience mediates the relationship between social support and post-traumatic stress symptoms in police officers. J Emerg Manag. 2017;15:107-116 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that resilience mediates the relationship between social support and symp-toms of PTSD. Targeting social support and resilience in officers may facilitate reduction of PTSD symptoms. ..
  2. Silvestri S, Field A, Mangalat N, Weatherford T, Hunter C, McGowan Z, et al. Comparison of START and SALT triage methodologies to reference standard definitions and to a field mass casualty simulation. Am J Disaster Med. 2017;12:27-33 pubmed publisher
    ..In our field exercise, paramedic use of the START methodology yielded a higher rate of undertriage compared to the SALT classification. ..
  3. de Caen A, Berg M, Chameides L, Gooden C, Hickey R, Scott H, et al. Part 12: Pediatric Advanced Life Support: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2015;132:S526-42 pubmed publisher
  4. Reid M, Fock A, Doolette D. Decompressing rescue personnel during Australian submarine rescue operations. Diving Hyperb Med. 2017;47:159-167 pubmed
    ..Adopting these tables may negate the requirement for saturation decompression of rescue personnel exceeding DCIEM limits. ..