Affiliation: Carolinas Medical Center
- Interfacility transportsThomas H Blackwell
The Center for Prehospital Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28232 2861, USA
Semin Respir Crit Care Med 23:11-8. 2002..Personnel configurations and capabilities, physiological limitations, inherent requirements for equipment and patient preparation, and legal issues involved with transferring patients are also outlined...
- Response time effectiveness: comparison of response time and survival in an urban emergency medical services systemThomas H Blackwell
Center for Prehospital Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28232 2861, USA
Acad Emerg Med 9:288-95. 2002..One component scrutinized is the response time (RT) interval between call receipt and arrival on scene. While reducing RTs may improve survival, this remains speculative and unreported...
- Use of an innovative design mobile hospital in the medical response to Hurricane KatrinaThomas Blackwell
Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 29232 2861, USA
Ann Emerg Med 49:580-8. 2007..The use of a mobile hospital may be advantageous for future deployments to large-scale disasters, especially when integrated with specialty teams...
- Lack of association between prehospital response times and patient outcomesThomas H Blackwell
Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28232 2861, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 13:444-50. 2009..Objective. We tested the hypothesis that patient outcomes do not differ substantially based on an explicitly chosen advanced life support (ALS) RT upper limit of 10 minutes 59 seconds (10:59 minutes)...
- Prehospital emergency care in Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesScott Sasser
Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 8:51-7. 2004..However, the recent advancements in health care, and a developing practice of and interest in EM, may lead to improved EMS and prehospital care...
- Bioterrorism preparedness. II: The community and emergency medical services systemsLynn K Flowers
Center for Prehospital Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28232, USA
Emerg Med Clin North Am 20:457-76. 2002..Expansion of federal and state programs to assist communities in system development 6. Increased public awareness and education programs...
- Body weight does not affect defibrillation, resuscitation, or survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated with a nonescalating biphasic waveform defibrillatorRoger D White
The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Crit Care Med 32:S387-92. 2004..This is a study of the influence of body weight on defibrillation, resuscitation, and survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated with a nonescalating impedance-compensating 150-J biphasic waveform defibrillator...
- Transthoracic impedance does not affect defibrillation, resuscitation or survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated with a non-escalating biphasic waveform defibrillatorRoger D White
Department of Anesthesiology, The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Resuscitation 64:63-9. 2005....
- Linkages of acute care and EMS to state and local public health programs: application to public health programsE 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...