transportation of patients

Summary

Summary: Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.

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  1. ncbi Interhospital transport of the adult mechanically ventilated patient
    H Neal Reynolds
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryand School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Respir Care Clin N Am 8:37-50. 2002
  2. pmc Gaps between policy, protocols and practice: a qualitative study of the views and practice of emergency ambulance staff concerning the care of patients with non-urgent needs
    H A Snooks
    Centre for Health Improvement Research and Evaluation, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:251-7. 2005
  3. ncbi Mishaps during transport from the intensive care unit
    I Smith
    Department of Anesthesia, Cooper Hospital University Medical Center, Camden, NJ 08103
    Crit Care Med 18:278-81. 1990
  4. pmc On-scene alternatives for emergency ambulance crews attending patients who do not need to travel to the accident and emergency department: a review of the literature
    H A Snooks
    Clinical School, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:212-5. 2004
  5. pmc Hospital accessibility and infant death risk
    T J B Dummer
    School of Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Henry Cotton Campus, 15 21 Webster Street, Liverpool L3 2ET, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:232-4. 2004
  6. ncbi Access to trauma centers in the United States
    Charles C Branas
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 293:2626-33. 2005
  7. ncbi Physiologic trauma triage criteria in adult trauma patients: are they effective in saving lives by transporting patients to trauma centers?
    Edward L Hannan
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health, Albany, NY 12144, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:584-92. 2005
  8. ncbi Gender based differences in acute stroke care in Michigan hospitals
    Nandakumar Nagaraja
    Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Neurol Sci 314:88-91. 2012
  9. ncbi Prehospital care of the acute stroke patient
    Venkatakrishna Rajajee
    UCLA Medical Center, and the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, California 90095 7039, USA
    Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 8:74-80. 2005
  10. ncbi A multisite survey of factors contributing to medically unnecessary ambulance transports
    A J Billittier
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 3:1046-52. 1996

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  1. ncbi Interhospital transport of the adult mechanically ventilated patient
    H Neal Reynolds
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryand School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Respir Care Clin N Am 8:37-50. 2002
    ..Near-terminal ARDS can be treated with ECLS, and these patients also may be safely transported to a regional center...
  2. pmc Gaps between policy, protocols and practice: a qualitative study of the views and practice of emergency ambulance staff concerning the care of patients with non-urgent needs
    H A Snooks
    Centre for Health Improvement Research and Evaluation, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:251-7. 2005
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  3. ncbi Mishaps during transport from the intensive care unit
    I Smith
    Department of Anesthesia, Cooper Hospital University Medical Center, Camden, NJ 08103
    Crit Care Med 18:278-81. 1990
    ..Morbidity and mortality were not affected by mishaps. Although certain trends did emerge, no clearly defined predictive factor could be identified. Further study into transport mishaps is warranted...
  4. pmc On-scene alternatives for emergency ambulance crews attending patients who do not need to travel to the accident and emergency department: a review of the literature
    H A Snooks
    Clinical School, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:212-5. 2004
    ..Robust research evidence concerning alternatives to current emergency care models is needed urgently to inform service and practice development...
  5. pmc Hospital accessibility and infant death risk
    T J B Dummer
    School of Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Henry Cotton Campus, 15 21 Webster Street, Liverpool L3 2ET, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:232-4. 2004
    ..This study of all 4889 infant deaths within the cohort of all 287 993 births in Cumbria, northwest England (1950-93), found no evidence of an increased risk of infant death with greater travel time to hospitals...
  6. ncbi Access to trauma centers in the United States
    Charles C Branas
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 293:2626-33. 2005
    ..Previous studies have reported that the number and distribution of trauma centers are uneven across states, suggesting large differences in access to trauma center care...
  7. ncbi Physiologic trauma triage criteria in adult trauma patients: are they effective in saving lives by transporting patients to trauma centers?
    Edward L Hannan
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health, Albany, NY 12144, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:584-92. 2005
    ..We are unaware of any studies that have directly examined the ability of these criteria to reduce short-term mortality by transporting patients to trauma centers rather than to noncenters...
  8. ncbi Gender based differences in acute stroke care in Michigan hospitals
    Nandakumar Nagaraja
    Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Neurol Sci 314:88-91. 2012
    ..We sought to examine whether gender-based differences in acute stroke care occur in both Joint Commission (JC) certified and noncertified hospitals...
  9. ncbi Prehospital care of the acute stroke patient
    Venkatakrishna Rajajee
    UCLA Medical Center, and the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, California 90095 7039, USA
    Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 8:74-80. 2005
    ..Finally, improved stroke recognition in the field has led investigators to study in the field treatment of stroke patients with neuroprotective agents. The potential impact of this on future of stroke treatment will be discussed...
  10. ncbi A multisite survey of factors contributing to medically unnecessary ambulance transports
    A J Billittier
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 3:1046-52. 1996
    ..To determine the social and demographic factors associated with medically unnecessary ambulance utilization, and to determine the willingness of patients to use alternate modes of transportation to the ED...
  11. ncbi Medically unnecessary pediatric ambulance transports: a medical taxi service?
    K Camasso-Richardson
    Case Western Reserve University, Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 4:1137-41. 1997
    ..To characterize ambulance utilization in a pediatric population and pediatric emergency physicians' judgement of the medical need for ambulance transport...
  12. ncbi Use of a geographic information system to determine appropriate means of trauma patient transport
    E B Lerner
    Department of Emergency Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 6:1127-33. 1999
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  13. ncbi 'Should I stay or should I go?' Deciding whether to go to hospital after a 999 call
    Alison Porter
    Centre for Health Information, Research and Evaluation, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:S1-32-8. 2007
    ..We undertook a study of one UK Ambulance Service to examine ambulance crew members' views on how decision-making about non-conveyance works in practice in relation to non-urgent calls...
  14. ncbi Is air transport faster? A comparison of air versus ground transport times for interfacility transfers in a regional referral system
    James E Svenson
    Section of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53792, USA
    Air Med J 25:170-2. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare transport times for helicopter with traditional ground ambulance for interfacility transfers within a regional referral system...
  15. pmc Emergency department overcrowding and ambulance transport delays for patients with chest pain
    Michael J Schull
    Department of Emergency Services, Toronto, ON, Canada
    CMAJ 168:277-83. 2003
    ..Emergency department overcrowding sometimes results in diversion of ambulances to other locations. We sought to determine the resulting prehospital delays for cardiac patients...
  16. ncbi London bombings July 2005: the immediate pre-hospital medical response
    D J Lockey
    London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, Royal London Hospital, London E1 1BB, UK
    Resuscitation 66:ix-xii. 2005
    ..From the perspective of the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service the deployment, difficulties on scene and the initial lessons learned are discussed...
  17. ncbi Stroke symptoms and the decision to call for an ambulance
    Ian Mosley
    National Stroke Research Institute Level 1 Neurosciences Building, Austin Health, 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights Victoria 3181, Australia
    Stroke 38:361-6. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine among ambulance-transported stroke patients factors associated with stroke recognition and factors associated with a call for ambulance assistance within 1 hour from symptom onset...
  18. ncbi Mass-casualty terrorist bombings in Istanbul, Turkey, November 2003: report of the events and the prehospital emergency response
    Ulkumen Rodoplu
    Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey, Izmir, Turkey
    Prehosp Disaster Med 19:133-45. 2004
    ..This paper describes the two mass-casualty, terrorist attacks that occurred in Istanbul, Turkey in November 2003, and the resulting pre-hospital emergency response...
  19. ncbi Guidelines for the inter- and intrahospital transport of critically ill patients
    Jonathan Warren
    Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:256-62. 2004
    ..The development of practice guidelines for the conduct of intra- and interhospital transport of the critically ill patient...
  20. ncbi The long-distance tertiary air transfer and care of tsunami victims: injury pattern and microbiological and psychological aspects
    Marc Maegele
    Department of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery, University of Witten Herdecke, Ostmerheimerstr 200, 51109 Cologne, Germany
    Crit Care Med 33:1136-40. 2005
    ..The objective of this report was to characterize typical injury patterns along with microbiological findings and psychoemotional aspects unique to the tsunami disaster...
  21. pmc Mortality benefit of transfer to level I versus level II trauma centers for head-injured patients
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:435-57. 2005
    ..To determine whether head-injured patients transferred to level I trauma centers have reduced mortality relative to transfers to level II trauma centers...
  22. ncbi Air transportation of patients with end-stage liver disease to distant liver transplantation centers
    Oren Shibolet
    Liver Unit, Department of Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Liver Transpl 11:650-5. 2005
    ..In conclusion, our results suggest that long-distance transportation of patients awaiting liver transplantation is safe and technically feasible provided precaution measures are taken...
  23. ncbi Transfer of patients from health care centres to special care services: analysis of travel distances in Nordic countries
    Jari Vuori
    Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Department of Social and Health Management, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
    Int J Circumpolar Health 69:512-8. 2010
    ..questions we asked are as follows: How many Finnish patients have been transferred to special care intra-country and inter-country in 2009? Does it make any difference to health care policymakers if patients are transferred inter-country?..
  24. pmc Delivery of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for the management of acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction: summary of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario Consensus Report
    Marino Labinaz
    University Ottawa Heart Institute, Division of Cardiology, Ottawa, Ontario
    Can J Cardiol 22:243-50. 2006
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  25. pmc Emergency care of older people who fall: a missed opportunity
    Helen A Snooks
    Centre for Health Information Research and Evaluation CHIRAL, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:390-2. 2006
    ..Results will inform the development of care for this population...
  26. pmc Towards safer neonatal transfer: the importance of critical incident review
    S J Moss
    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:729-32. 2005
    ..Critical incidents are common during the inter-hospital transfer of sick patients, and infants are an especially vulnerable group...
  27. ncbi Patients infected with high-hazard viruses: scientific basis for infection control
    C J Peters
    Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Arch Virol Suppl 11:141-68. 1996
    ..The major challenge is in early recognition by an educated medical staff and rapid specific etiological diagnosis...
  28. ncbi Inter-hospital transportation of patients with severe acute respiratory failure on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation--national and international experience
    V Linden
    Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Astrid Lindgren Children s Hospital, Karolinska Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Intensive Care Med 27:1643-8. 2001
    To evaluate the experiences and results from inter-hospital transportation of patients with acute respiratory failure on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
  29. ncbi Incidents relating to the intra-hospital transfer of critically ill patients. An analysis of the reports submitted to the Australian Incident Monitoring Study in Intensive Care
    Ursula Beckmann
    Division of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management, John Hunter Hospital, Locked Bag 1, Newcastle Regional Mail Centre, 2300, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 30:1579-85. 2004
    ..Transportation of critically ill patients within the hospital poses important risks. We sought to identify causes, outcomes and contributing factors associated with intra-hospital transport...
  30. ncbi Transportation of critically ill patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
    K Wagner
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Perfusion 23:101-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate our experiences with transportation of patients on ECMO...
  31. ncbi Use of emergency medical services in acute myocardial infarction and subsequent quality of care: observations from the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2
    John G Canto
    Chest Pain Center and Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0012, USA
    Circulation 106:3018-23. 2002
    ..We examined use of the EMS in the United States and ascertained the factors that may influence its use by patients with acute MI...
  32. ncbi Impact of discontinuing a hospital-based air ambulance service on trauma patient outcomes
    Vicky L Chappell
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1172, USA
    J Trauma 52:486-91. 2002
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  33. pmc Trends in demand for emergency ambulance services in Wiltshire over nine years: observational study
    Hannah Wrigley
    Health Care Research Unit, Community Clinical Sciences Division, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD
    BMJ 324:646-7. 2002
  34. ncbi Out-of-hospital spinal immobilization: its effect on neurologic injury
    M Hauswald
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Albuquerque 87131 5246, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 5:214-9. 1998
    ..To examine the effect of emergency immobilization on neurologic outcome of patients who have blunt traumatic spinal injuries...
  35. ncbi Improvements in prehospital trauma care in an African country with no formal emergency medical services
    Charles N Mock
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 53:90-7. 2002
    ..In that country, the majority of injured persons are transported to the hospital by some type of commercial vehicle, such as a taxi or bus...
  36. ncbi International aeromedical evacuation
    Peter G Teichman
    Victoria Healthcare International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    N Engl J Med 356:262-70. 2007
  37. ncbi [Intraosseous puncture in preclinical emergency medicine. Ten years experience in air rescue service]
    M Helm
    Abteilung für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Ulm RTH Station Christoph 22, Oberer Eselsberg 40, 89070 Ulm
    Anaesthesist 56:18-24. 2007
    ..The purpose of this paper is to summarize 10 years of experience on the prehospital use of the IO method by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) "Christoph 22", Ulm...
  38. ncbi Differences in mortality rates among trauma patients transported by helicopter and ambulance in Maryland
    W A Kerr
    Maryland State Police Aviation Division, Baltimore 21220, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 14:159-64. 1999
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  39. pmc Intrahospital transport of critically ill patients
    C Waydhas
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Unfallchirurgie, University Hospital, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    Crit Care 3:R83-9. 1999
    ..Methods and guidelines to prevent or reduce potential hazards and complications are provided...
  40. pmc Social and demographic predictors of no transport prior to premature cardiac death: United States 1999-2000
    Elizabeth Barnett
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 6:45. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that persons of lower social class, immigrants, non-metropolitan residents, racial/ethnic minorities, men, and younger decedents would be more likely to die prior to transport...
  41. ncbi Interhospital transportation of patients with severe lung failure on pumpless extracorporeal lung assist
    M Zimmermann
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Regensburg, Germany
    Br J Anaesth 96:63-6. 2006
    To describe the use of pumpless extracorporeal interventional lung assist (iLA) for transportation of patients with severe life-threatening acute lung failure from tertiary hospitals to a specialized centre.
  42. ncbi Ambulance use in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Ingela Johansson
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 19:5-12. 2004
    ..To explore the choice of transportation mode to hospital in patients experiencing acute myocardial infarction...
  43. ncbi Pre- and in-hospital delays from stroke onset to intra-arterial thrombolysis
    Krassen Nedeltchev
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Stroke 34:1230-4. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to examine, in our tertiary care center, the time intervals preceding intra-arterial thrombolysis in order to accelerate and optimize the management of acute strokes...
  44. ncbi Introduction to military medicine: a brief overview
    Stephen P Hetz
    Department of Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, 5005 N Piedras St, El Paso, TX 79920 5001, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 86:675-88. 2006
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  45. ncbi Factors associated with hospital arrival time for stroke patients
    Lenora M Maze
    Critical Care and Neuroscience Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 36:136-41, 155. 2004
    ..Further study of additional factors associated with early hospital arrival time is recommended to support educational efforts for early stroke treatment and prevention...
  46. ncbi Prehospital delay in acute coronary syndrome--an analysis of the components of delay
    Michael Mundt Ottesen
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Copenhagen County, Hellerup, Gentofte, 2900 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Cardiol 96:97-103. 2004
    ..Therefore, a thorough scrutiny of the influence of characteristics, circumstantial and subjective variables on elements of prehospital delay among patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome is warranted...
  47. ncbi Predictors of time from hospital arrival to initial brain-imaging among suspected stroke patients: the North Carolina Collaborative Stroke Registry
    Kathryn M Rose
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Stroke 39:3262-7. 2008
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  48. ncbi Passive cooling to initiate hypothermia for transported encephalopathic newborns
    M E Anderson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA
    J Perinatol 27:592-3. 2007
    ..Both infants had core temperatures of approximately 34 degrees C on arrival at the NICU. Passive cooling may be an effective method to initiate cooling very early in the course of encephalopathy...
  49. ncbi Passive induction of hypothermia during transport of asphyxiated infants: a risk of excessive cooling
    Boubou Hallberg
    Department of Neonatology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 98:942-6. 2009
    ..Induced mild hypothermia is an emerging therapy that has been shown to reduce the combined outcome of death or severe neurodevelopmental disabilities in asphyxiated full-term infants if started within 6 h after birth...
  50. ncbi Factors influencing early admission in a French stroke unit
    Laurent Derex
    Service d Urgences Neurovasculaires, Hopital Neurologique, Lyon, France
    Stroke 33:153-9. 2002
    ..We sought to determine the factors associated with early admission in a French stroke unit...
  51. ncbi Comparison of air and ground transport of cardiac patients
    K S Berns
    Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical Transport Service, Rochester, Minn 55902, USA
    Air Med J 20:33-6. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: All of these improved variables relate to salvaged cardiac muscle...
  52. ncbi Lessons learned from the evacuation of an urban teaching hospital
    Christine S Cocanour
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin, MSB 4 284, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Surg 137:1141-5. 2002
    ..Valuable lessons can be learned from the emergent evacuation of a large urban teaching hospital because of flooding...
  53. ncbi An analysis of the long-distance transport of burn patients to a regional burn center
    Matthew B Klein
    Burn Center, Department of Surgery University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98121, USA
    J Burn Care Res 28:49-55. 2007
    ..Given the current geographic distribution of burn centers and concerns about declining numbers of burn surgeons, organized systems of patient triage and transport may become increasingly important...
  54. pmc Transportation for maternal emergencies in Tanzania: empowering communities through participatory problem solving
    T Schmid
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1589-90. 2001
    ..Increased support for village health workers and greater participation of women in decision making were also observed...
  55. ncbi Mechanical ventilation during long-range air transport
    William Beninati
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Lackland AFB, TX 78236 5300, USA
    Respir Care Clin N Am 8:51-65. 2002
    ..Planning needs to consider the patient's physiologic reserve, available supplies of oxygen and electrical power, and the crew's ability to sustain high performance for the duration of the mission...
  56. ncbi When is the helicopter faster? A comparison of helicopter and ground ambulance transport times
    Marco A Diaz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, St Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California, USA
    J Trauma 58:148-53. 2005
    ..A retrospective analysis of 7,854 ground ambulance and 1,075 helicopter transports was conducted...
  57. ncbi Incidents during out-of-hospital patient transportation
    A Flabouris
    NRMA CareFlight, N S W Medical Retrieval Service, New South Wales, South Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 34:228-36. 2006
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  58. pmc The World Trade Center attack. Observations from New York's Bellevue Hospital
    J D Roccaforte
    Department of Anesthesiology, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, USA
    Crit Care 5:307-9. 2001
    ..5 miles (4 km) from the site of the attack. These first-hand observations and this analysis may aid in future preparations. Key issues described relate to communication, organization, injuries treated, staffing, and logistics...
  59. ncbi Prospective validation of an out-of-hospital decision rule to identify seriously injured children involved in motor vehicle crashes
    Craig D Newgard
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, mail code CR 114, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:679-87. 2005
    ..To prospectively validate a previously published out-of-hospital clinical decision rule to identify seriously injured children involved in motor vehicle crashes (MVCs)...
  60. ncbi Outcomes of trauma patients after transfer to a level I trauma center
    Frederick P Rivara
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 64:1594-9. 2008
    ..We sought to compare the survival of injured patients after transfer to a trauma center with survival from a comparable time after injury among patients who had been admitted to the trauma center directly from the scene of injury...
  61. pmc Clinical review: critical care transport and austere critical care
    David H Rice
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2200 Bergquist Drive, Suite 1, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236, USA
    Crit Care 12:207. 2008
    ..The critical care delivered in an austere setting must be integrated with a long-term plan to provide follow-on care...
  62. ncbi Prehospital advances in the management of severe penetrating trauma
    Robert Mabry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:S258-66. 2008
    ..The new concept of Tactical Combat Casualty Care has revolutionized the management of combat casualties in the prehospital tactical setting...
  63. ncbi The evolution of an integrated State Trauma System in Victoria, Australia
    Chris Atkin
    Department of Trauma Surgery, The Alfred and Monash University, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Injury 36:1277-87. 2005
    ..The Victorian experience with the development of an integrated trauma system should aid in the development of similar systems nationally and internationally and is described in this paper...
  64. ncbi Spinal cord injury (SCI)--prehospital management
    Michael Bernhard
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Resuscitation 66:127-39. 2005
    ..Therefore, networks for clinical studies in SCI patients should be established, as a basic requirement for further improvement in outcome in such patients...
  65. ncbi Right patient, right place, right time. Just a simple trauma case--or is it?
    Jim Augustine
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Emerg Med Serv 35:26-7. 2006
  66. ncbi Automatically-computed prehospital severity scores are equivalent to scores based on medic documentation
    Andrew T Reisner
    US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Bioinformatics Cell, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA
    J Trauma 65:915-23. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that Signal Quality Indices (SQI's), computer algorithms that differentiate between reliable and unreliable monitored physiologic data, could improve the predictive power of computer-calculated scores...
  67. ncbi Stretching the point. If a patient is taken by "stretcher van" and something happens to her, who is at fault?
    Christopher G Kelly
    EMS Mag 36:38. 2007
  68. ncbi A 22-year experience in global transport extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
    Christopher P Coppola
    Department of Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Lackland AFB, TX 78236, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:46-52; discussion 52. 2008
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  69. ncbi Lessons learned from modern military surgery
    Alec C Beekley
    US Army Medical Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, 9040 Fitzsimmons Avenue, Fort Lewis, WA 98431, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 87:157-84, vii. 2007
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  70. ncbi How well do paramedics predict admission to the hospital? A prospective study
    Saul D Levine
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Emerg Med 31:1-5. 2006
    ..In our EMS system, the prehospital diversion policies should not be based solely on paramedic determination...
  71. ncbi Delayed drop zone evacuation: execution of the medical plan for an airborne operation into northern Iraq
    Richard Malish
    Department of Cardiology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Mil Med 171:224-7. 2006
    ..This article describes the unique challenges of medical preparation for the mission, injuries sustained on the jump, and lessons learned. Emphasis is placed on the use of a policy of delayed evacuation until clarification of diagnosis...
  72. ncbi Treatment area considerations for mass casualty incidents
    Steven Cotter
    Emergency Medical Services, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
    Emerg Med Serv 35:48-51. 2006
    ..At the center of this is the treatment area. A well-thought-out, adequately staffed treatment area will greatly enhance any system's ability to meet and exceed the demands of almost any multicasualty event...
  73. ncbi Quality of closed chest compression in ambulance vehicles, flying helicopters and at the scene
    Christof Havel
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringerguertel 18 20 6D, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Resuscitation 73:264-70. 2007
    ..To date, however, no direct comparison of the quality of resuscitation at the scene, during a helicopter flight and in a moving ambulance has been made...
  74. ncbi Computer-simulated assessment of methods of transporting severely injured individuals in disaster--case study of an airport accident
    Hiroki Inoue
    Division of Applied Medical Statistics and Decision Sciences, Kobe University, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe shi, Hyogo Ken 650 0017, Japan
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 81:256-65. 2006
    ..As a result, it was confirmed that the survival rate would improve under certain conditions, if the values for some of the variables, such as geographic conditions, were altered and then calculated...
  75. ncbi [Telecardiology and emergency/urgency network]
    Maurizio Marzegalli
    UO di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera San Carlo, Milano
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 64:141-3. 2005
  76. ncbi Ground critical care transport: a lifesaving intervention
    Kimberly Johnson
    Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, Charleston, WV, USA
    Crit Care Nurse 26:80, 77. 2006
  77. ncbi Patient Positioning 101. Time to rethink patient access in the back of ambulances
    A J Heightman
    JEMS 32:14. 2007
  78. ncbi Prehospital management of sarin nerve gas terrorism in urban settings: 10 years of progress after the Tokyo subway sarin attack
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, 281 Miyasato, Gushikawa, Okinawa 904 2293, Japan
    Resuscitation 68:193-202. 2006
    ..To help minimize the possible catastrophic impact on the public, we make several recommendations based on analysis of the Tokyo subway sarin attack and systematically review the current scientific literature...
  79. ncbi Loose in the caboose: restraining for keeps
    Thom Dick
    Platte Valley Ambulance Service, Brighton, CO, USA
    Emerg Med Serv 34:40. 2005
  80. ncbi ["Injured at rescue, moribund during transport, dead at clinic admission"--trauma rescue work and medical intervention in Germany 1950-1970]
    N Kessel
    Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Universität Freiburg i Br
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 96:483-8. 2007
  81. ncbi Design of rapid medical evacuation system for trauma patients resulting from biological and chemical terrorist attacks
    Russell S Frieder
    Cal Zark, LLC, Goleta, CA 93117, USA
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:6068-71. 2006
    ..Future work will include sizing and installation studies to ensure that the production version of the device can be rapidly implemented in a wide variety of private, commercial, and government utility vehicles...
  82. ncbi Effect of prehospital 12-lead electrocardiogram on activation of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and door-to-balloon time in ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction
    Jason P Brown
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:158-61. 2008
    ..001). In conclusion, this study demonstrates that prehospital electrocardiographic diagnosis of STEMI with activation of the CCL markedly reduces D + B time...
  83. ncbi Transport ventilators: a guide for critical-care transportation, aeromedical & prehospital operations
    Kenneth J DiLuigi
    Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Emerg Med Serv 34:67-70, 104. 2005
  84. ncbi Better trauma care. How Maryland does it
    John R Wish
    Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:79-89. 2005
    ..It is our belief that the model emergency medical system in Maryland, if replicated throughout our nation, would save the lives of the critically injured...
  85. ncbi Transport of the mechanically ventilated pediatric patient
    Derek S Wheeler
    Division of Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Respir Care Clin N Am 8:83-104. 2002
    ..It is likely, then, that the field of pediatric transport medicine will assume greater importance in the coming decade...
  86. pmc Chemical weapon functional exercise--Cincinnati: observations and lessons learned from a "typical medium-sized" city's response to simulated terrorism utilizing Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Denis J FitzGerald
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0769, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:205-14. 2003
    ..As this training exercise helped Cincinnati to prepare for dealing with future large scale WMD incidents, such drills are invaluable preparation for all communities in a world increasingly at risk from terrorist attacks...
  87. ncbi Trauma helicopter emergency medical services transport: annotated review of selected outcomes-related literature
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:359-71. 2002
    ..The initial article in this two-part series focused on HEMS outcomes literature covering noninjured patients as well as papers assessing outcome in mixed trauma-nontrauma HEMS study groups...
  88. ncbi The effect of air medical transport on survival after trauma in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Ari Jack Buntman
    Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
    S Afr Med J 92:807-11. 2002
    ..To assess the difference in survival of trauma patients transported to a trauma unit via either road or air in Johannesburg, South Africa...
  89. ncbi Long-distance air evacuation of blast-injured sailors from the U.S.S. Cole
    Stephan A Alkins
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:677-80. 2002
    ..This report describes our recent experience of long-distance fixed-wing medical air evacuation of multiple critically ill sailors with blast injuries from the U.S.S. Cole...
  90. ncbi Training for the transport of mechanically ventilated patients
    John W Crommett
    Joint Trauma Training Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Respir Care Clin N Am 8:105-18. 2002
    ..A significant reduction in complications would validate the time, effort, and expense of developing such a course and would provide a model for other institutions to follow...
  91. ncbi Trauma scene transfers
    David Ellis
    University Medical Center, Little Rock, AK, USA
    Emerg Med Serv 31:173-4. 2002
  92. ncbi Transporting children in your ambulance
    Scott Mullins
    Eureka Fire Protection District in Eureka, MO, USA
    Emerg Med Serv 31:154-7, 174. 2002
  93. ncbi Taking the tricks out of trauma
    Jim Baird
    Fairlawn and Willoughby Hills Fire Department, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, USA
    JEMS 28:90-6. 2003
    ..But don't play guessing games with trauma victims. Use a systematic approach to quickly assess your trauma patients and determine the need to transport them to a trauma center...
  94. ncbi Development of an emergency medical video multiplexing transport system. Aiming at the nation wide prehospital care on ambulance
    Hideaki Nagatuma
    Internet Solution Platform Development Division, NEC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Syst 27:133-40. 2003
    ..As EMTS combines four video streams with checking video frame numbers, it uses a refresh packet that initializes server's frame numbers to synchronize the four video streams...
  95. ncbi Predicted utilization of emergency medical services telemedicine in decreasing ambulance transports
    Paul A Haskins
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Carilion Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospitals, Virginia, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:445-8. 2002
    ..To determine predicted utilization, decrease in ambulance transports, and target population for emergency medical services (EMS) if telemedicine capabilities were available to the medic units in the field...
  96. ncbi The impact of information technology on emergency health care outcomes
    Susan Athey
    Stanford University, USA
    Rand J Econ 33:399-432. 2002
    ..Further analysis using hospital discharge data shows that E911 reduces mortality and hospital costs...
  97. ncbi REACH Air Ambulance: built on innovation, committed to excellence
    Kenneth Stults
    Health Services Integration in Santa Rosa, Calif, USA
    Air Med J 22:16-8. 2003
  98. ncbi Description of ambulance diversions in Edmonton region
    Sunil Sookram
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Prehosp Disaster Med 17:91-5. 2002
  99. ncbi A review of 100 patients transported on extracorporeal life support
    David S Foley
    ASAIO J 48:612-9. 2002
    ..We conclude that the long distance transport of patients on extracorporeal life support can be safely accomplished and is an effective option for the unstable patient with severe respiratory or cardiac failure...
  100. ncbi Flight physician training program--core content
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight and Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:458-60. 2002
  101. ncbi Medical director for air medical transport programs
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight, and Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:455-7. 2002
    ..The NAEMSP recognizes the multifaceted and integral position of a medical director for an air medical transport program and the EMS community at large...

Research Grants47

  1. Microactuated Rheometer for Point of Care Coagulopathy Applications
    Richard Superfine; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will focus on developing a new approach to the underserved TIC problem in the field and during transportation of patients. We have successfully developed a fabrication protocol for SAPs, demonstrated their actuation in fluids, ..
  2. GENERAL CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER
    Kevin J Tracey; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The Interfacility Transport Division of the Health System provides transportation of patients from hospital sites to the GCRC...
  3. The Effect of Hypertonic Resuscitation for Blunt Trauma
    Eileen Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. 3rd Annual Pediatric Telehealth Colloquium
    James Marcin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Incorporating telemedicine into pediatric care can help increase access, decrease disparities and increase quality of care provided to children living in rural and underserved communities. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. Hypertonic Modulation of Inflammation following Injury
    Eileen M Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results of these studies will provide valuable information to determine the ultimate therapeutic use of the resuscitation strategy. ..
  6. Behavior Therapy for Adults with Tourette Syndrome
    Alan Peterson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The Informatics group at Yale University will provide data management services. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  7. Evaluating Hospital Outcomes for Injured Patients
    David Clark; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  8. Diabetic Neuropathy: Implications for Wound Repair
    Nicole Gibran; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We will also test the effects of antioxidants in this murine wound model. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Artificial Nutrition in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
    Sydney Dy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Dy with the skills she needs to develop into an independent clinical researcher in oncology palliative care decision-making and health services research. ..
  10. Economic Evaluation of Addiction Services
    JENNIFER RUGER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. Mesenchymal cells in surgical wound healing
    Nicole Gibran; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..3. To determine whether bone marrow-derived MSC can reverse diabetes impaired wound healing. 4. To determine whether bone marrow-derived MSC are critical for wound healing. ..
  12. Gender Differences in Treatment Services Effectiveness
    JEANNE MARSH; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. Team Performance and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
    Helena Temkin Greener; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. LINKAGE TO HEALTH SERVICES IN DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT
    Peter Friedmann; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This work will improve our understanding of linkage mechanisms and of problem-service matching, and quantify the extent to which medical and psychosocial services are important components of effective drug abuse treatment. ..
  15. Trazodone for Sleep Disturbance - Early Alcohol Recovery
    Peter Friedmann; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Our extensive contacts with community agencies and substance abuse treatment facilities should enhance follow-up rates. ..
  16. Surgical Wound Repair: Role of A Neuroendothelial Axis
    NICOLE SIMONE GIBRAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will employ siRNA to deplete neuropeptide receptors on endothelial cells to further define neural modulation of endothelial cell inflammatory responses, migration and proliferation. ..
  17. Biomechanical Investigation of Pediatric Accidents
    Gina Bertocci; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The long term goal is to develop a clinical tool that predicts the likelihood of pediatric fracture for a given accident scenario aiding clinicians in determining between intentional and unintentional injury. ..
  18. Hypertrophic Scarring After Partial-Thickness Wounds
    LOREN ENGRAV; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We will laser capture microdissect cones from shallow and deep partial-thickness Duroc wounds, extract and amplify the mRNA, and perform porcine DNA array analysis to determine which genes are differentially expressed. ..
  19. Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: Quantifying Risk
    Arun Garg; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This project is expected to result in DUE and shoulder job analysis models that have robust predictive capabilities for a broad range of jobs. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Recall and Survivor Bias: Impact on SES-CVD Associations
    Kathryn Rose; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  21. MEDICALLY TREATED AND FATAL SUICIDE ACTS: NUMBER & COST
    Ted Miller; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We expect the model to suggest the estimated annual US suicide death toll is 5%-7% above reported levels. (5) To modify an existing injury cost model to more accurately cost suicide acts and apply the model to national data. ..
  22. Low Back Pain Quantifying Risk Factors
    Arun Garg; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This project is expected to result in the ability to improve the existing ergonomic job evaluation models that have robust predictive capabilities for a broad range of industries. ..
  23. EXAMINING NURSING HOME COMPARE
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. UNDERSTANDING OCCUPATIONAL INJURY AND ILLNESS TRENDS
    Ted Miller; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We also will pilot test use of an input-output model to assess the impact of occupational injury/illness on the economy. ..
  25. Multi-Organizational Knowledge Based Approach Research
    Steven Moulton; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..It will also aid in the development of new knowledge-based paradigms to enhance treatment algorithms and improve patient care. ..
  26. Spousal communication and cancer prevention behavior
    KELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The long-term goal of this research is to develop better interventions which help prevent cancer, and other chronic health conditions, by involving spouses in preventive behavior change programs. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. Work Environment:Effects on Quality of Healthcare
    Bradley Evanoff; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Measurement of changes in quality of care following the intervention will include those used in Aim 1 as well as specific processes of care measures. ..
  28. Understanding Change in Physical Activity Postpartum
    KELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This proposal directly addresses the need to better understand multi-level factors involved in physical activity behavior change, RFA #CA-04-009 "Mechanisms of Physical Activity Behavior Change". ..
  29. Stabilize Addiction/Affect, Begin Inmates' Interferon for HCV of Liver (STAABIHL)
    Peter Friedmann; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Such increased access to therapy would benefit public health and public safety. ..
  30. Relaxation response with acupuncture for HIV patients
    Bei Hung Chang; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  31. PHARMACOLOGY OF ANESTHETICS IN HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK
    Ken Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  32. Impact of Aging on Stroke Care: A National Perspective
    Judith Lichtman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We hypothesize that variations in care exist by age. Moreover, these differences in care will not be explained by differences clinical features or co-morbid conditions associated with aging. ..
  33. The Influence of Staff Turnover on Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  34. INCIDENT REPORTING IN NURSING HOMES
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This information will further our development of a standardized incident reporting mechanism recommended by the Institute of Medicine and others. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  35. START Triage: Improving a "tried-and-true" methodology.
    CHRISTOPHER KAHN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The pilot project is a chart review at more than a dozen hospitals, as well as local Emergency Medical Services, using a prospectively defined data collection tool. ..
  36. Effect of Out-of-Hospital Endotracheal Intubation Errors
    Henry Wang; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..These analyses are innovative in the fields of EMS, patient safety and health services research and will help to justify system-wide efforts to reduce errors in this complex procedure. ..
  37. Combat Stress and Cardiovascular Risk Among Aging Men
    Kathryn Rose; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Furthermore, they may provide data useful in planning public health intervention programs which target active service and veteran populations. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  38. Staffing Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  39. Stroke Hospitalization in the Elderly with Medicare FFS
    Judith Lichtman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..These results will help inform decisions about the allocation of adequate resources, and more importantly, help identify opportunities to improve care and prevention of elderly stroke patients. ..
  40. Effects of Neighborhood SES on Coronary Heart Disease Burden in Communities
    Kathryn Rose; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Furthermore, the findings could be used to plan targeted public health interventions aimed at reducing CHD disparities. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  41. Risks for Opioid Use and Abuse in Contrasting Chronic Pain Populations
    Mark Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  42. Temporal-Spatial Biomagnetic Fields of the Fetus
    Curtis Lowery; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In the future, the device, analysis tools, and datasets should be accessible to outside researchers for their own studies and collaborating efforts, by means of secure and fast Internet access. ..
  43. Surveying & Assessing Firefighter Fitness & Electrocardiography: The SAFFE Study
    Mary Carey; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....