Analysis of a  first responder system for emergency medical care in rural areas: first results and experiences.

CONCLUSION: The first responders from Nordhardt received an emergency call nearly every day. In two thirds of the calls they were faster than the EMS as they usually have local sites with a shorter distance to the emergency scene where they are able to deal with critical medical cases until the EMS arrives. Despite the small case numbers, it could be concluded that the early medical treatment with respect to resuscitation based on earlier arrival on site may help to increase the survival rate of patients. The first responders were also able to manage airway problems with additional oxygen or other airway devices. Other medical treatment performed by the first responders, such as administration of glucose in hypoglycemic patients positively affected the patient's condition. There is a tactical advantage to include first responders in traditional EMS services. Further studies are needed to examine these questions in larger samples also over a longer time period. Standardization and digitalization of the records could help to gain more data in this field. PMID: 31420707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Anaesthesist - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anaesthesist Source Type: research

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Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
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Condition:   Regional Anesthesia, Erector Spine Plane Block, Cost Effectiveness Intervention:   Other: erector spina plane block, cost analysis Sponsor:   Kırıkkale University Recruiting
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