Propensity score adjusted comparison of three-factor versus four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for emergent warfarin reversal: a retrospective cohort study
Prothrombin Complex Concentrates (PCC) are prescribed for emergent warfarin reversal (EWR). The comparative effectiveness and safety among PCC products are not fully understood. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David J. Margraf, Scott Seaburg, Gregory J. Beilman, Julian Wolfson, Jonathan C. Gipson and Scott A. Chapman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dispatch of a helicopter emergency medicine service to patients with a sudden, unexplained loss of consciousness of medical origin
Sudden loss of consciousness (LOC) in the prehospital setting in the absence of cardiac arrest and seizure activity may be a challenge from a dispatcher ’s perspective: The aetiology is varied, with many causes... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: J. Mohindru, J. E. Griggs, R. de Coverly, R. M. Lyon and E. ter Avest Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validation of age-specific survival prediction in pediatric patients with blunt trauma using trauma and injury severity score methodology: a ten-year Nationwide observational study
In-hospital mortality in trauma patients has decreased recently owing to improved trauma injury prevention systems. However, no study has evaluated the validity of the Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chiaki Toida, Takashi Muguruma, Masayasu Gakumazawa, Mafumi Shinohara, Takeru Abe, Ichiro Takeuchi and Naoto Morimura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mortality and return to work in patients transported by emergency ambulance after involvement in a traffic accident
Traffic accidents constitute a common reason for injury. Little is known about long-term outcomes for patients following a traffic accident. Therefore, in this present paper, we examine 1-day, 30-day and 1-yea... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kristian Bundgaard Ringgren, Elisabeth Helen Anna Mills, Erika Frischknecht Christensen, Rikke N ørmark Mortensen, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Kristian Hay Kragholm Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pre-hospital predictors of an adverse outcome among patients with dyspnoea as the main symptom assessed by pre-hospital emergency nurses - a retrospective observational study
Dyspnoea is one of the most common reasons for patients contacting emergency medical services (EMS). Pre-hospital Emergency Nurses (PENs) are independently responsible for advanced care and to meet these patie... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Wivica Kauppi, Johan Herlitz, Thomas Karlsson, Carl Magnusson, Lina Palm ér and Christer Axelsson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) activity after increased distance to out-of-hours services: an observational study from Norway
Organizational changes in out-of-hour (OOH) services may have unintended consequences for other prehospital services. Reports indicate an increased use of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) after cha... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dag St åle Nystøyl, Jo Røislien, Øyvind Østerås, Steinar Hunskaar, Hans Johan Breidablik and Erik Zakariassen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Transcatheter arterial embolisation is efficient and safe for paediatric blunt torso trauma: a case-control study
It remains unclear whether transcatheter arterial embolisation (TAE) is as safe and effective for paediatric patients with blunt torso trauma as it is for adults in Japan, owing to few trauma cases and sporadi... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Masayasu Gakumazawa, Chiaki Toida, Takashi Muguruma, Naoki Yogo, Mafumi Shinohara and Ichiro Takeuchi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Equivalency between the shock index and subtracting the systolic blood pressure from the heart rate: an observational cohort study
Although the shock index is known to predict mortality and other severe outcomes, deriving it requires complex calculations. Subtracting the systolic blood pressure from the heart rate may produce a simple sho... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yohei Kamikawa and Hiroyuki Hayashi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

BurnCare tablet trainer to enhance burn injury care and treatment
Applied Research Associates (ARA) and the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) have been developing a tablet-based simulation environment for burn wound assessment and burn shock resuscit... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Austin Baird, Maria Serio-Melvin, Matthew Hackett, Marcia Clover, Matthew McDaniel, Michael Rowland, Alicia Williams and Bradly Wilson Tags: Software Source Type: research

Healthcare pathways and resource use: mapping consequences of ambulance assessment for direct care with alternative healthcare providers
A decision system in the ambulance allowing alternative pathways to alternate healthcare providers has been developed for older patients in Stockholm, Sweden. However, subsequent healthcare resource use result... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sofi Varg, Veronica Vicente, Maaret Castren, Peter Lindgren and Clas Rehnberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

National Early Warning Score 2 (NEWS2) and 3-level triage scale as risk predictors in frail older adults in the emergency department
The aim of the emergency department (ED) triage is to recognize critically ill patients and to allocate resources. No strong evidence for accuracy of the current triage instruments, especially for the older ad... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kirsi Kemp, Janne Alakare, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Timo Strandberg, Jukka Tolonen, Lasse Lehtonen and Maaret Castr én Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Baseline well-being, perceptions of critical incidents, and openness to debriefing in community hospital emergency department clinical staff before COVID-19, a cross-sectional study
Emergency department personnel routinely bear witness to traumatic experiences and critical incidents that can affect their own well-being. Peer support through debriefing has demonstrated positive impacts on ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Laura Cantu and Listy Thomas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ketamine-propofol (Ketofol) for procedural sedation and analgesia in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The aim of this review is to elucidate the efficacy and side effects of ketofol in comparison to other anaesthetic agents during procedural sedation and analgesia. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tze Yong Foo, Norhayati Mohd Noor, Mohd Boniami Yazid, Mohd Hashairi Fauzi, Shaik Farid Abdull Wahab and Mohammad Zikri Ahmad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Proficiencies of military medical officers in intubating difficult airways
This study sheds light on the proficiency of military medical officers who had received between 2 and 3  years of post-graduate training, in the handling of the difficult airway in a trauma manikin simulator us... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan ZM Lim, Shi Hao Chew, Benjamin ZB Chin and Raymond CH Siew Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary clinical debriefing in the emergency department: an observational study of learning topics and outcomes
Defined as a ‘guided reflective learning conversation’, ‘debriefing’ is most often undertaken in small groups following healthcare simulation training. Clinical debriefing (CD) following experiences in the wor... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Coggins, Aaron De Los Santos, Ramez Zaklama and Margaret Murphy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early detection of non-invasive ventilation failure among acute respiratory failure patients in the emergency department
Non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) has become an alternative to an invasive artificial airway for the management of acute respiratory failure (ARF). NIV failure causes delayed intubation, which eventual... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: W. Liengswangwong, C. Yuksen, T. Thepkong, P. Nakasint and C. Jenpanitpong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A retrospective study of sepsis-associated encephalopathy: epidemiology, clinical features and adverse outcomes
This study was designed to determine the epidemiology, clinical features, and risk factors of SAE. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jiayi Chen, Xiaobei Shi, Mengyuan Diao, Guangyong Jin, Ying Zhu, Wei Hu and Shaosong Xi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient and surrogate attitudes via an interviewer-administered survey on exception from informed consent enrollment in the Prehospital Air Medical Plasma (PAMPer) trial
With increased focus on early resuscitation methods following injury to improve patient outcomes, studies are employing exception from informed consent (EFIC) enrollment. Few studies have assessed patients ’ op... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Insiyah Campwala, Francis X. Guyette, Joshua B. Brown, Peter W. Adams, Barbara J. Early, Mark H. Yazer, Matthew D. Neal, Brian S. Zuckerbraun and Jason L. Sperry Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Iranian ’s healthcare system challenges during natural disasters: the qualitative case study of Kermanshah earthquake
In order to the significance of lessons learned from the natural disasters for health care systems particularly in developing and under-developed countries, the main purpose of this study was to identify chall... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mohammadtaghi Mohammadpour, Omid Sadeghkhani, Peivand Bastani, Ramin Ravangard and Rita Rezaee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring the concept and structure of obstetric triage: a qualitative content analysis
Obstetric triage is a new idea, so the design and implementation of it requires identification of its concept and structure. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the concept and structure of the ob... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Asieh Moudi, Mina Iravani, Mahin Najafian, Armin Zareiyan, Arash Forouzan and Mojgan Mirghafourvand Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Conceptualizations of clinical decision-making: a scoping review in geriatric emergency medicine
Clinical decision-making (CDM) is an important competency for young doctors especially under complex and uncertain conditions in geriatric emergency medicine (GEM). However, research in this field is character... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Maria Louise Gamborg, Mimi Mehlsen, Charlotte Paltved, Gitte Tramm and Peter Musaeus Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Traffic police officers ’ use of first aid skills at work: a qualitative content analysis of focus group discussions in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends involving lay people in prehospital care. Several training programmes have been implemented to build lay responder first aid skills. Findings show that most progr... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Menti L. Ndile, Britt-Inger Saveman, Gift G. Lukumay, Dickson A. Mkoka, Anne H. Outwater and Susann Backteman-Erlanson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prehospital naloxone administration – what influences choice of dose and route of administration?
Amidst the ongoing opioid crisis there are debates regarding the optimal route of administration and dosages of naloxone. This applies both for lay people administration and emergency medical services, and in ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ida Tylleskar, Linn Gjersing, Lars Petter Bj ørnsen, Anne-Cathrine Braarud, Fridtjof Heyerdahl, Ola Dale and Arne Kristian Skulberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Harnessing inter-disciplinary collaboration to improve emergency care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs): results of research prioritisation setting exercise
More than half of deaths in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) result from conditions that could be treated with emergency care - an integral component of universal health coverage (UHC) - through timely... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fiona E. Lecky, Teri Reynolds, Olubukola Otesile, Sara Hollis, Janette Turner, Gordon Fuller, Ian Sammy, Jean Williams-Johnson, Heike Geduld, Andrea G. Tenner, Simone French, Ishtar Govia, Julie Balen, Steve Goodacre, Sujan B. Marahatta, Shaheem DeVries & Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Healthcare providers ’ perspectives on family presence during resuscitation in the emergency departments of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Worldwide, policies exist on family presence during resuscitation (FPDR), however, this is still lacking in the Gulf Corporation Countries (GCC) in general and in the Kingdom of Bahrain in particular. The aim ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Feras H. Abuzeyad, Ahmed Elhobi, Wael Kamkoum, Luma Bashmi, Ghada Al-Qasim, Leena Alqasem, Naser Mohamed Ali Mansoor, Stephanie Hsu and Priya Das Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characteristics and resource needs in patients with vestibular symptoms: a comparison of patients with symptoms of unknown versus determined origin
Vestibular symptoms are a frequent reason for presenting at the emergency department (ED). Underlying conditions range in severity from life-threatening to benign, but often remain undiagnosed despite extensiv... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martin M üller, Martina B. Goeldlin, Janika Gaschen, Thomas C. Sauter, Stephanie Stock, Franca Wagner, Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos, Urs Fischer, Roger Kalla and Georgios Mantokoudis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Epidemiology of patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department in Karachi, Pakistan
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nadir Ijaz, Matthew Strehlow, N. Ewen Wang, Elizabeth Pirrotta, Areeba Tariq, Naseeruddin Mahmood and Swaminatha Mahadevan Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcomes of patients with dyspnoea as the main symptom, assessed by prehospital emergency nurses- a retrospective observational study
Dyspnoea (breathing difficulty) is among the most commonly cited reasons for contacting emergency medical services (EMSs). Dyspnoea is caused by several serious underlying medical conditions and, based on pati... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Wivica Kauppi, Johan Herlitz, Carl Magnusson, Lina Palm ér and Christer Axelsson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Time-to-reperfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction and mortality in prehospital emergency care: meta-analysis
People living in rural areas usually suffer comparatively disadvantaged emergency health care than those living in urban areas, reasons including long transit time due to geographic factors. As for many time c... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Xing Fu, Philip Wilson and Wing Sun Faith Chung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Detailed severity assessment of Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale to detect large vessel occlusion in acute ischemic stroke
Selecting stroke patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) based on prehospital stroke scales could provide a faster triage and transportation to a comprehensive stroke centre resulting a favourable outcome. ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gabor Tarkanyi, Peter Csecsei, Istvan Szegedi, Evelin Feher, Adam Annus, Tihamer Molnar and Laszlo Szapary Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A consensus building exercise to determine research priorities for silver trauma
Emergency care research into ‘Silver Trauma’, which is simply defined as major trauma consequent upon relatively minor injury mechanisms, is facing many challenges including that at present, there is no clear ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Abdullah Alshibani, Jay Banerjee, Fiona Lecky, Timothy J. Coats, Rebecca Prest, Áine Mitchell, Emily Laithwaite, Matt Wensley and Simon Conroy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Emergency department clinical leads ’ experiences of implementing primary care services where GPs work in or alongside emergency departments in the UK: a qualitative study
To manage increasing demand for emergency and unscheduled care NHS England policy has promoted services in which patients presenting to Emergency Departments (EDs) with non-urgent problems are directed to gene... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michelle Edwards, Alison Cooper, Freya Davies, Rebecca Sherlock, Andrew Carson-Stevens, Delyth Price, Alison Porter, Bridie Evans, Saiful Islam, Helen Snooks, Pippa Anderson, Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena, Peter Hibbert, Thomas Hughes, Matthew Cooke, Jere Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characteristics of non-conveyed patients in emergency medical services (EMS): a one-year prospective descriptive and comparative study in a region of Sweden
There has been an increasing demand for emergency medical services (EMS), and a growing number of patients are not conveyed; i.e., they are referred to levels of care other than ambulance conveyance to the eme... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Erik H öglund, Magnus Andersson-Hagiwara, Agneta Schröder, Margareta Möller and Emma Ohlsson-Nevo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Breaking down walls: a qualitative evaluation of perceived emergency department delays for patients transferred with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Despite regionalization efforts, delays at transferring hospitals for patients transferred with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) persist. These de... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 6, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael J. Ward, Timothy J. Vogus, Kemberlee Bonnet, Kelly Moser, David Schlundt and Sunil Kripalani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of evaluation of suspected syncope in the emergency department: usual practice vs. ESC guidelines
The objective of this stud... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Veera K. van Wijnen, Reinold O. B. Gans, Wouter Wieling, Jan C. ter Maaten and Mark P. M. Harms Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A descriptive study of orthopaedic injuries due to parachute jumping in soldiers
While parachute jumping, soldiers may suffer minor or life-threatening injuries in various parts of the body. Several trauma scoring systems assess the severity of such injuries. The primary goal of this study... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taner Sahin and Sabri Bat ın Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mortality at the pediatric emergency unit of the Mohammed VI teaching hospital of Marrakech
The death of a child at the emergency ward is one of the most difficult problems that the clinicians of these wards have to deal with. In our country the published data concerning the causes and the factors re... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: W. Lahmini and M. Bourrous Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quick and effective improvement of leucine enriched dietary supplement on malnutrition in acute stroke patients receiving enteral tube feeding
Malnutrition often occurs in acute stroke patients receiving enteral tube feeding (ETF). Unless malnutrition is improved, their clinical outcome is poor. However, strategies to improve malnutrition in these pa... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 20, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Takahisa Mori and Kazuhiro Yoshioka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prehospital administration of blood products: experiences from a Finnish physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service
Massive infusions of crystalloids into bleeding hypotensive patients can worsen the outcome. Military experience suggests avoiding crystalloids using early damage control resuscitation with blood components in... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pauli Vuorinen, Joonas-Eemeli Kiili, Piritta Set älä, Antti Kämäräinen and Sanna Hoppu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of admission rates among patients treated by male and female emergency physicians: a multicenter study
This study seeks to investigate admission rates of adult patients treated by... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hisham Valiuddin, Hope Ring, Michelle Fallon and Yaser Valiuddin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Evaluating a screener to quantify PTSD risk using emergency care information: a proof of concept study
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Willem F. van der Mei, Anna C. Barbano, Andrew Ratanatharathorn, Richard A. Bryant, Douglas L. Delahanty, Terri A. deRoon-Cassini, Betty S. Lai, Sarah R. Lowe, Yutaka J. Matsuoka, Miranda Olff, Wei Qi, Ulrich Schnyder, Soraya Seedat, Ronald C. Kessler, Ka Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Prevalence and determinants of post-traumatic stress disorder among road traffic accident survivors: a prospective survey at selected hospitals in southern Ethiopia
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent among road traffic accident survivors (RTA), yet the psychological welfare of the persons has largely been ignored as health care professionals focus more on ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Asres Bedaso, Gemechu Kediro, Jemal Ebrahim, Firkru Tadesse, Shewangizaw Mekonnen, Negeso Gobena and Ephrem Gebrehana Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of emergency department visits for all reasons by adults with depression in the United States
We aimed to characterize Emergency Department (ED) utilization and outcomes of patients with depression seeking emergency care for all reasons. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tyler Hill, Yun Jiang, Christopher R. Friese, Lynae A. Darbes, Christopher K. Blazes and Xingyu Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of crowding, boarding and staffing levels in Swedish emergency departments - a National Cross Sectional Study
Emergency Department (ED) crowding occurs when demand for care exceeds the available resources. Crowding has been associated with decreased quality of care and increased mortality, but the prevalence on a nati... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 18, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jens Wretborn, Joakim Henricson, Ulf Ekelund and Daniel B. Wilhelms Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of manual chest compressions according to the updated cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines and the impact of feedback devices in an educational resuscitation course
The cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines revised in 2015 recommend target chest compression rate (CCR) and chest compression depth (CCD) of 100 –120 compressions per minute (cpm) and 5–6 cm, respectively. W... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nao Urushibata, Kiyoshi Murata, Hideki Endo, Ayako Yoshiyuki and Yasuhiro Otomo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Piloting data linkage in a prospective cohort study of a GP referral scheme to avoid unnecessary emergency department conveyance
UK Ambulance services are under pressure to safely stream appropriate patients away from the Emergency Department (ED). Even so, there has been little evaluation of patient outcomes. We investigated difference... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joanna M. Blodgett, Duncan J. Robertson, David Ratcliffe and Kenneth Rockwood Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The growing impact of older patients in the emergency department: a 5-year retrospective analysis in Brazil
The average age of the global population is rising at an increasing rate. There is a disproportional increase in Emergency Department (ED) visits by older people worldwide. In the Brazilian health system, comp... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jo ão Carlos Pereira Gomes, Roger Daglius Dias, Jacson Venancio de Barros, Irineu Tadeu Velasco and Wilson Jacob Filho Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Use of peripheral vascular access in the prehospital setting: is there room for improvement?
Previous studies have shown that prehospital insertion of peripheral vascular access is highly variable. The aim of this study is to establish the proportion of peripheral vascular access placement and its use... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Erin Gonvers, Thierry Spichiger, Eric Albrecht and Fabrice Dami Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Immediate effects of urgent reorganisation of emergency department-based treatment pathway in nonperforated appendicitis: a retrospective study
Acute appendicitis is a global disease and a very common indication for emergency surgery worldwide. The need for hospital resources is therefore constantly high. The administration in Kanta-H äme Central Hospi... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Artur Ojak äär, Martin Purdy, Aristotelis Kechagias, Ulla Järvelin and Ari Palomäki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cognitive skills of emergency medical services crew members: a literature review
Situation awareness and decision making, listed in non-technical skills taxonomies, are critical for effective and safe performance in high-risk professions. These cognitive skills and their behavioral markers... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martin Sedl ár Tags: Review Source Type: research