Epidemiology of emergency medical services-attended out-of-hospital deliveries and complications in the United States
CONCLUSION: In this large, national repository of EMS patient care records from across the U.S., most activations for out-of-hospital delivery, delivery complication, or a newborn included only routine EMS care. There were potential disparities in level of care, clinical care provided, and measures of access to definitive care based on maternal and community factors. We also identified gaps in current practice, such as for postpartum hemorrhage, that could be addressed with changes in EMS clinical protocols and regulations.PMID:37972235 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2023.2283892 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - November 16, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Rebecca E Cash Anjali J Kaimal Margaret E Samuels-Kalow Krislyn M Boggs Maeve F Swanton Carlos A Camargo Source Type: research

Innovations in EMS Education Abstracts for the 2024 National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting
Prehosp Emerg Care. 2023 Nov 16:1-3. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2023.2274776. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:37972238 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2023.2274776 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - November 16, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Cancer risks among emergency medical services workers in Ontario, Canada
CONCLUSIONS: This study contributes valuable findings to understanding cancer risks among paramedics and further supports the existing evidence on the increased risk of cancer among emergency medical services workers. We have observed some similar results for firefighters and police, which may be explained by similar exposures, including vehicle exhaust, shiftwork, and intermittent solar radiation. This can lead to a better understanding of carcinogens and other exposures among paramedics and inform cancer prevention strategies.PMID:37967276 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2023.2283079 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - November 15, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Jeavana Sritharan Paul A Demers Fanni R Eros Colin Berriault Mamadou Dakouo Tracy L Kirkham Source Type: research

Wilderness Paramedic-A Practice Analysis
Prehosp Emerg Care. 2023 Nov 9:1-41. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2023.2281372. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEmergency medical services (EMS) has existed in its modern form for over 50 years. EMS has become a critical public safety net and access point to the larger health care system. Mature EMS systems are in place in most urban areas. However, EMS systems are not as developed in wilderness areas. A barrier to further development of these systems is the lack of an agreed-upon standard of minimum competence and validation of specialized practice. A practice analysis was completed to create such standards. The practice analysis ...
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - November 9, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Jeffrey T Thurman Seth C Hawkins David Fifer John R Clark Benjamin Abo Source Type: research

Is a positive prehospital FAST associated with severe bleeding? A multicenter retrospective study
CONCLUSION: A positive FAST performed in the prehospital setting is associated with severe hemorrhage and all prognostic criteria we studied.PMID:37874044 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2023.2272196 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - October 24, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Grace Stralec Camille Fontaine Sarah Arras Keryann Omnes Hamza Ghomrani Pablo Lecaros Philippe LeConte Fr édéric Balen Xavier Bobbia Source Type: research