Differences in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Among Five Racial/Ethnic Groups
Conclusions: We report that the Black, Asian, Hispanic, and Pacific-Islander groups were less likely to survive to hospital discharge from OHCA when compared to the White reference group. There were no variables that were associated with decreased survival across all four of these groups.PMID:38567893 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2024.2335639 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - April 3, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Kenton L Anderson Monica R Saxena Loretta W Matheson Marc Gautreau John F Brown Leo Ishoda Michael A Kohn Source Type: research

Influence of Patient Weight on Prehospital Advanced Airway Procedure Success Rates
Conclusion: This retrospective analysis of a national EMS database revealed that increasing patient weight was negatively associated with intubation success. A positive, but smaller, linear trend was observed for BIAD placement. Patient weight may be an easily identifiable predictor of difficult oral intubation and may be a consideration when selecting an airway management strategy.PMID:38569075 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2024.2338459 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - April 3, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Michael W Hubble Melisa Martin Sara Houston Stephen Taylor Ginny R Kaplan Source Type: research

Differences in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Among Five Racial/Ethnic Groups
Conclusions: We report that the Black, Asian, Hispanic, and Pacific-Islander groups were less likely to survive to hospital discharge from OHCA when compared to the White reference group. There were no variables that were associated with decreased survival across all four of these groups.PMID:38567893 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2024.2335639 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - April 3, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Kenton L Anderson Monica R Saxena Loretta W Matheson Marc Gautreau John F Brown Leo Ishoda Michael A Kohn Source Type: research

Influence of Patient Weight on Prehospital Advanced Airway Procedure Success Rates
Conclusion: This retrospective analysis of a national EMS database revealed that increasing patient weight was negatively associated with intubation success. A positive, but smaller, linear trend was observed for BIAD placement. Patient weight may be an easily identifiable predictor of difficult oral intubation and may be a consideration when selecting an airway management strategy.PMID:38569075 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2024.2338459 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - April 3, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Michael W Hubble Melisa Martin Sara Houston Stephen Taylor Ginny R Kaplan Source Type: research

18-Month-Old with Lethargy and Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm in Prehospital Setting: A Case Report
We report a case of accelerated idioventricular rhythm (AIVR) identified by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) monitoring of an infant presenting with lethargy and respiratory distress. Accelerated idioventricular rhythms are rare ventricular rhythms originating from the His-Purkinje system or ventricular myocytes, consisting of >3 monomorphic beats with gradual onset and termination. 1 An AIVR is usually well-tolerated and does not require treatment, though sustained arrythmia may induce syncope, and the rhythm has been seen in newborn infants with congenital heart diseases.1 Monitoring ill children with ECG can identify...
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - March 29, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Travis M Curtis Kaden M Sady Jess T Randall Patrick Kervin Dawn M Mosher Michael W Dailey Source Type: research

Advancing Emergency Medical Services' (EMS) Response Capability for Behavioral Health Emergencies: Los Angeles County's Performance Improvement Initiative
Conclusion: This paper describes a comprehensive performance improvement initiative in LAC-EMSA's 9-1-1 response to BHEs. The initiative included a thorough current state analysis, followed by future state mapping and the implementation of interventions to reduce LE as the primary responder when an EMS response is often warranted, and to improve EMS protocols and access to resources for BHEs.PMID:38526711 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2024.2333494 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - March 25, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Erick H Cheung Denise A Whitfield Adam Kipust Richard Tadeo Marianne Gausche-Hill Source Type: research

Measures of patient acuity among children encountered by emergency medical services by the Child Opportunity Index
Conclusion. Patterns of EMS utilization among children with prehospital emergencies differ by COI. Some measures, such as for in-hospital mortality, occurred more frequently among children transported from Very Low COI areas, whereas others, such as admission, occurred more frequently among children from Very High COI areas. These findings have implications in EMS planning and in alternative out-of-hospital care models, including in regional placement of ambulance stations.PMID:38517514 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2024.2333493 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - March 22, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Sriram Ramgopal Remle P Crowe Lindsay Jaeger Jennifer Fishe Michelle L Macy Christian Martin-Gill Source Type: research