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Dawn Faudere, EMT-P, EMD-Q

Falls Protocol Lift Assist Calls: Predictors of Repeat 911 Calls

Lee Van Vleet, Marty Gray, BS, EMD-Q, Dawn Faudere, EMT-P, EMD-Q, Daniel Ashwood, PhD, Alissa Wheeler, BA, Christopher Olola, PhD

Oct 01, 2020|AEDR 2020 Vol. 8 Issue 2|Original Research

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regularly respond to lift assist calls. Previous studies have shown lift assist calls present a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. This group of callers is also likely to make repeated calls to 911 for EMS assistance. The ability to foresee which of these patients may need to call 911 again within 24 hours could help decrease the risk posed to patients in these situations. To describe calls originating as lift assist calls with repeat calls within 24 hours, explore the...

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Implications of Pre-Alerts for Medical Emergency Calls

Dawn Faudere, EMT-P, EMD-Q, Jeff Hutchens, EMT-P, EMD-I, EFD-I, ETC-I, Christopher Olola, PhD, Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI, Meghan Broadbent, MS, Isabel Gardett, PhD

Dec 04, 2018|AEDR 2018 Vol. 6 Issue 3|Original Research

In emergency dispatching, pre-alerts are used to send responders to calls prior to getting a final dispatch code. Some studies have showed that pre-alerts can effectively reduce dispatch time for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, potentially improving overall patient outcome. However, there is also a potential risk in running lights-and-siren on non-fully triaged calls. Although pre-alerts have been used for several years, no research studies have demonstrated its benefit, in general. The goal of this study was to determine...

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Predicting the Need for Extrication in Traffic Accidents Reported to 911

Chris Davis, EMD-I, Paige Dodson, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Laura Meyers, Christopher Olola, PhD, Chad Pore, MS, Chad Russell, CCEMT, P, Srilakshmi Sangaraju, MS, Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI, Isabel Gardett, PhD, Frank Williams, Dawn Faudere, EMT-P, EMD-Q

Aug 17, 2018|Research Posters

Extrication activities at the scene of motor vehicle accidents (MVA) result in extended scene times, and increase morbidity and mortality. Identifying the need for extrication-capable resources during the 9-1-1 call-taking process, and dispatching them without delay, is crucial to delivering the required response and patient care. Determining the need for extrication using this protocol currently relies on the 9-1-1 caller's answer to a single key question in the protocol: "Is anyone pinned (trapped)?" The aims of this study were to determine the predictive value of the single key question...

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Implications of Pre-Alerts for Medical Emergency Calls

Dawn Faudere, EMT-P, EMD-Q, Jeff Hutchens, EMT-P, EMD-I, EFD-I, ETC-I, Christopher Olola, PhD, Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI, Meghan Broadbent, MS, Isabel Gardett, PhD

Jul 20, 2018|Research Posters

In emergency dispatching, pre-alerts are used to send responders to calls prior to getting a final dispatch code—assigned using an emergency dispatch system. Although this dispatching process has been used for several years, no research studies have demonstrated its significant benefit, in general. However, a study published in 2013, showed that pre-alerts can be effectively used to reduce dispatch time for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs), which has the potential to improve overall patient outcome. As emergency calls are received, the call is entered in the Computer Aided Dispatch...

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Factors Contributing to Stress Levels of Emergency Dispatchers

Kate Wahlgren, EMD, Audrey Fraizer, Mike Taigman, MS, Marc Gay, Ronald Williscroft, QI, EMD, Dawn Faudere, EMT-P, EMD-Q, Andre Jones, PhDc, Christopher Olola, PhD

Jan 20, 2021|AEDR 2020 Vol. 8 Issue 3|Original Research

There is now substantial research literature on the occupational stress among emergency dispatchers from multiple studies that have cited dispatcher claims of significant emotional, mental, and physical stress as a result of their work. However, there is very little literature that ranks in order of prevalence or severity the factors contributing to overall stress specific to emergency dispatchers. The aim of this study is to collect data that will complement other research findings in this field to inform the development of new programs designed to address specific...

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