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Laura Meyers

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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