2018

People Helping People with Jerry Overton

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode32-2018-08-30-Jerry-Overton_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:29 — 30.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Jerry Overton, President of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. They discuss the importance of studying low acuity calls, the role of an IRB in research, and IAED’s focus for the future....

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Persons Descriptions Reported to Emergency Police Dispatch

Identification of persons based on verbal descriptions is one of the key skills of police work. Gathering as much description information as possible immediately following the event—for example, at the point of emergency police dispatch—could substantially improve the accuracy of suspect descriptions, the ability to locate missing persons quickly, and other key outcomes of effective police work. : The primary objective of this study was to determine what amount and...

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Comparison of EMD Selection of Sick Person Chief Complaint Protocol with On-Scene Responder Findings

The Emergency Medical Dispatcher’s (EMD’s) selection of the most appropriate Chief Complaint Protocol is one of the most important elements in emergency dispatching. Choosing the correct Chief Complaint ensures that the correct information is gathered, the correct instructions and help provided, and the right resources sent. The selection of the MPDS Sick Person Protocol is often one of the most difficult for EMDs. s: The primary objective of this study is to compare the...

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Implications of Pre-Alerts for Medical Emergency Calls

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...

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Predicting the Need for Extrication in Traffic Accidents Reported to 911: Is Anyone Pinned/Trapped?

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 911 call-taking process, and dispatching them without delay, is crucial to delivering the required response and patient care. Determining the need for extrication using the Traffic/Transport Incidents Protocol in the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS®) (version 13.0...

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Welcome Message from the Editor-in-Chief

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time at science fairs—so much time, in fact, that two of the three new cars my parents bought during my childhood were purchased while I was busy presenting three-sided foamcore posters to skeptical rounds of judges. My favorite project was the one I did in fourth grade. I wanted to find out whether heated gels were stronger or weaker than cold ones. In other words, would heating or cooling my bubble-blowing syrup help me make bigger bubbles? It was a great...

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Time After Time with Janette Turner

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode32-2018-08-30-Janette_Turner_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:34 — 28.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Janette Turner, Director of Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield. They discuss alternative performance and quality indicators for ambulance services, whether or not quick dispatch...

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Research Workshop FAQs

What is a Research Workshop?  The IAED Research Workshop is a two-day experience that takes you from “zero to sixty.”  You will learn the steps involved in conducting research, how to ask good (and interesting!) research questions, how to get approval for your study, how to collect data, and how to share your findings with the world.  The best part is, you will walk away from the two days with something to show for it you’ll have a study already underway!   Who should attend the Workshop?  ...

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