9-1-1 State Your Emergencia: An Analysis of Participant Interaction in 9-1-1 Emergency Calls from Spanish Speakers

This study is a subset of ongoing research and conversational analysis of recorded 911 calls into a California dispatch center from Spanish-speakers who requested language interpretation in communicating their emergencies. Findings reveal how each participant—callers, calltakers, and language interpreters—affects how emergencies were...

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Analysis of Evaluation Variability of Medical Emergency Calls Among Control Centers In Liguria, Italy

The evaluation of emergency calls received by Emergency Medical Communication Centers (EMCCs) is the first and most basic step to activating the rescue chain. It also represents an essential prerequisite for an optimal management of critical patients, by optimizing the methods of public medical response and management time. : The...

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The Clinical Course and Outcome of Patients Identified as a Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) Card 10 (Chest Pain)

Few studies have described the clinical course and outcome of specific cohorts of patients identified by their 911 call type.  Chest pain patients are especially important to study due to the time-sensitive nature of cardiac-related treatment. : To describe the clinical course and outcome of patients identified as an MPDS Card 10...

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The Impact of MPDS on Response Delay Time And Duration of Emergency Medical Calls

A fast response to an emergency call is one of the main objectives of an emergency medical communication center (EMCC). For decades, Italy had no formal emergency medical dispatch system to triage and respond to emergency calls.  Instead, it used healthcare providers such as nurses to triage and respond to such calls. In 2011, a scripted...

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The Golf Course Project: GIS and CAD Solution to Difficult Access Locations

Lee County, Florida, has 108 golf courses. Snowbird season packs the golf courses with many who are older. Medical emergencies: stroke; cardiac arrest; fractures; back injuries; stings; and heat exhaustion are common. Access to patients on golf courses is challenging. Golfers can only see the lanais and back of houses—not street addresses....

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Effects of Prehospital Emergency Guided by MPDS on the Treatment and Prognosis of Stroke Patients

To study the prehospital emergency system guided by MPDS and its effects on improving the treatment level and prognosis of stroke patients. Methods: 325 new acute stroke patients who were admitted to emergency department from April 2014 to March 2015 were divided into 2 groups: those rescued by MPDS (n=171), and those that went to the ER by...

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Effectiveness of AMI Patient Care in Pre-hospital Settings by Using Medical Priority Dispatch System

Suzhou first aid center began to use the MPDS system in January 1, 2011. This study looked at Suzhou emergency center transports of 641 cases of acute myocardial infarction in patients with a retrospective analysis. : The study aims to explore the MPDS in acute myocardial infarction patients to see the effects of the new...

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Individual Differences in Risk Factors for ASD: An Examination of Stressful Calls to Handle

In a previous study, emergency dispatchers were surveyed to determine how stressful it was to handle various 911 calls. Given that it is not possible to change the inherent stress associated with the job of emergency dispatching, it is important to examine additional strains that contribute to making the job more stressful. This is...

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