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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Prevalence of Diabetes and Pre-diabetes in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Diabetes is a major global problem. Diabetes and pre-diabetes are risk factors for increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. In 2014, the prevalence of diabetes worldwide was estimated at 9% among adults above 18 years of age. According to International Diabetes Foundation (IDF), 381 million people in 2013 had diabetes. : To...

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Flying to the right place at the right time: Optimizing Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) dispatch.

Air ambulances are scarce and expensive assets. To be used efficiently they need to be dispatched to patients who will gain the most benefit. : To identify factors associated with low standdown rates and high conveyance rates, suggesting efficient use of air ambulance resources. Method: Eight months’ call history for a single...

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Continuous Dispatch Education and Service Improvement: Motivating Staff

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) completed a study which evidenced through quantitative data that Continuing Dispatch Education (CDE) improves service performance. In 2014 a CDE research poster was presented at a conference organized by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch™ (IAED). To further understand what motivated this...

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Time to First Compression During Dispatcher-Assisted CPR is not Associated with ROSC or Survival to Discharge

Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has been recognized as a critical component in the survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA); likewise, time is a factor in the effectiveness of CPR. Pre-arrival instructions (PAIs) for CPR performance by Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) increase the rate of bystander CPR and OHCA...

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