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AEDR Editorial Team

Dec 21, 2017|Research Briefs

KÖNNEN EMDs MITHILFE DES MPDS AUF SICHERE WEISE KRANKHEITEN UND VERLETZUNGEN MIT NIEDRIGER DRINGLICHKEIT ERKENNEN? Ja! Indem Fragen wortwörtlich und in der richtigen Reihenfolge gestellt werden. Krankheiten und Verletzungen können eine niedrigere Dringlichkeit aufweisen. Das Medical Priority Dispatch System™ (MPDS®) priorisiert die Disposition aufgrund der Dringlichkeit einer Krankheit oder Verletzung. Um das System nutzen zu können, werden medizinische Notfalldisponenten (EMDs) darauf geschult, die Hauptbeschwerde eines Anrufers zu identifizieren, wobei sie ein besonderes Augenmerk auf vier...

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Can EMDs Using MPDS Safely Identify Low-Acuity Illness and Injury?

AEDR Editorial Team

Dec 07, 2017|Research Briefs

CAN EMDs USING MPDS SAFELY IDENTIFY LOW-ACUITY ILLNESS AND INJURY? Yes! By asking questions in order and as written. Designed to Determine: Low-acuity illness and injury are non-urgent medical conditions and symptoms. The Medical Priority Dispatch System™ (MPDS®) prioritizes emergency dispatch by illness and injury acuity. In order to use the system, Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) are trained to identify a caller's Chief Complaint, with particular attention to four priority symptoms: chest pain, alertness, breathing problems, and serious hemorrhaging. EMDs ask callers exactly...

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Proposed use of the Emergency Communication Nurse System in Welsh Ambulance Service 999 Secondary Triage with Paramedic and Nurse Users

Mike Brady, PhD, Susan Tucket, RN, Michelle Perry, Brian Jarvis, Peter Brown, Mark Conrad Fivaz, MD, Gigi Marshall, MSN

Sep 07, 2021|AEDR 2021 Vol. 9 Issue 2|Original Research

The Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WAST) manages more than 500,000 calls every year, with its emergency ambulance staff attending more than 250,000 of these calls. WAST currently uses the Medical Priority Dispatch System to process its 999 emergency calls and is an accredited centre of excellence. WAST employs experienced nurses and paramedics to undertake 999 secondary telephone triages of 1) low acuity patients, 2) patients awaiting an ambulance response, and 3) patients whose condition may be managed effectively by an alternative to an ambulance...

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