Topic: emergency medical dispatch

Care in Place with Dr. Karen Abrashkin

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode42-2019-01-18-KarenAbrashkin_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:55 — 32.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Dr. Karen Abrashkin, Medical Director of the House Calls Program and the Clinical Call Center for Northwell Health. They discuss how the House Calls Program works, the benefits of aging in place, and 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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Writing the EMD Bible with Kate Dernocoeur

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode28-2018-08-02-Kate-Dernocoeur_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:35 — 31.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Kate Dernocoeur, co-writer of Principles of EMD. They discuss how the textbook on EMD was written, the difference between classroom learning and street sense, and the special role of emergency...

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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—assigned using an emergency dispatch system.  Although this dispatching process has been used for several years, no research studies have demonstrated its significant benefit, in general.  However, a study published in 2013, showed that pre-alerts can be effectively used to reduce dispatch time for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs), which has the potential to...

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Stroke of Genius with Chuck Gipson

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode08-2017-10-12-Chuck-Gipson_mixdown-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:39 — 29.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Chuck Gipson, Quality and Education Manager for MEDIC EMS. They discuss how emergency dispatchers were instrumental in getting the prehospital stroke alert off the ground, the importance of getting a...

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We Got Rhythm with EJ Hinterman and Holly Downs

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode06-2017-09-22-Metronome_Study_EJ_Hinterman_and_Holly_Downs_mixdown-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:11 — 41.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel Gardett talks with EJ Hinterman, captain of the Draper City Fire Department, and Holly Downs, a training coordinator for Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center, about a...

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Characteristics of Acute Myocardial Infarction Cases Coded as Low-Acuity at Dispatch

The objectives of this study were to compare hospital-confirmed acute myocardial infarction (AMI) outcomes with emergency medical dispatch (EMD) low acuity cases and to identify any common characteristics of the AMIs assigned to those low-acuity codes. Methods: This was a retrospective study utilizing EMD, emergency medical services (EMS), and hospital discharge datasets, collected at two emergency communication centers in Salt Lake County, Utah. The study sample included all...

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Characterization of Hospital-Confirmed Stroke Evidence for Callers Who Were Unable to Complete Stroke Test Requests from the Emergency Medical Dispatcher

The findings of a recent study suggest that a patient’s inability to complete all three tasks in a stroke identification tool used by Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) is a uniquely strong predictor of stroke. s: To examine the characteristics of the 17 cases in which the patient was unable to complete all three tasks in the Stroke Diagnostic Tool (SDxT). Methods: The retrospective descriptive study utilized stroke data from three sources in Salt Lake County, Utah,...

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