Topic: emergency medical dispatch

Situational Awareness in Emergency Medical Dispatch: An Observation Study and Proposed Model

Situational awareness (SA, also called situation awareness) is the ability to take in relevant information about an event in order to understand it and take effective action. Maintaining effective SA as an emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) may be more difficult than in other, similarly complex roles because of the remote nature of an emergency call for help. This study attempts to provide insight on one remote SA situation by reporting on a simulation study in which...

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Experience Can Lead a Dispatcher Astray

Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District is located in Spanish Fork, Utah, and provides centralized dispatch services for police, fire, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies in Utah and Juab counties. All 45 dispatchers working in the center are certified in CPR, Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD), and Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). These dispatchers are trained to give lifesaving instructions to callers during emergency medical situations. At the time of the call, the EMD was on her...

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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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