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Thermal comfort during emergency transport by ambulance services

Ireland is situated the north-western seaboard of the European continental shelf. The weather is mainly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream giving it a mild, temperate climate, mainly...

Identifying cardiac activity using focused ultrasound in non-shockable arrests

A systematic literature search was undertaken between 22 February and 1 March 2021. Two databases, PubMed and ScienceDirect, were searched using keywords relating to the review and combined using...

Racial disparities in emergency care for seizures in the United States

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel form the foundation of care for patients in the prehospital setting. However, the level of care they can provide is not uniform.

A review of cases received by the Nepal Ambulance Service over one year

A retrospective hand search of the NAS database, which holds a digital record of the calls received and attended by NAS, was carried out..

The role of the paramedic in identifying modern slavery

You are called to attend a heavily pregnant woman in her 20s complaining of abdominal pain..

Does cricoid pressure have a detrimental impact on laryngoscopy and intubation?

The PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were searched with the following search terms: (((cricoid pressure) OR sellick)) AND (((((rapid sequence induction) OR RSI) OR intubation) OR laryngeal) OR...

Prehospital unfractionated heparin prior to primary PCI

A literature search was conducted from August to September 2019 to identify articles relevant to prehospital UFH administration prior to PPCI. The EBSCO Host (Health) group of journal databases (which...

Survival in Seattle: the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit

Survival from OHCA is measured using internationally agreed criteria, referred to as the Utstein Reference Standard (Cummins et al, 1991), and such a standardised reporting system allows comparisons...

Global patient experience of paramedic practice

‘The sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization's culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.’ .

Incidence, response, and outcomes of cardiac arrest in Portland, Oregon

Cardiac arrest exhibits wide variations in incidence, response, and outcome across regions as a result of its multifactorial nature (Nichol et al, 2008; Kleinman et al, 2018). Several factors that may...

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