CPR-induced consciousness (CPR-IC) out-of-hospital care: a scoping review protocol

CPR-IC has proven problematic to practitioners attending out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) as patients hinder resuscitative efforts through a range of actions. Patients have withdrawn from...

Factors associated with asthma and allergies in prehospital practitioners

The analysis shows a higher 12-month prevalence of allergies or asthma in certain subgroups of the participating prehospital EMS staff from Germany compared to the overall study population, and that...

Challenges and changes with COVID-19: Canadian paramedics' experiences

This research study focused on gaining a better understanding of the lived experiences of paramedics throughout the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak..

Identifying effective paramedic leadership skills

A literature search using Medline, PubMed and Scopus with the keywords ‘Emergency Medical Services’, ‘Paramedic’, ‘Leadership’, ‘EMS’, and ‘Leadership Transition’ found few articles about the...

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...

Differential rater function over time (DRIFT) during student simulations

To model the DRIFT, two mechanisms for fatigue to affect the raters were considered..

Emergency practitioners' motivations and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination

A cross-sectional survey was distributed to assess attitudes of prehospital practitioners towards the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as their underlying reasons to receive or defer vaccination..

Trauma education and training for healthcare providers: a scoping review

The scoping review framework was based on the guidelines of Arksey and O'Malley (2005), which are intended to address broader topics and different study designs. Furthermore, Cooper et al's (2021)...

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.

Vein cannulation success rates by German paramedics: a single-centre study

The results of this pilot study indicate that 90% of vascular access attempts by paramedics were successful and that the likelihood of failure was associated with greater patient age, a higher number...

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..

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