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"Trial of continuous or interrupted chest compressions during CPR" - PCRF Journal Club

April 13, 2016

Dave Page and PCRF fellow Megan Corry led a discussion around a trial of continuous or interrupted chest compressions during CPR. One of the authors of the paper, Prof. Henry E. Wang, also joined  the discussion. 

"Trial of continuous or interrupted chest compressions during CPR," by Graham Nichol, M.D., M.P.H., Brian Leroux, Ph.D., Henry Wang, M.D., and many more. Published online in December 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine. 

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New to Fisdap?

April 4, 2016

Fisdap 101 Orientation is the perfect place to start.


Register for the next Prehospital Care Research Forum on Monday, April 11 @ 12pm CST

April 1, 2016

PCRF logoDiscuss the need for real time access to protected medical information with the PCRF Journal Club.

Join the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) as we discuss "Are prehospital treatment or conveyance decisions affected by an ambulance crew’s ability to access a patient’s health information?" from BioMed Central Emergency Medicine, Zorab, O., Robinson, M., & Endacott, R. (2015).


Our new AEMT Readiness Exam 1 (ARE1) is here!

April 1, 2016

After a successful and rigorous content validation phase, we at Fisdap are excited to announce the release of the new AEMT Readiness Exam 1 (ARE1).

The exam contains 200 multiple-choice questions that have been reviewed by at least 3 subject matter experts and a board certified Emergency Medicine physician. It covers the depth and breadth of the AEMT curriculum and was piloted by over 1,400 students over a 2 year period.


Discuss Cognitive load theory for the design of medical simulations with the PCRF Journal Club

February 2, 2016

Join the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) as we discuss "Cognitive load theory for the design of medical simulations," by Kristin L. Fraser, MD, Paul Ayres, PhD, and John Sweller, PhD.

Megan Corry will join Dave Page in co-facilitating our discussion this month. Register now to attend at: http://fisdap.hs-sites.com/pcrf-journal-club-register


Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, the PCRF Journal Club is a live podcast series featuring round-table discussions of new EMS research.


Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Warm wishes from our Fisdap family to yours.

The Fisdap office will be closed on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.


"Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Ohio EMS Providers" - PCRF Journal Club

December 15, 2015
This month, PCRF fellow Megan Corry led our discussion of a study examining the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among emergency medical service (EMS) personnel in Ohio and the associated risk factors.
 
"Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Ohio EMS Providers: A Statewide Cross-sectional Study," by Robert C. Orellana MPH, Armando E. Hoet DVM, PhD, Christopher Bell MPH, Christina Kelley RN, MPH, Bo Lu PhD, Sarah E. Anderson PhD & Kurt B. Stevenson MD, MPH, published online in October 2015 in Prehospital Emergency Care.

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2015 AHA Guidelines Updates Implemented in EMS ReferenceBy Jennifer Berry

December 2, 2015

The American Heart Association released its 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC in October. The update is largely based on the topics addressed by the 2015 ILCOR evidence review, which means many clinical topics remain unchanged from 2010 and some changes are merely clarifications of existing guidelines.

The EMS Reference strives to be clinically relevant at all times; therefore, we have updated the Cardiac Arrest Management for ALS Providers and Cardiac Arrest Management Top 10 articles to reflect current AHA Guidelines. EMS students are encouraged to look to the National Registry of EMTs website to determine which guidelines will be used during the cognitive and psychomotor exam.


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