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PCRF Research Podcasts

The Prehospital Care Research Forum is dedicated to fostering and improving research in EMS. Below you will find select podcasts discussing current research that affects EMS. These podcasts are meant to review methodology and applicability to prehospital care, promote healthy and respectful discussions, and inspire new research. We encourage you to comment on the podcasts and make suggestions as to how we can improve this feature.

Impact of High-Fidelity Pediatric Simulation on Paramedic Seizure Management - PCRF Journal Club

Listen as our moderators discuss:

Impact of High-Fidelity Pediatric Simulation on Paramedic Seizure Management, an article by Manish I. Shah MD, MS, John M. Carey MD, Sarah E. Rapp MD, Marina Masciale MD, Wendy B. Alcanter MD, Juan A. Mondragon BS, Elizabeth A. Camp PhD, Samuel J. Prater MD & Cara B. Doughty MD, Med. Published online on Mar 8, 2016.

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“Getting a patient’s medical information… it can be problematic here and there and everywhere" - PCRF Journal Club

It may seem obvious to many of us that having health information and access to medical records is essential for EMS providers, and affects our patient care. Kudos to Ollie Zorab and colleagues in the National Health Service United Kingdom ambulance service for tackling this issue with a bit of science. Their work is critical to laying a foundation for why EMS needs real time access to protected medical information, just as any other medical professional. Listen as Sean Britton and Paul Rosenberger discuss in greater detail.

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"Expecting the Unexpected: A Study of Violence to EMS Responders in an Urban Fire Department” - PCRF Journal Club

The CDC reported in 2016 that over 2,000 EMS workers were treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in work-related violence. Listen as Megan Corry discusses Dr. Jennifer Taylor’s mixed-methods study pertaining to workplace violence for EMS Responders.

Expecting the Unexpected: A Study of Violence to EMS Responders in an Urban Fire Department, from the American Journal of Industrial Medicine 59:150-163 (2016). 

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"Cognitive load theory for the design of medical simulations" - PCRF Journal Club

Listen as Dave Page and Megan Corry discuss the application of cognitive load theory in the design of medical simulations and simulation-based education. 

"Cognitive load theory for the design of medical simulations," by Kristin L. Fraser, MD, Paul Ayres, PhD, and John Sweller, PhD.

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

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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