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Prehospital Care Research Forum
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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.

Two studies on prehospital ST elevation myocardial infarctions. by Josh, Keith, Marshall and David

In this episode Josh, Keith, Marshall, and David discuss two articles relating to prehospital ST elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI’s).

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Missing The Mark: An Assessment of Paramedic's Ability to Correctly Perform Medication Calculations by Christopher Shane Henderson, St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue and St. Petersburg College

In this podcast, Shane Henderson follows up on his previous podcast and discusses the actual ability of Paramedics to perform medication calculations accurately in the field.

 

Christopher Shane Henderson is a Paramedic Firefighter for Saint Petersburg Fire and an adjunct instructor at Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

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Paramedic Perception of Medication Calculation Ability by Christopher Shane Henderson, St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue and St. Petersburg College

In this podcast, Shane Henderson (a presenter at EMS Today in Baltimore in 2011) discusses how paramedics perceive their own ability to perform quick medication calculation. Contrasted with the demonstrated ability of these students (presented in his next podcast), the results should be of interest to educators.

 

Christopher Shane Henderson is a Paramedic Firefighter for Saint Petersburg Fire and an adjunct instructor at Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

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Can education decrease symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? by David, Keith, Marshall, and Josh

In this episode Dave, Josh, Marshall, and Keith talk about Leo Wolmer’s article Preventing Children's Posttraumatic Stress After Disaster With Teacher-Based Intervention: A Controlled Study. This study presents the challenges and opportunities of educating Irsraeli students early within their academic career on ways to deal with conflict and cope with their emotions. The group discusses how EMS education could benefit from adopting some of these educational methods as a way to decrease the prevalence of PTSD in EMS providers.

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Antiemetic therapy in the emergency department. by David, Josh, Marshall, and Keith

In this episode David, Keith, Josh, and Marshall discuss an article by Tyler W. Barrett, M.D., entitled A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of ondansetron, metoclopramide, and promethazine in adults. To treat nausea, does normal saline have the same results as ondansetron? Or could the similarities be attributed to The Hawthorne Effect? This is a well-intended study with challenging results.

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