David Geffen School Of Medicine @ UCLA
Prehospital Care Research Forum
UCLA Center
for Prehospital Care

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.

How physically fit is your typical firefighter? by Dave, Josh, Marshall, and Keith

In this episode Dave, Keith, Josh, and Marshall discuss Walker S. C. Poston, PhD, MPH, et al.'s research study The Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Substandard Fitness in a Population-Based Firefighter Cohort. The study results are scary because they contradict the typical perception of the fit firefighter. And, worse, could the average firefighter be more obese than the general population? Listen on as the conversation takes an interesting twist.

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EtCO2 as a predictive tool? by Dave, Keith, Aaron and Marshall with Josh Salzman

In this episode Dave, Keith, Aaron and Marshall are joined by Josh Salzman to discuss an article by Kartal et. al. entitled ETco2: a predictive tool for excluding metabolic disturbances in nonintubated patients.

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Police Transport vs EMS Transport by Dave, Keith, Aaron and Marshall with Josh Salzman

In this episode Dave, Marshall, Aaron and Keith are joined by Josh Salzman to discuss a recent article entitled Injury-adjusted Mortality of Patients Transported by Police Following Penetrating Trauma by Band et. al.
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Recent Research on IV Fluid in Trauma cases by Dave, Keith, Aaron and Marshall

In this episode Dave, Keith, Marshall and Aaron discuss a recent article by Haut et. al. entitled Prehospital Intravenous Fluid Administration is Associated with Higher Mortality in Trauma Patients: A National Trauma Data Bank Analysis.
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Using a regional dashboard to manage resources by Dave, Keith and Marshall

In this episode David, Marshall and Keith discuss recent research in using a regional dashboard to manage resources. They discuss an article by McLeod et. al. entitled "Matching capacity to demand: a regional dashboard reduces ambulance avoidance and improves accessibility of receiving hospitals."
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