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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.

The Compensatory Reserve - PCRF Journal Club by Dave Page, Victor A. Convertino, Megan Corry

This month, we were thrilled to have Dr. Victor A. Convertino join us for a discussion of his research on the Compensatory Reserve Index (CRI), a machine model that detects and trends central blood volume reduction in real time and permits a more specific picture of blood loss than traditional vital signs.

This study, entitled "Individual-Specific, Beat-to-Beat Trending of Significant Human Blood Loss: The Compensatory Reserve," was authored by Victor A. Convertino, Jeffrey T. Howard, Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde, Sylvain Cardin, Paul Batchelder, Jane Mulligan, Gregory Z. Grudic, Steven L. Moulton, and David B. MacLeod, and will be published August 2015 in Shock

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Revisiting the "Golden Hour" - PCRF Journal Club by Dave Page, Chris Ryther, Keith Wesley, Lawrence Brown, and Jessica Greupner

This month, a great panel of experts joined us for a rousing discussion of this recent research on shock and traumatic brain injury. Joining us this month were:

•  Chris Ryther, MS, NRP, Paramedic at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Professor at American River College in Sacramento, CA
•  Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, Medical Director for Healtheast Medical Transport in St. Paul, MN
•  Lawrence Brown, PhD, MPH, TM, Director of Research Education at the University of Texas at Austin
•  Jessica Greupner, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN

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"Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER)" feat. Kim McKenna - PCRF Journal Club by Megan Corry and Kim McKenna

This podcast features Megan Corry, PCRF fellow, as well as Kim McKenna, MEd, RN, EMT-P, the principal investigator of "Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER): A Descriptive Study." Co-authors included Elliot Carhart, EdD, RRT NRP; Daniel Bercher, PhD, NRP, Andrew Spain, MA, EMT-P, NCEE; John Todaro, BA, RN, NRP, NCEE; and Joann Freel, BS, CMP. This article was published in the January/March 2015 issue of Prehospital Emergency Care.

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Hydroxocobalamin & Hemorrhagic Shock Resuscitation - PCRF Journal Club by Dave Page, Alex Trembley

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this monthly webinar series features discussions of recently published EMS research.

This month, we discussed "A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Intravenous Hydroxocobalamin Versus Whole Blood Transfusion Compared to No Treatment for Class III Hemorrhagic Shock Resuscitation in a Prehospital Swine Model," by Vikhyat S. Bebarta, MD; Normalynn Garrett, PhD, CRNA; Susan Boudreau, RN, BSN; and Maria Castaneda, MS, published last month in Academic Emergency Medicine.

Joining us to help lead the discussion was Alex Trembley, NREMT-P, who (along with our host David Pageis co-author of the JEMS Research Review column.

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"A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Crew Resource Management Training" - PCRF Journal Club by Dave Page, Elliot Carhart, Paul Misasi, Keith Monosky

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this monthly webinar series features discussions of recently published EMS research.

This month, we discussed "A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of crew resource management training in acute care domains," published November 2014 in Postgraduate Medical Journal.

This was a fantastic discussion, featuring comments from Eliot Carhart, Asst. Professor at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, whose dissertation investigated the impact of human factors training on prehospital medical errors, and Paul Misasi, Clinical Manager at Sedgwick County EMS, whose agency's implementation of a medication cross-check reduced Fentanyl administration errors by 60%.

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