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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.

Ambulance Transport Rates after Motor Vehicle Collision - PCRF Journal Club by Dave, Ginny, Keith, Eric, Lawrence

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

This month, we discussed three articles. The third and final article discussed was "Ambulance transport rates after motor vehicle collision for older vs. younger adults: A population-based study," published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention in 2014.
 
Listen to the podcast discussion of the third article, or check out the entire webinar recording on YouTube.

Download MP3 (22.3 MB)

Improvement in STEMI Patients Undergoing Remote Ischaemic Conditioning - PCRF Journal Club by Dave, Ginny, Keith, Eric, Lawrence

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

This month, we discussed three articles, the second of which was "Improved long-term clinical outcomes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing remote ischaemic conditioning as an adjunct to primary percutaneous coronary intervention," published in the European Heart Journal in 2013. We'll be bringing you the third and final part of this webinar next week--stay tuned!
 
Listen to the podcast discussion of the second article, or check out the entire webinar recording on YouTube.

Download MP3 (18.4 MB)

PCR Inaccuracy for Identification of Critical Resuscitation Events - PCRF Journal Club by Dave, Ginny, Keith, Eric, Lawrence

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

This month, we discussed three articles, the first of which was "Inaccuracy of patient care reports for identification of critical resuscitation events during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest," published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine in 2014. We'll be bringing you the second and third parts of this webinar over the next two weeks, so stay tuned!
 
Listen to the podcast discussion of the first article, or check out the entire webinar recording on YouTube.

Download MP3 (22.8 MB)

"Electrical exposure risk associated with hands-on defibrillation" - PCRF Journal Club by Dave, Megan, John, Jeff, Keith

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this new monthly webinar features a discussion of recently published EMS research. This month, we're discussing "Electrical exposure risk associated with hands-on defibrillation," published in June of 2014 in Resuscitation. 

Read the article and follow along with the discussion! Grab the article here.

Download MP3 (38 MB)

"Improving Overtriage of Aeromedical Transport in Trauma" by Alexander, Pete, Keith

A study published in Journal of Acute Care Surgery examined the implementation of a Trauma Advisory Committee (TAC) to perform outreach and education of emergency medical agencies in the use of Aeromedical Transportation (AMT). This study discovered that after implementation of a process improvement initiative (PI), there was a marked decrease (14%) in the percentage of AMT overtriage in counties with implementation of the PI when compared to counties without the PI.

Download MP3 (17.6 MB)