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.

Does working a cardiac arrest for 30 minutes lead to an increase chance of ROSC? by David, Josh, Keith

This study looked at the duration of resuscitation attempts (in hospital) between the years of 2000 - 2008. It included 64,339 patients and 435 hospitals.

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Which prehospital treatment path is more efficacious for nausea and vomiting? by David, Josh, Keith, Marshall

Should patients be receiving a normal saline bolus or an antiemetic in the prehospital setting?

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Is there an effective tool to gauge carbon monoxide blood saturation in the pre-hospital setting? by David, Josh, Keith, Marshall

Is it cost-effective and beneficial to our patients to have a SpCO monitor in the pre-hospital setting on each of our ambulances? 

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“Intraosseous versus intravenous vascular access during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a randomized controlled trial” study discussion by David Page, Jon Studnek.

What route of vascular access do you prefer during a cardiac arrest? IV or IO?

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The "Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death Associated with Application of Shocks from a TASER Electronic Control Device" study discussion. by David, Josh, Aaron, Keith, Marshall

Can the use of an electronic control device directly cause V-tach or V-fib? 

Download MP3 (16.3 MB)