Emergency Medical Services

Publication Title: 
Spine

STUDY DESIGN: Best evidence synthesis. OBJECTIVE: To provide evidence-based guidance to primary care clinicians about how to best assess and treat patients with neck pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is a need to translate the results of clinical and epidemiologic studies into meaningful and practical information for clinicians.

Author(s): 
Guzman, Jaime
Haldeman, Scott
Carroll, Linda J.
Carragee, Eugene J.
Hurwitz, Eric L.
Peloso, Paul
Nordin, Margareta
Cassidy, J. David
Holm, Lena W.
Côté, Pierre
van der Velde, Gabrielle
Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah
Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
Publication Title: 
Spine

STUDY DESIGN: Best evidence synthesis. OBJECTIVE: To provide evidence-based guidance to primary care clinicians about how to best assess and treat patients with neck pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is a need to translate the results of clinical and epidemiologic studies into meaningful and practical information for clinicians.

Author(s): 
Guzman, Jaime
Haldeman, Scott
Carroll, Linda J.
Carragee, Eugene J.
Hurwitz, Eric L.
Peloso, Paul
Nordin, Margareta
Cassidy, J. David
Holm, Lena W.
Côté, Pierre
van der Velde, Gabrielle
Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah
Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
Publication Title: 
Intensive & Critical Care Nursing

The ambulance service should offer good care signified by humane and individual treatment of the patients, based on love to our fellow man. The aim of this study was to find out how loving care was practised in one ambulance service. The method for the study was the critical incident technique. Twelve paramedics, the majority of whom are qualified nurses, took part in the study; they were asked to describe, in writing, critical incidents in which they had acted with loving care.

Author(s): 
Wahlin, U.
Wieslander, I.
Fridlund, B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: Reducing youth suicide and suicide attempts are national priorities. Suicidal youth emergency department (ED) patients are at high risk for repeat and fatal attempts, yet information is lacking to guide service delivery. In one of the largest clinical studies of youth ED patients presenting with suicidality, we examine ideators, single attempters, and repeat attempters with the aim of clarifying optimal strategies for ED management and risk assessment.

Author(s): 
Asarnow, Joan Rosenbaum
Baraff, Larry J.
Berk, Michele
Grob, Charles
Devich-Navarro, Mona
Suddath, Robert
Piacentini, John
Tang, Lingqi
Publication Title: 
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a key strategy used in the United States to assure an adequate surge capacity healthcare workforce for response to disasters. A survey of Hawaiian healthcare providers (n = 1,057) was conducted to identify factors that influence interest, ability, and willingness to join the MRC; 468 (44.3%) healthcare providers responded.

Author(s): 
Qureshi, Kristine
Gershon, Robyn M.
Conde, Francisco
Publication Title: 
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

BACKGROUND: Several factors including emotional intelligence affect the efficiency of people. It seems that organizational behavior of each person is strongly influenced by emotional intelligence. Therefore, the present study is aimed to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational citizenship behavior in critical and emergency nurses in teaching hospitals supervised by Kerman Medical University in Southeast of Iran. METHODS: This study employed a descriptive cross sectional design.

Author(s): 
Tofighi, M.
Tirgari, B.
Fooladvandi, M.
Rasouli, F.
Jalali, M.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

The present case report describes a newly developed dental treatment concept for patients with a distinctive gag reflex. "Hypnopuncture" is a combination therapy of hypnosis and acupuncture. Its simple, fast, and effective application autonomous of the cause makes it a valuable tool for dental-emergency treatment procedures. Physiologic and psychological aspects of gagging are influenced at the same time. The protocol is illustrated in the case of a 76-year-old patient with a severe gag reflex who was successfully treated by this combination approach.

Author(s): 
Eitner, Stephan
Wichmann, Manfred
Holst, Stefan
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: This study explores nursing personnel's experiences and perceptions of receiving tactile massage and hypnosis during a personnel health promotion project. Nursing in a short term emergency ward environment can be emotionally and physically exhausting due to the stressful work environment and the high dependency patient care. A health promotion project integrating tactile massage and hypnosis with conventional physical activities was therefore introduced for nursing personnel working in this setting at a large university hospital in Sweden.

Author(s): 
Airosa, Fanny
Andersson, Susanne K.
Falkenberg, Torkel
Forsberg, Christina
Nordby-Hörnell, Elisabeth
Ohlén, Gunnar
Sundberg, Tobias
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the World Health Organization

OBJECTIVE: To assess the availability of essential health services in northern Liberia in 2008, five years after the end of the civil war. METHODS: We carried out a population-based household survey in rural Nimba county and a health facility survey in clinics and hospitals nearest to study villages. We evaluated access to facilities that provide index essential services: artemisinin combination therapy for malaria, integrated management of childhood illness, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) counselling and testing, basic emergency obstetric care and treatment of mental illness.

Author(s): 
Kruk, Margaret E.
Rockers, Peter C.
Williams, Elizabeth H.
Varpilah, S. Tornorlah
Macauley, Rose
Saydee, Geetor
Galea, Sandro
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Rectal artesunate has been shown to reduce death and disability from severe malaria caused by delays in reaching facilities capable of providing appropriate treatment. Acceptability of this mode of drug delivery in Laos is not known. In 2009 the acceptability of rectal treatments was evaluated among the general Lao population and Lao doctors in a national survey.

Author(s): 
Inthavilay, Southisouk
Franchard, Thierry
Meimei, Yang
Ashley, Elizabeth A.
Barennes, Hubert

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