Emergency Medical Services

Frostbite.

Publication Date: 
Apr 16, 2017

Deep frostbite is a thermal injury associated with significant morbidity. Historically, this has been associated with military personnel; however, increasingly it is becoming an injury that afflicts the civilian population.

A Smartphone App and Cloud-Based Consultation System for Burn Injury Emergency Care.

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Feb 27, 2016

BACKGROUND: Each year more than 10 million people worldwide are burned severely enough to require medical attention, with clinical outcomes noticeably worse in resource poor settings.

Evaluation of a New Zealand program to improve transition of care for older high risk adults.

Publication Date: 
Dec 08, 2015

Transition interventions aim to improve care and reduce hospital readmissions but evaluations of these interventions have reported inconsistent results. We report on the evaluation of an intervention implemented in Auckland, New Zealand.

The use of cell phones and radio communication systems to reduce delays in getting help for pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review.

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Publication Date: 
Sep 12, 2015

BACKGROUND: Delays in getting medical help are important factors in the deaths of many pregnant women and unborn children in the low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Studies have suggested that the use of cell phones and radio communication systems might reduce such delays.

Real-time fatigue reduction in emergency care clinicians: The SleepTrackTXT randomized trial.

Publication Date: 
Sep 16, 2015

BACKGROUND: We assessed performance characteristics and impact of a mobile phone text-message intervention for reducing intra-shift fatigue among emergency clinician shift workers.

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