Search Tag: paramedics

ICU Management

Tablets Enable Pre-Hospital Neurologist Assessment of Stroke Patients in Transit

2016 28 Jul

A clinical trial that tested mobile videoconferencing via tablet computer to enable doctors to assess stroke patients en route to hospital found that the system produced diagnoses that correlate highly to bedside assessment. The study results have been published by the scientific journal Neurology . The Improving Treatment with Rapid Evaluation of... Read more

Executive Health Management

Community Paramedic Offers Solution to ER Overcrowding

2015 06 Dec

Hospitals & Health Networks reports that paramedics will be expanding their roles in some communities. Instead of responding to medical emergencies, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) will also fill in community care gaps by treating patients on the scene when they are not sick enough to warrant an emergency department visit. The... Read more

ICU Management

Reduced Infection When Antibiotics Are Given After Trauma

2015 26 Feb

A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT) shows that infection rates can be significantly reduced by giving patients antibiotics within the first hour of injury. The study included 137 trauma patients who had open fractures of the tibia (shinbone). In an open fracture, bone sticks out through the skin or a wound penetrates down... Read more