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Fire Rehab policy?

Started by Kay Vonderschmidt Dec 25, 2009.

Kampala Trauma Score (KTS) for PreHospital Care Providers

Started by Kay Vonderschmidt Nov 8, 2009.

RAMPART Study 13 Replies

Last reply by Kay Vonderschmidt Oct 16, 2009.

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Comment by Thomas Durkee on June 23, 2009 at 6:47pm
Competitive Grants for Trauma Systems for the Improvement of Trauma Care

proposed legislation in the Affordable Health Choices Act, due for a vote this year.

page 71.

Funding would be awarded to eligible entities that propose a pilot project to design, implement, and evaluate an emergency medical and trauma system that:

(1) coordinates with health and emergency care providers throughout the region as specified;

(2) includes a mechanism to ensure the patient is taken to the medically appropriate facility in a timely manner;

(3) allows for the tracking of prehospital and hospital resources (e.g., inpatient bed and emergency department capacity) and the coordination of such tracking with regional communications and hospital destination decisions; and

(4) includes a region-wide data management system that reports data to the NEMIS, the NTDB, and Federal and State databanks and registries, and that contains sufficient information to evaluate key elements of emergency response and care, and relevant health outcomes.

It looks like ASPR (Kevin Yerskey) is gonna handle it.

-Tom @tomdurkee on Twitter
Comment by Kay Vonderschmidt on April 22, 2009 at 8:33am
Hello all,

Boy we have been slow. I did a presentation to the KY trauma committee yesterday on the Kampala Trauma Score for EMS. There weren't too many comments, but seemed well received.

Any other research out there that we can talk about?
Comment by Tim Erskine on March 26, 2009 at 7:51am
The research grants we have here are designated in law to three trauma-related categories: injury prevention, trauma victim rehab, and trauma medical procedures.
Comment by Kay Vonderschmidt on March 25, 2009 at 7:12pm
Good link we know of any grants coming soon that we can do a research study?
Comment by Tim Erskine on March 20, 2009 at 7:30am
Let's try that link again.... NY Times article
Comment by Tim Erskine on March 20, 2009 at 7:29am
It's already started...
Comment by Kay Vonderschmidt on March 19, 2009 at 10:49pm

you are so correct - in reading the line of duty deaths for EMS in JEMS I was struck by a few things. We know that there were a lot of deaths from accidents and that safety is an issue. However of the 91 deaths, 61 were from accidents, 14 from cardiac events, several from aneurysms and CVA's and several from infectious diseases. I think that a EMS health research project is very necessary.
Comment by Michael Linnehan on March 10, 2009 at 7:00pm
Hi I think we should do research on EMT health. A large number of our providers are over weight and out of shape. We have to stop blaming the hours we work and the lack of sleep. Any Thoughts ????
Comment by Alana Brown on January 2, 2009 at 6:23pm
The medical director at my service is currently supporting limited research trying to determine if paramedics can accurately predict injury patterns. This involves trauma patients being sorted by the paramedics according to mechanism of injury to the patient. This is being accomplished via a survey done by the medics after care is turned over to the physicians. Patients are followed to see if their injuries are accurately predicted. No preliminary results yet, but it looks promising.
Comment by John W. Magyar on January 2, 2009 at 1:04pm
Hi Group. Is it just me or does anyone else out there wonder how some people pass and get certified as EMS providers? It seems like I am seeing more new kids come out of the EMT programs with a cert. card and no clue. I've considered the "generational" factor but there seems to be more to it than that. I've considered doing some "minor" research just to see what pops up. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

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